This tournament provides a qualification path for DIV 2/3 EVENTS AT SUMMER NATIONALS.
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.
While fencers may fence in more than one event on this day, they should realize that they do so at their own risk. Each event will run independently and there is a possibility that you may be called to strip for a bout in more than one event at the same time. Fencers MUST report to the strip when called. A word of caution: If a fencer starts one event and decides to withdraw from that event to fence in the other event, the fencer will be given a Black Card and disqualified from the first event. Additionally, the specified breaks in between bouts are for that event only. If you fence in more than one event, it may be possible for you to have to finish one DE bout and then immediately fence another (in the other event) without a break in between.
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.usfencing.org/page/show/698114-membership 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
Fencers competing in Div 2/3 events must follow the rating restrictions set forth by the USFA. Only fencers with a rating of C or lower are eligible to fence at these qualifiers.
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!
If you are an auto-qualifier and will be fencing anyway, please be sure to notify the Bout Committee of your status.
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.
800N SABRE GLOVES ARE REQUIRED THIS SEASON. As of October 1st, 2015, all tournaments nationwide will be required to use the 800N Sabre Glove. Gloves will be checked at the armory prior to competition. For more information, please see the following: http://www.usfencing.org/news_article/show/537287?referrer_id=669372-usa-fencing-news
The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, gloves, 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. 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. It is recommended to leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events.
Womenís Epee 9 am
Womenís Foil 12:30 pm
Womenís Sabre 10 am
Menís Foil 9 am
Menís Epee 12 noon
Menís Sabre 2 pm
Summer Nationals will be held in Dallas, TX, June 29-July 8, 2016. The regular-fee entry deadline is May 16, 2016. More information on this and other tournaments can be found here: http://www.usfencing.org/news_article/show/389098?referrer_id=669372-usa-fencing-news