This is the Galveston Fencing Club's 5th annual All-U tournament.
09:00 AM Unrated Senior Mixed Foil
09:00 AM Unrated Senior Women's Epee
12:00 PM Unrated Senior Mixed Epee
12:00 PM Unrated Senior Women's Sabre
02:00 PM Unrated Senior Mixed Sabre
02:00 PM Unrated Senior Women's Foil
03:30 PM Unrated Mixed Novice Epee
03:30 PM Unrated Mixed Novice Foil
03:30 PM Unrated Mixed Novice Sabre
All events with at least TWO competitors WILL be fenced!
Call 281-507-3564 if you have traffic/weather delays.
Registration $20.00, each event $10.00 There will be a $10.00 late fee for walk-ups not pre-registered via FRED.
All competitors must submit a copy of the Gulf Coast Division waiver of liability and consent to treat form. Copies will be available at the venue. You can also download and print your own: http://www.gulfcoastfencing.org/GCwaiverconsent.pdf
Fencers under age 18 must have a parent's signature on this form.
One round of pools. 100% advance to direct elimination rounds.
All weapons will be scored electrically. Equipment (masks, lames, and electric cords) will be inspected and marked.
USFA/US Fencing Membership:
Current competitive membership of the USFA required (except for Novice events). Membership forms will be available at the venue. If your membership is not pre-validated, you must be prepared to show proof of USFA membership, or at the door, fill out a membership form and pay $60 - check or credit card.
Persons under age 18 MUST have a parent's signature on the USFA form.
Registration $20.00, rental $10.00 if needed (foil, body cord, mask, glove, lame) There will be a $10.00 late fee for walk-ups not pre-registered on FRED.
NOTE ON NOVICE COMPETITION
This is a non-USFA event. It is for beginners to get a taste of tournament competition. To be eligible for the novice a fencer must have been fencing less than one year! A fencer who has fenced and/or competed in epee or sabre for some time but only recently picked up a foil is not a novice. This is for fencers who have very little tournament experience and for their parents.
USFA membership is not required for the novice event.
Before registration in the novice competition begins, there will be an introductory talk with the fencers and parents to walk them through various aspects of tournament fencing.
The novice event may be broken into separate events based upon age and size. The novice event(s) format will be round robin pools with 100% advancement to direct elimination.
Other events occurring in Galveston, for your diversion when done with fencing, include:
The 26th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition
The Plankowner's Syndicate Party & Auction
Hotels depend upon what you want. Being a tourist town, Galveston hotels run the gamut. Of really nice hotels close to the venue there are two that jump out:
The Tremont House
The Hotel Galvez
Both are "historic" hotels operated by Wyndham. Tremont is in the Historic Strand District. The Galvez is on the beach. Neither is quite five minutes from the venue.
Further down Seawall Blvd, facing the Gulf of Mexico are three hotels, side by side, offering different price points, as they say. All three face the sea. Most of your drive to the venue would be along Seawall Blvd. from either of these three. It can be a bit busy on a weekend, but you do have the Gulf of Mexico on the right side pretty much 90%
of the way, which can make up for it. In "high traffic times" allow fifteen minutes to reach the venue.
The San Luis http://www.sanluisresort.com/
The Hilton http://www.galvestonhilton.com/
The Holiday Inn
One other option that is different but might be fun is Harbor House,which is located along the Galveston Waterfront (near the cruise ship terminals and the waterfront restaurants).
Preregistration opens on 08/28/2011.
Preregistration closes on 05/31/2012.