New Jersey Cup
The NJ Cup competition, sponsored by the New Jersey Division, features a year-long series of tournaments in which members of the NJ Division compete for points by finishing as high as possible in multiple USFA-sanctioned open events in a given weapon. The way the competition is structured, a fencer earns more points for finishing higher in events with more, stronger competitors. Fencers compete in the weapon(s) of their choice, and at the end of the season the top three finishers of the men’s and women’s series are each awarded with the Cup, which is a beautiful, engraved crystal obelisk. There is also a Veterans competition which presents a Cup to the top fencer age 40 and over for each weapon and gender.
In the past, the cups have often been sponsored by or on behalf of various luminaries of the fencing world, including:
- For Men’s Saber, the cup has been given in honor of Peter Westbrook, a 6-time Olympic Sabreur (1984 Bronze Medal winner), 14-time National Champion and ongoing supporter of fencing opportunities for disadvantaged inner-city kids.
While anyone is welcome to participate in the tournaments, the Cup recipients are limited to members of the NJ Division only.
Want to find out more? For a complete desccription of the rules, to go http://test.newjerseyfencing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NJ-Cup-Rules.pdf. Go to https://askfred.net/Results/pointsLists.php to check out the current standings (there is a New Jersey Cup and New Jersey Veterans Cup listing for each fencing season).