USFA sanctioned event. It is highly recommended that all competitors are members of the USFA for the 2012-2013 season at the time of pre-registering on AskFred.
In keeping with the new USFA rule on conductive bibs on foil masks used in foil events, the organizers will be enforcing this rule to retain USFA sanctioning. Remember,anyone participating in a foil event will also need 2 mask cords.
Per USFA, dated 4/17/12: http://usfencing.org/news/2012/04/17/conductive-foil-bib-required-for-all-usa-fencing-sanctioned-events-beginning-in-2012-2013/47657
For the 2012-2013 season, a conductive bib is required for any national event that selects a team: Div I, Junior, Cadet, Veteran 50-60, Veteran 60-70, and Veteran 70+ and Wheelchair.
After August 1, 2012 the electric bib is required for ALL USA Fencing-sanctioned events, at all levels (local, regional, and national).
Details are as follows:
•The lamé part of the bib must cover all of the bib up to a horizontal line 1.5-2 cm below the chin.
•The mask cord must be 30-40 cm long, and can be of any color. It may be straight, or coiled.
•The mask cord must be attached on the non-weapon side of the bib.
•For foil events that do not require an electric bib, you are allowed to tape the edge of the bib to prevent conductivity.(NOT PERTINENT TO KSG,ALL EVENTS ARE ELECTRIC)
•The electrical characteristics of the bib are the same as the lame.
•The electrical characteristics of the mask cord are the same as the body cord.
•Transparent masks are prohibited.
•Masks with exchangeable bibs are allowed. (If the inspection mark is placed on the bib, be sure not to change out your inspection mark!)
•Masks with overlay bibs are available and legal. Both the overlay and the mask itself must have inspection marks though to ensure the bib has no dead spots, and the mask itself is safe.
There are no changes to rules regarding masks for epee, but notably you may NOT use a saber mask or a foil mask with electric bib in epee. The metal on the bib/mask can ground out the opponent’s tip. Transparent masks are prohibited.
Rules concerning the conductive bib on the foil mask can be found in the current USFA rulebook t.471.2
$25 for the first event, $10 for each additional event.
Preregistration closes August 3,2012.
Keystone State Games charges an admission fee for spectators (anyone not competing, officiating or volunteering; either an $8 daily fee, or a $15 "All Event Pass" good throughout the tournament.
As fencing tournament organizers, we have no control over these fees as they have been set by the Keystone State Games, Inc. We have attempted to obtain an exception for
parents and siblings, but have been informed that the fees are not negotiable. Also, per the facility of KSG, there might be a parking fee as well.