Presented by the UBC Fencing Club
The UBC Fencing Club would like to invite all fencers to the annual Stephen Lazar Memorial Tournament. The tournament will consist of senior events in foil, sabre and epee, and a junior (U20) sabre event.
---------- INFORMATION: ----------
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom
6138 Student Union Boulevard
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Pre-registration closes: Friday, March 09, 2012 at 12:00 am PST.
$25 CAD per event
---------- JUNIOR EVENTS: ----------
Junior (U20) Mixed Sabre
Registration 2:00-2:30 PM, fencing begins at 3:00 PM
----------- SENIOR EVENTS: -----------
Senior Mixed Epee
Registration 8:30-9:15 AM, fencing begins at 9:30 AM
Senior Mixed Foil
Registration 10:30-11:30 AM, fencing begins at 12:00 AM
Senior Mixed Sabre
Registration 12:30-1:30 PM, fencing begins at 2:00 PM
Pools will be self-directed.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD UNDER THE SANCTION OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FENCING ASSOCIATION, THE BRITISH COLUMBIA BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN FENCING FEDERATION, AND SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE CFF AND FIE RULES. ALL EVENTS ARE CFF SANCTIONED.
National domestic ranking points are earned on the senior ranking for senior events, and the junior ranking for junior events.
Note: Events will be cancelled if there are less than 6 people registered – those fencers who have registered will then be asked if they wish to participate in a mixed event. The CFF Competition Rules allow for up to 5 individuals of the opposite gender to the competition to be mixed in – the event will still be ranked as a single event. Your points will show up for that weapon and age group.
---------- EQUIPMENT: ----------
All entrants must wear proper protective equipment (fencing jacket, sous plastron, breeches, mask and glove) during competition. Masks must pass a punch test (FIE label not required) and be stamped prior to the event. All fencers must wear a plastron (350 N or higher underarm protector) at all times. Weapons will be checked on the piste for all events.
Foil masks with the lame bib are required in this tournament. Masks that have been retrofitted according to the FIE specifications will be allowed.
---------- FEES AND REQUIREMENTS: ----------
Cost:$10 CAD registration fee$20 CAD per event
E.g. One event = $10 registration fee + $20 event fee = $30 total; two events = $10 registration fee + $40 for 2 events = $50 total.
Pre-registration via the internet is recommended and can be completed on askfred.net.http://askfred.net/Events/Prereg/prereg.php?tournament_id=13861
Payment will be collected at the registration table on the day of the tournament. We accept either cash or cheque (payable to the UBC Fencing Club). Please do not mail cheques or cash.
All entrants must have a current and validated CFF competitive passport or equivalent (e.g. USFA or FIE) prior to the start of the tournament to be allowed to compete. Your CFF/BCFA membership must be in good standing in order to participate in the tournament. Memberships cannot be purchased at the tournament – please purchase your passport ahead of time or we may not be able to validate it on the day of the tournament. This is because the CFF will fine tournament organizers $25 per competitor (payable prior to ranking) for those who do not meet licence requirements. We will have the right to refuse you if you do not have a validated CFF licence prior to the tournament. If you wish to renew or purchase a CFF/BCFA membership, please visit this website ahead of time and make the necessary payments:http://www.fencing.ca/cff_licence_info.htm
Pre-registration closes on Friday, March 08, 2012. Please register early, thank you!
Please note that late registrations (e.g. registration on the day of the tournament) will be subject to a $10 late fee per event.
FOR OUR AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS: Please be advised we cannot accept your cheques if they are made in American funds. We will, however, accept cash in US funds at par at the registration table. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
---------- WAIVERS: ----------
The Waiver of Liability Form must be signed by all participants or their legal guardians prior to the competition. Waiver Forms will be available at the registration table on the day of the tournament; however, you are welcome to complete the form ahead of time and hand that in at the time of registration. Fencers who are under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or legal guardian complete the form and hand that in at the time of registration. If you wish to obtain a copy of the waiver form, please contact us by email. Thank you for your cooperation.
---------- PRIZES: ----------
Medals will be given to the top four fencers of each event.
---------- DIRECTIONS: ----------
Here is a link showing the location of the Student Union Building in UBC: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=790&show=y,n,n,n,n,y
Here is a map of the UBC campus: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/images/pdf/ubcmap.pdf
Here is a Google map of the campus: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6138+Student+Union+Boulevard,+Vancouver,+BC&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=27.881336,81.738281&ie=UTF8&ll=49.268379,-123.250186&spn=0.006875,0.019956&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=0
SUB - Student Union Building is at C-4/5 [latitudes & longitudes] on the map.
There is a parkade north of the SUB called “North Parkade” you can park in.
The SUB is the bunker-like building between the Student Recreation Centre (SRC) and the War Memorial Gym.
If you come from the ferry or the border after Oak St Bridge:Option A: take either the WEST-BOUND EXIT Marine Drive, orOption B: follow Oak Street all the way to 41st, then turn left to 41st
41st becomes Marine Drive.
Marine Drive to 16th Avenue – that is the first and only exit on the right close to the end of the freeway section of Marine Drive.
On 16th at the 2nd traffic light, turn left, to Wesbrook; past 2 traffic lights – do not run the red lights, okay?
Turn left at GATE 11 - There will be a parking lot directly on your right, but it is a bit far away from the SUB. IF you follow the "bookstore detour" signs to the old bus loop (which is now used for parking), there is parking there right in front of the SUB.
Parking rates vary depending on where you park. On evenings and weekends, a flat rate of $6.00 is required upon entry for parkades. Tickets can be obtained at pay machines that accept $2, $1, and $0.25 coins as well as Visa and MasterCard.
This should give you an idea of how much UBC charges for parking: http://www.parking.ubc.ca/visitor_rates.html
If that lot is full, got to Gate 2 which is immediately north of Gate 1, turn left at the exit of the lot you are in, pass the tall high rises of Gage Towers.
The NORTH PARKADE is immediately west of Gage. It's at C-4/5 on the map.
The SUB is the bunker-like building NORTHWEST of the parking lot, and south of the NORTH PARKADE.
From either the north or south doors of the SUB, go up two flights of stairs, and at the top you will see the ballroom right in front of you (to your right, if you came from the south, to your left if you came from the north).
It is fairly easy to find.
---------- HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: ----------
Accommodations at the University of British Columbia are available for those who wish to stay on campus for the tournament. Reservations can be booked online.
More information can be found here: http://www.ubcconferences.com
---------- CONTACT US: ----------
If you have any questions or inquiries about the tournament, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org