2020-2021 Competition Schedule (revised 2020-09-16) A listing of competitions in the Capitol, Maryland, and Virginia Divisions as well as regional and national tournaments. Note that these tournaments are tentative due to the pandemic guidelines in place at the time of the listed tournament. Many of the links to the tournaments are not active as registration has not yet opened.
Explanation of Competition Schedule A description of the listing of competitions and the types of competitions in the 2020-2021 fencing season.
Age Requirements for 2020-2021 Season A chart showing the age requirements for all age categories.
SafeSport-Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
US Center for SafeSport & USA Fencing’s protection policies.
Qualification Paths to National Events A chart published by US Fencing showing the various qualification paths to national events.
How to Qualify to 2020 Summer Nationals & July Challenge Information published by fencingparents.org.
Penalty Chart Penalty chart (August 2019).
US Fencing Rules Fencing rules book (August 2020).
Fencing Vocabulary A list of terms used in the fencing classes.
Foil Class Handout Information on the sport of fencing from US Fencing Association and biography of Fencing Master Raymond Finkleman.
Chevy Chase Fencing Club World Championship & Olympic Team Members A listing of CCFC fencers who have competed in World Championships, Pan Am Games and Olympics.
Chevy Chase Fencing Club National Medalists A listing of CCFC fencers who have won national medals.
The Lateral Boundary of the Strip A document published by the Fencing Officials Commission explaining how to apply the rules about going off the side of the fencing strip.
Referee Hand Signals Photos and description of the hand signals used by fencing referees.
The Three Weapons A document published by the US Fencing Association explaining the three weapons: foil, epee and sabre.
Repechage Chart A flowchart of repechage from a complete table of 32 or 16.
2019-2020 Athlete’s Handbook Athlete’s Handbook (2019-08-07).
Refereeing Handbook A handbook to explain the roles of the fencing referee.
Primer for Referees on Medical Issues A description of the rules for an injury or cramp 5-minute timeout. Note: rule has been changed from a 10-minute to a 5-minute timeout.
What is an Attack? A document published by the Fencing Officials Commission explaining the attack in the right-of-way weapons (foil & sabre).
Unwillingness to Fight FAQ A document published by the FIE explaining the new rule that replaces the Non-combativity rule (February 2019).
American Fencing Magazine, Unwillingness to Fight Article An article in the Winter 2020 American Fencing Magazine about the passivity rule (now called “unwillingness to fight”) in fencing.
Rules Commission Blog re. Unwillingness to Fight Implentation A blog post published by the Fencing Officials Commission explaining the Unwillingness to Fight rule (February 2019).
US Fencing Announcement of Unwillingness to Fight Rule US Fencing’s announcement that Unwillingness to Fight will replace Non-combativity starting February 14, 2019.
Wiring Epees – How to Connect the Wires A document published by the Fencing Officials Commission explaining legal and illegal ways of attaching the epee wires to the socket inside the epee guard.
Information on Youth Direct Elimination Formats A document published by the Fencing Officials Commission explaining the recent change to youth direct elimination formats.
Basics of Competition A document published by the US Fencing Association about fencing competitions, right-of-way, and what to watch as a spectator.
Information for Parents A document published by the US Fencing Association for parents of fencers.
Fun Fencing Facts A document published by the US Fencing Association.
The Rules of College Recruiting An article by Fencing Master Laurie Schiller, Northwestern University, published in American Fencing Magazine in 2011.
Vital Statistics on Colleges with NCAA Fencing Teams An analysis of all of the NCAA teams published by fencingparents.org.