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Don't forget to follow this link to the WAIVER. EVERYONE must have a signed waiver. Parents must sign for minors!
The Ninth Annual Arnold Fencing Classic is an SYC for Y10, Y12 & Y14 events. SYCs are qualification paths for the 2012 Summer National Championships and earn national points for those events. Additionally, the Arnold has a Y8 championship, Cadet (U17), mixed open and gender separated vet events.
Registered Royal Arts Super Youth fencers pay no registration fee on Arnold Classic events! *See note under registration information.
All information at: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com
This is a part of the largest multi-sport festival in the world hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. 180,000+ visitors and 19,000+ athletes to the festival. firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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ATTENTION: TIMES MAY BE FINE TUNED DURING THE COMING WEEK - PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN... and make sure your askFRED profile contains a WORKING email so you will receive important updates.
7:05 - 8:05 - - Vet Foil
11:00 - 12:00 - Senior Sabre
11:30 - 12:30 - Vet Epee
11:30 - 12:30 - Cadet Foil
7:00 - 8:00 - Y8 Mixed Sabre
7:00 - 8:00 - Senior Epee
9:00 - 10:00 - Y8 Mixed Epee
10:00 - 11:00 - Cadet Sabre
11:30 - 12:30 - Y8 Mixed Foil
7:15 - 8:15 - Vet Sabre
10:30 - 11:30 - Senior Foil
13:30 - 14:30 - Cadet Epee
Check back often for additional information. Projected times of finish will be posted next week.
Don't just fence, visit for the weekend and enjoy what the event offers. Athletes get free passes to the entire sports festival.
All coaches must pre-register on our website to get credentials to be on strip: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com/register/coach-registration/
A $2000 scholarship will be awarded by the Columbus Rotary. Candidates must submit an essay, be between 13 - 18 and fence at the Arnold. Details here: http://arnoldfencingclassic.com/scholarship/
USFA membership required for all events except Y8.
The Columbus Airport is Port Columbus International Airport ( CMH ). http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/airlines/
There are several venue hotels. Final deals will be posted soon. Check our website for the most current information. Additional information: http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/find-a-hotel/
Parking downtown can be a challenge during the festival. You are encouraged to pre-pay parking prior to your arrival to ensure good parking. http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/parking/
The Arnold Sports Festival requires a ticket to get in. All athletes are given a three-day pass into the festival. All others ( parents, family, coaches, etc ) must obtain a ticket/wristband to get in. It can be done the day of the festival or booked ahead: http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/j4w9k7
NEW REQUIREMENT FOR YOUTH FENCERS!!!
The USFA now requires ALL fencers to show a birth certificate or other government-issued identification with a birth date before they fence in their first competition of the tournament.
USFA rules apply. Full USFA regulation uniform is required, including plastron, knickers. Y8 & Y10 require either a #0 or #2 blade. Vendors will be on site if you have equipment needs.
YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNLESS YOU ARE PAID!
If your registration is being rejected for age, but you are currently listed on the National Rolling Points for the next lower age, please contact email@example.com
Waiver of Liability
A parent signature is mandatory on both the USFA membership form and the SYC waiver/informed consent. These forms will be available at registration as well as emailed to you with the athlete packet in February.
Fencers must be a current competitive USFA or FIE Member. Proof of membership is required. All fencers who begin the registration process on FRED will receive membership status information via askFRED email using most current USFA membership data. Membership information can be found at the following link: http://usfencing.org/us-fencing-membership. Single day memberships are not valid for SYC events, otherwise single day is fine.
Since this event provides national youth rolling points and is a qualifying path for summer nationals for all youth groups, no events will mix.
One round of 5-touch/3 minute bout pools. 100% advance to direct elimination rounds. For Y14, direct elimination bouts are 15 touch/9 minute bouts. For Y10-Y12, direct elimination bouts are 2 of 3 5-touch bouts.
National Points will be awarded to those placing in the top 40% of the competitive field regardless of where the cut occurs, with no rounding up, to a maximum of 32nd place, using the National points tables for Y10, Y12 or Y14 as appropriate.
All weapons will be scored electrically. Equipment (masks, lames, and body cords/head cords) will be inspected and marked.
Names on uniforms will be required (NO EXCEPTIONS).
All Y10 events must be fenced with a size 0 or 2 blade. This rule will be enforced
This event is always full. Registration deadlines are strictly adhered to. Registration Deadline: February 12, 2011. Events fill fast. Don’t wait!
SYC Registration is separate and can be accessed here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=15714
*NOTE: If you plan to enter both Arnold Classic & Royal Arts SYC, you pay only ONE registration fee by answering the question on the second registration as "Yes". Please do not answer "Yes if you have not paid for that same fencer on the SYC site, and please do not answer "Yes" for both registrations (it will be cross checked.)
Regular Registration Deadline
- Registration Fee: $45
- Per Event Fee: $35
Late Registration Fees
- 2/03/2012 – 2/20/2012
- Registration Fee: $110
- Per Event Fee: $35
Last Minute Registration Fees
- 2/21/2012 – 2/28/2012
- Registration Fee: $165
- Per Event Fee: $40
At the Door Fees
- 3/1/2012 – 3/4/2012
- Registration Fee: $330
- Per Event Fee: $60
Scholarship Entry Deadline: 2/12/2012
Are Fees Refundable?
The refund policy for the 2012 Arnold Fencing Classic:
- Requests before 11/1/2011: Registration fee: 100%, Event fees: 100%
- Requests between 11/2/2011 - 1/1/2012: Registration Fee: 50%, Event Fees: 100%
- Requests between 1/2/2012 - 2/1/2012: Registration Fee: No Refund, Event Fees: 90%
- Requests between 2/2/2012 - 2/20/2012: Registration Fee: No refund, Event Fees: 50%
- Requests after 2/20/2012: No refunds.
All fees must paid on-line through www.askfred to complete the registration process or with postmark mentioned above. Please be sure to provide the email address (in askfred) so we can communicate any tournament changes and updates to you.
Checks may be mailed to:
2012 Arnold Fencing Classic
5770 Westbourne Ave&
Columbus, OH 43213