The MSFC Annual Priority on Youth Series for the 2015-2016 competitive season kicks off on September 13. These tournaments are designed to promote positive competition, learning, and love of this amazing sport. Atmosphere is fun and friendly, USFA membership required. Entry fees are $25 first event, $15 second.
Who should attend?
Priority on Youth tournaments are a great way for young fencers to begin to experience the feeling of fencing competition. Mid-South members as well as fencers in our Pre-competitive level classes are strongly encouraged to participate. We welcome fencers from other clubs, and regularly have folks from the region attend.
Full tournament gear is required including fencing pants, under arm protectors, and long socks. Electric equipment is available for rental for $30 for the day. Please arrange prior to the event with Jeff or Jen to ensure availability. Interested in purchasing your own gear? Contact us at email@example.com.
Priority on Youth Points List
Participants will earn points throughout the tournament series based on their results. Athletes who compete in 5 out of the 7 tournament dates will be eligible to select from a variety of awesome prizes at our end of season Finale' celebration on May 22, 2016.
Tournament information and updated posts list can be found here: http://midsouthfencersclub.org/youth-points-list/
2015-2016 Priority on Youth Dates:
September 13, 2015
October 18, 2015
December 13, 2015
January 10, 2016
April 24, 2016
May 22, 2016 Finale' Tournament, Party, and Prize Table
The events will start at the listed time, fencers should plan to arrive at the club one hour prior to the time listed to check-in and get ready.
***We have implemented a new event schedule for December 13. The new event schedule is:
9:00am Youth 10 Saber
10:30am Youth 14 Saber
12:00pm Youth 12 Saber
1:00pm Open Mixed Saber (Sanctioned event, must be current competitive member in USFA and have 800newton saber glove)
Ages for Events
USA Fencing uses birth year to determine age eligibility for specific events.
Youth 10: Birth years 2005-2008
Youth 12: Birth years 2003-2006
Youth 14: Birth years 2001-2004
Cadet: Birth years 1999-2002
Juniors: Birth years 1996-2002
Senior Mixed Open: 2002 or earlier
The best place to park is the pay lot at Bright Leaf Square at the intersection of Main Street and Gregson Street. Parking is usually around 5 dollars, and most times is free on the weekends. Please use the small parking lot in front of the club for fencer pick up and drop off only.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Info@midsouthfencersclub.org goes to both Jeff & Jen. The direct number to the fencing club is 919-286-3100
USA Fencing Age eligibility chart can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1No7IOF