This event is sanctioned by the New Jersey Division. Open to fencers born 2003 or earlier. Medals and classifications will be awarded.
Bucks County Academy of Fencing has been a long-time supporter of the Animal Alliance in Lambertville, NJ: http://www.animalalliancenj.org . Animal Alliance is a no-kill shelter that takes in animals whose "time is up" at other shelters, as well as animals that are rescued from perilous situations, including abuse, neglect, and injury.
The Animal Alliance has a long wish list of needed items: Sheets, towels, blankets, garbage bags (35, 45 & 50 gallon), bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, latex gloves (size medium), dog collars: small & medium size with snap closures, Heartguard and Frontline (smallest size for both cats and dogs), cat carriers, canned/dry dog and cat food, Staples/Wal-Mart gift cards, Ethicon Monocryl sutures (size 0, 2.0 & 3.0).
Each fencer that brings in a donation for the Animal Alliance will receive $5 off of their entry fee as a thank you.
IN ORDER TO KEEP ACCEPTING ENTRY FEES AT THE DOOR AND TO HELP KEEP THE NUMBER OF NO-SHOWS TO A MINIMUM, BCAF WILL BE INSTITUTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON:
BCAF-Lambertville Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so a second time, you will not be able to pre-register for BCAF events for the remainder of the season. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
Q. Why are you instituting this policy?
A. Our space is now limited and we are committed to running smooth, efficient tournaments, which means that we are required to limit how many people can participate. We also are required to hire referees and they have to be paid whether or not the registered number of fencers show up. Also, if you pre-register and then don't show up, you are often keeping somebody else from fencing, which just isn't fair. We do understand that an unavoidable circumstance can happen (sickness, family emergency, etc.) which prevent you from showing up, which is why we allow you to miss ONCE without a penalty.
Q. What happens if I can no longer pre-register because I've done so in the past and not shown up?
A. Well, just that. You can no longer pre-register via askFRED. That's the only penalty. You are still welcome to fence the events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door and paying the walk-in fee. Some of our tournaments are very popular and if the tournament is full you probably won't be able to fence. If an event is not full, you can email the organizer, who may be able to add you at their discretion. NO guarantees though!
Doors open one hour before close of check-in. Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet!
10 minute walk on scenic tow path to historic Lambertville full of shops & dining!
Directions can be found at: http://www.bcaf.com/contact_lambertville.html
** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by BCAF. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USA Fencing and its sponsors, BCAF, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to BCAF to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. **
BCAF Waiting-list policy:
Pre-registration limited to first 35 fencers (per event). If the registration is full, send the organizer an email with your phone and hours at which you can be contacted. You will be put on the waiting list and notified by email and/or telephone (only if you leave your number!) if space opens up. If you do not yet have an account with askFRED, please create one, so that the organizer can add you manually.
$35/single event; $65/2 events; $90/all 3 events!
Walk-in fee and late registration (after 3/15/17.), add $10 per event.
***Exact change is always appreciated***
WOMEN'S SABRE: 8:30 AM check-in (closes)
WOMEN'S EPEE: 11:00 AM check-in (closes)
WOMEN'S FOIL: 2:30 PM check-in (closes)
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card or have proof that payment has been made. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at usfencing.org or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Please have separate checks made out to USA Fencing or use your credit card for your USA Fencing membership payment.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT will be at the discretion of the meet manager and announced prior to the start of the event.
All fencers MUST wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.
Pizza will be available for purchase (for $2/slice) as well as substantial snack food & beverages.
New Jersey Division information at http://www.njfencing.org.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.