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REGION 3:Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC & Cadet (RCC) Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Email organizer: How can I find live results? I need to cancel, do I still get a refund? At this time, refunds are no longer available.
Special Events and Recreation Center (SERC): Brockport, NY
posted 06/21/2017
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Events Schedule & CLOSE of check-in times

Y10 Women's Epee - Saturday 10/28/17 11am
Y10 Women's Foil - Sunday 10/29/17 11am
Y10 Women's Saber - Friday 10/27/17 1pm
Y10 Men's Epee - Saturday 10/28/17 8:00am
Y10 Men's Foil - Friday 10/27/17 3:30pm
Y10 Men's Saber - Sunday 10/29/17 8am
Y12 Women's Epee Sunday 10/29/17 11am
Y12 Women's Foil - Friday 10/27/17 3:30pm
Y12 Women's Saber - Sunday 10/29/17 1pm *UPDATED*
Y12 Men's Epee - Friday 10/27/17 1pm
Y12 Men's Foil - Sunday 10/29/17 8am
Y12 Men's Saber - Saturday 10/28/17 8am
Y14 Women's Epee - Friday 10/27/17 3:30pm
Y14 Women's Foil - Saturday 10/28/17 1pm
Y14 Women's Saber - Saturday 10/28/17 1pm *UPDATED*
Y14 Men's Epee - Sunday 10/29/17 8am
Y14 Men's Foil - Saturday 10/28/17 8am
Y14 Men's Saber - Friday 10/27/17 1pm
Cadet (U17)Women's Epee - Saturday 10/28/17 8am
Cadet (U17) Women's Foil - Sunday 10/29/17 1pm
Cadet (U17) Women's Saber - Friday 10/27/17 4pm *UPDATED*
Cadet (U17) Men's Epee- Saturday 10/28/17 11am
Cadet (U17) Men's Foil - Friday 10/27/17 1pm
Cadet (U17) Men's Saber - Sunday 10/29/17 11am

Preregistration opens on 06/22/2017.

TRIPLE FEEES START on 10/07/2017


• 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 visit: Join/renew USA Fencing membership visit:

If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required).

• CANADIAN FENCERS Please note you WILL need a US Fencing Membership number and you can obtain it by contacting

• A signed waiver of Liability is required (Click “Download Waiver). Note, photography, filming, recording or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by the host organization and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must present the waiver to the BC in person.

• Event entry is determined by 2017-18 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:
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)

*See current NRPS standings at:

• 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.


• Equipment check required.
• Y10 fencers must fence with blades no longer than 32.5 inches.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords present on-strip.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. 800N Saber glove 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.

• 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. See USFA ratings chart at:

• 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.

• Seeding for pool round is based on the Current National Youth Ranking according to age group and weapon, regardless of classification, then classification/year, then fencers with neither points nor classification. Fencers with equal classifications/ points will be randomized within each classification. Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website at the time of the tournament will be used. Current ratings: Current point standings:

• Each event consists of two rounds (pools and DE (direct elimination).
Pools: One preliminary round of 5 and 6 or 6 and 7 person 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. Fencers are seeded by their results in the pool round wherein the results of fencers in all the pools are ordered by best results to poorest results: highest ratio of victories vs. bouts fenced, touches scored vs. touches received.
Y10 DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between). 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/Cadet DE format: 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.
• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

• 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.


Bout Committee: Meredith Delgado
Head Referee: Abdel-Aziz Abdel Wahab
Head Armorer: Kathy Walters

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Armorer services will be available (for fee)


These rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until September 26, 2017 (with the exception of the Homewood Suites, available until September 11). If you need assistance with finding a room or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shortt at Travel Team USA by email at or phone at 585-347-4915.

Hampton Inn Rochester Greece
500 Center Pl Dr, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 663-6070
Rooms Available:2 Queen Beds or King with Pull Out Sofa: $119/night
Booking Instructions: Please call the hotel directly at (585) 663-6070 and refer to "Rochester Fencing" or use the following link:

Rochester Marriott
1890 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 225-6880
Rooms Available:2 Double Beds: $119/night
Booking Instructions: Please call the hotel directly at (585) 225-6880 and refer to "Ben Gutenberg Tournament" or use the following link:

Holiday Inn Express Rochester Greece
1635 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 663-8400
Rooms Available:2 Double Beds: $109/night (Thurs.), $119/night (Fri. & Sat.)
Booking Instructions: Please call the hotel directly at (585) 663-8400 and refer to "Rochester Fencing Club"

Homewood Suites Rochester / Greece
400 Center Place Drive, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 865-8534
Rooms Available: King with Pull Out Sofa: $129/night
Booking Instructions: Please call the hotel directly at (585) 865-6070 and refer to "Rochester Fencing" or use the following link:

Hampton Inn Rochester (Irondequoit)
1323 Ridge Road East, Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 339-3500
Rooms Available:2 Double Beds: $119/night
Booking Instructions: Please call the hotel directly at (585) 339-3500 and refer to "Rochester Fencing" or use the following link:

Hampton Inn Brockport
4873 Lake Road N., Brockport, NY 14420

Dollinger's Inn & Suites
4908 Lake Road South, Brockport, NY 14420



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