The 2018 Indiana Division Summer National Qualifiers - open to USA Fencing and Indiana Division members - for Men and Women Y14/DIV II/III and VET events is set.
Registration for this event closed on April 11, 2018.
Events will only be fenced with registration of more than three fencers. Events with three or less fencers will not be fenced, however, those fencers in events not fenced will be deemed auto qualified subject to the other qualification requirements within USFA Athlete Handbook.
Please see the USFA Athlete Handbook for qualification paths and requirements.
Fencers will be notified NLT 4/13/18 if they will be required to fence in qualifier.
Events that are to be fenced will be staged Saturday, April 14, at Indianapolis Fencing Club's fencing facility in Abundant Life Church gym, 7606 E 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN, in conjunction with Firebird Cup.
If you are fencing in the Firebird Cup, you will already be at venue so further planning is unnecessary.
If bouts are fenced. After pool rounds, the direct elimination round will be fenced to determine each place (no tie for third).
If you are a fencer in any of the qualifying events, you should ensure that you are in compliance with the requirements of participation and qualification as noted above. Your failure to do so could invalidate your ability to qualify in this event for Summer Nationals.
Please see the USA Fencing Athlete Handbook for qualification paths and requirements. There are NO walk-in registrations for this tournament. USA Fencing and Indiana Division membership required.
For those events where there were three or less fencers register for the event, and even though the event will not be fenced those eligible fencers are considered qualified.
There is a $10/event charge for events (if fenced).
Be advised, USA Fencing rules allow qualification for VET events at Summer Nationals via division qualification. Qualification occurs by "competing" in a DIV II/DIV III event for the weapon you would be interested in fencing for VET's at Summer Nationals. Qualification is limited to DIV II/DIV III eligible fencers rated C and Below. Qualification for VET events is not dependent on your placement in the DIV II/III qualifier (and is therefore automatic based solely on participation). However, any placement within the top 25% would additionally qualify you to compete in a DIV II/DIV III event as allowed by your placement and classification. Therefore, a separate VET qualifier is not necessary, and will not be fenced.
Final results, if applicable, and ALL qualifying notices with instructions for registering for Summer Nationals with USA Fencing will be sent to qualifying fencers NLT Sunday, April, 15, 2018.
If you have any questions, you may contact me, if by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 317-344-9088.
Thank you and good luck,
Chair, Indiana Division USA Fencing