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Magic City - RYC (Regional Youth Circuit) Jan 20, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018
Magic City-Regional Youth Circuit (Region 6) **Important-We will not accept entries at the door. **You must bring proof of age and have proof of USFA competitive membership to fence. **Equipment check open 6pm-8pm Friday Saturday doors open 7:30 am
Birmingham Fencing Club: Hoover, AL
posted 10/03/2017
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Magic City Series RYC
January 20 –January 21, 2018

Registration and Fee Deadline has been extended until January 14, 2018

Triple Registration and Fees from January 15-January 19, 2018

Birth Year Eligibility

Registration is not complete until payment is received through If you want to make alternate payment arrangements you must email the organizer at by January 14, 2018

For questions prior to the tournament, please contact:

We will be using the e-mail system to pass along information about the tournament, including close of check-in time changes. Please verify that your email address is correct and make changes if necessary. Go to then go to “MY FRED” to verify/correct your current email address.

**Important Reminders**
We will NOT accept entries at the door.
Printed Entry and Waiver form required; must be signed by parent or guardian.
You MUST have proof of age (copy of birth certificate or passport) and proof of current US Fencing competitive membership to compete** (if your USA Fencing membership card is age verified; proof of birth date is not required)
**Fencers are NOT permitted to fence in more than one event at the same time***
Bring all required gear including appropriate length socks! We will not have an equipment vendor at the tournament.
**Y10 events require #2 blades***
Tournament has been sanctioned by the Alabama Division of the US Fencing. US Fencing guidelines are strictly enforced,

Registration and Fee Deadline is January 14, 2018. Triple Registration and Fees from January 14-January 19, 2018. You are not considered pre-registered until the event fees are paid. Payment is due in advance through askFRED. Triple Fee Deadline closes January 19, 2018

**All withdraws must be received by Birmingham Fencing Club by January 19, 2018 for a refund of event fees. No-shows are not entitled to refunds. Registration fee and any askFred surcharges are non-refundable. The last day to request a refund of entry fees is January 19, 2018. Submit all refund requests to

Please be sure to include your preferred mailing address. Refunds will be processed within FOUR weeks after the tournament.

All fencers must be current USFA members, and will need to show proof of membership, either by card or listed on the USFA online database. (Alternatively, a fencer may be a member in good standing of another National Federation or a current FIE license holder.) You may renew your USFA membership online or join at the tournament. Forms will be available at the tournament as well or can be downloaded from the USFA website at If you do not have your USFA card with you when checking in, you will be required to complete a new USFA form and pay the annual fee. The form and payment will be returned to you upon proof of USFA membership subsequent to the tournament.

RYC Fencers must have a parent or guardian signature (not a coach) on their USFA membership form (if renewing or joining at the tournament) and on the tournament entry form.


For those fencing in Y10, Y12 and Y14 events you must bring all of the following:
1) "Proof of birth/age" (i.e. birth certificate or passport or age verified USA Fencing Card)
2) Your valid US Fencing membership card or proof of current competitive membership.
3) A printout of the signed waiver below, attached or from our website:; must be signed by parent or legal guardian.
Equipment checks at the armory table will include mask, mask cords, gloves, body cords and lames prior to competition per RYC requirements.

There will be weight/shim tests for all weapons brought onto the fencing strip.

Proper attire required. You MUST wear a plastron. No sweatpants will be permitted. Standard fencing uniforms cannot have any rips tears or holes. Socks must conform US Fencing Association rules

Tournament will be held at Birmingham Fencing Club, 1581 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 109, Hoover, AL 35216
Phone: 205-823-4448

For questions prior to the tournament, please contact:

Event Information:

All events will be separated by gender to comply with US Fencing qualification paths unless there is only one fencer of either gender. In that case the men's and women's event will be combined in that age group.

Please see the askFRED "who is coming" page for event days and times.

Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 7:30 A.M. Armory Check and Registration will open At 8:00 A.M. Fencing should begin approximately 15-30 minutes after the close of registration for each event.

$30.00 Registration fee
$25.00 Entry fee per event

Payment is due in advance through askFRED.
Please be sure to include your preferred mailing address. Refunds will be processed within FOUR weeks after the tournament.


If your registration is rejected on askFRED for age and you are on the NRP list for the next lower age group, email for assistance in processing your entry.

Awards: 1st thru 8th place.
If men’s and women’s events are combined for any age groups and/or weapons, there will be separate awards to the top 3 men and the top 3 women of each age group, based on their placement in the mixed event. There will be no fence off for third place in any event.

All USFA rules apply. At the end of each bout, fencers are required to review and sign pool sheets and DE slips before leaving the strip. USFA rules will be enforced throughout the competition.

Venue: Birmingham Fencing Club.
For driving directions, go to

If you are having trouble finding the venue on the day of the tournament, call (205)515-3902 or the Club (205)823-4448.

There are many places to eat nearby, including Shipley Donuts, Golden Corral, Chick-Fil-A, Golden Rule BBQ, Mr. Chen’s, and Starbucks

Our host hotel is Hampton Inn Hoover-Galleria located at 4520 Galleria Boulevard, Hoover, Alabama 35244 USA. It is about 3 miles from the venue.
Tel: +1-205-380-3300
Fax: +1-205-380-3301
Follow the link below to reserve a room:
Hampton Inn rates start at $110.00 per night and the group listing is Birmingham Fencing Club.

For additional information on the Birmingham Fencing Club and a full schedule of our tournaments for this season, please visit our website at

Youth 10 fencers MUST have fenced in at least one RYC to be eligible to enter any NAC Youth Tournament or Summer Nationals in July.

Y10 fencers must use blades that are no longer than 32.5 inches (i.e., blades that are designated a "0" or "2" under the internationally recognized lengths). Weapon length will be tested prior to competition.

Tournament Format:

Tournament format will be pools to five points, used to establish seeding to the direct elimination (DE). DE bouts will be conducted as they are at a NAC. For Y10-10 point bouts (two 3 minute periods with a 1 minute rest between periods). Y12 and Y14, the DE bouts are 15 touches (three 3-minute periods, with a 1-minute rest between periods).

Entry Form and Waiver:

Club____________________________ / / Male / / Female
________________________________ Division_________________________
Birth Date ___________Age________ USFA Number_________________

Foil - rating and year _____
Epee - rating and year_____
Sabre - rating and year_____

Event (indicate applicable fee-fee per event is $25.00):

Men's Y10 Foil - $_____
Women's Y10 Foil - $_____
Men's Y10 Epee - $_____
Women's Y10 Epee - $_____
Men's Y10 Sabre - $_____
Women's Y10 Sabre - $_____

Men's Y12 Foil - $_____ Women's Y12 Foil - $_____
Men's Y12 Epee - $_____ Women's Y12 Epee - $_____
Men's Y12 Sabre - $_____
Women's Y12 Sabre - $_____

Men's Y14 Foil - $_____ Women's Y14 Foil - $_____
Men's Y14 Epee - $_____
Women's Y14 Epee- $____
Men’s Y14 Sabre- $_____ Women's Y14 Sabre - $____


TOTAL FEES - $________

I hereby waive and release all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Birmingham Fencing Club, the United States Fencing Association, the officials, managers, sponsors, and other participants from any and all liabilities arising from illness, losses, injuries or damages I may suffer as a result of my participation in this fencing tournament. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this competition. I further waive all rights to any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other recording of this event for any purpose.

Signature (if under 18, parent or guardian must sign) _______________________________________________________Date____________

Consent for Medical Treatment
I understand and appreciate that participation in the sport of fencing carries a risk to me of serious injury, including permanent paralysis or death. I give my consent to representatives of the Birmingham Fencing Club to obtain medical care from physicians, clinics or hospitals for any illness and/or injury that could arise during this fencing tournament.
Name of Person to contact in an emergency

Signature (if under 18, parent or guardian must sign) __________________________________________
Phone No._______