Summer Nationals Update

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Summer Nationals Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Fencing is postponing the 2020 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge to late July or early August in order to protect the health and well-being of competitors, coaches, tournament staff and spectators.

USA Fencing is working with our partners at the Louisville Sports Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau to assess venue availability for the tournament that was originally scheduled for June 28 – July 7.

Decisions will be made in keeping with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control as well as local, state and federal regulations and other applicable epidemiological guidance.

Due to the postponement of qualifying tournaments for the National Championships and July Challenge, qualifying paths also are currently being reassessed.

We understand that tournament participants, members and clubs also are attempting to plan ahead for upcoming tournaments and resuming practice and we are working to provide information as soon as possible while still putting procedures and timelines into place that are in the best interests of the health of the USA Fencing family. Further details, including dates for the opening of tournament registration and deadlines as well as the release of updated qualifying criteria, will be published in the coming weeks.

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