New England Division USFA (NEUSFA) will hold the 24th Annual Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University on June 16 & June 17, 2012.
For the most complete and current information about this event, please visit http://www.neusfa.org.
REMINDER: Event Restrictions: You may fence in only one individual event and/or one team event per day. If you are in both an individual and team event on the same day, you MUST present yourself at the appropriate strip when called. Team events may not be fenced out of order.
FORMAT: Team events will be 45-touch relay format, direct-elimination, similar to US Nationals format.
Team Events - Individual medals to top 3 teams.
$75 per team event.
Team registration closes on June 2, 2012.
Payment is required with registration; unpaid preregistrations will be periodically deleted.
Your team roster does not need to be finalized by the registration deadline, but we request that you provide this information before the event.
Fencers who are only participating in a team event do not need to pay the individual registration fee; however there will be no free t-shirt for this category of participation.
The tournament will be held in the Gosman Sports Center at Brandeis University. Information about the Brandeis campus, including directions, can be found here. http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/
Commuter Rail (Fitchburg/South Acton line, Brandeis/Roberts stop) and bus access (Bus #553, stops at Brandeis) are available. Check schedules at http://www.mbta.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, June 16 (subject to change)
08:00AM Men's Epee Open
08:00AM Men's Foil Team
09:00AM Men's Foil E-Under
09:00AM Women's Foil Team
10:00AM Men's Sabre Open
11:00AM Women's Foil E-Under
12:00PM Women's Sabre Team
01:00PM Women's Sabre E-Under
01:30PM Women's Epee Open
Sunday, June 17 (subject to change)
08:00AM - Men's Foil Open
08:00AM - Men's Epee Team
09:00AM - Men's Epee E-Under
09:00AM - Women's Epee Team
09:30AM - Men's Sabre E-Under
10:00AM - Women's Foil Open
12:00PM - Men's Sabre Team
01:00PM - Women's Epee E-Under
01:30PM - Women's Sabre Open
Check In will begin at 7AM each morning.
If you are only fencing on Sunday you are encouraged to have your weapons checked on Saturday; please come after 1PM for this.
Birth year 1998 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 by January 1 of the competition season (August - July).
All fencers must be a member of the USFA or of the fencing federation of their country (e.g., the CFF)
Please bring proof of membership. If you intend to join the USFA specifically to participate in this event, it is best to bring your paperwork and join when you check-in.
Canadian fencers: We are aware that the CFF no longer provides you with a 'passport' or other proof of membership. We will use the CFF website to validate your membership when you register.
Driving directions to the venue can be found at http://www.neusfa.org. Using an online mapping service? The address of the Gosman Center is 415 South Street, Waltham, MA.
Host hotel information is as follows: (subject to change)
Should be open for reservations:
Holiday Inn Express
385 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451
781 890 2800
$99/night including breakfast.
If you are planning to stay at the hotels associated with the Pomme De Terre, the date for making hotel reservations for the pomme is May 17, 2012. Rooms will be let go after that and no guarantees of rate or space.
QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFO?
Contact Linda Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org