Forge Fencing is excited to launch the Priority on Youth Tournament Series of 5 youth events designed to foster new and emerging youth fencers in foil, epee', and saber. Events will be hosted at Forge located at 610 North Duke Street, Durham NC 27701.
Priority on Youth is a tournament series designed to provide a fun and positive atmosphere for youth to develop their competition skills and experience, while fostering their love and passion for competition.
Athletes will earn points by participating in each event, athletes that participate in 4/5 of the tournament dates will be eligible to select an amazing prize from our prize table after the completion of the final event.
Event fee is $25 for the first event, $15 for additional events for Forge Members. $35 for the first, and $25 for additional events for non-members. Event fees are paid at the club on the day of the event, during check-in.
askFred registration will close the Wednesday prior to the event.
Times listed are close of check-in. Fencers should plan on arriving at the venue one hour prior to the start of the event to allow time to check-in and warm-up
Eligibility and Uniform Requirements
To calculate a fencer's age and eligibility, visit https://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility
Y10 -- Born 2012-2015
Y12 -- Born 2010-2013
Y14 -- Born 2008-2011
Junior -- Born 2003-2009
Full regulation safety equipment is required, including: fencing pants, plastrons, and long socks.
Electric equipment is available for day rental for $15 based on availability.
Foil Specific Gear
Foil bib masks will be optional, athletes can use either a foil mask or epee' masks. FIE padded chest protectors are not required, standard epee' chest protectors will be accepted.
2022-2023 Priority on Youth Schedule
These events will be used as training events for building coaches, referees and fencers.
Guest coaches, parents and outside club members are welcome to participate in building our regional strength.
Tournament guidelines and expectations will be emailed before the event.
This is a sponsored event in honor of lifetime educator, Carole Minton.
Have Questions or need help? Contact Jeff@Forgefencing.com.
Preregistration opens on 10/23/2022.
Preregistration closes on 12/01/2022.