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1st Annual Dr. Eugene Packer Open Foil @ Freehold Aug 13, 2017
Open Mixed Foil starts at 11:00 am. This event is sanctioned by the USFA's NJ Division. You must be born in 2004 or earlier to fence in this event. Please make sure your USFA membership is renewed for this!
Freehold Fencing Academy: Freehold, NJ
posted 06/30/2017
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Senior Mixed Foil starts at 11:00 am. This event is sanctioned by the USFA's NJ Division. You must be born in 2004 or earlier to fence in this event. Please renew your USFA memberships for this!

Events Scheduled:
Senior Mixed Foil

Who is Dr. Eugene (Gene) Packer?
He began fencing at age 12, and first competed when he attended college at RPI, coached by Frank Collins, learning all 3 weapons but specializing in point weapons. He continued to compete in epee while studying in Brussels, finishing 10th in the Belgian Nationals in 1973. He was assistant coach at Lakeland HS in 1988-89. He also ran Fair Lawn's fencing program as head coach for 20 years, retiring in 2016. He has also served as the President of the HS Coaches Association (NJIFA) from 2012-2016. He now volunteers his time as a member of the NJ Division's Executive Committee, and also the Tournament Committee. Fencers will see him at competitions as a referee and/or armorer all over New Jersey, NY, and New England. He remains active in trying to promote our sport in high schools throughout the area.

Valid USFA membership is required. You MUST show your USFA card or have proof that payment has been made. You may join at the door (parent signature required for fencers under age 18), however please arrive with a completed form (available at or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Please have separate checks made out to USFA for your USFA membership payment.

We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name goes on a warning list. If you do so again you will not be able to pre-register for Freehold Fencing Academy events for the next calendar year. This means that you won’t be able to pre-register via AskFRED and you will have to compete as a walk-in entry. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list.

** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by Freehold Fencing Academy. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, Freehold Fencing Academy, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Freehold Fencing Academy to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. **

All fencers must meet USFA birth year requirements. (2004 or before)
All fencers must wear required fencing attire and bring at least 2 working weapons and 2 working body cords.

$45 if preregistered through FRED.
$60 if walk-in without preregistration.
All payments made at the door and must be in cash or check only. CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR. ONLINE PAYMENTS THROUGH FRED are NOT ACCEPTED!
Freehold Fencing Academy is located at:
Poets Square Mall
56 Thoreau Drive
Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel.: 732-610-0322

Preregistration opens on 06/30/2017.
Preregistration closes on 08/12/2017.