Welcome to the

Northern California Division of US Fencing

What’s Next?

Want to become an official referee? Here is your chance to act on it!

Maestro Tomek Amborski is inviting all to attend the first Refereeing Seminar of the 2019/2020 season.

DATE: Sunday, August 25, 2018 

TIME: 10:00am to 6:00pm

LOCATION:  SF Saber School / Coastside Fencing Center: San Francisco, CA

TO REGISTER: Refereeing Seminar on Askfred

If this date does not work for you, another seminar is scheduled early January at West Berkeley Gym.

NEW to Fencing?

The Northern California Division has a wide spread of clubs from Santa Rosa (most North) to San Carlos (most South) with many in San Francisco and Oakland (East Bay).  Visit a couple and find your match: the club will guide you through the process.

Visit 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 Division wants to encourage Referees under 18 and has reserved $750 to subsidize 10 USFA Memberships or more for the 2018/2019 Season.

The criteria to be one of the 10 winners is: a minimum of 3 Bay Cup events ref’d by an under 18 Northern California Member. 

Please send your membership receipt and address to secretary@norcalfence.org to receive your prize.

Important FACTS...

You are a fencer? You need your USA Fencing Association Membership and your club too!

Why? USA Fencing Association asks all clubs to have their coaches submit to a background check and to an online training to coach kids in a safe environment. If your club is not on the USA Fencing Association list, they have not submitted to these 2 steps. USA Fencing Association also give clubs the options to get insurance through them. If they are not members, they need their own insurance and we recommend you to check your club has an insurance!



Looking for a club? here is the list of USFA Member Clubs in the Northern California Division.

You want to know what's happening in the Bay Area? The Bay Cup is your best bet! Join their Facebook page, Subscribe to their NewsLetter by emailing  the admin@thebaycup.net and you'll get all the local events and even reminders on the regional and national events. You'll also find links to local clubs and local vendors.

You want to know what's happening in the USA World of Fencing? The USA Fencing website is your best bet! News, Events, Membership, Rules and more! It's all there...

You want to participate in local tournaments? Check the Bay Cup Events Schedule!

You want to participate in regional tournaments?  NorCal Division is part of Region 4 - Here is the official full schedule!  These events are often your best path to qualify for a National Event. Here is the official Qualification Path Description for the 2016/17 Season! if this list is overwhelming, you can also check the Bay Cup Events Schedule, all our regional events are listed there.

You want to participate in national events? NACs are happening from September to July. The Fencing Community has grown a lot over the past few years and your first step will be to check your eligibility, once you found the tournament you'd like to attend.

Your best source of info if you are new to Fencing?  Your coach! but don't hesitate to contact any of us at the Board of the Northern California Division if you have questions.