Rain City Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (Region 1)
December 10-11, 2016
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA
Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce our Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit! RJCCs are regional point events for Cadet and Junior fencers.
Weather Update: The Seattle area is expecting light snow Thursday evening, turning to rain by Friday morning. Since temperatures are expected to be in the forties on Friday, we do not expect the tournament to be affected.
---------- Schedule by Weapon ----------
Cadet Men's Epee -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Junior Men's Epee -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Cadet Women's Epee -- Sunday 1:00 PM
Junior Women's Epee -- Saturday 1:00 PM
Cadet Men's Foil -- Saturday 1:00 PM
Junior Men's Foil -- Sunday 1:00 PM
Cadet Women's Foil -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Junior Women's Foil -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Cadet Men's Saber -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Junior Men's Saber -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Cadet Women's Saber -- Sunday 12:00 PM
Junior Women's Saber -- Saturday 12:00 PM
---------- Schedule by Day ----------
Saturday, December 10th
8:00 AM - Doors open
9:00 AM - Junior Men's Epee, Junior Men's Saber, Cadet Women's Foil
12:00 PM - Junior Women's Saber
1:00 PM - Cadet Men's Foil, Junior Women's Epee
Sunday, December 11th
8:00 AM - Doors open
9:00 AM - Cadet Men's Epee, Junior Women's Foil, Cadet Men's Saber
12:00 PM - Cadet Women's Saber
1:00 PM - Junior Men's Foil, Cadet Women's Epee
All times listed are close of registration. Fencing will begin within ten minutes of that time, so be prepared!
All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.
Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event.
---------- Points Information ----------
Regional points are awarded to all competitors in each event, with first place earning 100 points and others receiving proportionally fewer based on the size of the event.
For Junior Olympics, fencers who are in the top 25% of their region's points standings at the entry deadline OR who have earned at least 110 points are qualified.
For the July Challenge, fencers who are in the top 50% of their region's points standings at the entry deadline OR who have earned at least 65 points are qualified.
This event is in Region 1, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Fencers from outside Region 1 are welcome to fence, but only Region 1 fencers will earn regional points.
---------- Registration Information ----------
Entry fees will vary depending on when you make your payment.
On or before November 23, 2016 (at 11:59pm PDT):
- $30 registration fee
- $40 per event
After November 23, 2016 (at 11:59pm PDT), double fees will apply:
- $60 registration fee
- $80 per event
All tournament fees must be pre-paid at time of registration. Payment should be made on AskFRED. If you need to use a different payment method, please use the Contact Us form on our website (http://www.raincityfencing.com) to discuss alternate options.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds of event fees can be requested by using the Contact Us form on http://www.raincityfencing.com, or by using AskFRED's "Email the Organizer" link.
Please be prepared to provide a copy of the payment receipt email from AskFRED. Please do NOT cancel your registration on AskFRED first; doing so will delay the process.
There will be no exceptions to the late registration fees, please do not ask. Make sure you register early to avoid them!
All fencers must bring the attached waiver signed by their parent or guardian (if the fencer is under 18) and by the fencer.
Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:
---------- Venue Information ----------
The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
For directions, see http://www.raincityfencing.com
---------- Tournament Rules ----------
All fencers must be current competitive members of the USA Fencing. You may join or renew your membership at the door. Foreign fencers must be current members of their nation's fencing federation or possess an FIE license.
Full regulation uniform according to USA Fencing rules is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.
For foil, masks with electric bibs are required for all events.
For epee, a conductive surface can ground out the opponent's weapon. Epee fencers may NOT wear electric foil or saber masks. Two-weapon fencers must have two masks, or a mask with an exchangeable bib.
---------- Age Eligibility ----------
Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:
Cadet: Born in 2000 through 2003
Junior: Born in 1997 through 2003
Fencers with Youth-14 National points are eligible to fence in Cadet events.
Fencers with Cadet National points are eligible to fence in Junior events.
If your USA Fencing membership card does not indicate "DOB: VERIFIED", please bring a form of government-issued ID or photocopy of a birth certificate for age verification.
---------- Event Seeding ----------
Fencers' classifications and club and division affiliations will be validated against the USA Fencing membership database as of December 8. It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to that date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.
Per USA Fencing guidelines, fencers will be seeded by classification letter, and by classification year within their letter. National points are not used for seeding in RJCCs.
---------- Equipment Check ----------
Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, body cords, gloves, and foil/saber mask cords.
Important note for saber fencers: All saber fencers must use 800N gloves. For more information, visit the USA Fencing website: http://www.usfencing.org/news_article/show/537287
Fencers who are in the Seattle area prior to the event can get equipment checked at Rain City Fencing Center on Friday, December 9th from 4:00-7:00 PM.
---------- Nearby Hotels ----------
For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, the following hotels are located near the venue. There will be no shuttle service from the hotels to the venue. Parking at the venue will be available.
Courtyard by Marriott
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
Other Nearby Hotels
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
---------- Airport ----------
Seattle is served by Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) and is 20 miles from the venue.