This event is sanctioned by USA Fencing's New Jersey Division. Open to fencers born 2004 or earlier. Medals and classifications will be awarded.
On August 6th, 2016, the Bucks County Academy of Fencing suffered the sudden and unexpected loss of one of the longest established members of our coaching staff, Mitch Davis. After starting fencing in high school, Mitch joined the BCAF as a student in the mid 1980ís and had been a member of the BCAF coaching staff for over 25 years. He was a kind and caring man who inspired his students with his infectious enthusiasm.
Additionally, Mitch was an avid Revolutionary War historian and re-enactor. His passion for both fencing and history touched many lives in both communities and sparked a life-long interest in many young people.
With this competition, we honor his memory.
Doors open one hour before close of check-in. Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet!
10 minute walk on scenic tow path to historic Lambertville full of shops & dining!
IN ORDER TO KEEP ACCEPTING ENTRY FEES AT THE DOOR AND TO HELP KEEP THE NUMBER OF NO-SHOWS TO A MINIMUM, BCAF WILL BE INSTITUTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON:
BCAF-Lambertville Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so a second time, you will not be able to pre-register for BCAF events for the remainder of the season. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
Q. Why are you instituting this policy?
A. Our space is now limited and we are committed to running smooth, efficient tournaments, which means that we are required to limit how many people can participate. We also are required to hire referees and they have to be paid whether or not the registered number of fencers show up. Also, if you pre-register and then don't show up, you are often keeping somebody else from fencing, which just isn't fair. We do understand that an unavoidable circumstance can happen (sickness, family emergency, etc.) which prevent you from showing up, which is why we allow you to miss ONCE without a penalty.
Q. What happens if I can no longer pre-register because I've done so in the past and not shown up?
A. Well, just that. You can no longer pre-register via askFRED. That's the only penalty. You are still welcome to fence the events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door and paying the walk-in fee. Some of our tournaments are very popular and if the tournament is full you probably won't be able to fence. If an event is not full, you can email the organizer, who may be able to add you at their discretion. NO guarantees though!
BCAF Waiting-list policy:
Pre-registration limited to first 48 fencers (32 men and 16 women). If the pre-registration is full, send the organizer an email (email@example.com) with your name, club, and member number. You will be put on the waiting list and notified by a confirmation e-mail from askFRED if space opens up. If you do not yet have an account with askFRED, please create one, so that the organizer can add you manually. Maximum numbers may be adjusted to accommodate as many fencers as possible without double-flighting.
**$40 for fencers registering on askFRED by 3/14/17. BALANCE DUE AT DOOR (CASH ONLY).
***Exact change is always appreciated***
Use the link in your confirmation e-mail or write to the organizers to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
$50 at the door for late registrations (after 3/14/17) and walk-ins (CASH ONLY).
A-rated fencers get a $10 discount!
MEN'S FOIL: 10:00 AM check-in (closes)
WOMEN'S FOIL: 10:00 AM check-in (closes)
Directions can be found at: http://www.bcaf.com/contact_lambertville.html
**Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by BCAF. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USA Fencing and its sponsors, BCAF, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to BCAF 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. **
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card or have proof that payment has been made. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at usfencing.org or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Please have separate checks made out to "USA Fencing" or use your credit card for your USA Fencing membership payment. Membership can also be renewed online. If you renew online, please print out your new card or payment receipt to show at the registration desk.
All fencers are expected to wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT will be at the discretion of the meet manager and announced prior to the start of the event. If separate men's and women's events are scheduled, they may be combined if there are fewer than six fencers in either event.
Snacks & beverages available for purchase. Pizza will be brought in for lunch at $2/slice.
USA Fencing's New Jersey Division information at http://www.njfencing.org.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to be put on the waiting list.