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Chuck Slaughter Legacy 2020 Apr 4, 2020
The annual Chuck Slaughter Legacy Tournament.
Carter Fitness Center & AC Fencing Salle: Amarillo, TX
posted 11/01/2019
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Chuck Slaughter Legacy Tournament

This is the Annual Chuck Slaughter Legacy Tournament. Two non profit organizations that were important to Chuck were the Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association and The Bridge Children's Advocacy Center. You know about ACFA, but please visit to find out more info about The Bridge.

Chuck Slaughter started his fencing odyssey with his son, Jared, in Coach Howard's adult continuing education classes at Amarillo College. After developing a passion for fencing, Chuck started the youth fencing continuing education class in 2001. In his time as a coach and instructor at Amarillo College and the Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association he taught hundreds of ordinary adults and kids how to be better athletes and better members of society. Chuck expanded his fencing knowledge by earning certification with the United States Fencing Coaches Association and by learning one-on-one with an Olympic coach. The fencers Chuck taught ranged from weekend warriors, NCAA fencers, multiple national finalists, and a national champion. He spent countless hours coaching and teaching fencing three times a week for 15 years. He even traveled with his fencers to tournaments on his own dime all across the country and even to Europe.
In 2006, he was selected as the United States Fencing Association Volunteer Coach of the Year. In the same year he was also a finalist for the United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Coach of the Year. In 2009, he was awarded a United States Fencing Coach Medal when he coached Juleah Nusz to a national championship. He was even featured on an episode of Texas Country Reporter.
Chuck didn't coach for fame or money; he coached because he loved to teach and he loved his fencers. So many current and former AC fencers can trace life lessons back to what they learned from Chuck and the experiences they shared with him. There is no way any of us can replace Chuck or his passion. We each have our own Chuck stories. Early in the youth program, at an RYC in El Paso someone from Dallas asked Chuck what European style he taught. His answer: Amarillo style. His student went on to win the tournament.

April 4, 2020

Amarillo College
Carter Fitness Center & AC Fencing Salle
Corner of 24th Street & Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109

Bout Committee Contact Info:

Fencing will commence for each event as soon as possible after close of registration. Please arrive sufficiently early so you will be ready to fence when registration closes. The venue will be open at approximately 8:15 a.m.

Saturday April 4th
9:00AM - Senior Mixed Epee
10:00AM - Y14 Mixed Epee
12:00PM - Div3 Senior Mixed Epee
1:00PM - Unsanctioned Glory Days Foil Melee - This unsanctioned event is for fencers past and present to come together and remember their good times with Chuck. If your gear doesn't fit go ahead and sign up. We'll find you gear that'll fit. Foils will be provided if needed. Lam├ęs are not needed in this modified format open to both foil and epee fencers. Be ready to have fun with this one!

Registration is $25 and each sanctioned event is $20

"Unsanctioned Glory Days Foil Melee" is $15

Medals for the top 4 fencers will be awarded for all events.

All USFA rules will be enforced in the tournament for sanctioned events. Please bring proof of USFA membership or you will not be allowed to compete. New USFA membership applications will be available at the tournament.

Standard USFA pool format with 100 percent advancing to direct elimination with no repecharge.

The tournament will have an armorer to check fencing equipment before each competition and to assist with equipment problems during the tournament. Masks and body cords will be checked for all events.

For those coming from other time zones, Amarillo is in the Central Time Zone. Be sure to set your clocks accordingly.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FOOD IN THE VENUE: The Carter Fitness Center does not allow food and drink (other than water bottles) on the floor of the gym where the competition is being held. There will be an adjoining classroom where all food must be kept and consumed.
Box lunches, snacks and water will be available for purchase.