Fencing Newbie: What do I take to a tournament?

You’ve been fencing for a while and have decided to go to a tournament. Congratulations! This is a big step! The whole process can be a little overwhelming, so here’s a checklist to make sure you have everything you need. I have also included some suggestions of items parents/spectators might want to take along. A sabre event will last anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours, depending on the number of competitors and how organized the event is, so you’ll need to plan accordingly. Let me know if you have any suggestions to add to the list!



7 thoughts on “Fencing Newbie: What do I take to a tournament?

  1. Camera, although with everyone having a phone with a camera, that may not need to be said? Also, phone for texting whereabouts at larger tourneys. That would be for both child & parent.


  2. The only other thing I would add is on the entry fees, make sure to be prepared to pay cash/check. Not all venues take credit cards.


  3. Make sure that all the electronic items (body cords, lame, mask cords, cuffs) are in working order – if you have any doubts about any of those, have them checked at the club before going to a tournament. Most tournaments do not have vendors where you can purchase items that do not pass inspection, but CEFC does have these items for purchase.


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