Mid-South Fencers' Club is in proximity to the Historic BrightLeaf District of Downtown Durham, NC adjacent to Duke University and 9 miles from UNC-Chapel Hill. Our club is walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants, boutique shops, pubs, fine and casual dining, entertainment and a new Marriott hotel. More information about Durham can be found by vising http://www.durham-nc.com/.
Parking for the competition is available at the BrightLeaf Square pay lot located at the intersection of Main Street and Gregson Street. Parking fees range around $5, usually free on weekends. Street parking is available and we ask that fencers use the small parking lot in front of the fencing club for pickup and dropoff only.
The host hotel, The Marriott Residence Inn McPherson/Duke Medical Center, is located two short blocks from the fencing club. It's an easy walk with fencing bags. A block of rooms are being held at a special rate for our event. September 22nd is the last day to book with this special rate. Please don't wait! Reserve your room now by visiting here: http://bit.ly/1jqxx4x
Their address is:
Marriott Residence Inn McPherson/Duke Medical Center
1108 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Regular period fees are a $30 registration fee per fencer, and $30 per event fee until midnight on Monday, October 19th. Late entry fees will be accepted from October 20 until the day of the event at triple fees ($90 registration, $90 per event).
All registrations are through askfred.net and must include full payment. Registration is not complete until registration fees and event fee are paid through askfred.net. Incomplete registrations will be treated as late entries and subject to triple fees.
Withdrawals must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23 in order to be eligible for event fee refunds. Tournament registration fees are nonrefundable. There will be no refunds after October 23, 2015. Refunds will be processed 4-6 weeks following the completion of the tournament.
The Bout Committee will use the most recent classification and points lists as provided by the USA Fencing website. It is the athlete's responsibility to ensure their information is accurate. Any discrepancies should be addressed in a timely manner prior to the tournament, directly to USA Fencing.
Athletes must be current competitive members of USA Fencing. Fencers must follow the age criteria as set forth by USA fencing for each event. The age and classification chart is available here:
Armorers will be onsite to control equipment. All USFA rules and requirements regarding necessary equipment for competition will be followed. Mid-South does have a small retail pro-shop with commonly needed items, there will not be an additional vendor on site.
Check in Information:
Athletes must check in each day, prior to the close of check-in for their events. Athletes must present a current copy of their USA Fencing membership card at check-in AND a government issued ID to provide proof of age (passport, birth certificate, etc.)
Awards are given to the top 8 places in each event. The 1st place finishers for each event will receive a trophy cup.
Regional Points and Qualifying Paths
Information on regional points and qualifying paths is available via the USA Fencing website here: http://www.usfencing.org/rjccresources
Communication & Questions:
Important information and updates will be sent through askfred.net. Please ensure that askfred has the proper email address. If you have questions or need help of any kind, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jeff Kallio via email@example.com
On behalf of the Mid-South fencers we would like to thank everyone for supporting this event. This tournament is held in honor of Ryder Darwin, a founding member of our club who tragically lost his life at the age of 21. He was a 3 time national medalist, a beloved friend, and drawn to fencing for the personal challenges offered to him by participation in our sport. This event began in 2014 as a way to honor his life and we are proud to offer the 2015 Ryder Cup as part of the Regional Cadet Junior Circuit.
Jeff Kallio & Jennifer Oldham
Mid-South Fencers' Club