The Bay Cup is an organization that coordinates a circuit of fencing tournaments and clinics within the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bay Cup spans three divisions within USA Fencing: Northern California, Central California, and Mountain Valley. Bay Cup tournaments are hosted by fencing clubs from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa to Sacramento.

The Bay Cup coordinates the creation, scheduling, and assignment of tournaments. The tournaments are run by host clubs and sanctioned by the divisions. The Bay Cup promotes tournament guidelines and standards to provide everyone with a positive and rewarding tournament experience. The Bay Cup also promotes these events, tracks results and points standings, and coordinates medals and awards for the tournaments throughout the season.

The Bay Cup uses a rolling point system to display standings within each series during the season. Final standings are calculated at the end of the season. 

Check out our newsletter for the latest updates and our Resources Page for more specific info about the Bay Cup.

The Bay Cup is dedicated to making the tournament experience a positive one for everyone involved. We welcome any feedback you might have. You are encouraged to provide general feedback to host clubs, to The Bay Cup, and to the Divisions with any comments about your positive Bay Cup experiences or any other constructive criticism or recommendations. If you feel that a host club’s management or operation of a tournament did not follow Bay Cup guidelines, you are encouraged to provide feedback to The Bay Cup. Feedback concerning possible USA Fencing rules infractions should be directed to the USA Fencing Division for the host club.

For general inquiries or questions, please email admin@thebaycup.net or use the contact form below.

For the latest updates sent directly to your inbox, email us at thebaycup@gmail.com.

You may also direct your comments, suggestions or complaints to the Director of Operations for The Bay Cup, Mark Wheeler, at thebaycup@gmail.com.


Mark Wheeler – Chief of Operations
Sándor Mándoki – Director of Operations
Kate Fulghum – Operations Manager

Board of Directors

Mark Wheeler – President
Jeff Hallsten – Vice President
Lauren Rath – Secretary

Sarah Khayat – Central California Division Representative
David Lee – Mountain Valley Division Representative
Jeff Hallsten – Mountain Valley Division Representative
Bob Cotter – Northern California Division Representative
Peter Burchard – Northern California Division Representative
Sandor Mandoki – Host Club Representative
Maria Peceli – Parent Representative
Mark Wheeler – President
Kristiyan Hristov – Technical Advisor

USA Fencing Divisions

USA Fencing
Northern California
Central California
Mountain Valley


Like what The Bay Cup does? You can help support Bay Cup activities with a small donation. Donations help support referee training clinics, seminars and other activities organized to benefit the local fencing community. If you can help with a donation of $15, $25, $50, or whatever fits your budget, it would be greatly appreciated!