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SabreCave XXIII: RYC, RJC, ROC (D1A, D2, VET) Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
All of our events this year are regional qualifier events! Youth, Junior, Div1A, Div 2, and Vet! The ultimate Sabre Tournament! Awards and Replay equipment supplied by Absolute Fencing Gear
NYTEX Sports Arena: North Richland Hills, TX
posted 08/26/2017
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Cutting Edge Fencing Announces the 23rd Anniversary of SabreCave - this year designated by USA Fencing as Regional Youth Circuit, Regional Junior Circuit and Regional Open Circuit (Div1A, Div2 and VET) events. Thank you to our Headline Sponsor Absolute Fencing Gear for supplying awards and replay equipment for this event!

    NYTEX Sports Centre
    8851 Ice House Dr
    North Richland Hills, TX 76180
    The venue has complimentary wi-fi access throughout the building.

All competitors will receive a free entry to the Fort Worth Brahmas Hockey Game held on the evening of December 17th!

Closest Airport

Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth:
    Perot Museum of Science
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Hurricane Harbor
    6 Flags Over Texas
    Dallas Zoo
    Allen, TX, Premium Outlet Stores
    Grapevine Mills Outlet Stores
    Fort Worth Stockyards

    This is a National Qualifier for Youth 10, 12, Y14, Junior, Division 1A, Division 2 and Veteran events. Fencers must show proof they are COMPETITIVE members of the USFA. Junior Events are qualifiers for BOTH Junior Olympics and July Challenge (Summer Nationals).

Special Notes about Birth Year vs National Points List to determine Eligibility:
    SabreCave XXII 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. For example, if you are born in 2002, you may only enter JUNIOR if you are on the Cadet National Points List for the same weapon.

Awards will be given to the top four finishers in each event.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS-Close of registration time listed (all events are Saber, obviously!)
    RYC Y10 Men's Sabre| Sun |8:30 *
    RYC Y10 Women's Sabre| Sun |8:30 *

    RYC Y12 Men's Sabre| Sat |8:00 *
    RYC Y12 Women's Sabre| Sat |8:00 *

    RYC Y14 Men's Sabre| Sun |11:00
    RYC Y14 Women's Sabre| Sun |13:00

    RJC Junior Men's Sabre| Sat |12:30
    RJC Junior Women's Sabre| Sat |13:00

    ROC Vet Men's Sabre| Sun |8:30
    ROC Vet Women's Sabre| Sun |13:30

    ROC D2 Men's Sabre| Sun |14:30
    ROC D2 Women's Sabre| Sun |11:00

    ROC D1A Men's Sabre| Sat |15:30
    ROC D1A Women's Sabre| Sat |9:30

    * Y10 and Y12 events may be fenced as mixed rather than gender separated, depending upon registrations, subject to the Regional Youth Circuit Guidelines

    STOP!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS!!!!!!!!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 contact the organizers for additional registration information.

    Early Bird Registration
      Before 5:00 PM CST September 1, 2017
        Registration: $15
        Note registration and event fees associated with an Early Bird Registration are NONREFUNDABLE

    Regular Registration
      Before 11:59 PM CST November 18, 2017
        Registration: $30
        Event Fees: $40

    Late Registration
      Before 11:59 PM CST November 30, 2017
        Registration Fee Triple: $90
        Event Fees Triple: $120

    Onsite registration, Triple Fees and an additional $200.

Registration fee is not refundable. Last day to request refund of entry fees is November 18, 2017. Event fees associated with an Early Bird Registration are NON-REFUNDABLE. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. Refund request should be sent

Registration is not complete until payment is made.

    Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tears, or holes. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm. Names on uniforms are not required.
    Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform; women must wear chest protector.
    Mask: 12K punch test. Sewn-in or channel (Leon Paul X-change style) bib. Elastic strap at back of mask is required.
    Cords, lame, cuff, mask subject to standard electrical resistance checks.
    800N FIE Grade Glove is required for all events!
    Current USA Fencing Regulations regarding on-guard position and timings will be used)

    All events will be one round of pools with 100% promotion to direct eliminations. Pools of 6 or 7 (whenever possible; however, equal pools sizes should be used per RYC guidelines) with 100% of the fencers promoted to a DE tableau. No fence off for 3rd place.
    For Y10 and Veteran direct elimination bouts are 10 touch bouts (2 three minute periods with 1 minute break in between). During the 1 minute break, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.
    For Y12, Y14, Junior, and Senior events, DE bouts are 15 touch bouts (3 three minute periods with a 1 minute break between). During the 1 minute breaks, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.

Bout Committee
Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair

Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer

Referee Cadre
David Sierra - Referee Coordinator