OFA hosts two series of four Progressive Tournaments each year. The events, which are held on Saturdays, are great opportunities for fencers to gain competitive experience. The events are sanctioned and refereed, and open to fencers from all clubs.

The Progressives for Fall-Winter 2018-19 will be held September 22, October 27, November 3 and January 19.

The Progressives for Spring 2019 will be held February 23, April 6, May 18 and June 8.

Our Progressives are fun and fully sanctioned events open to all fencers, not just members of OFA. Many fencers come from other clubs to participate. Registration and start times are available at askFRED.net. We strongly encourage fencers to register in advance, although entries are also accepted on the day of competition at the door. Loaner equipment is available. The entry form for the 2018 OFA Fall Sabre Progressives is available here.

Here’s the schedule of events for all OFA Progressive tournaments. The listed times are close of registration. 

Event | Start Time

Open | 10:00 a.m.

Y10 Sabre | 10:00 a.m.

Y14 Sabre | 11:00 a.m.

Y12 Sabre | 11:00 a.m.

Cadet Sabre | 12:00 p.m.

Each fencer earns points based on performance. The fencer with the most points at the end of the four progressive events wins the series and a ceremonial sabre. Full details on scoring and other criteria are available here.


OFA fencers compete throughout the region, the United States and in many international competitions.

For international events, check the FIE website.

For regional and national events, check the US Fencing website.

For local events, check the askFRED website.