2019-2020 Local Schedule
To see the local schedule, click here
Each year, representatives from Colorado fencing clubs gather to set the local competitive schedule. The meeting for the 2019-2020 season was held at Fencing Academy of Denver on July 14, 2019.
At that meeting, the club representatives made a focused effort to equally divide the competitions between the host clubs. This season, there will be 5 Colorado Cups, 6 Colorado Youth Cups (including RYCs), 3 Veteran events, 2 C & Under, 2 D & Under, 1 E & Under, 4 Unrated, and 3 Senior Open. The local clubs agreed that any competition other than a qualifier or a Colorado Cup can be added to the local schedule, as long as the organizing club gives the Executive Committee notice and publishes the event at least 30 days before the tournament date. To see notes from the annual division meeting, click here.
Colorado Cup Point Standings
The Colorado Cup is a series of local senior-level competitions held within the Colorado Division. Fencers who compete in these competitions are awarded points based on their results. At the end of the season, plaques are awarded to fencers who finish in the top three of the points standings. Fencers must compete in a minimum number of competitions to be eligible for a plaque: Vets must fence at least 2 cups, seniors fence 3/6 cups, youth fence minimum of 3 cups to get a plaque.
You can see the point standings from the 2017-2018 season here:
Summer Nationals and July Challenge
The National Championships are the end of the season event for all weapons in the following categories: Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14, Division 1A, Division 2, Division 3, and the Veteran categories (40, 50, 60, 70, and 80). There are age and rating restrictions that apply.
The July Challenge is the beginning of the season for Div1 (2006-earlier and A, B, or C rating), Junior (2000-2006), and Cadet (2003-2006).
You must qualify for these events. There are many ways to qualify, including the Divisional Qualifier, which will be held at Denver Fencing Center on May 5, 2019. You must pre-register for this event! The deadline to register is April 30, 2019.
For more information on how to qualify for Nationals, talk to your coach! You can also review the qualification information on USA Fencing’s website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Eligibility”.