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FAP Philly Epee Challenge RYC Apr 30, 2017
Epee Regional Youth Circuit (RYC)...Late fee in effect....This is a qualification path to Summer Nationals... Region 3 points awarded to Region 3 residents... Read "More Info" before e-mailing with questions... Waiver required
FAP North: Wyncote, PA
posted 01/16/2017
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Epee Regional Youth Circuit (RYC)

FAP North
827 Glenside Avenue, Suite 201, Building C
Wyncote, PA 19095

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Current USA Fencing competitive membership required. Join on-line (https://member.usfencing.org/signup). New memberships purchased after April 1 are good thru July 31, 2018.

Follow live results at: http://www.escrimeresults.com/FAP

TOURNAMENT COMMUNICATION: Urgent and important information, including any time changes, will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. It is the fencer's responsibility to verify that your FRED profile contains your correct e-mail address. (http://www.askfred.net, then go to "My FRED"). You should check the FRED home page for any time changes before coming to the tournament.

REFEREES If interested in refereeing, e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery at lisasapery@hotmail.com

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• Events are open to current USA Fencing competitive members age-eligible to fence, and to foreign fencers with current FIE license or proof of affiliation with their federation.
• Waiver required - Download waiver and present at check-in
• Check age eligibility before entering. Please DO NOT enter an event you are not eligible to compete in based on the following guidelines. Eligibility will be checked and any ineligible entries removed.

REGIONAL YOUTH CIRCUIT (RYC)
2016-17 Age Eligibility:

Y10 2006-2009
Y12 2004-2007 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14 2002-2005 (or on Y12 NRPS list)

Competing in RYC provides fencers with valuable competitive experience at the local/regional level and are intended to prepare you for larger national events. RYC serve as a qualifying regional path to the Summer National Championships. Regional points will be awarded only to Region 3 residents at this RYC. Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) rankings are managed by the National Office and available for viewing on the USA Fencing Website (https://member.usfencing.org/search/regionalPointsList). There are NO National Points earned at RYC events. All athletes who fence at an RYC will earn regional points based on placement. Larger fields will award more points for placement. Up to 3 RYC results will count towards an athlete’s final Regional Youth Ranking. If an athlete competes in more than 3 RYCs in their home region, their best 3 results will count. At the end of the season, ranking winners of each age group and gender in each of the 6 youth regions will be recognized by the YDC and US Fencing. A percentage of regional point holders from each region will earn qualification to the Youth NAC and Summer National Championships. Foreign fencers can compete at any RYC. If they compete out of Region they will not appear on that Region’s Point List nor will points from an outside region transfer to an athletes point total in their home region.

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES

• Registration fee is nonrefundable
• Your fee is determined by date of payment, not date of registration. Registration is not complete without payment made. Regular registration and payment deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017. Late registrations will be accepted (at late fee) until April 27, 2017.
• Entry fee must be PAID through FRED for entry to be considered complete.
• Payment at the door for walk-in registration must be made in cash only. (Please bring exact change).

REGULAR Fee Entry/Payment period (until April 21, 2017): $30 registration + $25/event.
LATE Fee Entry/Payment period (April 22-27, 2017): $60 registration + $50/event
WALK-IN ENTRY (April 28-30, 2017): $150/event

REFUND POLICY

• Registration fee is nonrefundable.
• Event fee refund request deadline: April 23, 2017
• No refunds if notified April 24-30, 2017 – No exceptions

Send refund requests to fapnorth@hotmail.com and include a mailing address.

On tournament day, fencers who fail to check-in at the registration desk before the posted close of check-in time for their event will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• All times listed are close of check-in, and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Schedule change notifications will be sent through the FRED e-mail system and posted on this tournament home page.
• Fencing generally commences 15-30 minutes after close of check-in, or as tournament conditions permit.
• Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes.
• Venue opens at 8:00 a.m.
• Equipment check required.
• Events may be gender-mixed if there are at less than 5 fencers of either gender.
• Fencers not checked in by the posted check-in time for their event will not be permitted to compete and no refund of fees will be issued.

CLOSE OF CHECK-IN: (times subject to change)

9:00
Y10 ME
Y10 WE
Y14WE
Y14 ME

1:00
Y12 WE
Y12 ME

TOURNAMENT ENTRY

•** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Fencing Academy of Philadelphia (FAP), Philadelphia Division, and USA Fencing. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, FAP, Escrime Management, and referees/staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to tournament organizers to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, EMS personnel, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by FAP and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

• USA Fencing or other foreign federation competitive membership required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To print your membership card visit: (https://member.usfencing.org/signup).If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required), however early to complete membership application.
• Signed waiver required, Click "Download Waiver" Complete and present at check-in.
• Age verification required for RYC either by presenting: USA Fencing card stating Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate, or other government-issued ID with photo
• Event entry is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:

Y10 2006-2009
Y12 2004-2007 (or on Y10 NRPS* list)
Y14 2002-2005 (or on Y12 NRPS* list)

*See current point standings at: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings

LOCATION/ PARKING

FAP North
827 Glenside Avenue Suite 201, Building C; Wyncote PA 19095
Close to Old York Rd for food and shopping.

7000 sq feet of training space, 10 strips.
Changing rooms (no showers), lounge area and wi-fi.
Close to Old York Rd for food and shopping.

Free parking in lot behind building, enter from Glenside Avenue. We are Suite 201, Building C. Bring food and beverages.

ARMORY

Armorer services will be available (for fee)

FOOD

We suggest fencers bring their own food and drinks. There is a bistro restaurant and a Chinese restaurant a few blocks walk either way. There are many restaurants within a short drive to Old York Road.

TOURNAMENT STAFF

Bout Committee: David Sapery, George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Referee: Lisa Campi-Sapery

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

• Equipment check required.
• Y10 fencers must fence with blades no longer than 32.5 inches.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords present on-strip.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. 800N Saber glove required. t.15 1. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk.
• USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book
• Ratings can be awarded, however youth events do not qualify for the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. See USFA ratings chart at: http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0034/6264/Classification_Chart.pdf
• Events may be mixed if less than 5 fencers of either gender

• Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc . Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.

• Seeding for pool round is based on the Current National Youth Ranking according to age group and weapon, then letter ranking with year classification, then fencers with neither points nor classification. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized within each classification. Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website at the time of the tournament will be used. Current ratings: http://www.usfencing.org/current-member-list. Current point standings: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings

• Each event consists of two rounds (pools and DE (direct elimination).
Pools: One preliminary round of 5 and 6 or 6 and 7 person pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. 100% then advance to direct elimination round.

Direct Elimination: DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round.
Y10 DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minuteperiods with a 1 minute break between). The first period ends either at the expiration of three minutes or when 5 hits are scored, whichever comes first. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
Y12/Y14 DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between) During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.

• No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 8th place.
• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

Withdrawal:
• Withdrawal during pools: The pools must be fenced through the last bout. A fencer who withdraws, or who is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part.

• Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. A fencer who withdraws does not lose his place in the overall classification of the competition.

QUALIFICATION PATHS


Qualification Path to Youth NAC

Y10: Fencers must fence in at least one RYC or SYC in the current season, OR be on Y10 NRPS to be eligible to enter the same category and weapon at the NAC
Y12 : Fencers must fence in at least one RYC or SYC in the current season, OR be on Y10 or Y12 NRPS to be eligible to enter the same category and weapon at the NAC
Y14 : Be age eligible

Qualification Path for Youth Events at Summer Nationals

Youth 10 Championships
Fencers must meet age eligibility and be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, AND
Be on the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Be on the Y10 Regional Youth Point Standings in your region at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Be in the top 65% of your region's Y12 Regional Youth point standing by regular entry fee deadline, OR
Participate in a SYC or RYC in the current season.

Youth 12 Championships
Fencers must meet age eligibility and be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, AND
Be on the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Be in the top 8 of the Y10 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Be in the top 65% (round up) of your region’s Y12 Regional Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Earn at least 70 Regional points during the current season, OR
Be in the top 30% of your region’s Y14 Regional Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Place in the top 25% of the fencer’s division’s Y14 National Championships qualifying competition.

Youth 14 Championships
Fencers must meet age eligibility and be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, AND
Be on the Y14 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
Be in the top 16 of the Y12 National Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline,OOR
Be in the top 30% (round up) of your region’s Y14 Regional Youth Point Standings at regular fee entry deadline, OR
Earn at least 175 Regional Points during the current season, OR
Place in the top 25% (round up) of the fencer’s division’s Y14 qualifying competition

The Athletes Handbook (http://www.usfencing.org/athlete-handbook) is the definitive reference document regarding points and qualification paths.

TOURNAMENT PREPARATION
These guides have been prepared to help you with understanding fencing and tournaments.

Parents Guide to Fencing (courtesy of Fencing.net): http://fencing.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c06b72d48f8753ea260aac82d&id=a866c719a7

USA Fencing Parent Guidebook: http://www.usfencing.org/fencing-for-parents