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2017 Maine Fencing Season Opener Sep 10, 2017
See more information page for details. Contact: John Krauss,Down East School of Fencing 207-974-8461(cell/text/e-mail/facebook messenger)
Old Town Recreation Center: Stillwater, ME
posted 08/15/2017
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Sponsored by Down East School of Fencing & the Northeast Division - USA Fencing

2017 Maine Fencing Season Opener
September 10, 2017
Old Town Recreation Center
Stillwater, ME

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2017:
Northeast Division Sanctioned USA Fencing Events:(See Eligibility below for more info.)
Check-in Times:
10:00 AM Mixed Saber B & Under (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
10:30 AM Mixed Y14 Foil (Birth Years: 2003 - 2006)
11:00 AM Mixed Y14 Epee (Birth Years: 2003 - 2006)
11:30 AM Mixed E & Under Foil (Open to all fencers E rated and unclassified)
12:00 PM Mixed B & Under Epee (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
12:30 PM Women’s Foil E & Under (Open to all fencers E rated and unclassified)
1:30 PM Mixed B & Under Foil (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)

Note: DESF Youth Development and Senior/Teen Practice Events will start, for this season, at the Lobster Pot Tournament in October 2017.

USA Fencing Events Eligibility (as per USA Fencing Rules):
Must be a USA Fencing Member or Canadian Federation Member and events are conducted with electric gear. You can join USA Fencing at the tournament or on-line at

Please review the USA Fencing Age Class Chart for eligibility in all events:

B & E USFA Events - Must be born 2004 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 by January 1 of the competition season (August - July).

B & Under = B,C,D,E,U classifications may participate.
E Events = E rated and Unrated fencers may participate.
Mixed = Men & Women combined.

Electric gear is required for all USA Fencing sanctioned events.

Pre-registration & Entry Fees:
USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Proof of membership for the USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Please show your USA Fencing membership card at check-in for proof of membership. All official members must be on the USA Fencing on-line members list by the date of the tournament. Those without proof of membership or not on the list will need to fill out a written membership form with payment information.

Entry fees:
$20 per event at the door. $15 per event if you pre-register on Ask-FRED by the close of pre-registration on Saturday, 9/9/17 by 9:00 PM. These fees only apply to DESF hosted tournaments.

Courtesy of pre-registration is highly encouraged, but those wishing to register at the door are welcome. When appropriate, incentives (i.e., discounted entry fees) will be offered to encourage additional participation in low turnout events to increase fencing opportunities. The tournament manager reserves the right to determine the type and amount of these incentives on an individual event basis.

Medals for the top three finishers will be given for each event. Any classifications in USA Fencing Events will be awarded according to USA Fencing tournament rules and conditions. Announcing a DESF tournament season point award system. Fencers this season (2017- 2018)will receive points for attendance and placement in our DESF tournaments toward an end of the season prize. Details of the system will be announced soon!!!

Old Town Recreation Center
342 Bennoch Rd.
Stillwater, ME 04489

Special thanks to the Old Town Recreation Center for providing the facility for this event. The USA Fencing Events above are sanctioned by the Northeast Division and hosted by Down East School of Fencing. See for other Northeast Division events.

Contact and host club:
John Krauss
Down East School of Fencing
207-974-8461(cell or text)

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