NO WALK INS ALLOWED AT THIS TOURNAMENT. Preregistration without completing payment does not mean you can walk in.
The D1A/D2/Bill Hall's Vet Challenge ROC is sanctioned by USA Fencing.
Boston Fencing Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Eligible Birth Years
D1A/D2 - 2004 or earlier
Vet - 1978 or earlier
Division 1A/II � those born after 2004 must be on the National Junior Point Standings. If you qualify to compete based on this please notify the organizer to enter the event.
Registration and Payment
Registration is through askFRED.net. Payment must be made via Askfred.net. Registration is not complete until payment is made. The regular fee registration period is open and ends on 2/9/18. The double-fee registration period begins on 2/10/18 and ends on 2/16/18. Triple registration period begins on 2/17/17 and ends on 2/23/18. Registrations will not be accepted through askFRED after 2/23/18. If your entry is listed as an "incomplete" on FRED's list, you are not registered and incomplete registrations will be deleted after the last deadline.
October 1, 2017 - February 9, 2018
Regular Period Registration fee: $30
Regular Period Fee per Event: $40
February 10, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Double-Fee Period Registration fee: $60
Double-Fee Period Event fee: $80
February 17, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Triple-Fee Period Registration fee: $90
Triple-Fee Period Event fee: $120
Registration fees will not be refunded. There are no exceptions. For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received in writing no later than February 16. After February 16, there will be no refunds of event fee. Refunds are processed within 4-6 weeks following the tournament.
Avoid network issues on askfred and register early. We are not responsible if you are unable to register just before the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS, for any reason, will be made for inability to pay before stated deadlines.
Boston Fencing Club
100 Holton Street
Boston, MA 02135
Parking is available in the main lot at the front of the building as well as the side lot (in same area as fire vehicles) and in the back.
For your convenience, there is a super market plaza immediately across the street which includes a McDonalds and a Japanese restaurant. Also within walking distance are sandwich shops and other restaurants.
Host Hotel Info
Holiday Inn Express
385 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451
781 890 2800
Group Name: Boston Fencing Club- Region 3 Roc
Dates Group discount is available:
Group Rate: $95.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night, March 1, 2 and 3, 2018
Cutoff Date: February 1, 2018
For guests that do not want to book online, please contact the reservations office at (877) 213-6796 to make reservation. State the name of the group to receive the discounted rate. If guests require any special room accommodations, they must state at the time making reservation. If any guests would like to reserve nights outside of the group block or have any questions making a reservation, please contact Lisa Wowianko directly.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to avoid delays and long waits, event times may be modified depending on number of entries. If an event time is changed, you will be emailed; however, you should continue to monitor askfred to ensure you know the correct time for your event.
NO exceptions will be made for inability to register on time.
Tentative Schedule of events (times may be changed depending on entries):
1:00 - D1AME
1:00 - VMS
3:00 - VWF
3:00 - D2MF
3:00 - D2WE
4:00 - D1AWS
08:00 - D2ME
08:30 - D1AWF
09:00 - D2WS
12:00 - VMF
12:00 - VWE
2:00 - D1AMS
08:00 - D1AMF
08:30 - VWS
12:30 - D1AWE
1:00 - D2WF
3:30 - VME
3:30 - D2MS
Please note that event times listed are the CLOSE of registration. Fencers are required to be checked in (NOT WALKING IN) by this time. Fencing will typically begin shortly after registration closes. It is recommended you leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events. Arriving at the venue at least 1 hour before the close of your registration is suggested.
Fencers must check-in each day by close of registration for their event that day.
Please be prepared to show your current competitive USFA membership card, FIE license, or proof of foreign federation membership; Government Issued ID: Passport, Birth Certificate, or USFA membership card with YOB verified) AND a signed waiver which can be downloaded from this event site on who's coming page. CANADIAN fencers must have a USFA membership profile. Please ensure you are a USFA foreign fencer member before the event.
Fencers may only fence in one event per day. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion of the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers.
Format and Seeding
The Bout Committee must use the current rating and points information found on the USFA website for seeding purposes. Please verify that your rating and point standings are correct with the USFA, and contact the National Office to resolve any discrepancies prior to February 23.
Seeding by classification is determined by USFA Letter Ranking with year classification. Athletes of the same classification/year will be seeded randomly within their criteria.
Live tournament seeding and results will be posted on http://www.bostonfencingclub.org under announcements
It is the athletes responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any registration discrepancies before the close of check-in for the event. (i.e., wrong club, wrong rating, misspelled name, etc.) This information comes directly from askFRED; therefore, fencers should make sure their FRED profiles are up-to-date! PLEASE NOTE USFA classifications are downloaded from the USFA membership database NOT askfred.
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. This includes the mandatory use of knickers, long socks, and underarm protectors. Names are NOT required to be on the uniform.
CONDUCTIVE FOIL BIBS ARE REQUIRED. As of August 1st, 2012, all tournaments nationwide will be required to use the conductive foil bib.
The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (foil/sabre), sabre cuffs, mask cords, body cords, and gloves. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked, and referees will be checking for these marks prior to the start of fencing. Equipment Check is required for all competitors, with no exceptions.
Weapons check in will be open each day at 7:00 am. Fencers need only have their equipment checked once for the duration of the tournament.
Blue Gauntlet will be on site for equipment purchases.
Preregistration opens on 10/1/2017.
Preregistration closes on 02/23/2018.
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