March 15, 2022

Forge Fencing Academy & Club is proud to announce the 2022 Bull City Regional Youth Circuit event on April 9th & 10th, 2022. Events will feature Youth-10, Youth-12, and Youth-14 events in both Epee’ and Saber Olympic styles of fencing. Registration via the USA Fencing Tournament Portal HERE.

The Venue

The Bull City RYC will take place at the newest Region 6 Competition Venue, Forge Fencing Academy & Club. Located at 610 North Duke Street, Durham NC 27701. Forge Fencing features grounded strips and the state of the art floor system by Radical Fencing.

Forge Fencing is close proximity to a welcoming downtown for dining, shopping, and entertainment with many chain and boutique hotel options within walking distance. To learn more about our unique city head to Discover Durham.

Equipment Control

Expect the same level of equipment control that you would find at a national tournament. Our professional and friendly armory staff will certify your equipment, and can offer limited repair services. Forge Fencing does have a small pro-shop in which we stock commonly needed items such body cords, gloves, blades, saber lames, and more! Equipment control will be open on Friday evening, April 8th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm for athletes who would like get their equipment checked early.

Competing in the time of Covid

Our competition will comply with all USA Fencing Guidelines & Policies regarding Covid-19 and local requirements. Pre-registered athletes will be receiving regular communication from our tournament staff about procedures and expectations. You can learn about our community Covid Protocols here.

Forge Fencing Academy & Club Conduct Standards

Our competition will strictly adhere to USA Fencing Codes of Conduct, as well as SafeSport Guidelines including MAAP resources. In addition, our tournament has a specific set of guidelines outlined below. Every individual within our facility is expected to be familiar with, and adhere to these behavior expectations:

  • Show encouragement to all fencers.
  • Keep comments positive.
  • Respect personal and professional boundaries of fencers, referees and coaches by providing space and keeping safe distances away from the fencing floor.
  • Allow coaches and team leaders to coach, support and give advice to their fencers.
  • Volunteer if you want to be more involved: bout committee, food runs, photography or becoming an armorer are just a few ways our community can be supported.
  • Leave officiating to the officials.
  • Avoid or ignore drama and unnecessary controversy that is unproductive.
  • Help make our events a positive experience for us all.
  • Report disruptions of these agreements to any tournament staff member.

About the Bull City

On behalf of our community, we would like to thank everyone for supporting this event. This tournament is held in honor of our amazing city, Durham NC. We are excited to welcome you to this event, and to our town. Email for questions or concerns.

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