Celebrating our eleventh year as a proud member sport of the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sports festival in the U.S. –Royal Arts Fencing Academy (RAFA) is excited to host the Arnold Fencing Classic Regional Youth Circuit (RYC), Cadet and Open tournament.


How to Register: Registration is done via AskFred.net and is open now.

The Arnold Fencing Classic for Y8, RYC, Cadet, Open and Vet.  Register Here.

This event is always full. Registration deadlines are strictly adhered to. Events fill fast. Don’t wait!


Deadline Registration Per Event
Arnold Registration Regular Deadline 2/11/14 $45 $35
Arnold Registration Late Registration 2/12/14-2/20/2014 $110 $35
Arnold Registration Last Minute 2/21/2014 – 2/27/2014 $165 $40
Arnold Registration At the Door 2/28/3014 – 3/2/2014 $330 $60
Scholarship Entry Deadline 2/12/2014 N/A N/A

*** fee schedule is while there are still spaces open for Arnold events. Once those events fill there will be no more addition regardless of willingness to pay. Do not show up the day of the event unless you know we have available space. You will not be allowed to fence if we have no more openings.

Are Fees Refundable?

The refund policy for the 2013 Arnold Fencing Classic is listed in the table below.

Deadline Registration Fees Event Fees
Requests before 11/1/2013 100% 100%
11/2/2013 – 1/1/2014 50% 100%
1/2/2013 – 2/11/2014 No Refund 90%
2/12/2014 – 2/20/2014 No Refund 50%
2/21/2014 and later No Refund No Refund.

All fees must paid on-line through www.askfred.net to complete the registration process or with postmark mentioned above. Please be sure to provide the email address (in AskFred) so we can communicate any tournament changes and updates to you.

Checks may be mailed by regular First Class mail to:

2014 Arnold Fencing Classic
5770 Westbourne Ave
Columbus, OH 43213


Special Edition T-Shirt Available: Event t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel will be available with our vendor at the event. There are several great designs. If you need more information about the 2013 t-shirts or are still interested in a previous t-shirt, please contact us via email at arnold@royalarts.org.

Other important information:
1.We recommend you make hotel reservations early due to the demand for hotel rooms in downtown Columbus, Ohio. See “location” page for details.
2.Go to the “Scholarship” page to see how you could win a $2000 college scholarship (fencers ages 13-18) and to see how you could win a special prize just for creating a poster to help promote our sport.