Tournament Info

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 website.

Competitive equipment:

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 all women and all children U13 or lower
Working Lame
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 (U11 require Size 0 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:

Alberta Fencing Association Events
Canadian Fencing Association Events
AskFred Fencing Registration Site
USA Fencing Association Events

(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)

2023-2024 Tournament Calendar

September 23-24Epic Fall CompetitionCalgary, AB
October 21-22Alberta Cup #1Red Deer, AB
November 04-05Alberta Cup #2Edmonton AB
November 25-26Jujie Luan OpenEdmonton, AB
February 03-04Edmonton OpenEdmonton, AB
February 24-25Alberta Cup #3Calgary, AB
March 16-17Alberta Cup #4Calgary, AB
May 04-05AFA Provincial ChampionshipsEdmonton, Alberta
May 17-20National ChampionshipsSaskatoon, SK

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!