Packing for a Fencing Tournament

Fencing Gear:

  • Fencing bag
  • White fencing jacket
  • Pants (knickers)
  • Plastron
  • Underarm protector
  • Mask
  • Glove
  • Lame (if foil)
  • Body cords (2–epee, 2–foil)
  • Weapons (2–epee, 2–foil)
  • Fencing shoes
  • Knee socks (1 pair per day)
  • Shorts / t-shirt for under fencing attire (1 per day)
  • TFA Warmup Suit (pants and jacket)
  • USFA membership card
  • Photo ID or passport

First Aid

  • Knee / ankle braces
  • Ice pack
  • Moleskin / Bandaids
  • Biofreeze

Other Items:

  • Backpack
  • Water bottles (2 minimum)
  • Gatorade
  • Protein bars
  • Fencing journal & pencils
  • Armory kit + Ziptip box
  • Hair ties
  • Camera
  • Printed tournament details (venue location, Mapquest directions, times, competitors)
  • Signed waiver to fence
  • Checkbook (to pay, if not already done)

IF TRAVELING:

  • Hotel confirmation
  • Airline tickets
  • Boarding passes printed
  • Rental car or shuttle info

IF LOCAL:

  • Cooler
  • Drinks
  • Folding chairs
  • Fruit
  • Crackers/Cheese

Personal items

  • iTouch (with charger, ear buds)
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Toiletries
  • Chapstick
  • Clothes for after fencing
  • Extra pencils for homework
  • GPS, if needed
  • Plastic laundry bag

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