DURKAN ROOSTER ROC DIV 1A
Div IA: Born 2004 or before (or on the Junior National Rolling Points List), any rating
REFEREES: If interested in refereeing, e-mail Abdel Abdel Aziz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COMMUNICATIONS: Important tournament information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. Take time to verify that your FRED profile contains an up-to-date e-mail address (Log in and check MyFRED).
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave
South Hackensack NJ 07606
Conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, near NJ routes 46, 17, 21 and I-80 and I-95. **Some GPS and Google Maps show us as GARFIELD NJ, this is the same location. There is a Powerhouse gym in the front of the building, we are located around the back of the building. There is ample free parking in the back.
For detailed directions and more information about the tournament at DFA please visit: https://www.durkanfencing.com/roc/
REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT
ROC events function as qualifiers to the National Championships Division I-A, Division II and Veteran Categories, and may qualify fencers to other events, depending upon classification and status. ROC points will be awarded to 40% of the competitive field at this tournament. An athlete can fencer at any ROC and may earn points at any ROC. The USFA Athlete Handbook contains detailed information on qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.
ROC tournaments are open to current USFA competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions and to foreign fencers with current FIE licenses; however, foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in USA Fencing National Championship events. In the event that a foreign fencer finishes within the qualifying group, the foreign fencer will be skipped and only the highest-finishing eligible domestic fencers will qualify.
Qualification Path to Nationals from the Vet ROCs
Fence in your weapon event(s) at any Regional Open Circuit during the current season.
Qualification Path to Nationals from the D1A ROCs
Be on the current seasons Div1A ROC Regional point standings, OR
Be in Top 8 of the current season Div 2 ROC Regional point standings
Regional Points Top 40% of the competitive field will earn ROC points. The ROC point standings are not used for seeding National level tournaments. ROC points are considered seasonal.
================REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
Tournament fees must be PAID for entry to be complete (your entry is incomplete until payment (or payment arrangement) is made). Fees are based on the guidelines listed below. Payment is made via AskFRED (If you prefer to make alternate payment arrangements you MUST e-mail the organizer prior to September 23, 2017 for payment instructions)
Regular entry period (until September 23, 2017): $30 registration fee plus $40/event (registration fee is nonrefundable)
Late entry period (September 23-30, 2017): $60 registration fee plus $80/event
For refund of event fees, withdrawals must be received no later than the Monday two weeks before the first day of the tournament. Registration and askFRED fees are nonrefundable. Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks following the tournament. To submit refund request: Notify email@example.com, and include mailing address.
On tournament day, fencers who fail to check-in at the registration desk before the posted close of check-in time for their event will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees.
================SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES (subject to change):
Fencers not checked in at posted close of check-in time will not be permitted to fence and no refund of fees given. Fencers must check-in each day they compete. We strongly encourage you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration.
SATURDAY October 21st 2017
8:00 Men's Foil
1:00 Women's Epee
3:45 Men's Sabre
SUNDAY October 22nd 2017
8:00 Men's Epee
1:00 Women's Foil
3:45 Women's Sabre
(NOTE: Times are subject to change based on registrations, please check askFred prior to event)
Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USA Fencing and its sponsors, New Jersey Division of USA Fencing, Durkan Fencing Academy, Safer Development, volunteers, tournament staff, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Durkan Fencing Academy 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 the tournament organizers and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee. Durkan Fencing Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
Entry is determined by 2017-18 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions: Div I-A (any rating): Born 2004 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List
USFA rules apply (http://usfencing.org/resources/documents/usfa-rulebook)
Full USFA regulation uniform is required. Electric bib required in foil events.
Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords.
The USFA Athlete Handbook (http://www.usfencing.org/athletehandbook) contains detailed information on ROC qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.
Results posted at the venue and on FRED are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.
Current USA Fencing competitive membership, FIE, or other foreign federation membership, required. Note that all memberships expire on July 31st, so if you have not renewed since July 31st you are not a current member. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To print your USFA membership card 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. Cash or Check ONLY for USFA membership fee payments.
TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN
Venue opens at 7 a.m. each morning.
Fencers are required to check in each day they compete
Fencers are required to have equipment checked (only required once if fencing more than one day)
Present to registration desk with fencing federation membership card (USA Fencing, FIE, or foreign federation). To print your USFA membership card visit: https://member.usfencing.org/
Arrive early to allow time for equipment check. Equipment will be inspected and marked (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). 800N Saber Glove is Mandatory. Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC. Names not required on uniforms.
Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment sales.
Food and beverage concessions will be available from the Simply Delicious Food Truck (CASH ONLY)
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave
South Hackensack NJ 07606
Conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, near NJ routes 46, 17, 21 and I-80 and I-95. **Some GPS and Google Maps show us as GARFIELD NJ, this is the same location. There is a Powerhouse gym in the front of the building, we are located around the back of the building. There is ample free parking in the back. For detailed directions please visit: http://www.durkanfencing.com/contact
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Bout Committee: Rasha Abdellatif and Amy Durkan
Referee Coordinator/Head Referee: Abdel Abdelaziz
Head Armorer: Paul Szmaida, Armory services available (for fee)
USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). 800N Saber Glove is Mandatory. Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC.
Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk. Fencers are responsible for ensuring arrival at the strip with working equipment.
Uniforms (jacket, pants, knee-high socks, fencing glove): Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tear, or holes. Warm-up pants or jeans are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm.
Plastrons (underarm protectors): Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform
Chest Protector: Required for females
Masks: 12K punch test; sewn in bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required
Blades: Standard blade length of 30-35 permitted. Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords when reporting to the strip.
Weapon Handle: Any attachment to a weapons handle must fix the hand in one position such that the top of the thumb is no more than 2 cm from the inner surface of the guard.
Names on Uniforms: Not required.
Top 40% of the competitive field will earn Div1A ROC points
Ratings can be awarded.
SEEDING: Letter ranking/ year. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized within each classification.
Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used (ratings on FRED at not official). It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to this date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event. Current ratings: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698125-current-membership-listing. Current point standings: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695476-current-point-standings.
One preliminary round of pools (5-touch/3 minute bouts), then all fencers advance to direct elimination round (15 touch/9-minute bouts.). DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
There is no fence-off for third place.
Medals awarded to Top 8.
Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee (BC) 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 DURING TOURNAMENT:
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.
Everybody taking part in or present at a fencing competition must remain orderly and must not disturb the smooth running of the competition. At no time is anyone allowed to criticize the Officials or their decisions, to insult them or to attempt to influence them in any way. Coaches and spectators are allowed to give advice to fencers, but in all situations, coaches and spectators must not disturb the order of the bout. The referee and/or the Bout Committee can decide to expel from the competition venue, with or without warning, any person who by gesture, attitude or language disturbs the good order or smooth running of the tournament.
================================ABOUT DURKAN FENCING ACADEMY =================================
Our fencing gym features custom 9-layer Fencing Floor; 18 FIE Grounded Strips; 4 Olympic Strips; Full HVAC (heating/cooling). Our facility includes full locker rooms with showers, parents lounge, classroom, and Wi-Fi. Our Mission is to provide the highest quality fencing instruction, in an environment that inspires creativity, confidence, self-discipline and excellence in all areas of life. We provide the best fencing experience at all levels in the Tri-State area. We strive for excellence in fencing education in a family oriented atmosphere. Our state-of-the art facility offers personalized training in Foil, Ιpιe and Sabre fencing. The Durkan program was developed with Olympic Coaches and exercise physiologists. Durkan Fencing Academy wants to give each member a program suited to his or her age, training level and personal fencing goals. This is why we offer training packages designed to give each fencer an edge.
Our students include:
Men's Foil Team National Champion
NCAA Finalists in Foil, Epee and Sabre
Sabre Cadet World Champion Medalist
Sabre Veteran World Champion
Sabre Cadet National Team Member
Foil and Sabre Junior National Team Members
Sabre Junior Team National Championship