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Fairfax Challenge ROC - Region 6 & Veteran Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016
Fairfax Challenge ROC (DIV1A and DIV2) Region 6 and Sanctioned Vet event at the U. of Maryland, College Park, Reckord Armory. Free shuttle between host hotel and venue Double Fees now in effect until Dec 5th 11:59PM EST However Vet event fee unchanged
University of Maryland, College Park Campus: College Park, MD
posted 09/02/2016
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Fairfax Challenge ROC (DIV1A and DIV2) Region 6 and Sanctioned Veteran
December 10th & 11th 2016

Reckord Armory
University Of Maryland, College Park Campus

***Double Fees now in effect until December 5th 11:59PM EST. However Veteran event fee unchanged $20/event
Starting December 6th 2016, no registration will be accepted through askfred.
Walk-ins are permitted at the triple fee rate ($90 + $120/event)AND are subject to a $200 surcharge for ROC Events
Walk-ins for veteran events is ($90 + $20/event). No surcharge.


***Free shuttle between host hotel and venue

***Veteran events are sanctioned by the USFencing and ratings will be given to fencers according to USFencing Event Classification Chart listed here https://askfred.net/Info/eventClass.php. Please note that Veteran Events are not a Veteran ROC. However, veterans can get qualified for the Nationals by just competing in any of the DIV1A or DIV2 events.***


For questions, please send an email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com or abdelwahab_a@hotmail.com


Registration, Events Fees, and Check-In
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Regular Fees entry deadline (ends November 28th 2016 11:59PM EST) - $30 registration plus $40 per event ($20 for Vet events)
Double Fees (November 29th to December 2nd 11:59PM EST) - $60 registration fees plus $80 per event ($20 for Vet events)
Triple Fees (December 3rd to December 5th 11:59PM EST) - $90 registration fees plus $120 per event ($20 for Vet events)

Starting December 6th 2016, no registration will be accepted through askfred.
Walk-ins are permitted at the triple fee rate ($90 + $120) AND are subject to a $200 surcharge per the US Fencing ROC 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 December 5th 2016.

Check-In Venue open 6:30AM on Sat, and 6:30AM on Sunday.
You will need to present:
- 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
- Signed waiver
- Proof of age, Birth certificate, passport, driver license or USFencing membership
card if DOB is noted on the card.

Refund Policy
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- Registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE
- Before Nov 21st 2016 11:59PM refund of events fees except askfred fees
- Starting Nov 22nd 2016 No refund No exception

To request a refund, send email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com

New Rules Applied
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Effective August 1st, the following new rules applied in all USFencing events.
- In Foil - Reversing shoulders is a group 1 penalty
- In Saber, Distance between the "On Guard" lines is 3 meters.
- In Saber, New machine timing will be applied. Touches can be registered if it occurs within a maximum of 170 ms(+- 10 ms tolerance). All machines used are upgraded to the new timing.

Events Schedule
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Saturday
08:00 AM Div 1A Menís Foil
08:00 AM Div II Womenís Epee
12:00 PM Div 1A Menís Sabre
12:00 PM Vet Womenís Epee
02:00 PM Div 1A Womenís Foil
02:00 PM Div II Menís Epee
04:00 PM Div II Womenís Sabre
04:00 PM Vet Womenís Foil
04:00 PM Vet Menís Foil


Sunday
08:00 AM Div 1A Menís Epee
08:00 AM Div II Womenís Foil
12:00 PM Div 1A Womenís Epee
02:00 PM Div II Menís Foil
02:00 PM Vet Menís Sabre
02:00 PM Vet Womenís Sabre
04:00 PM Div II Menís Sabre
04:00 PM Vet Menís Epee
04:00 PM Div 1A Womenís Sabre


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

Tournament Eligibility
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Event eligibility is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing birth year requirement 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:
Born 2003 or earlier

Tournament Staff
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Bout Committee - Chair Rasha Abdellatif
Head Referee - Charles Greene II
Referees Committee - TBA
Head Armor - Paul Szmaida
Medical - Claudine Desamours
Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear http://www.blue-gauntlet.com

Tournament Format and Rules and Seedings
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USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), gloves, sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee).
Name is NOT required on uniform.
Medals awarded to top 8.
100% advances to DE after pool results.

Points for ROC
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- Regional points to the top 40%, rounding up.
- Up to the best 3 results in a given category will be combined to determine a fencer's Regional Rank each season.
- Athletes may earn points at ROCs in any region.
- There is NO trickle down for regional points. Points earned in a ROC tournament only appear in the category in which they were earned. (For example: Div 1A do NOT trickle down to Div 2).
- There IS trickle down for QUALIFICATION between Div 1A and Div 2/Div 3. Therefore, if a fencer qualifies in Div 1A and is age and classification eligible for Div 2 (Div 3), they earn qualification in that category as well.

Veteran Events
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Veteran events are sanctioned by the USFencing and ratings will be given to fencers according to USFencing Event Classification Chart listed here https://askfred.net/Info/eventClass.php.
Please note that Veteran Events are not a Veteran ROC. However, veterans can get qualified for the Nationals by just competing in any of the DIV1A or DIV2 events.

Host Hotel
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Sheraton College Park North
4095 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville. MD 20705

Our negotiated rate is $89 for 2 doubles or king bed. To reserve your room, please click https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1609222519&key=1D7A6039 or call the hotel at (301) 937-4422. Please mention Group rate "Fairfax Challenge". Cutoff date for the hotel block is November 30th. Rooms are limited.