2011-2012 Capitol Division Calendar of Events


Capitol Division clubs that wish to host club events must follow the Capitol Division Sanctioning Policy.

  1. All times listed are close of check-in. Late entries will be permitted only at the meet manager’s discretion, and only if the event seeding has not yet been completed. See Capitol Division Clubs for directions to the competition sites.
  2. Fees, unless otherwise noted, are $5.00 registration fee (per tournament) plus $25.00 entry fee for each event. The $5.00 registration fee may be waived for qualifying events if the event is not fenced.
  3. The registration fee is waived for those students who show a valid university undergraduate ID when registering for Division events. Whether this discount is valid for club sponsored events is to be determined by the club.
  4. No entry fee discounts will be given for refereeing. All referees will be paid at the approved rate. (see Capitol Division Fee Schedule).
  5. At all Capitol Division events, each fencer will be required to show his/her USFA membership card, FIE license, or a receipt for membership. Fencers who do not provide this proof of membership will be required to complete and pay for a new membership application before being allowed to compete. Applications will be available at each competition.
  6. At qualifying events, all fencers must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents, must not have represented another country in international competition in the past three years, and must be permitted to represent the United States at the next World Championships.
  7. All events will be fenced electrically. A full uniform, as specified in the USFA rules, including at least 2 functioning weapons, 2 functioning body cords, and a valid metallic vest and mask (as applicable per weapon) is required. Clothing must be in good condition, with no holes. All fencers must wear plastrons and legs must be fully covered by either knickers or socks. Sweatpants or shorts are not permitted under any circumstance! Women are required to wear breast protectors and men are strongly recommended to wear protective cups. Masks must be in good condition, with no obvious holes or dents. They must be able to pass the 12-kilogram punch test. Jackets must overlap knickers by at least 10 centimeters. Fencers are encouraged, but not required, to have their name on the back of their jacket or lamé or on their rear leg.
  8. In order to compete in open events, fencers must be at least 13 years of age by January 1 of the fencing season. Fencers younger than 13 may only compete in open events if they are on the Junior national point standings.
  9. We urge everyone to sign up for division tournaments on www.AskFRED.net. Some tournaments may be cancelled if AskFRED does not show enough fencers.

Check out the schedule of competitions in our neighboring divisions, Maryland Division and Virginia Division.


Day Date Event Time Location
 
WANG YUNG OPEN SABRE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday August 7 Open Mixed Sabre 9:30 am Rockville
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 2 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
TOM WRIGHT MEMORIAL VETERAN FENCING TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Must be born in 1971 or earlier to enter.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 16 Veteran Mixed Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Foil 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Sabre 3:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
(Note: Eastern Standard Time started at 2:00am, November 6. Move your clocks back one hour.)
Sunday November 6 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CAPITOL DIVISION JUNIOR AND CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS (JUNIOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS) (Division Event)
Open to Capitol Division Members ONLY. Citizenship requirements apply. U20 fencers must have been born between 1992 and 1998, inclusive or be on Cadet national point list. U17 fencers must have been born between 1995 and 1998, inclusive or be on Y14 national point list.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday November 19 U20 Women's Epee 2:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Epee 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Foil 4:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Foil 5:30 pm Forest Glen
Sunday November 20 U20 Men's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Sabre 10:00 am Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Sabre 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Foil 2:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Foil 3:00 pm Forest Glen
 
YOUTH 12 & UNDER TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
USFA membership and full uniform required.
Open only to fencers born between 1999 and 2004, inclusive.
Epee limited to 24 entries. Foil limited to 18 entries.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday December 18 Youth Mixed Epee 9:30 am Rockville
    Youth Mixed Foil 12:00 pm Rockville
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday January 29 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CAPITOL CLASH SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT AND CADET 2012 (Club Event)
Birth year requirements for the 2011-2012 season: Youth 10 event 2001-2004; Youth 12 event 1999-2002, or on Youth 10 NRP List; Youth 14 event 1997-2000, or on Youth 12 NRP List; Cadet event 1995-1998, or on Youth 14 NRP List.
Regular registration deadline through January 5, 2012. $45.00 Registration plus $35.00 per event
Preregister at AskFRED.
See AskFRED for further details.
Friday February 3 Cadet Men's Foil 2:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-10 Women's Epee 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-10 Men's Epee 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-14 Women's Epee 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-14 Men's Sabre 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Cadet Women's Foil 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-14 Women's Sabre 5:00 pm National Harbor
Saturday February 4 Youth-10 Women's Foil 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-10 Men's Foil 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-12 Women's Sabre 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-14 Men's Foil 8:00 am National Harbor
    Cadet Women's Epee 8:00 am National Harbor
    Cadet Men's Sabre 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-12 Women's Epee 9:30 am National Harbor
    Cadet Women's Sabre 1:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-12 Men's Sabre 1:30 pm National Harbor
    Cadet Men's Epee 1:30 pm National Harbor
    Youth-12 Men's Epee 3:00 pm National Harbor
    Youth-14 Women's Foil 3:00 pm National Harbor
Sunday February 5 Youth-10 Women's Sabre 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-12 Men's Foil 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-14 Men's Epee 8:00 am National Harbor
    Youth-12 Women's Foil 10:30 am National Harbor
    Youth-10 Men's Sabre 11:30 am National Harbor
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday March 4 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
DIVISION II/III/VETERAN AND YOUTH-14 SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIERS (Division Event)
Open to Capitol Division members ONLY. Please note the registration times. Times are closer together so that as one event ends the other may begin. These are events for Division II/III and Youth-14 fencers. Y14 fencers must be born between 1997 and 2000, inclusive, or be on the Y12 national point rankings. Division II/III competitors must be ranked C or below and born in 1998 or before. Division II/III events are also qualifiers for Veteran Summer Nationals.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday March 10 D2/3 Women's Epee 2:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women’s Epee 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Sabre 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Foil 4:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Foil 5:30 pm Forest Glen
Sunday March 11 D2/3 Men's Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Sabre 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Sabre 1:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Foil 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Foil 4:30 pm Forest Glen
 
CHERRY BLOSSOM OPEN (Division Event)
Details.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday March 31 Senior Mixed Foil 9:00 am UMD
    Senior Women's Epee 11:00 am UMD
    Senior Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm UMD
Sunday April 1 Senior Mixed Epee 9:00 am UMD
    Senior Women's Foil 11:00 am UMD
    Senior Women's Sabre 1:00 pm UMD
 
YOUTH 12 & UNDER TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
USFA membership and full uniform required.
Open only to fencers born between 1999 and 2004, inclusive.
Epee limited to 24 entries. Foil limited to 18 entries.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday May 6 Youth Mixed Epee 9:00 am Rockville
    Youth Mixed Foil 11:30 am Rockville
 
CAPTAIN STEERE OPEN (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday May 19 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Mixed Foil 12:30 pm Forest Glen
Sunday May 20 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
FENCES WITH WOLVES (Club Event)
Entry fee $35.00 if preregistered; $45.00 at the door.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday June 3 Yourh-12 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Yourh-14 Mixed Epee 10:45 am Forest Glen
 
AMAZON OPEN (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday June 10 Women's Epee 9:30 am Forest Glen
    Women's Sabre 2:00 pm Forest Glen
 
TUNE-UP OPEN (Division Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 23 Open Mixed Epee 2:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday June 24 Open Mixed Foil 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Open Mixed Sabre 1:30 pm Forest Glen

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Last revised March 11, 2012