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Royal Arts Super Youth (SYC) 2012 Mar 2, 2012 - Mar 4, 2012
Royal Arts Super Youth Circuit is held during the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport event in the nation. Super Youth Fencers enter the festival free. See for complete details
Greater Columbus Convention Center: Columbus, OH
posted 08/16/2011
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Don't forget to follow this link to the WAIVER. EVERYONE must have a signed waiver. Parents must sign for minors!


Royal Arts Super Youth Circuit is held during the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the world, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger with 180,000+ visitors and 19,000+ athletes. Super Youth Fencers enter the festival free!

In addition to the festival, the Ninth Annual Arnold Fencing Classic will afford SYC fencers and their fencing family members another competition opportunity, including Y8, Open & Veteran events! Registered SYC fencers pay no registration fee for the Arnold. *Refer to note in registration information

All information at:

USFA membership required for all SYC events.

SYC Events Schedule ---- CLOSE of check-in time is in bold
ATTENTION: TIMES MAY BE FINE TUNED DURING THE COMING WEEK - PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN... and make sure your askFRED profile contains a WORKING email so you will receive important updates.

Projected times of finish will appear in a week.

7:00 - 8:00 - Y14 Men's Epee
7:00 - 8:00 - Y10 Men's Sabre
7:00 - 8:00 - Y14 Women's Foil
7:15 - 8:15 - Y10 Women's Epee
10:40 - 11:40 - Y12 Men's Foil
14:30 - 15:30 - Y12 Women's Sabre

7:00 - 8:00 - Y14 Women's Sabre
7:00 - 8:00 - Y10 Men’s Epee
7:10 - 8:10 - Y10 Women's Foil
12:00 - 1:00 - Y14 Men's Foil
13:00 - 14:00 - Y12 Women’s Epee
14:30 - 15:30 - Y12 Men's Sabre

7:00 - 8:00 - Y10 Women's Sabre
7:00 - 8:00 - Y10 Men's Foil
7:00 - 8:00 - Y14 Men's Sabre
7:00 - 8:00 - Y14 Women's Epee
10:00 - 11:00 - Y12 Women's Foil
10:00 - 11:00 - Y12 Men's Epee

*note: Be aware all events schedule at the start of the morning will close at 8 in order to get them going as soon as possible. There may be a 15-20 minute delay on some and zero delay on others.


*NOTE: If you plan to enter both the Arnold Classic and the Royal Arts Super Youth and wish to avoid paying registration fee twice, please answer "Yes" to the registration question about fees. Please do not answer "yes" if you have not already paid registration on the Arnold, and please do not answer "Yes" to both registration pages - it will be cross checked. (If you are confused, please email or call Terry @ 318.458.3779,

Registration Fees
  • through 1/31/2012

  • Registration Fee: $45

  • Per Event Fee: $35

  • Triple Fees
  • 2/01/2012 – 2/28/2012

  • Registration Fee: $135

  • Per Event Fee: $105

  • At the Door Fees
  • 2/29/2012 – 3/6/2012

  • Registration Fee: $135

  • Per Event Fee: $105


  • Are Fees Refundable?
    The refund policy for the 2012 Royal Arts Super Youth Circuit:

    • Requests before 11/1/2011: Registration fee: 100%, Event fees: 100%

    • Requests between 11/2/2011 - 1/1/2012: Registration Fee: 50%, Event Fees: 100%

    • Requests between 1/2/2012 - 2/1/2012: Registration Fee: No Refund, Event Fees: 90%

    • Requests between 1/12/2012 - 2/02/2012: Registration Fee: No refund, Event Fees: 50%

    • Requests after 2/02/2012: No refunds.

    All fees must be paid on-line through www.askfred to complete the registration process or with postmark mentioned above. Please be sure to provide the email address (in askfred) so we can communicate any tournament changes and updates to you.
    Checks may be mailed to:
    2012 Royal Arts Super Youth
    5770 Westbourne Ave&
    Columbus, OH 43213

    Information you are required to know

    All coaches must pre-register on our website to get credentials to be on strip:

    MAKE SURE YOU CAN RECEIVE EMAILS FROM ASKFRED.COM. Many times urgent and important information needs to be sent to all fencers and this is the way it is done – through the askFRED database.

    If your registration is being rejected for age, but you are currently listed on the National Rolling Points for the next lower age, please contact Terry at:

    Check in requirements for each day and each event.
    The venue will open for fencers Friday March 2, Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4. (TIME DETAILS ARE PENDING)

    1) A USA Fencing membership card (see details below); AND
    2) A fully-completed waiver form that has been signed by a parent or legal guardian (see details below ; AND
    3.) If this is the first SYC for the fencer, a birth-certificate (copy acceptable) or other government-issued identification showing a birth date is required

    To help us speed registration, please download the waiver form, print it, read it, sign it, and bring it to the table with you. This is especially critical if the fencer does not have a parent/guardian at check-in. No one will be allowed to fence without a signed waiver form.

    Waiver of Liability
    A parent signature is mandatory on both the USFA membership form and the SYC waiver/informed consent. These forms will be available at registration as well as emailed to you through askFRED upon registration. If you do not receive one through, first, check your spam mail. If it is not there you can download here:

    New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USFA cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website many weeks before the tournament. If you are within a 3 week window, please do not make your membership on line, but wait and bring a completed form (including signature of parent or LEGAL guardian) to the tournament.

    Athletes arriving without proof of USA Fencing membership must fill out all appropriate forms and pay for membership at registration even if already a member. Refund requests can later be made with USA Fencing as appropriate.

    Fencers must be a current competitive USFA or FIE Member. Proof of membership is required.
    This information will be obtained from USA Fencing on Thursday, March 1. Any discrepancies regarding membership must be resolved by this date.
    This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, type of membership, etc.

    All fencers who begin the registration process on FRED will receive membership status information via askFRED email using most current USFA membership data. Membership information can be found at the following link: Single day memberships are not valid for SYC events.

    Age requirements
    Birth year requirements for the 2011-2012 season
    - Youth 10 event 2001-2004
    - Youth 12 event 1999-2002, or on Youth 10 NRP List
    - Youth 14 event 1997-2000, or on Youth 12 NRP List

    Format information

    Y10 fencers must fence with weapons NO LONGER than 32 inches (also known as "2"¯or "0" blades). Equipment check will be open each day of the competition at the same times doors open. (Armory has indicated they may also be available on Thursday evening for initial events on Friday and an email will be sent via askFRED to confirm the times).

    Equipment check will test the mask, lame jacket, gloves and body cords. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked. Masks that do not pass the 12-kg punch test will be impounded or given a visible mark to signify that the mask is "not approved for use."

    All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary check will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE bout to ensure the presence of: underarm protector, plastron (if required), 2nd weapon and 2nd body cord, and weapon check control marks.

    Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met.

    Parents and fencers should expect significant lines for equipment check between prior to beginning events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly. Those fencing early on Friday, Saturday or Sunday can have their equipment checked the day before.

    Weapons will not be inspected or marked in advance of Thursday, but failure to have the proper number of working weapons and other equipment at the strip is subject to penalty according to relevant USA Fencing rules. Once marked for the tournament, it is good for the whole weekend.

    Note that Sword Masters will be on site with repair services and to sell new equipment, but fencers ultimately are responsible for having all necessary equipment in working order.

    Names on uniforms will NOT be required per YDC update.

    The Columbus Airport is Port Columbus International Airport ( CMH ).

    There are several venue hotels. Final deals will be posted soon. Check our website for the most current information. Additional information:

    Parking downtown can be a challenge during the festival. You are encouraged to pre-pay parking prior to your arrival to ensure good parking.

    The Arnold Sports Festival requires a ticket to get in. All athletes are given a three-day pass into the festival. All others (parents, family, coaches, etc ) must obtain a ticket/wristband to get in. It can be done the day of the festival or booked ahead: