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2017 Keystone State Games Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
UPDATE as of 7/25/17: Close of preregistration on 7/27/17. Close of preregistration is 7/25/17. Absolute Fencing Gear will be selling fencing gear both days! See MORE INFO page for all the details and updates that are new for this year.
York Fairgrounds, Utz Arena: York, PA
posted 03/11/2017
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UPDATE 7/25/17: Close of preregistration is now 7/27/17.

ABSOLUTE FENCING GEAR will be selling fencing gear both days!

NOTE ON COLLEGIATE COMPETITIVE MEMBERSHIPS:
**Prior to presenting at the Bout Committee to register, any fencer with a Collegiate Competitive Membership must first present at the Membership table (located next to the BC) to confirm the status of their membership.
**To preserve the sanctioning of KSG, any fencer presenting to register with a Collegiate Competitive Membership in a "pending" status will not be able to participate unless the membership is upgraded to Competitive. This upgrade can be done on a personal device, or via a paper application provided by the Bout Committee.
**Those in a "pending" status who refuse to upgrade to a Competitive Membership at the event will not be allowed to participate in KSG.
** Any discrepancies between the USFA and a fencer's membership status will be handled by the fencer. It is the fencer's responsibility to contact the USFA and request a refund.

PREREGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION:

**CLOSE OF PREREGISTRATION is 7/25/17, 4 days before the event. UPDATE: close of preregistration is now on 7/27/17, 2 days before the event.

**Fencers are to pay registration and event fees via AskFRED. Fencers will not be considered to be preregistered without pre-payment via AskFRED and walk-on fees will be charged.

**No pre-payment via AskFRED, or otherwise, will be accepted after the close of preregistration (7/25/17). If you have preregistered on AskFRED, but made no pre-payment by 7/25/17, you will be considered a walk-on at the tournament and will pay $70 for your first event.

**The registration portion of the entry fee, and any AskFRED surcharges, are non-refundable. Event fees will be refunded for an athlete who needs to withdraw and does so via e-mail to the Organizer on, or before, July 25, 2017. After this date, no portion of the entry fees will be refunded. Refunds will be issued by check two weeks after KSG. Request emails must include the following info:
Fencer's full name
To whom the check shall be issued
Mailing address
Event withdrawn

**Please endeavor to preregister for all of your events online as to provide the Organizers with a more accurate count of participants.

You will need to present your valid 2016-17 USFA membership to register and compete. Plastic cards are no longer being sent to members by the USFA, so please print your card from the USFA website to present at registration. To expedite the registration process, it is HIGHLY recommended that you obtain it prior to the tournament.
We cannot guarantee use of a computer for renewal. You may renew on your smartphone or other personal device prior to presenting at registration.
You need a current USFA membership to preregister on AskFred.


FEES:
$45 Registration Fee
$20 First event if pre-registered and pre-paid on AskFred.
$70 First event if registering at the tournament as a walk-on.
In either case, each additional event is $20.

Walk ons are to pay their registration and event fees at the bout committee/registration table, not at the entrance to the venue, or online. Cash or check only. Spectators/family members are to pay their entrance fee at the entrance to the venue. See below.


ALSO:

**This is a USFA sanctioned event.

**The bout committee reserves the option of combining the men's and women's veteran,or senior, events into mixed events if there are fewer than 6 competitors in one of the single-sex events. If an event becomes mixed, men and women will still medal separately.

**As per USA Fencing's decision in May of 2016, epee wires may once again legally be threaded through the channels in the socket intended for that purpose. The wires may also remain outside the channels, at the fencer's discretion. See http://www.usfencing.org/news_article/show/645476-change-of-application-of-the-rules-regarding-epee-wiring

**USFA conductive bib rules for foil will be enforced. Rules concerning the conductive bib on the foil mask can be found in the current USFA rulebook t.471.2

**Transparent masks are NOT permitted in any weapon.

**Masks with exchangeable bibs are allowed. If the inspection mark is placed on the bib, be sure not to change out your inspection mark!

**Anyone participating in a foil or sabre event will need 2 mask cords.

**All gloves will be checked by the armorer for integrity of material. No tears or holes will be permitted
(except for those that allow for the body cord).

**For safety and insurance purposes, fencers and coaches must wear mask and glove while participating in drills, lessons, warm-up, with weapon in hand. Failure to comply may result in removal from the venue.

**KSG charges an admission fee for spectators (anyone not competing, officiating or volunteering). Spectators include family members, and coaches, of the athletes. The following passes are available:
$10 Daily Fee
$15 "Two Day Pass"
$20 "All Event Pass" good throughout the tournament.
For more info on spectator fees:
http://premiersportingevents.com/Layouts/ksg_generalinfo_17.html

AGE CLASSIFICATIONS FOR 2016-2017 SEASON
•Youth-14 (2002-2005)
•Junior (U-20) (1997-2003)
•Senior (2003 or earlier)
•Vet Combined (1976 or earlier)