Updated Schedule & Events for 2023
Thank you North Carolina for supporting these events! This tournament series has grown more quickly than we anticipated and are expanding this into a full 2 day event. We are also adding SANCTIONED D & Under (Division 3) Foil, Epee, and Saber events concurrently.
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. The Division 3 events will replace the Junior events for the point list for the final 3 events in 2023.
Our unsanctioned event fees are $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. The sanctioned Division 3 events are a flat $35 per event, with no multi-event discounts - this is to cover the cost of holding a sanctioned event.
askFred registration will close the Thursday prior to the event.
Times listed are EVENT START TIMES.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.