The Poujardieu Fencing Tournament was started in the early 1980s 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.
The 2022 Poujardieu Memorial Fencing tournament will be held this year on the weekend of October 22-23 2022.
The venue is the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports on the campus of Saint Anthony Catholic High School, 3200 McCullough Ave. San Antonio, Tx. 78212
Mx div1A Foil Sun 10/23 11:00 am
Mx div2 Foil. Sat 10/22 1:00 pm
Women Foil Sun 10/23 2:00 pm *
Mx div1A Epee. Sat 10/22 8:30 am
Mx div2 Epee. Sun 10/23 8:30 am
Women epee Sun 10/23 2:00 pm *
Mx div1A Sabre Sat 10/22 2:00 pm
Mx div2 Sabre. Sat 10/22 10:00 am
Women Sabre Sat 10/22 4:00 pm *
The Women's events will be fenced if we have more than 4 fencers. If less, it will be mixed with the div2 mixed event of the same weapon.
The time is tentative time and is subject to change.
Make sure you read your email for any modifications.
Preregistration opens on 08/10/2022.
Preregistration closes on 10/15/2022.
Normal, pre-registration And PRE-Payment Received By 10/15/22
$15.00 per event
Pre Registration on askfred before 10/15/22 at payement at the door:
$45.00 tournament fee
$20.00 per event
College student and high school student, if pre-registered on AskFred and valid student id.
$40 for 1 event
$50 for 2 events
$60 for 3 events
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 (https://member.usafencing.org) 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.
AGE CRITERIA FOR OPEN TOURNAMENTS
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 : Scott Stevens
Bout Committee : Emmanuelle Jean
Contact the chair at ob01@TxState.Edu or 512-665-0686 for further info or emergency contact.