Illinois Division

The Illinois Division of USA Fencing has three missions:
*To promote the sport of fencing in Illinois
*To sanction official USA Fencing local competitions
*To assist member clubs in the Illinois Division

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2020 - 2021 Illinois Division Competition Calendar

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Illinois Division was unable to publish its Competition Calendar at the close of its annual meeting in August 2020 as it has in past seasons.

This is the calendar of tournaments sanctioned by the Division for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 season. Also included are all National and Region 2 tournaments held by USA Fencing. This document will be updated as additional tournaments are sanctioned by the Illinois Division or as tournaments are added, canceled, or revised due to the changing Covid conditions.

Please consult askFRED.net or the Regional and National Events calendars at USAFencing.org for current details on each tournament.

USA Fencing Illinois Division Competition Calendar

Friday, March 26, 2021

2021 Junior Olympics Qualifier Tournament

The Illinois Division of USA Fencing has scheduled its annual Junior Olympics Qualifier Tournament for May 2, 2021 at Fencing Center of Chicago in Park Ridge.

Events contested are Junior Olympic Qualifiers for Cadet (U17) and Junior (U20) MS,MF, ME, WS, WF, and WE.

For more information please see https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=47823

In case you are wondering whether you need to fence in the Division Qualifier, here is the complete info from USA Fencing on how to qualify for Junior Olympics.

Junior Olympic Championships (Cadet - born 2004-2007)

· Fencers must meet age eligibility AND

· Be on the Cadet National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR

· Earn at least 110 regional points on either the Cadet or Junior Regional Point Standings (Total points = an athlete’s top two point results) OR

· Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Cadet JO qualifying competition for the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season OR

· Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition for the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season. (Junior event must occur first) OR

· Rank in top 25 percent of the Cadet Regional Point Standings list during the current season OR

· For EPEE ONLY: the top 3 (on Modern Pentathlon Point Standings) USA Fencing Modern Pentathlon fencers will be eligible to compete in the JO epee events without qualifying by any other means. USA Modern Pentathlon fencers MUST be USA Fencing members


Junior Olympic Championships (Junior - born 2001-2007)

· Fencers must meet age eligibility AND

· Be on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR

· Earn at least 110 regional points on the Junior Regional Point Standing (Total points = an athlete’s top two point results) OR

· Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition for the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season OR

· Rank in top 25 percent of the Junior Regional Point Standings list during the current season OR

· For EPEE ONLY: the top 3 (on Modern Pentathlon Point Standings) USA Fencing Modern Pentathlon fencers will be eligible to compete in the JOI epee events without qualifying by any other means. USA Modern Pentathlon fencers MUST be USA Fencing members

2021 Summer Nationals Qualifier Tournament

The Illinois Division of USA Fencing has scheduled its annual Summer Nationals Qualifier Tournament for May 1, 2021 at Fencing Center of Chicago in Park Ridge.

This Division Qualifier is a combined event of Division II and III. All fencers born in 2007 or earlier rated C and Under may fence in the event. Qualification to Division II Summer Nationals will be awarded to the top 25% of the results. Within that qualification if the fencer is rated D and Under they will also qualify for Division III Summer Nationals. The top 25% of the remaining fencers and who are rated D and Under will qualify for Division III Summer Nationals.

For more information please see https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=47822


In case you are wondering whether you need to fence in the Division Qualifier for Summer Nationals...

Division II National Championships

· Fencers must meet eligibility and classification requirements as of the entry deadline AND

· Place in the top 25 percent of the current, or 2019-20 (if held), season’s division qualifying competition OR

· Be on the current or 2019-20 season’s Div IA ROC Regional Point Standings OR

· Be on the current or 2019-20 Div II ROC Regional Point Standings


Division III National Championships

· Fencers must meet eligibility and classification requirements as of the entry deadline AND

· Place in the top 25 percent (round up) of the total number of “D”, “E”, or “U” fencers competing in the current, or 2019-20 (if held), season division’s Division II Qualifying competition (when Division II and Division III qualifying competition held together) OR

· If separate Division III qualifying competition in the current, or 2019-20 (if held) season held by division, then top 25 percent of the field will qualify for Division III National Championships OR

· Be on the Division IA or Division II Regional Open Circuit point standings for 2019-20 or 2020-21, if classification eligible, at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships OR

· Place in the top 40 percent at a Div II or Div III NAC of the 2019-20 season, if held

· Qualified for Division II National Championships in current or previous season, if classification eligible