Join us for the 2012 Oregon Division Summer Nationals Qualifiers. The Summer National Championships are held each year around the first week of July. This year they will be in Anaheim CA!
Doors open at 8:30 AM; Registration and equipment check opens at 8:45 AM. Times listed are "close of registration."
All competitors must be current (2011-2012) members of the USFA and must be members of the Oregon Division; fencers from other divisions are not eligible to compete. Y14 fencers must fall in that age bracket OR the athlete must be on the national rolling point standings in the next younger age bracket.
Permanent residents who have not represented another country in the last three years may participate. If you are auto-qualified for the SN, you are still encouraged to fence! (Fees waived for you, please still register on AskFred by deadline.)
BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD! All fencers must be current USFA members and be able to provide proof of membership. You may complete the application at the door, however the division STRONGLY encourages you to apply on-line at http://www.usfencing.org before the event and print out the receipt to show as proof of membership. Members without proof of membership will need to pay for another membership at the door. One-day memberships are not valid for this tournament.
In each event, the top 25% (rounded up) who were not previously qualified (i.e. through a ROC) will qualify for SNQ, with a minimum of 3. If 3 or fewer fencers show up for an event, the event will not need to be fenced for qualification purposes (it can be fenced for the sake of awarding medals.) Fencers that earn qualification at the DIV II events will automatically for the corresponding DIV III events event (if rating-eligible.)
Pre-registration on FRED is REQUIRED by 11:59pm on Friday night, April 13, 2012. Also, please remember that we only accept cash or checks at Division events - NO credit/debit cards.
Fees: Discounted registration fees are $15 per fencer, plus $10 per event (i.e., a total of $25 for one event) for those that preregister on AskFred by the deadline. WALK-INS ALLOWED WEEKEND OF TOURNAMENT, BUT THEY WILL BE CHARGED TRIPLE REGISTRATION FEES AND DOUBLE EVENT FEES (i.e. $45 + $20 = $65 to fence one event, $85 to fence two events, etc.) If you are auto-qualified for your desired event at the SNQs (i.e. Div 2 menís foil), you are still encouraged to fence! (Fees waived for you for that event, but please still preregister on Askfred by the deadline. Please consult with bout committee at check-in to see if your presence will be needed.) Registration fees are non-refundable, but the per-event fees will not be charged if an event is not fenced.
Full USFA regulation uniform is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names on the uniform are not required for the qualifier.
Each fencer will be required to have two working electric weapons (foil, epee, or saber, as appropriate), and two working body cords/head cords. Please make sure your equipment and lame (if needed) are in good working order prior to the event, as all equipment must pass inspection in order to fence. Weapons are checked on the strip.
Note: USA Fencing has NOT yet adopted the electric foil mask bib for non-national events, so "standard" foil/epee masks may be used. Fencers may wear masks with the new bib, but they may not use tape to cover the conductive part (for safety reasons.) Note: If you fence at the SNQ you will be required to use the new electric foil mask bib.
------------------ Important Info: -------------------
Tournament: Oregon Division Summer National Qualifiers
Date(s): 04/21/2012 - 04/22/2012
Location: NorthWest Fencing Center
For directions, visit http://www.nwfencing.org
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Preregistration closes on 04/13/2012
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