Here are the following requirements to get started in fencing tournaments. Please note that the following information refers to sanctioned tournaments only. Unrated non-sanctioned tournaments such as club events do not apply.
All competitive fencers require a competitive CFF License, if you have obtained an associate license you can upgrade your CFF License through the Alberta Fencing Association Goalline website.
Fencers are required to have the following working equipment:
Rated 350N or above Mask with additional strap and conductive bib
Rated 350N or above Jacket, Pants and Plastron
Chest protector mandatory for women and all children U13 or lower
Fencing Glove without tears or holes
Long socks that cover to the lower edges of pants
x2 body wires
x2 head wires
x2 working foil blades
Please see the Coaches and CFC office staff for assistance in obtaining equipment.
Depending on the tournament, registration sites for tournaments will vary. Visit the following sites for more details on registering for the particular tournament you wish to go to:
(If you wish to fence in the USA you will need to register for a USAF Fencing ID, Fencing in a North American Cup NAC requires a USAF Foreign License at no cost as long as you have a valid CFF competitive license)
|Nov 3-4, 2018||Canada Cup West||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|Nov 17-18, 2018||Jujie Luan Open||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Dec 9, 2018||Gladiator’s Cup Fall||Calgary, Alberta|
|Jan 25-27, 2019||Canada Cup||Richmond, British Columbia|
|Feb 16-17, 2019||Edmonton Open||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Feb 23-24, 2019||Don Laszlo Memorial Cup||Calgary, Alberta|
|Mar 9-10, 2019||Wetterberg Open||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Mar 17, 2019||Gladiator’s Cup Winter||Calgary, Alberta|
|Apr 6-7, 2019||Alberta Provincial Championships||Medicine Hat, Alberta|
|May 17-20, 2019||2019 Nationals||Quebec, Quebec|
Note: the above list is not comprehensive, refer to the event site links above for more events.
Good luck to all our competitive fencers this year!