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Longhorn Open 2013 Oct 5, 2013 - Oct 6, 2013
The University of Texas Fencing Club's annual Longhorn Open. The venue is in University of Texas RECREATIONAL SPORTS CENTER http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/rsc.html
Recreational Sports Center: Austin, TX
posted 04/19/2013
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LONGHORN OPEN 2013


Preregistration closes 12:00am on 10/3/2013. This allows the organizers time to evaluate preregistrant data.

**CONDUCTIVE FOIL BIB WILL BE ENFORCED**

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PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO CHECK INTO YOUR EVENTS ! !
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FOR INFORMATION
The Local Organizing Committee for this event is the University of Texas Fencing Club:
- http://www.utexasfencing.org
- Email: vice-president@utexasfencing.org

VENUE INFORMATION
University of Texas Recreational Sports Center (RSC)
San Jacinto & 20 1/2th Streets
Map - http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/rsc.html
Venue will open 8:00am on both days.

Alliance Fencing Equipment will be the official vendor for this tournament. You can visit their website to view their full stock - http://www.alliancefencingequipment.com/

PARKING INFORMATION
Please visit this web page for available spaces and garages:
http://www.utexas.edu/parking/maps/visitor/visitor-map.pdf

The closest area to park will be in Manor Garage (MAG). You do not require a permit to park into Manor Garage, but we can provide a significantly cheaper day pass. This permit can only be used to enter Manor Garage once. If you are in need of the permit, indicate so on the preregistration sheet and you MUST PRE-PAY BY SEPTEMBER 15TH in order to receive the permit. The permits will cost $8 for each day.

EVENTS
[Times listed are the CLOSE of Registration]

SATURDAY (10-5-13)
-8:30am - Mixed Epee
-10:30am - Div II (C & Under) Foil
-12:00pm - Mixed Sabre
-12:00pm Y14 Epee


SUNDAY (10-6-13)
-8:30am - Mixed Foil
-10:30am - Div II (C & Under) Epee
-12:00pm Div II (C & Under) Sabre

FEES
For pre-registrations & PRE-PAYMENT received by OCTOBER 4th:
- $40 Registration Fee
- $10 Per Event Fee
For pre-registrations & PAY AT THE DOOR:
- $40 Registration Fee
- $15 Per Event Fee
For REGISTRATION & PAYMENT AT THE DOOR:
- $50 Registration Fee
- $20 Per Event Fee

COLLEGIATE STUDENT DISCOUNT
- $10.00 off with Student I.D.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Participation is limited to fencers whose USFA membership status can be verified. Fencers who's status cannot be confirmed either here or through the national office will NOT be allowed to compete. USFA membership will be available at the day of the tournament. You can visit the USFA webpage (http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698115-individuals) to renew your membership online.

Minors (under 18) must have a Waiver signed by their Parent or Guardian when checking in; a coach's signature is NOT acceptable. The waiver is available when as part of the registration confirmation sent from FRED.

AGE CRITERIA FOR OPEN TOURNAMENTS
The USFA Board of Directors has ruled that for any USFA competition that is not specific to an age group, an athlete must be at least 13 years old as of January 1 of the fencing season. The exemption to this rule applies to any fencer who is younger than 13 on January 1 but who is listed on the latest National Junior Point standings; then that fencer is allowed to compete in the USFA competitions not specific to an age group. The athlete must meet any other criteria stated for that competition. Examples of such non-specific competitions are: "Open", "Unclassified", "A" competitions, "C" or under competitions, Team competitions of any category unless specified for juniors or similar age restricted category.

EQUIPMENT CHECKS
All events will be fenced electrically. Equipment checks will consist of masks, body cords and lame's. Sabre cuffs, underarm protectors, fencing knickers and any and all safety equipment per USFA regulations are REQUIRED.