This tournament provides a qualification path for JUNIOR OLYMPICS.
The cost for each event is $40 if preregistered through askFRED.net before registration closes (the Wednesday before the event). All fencers who wish to sign up after the close of registration will be considered walk-ins, and will be charged the walk-in price of $50.
Please note that your registration is NOT considered complete until your payment has been made. If you are listed as an ďincompleteĒ registrant on FREDís list, you WILL be charged the walk-in event fee.
These events will have one round of pools, with 100% promotion into a direct elimination table. Pools for Cadet events will start, followed by pools for Junior Events. Cadet DEs will take place after the Junior pools have completed, with the Junior DEs beginning as appropriate thereafter. *Please note that Women's epee is the one exception, during which Junior events will come first, followed by Cadet events!*
Age-eligible fencers are STRONGLY recommended to fence in both Cadet and Junior events. If you are fencing only in Cadets, you will need to wait for Junior pools to finish before you can fence your DEs, so it makes sense to fence. Also, by fencing in Juniors you have a second opportunity to qualify for the Cadet event. (If you qualify in Junior and are age-eligible, you are qualified for Cadet as well!)
The more people that fence, the more that qualify! Be sure to encourage your teammates, clubmates, and friends to fence!
Live tournament seedings and results can be found at http://missionfencingcenter.com/results
Fencers competing must be current competitive members of the US Fencing Association, registered with the USFA as a member of the Long Island Division. To become a member or renew your membership, please visit http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Membership.aspx Please note that all memberships expire on July 31st, so if you have not renewed since July 31st you are not a current member. If you do not have a membership at check-in, you will be required to sign up for one on the day of the tournament. One-day memberships are not valid for qualification events. Your USFA membership card will be checked during check-in, so please make sure you have it with you!
Fencers must follow the age restrictions set forth by the USFA. These restrictions can be found on page 2-9 of the Athlete Handbook or here: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698393-age-and-classification-eligibility
To fence in JUNIOR events, fencer birth year must be between 1996-2002.
To fence in CADET events, fencer birth year must be between 1999-2002.
The Bout Committee must use the current rating information found on the USFA website for seeding purposes. Please verify that your rating is correct with the USFA and contact the National Office to resolve any discrepancies prior to the tournament. Current ratings can be verified here: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698125-current-membership-listing
It is the fencerís responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any registration discrepancies before the close of check-in for the event. (I.e. wrong club, wrong rating, misspelled name, etc.) As this information comes directly from askFRED, fencers should make sure their FRED profiles are up-to-date!
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. This includes the mandatory use of knickers, long socks, and underarm protectors. Names are NOT required to be on the uniform.
The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked, and directors will be checking for these marks prior to the start of fencing.
Mission Fencing Center is located at 346 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778. They can be contacted at 631-821-1131 for directions or assistance. A map can be found at http://bit.ly/mfcmap Mission is in the same shopping center as Kohlís, Michaelís, and PETCO. It is across the street from Planet Fitness. If inputting the address into a GPS, you can search for the Rocky Point Post Office which is also located in our shopping center. Ample parking can be found around the back of the shopping center, near the main entrance to Mission.
Mission does have a store with limited stock of fencing equipment. There may also be equipment available for rent, subject to availability. Please call the club for more information.
Please note that event times listed are the close of registration. Fencers are required to be checked in by this time. Fencing will begin shortly after registration closes, usually within 30 minutes. It is recommended to leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events.
Preregistration opens on 10/01/2015.
Preregistration closes on 11/01/2015.