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The 2016 Battle in Seattle Division I-A ROC Jan 29, 2016 - Jan 31, 2016
Join us for the Battle in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest annual event. This year we are again part of the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) and welcome fencers from out of the area! Live results at
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 08/09/2015
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The USFA Western Washington Division presents
The Battle in Seattle
January 29-31, 2016
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

The Battle in Seattle is the Western Washington Division's largest annual event, drawing fencers from all over the country. As part of the Regional Open Circuit (ROC), the Battle offers fencers the opportunity to earn points towards qualifying for the Division I-A events at Summer Nationals.

The top 40% of finishers in each senior event will earn Division I-A ROC points. Veteran fencers that compete in the senior events will automatically qualify for the corresponding veteran event at Summer Nationals. Competing in the veteran events on Friday evening WILL NOT qualify you for Summer Nationals.

---------- Schedule ----------

Friday 1/29/16:
5:00 pm - Doors open
6:00 pm - All Veteran Events

Saturday 1/30/16:
7:00 am -- Doors open
8:00 am -- Senior Women's Foil & Senior Men's Saber
12 noon -- Senior Men's Epee

Sunday 1/31/16:
7:00 am -- Doors open
8:00 am -- Senior Men's Foil
12 noon -- Senior Women's Epee
2:00 pm -- Senior Women's Saber

All times are close of registration. Arrive early to get your equipment checked! We will be running on a strict schedule so your promptness is appreciated.

Fencers may NOT fence in two simultaneous events without the prior permission from the bout committee.

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, 100% promoted to direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in the senior events, and top 4 in the veteran events.

---------- Registration Information ----------

Registration fees will vary depending on when you make your payment:

Before 11:59pm PST on Friday January 22, 2016:
- $30 registration fee
- $30 per senior event
- $20 per veteran event

After January 22, 2016:
- $60 registration fee
- $60 per senior event
- $40 per veteran event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid on AskFRED (*see note below).

Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, use the refund form on

* - Note: If you do not wish to pre-pay online, contact for alternate payment options.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:

---------- Venue Information ----------

The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 747-6300

For directions, visit

---------- Tournament Rules ----------

All fencers must be current competitive members of the USFA. You may join or renew your USFA membership at the door. Foreign fencers must be members of their nation's fencing association or possess an FIE license.

Full USFA regulation uniform is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.

Saber fencers must use the 800N glove as per the new rule adopted by the USFA as of October 1, 2015.

USFA rules require that all participants were born in 2002 or earlier. The veteran events are open to all fencers born in 1975 or earlier.

---------- Equipment Check ----------

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, gloves, and bodycords.

---------- Event T-Shirts ----------

Official Battle in Seattle T-Shirts will be available during the event. Shirts can be pre-ordered when you pay your entry fee for the discounted price of $15. If you do not pre-order a shirt, you can buy a shirt at the event for $20. Supplies are limited, so pre-order to reserve your shirt today!

The 2016 shirt design will be posted on as soon as it is available.

---------- Nearby Hotels ----------

Official Hotel
Marriott Courtyard Bellevue/Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Battle in Seattle Rate:
$111 (plus tax) per night
Must book by January 1, 2016
Reservation link:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004