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The 2017 Battle in Seattle Division I-A ROC Jan 28, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
Join us for the Battle in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest annual event. This year we are again part of the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) and welcome fencers from out of the area!
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 08/25/2016
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The USFA Western Washington Division presents
The 2017 Battle in Seattle
January 28-29, 2017
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

IMPORTANT UPDATE JANUARY 11th:
The 520 bridge is scheduled to be closed the entire weekend of the Battle. Please allow yourself extra time to take alternate routes if coming from the west side of the lake.

The Battle in Seattle is the Western Washington Division's largest annual event, drawing fencers from all over the country. As part of the Regional Open Circuit (ROC), the Battle offers fencers the opportunity to earn points towards qualifying for the Division I-A events at Summer Nationals.

The top 40% of finishers in each event will earn Division I-A ROC points. Veteran fencers that compete in these events will automatically qualify for the corresponding veteran event at Summer Nationals.

Where are the veteran events?!? The vet events have been split off as a separate registration, please sign up here: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34585


---------- Schedule ----------

Saturday 1/28/17
7:00 am -- Doors open
8:00 am -- Women's Foil & Men's Saber
12 noon -- Men's Epee

Sunday 1/29/17
7:00 am -- Doors open
8:00 am -- Men's Foil & Women's Saber
12 noon -- Women's Epee

All times are close of registration. Arrive early to get your equipment checked! We will be running on a strict schedule so your promptness is appreciated.

Fencers may NOT fence in two simultaneous events without the prior permission from the bout committee.

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, 100% promoted to direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.

Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event.


---------- Registration Information ----------

Registration fees will vary depending on when you make your payment:

Before 11:59pm PST on Friday January 20, 2017:
- $30 registration fee
- $40 per event

After January 20, 2017, fees will double:
- $60 registration fee
- $80 per event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid on AskFRED. If you do not wish to pre-pay online, contact treasurer@wwdfencing.com for alternate payment options.

Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, use the refund form on http://www.wwdfencing.com.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:
http://askfred.net/Events/Prereg/prereg.php?tournament_id=34583


---------- Venue Information ----------

The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 747-6300

For directions, visit http://www.raincityfencing.com


---------- Tournament Rules ----------

All fencers must be current competitive members of the USFA. You may join or renew your USFA membership at the door. Foreign fencers must be members of their nation's fencing federation or possess an FIE license.

Full USFA regulation uniform is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.

USFA rules require that all participants were born in 2003 or earlier.


---------- Equipment Check ----------

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, gloves, bodycords and headcords.

Equipment check will be open daily at 7am. You can also have your equipment checked on Friday evening after 6pm (before 6pm, priority will be given to those fencing in the vet events that evening.)


---------- Event T-Shirts ----------

Official Battle in Seattle T-Shirts will be available during the event. Shirts can be pre-ordered when you pay your entry fee for the discounted price of $15. If you do not pre-order a shirt, you can buy a shirt at the event for $20. Supplies will be very limited, so pre-order to reserve your shirt today!

The 2017 shirt design will be posted on http://www.wwdfencing.com as soon as it is available.


---------- Nearby Hotels ----------

Official Hotel
Marriott Courtyard Bellevue/Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Battle in Seattle Rate:
$118 (plus tax) per night
Must book by December 30, 2016
Reservation link: http://tinyurl.com/BattleInSeattleHotel2017
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvuch-courtyard-seattle-bellevue-redmond/

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvufi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-seattle-bellevue-redmond/

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvuwa-residence-inn-seattle-bellevue/

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hampton-inn-and-suites-bellevue-downtown-seattle-SEANPHX/index.html