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Fairfax Challenge SYC Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Fairfax Challenge SYC at The magnificent Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Triple Fees now in effect until April 24th 2017 11:59PM EDT. If you still looking for a room at The Gaylord, please see More Info Section.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center: National Harbor, MD
posted 06/26/2016
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Fairfax Challenge SYC
April 28th to 30th 2017
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center: National Harbor, MD - Halls D & E

Live results at

*** Deadline to book rooms at the Gaylord has passed. At this point rooms, bed type, availability and price is at the Gaylord's discretion. If you need help please send an email to Abdel Aziz with your request and we will check with the hotel if we can accommodate your request.***

*** Triple Fees now in effect until April 24th 2017 11:59PM EDT ***

*** NEW *** NEW *** Equipment Check now open Thursday 4/27/2017 from 4PM until 6PM. Avoid long lines on Friday and check your equipment early ***

*** Book your room at the Magnificent Gaylord National Resort. Enjoy your stay and have all your needs under one roof, venue, restaurants, pool, gym, spa, shops, games, and more fun in one location.

Come in April and enjoy one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the wonderful spring weather.
Three major airports are located close by, DCA, IAD and BWI.

for questions, please send us an email to and someone will get back to you in a timely manner. Please state name of the tournament in the "Subject" line

Registration, Events Fees, and Check-In
- Regular Fees entry deadline (Extended) April 10th 2017 11:59PM EDT- $30 registration plus $40 per event
- Double Fees (April 11th to April 17th 2017 11:59PM EDT) - $60 registration fees plus $80 per event
- Triple Fees (April 18th to April 24th 2017 11:59PM EDT) - $90 registration fees plus $120 per event
Starting April 25th 2017 no registration will be accepted through askfred.
Walk-ins are permitted at the triple fee rate ($90 + $120) AND $200 surcharge per the US Fencing SYC guidelines

Your registration is incomplete until payment is made via askfred. If you want to make alternate payment arrangements, you must:
-Email the organizer before April 10th 2017 11:59PM EDT to enjoy the Regular fees rate.
-Email the organizer between April 11th to April 17th 2017 11:59PM EDT and pay with Double fees rate.
-Email the organizer between April 17th to April 24th 2017 11:59PM EDT and pay with Triple fees rate .


Venue opens 6:30AM each day.
You will need to present:
1- Proof of USFencing membership, FIE license, or foreign federation membership. If no membership provided, fencer has to complete and pay for USFencing membership at he door
2- Signed waiver
3- Proof of age Birth certificate, passport, or USFencing membership card if DOB is noted on the card.

Refund Policy

- Registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE
- Before April 3rd 2017 11:59PM refund of events fees except askfred fees
- Starting April 4th 2017 No refund for ANY REASON, No exception
To request a refund, send email to

Events Schedule
8:00AM Y12 Women's Epee
8:00AM Y10 Women's Foil
8:00AM Y12 Men's Saber
12:00PM Y14 Men's Epee
2:00PM Y14 Women's Saber
2:00PM Y10 Men's Saber

8:00AM Y14 Men's Foil
8:00AM Y14 Women's Epee
9:00AM Y10 Women's Epee
11:30AM Y10 Men's Foil
11:30AM Y12 Women's Saber
2:00PM Y12 Men's Epee
2:00PM Y12 Women's Foil

8:00AM Y14 Men's Saber
8:00AM Y14 Women's Foil
8:00AM Y10 Men's Epee
10:00AM Y10 Women's Saber
11:30AM Y12 Men's Foil

Fencers must check-in each day they fence
Please arrive sufficiently early for equipment check

Tournament Eligibility
Event eligibility is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing birth year requirements only (not specific day/month). All entrants' age/point eligibility will be verified prior to the tournament, and any ineligible fencers will be notified and removed from the "who's preregistered" list.

Age Eligibility

Y10 = 2006-2009
Y12 = 2004-2007 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14 = 2002-2005 (or on Y12 NRPS)
Current point standings:

Tournament Staff
Bout Committee - Chair - Rasha Abdellatif
IT Specialist - David Blake
Head Referee - Mark Stasinos
Referees Committee - TBA
Head Armor - Paul Szmaida
Medical - George Cummings
Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear
Official Event Merchandise - Proprintwear

Tournament Format and Rules
USA Fencing rules apply.
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee).
Name is NOT required on uniform.
Blades: The maximum blade length permitted for Y10 competitions is 32 inches (Size 0, and 2)
Ratings can be awarded, however youth events do not use the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. See USFA ratings chart at:
Medals awarded to top 8.
100% advances to DE after pool results.

Host Hotel
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Venue is located at the lower level of the magnificent Gaylord hotel. All is under one roof.. venue, hotel, restaurants, shops, pool, spa, and more.

To book your room, click on this link or call Gaylord Reservation hotline 301-965-4000 and simply mentioning "Fairfax Challenge" to get the discounted rate.

Please note that rooms are limited so reserve your room early to utilize our negotiated price.