February 7, 2024

The Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series continues! The second event January 27th & 28th saw Forge Fencing hosting 46 athletes from 5 different clubs from across North Carolina competing in all three weapons. Apex Fencing Academy referees and to Forge Teams Teen Leaders for sharing their time and expertise. Full results are here.

This is the longest running youth fencing tournament series in North Carolina, first launched by Mid-South Fencers’ Club in 2007 as a development path for saber fencers. POY has evolved into supporting all youth Olympic fencing weapons. The growth and development also extends to training coaches, referees, armorers, and tournament operations staff.

The 2023-2024 season features five tournaments. POY #3 March 9th-10th is our next scheduled event. Registration is here.

We have updated the Priority on Youth Points List and uploaded photos to our Facebook album. The Priority on Youth series is a great way for young fencers to learn how points lists work in the fencing world, and a way to track their progress and improvement throughout the season. Athletes who participate in 4 out of the 5 tournament dates are eligible to select an awesome prize from our Finalé Event & Prize Table on June 16th.

On the spreadsheet below you can see the placement for each athlete in each event, the total number of participants, and the points awarded for each position. The larger the event, the more points are awarded. This is a great incentive for the fencers to encourage their peers to participate and grow the events, and also helps younger fencers feel some success as they test out the higher levels of competition. Look for updates after each event and use them to track progress.

The points list below is a combined list from each event and ranks the fencers. Their top points finish (1st value) from each event is added up and the fencers are ranked based on that. At the end of the season, the top four “1st Value” points are added up to determine the prize table points list. Please note, fencers need to participate in four out of the five tournament dates to be eligible for the prize table on June 16th.

Priority on Youth Tournament Dates

December 9/10 – RESULTS

January 27/28 – RESULTS

March 9/10 – REGISTER!

May 4/5 – REGISTER!

June 16/17 – REGISTER!

Want to learn more about supporting your fencer at a tournament? Coach Jen has written a blog post on supporting youth during competition. Please feel free to email us with questions about the tournament series or about points: info@forgefencing.com

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