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The Garden State RYC + Y8/Cadet (Region 3) Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
VENUE CHANGE to Gill St. Bernard's School. SCHEDULE CHANGE: Y8 Mixed Sabre - 12pm Y8 Mixed Epee - 3pm Y10 Women's Foil - 3pm We are in the double fee registration period. NO POINTS for Y8 / Cadet events. Please read "more info" page for more info.
Gill St. Bernard's School: Gladstone, NJ
posted 09/20/2017
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The Garden State RYC has changed locations, and will be held at Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, NJ. Please note: different GPS models find the school in different ways. If a street number is necessary, use 25 St. Bernard's Road - this will place you opposite one of the school's entrances. Additionally, some GPS models require the town to be entered as Far Hills rather than Gladstone.

Schedule Change:
Y8 Mixed Sabre - 12pm
Y8 Mixed Epee - 3pm
Y10 Women's Foil - 3pm

Garden State RYC + Y8/Cadet - Region 3
Presented by Hub City Fencing Academy
Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018

Referees: If interested in a reffing position, please email our head ref,

From US Fencing, "In Cadet there will be no points awarded but we will update classification changes. Unfortunately, we start at Y10 so Y8 would not be processed." These events are not part of the points system of the RYC. They are add-on events.

Regular entry fee deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, March 9th. Online payment required to complete entry. If the fencer registers for the event without paying online, registration is considered incomplete. If the fees are not paid online by 3/9 even if the fencer is registered before then, the late fees will apply when they are paid online on 3/10 or later. The last day to register online is Wednesday, 3/21. Walk-in registration on the day of your event is available. Incomplete online registrations will be considered walk-ins. Please pay early to avoid the late fees!

Regular Period Registration fee: $30
Regular Period Fee per Event: $25
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: Friday, March 9th.

Withdraw Deadline for Refund: March 9th, 2018
(Only event fees are refundable, not the registration fees)

Late Fee Entry Period: March 9th-21st, 2016
Late Fee Period Registration fee: $60
Late Fee Period Fee per Event: $50

Walk-In Period Registration fee: $90
Walk-In Period Fee per Event: $75

Withdrawals must be received by the posted deadline. All withdrawals must be received by Hub City Fencing Academy via email by the posted withdrawal deadline of 3/9 for a refund of event fees. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Email notification may be sent to Please include your name, mailing address and the event(s) from which you are requesting to withdraw. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the posted withdraw deadline. Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks after the tournament.

Events with fewer than 5 entrants will be mixed gender.

Schedule of Events (Subject to change so please check here and your email the day before your event to confirm the correct close of registration time. Arriving 1 hour early is recommended to allow for lines at registration and equipment check before warming up)

8am close of registration
Y12 Men's & Women's Sabre
Cadet Men's Sabre
Y8 Mixed Sabre
Y8 Mixed Epee
Y8 Mixed Foil

12pm close of registration
Cadet Men's Epee
Cadet Women's Epee
Y12 Women's Foil
Y12 Men's Foil

3pm close of registration
Cadet Men's Foil
Cadet Women's Sabre
Cadet Women's Foil
Y12 Men's & Women's Epee

8am close of registration
Y10 Men's & Women's Sabre
Y14 Men's & Women's Foil

12pm close of registration
Y10 Men's & Women's Foil
Y14 Men's & Women's Sabre

3pm close of registration
Y14 Men's & Women's Epee
Y10 Men's & Women's Epee

Age Categories:
Youth 8: Born in 2009-2012
Youth 10: 2007-2010
Youth 12: 2005-2008, or on Youth 10 NRP List
Youth 14: 2003-2006, or on Youth 12 NRP List
Cadet: 2001-2004

RYCs are a qualification path to Summer Nationals, but all youth fencers should consider attending at least one per season whether they intend to compete at Nationals or not. Why? Because it will acclimate them to how larger events such as SYCs, NACs, and Nationals feel and are run. They'll get to experience fencing against peers from other parts of the country, a unique opportunity!

Venue Information:
Gill St. Bernard's
25 St. Bernard's Road
Gladstone, New Jersey 07934

Parking: Parking is available in two parking lots and along roads on campus. Look for RYC signs to find gyms.

Equipment from Absolute Fencing Gear will be for sale. Concession stand will be open during tournament.

USA Fencing Membership:
Competitive membership to USA Fencing is required. Please bring proof of membership when you check in. Sign up here in advance:

USFA Age verification is required either by presenting: USFA card stating Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate, or other government-issued ID with photo.

Liability waiver: Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by Hub City Fencing Academy. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, Hub City Fencing Academy, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Hub City 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 Hub City Fencing Academy and the USFA. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.

Equipment Requirements:

This USFA tournament will be governed by USFA rules. All fencers must wear thick socks to the knee, knickers (fencing pants), a plastron, chest protection (women), a jacket, a lame (foil/sabre), a mask (electric for sabre/foil) and a glove (electric glove or cuff for sabre). Bring 2 electric weapons and 2 sets of body/mask cords. Visor masks are not permitted. Y10 fencers must fence with #0 or #2 blades (blades cannot be longer than 32 inches). USFA rules apply.

Equipment check for masks, lames, jackets, gloves, sabre cuffs, and body/mask cords will be open at 7am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday.

Information below provided by USA Fencing:

RYC tournaments are held throughout the season, similar to the Super Youth Circuit tournaments. There are no national points awarded at Regional Youth competitions. These competitions are one of the possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March NAC and the Y10, Y12 and Y14 USA Fencing National Championships.

A Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) is in place to recognize participation and accomplishment of developing athletes at the regional level and will serve as a qualification path to the Summer National Championships. Rankings will be managed by the National Office and available for viewing on the USA Fencing Website under Rankings, Current Rankings, Regional. These rankings are regional only and ARE NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE NATIONAL ROLLING POINT STANDINGS. All athletes who have fenced at an RYC will earn points based on placement. Larger fields will award more points for placement. 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. For more details on this initiative, refer to the Regional Youth Recognition Initiative document here:

NAC/Nationals Qualification through the RYC points list:

The RYC tournament serves as a qualifying path for Y10 and Y12 fencers to the Youth NAC and for Y10, Y12 and Y14 fencers to the Summer National Championships.

Youth NAC: Y10 and Y12 fencers must participate in at least one RYC or SYC tournament prior to the regular registration deadline for the March/April Youth NAC in order to be considered eligible to compete. RYCs that take place before the Youth NAC but after the regular registration deadline will NOT be considered for meeting eligibility requirement for the Youth NAC. Y14 registration for this NAC is open and has no pre-tournament requirements.

Summer National Championships:

Youth 10 Championships: Be on their region's Y10 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships

Youth 12 Championships - Be in the top 65% of their region's Y12 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships

Youth 14 Championships - Be in the top 30% of their region's Y14 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships