If you have a foil fencer who plans to compete in the SoCal Scholastic Fencing League, please pass this on. Note that this applies to SoCal Scholastic League foil events ONLY....the new rule is still in effect for all USFA competitions. -------------------- NEW CHEST PROTECTOR RULES NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR 2018-19 SEASON! After consideration and consultation with USFA, the SoCal Scholastic League has changed it's prior decision and will NOT be requiring the foam covers on chest protector for female and male foil fencers for the 2018-19 season. The rule WILL be adopted for the 2019-20 season. This will give teams and individuals more time to obtain the proper chest plates without having to rush to do it. This does NOT affect the league's ability to hand out weapons ratings at our foil events (which is the prime reason we decided to backtrack on requiring the new plates). Those presenting to the strip with a new cover shall not be penalized or asked to change to the old style.