WELCOME TO THE Windy City Fencing SYC and Cadets RCC .
LIVE RESULTS: http://www.wcfresults.com
ONLINE SURVEY: PLEASE OPEN AND SUBMIT IT.IT WILL BE A HUGE HELP FOR THE ORGANIZERS.
The events will be hosted in a 35,000 sq ft venue, inside the luxury Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
The hotel/venue is located less then 2 miles from O'Hare International Airport.
Public Transportation is 2.5 blocks away. The CTA Blue Line Train will take you into the downtown area of Chicago in less than 30 minutes.
Also, a short distance away from the hotel (2 blocks) is the new shopping mall: Fashion Outlets of Chicago.
-Complimentary Shuttle Service - Chicago airport transportation is easy when you take advantage of our 24 hour, complimentary shuttle service, which runs every 15 minutes from our hotel near O’Hare airport. Follow the red shuttle signs at the airport to the designated pick-up area, O’Hare bus / Shuttle Center Door One. Shuttle buses are purple with white signage that reads Hyatt Regency O’Hare. For airport transportation from the international terminal, guests must call the hotel directly.
-24 restaurants within 1 mile /as well as inside the hotel/
- Discounted room rate ONLY IF BOOKED BEFORE 11/28/2016 /.
- Overnight self-parking at $15.00 per car, per day. Valid 12/15/2016 through 12/18/2016,IF YOU STAY AT THE HOTEL.
-Discounted daily self-parking at $15.00 per car, per day. Valid 12/15/2016 through 12/19/2016/ regular charge $23/.
YOU NEED TO SCAN YOUR PARKING TICKET AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.
-Food and beverage concessions will be provided by the Hyatt hotel
HOST HOTEL and VENUE.
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL RATE : BOOK ONLINE BEFORE 11/28/16
TO GET :
King Bed at $ 105
Two Double Beds $ 119
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 60018
VENDORS : Absolute Fencing Gear and Tampa Fencing/ shirts and gifts/.
ORDER ONLINE AND SAVE $ 5
-$25 online purchase OR $30 at the tournament.
To order t-shirts online please send a e-mail to email@example.com with the following information:
1. First and Last name of the customer.
2. E-mail address
3. Which color and size t-shirt you order(example:blue-size Small(kids)- 2 counts)
Sizes: Kids: Small, Medium, Large
Adults: Extra Small,Small,Medium,Large,Extra Large
You will receive an invoice from Tampa Fencing in your e-mail and you'll be able to pay that invoice online immediately.
AIRFARE: Attendees would just call the United Olympic Desk at 800 841 0460 and say they are with USA Fencing to receive the discount.
CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DAY OF EACH EVENT
The competition portion of the venue will open for fencers at 7:00am each day of the tournament.
Fencers must check in each day that they compete, within the indicated hours of check-in, or they will be withdrawn from that event.
IN ORDER TO COMPETE YOU MUST CHECK-IN AT THE COMPETITION FLOOR OF THE VENUE BEFORE THE LISTED DEADLINE WITH THE FOLLOWING IN HAND:
1) the fencer is required to show a USA Fencing membership card (valid for the current competitive season); AND
2) the fencer is required to provide a fully-completed waiver form that has been signed by a parent or legal guardian; AND
3) the fencer is required to show a birth-certificate (copy acceptable) or other government-issued identification showing a birth date.
To help us speed registration, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER FORM,PRINT IT,READ IT,SING IT, and bring it to the table with you. This is especially critical if the fencer does not have a parent/guardian at check-in. No one will be allowed to fence without a signed waiver form.
New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USA Fencing cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website before the tournament. http://goo.gl/of17o
Athletes arriving without proof of USA Fencing membership must fill out all appropriate forms and pay for membership at registration even if already a member. Refund requests can later be made with USA Fencing as appropriate.
Fencers who fail to register by the published deadline will be removed from the event and refunds will not be made.
Note that per USA Fencing rules, fencers who are not present for their bout after having started a competition (for reasons other than a verified medical withdrawal) will be excluded from the competition, and national points and/or classifications that might have been earned for that competition will not be awarded. Further disciplinary action can be taken by USA Fencing.
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. NAMES ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM. Conductive bibs are required in all foil events.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTIONS
Y10 fencers must fence with weapons NO LONGER than 32.5 inches. Parents and fencers are advised that blades marketed as "#0" or "#2" are believed to meet this requirement, however blades labeled as #0 or #2 but are longer than 32.5 inches, are not permitted.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON EQUIPMENT CHECK:
For the Friday 8 am events ONLY: On Thursday there will be one armor to check equipment from 6 to 8 pm.
If your events is after 9 am,please do your equipment check on Friday morning!!!!
Equipment check will be open each day of the competition at 7:00 am. Equipment check will test the mask, lame jacket and foil mask bib, gloves and body cords, as well as any French grip weapons. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked. Masks that do not pass the 12-kg punch test will be impounded or given a visible mark to signify that the mask is "not approved for use." All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary check will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE bout to ensure the presence of: Underarm plastron, 2nd weapon and body cord, weapon check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met.
Weapons with grips other than French will not be inspected or marked in advance. Regardless, failure to have the proper number of working weapons and other equipment at the strip is subject to penalty according to relevant USA Fencing rules.
Parents and fencers should expect significant lines for equipment check between 7-8am on Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly. Those fencing Saturday or Sunday can have their equipment checked Friday anytime after 10am.
Note that Absolute Fencing will be on site to sell new equipment and repair services, but fencers ultimately are responsible for having all necessary equipment in working order
NEW SABRE GLOVE RULE. PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!
800N Saber Glove Mandatory for All USA Fencing Sanctioned Tournaments Beginning on Oct. 1, 2015
In conjunction with the updated amendments to the Federation Internationale d'Escrime Rules, the USA Fencing Board of Directors has voted to mandate that all saber athletes must use a glove that meets the protection requirements listed below in all USA Fencing sanctioned tournaments beginning on Oct. 1, 2015.
The material of the fencing glove must have a level of protection of 800N on the areas shown in the diagram below, the seams a minimum strength of 200N and cuff a level of protection of 350N. The conductive material which can be removable or fixed must cover all of the gauntlet of the glove down to below the external cubital styloid (small prominent bone of the wrist), both when the fencer is in the 'on-guard' position and when the sword arm is straight. Inside the glove there must be fixed the FIE quality label, granted after the homologation procedure, with the year of manufacture and stating 800N.
The conductive material must be turned over into the inside of the gauntlet to a depth of at least 5 cm.
In order to guarantee a good contact with the sleeve of the conductive jacket, it is necessary to use an elastic band, a popper button or any system which will guarantee conductivity and which has been approved by the SEMI Committee. When a conductive overlay is worn, the overlay must contain a device which fixes the position of the overlay on the arm so that its position on the arm cannot be changed during the bout.
The conductive tissue (lamé) must satisfy the specified control conditions (cf m.28.5).
REGISTRATION INFORMATION, DEADLINES, COSTS:
Registration fees (including all convenience fees and costs to register online and pay with a credit card) follow, with listed deadlines:
---Regular online registration period runs through 11/15/2016/till 11:59pm/ EXTENDED TILL 11/21/16
$30 Non refundable registration plus $40 per event
---DOUBLE FEE-From NOV 16 till December 1/till 11.59pm/EXTENDED TILL 12/5/15
$ 60 Non refundable registration plus $ 80 per event
--- TRIPLE FEE-From December 2/2016 through December 9/ 2016
$90 registration plus $120 per event / EXTENDED TILL 12/13/16/
Deadline for REFUND request is on Friday, December 2/2016 @ 11:59 pm.
Please make a separate email with "REFUND" as the subject.
Make sure that you include your mailing address in the email.
Refund will be sent 2 weeks after the tournament.
At this time, Askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.
Birth year requirements for the 2016-2017 season
- Youth 10 event 2006-2009
- Youth 12 event 2004-2007, or on Youth 10 NRP List
- Youth 14 event 2002-2005, or on Youth 12 NRP List
- Cadet (U17) 2000-2003, or on Y14 NRPS list
*Current point standings: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings
8:am Y 14 Men Epee
8:15 am Y 12 Woman Sabre
8:am Cadet Women Foil
12:30 pm Y 10 Men Foil
12:45 pm Y 12 Men Sabre
3:pm Cadet Men Sabre
3:15 pm Y 14 Women Epee
3:30 pm Y 10 Women Foil
8:am Cadet Men Epee
8:am Y 14 Men Foil
8:15 Y 14 Men Sabre
12.15 Y 12 Women Epee
12:30 Cadet Woman Sabre
3 pm Y 10 Women Sabre
3 pm Y 10 Men Epee
3:15 pm Y 14 Women Foil
8 am Y 12 Men Foil
8:15 Y 14 Women Sabre
8:15 Y 12 Men Epee
11:30am Y 10 Women Epee
12:30 pm Cadet Men Foil
2pm Cadet Women Epee
2 pm Y 12 Women Foil
2:30 pm Y 10 Men Sabre