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American Challenge ROC - Fence With The Champions Dec 30, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
American Challenge ROC at Parsippany PAL. Fence With the Olympians, Fence With the Champions Please see "More Info" section for additional information.
Parsippany PAL: Parsippany, NJ
posted 06/07/2017
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American Challenge ROC
December 30th & 31st , 2017
Parsippany PAL
33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054


***Fence With the Olympians, Fence With the Champions***
Don't miss the chance to come and fence with the following Olympians and Champions:

Ayman Fayez - Men's Epee
Ranked 8th US Point List
Ranked 18th FIE List
Gold medalist Cadet World Championships
Silver medalist Junior World Championships
7th Place Senior Grand Prix
Two times Olympian
Three times African Champion

Tamer Tahoun - Men's Foil
Two times Olympian
Five times African Champion

Tarek Ayad - Men's Foil
Two times Olympian
One time African Champion

Zeyad Elashry - Men's Epee
Ranked 11th US Point List
One time African Champion
Top 8 Finalist JR & CDT World Championships
Bronze medalist DIV1 July Challenge 2016

Ziad Elsissy - Men's Saber
DIV1 Champion December 2016 NAC
Ranked 1st Egyptian Senior Point List
Silver medalist NCAA Championships. Also NCAA 1st Team All-American 2017
One time African Champion

AND MORE TO COME

For questions, please send an email to AIF_Challenge@hotmail.com

Registration, Event Fees
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- Regular Fees entry deadline (Monday December 11th 11:59PM EST) - $30 registration plus $40 per event
- Double Fees (December 12th to December 18th 11:59PM EST) - $60 registration fees plus $80 per event
- Triple Fees (December 19th to December 25th 11:59PM EST) - $90 registration fees plus $120 per event

Starting December 26th 2017, no registration will be accepted through askfred.
Walk-ins are permitted at the triple fee rate ($90 + $120) AND are subject to a $200 surcharge per the US Fencing guidelines

Your registration is incomplete until payment is made via askfred. If you want to make alternate payment arrangements, you must email the organizer at AIF_Challenge@hotmail.com before Monday December 11th 11:59PM EST.

Check-In
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Venue opens 6:30AM each day.
You will need to present:
- Proof of USFencing membership, FIE license, or foreign federation membership. If no membership provided, fencer has to complete and pay for USFencing membership at he door
- Signed waiver
- Proof of age, Birth certificate, passport, driver license or USFencing membership
card if DOB is noted on the card.


Refund Policy
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- Registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE
- Before Monday December 11th 11:59PM EST: refund of event fees except askfred fees
- After Monday December 11th NO refund NO exception

To request a refund, send email to AIF_Challenge@hotmail.com

Events Schedule
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Saturday
8:00AM Div2 Senior Women's Epee
8:00AM Div1A Senior Men's Foil
12:00PM Div2 Senior Women's Saber
1:45PM Div1A Senior Women's Foil
2:30PM Div2 Senior Men's Epee NR
4:00PM Div1A Senior Men's Saber


Sunday
8:00AM Div1A Senior Men's Epee
8:00AM Div2 Senior Women's Foil
12:00PM Div2 Senior Men's Saber
2:00PM Div2 Senior Men's Foil
3:00PM Div1A Senior Women's Epee
4:00PM Div1A Senior Women's Saber



Fencers must check-in each day they fence
Please arrive sufficiently early for equipment check

Tournament Eligibility
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Event eligibility is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing birth year requirement only (not specific day/month). All entrants' age/point eligibility will be verified prior to the tournament, and any ineligible fencers will be notified and removed from the "who's preregistered" list.

Age Eligibility:
Born 2004 or earlier

Tournament Staff
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Bout Committee Chair - Rasha Abdellatif
Head Referee - Charles Greene II
Referees Committee - TBA
Head Armor - Paul Szmaida
Medical - George Cummings
Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear http://www.blue-gauntlet.com

Tournament Format and Rules and Seedings
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USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), gloves, sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee).
Name is NOT required on uniform.
Medals awarded to top 8.
100% advances to DE after pool results.

Points for ROC
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- Regional points to the top 40%, rounding up.
- Up to the best 3 results in a given category will be combined to determine a fencer's Regional Rank each season.
- Athletes may earn points at ROCs in any region.
- There is NO trickle down for regional points. Points earned in a ROC tournament only appear in the category in which they were earned. (For example: Div 1A do NOT trickle down to Div 2).
- There IS trickle down for QUALIFICATION between Div 1A and Div 2/Div 3. Therefore, if a fencer qualifies in Div 1A and is age and classification eligible for Div 2 (Div 3), they earn qualification in that category as well.

Host Hotels
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HOTEL1 - Embassy Suites By Hilton Parsippany
909 Parsippany Blvd., Parsippany NJ 07054. Phone: (973) 939-2113
•Free High Speed Internet
•Indoor Pool
•Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and evening reception
•Fitness Center

Book by 12/06/17 to receive our negotiated rate of $109+tax per night (King Suite), and $135+tax per night (Double Bed suite)

You can book by calling toll-free number 1-800-EMBASSY (1-800-362-2779) or you may call the Hotel directly at 973-334-1440 and mention “Group Rate” for "American Institute of Fencing December" or "AF9" or simply click on http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PRNNJES-AF2-20171229/index.jhtml


HOTEL2 - Fairfield Inn & Suites Parsippany
3535 US Highway 46 East at Cherry Hill Road • Parsippany NJ 07054. Phone: (973) 263-0095
•Free High Speed Internet
•Free breakfast
•Fitness Center

Book by 12/08/17 to receive our negotiated rate of $99+tax (King) and $109+tax (Double beds) per night.

You can book by two ways:
Call the hotel (973) 263-0095 and mention that you are with the "American Institute of Fencing December Block",or "AF2", or simply clink on the following link:
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=America%20Institute%20of%20Fencing%5EEWRPP%60AFFAFFA%7CAFFAFFB%6099.00-109.00%60USD%60false%604%6012/29/17%601/1/18%6012/8/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes