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.

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.

2018 National Championships Qualifiers

Metropolitan Division Nationals Qualifiers are scheduled for April.

Sunday, April 15: Epee – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Sunday, April 15: Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Sunday, April 15: Saber – Manhattan Fencing – info & registration >


The Nationals and July Challenge will be held in St Louis, MO 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.

Metro division Junior Olympics Qualifiers 2017

Metropolitan Division JO Qualifiers are scheduled for Sunday, December 3.

Epee – NY Fencing Academy – info & registration >

Foil – Brooklyn Fencing – info & registration >

Saber – Manhattan 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.

FC Sabre camp 8/14-18

Sabre Fencers, All Ages, All Levels (at least one year of competition experience recommended). Coaches: Olympian Akhi Spencer-El and Mihaly Csikany with elite athletes participating.
Limited to first 60 fencers who sign up. $500 for FC members and $600 for non-members; all U.S. National Team Members participate for FREE! All participants will receive a FREE Fencers Club Olympic T-shirt.

For more info, see flyer: FC_Sabre_Training_Session_Flyer_August_2017

2017-18 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.

Beginning 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.

Congratulations, Metro Qualifiers

The Metropolitan Division Championships Foil and Epee Qualifiers were held on Sunday, 4/9. Saber Qualfiers were held on Sunday 4/23.

For information on the 2017 Championships & July Challenge in Salt Lake City, UT please visit USA Fencing’s event page.


EPEE QUALIFIERS

  • Chan, Max – DV2ME DV3ME
  • Chiodi, Isabella – Y14WE
  • Gubin, Bobby – Y14ME
  • Maas, Sean – Y14ME
  • Ostrovsky, Emily – Y14WE
  • Singh, Anil – DV2ME DV3ME
  • Temiryaev, Anna – Y14WE
  • Zaretsky, Daniel – DV2ME DV3ME

Full Epee qualifier event results >


FOIL QUALIFIERS

  • Anton Nathaniel – Y14WF
  • Cook John – DV2MF DV3MF
  • Dickstein Lila – DV2WF DV3WF
  • Farraj Hussein – DV2MF
  • Fellman Sara – DV2WF DV3WF
  • Fogelson Frederick – Y14WF
  • Freudenberg Jerome – DV3MF
  • Huttenbach Joshua – DV2MF DV3MF
  • Hwang Katie – DV3WF
  • Lee Montana – Y14WF
  • McIntosh Michael – VETMF
  • Raso Olivia – Y14WF
  • Sanchez-Del-Valle Luisa – DV2WF DV3WF
  • Selendy Max – DV3MF
  • Shikhman Robert – Y14WF
  • Soumakis Sarantos – DV3MF
  • Xu Christine – Y14WF

Full Foil qualifier event results >


SABRE QUALIFIERS

  • Bienvenu Camille DV2WS
  • Browne Rolston Y14MS
  • Chien Phillip Y14MS(auto) DV3MS
  • Chin Nicco DV2MS DV3MS
  • Gilligan Wolff Y14MS
  • Harris Alex DV2MS DV3MS
  • Lobo-Berg Gabriel DV3MS
  • Mackey Deveraux DV3WS
  • Matsui Alynne DV2WS DV3WS
  • Ni Amen Zahir Y14MS
  • Rivera Inigo DV3MS
  • Slobodsky Sasha Y14WS
  • Tzou Alexandra Y14WS
  • Witek Bernard DV2MS
  • Yang Ashley Y14WS
  • Yang Kaitlyn DV2WS DV3WS

Full Sabre qualifier event results >


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.