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2020 Equinox Epee Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Join us in Des Moines for the 6th annual (Fall!) Equinox Epee tournament! Due to coronavirus/COVID-19, we have rescheduled from March 28-29 to October 10-11.
Hillside Elementary: West Des Moines, IA
posted 07/17/2019
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Join us for the 6th annual Equinox Epee tournament!

Hillside Elementary
713 8th St.
West Des Moines, IA
(outside, in the parking lot)

$30 + $10 per event

(Times are close of check-in; fencing will begin shortly thereafter.)
Saturday 10/10:
10:00 am - Senior Mixed Epee
2:00 pm - Women's Epee

Sunday 10/11:
10:00 am - Div3/D & Under Senior Mixed Epee
2:00 pm - Cadet Mixed Epee

Live results:

*If there is a significant chance of rain, we'll communicate on Thursday evening (10/8) about schedule changes or cancellations.

Covid-19 Rules & Precautions:

Masks are required under fencing masks/while fencing, indoors (restrooms), and any time you are unable to maintain an appropriate distance from others not in your party. To make it easy on officials, please keep your cloth/surgical mask on whenever possible.

Coronavirus masks will be treated like any other piece of attire/equipment - glasses, shoelaces, jacket zippers - if it becomes displaced, we want you to fix it, but it should generally stay in place while fencing. Shields that attach to the mask - available from a number of fencing suppliers - are acceptable as long as the fencer takes their mask off when they are away from others. (For obvious reasons, masks with unfiltered valves are not acceptable.)

To help with the logistics of this requirement, fencers are allowed to put their fencing mask on before hooking up to the reel (and salute with it on) and take it off after unhooking.

Hand sanitizer will be available at each scoring table and bout committee.

Please bring your own water so you don't have to use the restroom tap.

Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have recently been exposed to a known case, or are supposed to be quarantining.

This tournament is sanctioned, so USA Fencing membership is required. You can join or renew your membership here:

Update 10/6: USA Fencing has confirmed that local sanctioned events can have fencers from outside the division in October.

State & county Covid-19 data:

USA Fencing's Return to Local Events Guidelines, many of which we will be following:

Tournament will follow USA Fencing's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies:

Hosted by Red Door Fencing
(515) 329-0329