National Championship Qualifying Paths:

Youth 10 National Championships

  1. Eligibility (age, classification)

Fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Fencers must meet age requirements in Table 2.5.1 AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND
  • Be on the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be on the Y10 Regional Youth Point Standings in your region at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Top 65% of your region’s Y12 Regional Youth Point Standings by entry deadline OR
  • Participate in a SYC or RYC in the current season

Youth 12 National Championships

  1. Eligibility (age, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet birth years in Table 2.5.1. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualification

When determining qualifications using top 65% on regional points lists or top 8 on National Rolling Point Standings, ONLY foreign fencers are skipped.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Fencers must meet age requirements in Table 2.5.1 AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND
  • Be on the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 65% (round up) of your region’s Y12 regional point standings at the regular fee entry deadline (number will be based on the size of the region) OR
  • Earn at least 70 Y12 Regional Points during the current season OR
  • Be in the top 30% of your region’s Y14 Regional Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline (number will be based on the size of the region’s points list) OR
  • Place in the top 25% of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition

Youth 14 National Championships

  1. Eligibility (age, classification)

Subject to the listed exceptions, fencers must meet the birth years in Table 2.5.1. There are no classification requirements.

  1. Qualification

When determining qualifications using top 30% on regional points lists or top 16 on National Rolling Points Standings, ONLY foreign fencers are skipped.

  1. Qualifying Path
  • Fencers must meet age requirements AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND
  • Be on the Youth 14 National Point Standings at the regular entry fee deadline OR
  • Be in the top 16 of the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular entry fee deadline OR
  • Be in the top 30% (round up) of your region’s Y14 regional point standings at the regular fee entry deadline (number will be based on the size of the region) OR
  • Earn at least 175 Y14 Regional Points during the current season OR
  • Place in the top 25% (round up) of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championship qualifying competition

Division II (Div II) USA Fencing National Championships

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS). Fencers must have a classification in the weapon of “C”, “D”, “E” or “U” at the time of the qualifying competition AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND:

  • Place in the top 25% of the current season’s division qualifying competition OR
  • Be on the current season’s Div IA ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Be on the Div II ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Place in the top 40% of any current season Div II or Div IA NAC

 

Division III (Div III) USA Fencing National Championships

This event is part of the USA Fencing National Championships, held each summer. No points are awarded.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS). Fencers must have a classification of “D”, “E”, or “U” at the time of the qualifying competition AND be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND:

  • Place in the top 25% (round up) of the total number of “D”, “E”, or “U” fencers competing in the current season division’s Division II Qualifying competition (when Division II and Division III qualifying competition held together) OR
  • If separate Division III qualifying competition held by division, then top 25% of the field will qualify for Division III National Championships OR
  • Be on the Division IA or Division II Regional Open Circuit point standings, if classification eligible, at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships OR
  • Place in the top 40% at Div III, Div II or D1A NAC of the current season
  • Qualified for Division II, if classification eligible

 

Division IA (Div IA) USA Fencing National Championships

This event is part of the USA Fencing National Championships, held each summer. No regional or national points are awarded. For awarding classifications, Division IA tournaments are always at least a Group A3 competition.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualifying path)

Fencers must at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition or on the Junior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There is no classification requirement.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND

  • Have placed in the top 8 at the previous season’s Division IA National Championships OR
  • Have placed in the top 4 at the previous season’s Division II National Championships OR
  • Be on the current season’s Div IA ROC Regional Point Standings OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Division II Regional Open Circuit point standings at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Place in the top 40% of any current season Div IA NAC

Veteran (V40, V50, V60, V70+) USA Fencing National Championships

 

V40, V50, V60 and V70 events are held at the USA Fencing National Championships; there is no Championship event for Vet Open. Veteran National Championships is the last tournament for selection for the World Veteran Championships at which national points are awarded.

  1. Eligibility (age, classification, qualifying path)

Age eligibility for the separate age categories (V50, V60, and V70) is governed by the FIE rules for the Veteran World Championships. For each Veteran age group fencers must meet the birth years specified in Table 2.5.1. Athletes that have represented another country in the last 3 years at FIE level competitions (Senior/Junior) are not eligible to compete in a National Championship.

  1. Qualification

Must meet eligibility requirements above AND

  • Compete in the current season’s division qualifying competition for Division II and/or Division III Championships OR
  • Compete in any Regional Open Circuit event during the current season OR
  • Compete in any NAC during the current season OR
  • Be on the Veteran Age Group national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be on the Veteran Combine regional point standings at the regular fee entry deadline