Join us for the 2023 UGA Open with events in Epee, Saber, and Foil.
***Events will be capped. All Mixed Foil and Saber events will be closed at 56, D3 Foil and Saber events at 50, Women's Epee at 35, D3 Epee at 90, and Open Epee at 90.
D & Under Foil (Registration closes at 8:15 am)
D & Under Saber (Registration closes at 9:15 am)
Women's Epee (Registration closes at 10:50 am)
Mixed Foil (Registration closes at 12:45 pm)
Mixed Saber (Registration closes at 2:00 pm)
D & Under Epee (Registration closes at 8:15 am)
Mixed Epee (Registration closes at 12:45 pm)
First Event: $45
Subsequent Events: $35
A-Rated Fencers will get $10 off of their events
Collegiate teams that provide strips will have their fencers receive a $5 discount on their first event.
Preregistration for this event will close at 11:59PM EST on 1/18/2022.
Fencers under 18 years of age should have the waiver linked here printed and signed by a parent or legal guardian at registration.
Walk-in fencers will be accepted at double fees for each event should there be space in their event.
Fees can be paid in cash, check, card, or venmo at the registration table.
Masks and gloves will be checked during registration. Each fencer must have an extra body cord (mask cords where necessary) and an additional weapon near the strip. All foil fencers with chest protectors must comply with the soft cover rule. Fencers competing in multiple events on the same day should check in for all events at once. P-Card rules will be used in situations of noncom.
A cut no stricter than 75% promotion (25% elimination) from pools will be used for all events other than Women's Epee. Women's Epee will not have a cut between pools and DEs. The organizers reserve the right to reduce the number of fencers eliminated (more fencing!) if day-of numbers allow.
COVID and Procedures
Participants will follow all USFA, University, and local COVID guidelines. If the facility requires a mask to be worn when not on strip, we will enforce this regulation. We respectfully request that people who are ill stay home.
For individuals under 18, please bring a maximum of one parent to the venue. All fencers, please minimize spectators brought to the event. We would like to make sure there is as much space as possible for fencers and tournament staff.
If you are interested please email email@example.com with your full name and capabilities. You must be SafeSport certified with current referee certifications at the date of the tournament, and have filled out your referee contract on your USA Fencing profile. Format and referee details will be very similar to years prior.
VA Fencing Gear will have a vending station on location and provide the opportunity to buy equipment. You may place orders in advance for pickup during the event through http://Www.vafencinggear.com, or by emailing them.