Duel in Des Moines

Join us for our first tournament of 2021!

Fairmeadows Elementary
807 23rd St.
West Des Moines, IA
(epee events will be outside, in the parking lot; foil and saber will be indoors, in the gym)
This is not the same school as last fall!

$30 + $10 per event

(Times are close of check-in; fencing will begin shortly thereafter.)

Saturday 5/1:
9:00 am – Unsanctioned Youth Mixed Foil
10:00 am – Senior Mixed Epee
11:00 am – Unsanctioned Youth Mixed Saber
1:00 pm – Senior Mixed Foil
2:00 pm – Cadet Mixed Epee
2:30 pm – Senior Mixed Saber

Sunday 5/2:
10:00 am – Senior Women’s Epee
2:00 pm – Unrated Senior Mixed Epee

Live results: TBA

*If there is a significant chance of rain, we’ll communicate on Thursday evening (4/29) about schedule changes or cancellations.

Covid-19 Rules & Precautions:

Masks are required per USA Fencing rules: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/1130356

Coronavirus masks will be treated like any other piece of attire/equipment – glasses, shoelaces, jacket zippers – if it becomes displaced, we want you to fix it, but it should generally stay in place while fencing.

To help with the logistics of this requirement, fencers are allowed to put their fencing mask on before hooking up to the reel (and salute with it on) and take it off after unhooking.

Hand sanitizer will be available at each scoring table and bout committee.

Please bring your own water so you don’t have to use the restroom tap.

Please DO NOT attend if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have recently been exposed to a known case, or are supposed to be quarantining.

This tournament is sanctioned, so USA Fencing membership is required for all events except Youth Foil and Youth Saber. You can join or renew your membership here: https://member.usafencing.org/login

*If you are new to USA Fencing, there is an option to sign up as a non-competitive member for $10, which allows you to compete in one tournament during the 20-21 season (which ends in July) without upgrading to a full competitive membership.

Youth is considered “10 and up”. All other age categories follow USA Fencing’s normal age divisions: https://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility

State & county Covid-19 data:

USA Fencing’s Return to Local Events Guidelines, many of which we will be following: https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/97c9-2220537/Return_to_Local_Events_Final.pdf#_ga=2.240177984.213598919.1597815952-1737010881.1552275440

Tournament will follow USA Fencing’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/62a0-1886140/USA_Fencing_MAAPP_Final_060619.pdf#_ga=2.95948250.734423682.1600180125-603829739.1572536120

*Update 4/1/21: Now there are events for foil and saber fencers, run by the Des Moines Fencing Club!*

Hosted by Red Door Fencing & the Des Moines Fencing Club
(515) 329-0329