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AIC New Years Open Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022
AIC New Year’s Open is Virginia Sanctioned Tournament. Awards for top 8 in each event. Entry fees are $35 if pre-registered or $45 for walk-ins. Cash or check (no credit cards). Limited to 35 fencers per event
posted 11/29/2021
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Venue: AIC Fencing, 1333 Shepard Dr # G, Sterling, VA 20164.

This is Virginia Sanctioned Tournament. Awards to Top 8.

Doors open one hour before close of check-in. Free parking! Free wireless internet!

** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current r1ules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by AIC Fencing. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, AIC Fencing, referees, and staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to AIC Fencing 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. **

Out of concern for the safety of our membership and their families, the Virginia Division of USA Fencing will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all fencers, parents, volunteers and USFA Professional members for that event to be sanctioned by the Virginia Division.

USA Fencing’s venue mask mandate is also still in effect, so all competitors, coaches, professional members will be required to wear a mask, even while competing.

Entry fees are $35 if pre-registered or $45 for walk-ins. We accept cash, check only.

Use the link in your confirmation e-mail or write to the organizers to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card at the door. Print your card when you join/renew your membership. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at Use your credit card number on the renewal form for your USA Fencing membership payment. Bear in mind, USA Fencing now charges a $10 fee to renew your membership by mail/paper.

All fencers are expected to wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.

PLEASE NOTE: all FOIL fencers who wear a rigid chest protector (some men, and ALL women) will need to wear the new padded design. The chest protector will also need to be worn UNDER the plastron.

Directions can be found at: (see bottom of page)
Urgent and important information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. It is the fencer's responsibility to verify that your FRED profile contains your correct e-mail address. ( then go to "My FRED").

AIC Fencing will ONLY use ratings and points standings that have been forwarded to and accepted by USA Fencing in advance of the tournament and then downloaded by us from USA Fencing. This information will be downloaded on three days before the event. Check your current points at:


AIC is committed to safely operating the tournament events. All AIC tournaments are subject to Virginia state laws and orders regarding COVID-19. We will adhere to such laws as they apply with changing circumstances. To such a purpose we are taking every step to keep everyone safe and have developed our Covid-19 guidelines, requirements and protocols.

Face Coverings and Physical Distancing:

Anyone inside the club must wear face coverings and keep social distancing at all times.

Photography and filming is permitted; however, NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

** We reserve the right to make changes to the tournament, procedures, and registration to comply with all Federal and Virginia guidelines **