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Shante Benford 3-Weapon Senior Open - 2018 Mar 18, 2018
A three weapon senior open + women's epee! Trophies for mixed epee and women's epee. $30 first-event fee if pre-registered, $15 each additional event. $35 + $20 if not pre-registered. USFA membership required; all USFA equipment rules enforced.
Fairview Community Center: Roseville, MN
posted 08/04/2017
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The 1st annual Shante Benford senior open, honoring local fencer and coach Shante Benford. A Senior 3-Weapon Open with mixed events and women's epee. Trophies for mixed epee and women's epee.

Location is confirmed as Fairview community center in Roseville.

Ro Sobalvarro, coach of the 2012 Olympic women's epee team, is holding a women's epee training camp in conjunction with the Shante Benford memorial tournament. More info and registration here: Camp participants will have their first entry fee waived. If you are fencing in more than one event, you will only be asked to pay the additional event fee ($15). Proceeds from the camp will benefit the Benford family.

If you are coming from out of town, we are partnering with Hampton Inn Hotel and Holiday Inn Express to offer discount rates for our fencers. Reservation cutoff is 2/16.

Hampton Inn Hotel:
2050 Iona Lane West; Roseville MN 55113
Single King rate: $109
2 Queen Rate: $119
Call 651-209-3000 and request the ‘Shante Benford’ block or reserve online at

Holiday Inn Express:
2715 Long Lake Road; Roseville MN 55113
Single King rate: $99
2 Queen Rate: $109
Call 651-294-7200 or reserve online at®ionCode=1&hotelCode=MSPRO&_PMID=99801505&GPC=SHB&viewfullsite=true

$30 for first event, $15 each additional event if pre-registered. $35 + $20 if registering at the door. The MN Division accepts checks, cash, or credit/debit cards. This is a USFA-sanctioned tournament and competitive memberships are required - high school members must upgrade to a full competitive membership. All USFA equipment rules will be enforced.

Events Scheduled:
Senior Mixed Epee (9 AM)
Senior Mixed Foil (11 AM)
Senior Women's Epee (1 PM)
Senior Mixed Sabre (2 PM)

Why have senior tournament fees gone up?
Our senior tournaments are too large to run efficiently at local clubs. We are moving our larger tournaments to local community gyms, and the fee increase goes toward paying for these venues.

If you are interested in refereeing at this tournament or helping with bout committee, please fill out the MN Division officials form: Once we have your information, the Tournament Committee will be in touch!

Preregistration closes on 03/16/2018.