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The 2017 Austin Challenge SYC and RCC Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017
For more information: www.theAustinChallenge.com
The Round Rock Sports Center: Round Rock, TX
posted 06/21/2017
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USA Fencing and Austin Fencers Club are pleased to announce the Austin Challenge Super Youth Circuit and Regional Cadet Fencing Tournament.

This event is now in the late-fee registration period.

Additional information at†
http://www.theaustinchallenge.com

Live Results:†
http://www.austinfcresults.com/2017AustinChallenge/

Preregistration opens on 08/06/2017.

VENUE
The Round Rock Sports Center
2400 Chisholm Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681

The venue has complimentary wi-fi access throughout the building.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FENCERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A HIGHER AGE GROUP EVENT BY VIRTUE OF POSITION ON THE NRPS†
At this time, AskFred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter. Please help us to process all of the registrations efficiently by paying for the different event before emailing the organizers.†


VENDOR INFORMATION
Exclusive vendor of fencing equipment and headline sponsor Blue Gauntlet Fencing Company.†

****SPECIAL EVENT: HurleySisters YOUTH FENCING CLINIC****
Join Olympic bronze medalists and epee standouts Kelley and Courtney Hurley for a special YOUTH FENCING CLINIC the evening of Friday Dec 15. This clinic is independent of the Austin Challenge but is hosted at the Round Rock Sports Center venue. Youth fencers will learn from the HurleySisters how to manage fencing goals & commitments, to build on results, and to develop winning strategies, with a special focus on strategic use of footwork. Cost is $50/fencer and registration is separate from AskFred. For more information, see http://www.theaustinchallenge.com/hurleysisters-clinic.html


AIRPORT
Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 30 miles from the venue

In addition to rental cars and taxis, transportation options from the airport to the venue include:
Uber: http://www.uber.com
Lyft: http://www.lyft.com
FARE†http://www.ridefare.com/
Fasten†https://fasten.com/
GetMe†http://www.getme.com/
RideAustin†http://www.rideaustin.com/
ScoopMe†http://www.scoopmerides.com/
Wingz†https://wingz.me/airport/AUS
zTrip†https://www.ztrip.com/
SuperShuttle: Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)


HOST HOTEL
The Courtyard Marriott Austin/Round Rock
2700 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock TX 78681
1-512-255-5551 or 1-800-216-9712
Queen/Queen or King with with sofa bed - $92/night

Registration link:
http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Austin%20Challenge%20SYC%20and%20RCF%5Eausrr%60SYCSYCA%7CSYCSYCB%6092.00%60USD%60false%604%6012/15/17%6012/18/17%6011/17/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

The hotel is located directly across the street from the venue, within easy walking distance.†

Rooms include refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. Complementary parking, breakfast buffet, wifi, outdoor pool, and additional amenities


ADDITIONAL HOTEL BLOCK
Just added, Dec 4 - a budget option for last-minute booking:
Sleep Inn and Suites - Round Rock is located 4.1 miles away from the Sports Center. Includes Free Early Breakfast, welcome snack, refrigerator, coffee makers and microwaves in every room, free parking, Indoor Pool and hot tub, free wifi, meeting space, snack shop, business center and guest laundry. Use booking link below or call 512-246-6000. Address is 1980 S. IH 35, Round Rock, Texas 78681

https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/DP3LE4

Rate of $79 - 1 - 4 people, 1 or 2 beds



TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
All fencers must show proof they are COMPETITIVE members of the USFA.† Fencers must check in with their membership card or a letter of good standing. Athletes without proof of membership must fill out all appropriate forms to pay for membership. Payment will be returned if membership can be verified.

USA Fencing is working towards an age verification process. An athlete can submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport to the National Office via email, mail or fax and they will verify the DOB in the database. Once the date of birth has been verified, it is indicated on permanent and temporary membership cards.

Parents should come prepared with ONE of the following in case the fencerís age needs verification for eligibility purposes or submit one of the following to:†information@usfencing.org:
1. A government issued photo ID with date of birth included
2. A copy of birth certificate
3. Passport

You will not be allowed to fence, no matter what events you participated in last season, without proof of USFA competitive membership and age verification.

Birth Year Eligibility 2017-2018 season:
Y10 2007-2010
Y12 2005-2008 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14 2003-2006 (or on Y12 NRPS list)
Cadet (U17) 2001-2004 (or on Y14 NRPS list)
http://www.usfencing.org/age-classification-eligibility

Special Notes about Birth Year vs National Points List to determine Eligibility:
The Austin Challenge uses birth year eligibility for the 2017-2018 season. Age eligibility for events is determined by BIRTH YEAR, not age at time of participation.

If you are not eligible by BIRTH YEAR, but have NATIONAL POINTS for the age group younger than the event you want to enter, you are eligible to fence in that age group.

At this time, AskFred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category that you ARE age eligible to participate in, and then email the organizers with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter. Please help us to process all of the registrations efficiently by paying for the different event before emailing the organizers.

Awards will be given to the top eight finishers in each event


Registration for ALL events opens 1 hour prior to posted close time.

The armory will be open for equipment inspection starting at 7:30 pm at the Round Rock Sports Center on Friday, December 15. Competitors in early events on Saturday are encouraged to come in at that time for equipment check.†

EVENTS BY DAY & TIME

SATURDAY
Y10 Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM
Cadet Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM
Y12 Men's Foil 08:30:00 AM
Y10 Women's Foil 11:30:00 AM
Y12 Men's Sabre 11:00:00 AM
Y14 Women's Epee 12:00:00 PM
Y14 Women's Sabre 01:30:00 PM
Cadet Women's Foil 02:00:00 PM

SUNDAY
Cadet Men's Sabre 08:30:00 AM
Y14 Women's Foil 08:30:00 AM
Y14 Men's Epee Sun 08:30:00 AM
Y12 Women's Sabre 10:00:00 AM
Y10 Women's Epee 11:30:00 AM
Y14 Men's Foil 11:30:00 AM
Y10 Men's Sabre 02:30:00 PM
Cadet Women's Epee 02:00:00 PM

MONDAY
Y10 Women's Sabre 08:30:00 AM
Y14 Men's Sabre 08:30:00 AM
Y12 Women's Foil 08:30:00 AM
Y12 Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM
Cadet Men's Foil 10:30:00 AM
Y12 Women's Epee 11:30:00 AM
Y10 Men's Foil 12:30:00 PM
Cadet Women's Sabre 01:30:00 PM

EVENTS BY AGE GROUP

Y10 Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM Saturday
Y10 Men's Foil 12:30:00 PM Monday
Y10 Men's Sabre 02:30:00 PM Sunday
Y10 Women's Epee 11:30:00 AM Sunday
Y10 Women's Foil 11:30:00 AM Saturday
Y10 Women's Sabre 08:30:00 AM Monday

Y12 Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM Monday
Y12 Men's Foil 08:30:00 AM Saturday
Y12 Men's Sabre 11:00:00 AM Saturday
Y12 Women's Epee 11:30:00 AM Monday
Y12 Women's Foil 08:30:00 AM Monday
Y12 Women's Sabre 10:00:00 AM Sunday

Y14 Men's Epee Sun 08:30:00 AM Sunday
Y14 Men's Foil 11:30:00 AM Sunday
Y14 Men's Sabre 08:30:00 AM Monday
Y14 Women's Epee 12:00:00 PM Saturday
Y14 Women's Foil 08:30:00 AM Sunday
Y14 Women's Sabre 01:30:00 PM Saturday

Cadet Men's Epee 08:30:00 AM Saturday
Cadet Men's Foil 10:30:00 AM Monday
Cadet Men's Sabre 08:30:00 AM Sunday
Cadet Women's Epee 02:00:00 PM Sunday
Cadet Women's Foil 02:00:00 PM Saturday
Cadet Women's Sabre 01:30:00 PM Monday


FEES
Registration fees before 11:59 PM CST November 26
Registration: $30.00
Event Fees: $40:00†

Triple fee registration period November 27 to 11:59 PM CST December 11, 2017
Registration: $90.00†
Event Fees: $120:00

Additional $200 late fee starts December 12
Triple fees plus $200.00
Walkup registration ONLY - no online registration at this point

Registration fee is not refundable. Last day to request refund of event fees is December 7, 2017. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. Refund request should be sent to:†afc.secretary@gmail.com

If registering on AskFred, registration is not complete until payment is made. Registrations not PAID by the registration deadline will be deleted from the AskFred fencer list for this tournament. Fencers who register after the close of regular registration on November 27 are not guaranteed to have their names included in the t-shirt list.

POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS
Please see the Athlete Handbook for the latest details on points for Super Youth and Regional Cadet events, as well as qualifications to National Events. The competition must meet or exceed criteria in Group C1 or higher to award changes in classification. Please refer to the Classification Chart for more information.

Points, classifications and qualification are not finalized until complete results, membership forms and program service fee are received by the National Office. Fencers who earn a new classification on Friday or Saturday of the tournament may not use that classification for subsequent events on Saturday or Sunday of this tournament.

EVENT STAFF
Main Tournament Contact
Cathy Mallet†afc.secretary@gmail.com

Bout Committee
Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair

Armourer
Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer

Referee Cadre
David Sierra - Referee Coordinator