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ARK-LA-MIS JO Qualifiers for 2013 Dec 1, 2012 - Dec 2, 2012
2013 Ark-La-Mis Divisional Junior Olympic Qualifiers - open to US citizens & permanent residents born 1993-1999.
Sword Sports: Shreveport, LA
posted 10/01/2012
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ARK-LA-MISS JUNIOR OLYMPIC QUALIFIER
Limited to only ALM division members of appropriate age.
(Age requirements can be found at this link: http://www.almdiv.org/BusinessDivision/currentagerequirements.htm )

For the latest updates and important information regarding this and other tournaments in which you pre-register * update your askFRED profile to include a valid email address *
Join the ALM Facebook group. Information is emailed from both systems.
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FEES:
If pre-registered (paid) before November 10th: Registration - $35; Each event $5
If pre-registered (paid) by November 27th: Registration - $65; Each event $5
On November 28th and any date following: Registration - $95; Each event $5

TEAM REGISTRATION - $20* *Please pay this by mail
If you cannot pay through the askFRED portal, you may send payment (please indicate for whom it is sent) to:
ALM JO QUALS
447 N. Market
Shreveport, LA 71107
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VENUE
SWORD SPORTS
447 North Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71107

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (EVENT CLOSE IN BOLD):
- Projected finish are in italics
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS IN THESE TIMES WHICH CAN OCCUR UP TO NOVEMBER 27TH.

Saturday, December 1
7:30-8:00 - Cadet Men's Epee - 12:45
8:00-8:30 - Junior Women's Foil - 10:30
9:30-10:00 - Cadet Women's Epee - 3:00
11:00-11:30 - Junior Men's Sabre - 3:30
2:30-3:00 - Cadet Women's Sabre - 5:15
3:00-3:30 - Cadet Men's Foil - 7:30

Sunday, December 2
7:30-8:00 - Junior Women's Sabre - 9:20
7:30-8:00 - Junior Men's Epee - 12:00
8:30-9:00 - Cadet Women's Foil - 1:10
11:00-11:30 - Cadet Men's Sabre - 3:00
12:00-12:30 - Junior Women's Epee - 5:15
2:00-2:30 - Junior Men's Foil - 6:00

Please arrive with sufficient time to have your equipment checked.

THE FINE PRINT (you are responsible to know this)
Official proof of current USFA and Ark-La-Miss Division membership is required NO EXCEPTIONS. Fencers will be cleared for USFA Membership with pre-registration and notified via http://www.askfred.net if not current. If USFA membership is not shown in the current USFA database, an e-mail or FAX from USFA will be needed confirming status of current membership in this Division, primary club, date of birth and sex. If that is not provided, a new membership form and payment will be required (membership forms for minors require the signature of a parent or legal guardian, the coach may not sign).

Receipts from clubs or other tournaments are not acceptable as these membership forms may not have been submitted.

Membership forms will be available at the venue but it is preferred that the form be downloaded, printed and completed prior to check-in. Form is located here: http://almdiv.org/BusinessDivision/FORMS/201213%20Final%20Individual%20Membership%20Form%208812.pdf

Payment ($65) for individual memberships is made directly to the USFA either by credit card (preferred) or check. Please bring separate check (or cash) for tournament fees.

All participants should download the WAIVER OF LIABILITY and CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT FORM from the Division website (http://almdiv.org/Operations/WAIVERS/waiverconsent.pdf) or obtain a copy from their coach. Have a parent or guardian sign the form, and bring the signed form to check- in the tournament.

Participants are required to fence in proper fencing attire; current USFA rules will applied.

Junior Olympics is a NATIONAL championship; the qualifying path to the Junior Olympics requires participants to be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. USFA provides the division secretary with this information. If you have not received your USFA membership card and apply for the card at the competition, please be prepared to show verification of citizenship status.

Cadet events will not be rated unless they meet or exceed the criteria for a C1 event. Junior events that meet needed numbers will be rated. Team events do not draw ratings.

JUNIOR TEAM EVENT INFORMATION :
The Team Events are qualifiers for the USFA 2012-2013 Summer National Championships. Individuals do not qualify for teams, CLUBS qualify for teams. Please have your coach or team captain register the team. Ark-La-Miss Division can auto-qualify up to 4 teams for Summer Nationals. A club may only qualify one team. Events with less than 5 clubs entered will not be fenced. Teams must be composed of fencers all sharing the same primary club and who have represented this club at least once within the season, which may be accomplished within the tournament in which the team is qualifying. There are no mixed division teams, and no "unattached" teams. Team members are declared on Saturday for both Saturday's and Sunday's events. Captains need to complete team forms before 9 a.m. on Saturday for Saturday team events and before noon for Sunday's events. Age restrictions for Summer Nationals are enforced and vary from the JO quals with the maximum birth year 2000 for Junior.

If you require additional information about the competition, please contact: Terry Harkey, magnetfencing@gmail.com

CONFIRMED TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS:
Robby Carrillo
Brian Day
Ryan Estep