Rather than try to keep track of all of the events for all of the
fencers at the club, we have posted links below to various leagues
and their calendars. Most tournaments are listed on ASKFRED.net, an
online database of fencing results. Please be sure to check that
site on a regular basis. Email us with questions about which
tournaments are right for you.
Competitive Leagues and Conferences
This is where most tournaments are posted, and the calendar is
updated often. If you are a competitive fencer, then you should
have askfred.net bookmarked. The site looks at the geographic
coordinates for your computer's IP and shows you the upcoming
tournaments near your location. You can also search for other
events around the country.
This is calendar of local events, with tournaments held in Santa
Barbara, Los Olivos, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura. The Central
Coast Fencing Foundation holds a number of youth events each
season, where results are cumulative and an overal winner for
the season is named. Most of the youth fencers at Presidio
participate in this league. The Central Coast Fencing Foundation
also hosts an annual team tournament and a few Senior events
that are always fun.
Presidio Fencing Club belongs to the Southern California
Division of the US Fencing Association. Check this calendar for
information on qualifiers to national events, as well as larger
tournaments in the Los Angeles area.
These are tournaments held in Long Beach, Placentia, and
Fullerton. Orange Coast Opens are held almost every month. These
tournaments are appropriate for the more-competitive fencers at
The Scholastic League is made up of high schools in the LA area
who have fencing teams. Although none of the schools in Santa
Barbara have school-spnosored teams, we are able to form guest
teams to compete in this league. There is also a middle school
league, for those who are interested. Proudly, Presidio's high
school fencers have won the titles in this high school league in
2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016!
National events (aka North America Cups, or NACs) are for the
most competitive members at the club. These tournaments are held
all over the country, and they are the qualifying path to
international events like the Olympics.
Tournament Types and Eligibility
Birth Year Requirement
Open tournaments require a birth year of 2004 or
Div 1 requires birth year of 2004 and A, B, or C
Div 2 requires birth year of 2004 and C, D, or E
Div 3 requires birth year of 2004 and D, E, or Unrated
1998-2004 (until March 2018)
2001-2004 (until March 2018)
1978 or earlier
Notes on birth year requirements
The Senior and Youth competition
seasons run from August - July.
The Junior and Cadet competition
season runs from March - February. Some fencers will be eligible
for Junior and Cadet events when they are still only twelve