2019 Fencing Tournament

This year's Fencing Tournament will be hosted by Candlewood Fencing Center (Danbury, CT) and coordinated by Jeremy Goun. The tournament will be held on ONE day Sun., July 28th. Please see the updated schedule below and on AskFred.net 

  • Pre-Registration ends Thursday, 7/18, at midnight.
  • Walk-ins subject to $15 late fee.
  • Events capped at 48 fencers.

Sport Details

Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • Schedule of events:
    • 9am - Men's Foil Open
    • 10am - Women's Foil Open
    • 10am - Men's Saber Open
    • 10am - Women's Saber Open
    • 12pm - Men's Epee Open
    • 12pm - Women's Epee Open
    • 2pm - Men's Foil E & Under
    • 2pm - Women's Foil E & Under
    • 4pm - Men's Epee E & Under
    • 4pm - Women's Epee E & Under
    • 4pm - Men's Saber E & Under
    • 4pm - Women's Saber E & Under


  • Full USFA regulation uniform is required
  • The fencer’s name is NOT required to be displayed on their uniform for this event
  • All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary inspection will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE to ensure the presence of the following equipment: underarm plastron, weapons, body cords and all appropriate weapons check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met. 
  • Fencer must have at least two working weapons, two working body cords and two working head cords. Foil mask with conductive bib is required
  • Events may be mixed if less than 6 fencers
  • One round of pools with 100% promotion to Direct Elimination rounds.
  • No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 3rd place. 
  • Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. Fencer signature on pool score sheets and DE bout slip implies accuracy.

This event is sanctioned by the CT Division and ratings can be awarded. You can view the USFA ratings chart: http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0034/6264/Classification_Chart.pdf

Urgent and important information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. It is the fencer's responsibility to verify that your FRED profile contains your correct e-mail address. (http://www.askfred.netthengo to "My FRED").

Registration and payment must be made through askFred.net. Registration is not complete until payment is made. If you are listed as an “incomplete” registrant on the askFred list, you will be charged the walk-in event fee. Payment at the door for walk-in registration must be made in cash or check only. (Please bring exact change)
USFA rules apply. 

All fencers are REQUIRED to present the following documents at check-in: 
A valid competitive USFA, other fencing federation, or FIE Membership card. Obtain/renew membership at:https://www.railstation.org/usfencing/Login.aspx?Redirect=Profile.aspx?returnurl=default.aspx.

New USFA memberships, new USFA card, or replacement USFA cards can be obtained via USFA. Print membership card https://www.railstation.org/usfencing/Login.aspx?Redirect=Profile.aspx?returnurl=default.aspx.

Athletes arriving without proof of USFA or other fencing federation membership must complete all appropriate forms and pay for USFA membership at the registration desk. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required), however we request that you arrive with a completed form or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. The form can be found at http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/699332-forms
Please have a separate check payable to "USA Fencing" or you can use your credit card, which is preferred.

Tournament fees must be paid at time of your registration (your entry is considered “incomplete” until your payment is made). Fees and deadlines are established by CFC. Credit card payments are taken on-line through askfred.net only. 

Refund requests must be submitted to candlewoodfencing@gmail.com and will only be honored if received prior to midnight on 7 days prior to the start date of the tournament. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Any refunds will be net of surcharges from ask Fred (please include your mailing address). 

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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