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1st Annual Spector Cup May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Join us for the 1st Annual Novera "Herbert" Spector Cup. Youth and Open Foil and Epee events. Get ready for two fun days of fencing at 1581 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 109, Hoover AL 35216! Cool prizes will be awarded!
Birmingham Fencing Club: Hoover, AL
posted 08/14/2018
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The Birmingham Fencing Club is excited to host the 1st annual Novera Herbert Spector Cup in honor and memory of Herb Spector. Herb played a large role in the creation and development of the Birmingham Fencing Club. He was an active fencer for over 60 years, beginning in college and continuing until he was 90 years old. Herb won hundreds of medals, qualifying for the USA Fencing National Championships 61 times. While Spector fenced all three weapons over the course of his career, saber was his favorite, claiming 22 veteran saber age category titles and three veteran open saber championships.

For additional information on the Birmingham Fencing Club, please visit our website at

Please direct tournament questions to

Go to for a map to our new location. If you are having trouble finding the venue on the day of the tournament, call the Club (205)823-4448 or (205)567-5918

This tournament has been sanctioned by the Alabama Division of the US Fencing Association.

Bring proof of current US Fencing competitive membership, or join USFA on site.

Events Scheduled:
Y10 Mixed Foil
Y12 Mixed Foil
Y14 Mixed Foil
Y14 Mixed Epee

Open Mixed Epee
Div3 Mixed Epee

Open Mixed Foil
Div3 Mixed Foil

Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 7:00 A.M. CST. Fencing should begin approximately 15 minutes after the close of registration.

Tournament Format:
All events will include a minimum of 1 round of pools with 100% of the fencers promoted to a direct elimination tableau.

$15 registration fee for the first event
$15 entry fee for each event
$15 late fee for registrations received at the door
Pre-register and pay online through askFred recommended, but we do accept registrations at the door.

Youth Fencers must have a parent or guardian signature (not a coach) on the tournament entry form AND on their USFA membership form (if renewing or joining at the tournament)

All fencers must be current USFA members, and will need to show proof of membership, either by card or by fax or email from the USFA. (Alternatively, a fencer may be a member in good standing of another National Federation or a current FIE license holder.) You may renew your USFA membership or join at the tournament. Forms will be available at the tournament, or can be downloaded from the USFA website at If you do not have your USFA card with you when checking in, and we cannot verify membership from the USFA web site, you will be required to complete a new USFA form and pay the annual fee. The form and payment will be returned to you upon proof of USFA membership subsequent to the tournament.

Mask checks will be performed prior to competition, and there will be weight/shim tests for all weapons brought onto the fencing strip. You MUST wear a plastron, and pants/knickers that conform to USFA guidelines. No sweatpants will be permitted. Correct length of socks also required.

All USFA rules apply. At the end of each bout, fencers are required to sign pool sheets and DE slips before leaving the strip. USFA rules will be enforced throughout the competition.

Y10 fencers must use blades that are no longer than 32.5 inches (i.e., blades that are designated a "0" or "2" under the internationally recognized lengths). Weapon length will be tested prior to competition.

Entry Form
/ / Male / / Female
Birth Date ____________Age________
USFA Number_________________

Foil - rating and year _____/_____
Epee - rating and year _____/_____

Event (indicate applicable fee):
Y10 Foil - $_____
Y12 Foil - $_____
Y14 Foil - $_____
Y14 Epee - $_____
Open Epee - $_____
Open Foil - $_____
Div3 Foil - $_____
Div3 Epee - $_____

TOTAL FEES - $_____

I hereby waive and release all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Birmingham Fencing Club, the United States Fencing Association, the officials, managers, sponsors, and other participants from any and all liabilities arising from illness, losses, injuries or damages I may suffer as a result of my participation in this fencing tournament. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this competition. I further waive all rights to any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other recording of this event for any purpose.

Signature (if under 18, parent or guardian must sign) _______________________________________________________Date____________

Consent for Medical Treatment
I understand and appreciate that participation in the sport of fencing carries a risk to me of serious injury, including permanent paralysis or death. I give my consent to representatives of the Birmingham Fencing Club to obtain medical care from physicians, clinics or hospitals for any illness and/or injury that could arise during this fencing tournament.
Name of Person to contact in an emergency

Signature (if under 18, parent or guardian must sign) __________________________________________
Phone No._____________________________ Date___________