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Written by Nancy Philippine   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 16:04

Welcome to the Northern California Division of USA-Fencing. 

Please check back frequently for updates about the Division qualifiers and locally sanctioned tournaments. 


April 2016 NEWS...

* Results of the Qualifiers for the Div2, Div3 & Vet championships at the Summer Nationals in Dallas  have been approved.

         Check the Results here...

* Qualifiers for the Y14 championships at the Summer Nationals in Dallas will be held on the weekend of May 7 - May 8, 2016. 

         There are plenty of other ways to qualify but this will be your last chance before Registration closes on May 16, 2016

*  FOC Referee Training Seminar coming on Sunday, April 10, 2016...

Thinking of Becoming a Ref?

Or may be you need a Refresher?

Or may be you just want to understand better the rules of Fencing and the tough job of the Refs?

          Here comes a great opportunity to achieve your goal! 

This official 8-hour FOC Referee Training Seminar will be presented by Tomek Amborski, a rated International Referee,and also a FOC Certified Referee Instructor.

Such a Seminar is a mandatory step to becoming a Fencing Official.

Reserve Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9:30am to 5:30pm and get a chance to visit the most recent addition to our great spread of clubs in the Northern California Division: the United Fencers of Oakland (UFO)  owned by Maitre d’Armes, Guillaume Bechaux.

This seminar is open to all fencers, parents, coaches and current refs. It includes a review of general rules, weapon specific rules and hands-on practical examples.

Note that all certified refs are expected to attend such a seminar every 2 years!

Please read the Rule Book and Study Guides beforehand as described in the page Become a Ref from the Fencing Officials Commission.

It would be great if some of you could bring your fencing equipment so that others can ref you.

This event is sponsored by the Northern California Division, allowing us to offer the Seminar at the very affordable cost of $10 if you register online at this Askfred link  and $15 at the door, if you just decide to show up on April 10.

For questions, please contact the host directly.

We are looking forward to your participation and aspiration to become a Ref. Don’t be shy and come share your passion for the sports of Fencing.



Date  Qualifier Host Club
12/19 (pm) JO - Epee GGFC
12/20/15 JO - Foil HALB
12/20/15 JO - Saber  HALB
3/20/16 Div2/Vet & Div3/Vet - Epee  EBFG
3/20/16 Div2/Vet & Div3/Vet - Foil  HALB
3/20/16 Div2/Vet & Div3/Vet - Saber  PEN
5/7/16(pm) Y14 - Epee GGFC
5/8/16 Y14 - Foil  HALB
5/8/16 Y14 - Saber  HALB

The host clubs will post on Askfred.net at least a month before the day of the qualifiers and pre-registration will close on the Monday of the week of the Qualifier.

  • Pre-registration will be valid only if it has been pre-paid online ($30). 
  • Fencers will have the option to register at the door on the day of the Qualifier ($40).
  • No refunds will be possible on the day of the Qualifier.

The Div2/Vet and Div3/Vet Qualifiers will be separate tournaments, scheduled on the same day but not combined anymore.

* Bay Cup Tournaments have started - Make sure you renew your membership before you register to a tournament.


New Season 2015-2016  

Don't forget to renew your US Fencing Association membership:

* you need it to register in a club for insurance purpose

* you need it to compete in the local, regional and national tournaments

PLEASE, register before your first Bay Cup tournament, or the event won't be sanctioned and no change of classifications will be approved.

And if you're new to Fencing, this is the link to get started.

Check out the Bay Cup Calendar - It includes Local, Regional, and National Tournaments.

Events for all here!

Come check the site often to hear about other local tournaments: RYC, Opens and more...

or go to Askfred.net to find tournaments and to register.

Getting Ready for the Nationals

Checkout the NAC schedule here.

All the schedules for each event have been planned already.

Just open the Athlete Packets for each NAC to check the day of your specific events. 

And remember to write down the regular fee entry deadline in your calendar to optimize your costs.

Regionals are important too - plan to participate

Checkout the schedule here.


All these, particularly the youth events,  offer a nice intro to the Nationals in a more 'relaxed' environment.

Looking for a club close to home?

Checkout our club page.


  • Local Tournaments Awareness: subscribe to "The Bay Cup Newsletter": contact Mark.
  • Social Networks to join:
    • Follow @USFencing on Twitter to hear the latest national and international fencing news.
    •         Join the Bay Cup Fencing Group on Facebook to hear the latest local news.


The Link to Bay Cup Results on AskFred.net is here and to Points Standings here


For general info about the USA Fencing Association, check here

For local tournaments, check out the Bay Cup website here


Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 22:41

Your source of local tournaments:

The Bay Cup Website!

  • The Bay Cup organizes local tournaments every week-end. Check out here for more info.
  • Find the schedule here and pre-register on askfred.net directly from that same page
  • you can now follow live results here or check tournament results here
  • The top 8 finalists of each series receive trophies and prizes at the beginning of the next season: see past seasons winners here
  • You can find this year's Northern California Division representatives on the Bay Cup Board here.
  • For local info on Clubs, Vendors and more in the Northern California, Central California and Mountain Valley Divisions, thebaycup.net should become your first stop. Enjoy their new look!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:49


What would you most like to see on the new NorCal website?