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 Goalline 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 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

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)

Tournament Calendar

Date Tournament Location
Sep 27-29, 2019 Canada Cup 1 Richmond, British Columbia
Nov 2, 2019 Gladiator’s Cup Fall  Calgary, Alberta
Nov 3, 2019 Alberta Winter Games Zone 2/3 Qualifiers Calgary, Alberta
Nov 16-17, 2019 Jujie Luan Open Edmonton, Alberta
Jan 24-26 Canada Cup 2 Gatineau, Quebec
Feb 15-17, 2020 Alberta Winter Games 2020 Airdre, Alberta
Feb 22-23, 2020 Don Laszlo Memorial Cup Calgary, Alberta
Mar 7-8, 2020 Gladiator’s Cup Winter Calgary, Alberta
Mar 28-29, 2020 Edmonton Open Edmonton, Alberta
May 2-3, 2020 Alberta Provincial Championships Blackfalds, Alberta
May 8-11, 2020 2020 Nationals Edmonton, Alberta

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!