California State High School Fencing Championships

April 21, 2024
Registration closes April 17, 2024

Chaminade High School
7500 Chaminade Ave, Parking off Cohassett., Los Angeles, CA 91304 US Map
Online Payments Not Accepted
Scholastic League Events are held by Grade level, NOT age. Open to all California High School students 9th - 12th grade. Current School ID & proof of USFA membership required.


SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2024

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024 (No Late Registrations)

All registrations will be pending coach and league approval. Venue size is limited and event sizes will be capped and adjusted based on space available. Registration may close early when caps are reached and you may be placed on a waitlist. League schools are given priority registration. League Schools may submit their rosters by April 1st for priority registration. After April 1, we will open up general registration until event caps are reached.

Come join us for the California State High School Fencing Championships. Fencers must live in California and attend high school in California to participate. Each High School may send their TOP 4 fencers per event. Schools may submit a roster in advance to qualify the status of their TOP 4 fencers. Each fencer may compete in a maximum of two events.

This tournament is a recognized high school event by USA Fencing (USFA) and fencers will be eligible to earn USFA classifications (ratings). 

Scholastic League Tournaments are held by Grade level, NOT age. Please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB on ASKFRED. You must show your School ID & USFA membership card upon check-in.





8:00 AM Men's High School Epee

9:00 AM Women's High School Foil

12:00 PM Men's High School Foil

12:30 PM Women's High School Epee

2:00 PM Men's High School Saber

2:30 PM Women's High School Saber


UPDATES: Venues, Dates and Event Times are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please check back for updates.  A final schedule will be posted here in the week prior to event. (Usually by Thursday). Event times are "Close of Check In".  All fencers need to arrive at the venue at least ONE HOUR BEFORE to check-in, get equipment inspected and warm up.

GET "REMIND" TEXTS for UPDATES:  Text "@socalfence" to the number 81010 to join REMIND101 for the SoCal Scholastic Fencing League.  This is a good way to get remind text messages as we get closer to tournaments for any updates.

REGISTER EARLY: Please assist the organizers of this event by registering AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. The League will hire referees and schedule fencing strips based on numbers of registered fencers. Your early registration helps the League plan timely events. THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS and NO SIGN UPS ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.



-- "Junior" events are open to CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9 to 12). (Please note that 8th grade students are NOT ELIGIBLE for this tournament, even if they may be considered a "Junior" by USA Fencing Definitions, as this League is strictly ACADEMIC GRADE-BASED.)

-- Must bring School ID (Proof of School and Grade) If your school does not issue a school ID, please bring proof of school enrollment, i.e. registration, letter from school stating grade, etc.

-- When REGISTERING on AskFred for this tournament, please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB. (Under USFA membership, you can still keep your Fencing Club as your Primary Club)

-- Must be current member of USA Fencing, with USFA Competitive or Access Membership, and bring a copy of card (or screenshot) showing expiration date.  (You may purchase USFA Competitive or Access Membership on-line using this link:



Fencers may show proof of enrollment in a current league school, or else they will be considered a "non-league school fencer".    For more information on the SoCal Scholastic Fencing League, and a current list of member schools, please check our website at



League School Fencer: $10.00 per individual event.

Non-League School Fencer: $30.00 Registration plus $50.00 per event (Total $80.00 for one event, $130 for 2 events)

Fees will be collected the day of the tournament or may be prepaid by PayPal or Venmo in the week preceding the tournament (see below).

PRE-PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please note fencer's name, date of tournament, and which event:

•              PayPal "friends & family"

•              VENMO -@Socalfencingleague 

PAYMENT at the Tournament:  

•              Cash (exact change please)

•              Credit or Debit Cards (via Square) 

•              Checks payable to: Southern California Scholastic Fencing League (SCSFL)




•              School ID (idf possible, please list your school as the primary club when registering on AskFred for this tournament)

•              Proof of CURRENT USFA Competitive or Access Membership (You must show copy of card which displays your expiration date)

•              Payment or Proof of Payment (See above)


EVENT FORMAT: There will be one round of pools with 100% advancing to direct elimination in all individual competitions. The direct elimination bouts will be fifteen touch bouts, with the appropriate breaks determined by which weapon is being fenced. 



Uniform:  A full fencing Jacket (FIE not required), a plastron (underarm protector), a glove, and fencing knickers.   Socks must cover all the leg not covered by the knickers.  Women's equipment must include breast protectors made of metal or rigid material inside the jacket. The appropriate glove, lame’ and mask for the weapon being fenced are required. Please wear shoes with non-marking or white soles to all competitions. Foil Chest Protector: USFA Foil "Padded" chest guards will be enforced and checked.  Material must have the SEMI technical mark at the center of the upper edge, per USA Fencing Rules of Competition, section m.25.4(c) Sabre:   All sabre fencers must use a USA Fencing approved 800N glove. Leon Paul brand MASK owners: If you have the Leon Paul "X-Change" mask with the plastic disk in back, please note that a secondary neck strap is now REQUIRED for all USA Fencing domestic events and non-conforming equipment will be disallowed. Please consult your coach or the armorer with any questions.

INSPECTIONS:    Masks and gloves will be inspected by the armorer. Weapons will be tested on the strip. You will not be allowed to fence with equipment that does not conform to USFA standards.


CODES OF CONDUCT: By entering this tournament, we will be following the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing.  Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches, and members at:

The Southern California Scholastic League follows the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.