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Charter Oak Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) / Cadet Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Y10 WS, Y12 WF, and Cadet MS check-in times are changed from initially published - verify event times in "More Info" section. Now in walk-in period...RYC (Region 3) Plus Non-Regional Cadet...Read "More Info" section before e-mailing with questions
Fairfield Warde High School: Fairfield, CT
posted 07/21/2017
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Y10 WS, Y12 WF and Cadet MS close of check-in times are different than initially published. Verify your event time.

Charter Oak Region 3 RYC and Cadet (non-regional)
September 9-10, 2017

Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield CT, 06825

Free parking


Check your USFA membership status!! -- 1-year memberships expired July 31, 2017 --current USA Fencing competitive membership required. Join/renew on-line (

Follow live results at:

If interested in refereeing, e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery at


• Events are open to current USA Fencing competitive members age-eligible to fence, and to foreign fencers with current FIE license or proof of affiliation with their federation.
• Waiver required - Download waiver and present at check-in
• Check age eligibility before entering. Please DO NOT enter an event you are not eligible to compete in based on the following guidelines. Eligibility will be checked and any ineligible entries removed.


[Age Eligibility]:
Y10 Born 2007-2010
Y12 Born 2005-2008 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14 Born 2003-2006 (or on Y12 NRPS list)

Competing in RYC provides fencers with valuable competitive experience at the local/regional level and are intended to prepare you for larger national events. RYC serve as a qualifying regional path to the Summer National Championships. Regional points will be awarded only to Region 3 residents at this RYC. Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) rankings are managed by the National Office and available for viewing on the USA Fencing Website ( There are NO National Points earned at RYC events. All athletes who fence at an RYC will earn regional points based on placement. Larger fields will award more points for placement. Up to 3 RYC results will count towards an athlete’s final Regional Youth Ranking. If an athlete competes in more than 3 RYCs in their home region, their best 3 results will count. 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. A percentage of regional point holders from each region will earn qualification to the Youth NAC and Summer National Championships. Foreign fencers can compete at any RYC. If they compete out of Region they will not appear on that Region’s Point List nor will points from an outside region transfer to an athletes point total in their home region.


[Age Eligibility]:
Born 2001-2004

No regional points are awarded. 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: page 137)

Exception to Age Eligibility
-- Youth 12 – A fencer born after 2008 can fence in Y12 IF the fencer is on the National Youth 10 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
-- Youth 14 – A fencer born after 2006 can fence in Y14 IF the fencer is on the National Youth 12 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
-- Cadet (through JO’s) – A fencer born after 2004 can fence in Cadet local and regional competitions, NAC Cadet tournaments and Junior Olympic Cadet Fencing Championship and qualifying tournaments IF the fencer is on the National Youth 14 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.



-- *Registration fee is nonrefundable
-- Entry fee is determined by date of payment, not date of registration. Regular registration and payment deadline is August 31, 2017. Late on-line registrations/payments will be accepted (at late fee) until September 5, 2017.
-- Entry fee must be PAID for entry to be considered complete. Be sure you have paid and not just pre-registered. If you need to make an alternate payment arrangement, you must e-mail the organizer prior to August 31, 2017.
-- Payment at the door for walk-in registration can be made by credit card, cash, or check.

REGULAR Fee Entry/Payment period (until August 31): $30 registration* + $25/event.

LATE Fee Entry/Payment period (September 1-5 ): $60 registration* + $50/event

INCOMPLETE ENTRIES (presenting to compete on tournament day): $60 registration + $50/event + $20

WALK-IN ENTRY (September 6-10): $150/event (Credit card, cash, check)


Send refund requests to, and include a mailing address. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on August 31, 2017. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Any refunds will be net of surcharges from ask Fred and will be processed at conclusion of the tournament.

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.

• All times listed are close of check-in, and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Schedule change notifications will be sent through the FRED e-mail system and posted on this tournament home page.

• Fencing generally commences 15-30 minutes after close of check-in, or as tournament conditions permit.
• Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes.
• Venue opens at 7:00 a.m.
• Equipment check required.
• Events may be gender-mixed if there are at less than 5 fencers of either gender.
• Fencers not checked in by the posted check-in time for their event will not be permitted to compete and no refund of fees will be issued.

SATURDAY (all times are subject to change)

8:00 Y14 WF
8:00 Y14 ME
8:00 Y12 MF
8:00 Cdt WE
10:30 Y10 WS
10:30 Y10 MS
1:00 Y10 WF
1:00 Cdt MF
1:30 Y12 WS
2:00 Y12 WE
2:00 Y12 ME
4:00 Cdt WS
4:00 Y14 MS

SUNDAY (all times are subject to change)

8:00 Y14 MF
8:00 Y10 MF
8:00 Y10 WE ** canceled
8:00 Y10 ME ** canceled
8:30 Cdt ME
9:00 Y12 WF
10:30 Cdt MS
1:00 Cdt WF
1:30 Y14 WS
2:00 Y14 WE
4:00 Y12 MS


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

• USA Fencing or other foreign federation competitive membership required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To join/renew or print your membership card 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), however early to complete membership application.
• Signed waiver required, Click "Download Waiver" Complete and present at check-in.
• Age verification required for RYC either by presenting: USA Fencing card stating Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate, or other government-issued ID with photo
• Event entry is determined by 2017-18 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:

Y10 2007-2010
Y12 2004-2008 (or on Y10 NRPS* list)
Y14 2003-2006 (or on Y12 NRPS* list)
Cadet 2001-2004

*See current point standings at:


Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield CT, 06825
Parking is free.


Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear:


Armorer services will be available (for fee)


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


Bout Committee: David Sapery, George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Referee: Lisa Campi-Sapery
Armory Coordinator: Paul Szmaida


Best Western, 100 Kings Hwy Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824
Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Ln, Trumbull, CT 06611
Circle Hotel Fairfield, 417 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824


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

• 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:
RYC - Current National Youth Ranking 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 USA Fencing website at the time of the tournament will be used. Current ratings: Current point standings:
Cadet - Letter ranking with year classification. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized.

• 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.
Y8 and Y10 DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minuteperiods 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.
Y12/Y14 DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between).
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. Two third place medals awarded.
• 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.