BCAF SIGNATURE EPEE EVENT (and Annual Animal Alliance Fundraiser)
On August 2nd 1998, the fencing community lost a great friend. During a summer competition in New Hope at the Bucks County Academy of Fencing, Bob Flynn suddenly passed away in the middle of an epee bout. His dedication to and love of fencing was an inspiration to three generations of fencers. This tournament is dedicated to his memory & contributions to the sport.
We will continue with the “Fencers eat Free at the Flynn” offer with all additional food sales being donated to Animal Alliance in Lambertville. Animal Alliance is a 501(c)3, non-profit that rescues/rehabilitates shelter cats & dogs, placing 500+ into new homes each year. AA's Planned Pethood clinic provides low cost spay/neuter/vaccines to the public. http://www.animalalliancenj.org/.
FENCERS MUST BRING A **GENEROUS** PETFOOD DONATION IN ORDER TO EAT LUNCH FOR FREE!
Fencers from all over the east coast and further have traveled in previous years to participate in this event. It has been an A-rated event for many of the past 18 years. A great event, with great fencing, and for a great cause! Please join us!
Doors open one hour before close of check-in.
Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet! Plenty of room for fencers & spectators too!
$100 Absolute GC & engraved trophy for Top Finishing Male
$100 Absolute GC & engraved trophy for Top Finishing Female
Engraved prizes for:
Top Junior Fencer
Top Cadet Fencer
Top Vet Fencer
Top Unclassified fencer
Fun prizes for:
Fencer who traveled the furthest to attend & for the fencer who carpooled with the most fencers!
Only one prize per fencer. If a fencer wins two or more categories, the next finishing fencer(s) will receive the lesser prize(s).
Join our event and fence your way through to new fencing equipment!
** 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 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. **
$35 if registered and PAID online by 09/30/17. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for FREE entry to all BCAF epee events for the 2017/18 season!
$45 if registered and PAID by midnight 10/18/17
$55 if registered and PAID after 10/18/17
$60 at the door for any walk-ins (CASH ONLY)
Use the link in your confirmation e-mail to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
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 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. We are committed to running smooth, efficient tournaments, which means that sometimes we need to limit how many people can participate. Some events also require hired 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!
MIXED EPEE: 10:00 AM check-in (closes)
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 a separate check made out to USA Fencing or use your credit card for your USA Fencing membership payment. Membership can be renewed online, as well. 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. Events may be combined by unanimous vote if there are 6 - 14 fencers in either event.
Snacks & beverages available for purchase. Pizza will be brought in for lunch at $2/slice.
Online registration closes at midnight on 10/21/17.
Late registration fees apply for walk-ins.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.