2000 Junior/Cadet World Championships
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April 18-25, 2000
South Bend, IN
United States of America



What's New:


Escrime Du Lac and the US Fencing Association welcome fencers, families, and friends from all over the world to South Bend, Indiana for an exciting week of world championship competition. We will make every effort for this to be a rewarding experience for all. We will use this web space to inform visitors of local activities before and during the tournament, and to provide those back home updated (if unofficial) results each day of the events

The Venue:

The World Championships will be held at the Century Center in South Bend Indiana. This beautiful convention center designed by Phillip Johnson is located in the heart of downtown. It is also directly connected to the downtown Marriott hotel. Food is available at two cafes which have recently opened up in the Century Center. Some useful links are:

The Events

The schedules for the events are determined by the FIE and USFA, so you will have to check the USFA web pages for updates. We do have the final daily schedule on our downloads page. During the competitions we will provide postings of the unofficial results each day. An index of these results is provided here. The official results will be posted by David Sapery of the USFA here.

Informational Documents

The USFA has provided us with a number of informational documents such as the daily schedule of events, information packets for each country, etc. We have created a downloads page which gives you quick access to these. The documents are in Adobe pdf format, and can be viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The Hotel:


The primary venue hotel is the downtown South Bend Marriott. This is a pleasant hotel which is across the street from the venue, and is connected to it via a skyway - which may be an advantage in case of rain!

The other venue hotel is the Holiday Inn at 213 W. Washington St., less than 500 meters away.

Local Activities (on your own):

According to some people, there is actually more to life than fencing. If you feel the same, you can have alot of fun during your visit outside the venue. There is -alot- to do in South Bend, especially over the Easter weekend! We give below a few events and activities which you might want to check out while you are here:

Local Activities (Planned Activities):

The local organizing committee (that's us) is preparing a variety of activities for our visitors. On the schedule so far is a dance at the Marriott and a pizza party. We will post the detailed schedule here a little closer to the event (and when the schedule gets firmed up!), so check back periodically. If there are special activities you would like help in arranging, you can email us at leighton@michiana.org and we'll do our best to set it up!


Escrime Du Lac would like to thank the following local sponsors for contribution of time, manpower, and financial assistance toward this event. With their help it is our goal to make this the best NAC ever!


All of us at Escrime Du Lac hope that you have a great visit to South Bend. If there is anything else you want to see on this page that will make your trip more rewarding, please let us know!

(e-mail: leighton@michiana.org)