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4th Annual Dr. Packer Open Epee @ Freehold Aug 1, 2021
Senior Mixed Epee starts at 10:00 am. This event is sanctioned by the USFA's NJ Division. You must be born in 2008 or before to fence in this event.
Freehold Fencing Academy: Freehold, NJ
posted 04/11/2021
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Senior Mixed Epee starts at 10:00 am. This event is sanctioned by the USFA's NJ Division. You must be born in 2008 or before to fence in this event.


Follow the live results here:

- All people must wear a face covering when entering the club.
- All fencers Must fence with their masks on.
- Social distancing at all time.

Events Scheduled:
Senior Mixed Epee - 10:00 am

All fencers Must wear required fencing attire and bring at least 2 working weapons and 2 working body cords.

Valid USFA membership is required. You MUST show your USFA card or have proof that payment has been made. You may join at the door (parent signature required for fencers under age 18),however please arrive with a completed form (available at or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Please have separate checks made out to USFA for your USFA membership payment.

We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name goes on a warning list. If you do so again you will not be able to pre-register for Freehold Fencing Academy events for the next calendar year. This means that you won't be able to pre-register via askFRED and you will have to compete as a walk-in entry. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list.

Who was Dr. Eugene (Gene) Packer?
He began fencing at age 12, and first competed when he attended college at RPI, coached by Frank Collins, learning all 3 weapons but specializing in point weapons. He continued to compete in epee while studying in Brussels, finishing 10th in the Belgian Nationals in 1973. He was assistant coach at Lakeland HS in 1988-89. He also ran Fair Lawn's fencing program as head coach for 20 years, retiring in 2016. He has also served as the President of the HS Coaches Association (NJIFA) from 2012-2016. He volunteered his time as a member of the NJ Division's Executive Committee, and also the Tournament Committee. Fencers always saw him at competitions as a referee and/or armorer all over New Jersey, NY, and New England. He was one of the pioneers of r promoting our sport in high schools throughout the area. In September 2018, Dr. Packer passed away sadly. We will continue to run this tournament in his memory every year to show our appreciation for his hardwork and dedication.

** Liability Waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by Freehold Fencing Academy. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, Freehold Fencing Academy, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Freehold Fencing Academy to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. **

$40 for Freehold fencers
$50 if preregistered and pay at the door.
$65 for Walk-ins.

All payments made at the door and must be in cash or check only.

Freehold Fencing Academy is located at:
Poet's Square Mall
56 Thoreau Drive
Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel.: 732-610-0322

For any more information visit our website at, or e-mail us at

Preregistration opens on 02/24/2021.
Preregistration closes on 07/31/2021.