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/.
To view our recent blog post with important athlete information go here:
We are now in the late entry fee period. If you would like to enter the event at the late entry fee policy, please email email@example.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. March 11 is the last day to book with this special rate. Please don't wait! Reserve your room now by visiting here, booking via the link helps us secure better rates for future events: http://bit.ly/1Sl59OP
Their address is:
Marriott Residence Inn McPherson/Duke Medical Center
1108 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Entry Fees & Deadlines:
Regular period fees are a $30 registration fee per fencer, and $25 per event fee until midnight on Friday, March 25th. Late entry fees will be accepted from March 26 until the day of the event at triple fees ($90 registration, $75 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 March 26, 2016 in order to be eligible for event fee refunds. Tournament registration fees are nonrefundable. There will be no refunds after March 26, 2016. 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.
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 Ned Light, a founding coach of our club whom we lost to cancer in 2011. Ned was a varsity fencer at Duke University, founder of Triangle Fencing Club, and a huge supporter of youth fencing in North Carolina. When Mid-South opened its first location in Durham in 2008, Ned brought his club to Mid-South to help kick-start the development of a competitive youth saber program in Durham. Many of Ned's students have earned national medals and gone on to compete on varsity collegiate teams across the country.
Jeff Kallio & Jennifer Oldham
Mid-South Fencers' Club
***Update 3/25/2016: Youth 10 Women's Saber has been moved to 10:00am on Saturday.