The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and sectional level but below the NAC Division I level. Points are awarded to the top 32 places at ROC events, however, the ROC points list is separate from the National Rolling Points List. (Foreign fencers may compete though they are not counted as part of the field for qualification purposes as they can not fence summer nationals)
The Charm City Classic is a USA Fencing Regional Open Circuit sponsored by Maryland Division and the UMBC Fencing Club. Top 8 in each event qualify for DIV 1A at 2011 Summer Nationals. For details about the new Div 1A qualification paths, please see:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
UMBC's official driving directions:
The competition will take place at the Retriever Activity Center. Here is a map of the UMBC campus:
Recommended parking is on Administration Drive, across from the center.
SATURDAY DEC. 3
Men's Epee 8am
Women's Foil 11am
Men's Saber 1pm
SUNDAY DEC. 4
Men's Foil 8am
Women's Epee 11am
Women's Saber 1pm
Times listed denote the end of check-in for each event.
REGULAR ENTRY FEES
$20 Registration + $20 per event
LATE ENTRY FEES
$60 Registration + $60 per event
Registration opens on or about October 10.
Regular fee registration ends November 19.
Triple entry fee after November 19.
Top 8 in each event will receive an award.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott,
Baltimore BWI Airport
1020 Andover Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
T 410-691-1001; F 410-691-1002
Mention: "Maryland Division USA Fencing" to get the special rate.
UMBC recommends the following hotels:
Absolute Fencing Gear
Head Tournament Manager: Alan Arrowsmith
Maryland Division Chair: Chris Medalis
Maryland Division Vice Chair: Greg Paye
Mid-Atlantic Section Chair: Charles Greene
Maryland Division Treasurer: Michael Oles