New England Division USFA (NEUSFA) will hold the 30th Annual Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University on June 16 & June 17, 2018.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR FIRST PLACE in individual events to celebrate 30 years.
PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FAQs and IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN FENCERS.
1. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE FOR LATE ENTRY. Please, DO NOT email me with your reason for not registering on time. The answer will not be any different than what is stated here.
2. NO WALKINS WILL BE ALLOWED - only preregistered and PAID competitors may fence.
3. US fencers - you must be current COMPETITIVE MEMBERS of USFA. There are no day memberships; High School, and noncompetitive memberships are ineligible.
4 FOREIGN athletes. We welcome your participation at the PdT; however, you must be a current member of USFA in order to compete. USFA offers a foreign membership for no charge. Please go to the usfencing.org website under membership to obtain your USFA membership. This includes Canadian fencers.
5. Any FOREIGN national with a world ranking within the last 5 years, senior or junior, is not allowed to fence in the E and under. No entries will be refunded for any fencer who registers for this event and is ineligible. We will take your money and not give it back.
6. National point standings DO NOT APPLY at this tournament. If you are under age, you may not participate. See eligibility below.
7. BLUE GAUNTLET is on site for equipment needs.
8. Medals and potato specific prizes (PSPs) are awarded to top 8 in individual events. If you are unable to stay for the award presentation, you must have someone pick up the medal. No awards will be given out before the presentation.
Medals awarded to top 3 teams in team events. Teams fence off for third place.
FORMAT: Vet and E and Under are 100% promotion from pools to Direct Elimination. Opens are 80% promotion from pools to Direct Elimination. Seeding is by classification only; national point standings are not used.
REMINDER: Event Restrictions: You may fence in only one individual event event per day (exception if also qualified for a Vet event). If you are in two events on the same day, (Vet and individual or individual and team) you MUST present yourself at the appropriate strip when called.
Birth year 2004 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 BY January 1 of the competition season (August - July).
All fencers must be a current competitive member of the USFA by check in. Memberships will be checked before the event; if you are not compliant you will receive an email requiring you to join/renew and bring proof of current membership. Checkin may be scanned and you will need your card.
Early Registration/Entry Fee Discount per fencer
February 1 - March 31
Entry $40.00 per event
Regular Registration/Entry Fee
April 1 - May 19
Entry Fee $50.00 per event
Late Registration/Entry Fee
May 20 - May 26
Entry Fee $100.00 per event
Triple Entry Fees (per event)
May 27 - June 1
Entry Fee $150.00 per event
NO WALKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Preregistered without completing payment does not mean you can walk in.
All team events are $75.00 and registration closes on June 2 for teams. There is no extension of the team deadline. Team events are limited to 8 teams and no more than two per club unless less than 8 register by the deadline.
REFUNDS - For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received in writing no later than June 2, 2018.
Registration fees are nonrefundable. Absolutely no refunds after June 2. Refunds will be processed no later than 4-6 weeks following the tournament.
We are not responsible for any askfred website outages and will not make fee adjustments for any reason. Please register in a timely manner to avoid any payment issues on askfred.
Payment is required with registration; unpaid preregistrations will be periodically deleted.
To receive a free t-shirt and avoid additional registration and entry fees, you must register and pay by June 1. Registering early helps us to ensure that we have enough qualified referees for this tournament. Please help us and avoid late fees by registering early!
The tournament will be held in the Gosman Sports Center at Brandeis University. Information about the Brandeis campus, including directions, can be found here. http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/
Commuter Rail (Fitchburg/South Acton line, Brandeis/Roberts stop) and bus access (Bus #553, stops at Brandeis) are available. Check schedules at http://www.mbta.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(Times listed are close of registration)
Saturday, June 16 (times subject to change)
08:00 AM - Men's Epee Open
08:00 AM - Men's Foil E-Under
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Foil
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Sabre
11:00 AM - Men's Sabre Open
11:00 AM - Vet Men's Foil
12:00 PM - Women's Foil E-Under
12:00 PM - Women's Epee Open
1:30 PM - Women's Sabre E-Under
Sunday, June 17 (times subject to change)
08:00 AM - Men's Foil Open
08:00 AM - Men's Epee E-Under
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Epee
08:00 AM - Men's Sabre E-Under
11:00 AM - Women's Sabre Open
11:00 AM - Vet Men's Sabre
12:30 PM - Women's Foil Open
12:30 PM - Women's Epee E-Under
12:30 PM - Vet Men's Epee
Check In will begin at 7AM each morning.
Friday 4 - 7 pm.
Saturday 7 am - end of tournament
Sunday 7 am - end of tournament
If you are only fencing on Sunday you are encouraged to have your weapons checked on Saturday; please come after 1PM for weapons being checked for Sunday.
Host hotel information is as follows:
Group Name: NEUSFA
Dates Group discount is available: June 15 and 16, 2018
Group Rate: $149.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night
Cutoff Date: May 7, 2018
Link: Book your reservation at Courtyard with NEUSFA group rate
For guests that do not want to book online, please contact the Courtyard reservations office at (866) 296-2285. State the name of your group (NEUSFA) to receive the discounted rate. If guests require any special room accommodations, they must stated at the time of making their reservation. If any guests would like to reserve nights outside of the group block or have any questions making a reservation, please refer them to contact me directly.
The group discount will be available until May 7, 2018. After that, rooms will be released and the group discount will no longer apply.
Using an online mapping service? The address of the Gosman Center is 415 South Street, Waltham, MA.
QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFO? INTERESTED IN REFEREEING?
Contact Linda Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org