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37th Pouj Memorial Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019
The Poujardieu Fencing Tournament was started in the early 1980's during the lifetime of Maitre Gerard Poujardieu, Sr. who was a long-time epee coach of USA Modern Pentathlon then based in San Antonio, Texas.
Jowers Gym at Texas State University: San Marcos, TX
posted 11/11/2018
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The Poujardieu Fencing Tournament was started in the early 1980's during the lifetime of Maitre Gerard Poujardieu, Sr. who was a long-time epee coach of USA Modern Pentathlon then based in San Antonio, Texas.He was the founder of the South Texas Division of the Amateur Fencing League of America (AFLA) as USA FENCING was then known. Maitre Pouj also started several fencing clubs in Central Texas and gave fencing lessons at many high schools in Central Texas. The whole of the Poujardieu Family was a driving force for the promotion of fencing for men and women for all of its existence , in their native France and here in their adopting country. After his death in the summer of 1984, it became a memorial and following the passing of his wife, Louise and eldest son, Gerard, Jr. (also a fencing master) the tournament became a memorial to a fencing family. Local, regional, national and international fencers have taken part in this tournament over the years. Highlights have included when Mexican National Teams or Team members have taken part and medaled in most, if not all, of the events offered. In 2009, the Poujardieu Memorial was one of the first Regional Open Circuit tournaments.

Preregistration opens on 11/11/2018.
Preregistration closes on 04/05/2019.

Jowers Gymnasium
Texas State University
The venue will open at 8:00 am on both days.
Parking is free; just stay out of Restricted Parking Slots.

Times listed are the CLOSE of Registration

Saturday April 6th 2019:
8:30 am Mixed Foil
10:30 am Mixed Saber
1:00pm Women's Foil
3:00pm Women's Saber

Sunday April 7th 2019:
9:00 am Mixed Epee
11:00 am Women's Epee
2:00pm D & Under Mixed Epee (Div III)

Normal, pre-registration:
$30.00 Registration
$10.00 per event

Registration at the door:
$45.00 Late Registration
$10.00 per event

Participation is limited to fencers whose USFA membership status can be verified. Fencers whose status cannot be confirmed either here or through the national office will NOT be allowed to compete. USFA membership will be available at the day of the tournament. You can visit the USFA webpage ( to renew your membership online.

Minors (under 18) must have a Waiver signed by their Parent or Guardian when checking in; a coach's signature is NOT acceptable. The waiver is available when as part of the registration confirmation sent from FRED.

The USFA Board of Directors has ruled that for any USFA competition that is not specific to an age group, an athlete must be at least 13 years old as of January 1 of the fencing season. The exemption to this rule applies to any fencer whose younger than 13 on January 1 but who is listed on the latest National Junior Point standings; then that fencer is allowed to compete in the USFA competitions not specific to an age group. The athlete must meet any other criteria stated for that competition. Examples of such non-specific competitions are: "Open", "Unclassified", "A" competitions, "C" or under competitions, Team competitions of any category unless specified for juniors or similar age restricted category.

Equipment check will start at 8:00 a.m.
All events will be fenced electrically. Equipment checks will consist of gloves, masks, body cords and lames. Sabre cuffs, underarm protectors, fencing knickers and any and all safety equipment per USFA regulations are REQUIRED.

Head Referee : Gary van der Wege
Head Armorer : Michael Mergens
Bout Committee : Emmanuelle Jean
Contact the chair at ob01@TxState.Edu or 512-665-0686 for further info or emergency contact.