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North Texas Division

United States Fencing Association

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This is the home page for the North Texas Division of the United States Fencing Association (USFA). The North Texas Division covers the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas, including Waco and Denton. See the map for the division boundaries and the locations of fencing clubs and tournaments.

News

North Texas Division's Annual Meeting on May 14, 2016

It's about that time of year again. The North Texas Division will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4 PM. The meeting will be held at Fencing Institute of Texas, 11482 Luna Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. The Annual Meeting will cover the status of the division, its budget and the election of officiers. Proxies are available for those who cannot attend this year's meeting. Eligible voters are those USFA/NTX Division members who are 18 years or older, as of February 1st of the membership year.

North Texas Division Qualifier

A big thank you to all the competitors who fenced in the North Texas Division's Summer National Championship Qualifier and congratulations to those who qualified. All fencers who qualified should be able to see your qualification status in your Railstation profile.The deadline to submit your entry to the Championships and July Challenge is May 16th.

New Sabre Timing Rules and FIE Sabre Placement Test

At the April 14, 2016 Board of Directors meeting the BoD voted to adopt the new FIE Sabre timing rules for all sanctioned USA Fencing events effective on August 1, 2016 to coincide with the start of the new season. The new rule is: After a hit has been registered, a subsequent hit made by the other fencer will only be registered if it occurs within a maximum of 170 ms (± 10 ms) (previously 120ms).

Also the FIE is testing having referees place each of the two competitors in such a way that the back foot of each is 2m from the centre line of the piste (that is, in from of the "on-guard" lines). This test to occur after the Olympic Games and until December 31, 2016. The EC will decide if the rule will be applied for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

Please Consider Joining the North Texas Division Fencers Yahoo Group

Being a member of the North Texas Division Fencers Yahoo Group provides you with the latest fencing news and information. Don't miss out.