** DATE CHANGE ** The Arnold is moving dates this year to avoid conflicts with the youth NAC and Midwest conference championships.
But we're bigger and better. The Arnold is now an RYC, RJCC, and ROC! We have 41 strips!
The 18th Arnold!
2022 is an RYC again! More events. More fun. RYC - RJCC - ROC
Three days. Sixty-two events. The most unique event with the most unique medals anywhere in the world of fencing. 2022 features Y8, RYC, RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet), Veteran ROC, Division 1A ROC, Division 2 ROC, Historical Fencing and more. Something for everyone!
Finals are filmed with live commentary. We have the best medals you will ever see. https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/arnold-medals
The Arnold features Highly Rated, International Licensed FIE Referees.
Everyone loves to pre-order our shirts, hoodies, challenge coins, etc. Our online store is your chance to pre-order. Some things will not be stocked otherwise like Tall shirts, women's cut, thin hoodies, etc. The USA Fencing website does not allow you to pre-order shirts. Don't miss your chance. https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/store
COVID details will be listed closer to time based on current Columbus, venue, and Ohio mandates.
We are in a new venue at Kasich Hall at the Ohio Expo Center.
Venue opens at 7:00 AM each day. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before the close of check-in. Proof of current USFencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented.
Foreign fencers must obtain a "Foreign Fencer" USFencing membership (free of charge). This can be done before arriving at the event to expedite check-in. To be a member of USFencing click here.
All fencers have to have USFencing membership card or clearly upon request. Fencers are required to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate, passport or driver's license, unless if USFencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card. Fencers must check-in every day they compete.
Please Note: The Arnold is the first event of the new cadet and junior season, so eligibility changes.
Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear
Regular fees until February 1, 2022 11:59PM PST - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $45/event Late fees (Triple) from February 1 until February 10 11:59PM PST - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $135/event
Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Refund requests must be received by February 10, 2022, 11:59:00 EST Refund of events fees can be requested at https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/cancel
REGISTRATION FEES are non-refundable
Starting February 12, 2022. NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason Refunds are processed through USA Fencing to the original credit card. Processing time will apply.
NO REFUND will be issued to No Show or Withdraw from events
The Arnold hires only the highest-rated and International licensed FIE referees.
If you are interested in refereeing please send email to Abdel Aziz - firstname.lastname@example.org
We've worked out some great hotel deals for your stay.
Hilton Garden Inn OSU
3.5 miles from Ohio Expo Center
3232 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43202
2 Queen Beds or King Bed room - $139.00 plus tax a night
Cut-off date: February 18, 2022
To make reservations by phone, please call (614) 263-7200 and reference group code '"SWORD".
To make reservations online, please visit https://www.my-event.hilton.com/cmhuagi-sword-ce43e6f3-5675-4880-a097-ddec0b213d28
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott - Columbus Easton
7 miles from Ohio Expo Center
4048 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43230
King Suite - $139.00 plus tax
Queen/Queen Suite - $149.00 plus tax
Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Book your rate for Ascalon Sword Festival: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1643289998665&key=GRP To make reservations by phone, call (614) 471-3500 and mention ASCALON SWORD FESTIVAL
All rooms have a full size sleeper sofa trundle bed, and have a microwave, and mini fridge. Rate includes complimentary breakfast, internet, and parking. Check in is 3pm check out is noon.
For parking maps, hotel lists and ratings, and other transportation options: https://arnoldfencingclassic.com/
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Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
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USA Fencing regional events follow the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
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