Sanctioned and Unsanctioned

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  1. Steve Khinoy

    Steve Khinoy DE Bracket

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    Our club has USA Fencing insurance. Can we run an "unsanctioned" tournament that's open to USA Fencing non-competitive members?
    I see a lot of unsanctioned tournaments that don't require USA Fencing membership of entrants, but that can't possibly apply to us, can it?
     
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  3. Allen Evans

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    Technically, it's my understanding that no one should be engaged in a "fencing activity" at your club unless they are members of US Fencing in some way, shape, or form if you expect coverage under USA Fencing insurance. Although I have yet to actually been able to read the USA Club Insurance policy.
     
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    Do you actually mean "Non-Sanctioned", i.e., a Tournament not Sanctioned by your Division?

    If yes: Yes, you are absolutely permitted to hold such a Tournament without having to request the approval of your Division. Simply advertise it on FRED as a Non-Sanctioned Tournament. All Events at the Tournament must be Non-Sanctioned.

    The term "Un-Sanctioned" typically gets confusing, as if you are reversing Sanctioning, or conflating it with an Unrated (Non-rated fencer Tournament).
     

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