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Cobra RYC (Regional Youth Circuit) (Y8-Y14) Sep 30, 2012
NO WALK INS... USFA membership required for all fencers (can join at door)... Foil conductive bib required... Signed waiver required... Medals to top 8... Follow tournament live at
Cobra Fencing Club: Jersey City, NJ
posted 08/20/2012
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COBRA RYC (Regional Youth Circuit)
Sunday, September 30, 2012

Follow live results at:

The RYC tournaments are held throughout the season, similar to the Super Youth Circuit tournaments. There are NO national points awarded at Regional Youth competitions. These competitions are one of the possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the April and/or July NACs. Y14 winners qualify for Y14 at SN.

NEW THIS SEASON -- Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) will be used for RYC events. End of season awards will go to highest ranked fencer(s) in each age group / gender per region. Each of the 6 regions will maintain RRPS. Fencers can compete out of Region but will appear only on that Region’s Point List. The YDC has mandated that one can ONLY win the Regional Award for the Region they reside in. Up to 3 RYC results will count towards an athlete’s final Regional Youth Ranking. If an athlete competes in more than 3 RYCs in a given region, their best 3 results will count. Note, Y8 age category is not included in the RRPS.

RYC tournaments will award points to all participants. See the regional guidlines for point allocations ( Allocations will depend on the number of participants and the larger the field, the higher the points earned per placement. Everyone gets points, so attending an RYC will result in every athlete earning a ranking. Regional Rankings will be posted on These points are regional and will have no influence on the NRPS.

Qualification Y10/Y12 to the April and July NACs

•Fencers must fence in at least one Regional or Super Youth Competition in the current season to be eligible to enter the same category and weapon at the April and July NACs.

Qualification Path to Nationals for Y14 from RYC

•Place first in the Y14 event at a current-season RYC tournament [BoD, October 2010] In mixed events, only the first place finisher is recognized as qualified.



• Events have limited entries. Payment required to secure entry. Unpaid entries will be removed after regular fee entry period deadline.

•** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by Cobra Fencing Club. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, Cobra, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Cobra to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by Cobra and the USFA. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

• Event entry is determined by 2012-13 USFA Birth year requirements:
Y8 = 2004-2007 (Y8 is not an official USFA category, and participation is at parent discretion; USFA membership required)
Y10 = 2002-2005
Y12 = 2000-2003, or on Youth 10 NRP List
Y14 = 1998-2001, or on Youth 12 NRP List
If you are on the NRP list and your entry is rejected for age, contact us and we will handle your registration. See current point standings at:

• Age verification required either by presenting: USFA card stateing Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate, or other government-issued ID with photo

• USFA competitive membership, or other foreign federation membership, required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. Join/renew USFA membership at: If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USFA membership. You may join/renew USFA at the door (parent signature required), however arrive with a completed form or plan to come early to complete required paperwork ( Have separate check payable to USFA or use your credit card (preferred) for USFA membership payment.

Events have limited entries. Regular fee entry period ends Monday, Sep 24. Entries must be PAID by Sep 24 to be considered complete. Notify us if you wish to pay by mail via check or pay at the door. Unpaid pre-registrants will be removed from the "who's registered" list on Sep 25, with re-entry subject to space and late fees will apply.
• Regular fee period (closes Sep 24): $25 reg fee plus $25/event. (Y8 $25 reg fee plus $10/event)
• Late fee period (entry subject to space): (Sep 25-28): $25 reg fee plus $35/event
• Walk-in fee period (entry subject to space): (Sep 29-30): $25 reg fee plus $45/event
• Payments made at the door must be in cash or check only payable to "Cobra Fencing Club”

Full refund if notified no later than Sep 23.
Event fee only refund (reg fee not refunded) if notified Sep 24-26.
No refunds if notified after Sep 26.

• No formal equipment check
• Y8/Y10 fencers must fence with #0 or #2 blades, i.e no longer than 32 inches.
• USFA rules apply.
• Full USFA regulation uniform is required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords.
• Ratings can be awarded, however youth events do not use the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. Check USFA ratings chart at:

• Events will be mixed if less than 6 fencers
• Seeding for pool round is based on the Current National Youth Ranking (as of Sep 27, 2012) according to age group and weapon, then letter ranking with year classification, then fencers with neither points nor classification. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized within each classification. Only ratings and points standings listed on the USFA website will be used.
• Each event consists of two rounds (pools and direct elimination). Pools: One preliminary round of pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. 100% then advance to direct elimination round. Direct Elimination Tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round. For Y14, DE bouts are 15 touch/9-minute bouts. For Y10-Y12, DE bouts are best 2 of 3 5-touch bouts. Any penalty cards issued during the match of 2 out of 3 five-touch bouts shall be in effect for the entire set of bouts in the match. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
• No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 8th place.
• Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc . Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.
• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

•Withdrawal during pools: A fencer who withdraws, or who is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part.
•Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. A fencer who withdraws does not lose his place in the overall classification of the competition.

Start times are subject to change - check for updates. Event sizes are limited. Fencing commences shortly after close of check-in. Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes. Venue opens at 7:00 a.m. No official equipment check.

Events with less than 6 fencers will be mixed
Y8 Foil (12:30)
Y8 Saber (3:30)
Y10 Saber (10:00)
Y10 Foil (8:30)
Y10 Epee (1:30)
Y12 Saber (12:30)
Y12 Foil (1:00)
Y12 Epee (10:00)
Y14 Saber (3:30)
Y14 Foil (8:00)
Y14 Girls Epee (1:30)
Y14 Boys Epee (2:00)

Blue Gauntlet will be on-site for equipment sales


Our concession will be open with food, drinks, and healthy snacks available for purchase.

Lakawanna Warehouse
629 Grove Street, 4th Floor
Jersey, City NJ

From Manhattan by train: PATH train from Manhattan to Hoboken. The walk would be about 20 minutes. Taxis available in Hoboken (appx 4 minute ride to Cobra). Have the cab take Observer Highway West and turn left on Grove St. The Lackawanna Warehouse is on the right-hand side between 18th and 16th St.

Parking is available in lot directly across street and also the parking lot at the southwest corner of 18th/Grove Streets.

The Doubletree Hotel; rates start appx. $150
455 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Tel: 1-201-499-2400

Hyatt Regency; rates start at appx. $200
2 Exchange Place

Westin Jersey City Newport; rates start at appx. $225
479 Washington Blvd