Celebrating our twelfth 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!


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Deadline Registration Per Event
Registration Regular Deadline 02/11/2015 $40 $30
Late Registration 02/12-19/2015 $80 $30
Last Minute Registration 02/20-27/2015 $120 $40
At the Door Registration 03/06-08/2015 $240 $50
Scholarship Entry Deadline 02/12/2015

Are Fees Refundable?

The refund policy for the 2015 Arnold Fencing Classic is listed in the table below.

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Deadline Registration Fees Event Fees
Requests before 11/1/2014 100% 100%
11/2/2014 - 1/1/2015 50% 100%
1/2/2014 - 2/11/2015 No Refund 90%
2/12/2015 - 2/20/2015 No Refund 50%
2/21/2015 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:

2015 Arnold Fencing Classic
5770 Westbourne Ave
Columbus, OH 43213

All checks must be postmarked prior to the the close of registration. For example: if you pre-register but did not pay prior to the close of regular registration, your check must be for the appropriate fees for the day the check is postmarked.


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 2015 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).