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The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC Division I level. Other competitive opportunities in the ROC tournaments are provided for Veteran (40 & Older) and Division II (C, D, E or U) fencers.  Please check the events calendar for more tournament dates. If your ROC bid was selected you would like to add a link to your tournament information, please email Tanya Brown with the details.

Click HERE for the ROC result reporting form; if you are using Fencing Time (v3.02 or later) to run the tournament, the results report is available as an export. Complete results, membership forms and program service fee ($5 per registrant) must be submitted to the National Office before classification, qualification or regional points will be recognized.  Results can be submitted to Tanya Brown in an Excel format.  To arrange payment, contact Melissa Jones.  After receiving the results, the National Office will send an online survey to all participants requesting their feedback.

There are two ways to generate the qualifying report in FT:
1.  When the last event in the tournament finishes, the "Finish Tournament" popup window will appear.  To generate the report, click the "Save the Qualifier Report for the USFA" button.  The report will be saved as an xls (Excel spreadsheet) file.
2.  At any time, you can also access the qualifier report via the menus at the top of the Fencing Time window.  The report can be found under View > Tournament Reports > USFA Qualifier Results Report.

Please be aware of upcoming deadlines related to results from your tournament.  Check the EVENTS page for upcoming tournament deadlines.

Qualification Path to Nationals from the Vet ROCs


  • Fence in the weapon event at any Regional Open Circuit during the current season

Qualification Path to Nationals from the D1A ROCs

  • Place in top 8, of those eligible and not already qualified, at any current season Division I-A Regional Open Circuit [BoD, August 31, 2011] OR

  • Be on the current season’s Division I-A Regional Open Circuit point standings at the regular fee entry deadline for the USA Fencing National Championships with at least 1000 points [BoD, August 31, 2011]. 

Qualification Path to Nationals from the DV2 ROCs

  • Finish in the top 10% (with a minimum of 4) of a Division II ROC (see Table 2.7.3.2 in Chapter 2.7) [BoD, September 2010]

Table 2.7.3.2 Number of Qualifiers for USA Fencing National Championships from DV2 ROC Competitions (10% rule)

# Competitors

1-
40

41-
50

51-
60

61-
70

71-
80

81-
90

91-
100

101-
110

111-
120

121-
130

131-
140

141-
150

# Qualifiers

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Regional Open Circuit tournaments are open to current USFA competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions (one-day membership are not valid for this tournament) and to foreign fencers with current FIE licenses. However, foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in USFA National Championship events. In the event that a foreign fencer finishes within the qualifying group, the foreign fencer will be skipped and only the highest-finishing eligible domestic fencers will qualify.

Format: The format for all ROC events is one round of pools (of sizes in accord with the Operations Manual maximized to 6 and 7 fencers as possible), with 100% promoted to a direct elimination table. 

Regional Points – The ROCs award points to the top 32. Only the best 3 results count toward point totals; points can only be updated once results and program service fee are received by the National Office from the ROC tournament organizer. Please refer to Chapters 3 & 4 of the Athlete Handbook for more details on points.  Athlete Handbook 3.2.2, “Senior, Junior, Cadet, ROC, SYC tournaments are required to have at least 6 competitors for points to be awarded and cannot be a mixed competition.  If there are less than 10 competitors there must fence off 3rd place.”

Official list of Auto Qualifiers is available HERE; if individuals are on this list and finish in the qualifying group, they can be skipped and the next highest-finishing eligible domestic fencer will qualify. 

Current Membership list is available HERE; if you need more membership information, please email information@usfencing.org

See the ROC Bid Packet for more information

Please take a moment to fill out the After-Action Report