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Ryder Cup Memorial RJCC 2023

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Forge Fencing Academy & Club is proud to announce the 2023 Ryder Cup Memorial RJCC, featuring Cadet and Junior Region 6 USA Fencing qualifying events for both Epee and Saber, February 4th and 5th at 610 N. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701.

We have 122 entries representing five different states and fifteen different fencing clubs throughout the southeast region.

Registration and event times are listed on the USA Fencing Tournament Portal. Initial seeding will be posted by 10pm on Thursday, February 2nd on

The Darwin Family

The Venue

The Ryder Cup in 2023 will take place at one of the newest Region 6 competition venues. The event will be run by Forge Fencing Academy and Club in close proximity to downtown Durham, NC for ease in dining, shopping, and entertainment. Many chain and boutique hotel options are within walking distance. To learn more about our unique city head to Discover Durham. We are proudly sponsored by the Durham Sports Commission.

About Ryder Darwin

This tournament is held in honor of Ryder Darwin, a founding member of Mid-South Fencers’ Club who tragically lost his life at the age of 21. He was a 3-time national medalist, a beloved friend, and drawn to fencing for the personal challenges offered to him by participation. This event began in 2014 as a way to honor his life and we are proud to offer the 2023 Ryder Cup as part of USA Fencing’s Regional Circuit.

Over time, the meaning of this event has come to represent more than a memorial of Ryder’s life. This event is about community, our work, and the future sustaining work needed to be a competitive and persevering community.

Please for questions or concerns. On behalf of our community, thank you for supporting our event!