2017-2018 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 $10.00 registration fee (per tournament) plus $25.00 entry fee for each event ($35.00 entry fee if not preregistered on AskFRED). The $10.00 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, 2 functioning mask cords (as applicable per weapon)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. All sabre fencers must have 800NW gloves as specified by US Fencing.
  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. Entry fee is increased to $35.00 per event if you are not preregistered. 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
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #1 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday August 27 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #2 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday September 17 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
TOM WRIGHT MEMORIAL VETERAN FENCING TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
Must be born in 1978 or earlier to enter.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing. New (2016-2017) sabre rules will be followed.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 8 Veteran Mixed Epee 8:00 am Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Foil 11:00 pm Forest Glen
    Veteran Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC - YOUTH CHALLENGE #1 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 15 Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Epee 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 12:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT DIVISION III MIXED EPEE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Friday October 20 D3 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE OPEN (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday October 21 Open Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING - MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #1 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 22 Youth-10 Men's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-10 Women's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Men's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Women's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Women's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #3 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday October 22 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH-14 MIXED EPEE (Club Event) - CANCELLED
Friday November 3 Youth-14 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm 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 1998 and 2004, inclusive or be on Cadet national point list. U17 fencers must have been born between 2001 and 2004, inclusive or be on Y14 national point list.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday November 4 U20 Women's Foil 2:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Foil 2:00 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    U20 Men's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Foil 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Foil 3:30 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Sabre 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Sabre 4:00 pm Forest Glen
Sunday November 5 U20 Men's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    U20 Women's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    U17 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    U17 Women's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE D & UNDER (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday November 18 Open Mixed Sabre 1:30 pm North Bethesda
 
CHAMPAGNE CHALLENGE #4 (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday November 19 Open Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
 
SENIOR OPEN MIXED EPEE TEAM (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday December 2 Open Mixed Epee Team 2:30 pm Forest Glen
 
YOUTH-12 & UNDER TOURNAMENT (Division Event)
USFA membership and full uniform required.
Open only to fencers born between 2005 and 2010, inclusive.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday December 3 Youth-10/12 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-10/12 Mixed Foil 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-10/12 Mixed Sabre 3:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC - YOUTH CHALLENGE #2 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday December 10 Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Epee 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-10/Youth-12 Mixed Sabre 10:00 am Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Epee 12:00 pm Forest Glen
    Youth-14 Mixed Sabre 12:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH-14 MIXED EPEE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Friday February 2 Youth-14 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE OPEN (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday February 10 Open Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING - MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #2 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday February 11 Youth-10 Men's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-10 Women's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Men's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Women's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Women's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
 
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 2003 and 2006, inclusive, or be on the Y12 national point rankings. Division II/III competitors must be ranked C or below and born in 2004 or before. Division II/III events are also qualifiers for Veteran Summer Nationals.
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday April 7 D2/3 Women's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Sabre 2:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Sabre 5:30 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Sabre 5:30 pm Forest Glen
Sunday April 8 D2/3 Men's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Epee 9:00 am Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women's Epee 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Women's Foil 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    D2/3 Men's Foil 1:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Women’s Foil 4:00 pm Forest Glen
    Y14 Men's Foil 4:00 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT DIVISION III MIXED EPEE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Friday April 27 D3 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm Forest Glen
 
CHERRY BLOSSOM OPEN (Division Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Tentative Dates: April 28-29, 2018. TO BE CONFIRMED!
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE OPEN (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday May 19 Open Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING - MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #3 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday May 20 Youth-10 Men's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-10 Women's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Men's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Women's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Women's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH-14 MIXED EPEE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Friday May 25 Youth-14 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm Forest Glen
 
DCFC FRIDAY NIGHT DIVISION III MIXED EPEE (Club Event)
Preregister at AskFRED.
Friday June 8 D3 Mixed Epee 6:30 pm Forest Glen
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE C & Under(Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 9 Open Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING - MUSKETEER CIRCUIT #4 (Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Sunday June 10 Youth-10 Men's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-10 Women's Sabre 10:00 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Men's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-12 Women's Sabre 11:30 am North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Men's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
    Youth-14 Women's Sabre 2:00 pm North Bethesda
 
CAPITAL FENCING - SABRE MIXED VETERAN OPEN(Club Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 16 Open Mixed Sabre 1:00 pm North Bethesda
 
TUNE-UP OPEN (Division Event)
All sabre fencers must use a 800NW glove as specified by US Fencing.
Preregister at AskFRED.
Saturday June 23 Open Mixed Epee 1:00 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 November 14, 2017