In conjunction with the decision of the Federation Internationale d’Escrime, it was announced during the USA Fencing Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 21 that ALL USA Fencing sanctioned tournaments will be conducted using the four-meter on guard lines effective immediately.
This includes senior, junior, cadet, youth, veteran and Division I, IA, II and III competitions.
The FIE will return to using the four-meter on guard lines at senior events beginning at the Warsaw Men’s Saber World Cup being held from Feb. 25-27.
All of the FIE Junior and Cadet Zonal Championships for the remainder of the 2016-17 season as well as the 2017 Junior and Cadet World Championships will be conducted using the three-meter lines. The FIE will begin using the four-meter lines for all junior and cadet events beginning with the 2017-18 season.