The schedule of 2017-2018 Capitol Division competitions has been posted on this website and on AskFRED.
A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, August 27, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The Mixed Epee Open event will close registration at 10:00am.
Preregister at AskFRED.
A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, September 17, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The Mixed Epee Open event will close registration at 10:00am.
Preregister at AskFRED.
The annual Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 8, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.
The Tom Wright Memorial Fencing Tournament is hosted by the Capitol Division in honor of Tom Wright, who fenced sabre at Harvard graduating in 1941. As a youth of 18, while vacationing with his parents, he was challenged to a duel by an Italian nobleman who mistakenly assumed he had designs on a young lady. He won the duel, which was fought with epees. He had a distinguished career as an architect in Washington D.C. and returned to fencing at the NIH club in the 1990's, when he was in his 70's. He went to England on one of the first USA Veteran teams before World Veteran Championships were officially recognized. He was a perfect gentleman whose love of fencing led him to arrange demonstration matches at Washington's Cosmos Club.
This competition is open to fencers who were born in 1978 or earlier. $10.00 registration fee plus $25.00 entry fee per event if preregistered. $10.00 registration fee plus $35.00 entry fee if not preregistered.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing
Preregister at AskFRED.
The Capitol Division Executive Committee is committed to increasing the number of rated referees within the division.
To support this goal, the Committee has voted to reimburse any Capitol Division member's referee clinic fees and testing fees if they pass the written test and practical exam and successfully earn a referee rating. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursable, only the fees for the clinic and test. Verification of the rating earned and documentation of the testing fees should be sent to the Division Treasurer.
In addition, the Capitol Division will reimburse the $35.00 membership upgrade fee for new referees (and those who have just turned age 18).
For the 2016-2017 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make international competition travel grants of $400.00 available to individual fencers who are members of the Division. These grants are being made to fulfill our mission, as outlined in our bylaws, to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants are available to reimburse expenses related to competing in cadet, junior, and senior US Fencing designated international competitions and at Veteran World Championships and to attending those same competitions as a member of the official US Fencing delegation.
Fencers are eligible for one grant per season. Grants are available for expenses not fully reimbursed from other sources.
In order to receive these grants, eligible fencers should submit the 2016-2017 Capitol Division International Competition Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee with copies of all the relevant receipts. Reimbursements for expenses will be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Capitol Division.
Deadlines for filing applications for the 2015-2016 season:
Application and receipts should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
For the 2016-17 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make developmental grants of $300.00 available to the member clubs. Member clubs are eligible for developmental grants every other season. These grants are being made to fulfill our purposes and objectives as outlined in our bylaws, in particular our missions to support, enhance and develop the sport of fencing and to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants should not be used for ordinary club expenses such as rent or US Fencing membership; rather the clubs should use these funds to enhance the experience of Divisional fencers in the spirit of our bylaws. One grant will be available to each club.
The list below gives a few examples of ways that these funds could be used. This list includes suggestions, but the committee is open to other uses:
In order to receive these grants, the club representative should submit a proposal on the 2016-2017 Capitol Division Developmental Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee. The proposal will be submitted to the rest of the Executive Committee. If the proposal is approved, the club representative should submit receipts for the expenses covered by the grant and a check will be sent to the member club.
The grant application form and receipts should be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
The deadline for grant application is June 15, 2017.
Below is a list of the rated referees (from the Fencing Officials Committee web site) who are members of Capitol Division. Referees are tested and certified at levels 1 through 10, 1 is the highest level.
Division I Men's Epee
Division I Women's Epee