On Sunday, December 18, TFC will host the Santa Revenge Tournament (note the Russian accent in the title). This is a sanctioned tournament and there will be will be “C and under” events for foil, saber and epee (“C and under” means that only fencers with a “C” rating or below may fence. Fencers earn letter ratings at high-level competitions. Generally speaking, the higher the letter, the more advanced the fencer).
Fencers should please see Coach Greg before registering. For more details, see
For those unfamiliar:
Www.AskFred.net is a database that allows fencers to browse, search and register for
tournaments, camps and clinics throughout the United States. It is not the most user-friendly at
first, but once you get the idea, it’s pretty easy. Coach Greg Strongly Encourages for all
fencers competing or planning to start competing to set up an account! You will be tested on it!
Here’s how to start using AskFred:
1. If your fencer thinks they might be ready to compete, first talk to Coach Greg. He will guide
you toward tournaments well-matched to your child’s level of experience.
2. Once you know what kind of tournaments you are looking for, it’s time to make an account
with AskFred. This is done by clicking on the My Fred tab on the AskFred toolbar. You will need
to input your fencer’s USFA number. If your child doesn’t have a rating yet, you put the letter
3. Once your fencer is in the AskFred system, you will be able to register your child for
tournaments by clicking “pre-register” for the event you want and then following the prompts.
4. To look for tournaments, use the browse function.You can find tournaments near you by
putting your zipcode or city in the search field. If you have any difficulty, ask Coach Greg or feel
free to ask one of the loitering parents at practice – they are more than happy to share the
secrets of the AskFred labyrinth!
Head Coach at Nova Fencing Club.
Head Coach Greg Kaidanov
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