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I am trying to talk with someone in National Events, but I can’t get through to a real person. The National Events phones are very busy throughout the tournament season. If you have a question, leave a voice message for the individual you are trying to reach or call the main desk at 719‐866‐4511. If you need an immediate answer, email the question to: information@usfencing.org. Please do not leave a message at every extension in the office. It only slows the process and creates confusion for everyone.

How do I know who to contact? Click Here for a list of National Office staff and the areas they cover.

What time will the tournament end each day? There is no way to determine when the tournament will end each day. If you are competing and plan to leave after your event, make your departure arrangements for the following day. There is a chance if you book your flight for the same day, due to tournament conditions competition may not finish in time for you to catch your flight.

Why is it better to use the online registration versus sending in a paper entry form? For registration accuracy, speed and environmentally-conscious reasons, USA Fencing has moved to an online registration system.  With online registration you receive a confirmation right away and appear on the confirmed entrants list once your payment is processed (does not apply to championships). When an entry form is emailed, faxed or mailed in we have to process the payment, enter the fencer manually, and email a confirmation back. Paper entries take 2‐3 days to process. There is an additional $10 fee on all the paper entries.

I do not know my username and/or password for RailStation (online registration site). If you are not sure of your username and/or password please email information@usfencing.org so we can get you a username and/or password or answer any other questions you might have about RailStation.

How do I use RailStation to register for a tournament?
Click Here to Login with your email and password
Click on TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Click on the ENTER link for the tournament you wish to enter
Click NEXT on profile page to get to Tournament Info page*^
Agree to the waiver, Click NEXT
Select the events you wish to enter, Click NEXT
Agree to the waiver, Click NEXT
Enter your payment information, Click SUBMIT PAYMENT and process your credit card payment
Please print out your receipt.
*if you haven’t already renewed your membership, select the competitive membership type
^if you already entered and would like to add another event—please select it on Tournament Info page—your total will include the extra event(s) selected
Still nee help? Click Here

I am having trouble with RailStation (online registration site). 
If you are having navigational trouble, we have created a How To document that can be found here.  If you are experience technical difficulties with the site, please email Tanya Brown.

Can I renew my membership as part of tournament registration on RailStation (online registration site
)?
Yes, if your membership is not a current competitive membership, you will be required to update your competitive membership for the season.

What if I am on the appropriate point standings but not within the eligible birth years, can I register for a tournament on RailStation (online registration site)? Yes, the point standings were imported to provide an online registration method for those athletes who meet the "age exception" for competition.

What if I fence for another fencing federation, can I fence in a USA Fencing tournament? Yes, you may fence in USA Fencing's North American Cup (NAC) tournaments, Regional Youth Circuit (RYC), Super Youth Circuit (SYC) or Regional Open Circuit (ROC) if you have a current FIE license and/or a membership in your country's federation (please check with your federation to see if a letter is required to be submitted to USA Fencing on your behalf).

To help determine appropriate seeding for a tournament, please  provide any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results to USA Fencing or the tournament organizer for the Regional tournament you wish to compete in.

What if I fence for another fencing federation, can I register for a tournament on RailStation (online registration site)? Yes.  If you are/were a USA Fencing member and/or have competed in a NAC, you already have profile in the system.  If you do not know your login information, follow the instructions on the login page or send an email to request this information.  Once logged in, please verify the information in your profile (i.e., country of citizenship and representing country); you will need to fill in your current FIE number or fencing federation information.  Your entry will remain "pending" until this information is verified.
 
If you have never fenced in one of our NACs, you will need to create a profile that includes your current FIE number or fencing federation information, country of citizenship and representing country. Your entry will remain "pending" until this information is verified.  To help us determine appropriate seeding for the tournament, please  email Tanya any information such as: member of the National and/or World Championship team, current ranking in the country, Senior or Junior level fencer and any international results. 

What is the best way to find out information on tournaments? Go to www.usfencing.org click on the Events and select the tournament you would like more information on (i.e. NAC A, NAC B, and so on). If your question is
not answered there, please do not hesitate to email one of the National Events Staff Members.

What is the best way to find out information on regional (RYC/SYC/ROC) tournaments? Go to www.usfencing.org click on the Events, a list of tournaments and the tournament information (if provided by the tournament organizer) is available. 

I'm a tournament organizer for a regional (RYC/SYC/ROC) tournament or a Division officer, how do I post my qualifying tournament on the Events Calendar?  Email Tanya with tournament information and a link and it will be posted to the Events Calendar.

How can I find out what tournaments are being held during a given month?  Click Here and select the appropriate date range you wish to view

Does this tournament qualify me for a Championship? Please see Chapter 2 of the Athlete’s Handbook for qualification paths. If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to email one of the National Events Staff Members.

Have a question? 
Email Tanya