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North Texas Roundup - Region 5 SYC and Cadet Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
This tournament is part of the USFA SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT, representing Region 5. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WALKUP REGISTRATION CAN BE PERFORMED AT THE VENUE FOR TRIPLE FEES + $200.
Irving Convention Center: Irving, TX
posted 06/11/2014
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Online registration is closed. Walkup registration available at the venue for triple fees + $200.

USA Fencing Announces the North Texas Roundup Super Youth Circuit and Cadet Fencing Tournament hosted by the North Texas Fencing Tournament Coalition, http://www.NTFTC.org, a cooperative venture of the Fencing Institute of Texas, Cutting Edge Fencing Club, Gold Blade Fencing Club, and North Texas Fencing Alliance. Sponsored by ABSOLUTE FENCING GEAR.

Additional overflow hotel space has been opened up - see below.

At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.

VENUE:
Location: Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
The venue has complimentary wi-fi access throughout the building.
For directions to the venue by DART, train, taxi, or personal vehicle, go to the Irving Convention Center website:
http://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/facility-information/

There are coupons on their website for taxi and shuttle discounts and a printable parking map with driving directions.

VENDOR INFORMATION
Exclusive vendor of fencing equipment and headline sponsor Absolute Fencing Gear.

AIRPORTS:
  • Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW),
    8 miles from venue.
  • Dallas Love Field airport (DAL),
    9 miles from venue.
    Airport Transportation


Headquarters Hotel - SOLD OUT


Overflow Hotels


For additional hotel information please contact David Sierra with Cutting Edge Fencing


Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth:
  • Perot Museum of Science
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Hurricane Harbor
  • 6 Flags Over Texas
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Allen, TX, Premium Outlet Stores
  • Grapevine Mills Outlet Stores
  • Fort Worth Stockyards


This is a National Qualifier for Youth 10, 12, and 14 events. Fencers must show proof they are COMPETITIVE members of the USFA.

TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
  • Youth fencers must check-in with their membership card or a letter of good standing. Athletes without proof of membership must fill out all appropriate forms to pay for membership. Payment will be returned if membership can be verified.
  • USA Fencing is working towards an age verification process. An athlete can submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport to the National Office via email, mail or fax and they will verify the DOB in the database. Once the date of birth has been verified, it is indicated on permanent and temporary membership cards.
  • This season, parents should come prepared with ONE of the following in case the fencer’s age needs verification for eligibility purposes or submit one of the following to: information@usfencing.org:
      1. A government issued photo ID with date of birth included
      2. A copy of birth certificate
      3. Passport

You will not be allowed to fence, no matter what events you participated in last season, without proof of USFA competitive membership and age verification.

Birth Year Eligibility 2014-2015 season:
    Y10 2004-2007
    Y12 2002-2005 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
    Y14 2000-2003 (or on Y12 NRPS list)
    Cadet (U17) 1998-2001 (or on Y14 NRPS list)
  • Special Notes about Birth Year vs National Points List to determine Eligibility:
    • The North Texas Roundup SYC and Cadets uses birth year eligibility for the 2014-2015 season. Age eligibility for events is determined by BIRTH YEAR, not age at time of participation.
    • If you are not eligible by BIRTH YEAR, but have NATIONAL POINTS for the age group younger than the event you want to enter, you are eligible to fence in that age group. For example, if you are born in 2002, you may only enter CADET if you are on the Youth 14 National Points List for the same weapon.
    • At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.

Awards will be given to the top eight finishers in each event

Events by Close Registration Times
    Saturday Events
    Registration for ALL events opens 1 hour prior to close
    The armoury will be open for equipment inspection starting at 6pm at the Convention Center on Friday, August 29th. Competitors in early events on Saturday are encouraged to come in at that time for equipment check.
      Y12 Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM
      Y12 Women's Foil | 8:00 AM
      Y14 Men's Epee | 8:00 AM
      Y10 Women's Sabre | 10:30 AM
      Y10 Men's Foil | 11:30 AM
      Cadet Men's Foil | 11:30 AM
      Y14 Women's Epee | 12:30 PM
      Cadet Women's Sabre | 12:30 PM

    Sunday Events
    Registration for ALL events opens 1 hour prior to close
      Y12 Men's Foil | 8:00 AM
      Y14 Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM
      Cadet Men's Epee | 8:00 AM
      Y12 Women's Sabre | 10:30 AM
      Y10 Men's Epee | 11:30 AM
      Y10 Women's Epee | 11:30 AM
      Y14 Women's Foil | 13:00 PM
      Cadet Women's Epee | 13:00 PM

    Monday Events
    Registration for ALL events opens 1 hour prior to close
      Y12 Men's Epee 8:00 AM
      Cadet Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM
      Cadet Women's Foil | 8:00 AM
      Y10 Men's Sabre | 10:00 AM
      Y14 Men's Foil | 11:30 AM
      Y14 Women's Sabre | 11:30 AM
      Y10 Women's Foil | 12:30 PM
      Y12 Women's Epee | 12:30 PM


STOP!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS!!!!!!!!

At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.


Events by Age Close of registration time is listed.
    Cadet Men's Epee | Sunday | 8:00 AM
    Cadet Men's Foil | Saturday | 11:30 AM
    Cadet Men's Sabre | Monday | 8:00 AM
    Cadet Women's Epee | Sunday | 13:00 AM
    Cadet Women's Foil | Monday | 8:00 AM
    Cadet Women's Sabre | Saturday | 12:30 PM

    Y10 Men's Epee | Sunday | 11:30 AM
    Y10 Men's Foil | Saturday | 11:30 AM
    Y10 Men's Sabre | Monday | 10:00 AM
    Y10 Women's Epee | Sunday | 11:30 AM
    Y10 Women's Foil | Monday | 12:30 PM
    Y10 Women's Sabre | Saturday | 10:30 PM

    Y12 Men's Epee | Monday | 8:00 AM
    Y12 Men's Foil | Sunday | 8:00 AM
    Y12 Men's Sabre | Saturday | 8:00 AM
    Y12 Women's Epee | Monday | 12:30 PM
    Y12 Women's Foil | Saturday | 8:00 AM
    Y12 Women's Sabre | Sunday | 10:30 AM

    Y14 Men's Epee | Saturday | 8:00 AM
    Y14 Men's Foil | Monday | 11:30 AM
    Y14 Men's Sabre | Sunday | 8:00 AM
    Y14 Women's Epee | Saturday | 12:30 PM
    Y14 Women's Foil | Sunday | 13:00 PM
    Y14 Women's Sabre | Monday | 11:30 AM


STOP!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS!!!!!!!!

At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.


FEES:
    Registration fees before 11:59 PM CDT August 8
    • Registration: $40.00
    • Event Fees: $30:00

    Triple fee registration period August 9 to 11:59 PM CDT August 27
    • Registration: $120.00
    • Event Fees: $90:00

    Additional $200 late fee starts August 28, 2014
      Triple fees plus $200.00
      Walkup registration ONLY - no online registration at this point

    Registration fee is not refundable. Last day to request refund of entry fees is August 25, 2014. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. Refund request should be sent to:coach@cuttingedgefencing.com

    If registering on askfred, registration is not complete until payment is made. Registrations not paid on askfred by 12:01 AM August 29, 2014 will be deleted from the askfred fencer list for this tournament. You may still register at the door.

    PAPER ENTRY: A paper entry form is available to download and mail with a check here: xxxx


Download Waiver here:
http://www.northtexasfencing.org/gov_docs/waiverconsent.pdf


EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES
  • Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tears, or holes. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm. Names on uniforms are not required per SYC guidelines.
  • Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform; women must wear chest protector.
  • Mask: 12K punch test. Sewn-in or channel (Leon Paul X-change style) bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required.
  • The maximum blade length permitted for Y10 competitions is 32.5 inches. This requirement shall be strictly enforced. Y12, Y14 and Cadet competitions, standard blade length of 30-35” permitted.
  • Any attachment to a weapon's handle must fix the hand in one position such that the top of the thumb is no more than 2 cm from the inner surface of the guard.
  • Epee wiring must meet the current standards in effect as of August 1, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fencingofficials.org/blog/2013/05/wiring-epees/


SEEDING: Seeding for Youth Events shall be based on the following order:
    1. Current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon. This filters down the entire list, not just the top 32 as done in a NAC.
    2. Letter ranking with year classification
    3. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

Seeding for Cadet Events will use National Cadet ranking within classification, then classification/year.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Please note new Y10 and Y12 DE formats for the 2013-2014 season as designated by the USA Fencing Board of Directors and Youth Development Committee.
  • All events will be one round of pools with 100% promotion to direct eliminations. Pools of 6 or 7 (whenever possible; however, equal pools sizes should be used per SYC guidelines) with 100% of the fencers promoted to a DE tableau. Events with fewer than 11 participants may be two rounds of pools to direct eliminations.
  • No fence off for 3rd place.
  • For Y10 direct elimination bouts are 10 touch bouts (2 three minute periods with 1 minute break in between). During the 1 minute break, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.
  • For Y12, Y14 and Cadet events, DE bouts are 15 touch bouts (3 three minute periods with a 1 minute break between). During the 1 minute breaks, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.
  • SYC's are national point events and serve as qualifying paths to national tournaments, therefore, no events at an SYC may be combined regardless of number of entrants.


POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS:
  • SYC Competitions award points to the top 40% of the field regardless of where the cut off occurs, within a pool round of a direct elimination bracket. For example, if there are 17 fencers in an event, 40% of 17 is 6.8. Only the top 6 finishers, not the top 7 finishers, earn points.
  • Classifications may be awarded only at tournaments at which electrical apparatus for the scoring of touches is used. The competition must meet or exceed criteria in Group C1 or higher to award changes in classification. Please refer to the Classification Chart for more information.
  • Points, classifications and qualification are not finalized until complete results, membership forms and program service fee are received by the National Office. Fencers who earn a new classification on Saturday or Sunday of the tournament may not use that classification for subsequent events on Sunday or Monday of this tournament.
  • National points are not earned for Cadet events, nor is this a qualifying event for Cadet.


Bout Committee
Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair

Armourer
Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer

Referee Cadre
David Sierra - Referee Coordinator coach@cuttingedgefencing.com
Confirmed cadre as of July 31
Mark Stasinos Head Referee
Brad Baker
Tyler Jacobson
Charles Astuido
Hanan Gamal-Al-Din
Justin Meehan
Laura Decker
Kevin Mar
Greg Dillworth
Fernando Delgado
Dan Torchia
Mahmoud El-Bakry
Brian Day
Vitaliy Boksiner
Abbas Fadel
Khalid Soliman
Andrew Foster
Nelly Evanyk
Anna Cillo
Gary VanderWege
Allan Curry
Andria Hine
Bob Fiegel
Julian Mallet
Nathan Schlesinger
Jackson Temple
Osvaldo Diaz de Souza
Jordan Argyris
Reghan Ward
Brycen Rushing
Mitchel So
Madeline Daniel
Corbin Sheridan