Covid-19 update

Per the National Office, all competitions and group fencing activity are desanctioned through 4/6. The March and April NACs as well as FIE events are postponed, please stay tuned for updates at usafencing.org.

Summer Nationals Qualifiers have been rescheduled to 5/17, we will post updated links below once they’re available. Registration for Summer Nationals has been pushed and will open on 4/2.

Please stay home and wash your hands well!

2020 Metro Division National Qualifiers

Metropolitan Division Nationals Qualifiers are scheduled for March 29.

Sunday, March 29: Epee – NY Fencing Academy – info & registration >

Sunday, March 29: Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Sunday, March 29: Saber – Manhattan Fencing – info & registration >


The Nationals and July Challenge will be held in Louisville, KY June 28 – July 7.

Further information on qualifying paths, venue, and more at USFencing.org >


Going to Qualifiers? READ THIS!

  1. You absolutely, positively, must be a Metropolitan division member in order to compete in these qualifying events. You should bring your USA Fencing card to the event with you (we will be verifying, on-site, against the latest national membership listing). If you are listed on USA Fencing’s national membership list as belonging to another division, we absolutely, positively, will not let you compete. Who you contacted, what they said, and/or what mistakes were made by you or USA Fencing do not matter. Your having missed your own division’s qualifying event, or failed to qualify through it, does not entitle you to attend the Metropolitan division’s qualifiers. If there is a legitimate issue, make sure the National Office fixes it beforehand or notifies the Metropolitan officers DIRECTLY.
  2. Foreign fencers are not allowed to fence as they may not compete at Nationals! Any fencer who is a citizen or permanent resident who has represented another country in the last three years is NOT eligible for any USA FENCING National Championship competition, individual or team, including corresponding Division qualifying competitions. A foreign fencer who is in the US on a visa is NOT eligible to fence in any National Championships or the Division qualifying competition. Otherwise, permanent residents are eligible; please bring your proof of residency along with your USA Fencing membership card. Your Membership card should say Metropolitan Division, not Egypt, Ukraine, France, or anywhere else!
  3. Every event requires registration by a specific date via AskFRED. To register, click “Register” next to the event you want to register for and you will be taken to the AskFRED registration system. After you register, confirm that your name appears under the correct events in the “Who is Pre-registered” list in AskFRED.
  4. You must show up for any events you register for, even if the number of registered competitors is less than the number of available qualifying spots. Fencers, even those that have registered, who do not appear in time for their events will be scratched and will not be submitted as a qualified competitor to the national office. The number of entered competitors, their placements in the event and/or the number of available qualifying spots will not be taken into consideration.
  5. BE THERE and BE ON TIME. If you have any problems registering, please immediately contact the host for that qualifier via the event page on Fred. As outlined by the National Office, attendance at an out of town school is not a valid excuse. We will be highly unsympathetic towards any excuses short of natural disaster, war and/or death (and for those at war, you technically belong to the National Division, so even that won’t work!).
  6. Ok, ok, but how do I know if I qualified? Visit the USA Fencing event page for the guidelines of qualification paths. Generally speaking the host of your qualifier should let you know, and we’ll post the qualifying fencers here within a week or so after the qualifiers are held; feel free to email the division to check your qualification status if it’s not posted within a week of the qualifying event. If you email right away, we may not have the answer! Sometimes there are membership issues or other questions to track down with the National Office that can affect the number of qualifiers, so please be patient.

January division meeting

A division meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 1/29 at 7 pm, Manhattan location. Any Metropolitan Division member with a current USA Fencing membership is welcome to attend. If you are interested in attending, please rsvp to fedde@brooklynfencing.com for details.

Congratulations, Metro Division JO Qualifiers

The Metropolitan Division Junior Olympics Qualifiers were held in November.  For information on the 2020 JO Championships please visit USA Fencing’s JOs event page.

Fencers who are birth year eligible and qualified for U20 also qualify for U17.


EPEE QUALIFIERS

AVERBACH Margaret U17WE
DOTSON Gus U17ME
HEDVAT Alexis U20WE
KHROL Caralina U20WE U17WE
LANZMAN Anna U20WE
MIRANDA Matteo U20ME U17ME
PIERANUNZI Wills U20ME U17ME
YAVOROVSKIY Joshua U20ME U17ME


FOIL QUALIFIERS

Abdelgawad Abdelrahman U20MF U17MF
Denyse Jameson U20MF U17MF
Kuo Oliver U17MF
Lin David U17MF
Longenbach Pharell J. U17MF
Raso Olivia U20WF U17WF
Rosberger Jessica U20WF
Weintraub Io U20WF U17WF
Yaniv Liya U17WF
Yuldashev Timur U20MF U17MF


SABRE QUALIFIERS

Atluri Sara U20WS
Damdinsuren Sophie U17WS
Gilligan Wolff U20MS
Ligh Erenei U20WS
Mylek Peter U20MS
Neville James U17MS
Nguyen Ella U17WS
Prieur Lauren U20WS
Silberzweig Jordan U20MS
Szczesny Mikolaj U17MS
Wong Ryan U17MS
Yan Ava U17WS


This information is provided solely as a courtesy to our members; in the case of any discrepancy this listing does not form basis for appeal.  If you have any questions, please refer to the organizer of your qualifier for clarification.

2020 Junior Olympics Qualifiers schedule

Nov 17 – Saber – Manhattan Fencing – info & registration >
Nov 24 – Epee – NY Fencing Academy – info & registration >
Nov 24 – Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >


Junior Olympics information page on USA Fencing >


Going to JO Qualifiers? READ THIS!

  1. You absolutely, positively, must be a Metropolitan division member in order to compete in these qualifying events. You should bring your USA Fencing card to the event with you (we will be verifying, on-site, against the latest national membership listing). If you are listed on USA Fencing’s national membership list as belonging to another division, we absolutely, positively, will not let you compete. Who you contacted, what they said, and/or what mistakes were made by you or USA Fencing do not matter. Your having missed your own division’s qualifying event, or failed to qualify through it, does not entitle you to attend the Metropolitan division’s qualifiers. If there is a legitimate issue, make sure the National Office fixes it beforehand or notifies the Metropolitan officers DIRECTLY.  Look yourself up in advance.
  2. Foreign fencers are not allowed to fence as they may not compete at Nationals! Any fencer who is a citizen or permanent resident who has represented another country in the last three years is NOT eligible for any USA FENCING National Championship competition, individual or team, including corresponding Division qualifying competitions. A foreign fencer who is in the US on a visa is NOT eligible to fence in any National Championships or the Division qualifying competition. Otherwise, permanent residents are eligible; please bring your proof of residency along with your USA Fencing membership card. Your Membership card should say Metropolitan Division, not Egypt, Ukraine, France, or anywhere else!
  3. Every event requires registration by a specific date via AskFRED. To register, click “Register” next to the event you want to register for and you will be taken to the AskFRED registration system. After you register, confirm that your name appears under the correct events in the “Who’s Pre-registered” list in AskFRED.
  4. You must show up for any events you register for, even if the number of registered competitors is less than the number of available qualifying spots. Fencers, even those that have registered, who do not appear in time for their events will be scratched and will not be submitted as a qualified competitor to the national office. The number of entered competitors, their placements in the event and/or the number of available qualifying spots will not be taken into consideration.
  5. BE THERE and BE ON TIME. If you have any problems registering, please immediately contact the club which is hosting that event. As outlined by the National Office, attendance at an out of town school is not a valid excuse. We will be highly unsympathetic towards any excuses short of natural disaster, war and/or death (and for those serving in the military abroad, you technically belong to the National Division, so even that won’t work!).
  6. Ok, ok, but how do I know if I qualified? Visit the USA Fencing JOs event page for the guidelines of qualification paths. Generally speaking the host of your qualifier should let you know, and we’ll post the qualifying fencers here within a week or so after the qualifiers are held, or feel free to email the division to check your qualification status.

USFCA Scholarship – apply now!

The Division is offering a half-tuition scholarship ($650) towards the 2019 USFCA Coaches Academy. The Academy will be held this year in Rome, Georgia from 7/28-8/4. For further details on the program, please visit: https://usfca.org/index.php/education/coachesacademy

Any coach or aspiring coach whose USA Fencing membership is held in the Metropolitan division is welcome to apply.

To apply for the scholarship, submit a letter to the Division chair, fedde@brooklynfencing.com by 7/1/2019.  Recipient will be notified by 7/5.

  • Give a brief history of your fencing experience
  • Explain why you deserve or need a scholarship and what will you do with the knowledge that you gain from the Coaches Academy
  • Tell us what kinds of activities you are doing to promote fencing in your school or community
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your head coach or program supervisor. If you are the head coach of a private club, a letter from one of your students will be acceptable

2019 summer national qualifiers

Metropolitan Division Nationals Qualifiers are scheduled for March 24.

Sunday, March 24: Epee – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Sunday, March 24: Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Sunday, March 24: Saber – Manhattan Fencing – info & registration >


The Nationals and July Challenge will be held in Columbus, OH June 28 – July 7.

Further information on qualifying paths, venue, and more at USFencing.org >


Going to Qualifiers? READ THIS!

  1. You absolutely, positively, must be a Metropolitan division member in order to compete in these qualifying events. You should bring your USA Fencing card to the event with you (we will be verifying, on-site, against the latest national membership listing). If you are listed on USA Fencing’s national membership list as belonging to another division, we absolutely, positively, will not let you compete. Who you contacted, what they said, and/or what mistakes were made by you or USA Fencing do not matter. Your having missed your own division’s qualifying event, or failed to qualify through it, does not entitle you to attend the Metropolitan division’s qualifiers. If there is a legitimate issue, make sure the National Office fixes it beforehand or notifies the Metropolitan officers DIRECTLY.
  2. Foreign fencers are not allowed to fence as they may not compete at Nationals! Any fencer who is a citizen or permanent resident who has represented another country in the last three years is NOT eligible for any USA FENCING National Championship competition, individual or team, including corresponding Division qualifying competitions. A foreign fencer who is in the US on a visa is NOT eligible to fence in any National Championships or the Division qualifying competition. Otherwise, permanent residents are eligible; please bring your proof of residency along with your USA Fencing membership card. Your Membership card should say Metropolitan Division, not Egypt, Ukraine, France, or anywhere else!
  3. Every event requires registration by a specific date via AskFRED. To register, click “Register” next to the event you want to register for and you will be taken to the AskFRED registration system. After you register, confirm that your name appears under the correct events in the “Who is Pre-registered” list in AskFRED.
  4. You must show up for any events you register for, even if the number of registered competitors is less than the number of available qualifying spots. Fencers, even those that have registered, who do not appear in time for their events will be scratched and will not be submitted as a qualified competitor to the national office. The number of entered competitors, their placements in the event and/or the number of available qualifying spots will not be taken into consideration.
  5. BE THERE and BE ON TIME. If you have any problems registering, please immediately contact the host for that qualifier via the event page on Fred. As outlined by the National Office, attendance at an out of town school is not a valid excuse. We will be highly unsympathetic towards any excuses short of natural disaster, war and/or death (and for those at war, you technically belong to the National Division, so even that won’t work!).
  6. Ok, ok, but how do I know if I qualified? Visit the USA Fencing event page for the guidelines of qualification paths. Generally speaking the host of your qualifier should let you know, and we’ll post the qualifying fencers here within a week or so after the qualifiers are held; feel free to email the division to check your qualification status if it’s not posted within a week of the qualifying event. If you email right away, we may not have the answer! Sometimes there are membership issues or other questions to track down with the National Office that can affect the number of qualifiers, so please be patient.

Division meeting 11/29

There will be a division meeting on Thursday, 11/29 at 7:30 pm, location TBA. If you are interested in attending, please email fedde@brooklynfencing.com for meeting info. Any Metropolitan division member (eg, you live in the five boroughs of NYC and have a USA Fencing membership) is welcome to attend.

Metropolitan Division Junior Olympics Qualifiers 2018

Metropolitan Division JO Qualifiers dates and info

Nov 18 – Saber – Manhattan Fencing – info & registration >
Dec 2 – Epee – NY Fencing Academy – info & registration >
Dec 9 – Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >


Junior Olympics information page on USA Fencing >


Going to JO Qualifiers? READ THIS!

  1. You absolutely, positively, must be a Metropolitan division member in order to compete in these qualifying events. You should bring your USA Fencing card to the event with you (we will be verifying, on-site, against the latest national membership listing). If you are listed on USA Fencing’s national membership list as belonging to another division, we absolutely, positively, will not let you compete. Who you contacted, what they said, and/or what mistakes were made by you or USA Fencing do not matter. Your having missed your own division’s qualifying event, or failed to qualify through it, does not entitle you to attend the Metropolitan division’s qualifiers. If there is a legitimate issue, make sure the National Office fixes it beforehand or notifies the Metropolitan officers DIRECTLY.  Look yourself up in advance.
  2. Foreign fencers are not allowed to fence as they may not compete at Nationals! Any fencer who is a citizen or permanent resident who has represented another country in the last three years is NOT eligible for any USA FENCING National Championship competition, individual or team, including corresponding Division qualifying competitions. A foreign fencer who is in the US on a visa is NOT eligible to fence in any National Championships or the Division qualifying competition. Otherwise, permanent residents are eligible; please bring your proof of residency along with your USA Fencing membership card. Your Membership card should say Metropolitan Division, not Egypt, Ukraine, France, or anywhere else!
  3. Every event requires registration by a specific date via AskFRED. To register, click “Register” next to the event you want to register for and you will be taken to the AskFRED registration system. After you register, confirm that your name appears under the correct events in the “Who’s Pre-registered” list in AskFRED.
  4. You must show up for any events you register for, even if the number of registered competitors is less than the number of available qualifying spots. Fencers, even those that have registered, who do not appear in time for their events will be scratched and will not be submitted as a qualified competitor to the national office. The number of entered competitors, their placements in the event and/or the number of available qualifying spots will not be taken into consideration.
  5. BE THERE and BE ON TIME. If you have any problems registering, please immediately contact the club which is hosting that event. As outlined by the National Office, attendance at an out of town school is not a valid excuse. We will be highly unsympathetic towards any excuses short of natural disaster, war and/or death (and for those serving in the military abroad, you technically belong to the National Division, so even that won’t work!).
  6. Ok, ok, but how do I know if I qualified? Visit the USA Fencing JOs event page for the guidelines of qualification paths. Generally speaking the host of your qualifier should let you know, and we’ll post the qualifying fencers here within a week or so after the qualifiers are held, or feel free to email the division to check your qualification status.

2018-19 Season schedules due

Season schedules are due on Tuesday, August 1. Clubs wishing to request sanctioned events should follow the procedure here to submit their requests.

As of Aug 1, 2017, all USA Fencing sanctioned events must have at least one rated referee. As previously required, all tournament officials must be compliant with the USA Fencing Safe Sport Policy, including maintaining a current background check and completing the free, online Safe Sport Training Course.