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10th Barbara Lynch Charity RYC - Region 3 Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Regular fee entry deadline Dec 4. Payment required to complete entry. Region 3 points awarded for SN qualification. Signed waiver required. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research.
Cobra Fencing Club: Jersey City, NJ
posted 06/21/2017
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10th Barbara Lynch Charity Regional Youth Circuit (Region 3)
Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17, 2017

All net proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research (Ovarian Cancer Research Center, University of Pennsylvania)

All volunteer staff... To donate referee time contact Lisa Campi-Sapery (lisasapery@hotmail.com)

Donations appreciated – Individuals or businesses wishing to donate products or services should e-mail the organizer.

*****If you wish to donate but are not planning to fence, after making your payment please remove your entry via FRED or notify us.
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ABOUT BARBARA LYNCH: Barbara lost her brave battle with ovarian cancer in August 2010. Barb started fencing at Morris Hills High School (NJ) and continued as a college club fencer at Purdue University. She served as the NJ division chair for over 10 years, coached Morris Hills High school for 21 years, served as USFA bout committee chair for many, many national fencing tournaments and Junior Olympic Championships, served as USFA Vice President from 2000-2004, and was honored with a lifetime membership to the USFA. This RYC honors her work on behalf of young fencers.

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Tournament information communications: Important tournament information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. Be sure your e-mail address is up-to-date. Visit askfred.net then go to "My FRED" to verify your current e-mail address.

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

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The RYC (Regional Youth Circuit) tournaments are held throughout the season, similar to the Super Youth Circuit tournaments. There are NO national points awarded at Regional Youth competitions. These competitions are one of the possible qualification paths for Youth-10 and Youth-12 events at either a NAC or SN and Youth-14 at SN. RYC tournaments are open to current USFA competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions and to foreign fencers with current FIE license.
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The RYC tournament serves as a qualifying path for Y10 and Y12 fencers to the Youth NAC and for Y10/12/14 fencers to the Summer National Championships.

Youth NAC: Y10 and Y12 fencers must participate in at least one RYC or SYC tournament prior to the regular registration deadline for the March/April Youth NAC in order to be considered eligible to compete. RYCs that take place before the Youth NAC but after the regular registration deadline will NOT be considered for meeting eligibility requirement for the Youth NAC. Y14 registration for this NAC is open and has no pre-tournament requirements.

Summer National Championships: Beginning this season, the Y10 and Y12 events at Summer Nationals will be designated as National Championship Events. Qualification paths for Y10/12/14 are maintained in the Athletes Handbook (http://www.usfencing.org/athlete-handbook).

The Y14 winner of an RYC event NO LONGER earns automatic qualification to the Summer National Championships.

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Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) will be awarded for RYC events. End of season awards will go to highest ranked fencer(s) in each age group / gender per region. Each of the 6 regions will maintain RRPS. Fencers can compete out of Region but will appear only on that Region's Point List. Each participant gets Region 3 points at this RYC. The YDC has mandated that one can ONLY win the Regional Award for the Region they reside in. If an athlete competes in more than 3 RYCs in a given region, their best 3 results will count towards an athlete's final Regional Youth Ranking. RYC tournaments will award points to all participants. Allocations depend on the number of participants and the larger the field, the higher the points earned per placement. 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. These points are regional and will have no influence on the NRPS nor the event seeding.
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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
If you wish to just make a donation but are not planning to fence, after entering and making your payment please remove your entry (or notify us). Charitable donation receipt available upon request.

Regular Entry deadline is December 3. Entry fee must be PAID no later than Dec 3 to be considered complete. If you wish to pay with personal check by mail or make alternate payment arrangements, e-mail the organizer for payment instructions. Unpaid pre-registrants will be removed from the "who's registered" list shortly after the Dec 3 regular fee deadline, after which late fees will apply.

• Entry period (through Dec 3): $30 registration + $25/event.
• Late entry (Dec 4-12): $60 registration + $50/event.
• Walk-in - SUBJECT TO SPACE: $150/event. Payment made at door.

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 December 4, 2017. After this date, no portion of the entry fees will be refunded. Any non-refunded entry fees for an athlete who does not participate will be donated to the designated charity.

TOURNAMENT STAFF
All staff is volunteer. Qualified referees should e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery (lisasapery@hotmail.com). Any time you can give is appreciated.

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• All times listed are close of check-in, and are subject to change. Notifications will be sent through the FRED e-mail system and posted on this tournament home page

• Fencing commences shortly after close of check-in. Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes. Venue opens at 7:00 a.m. Full equipment check required. Allow sufficient time for equipment check and warm-up.

• If fencing in two events, fencer must report to the strip when called. If fencer is not present upon 1st and then second call, then still not present at 3rd call they will be eliminated from the competition.

Saturday December 16 (épée)

9:00AM Y14 ME/WE
11:30AM Y10 ME/WE
2:00PM Y12 ME/WE

Sunday December 17 (foil/sabre)

8:00AM Y14 WF/MF
8:00AM Y10 WF/MF
9:30AM Y10 WS/MS
12:00PM Y8 Mixed Foil
12:00PM Y8 Mixed Sabre
12:30PM Y12 WS/MS
1:00PM Y12 WF/MF
4:00PM Y14 WS/MS

TOURNAMENT ENTRY

• USA Fencing competitive membership, or other foreign federation membership, required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To print your membership card or to join/renew visit: https://member.usfencing.org

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 arrive with a completed form or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Credit card required.

• Entry deadline is December 3. Payment is required no later than Dec 3 to secure entry. E-mail the organizer if you wish to pay by personal check or at the door. Unpaid (incomplete) entries will be removed at 7 a.m. on Dec 4, with re-entry subject to space and entry at late fee.

• Signed waiver required. Click "Download Waiver". Complete and present at check-in.

• Event entry is determined by 2017-18 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:
Y10 = 2007-2010
Y12 = 2005-2008, or on Youth 10 NRP List
Y14 = 2003-2006, or on Youth 12 NRP List

If you are on the NRP list and your entry is rejected for age, contact us and we will handle your registration. See current point standings at: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings

• Age verification required either by presenting: USA Fencing card stating Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate, or other government-issued ID with photo

•** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Cobra Fencing Club. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, Cobra Fencing Club, Emmes Realty, Escrime Management, and referees/staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to Cobra to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, 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 Cobra and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

LOCATION/ PARKING

Free Wi-Fi... Free parking

Lakawanna Warehouse
629 Grove Street, 4th Floor
Jersey, City NJ
See Mapquest link on tournament home page for driving directions.

From Manhattan by train: PATH train from Manhattan to Hoboken. The walk would be about 20 minutes. Taxis available in Hoboken (appx 4 minute ride to Cobra). Have the cab take Observer Highway West and turn left on Grove St. The Lackawanna Warehouse is on the right-hand side between 18th and 16th St.

Parking is available in lot directly across street and also the parking lot at the southwest corner of 18th/Grove Streets. Once the main parking lot is filled there are three other parking locations:

1. You can park nose into the cyclone fence on 16th Street between Grove St. and Marin Blvd. Do not park in front of the sliding gate however.

2. There is a parking lot at the corner of Grove Street and 18th Street

3. You can go up the ramp located on Marin Blvd between 18th and 16th street. Do not block access to the truck bays. Stay to the right. If you are parking here drop off your fencer with a parent to check in. It's a 10 minute walk down the ramp and around the block to the Lackawanna Warehouse."

EQUIPMENT VENDOR

Blue Gauntlet will be on-site for equipment sales

ARMORY

Armorer services will be available (for donation)

FOOD

Concession will be open with food, drinks, and healthy snacks available for purchase.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

• Fencers must get all standard equipment checked by the Armorers prior to competition. Weapons will be checked at the strip during pools and DE. Armorer will be on-site for repairs.
• Y10 fencers must fence with blades no longer than 32.5".
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib 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.

• Events will be mixed if less than 5 fencers of either gender

• Seeding for pool round is based on the Current National Youth Ranking (as of Dec 19, 2014) 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 USFA website will be used. Current ratings: https://member.usfencing.org/search/members. Current point standings: https://member.usfencing.org/search/members

• Each event consists of two rounds (pools and DE (direct elimination).
Pools: One preliminary round of 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: Y10 direct elimination bouts are for 10 hits or end when two periods of three minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period, have passed. 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: Y12 and Y14 DE bouts are 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.

• 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.

• 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.

NEARBY HOTELS
The Doubletree Hotel
455 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Tel: 1-201-499-2400
http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/EWRWTDT-Doubletree-Hotel-Jersey-City-New-Jersey/index.do

Hyatt Regency
2 Exchange Place
201-469-1234
http://www.jerseycity.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Westin Jersey City Newport
479 Washington Blvd
201-626-2900
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3049