2012 Maine Games Fencing Championships
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Searsport District High School Gymnasium
The Maine Games Fencing Championships is the official State Games for fencing.
Check-in Times for Events:
9:30 AM - Mixed Saber Open
10:00 AM - Mixed Epee Open
10:30 AM - Mixed Y14 Foil
11:30 AM - Women's Foil Open
12:30 PM - Mixed Foil Open
1:30 PM - Mixed Foil E & Under
2:00 PM - Women's Epee Open
2:30 PM - Mixed Y12 Foil Youth Electric
2:30 PM - Mixed Y10 Foil Youth Electric
Searsport District High School Gymnasium
Please use Church Street (gymnasium entrance is behind school at the end of Church St.)
24 Mortland Road
Searsport, ME 04974
Link to venue location:
Please take Church St. to end for SHS gym entrance which is behind the school. For a landmark, the Penobscot Marine Museum is at the corner of Church St. and Coastal Rt. 1 in Searsport, ME.
REGISTRATION ENTRY FEES:
Entry fees: $20 for 1st event. $10 for each additional event. All participants must complete a Maine Games registration and waiver form which may be filled out before, (Attached to your Maine Games confirmation e-mail from AskFRED), or at the tournament. Courtesy of pre-registration is highly encouraged, but those wishing to register at the door are welcome. Pre-registration closes Friday, 6/22/12 (9:00 PM). Walk-in registrations at door will be accepted. On-site registration will be held at the MGFC event in Searsport, so please arrive early to fill out forms.
Maine Games T-shirts:
Maine Games T-shirts are available for order (samples for viewing @ event)
- $12 - 100% Cotton t-shirt
- $20 - Moisture wicking t-shirt
- Please RSVP at AskFRED: Please register your name at the AskFRED website to let us know you are coming:
RSVP by 06/22/2012. Please enter you e-mail in order to recieve additional information about the Maine Games.
MAINE GAMES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
All Maine Games State Fencing Championship athletes may be Maine or New Hampshire residents, OR a student attending a Maine school, OR an active member of the United States Military stationed in Maine to be eligible for Maine Games awards, or qualification for the State Games of America. All Maine Games athletes are responsible for their own insurance. A Maine Games Waiver Form must be signed to participate. USFA Membership is not required for participation in these events, but USFA classifications may only be given if all fencers are members.
Eligibility (as per USFA Rules):
Open Events - Must be born 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 classifications may participate. Open Events are Mixed (Men & Women combined) unless specifically designated by gender.
E Event = E classified or unclassified fencers may participate.
Electric gear is required for all USFA Events. Gear may be supplied for Youth Events.
Y14 - Born years 1997— 2000
Y12 - Born years 1999 - 2002
Y10 – Born years 2001 - 2004
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE NORTHEAST DIVISION USFA:
The Northeast Division is sanctioning the fencing tournament associated with the Maine State Games being held on Saturday, June 23, 2012. USFA membership is not required, but for ratings to be given in any event, all the participants in that event must be members of the USFA (a one day membership can be bought), and must operate under USFA guidelines, which include age categories, seeding, and rules. This is not a Northeast Division tournament, but a Maine State Games tournament, and any questions and issues related to this tournament should be directed to them, and all proceeds will go to them. Insurance for this event will be through either Maine State Games, or through the Downeast School of Fencing, not the Northeast Division. John Krauss will be the official in charge.
FORMAT OF COMPETITION:
USFA official rules and standards for safety will be followed. All events will be held with electric equipment. Event commissioners and the bout committee have the final determination on all matters regarding competition. The bout committee reserves the right to combine events if necessary based on the number of entries. No food or drink will be allowed in the gymnasium fencing area. Water bottles are allowed. All athletes and spectators in the gymnasium fencing area are encouraged to wear clean athletic footwear.
MAINE GAMES AWARDS:
Will be presented to the top three finishers (tied for third) in each event (Maine Games gold, silver, 2 bronzes) at the conclusion of each competition.
2013 National State Games Fencing Event—Harrisburg/Hershey, PA
Medalists who participate in this year’s 2012 Maine Games Fencing Championships will be qualified to compete in the inaugural National State Games Fencing event in 2013.
Information @ : http://stategames2013.com/index.asp?SID=f4e3add3-dc37-4822-a1e4-9ac52c5b76d8
Special Thanks to Jeff Scully (Maine Games), Searsport District High School, Dorothy Fraser and Northeast Division USFA for their support of this event!!!
Down East School of Fencing
207-974-8461 (cell phone)
Preregistration opens on 06/15/2012.
Preregistration closes on 06/22/2012.