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Piedmont Challenge - Foil/Epee RJCC and Open Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
Foil/Epee RJCC and Non-Regional Open. Registration: $30, Entry Fee: $45/Junior or Cadet event, $20/Open event. Schedule posted. PAYMENTS CAN NOW BE MADE THROUGH askFRED. Waiver forms can be emailed to piedmontchallenge@gmail.com
Leanord J Kaplan Center: Greensboro, NC
posted 06/14/2017
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PIEDMONT CHALLENGE FOIL / EPEE RJCC & OPEN 2017

Website: http://www.ncfencing.org/piedmont-challenge-rjcc-2017/
Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FencingPiedmontChallenge/

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Age Restriction Note:

If you are looking to register for an event that you qualify for via national points but are not age eligible, please register for another event of any other weapon that you are age eligible for and complete the payment process. Please then email piedmontchallenge@gmail.com to let the team know which event you need your registration switched to manually and we can take care of it.

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Airport: The Kaplan Center is located approximately:
11 miles from Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)
https://flyfrompti.com/

Airport Transfer: Taxis and Uber.

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MORE TOURNAMENT INFO:

Once again, live seeding, pool and strip assignments, results are more will be available during the competition at http://www.ncfencing.org/piedmont-challenge-rjcc-2017/

Feel free to contact piedmontchallenge@gmail.com if the information on this page does not answer your questions.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Birth year requirements for the 2017-2018 season
- Junior event 1998-2004, or on Cadet NRP List
- Cadet event 2001-2004, or on Youth 14 NRP List
- Open event - born 2004 or earlier

Format: The format for all RJCC events will be one round of pools with 100% promoted to a direct elimination (DE) tableau. All events will maximize pools of 7 and then go to pools of 6 whenever possible. In events with fewer than 12 entrants, the BC may elect to have two rounds of pools followed by 100% promoted to a DE tableau or complete a pool larger than 7 on more than one strip. There is no fence-off for third place.

All other USA Fencing rules control, as set forth in the USA Fencing Rulebook and as discussed further in the USA Fencing Athlete Handbook.

USA Fencing Athlete Handbook - http://www.usfencing.org/athlete-handbook
USA Fencing Rulebook - http://www.usfencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book

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Events Scheduled:

Saturday 8/5 -
Junior Men's Epee 9am
Junior Women's Epee 9am
Open Mixed Foil 10am
Junior Men's Foil 1pm
Junior Women's Foil 1pm

Sunday 8/6 -
Cadet Men's Epee 9am
Cadet Women's Epee 9am
Open Mixed Epee 10am
Cadet Men's Foil 1pm
Cadet Women's Foil 1pm

Specific Days and Times To Be Announced

Regional points are awarded in the Junior and Cadet events, but NOT in the Open events.

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CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DAY OF EACH EVENT
The competition portion of the venue will open for fencers at 7:30am each day of the tournament.

Fencers must check in each day that they compete, within the indicated hours of check-in, or they will be withdrawn from that event.

IN ORDER TO COMPETE YOU MUST CHECK-IN AT THE COMPETITION FLOOR OF THE VENUE BEFORE THE LISTED DEADLINE WITH THE FOLLOWING IN HAND:
1) the fencer is required to show a USA Fencing membership card (valid for the current competitive season); AND
2) the fencer is required to provide a fully-completed waiver form that has been signed by a parent or legal guardian; AND
3) the fencer is required to show a birth-certificate (copy acceptable) or other government-issued identification showing a birth date UNLESS THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD INDICATES THAT THE BIRTHYEAR IS VERIFIED.

To help us speed registration, please download the waiver form, print it, read it, sign it, and bring it to the table with you. This is especially critical if the fencer does not have a parent/guardian at check-in. No one will be allowed to fence without a signed waiver form. Additionally, the waiver form may be scanned and emailed to piedmontchallenge@gmail.com

New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USA Fencing cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website before the tournament.

Athletes arriving without proof of USA Fencing membership must fill out all appropriate forms and pay for membership at registration even if already a member. Refund requests can later be made with USA Fencing as appropriate.

Fencers who fail to register by the published deadline will be removed from the event and refunds will not be made.

UNIFORMS REQUIREMENTS
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. NAMES ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM. Conductive bibs are required in all foil events.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTIONS

Equipment check will be open each day of the competition at 7:45 am. Equipment check will test the mask, lame jacket and foil mask bib, gloves and body cords. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked. Masks that do not pass the 12-kg punch test will be impounded or given a visible mark to signify that the mask is "not approved for use." All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary check will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE bout to ensure the presence of: Underarm plastron, 2nd weapon and body cord, weapon check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met.

Failure to have the proper number of working weapons and other equipment at the strip is subject to penalty according to relevant USA Fencing rules.

Parents and fencers should expect significant lines for equipment check between 8-9am on Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly.

Note that fencers ultimately are responsible for having all necessary equipment in working order.

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POINTS, RATINGS AND SEEDING

Seeding for all events is based on current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon, then letter ranking within year classification. Fencers with equal classification will be randomized among themselves.

The Piedmont Challenge will ONLY use ratings and points standings that have been forwarded to and accepted by USA Fencing in advance of the tournament and then downloaded by us from USA Fencing.

Point Standings: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings
Ratings Information: http://www.usfencing.org/current-member-list

This information will be obtained from USA Fencing on Wednesday, August 2. Any discrepancies regarding classifications or points earned must be resolved by this date.

Each event's tentative seeding will be posted at the venue prior to the close of check-in. It will also be posted at http://www.ncfencing.org/piedmont-challenge-rjcc-2017/

It is the fencer's responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any discrepancies before the close of check-in and before pools are posted.

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COMPETITION INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

Failure to report to a strip timely for the start of a bout subjects the fencer to disqualification according to USA Fencing rules.

No flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions. Be advised that we expect to have press and other media at this event and to have video, photography, and sound recordings being made. The waiver form includes a release regarding this.

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Tournament Officials:
Tournament Committee Chair: Kemmerlyn "Zemi" Lawrence
Bout Committee Chair: Sara McMinn
Head Referee: Mary Frye
Head Armorer: Liz Morey

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION, DEADLINES, COSTS:

Registration fees (including all convenience fees and costs to register online and pay with a credit card) follow, with listed deadlines:

Regular online registration period runs through July 30, 2017
$30 Registration plus $45 per Junior/Cadet event, $20 per Open event.

After July 30, no registration can be done through AskFRED. Furthermore, any registrations after this date are subject to a $200 surcharge, per USA Fencing guidelines. Contact piedmontchallenge@gmail.com for more information or to register after July 30.

*** IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED AND WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE OR ADD AN EVENT AFTER THE REGULAR DEADLINE, THIS CANNOT BE DONE THROUGH AskFRED. CONTACT piedmontchallenge@gmail.com TO MAKE CHANGES ***

Registrations are non-transferable.

REFUND POLICY

The registration portion of the entry fee and any AskFRED surcharges are non-refundable, however the event fees will be refunded for an athlete who needs to withdraw and does so in writing on or before July 30, 2017. After this date, no portion of the entry fees will be refunded for any reason, including medical. Refunds will be processed 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the tournament.

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There will be no vendor onsite. Repairs by tournament armorers will be limited by availability of parts and time. Tournament armory needs take priority over repair over individuals equipment. Please note that Leon Paul foil parts are especially limited. Armorers will be charging for any repairs made. Prices will be available at armory.

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Preregistration opens on 06/14/2017.
Preregistration closes on 07/30/2017.