Secretariat “How to Run a Tournament” Clinics

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How to Run a Tournament Clinic

Conducted by: Brad Goldie

The Introductory Tournament Organizing clinics are broken down into three sections with each section being 1-2 hours long. The clinics will be held online with several opportunities on

Part 1: July 22, 25 or August 5, 8
Part 2 & 3: July 26, 29 or August 9, 12
Time: Starting at 10:00am and expected to go until 12:00pm on Saturdays and 7:00pm expected to go until 9pm on Wednesdays

No written tests will occur, but participants who attend the courses will be eligible to be evaluated at future fencing tournaments for progression in the AFA’s newly created Secretariat Group. Please make sure that you have adequately prepared by going through the FIE’s Organizational Rule Book

The Introductory Tournament Organizing Clinics will provide you with a broad understanding of what it takes to organize a fencing tournament and a practical understanding of the processes and software used to run a fencing tournament.

  • Part 1 will focus on the planning, organizing, and set up for a fencing tournament.
  • Part 2 will focus on the underlying fundamental concepts of a fencing tournament by running a fencing event manually.
  • Part 3 will focus on running a fencing tournament digitally using Fencing Time. Participants are encouraged to download a trial version of Fencing Time (, v4.4 Standard Version) and follow along at home.

Attending the Introductory Tournament Organizing Clinics is a prerequisite for progressing to the higher ranks of the newly created Secretariat Group.  The goal of the AFA’s Secretariat Group is to create certified Tournament Organizers.

Information Sheet

Registration Link

Further information on the proper steps of the pathway will be made available in the near future on the website.

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