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2018 Rain City Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Rain City SYC! This annual event attracts attracts a strong field of youth fencers from across the country and Canada. Come fence for national points in our state-of-the-art facility!
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 10/05/2017
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Rain City Fencing Center Super Youth Circuit
April 27-30, 2018
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Rain City Super Youth Circuit! SYCs are national point events for all youth age groups. Fencers from all over the US and Canada are expected to compete.

For the most current information on the SYC, visit

Event T-shirts may be pre-ordered online at

Live results can be found at:

---------- Schedule by Weapon ----------
Y10 Men's Epee - Sunday 1:00 PM
Y12 Men's Epee - Saturday 9:00 AM
Y14 Men's Epee - Friday 9:00 AM

Y10 Women's Epee - Monday 2:00 PM
Y12 Women's Epee - Sunday 1:00 PM
Y14 Women's Epee - Monday 12:00 PM

Y10 Men's Foil - Saturday 9:00 AM
Y12 Men's Foil - Sunday 9:00 AM
Y14 Men's Foil - Monday 9:00 AM

Y10 Women's Foil - Friday 9:00 AM
Y12 Women's Foil - Saturday 2:00 PM
Y14 Women's Foil - Friday 2:00 PM

Y10 Men's Saber - Saturday 4:00 PM
Y12 Men's Saber - Sunday 12:00 PM
Y14 Men's Saber - Friday 12:00 PM

Y10 Women's Saber - Saturday 11:00 AM
Y12 Women's Saber - Sunday 4:00 PM
Y14 Women's Saber - Monday 2:00 PM

---------- Schedule by Day ----------
Friday 4/27/2018
9:00 AM - Y10 Women's Foil
9:00 AM - Y14 Men's Epee
12:00 PM - Y14 Men's Saber
2:00 PM - Y14 Women's Foil

Saturday 4/28/2018
9:00 AM - Y10 Men's Foil
9:00 AM - Y12 Men's Epee
11:00 AM - Y10 Women's Saber
2:00 PM - Y12 Women's Foil
4:00 PM - Y10 Men's Saber

Sunday 4/29/2018
9:00 AM - Y12 Men's Foil
12:00 PM - Y12 Men's Saber
1:00 PM - Y10 Men's Epee
1:00 PM - Y12 Women's Epee
4:00 PM - Y12 Women's Saber

Monday 4/30/2018
9:00 AM - Y14 Men's Foil
12:00 PM - Y14 Women's Epee
2:00 PM - Y10 Women's Epee
2:00 PM - Y14 Women's Saber

---------- Registration Information ----------

Entry fees will vary depending on when you make your payment:

On or before March 31, 2018 (at 11:59pm PDT):
- $30 registration fee
- $40 per event

After March 31, 2018 (at 11:59pm PDT), triple fees will apply:
- $90 registration fee
- $120 per event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid at time of registration. Payment should be made on AskFRED when you register.

Registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds of event fees can be requested at Please do not cancel your preregistration on AskFRED first; doing so will delay the refund process!

Refunds must be requested at and necessary information provided no later than two weeks after the event. No refunds will be issued after May 13th, 2018.

All fencers must bring the attached waiver signed by the fencer and their parent or guardian.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:

---------- Venue Information ----------

The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 747-6300

For directions, see

---------- Tournament Rules ----------

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination (10-touch for Y10, 15-touch for Y12 and Y14), no fence-off for third.

Fencers may not fence in two simultaneous events under any circumstances. Fencers who do not report to strip after their third call will be scratched from the event.

Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event.

All fencers must be current competitive members of USA Fencing or their national federation. Foreign fencers must have a USFA membership number, which can be obtained for free by signing up for a "foreign membership" on

Full regulation uniform according to USA Fencing rules is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.

Masks with electric bibs are required for all foil events. All saber fencers must wear 800N gloves.

For epee, a conductive surface can ground out the opponent's weapon. Epee fencers may NOT wear electric foil masks. Two-weapon fencers must have two masks, or a mask with an exchangeable bib.

For Youth-10 events, a 30" or 32" blade is required. For Youth-12 and Youth-14 events, a standard 30"-35" blade is permitted.

---------- Age Eligibility ----------

Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:

Youth-10: Born in 2007 through 2010
Youth-12: Born in 2005 through 2008
Youth 14: Born in 2003 through 2006

Fencers with Youth-10 national points are eligible to fence in the Youth-12 events.
Fencers with Youth-12 national points are eligible to fence in the Youth-14 events.

If your USA Fencing membership card does not indicate "DOB: VERIFIED", please bring a form of government-issued ID or photocopy of a birth certificate for age verification.

---------- Event Seeding ----------

Fencer classifications, club and division affiliations, and national point rankings will be validated against the USA Fencing membership database as of April 24, 2018. It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to that date. No classification or club affiliation changes will be made at the event.

In all events, all ranked fencers (those possessing national points) will be seeded ahead of unranked fencers, regardless of classification. All unranked fencers will be seeded by classification letter and year.

---------- Equipment Check ----------

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, body cords, gloves, and foil/saber mask cords. Equipment check hours are:

Thursday: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am until the last event finishes
Sunday: 7:30am until the last event finishes
Monday: 7:30am - 3:00pm

During the morning equipment checks, we will only check equipment for the events starting in the morning. Equipment check for later events will be available after the morning events have started.

---------- Nearby Hotels ----------

For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, following hotels are located near the venue:

Host hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
$103/night, must book by April 6, 2018

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
$123/night, includes breakfast, must book by April 13, 2018

Other nearby hotels:

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004

---------- Shuttle ----------

A free shuttle will be running between Rain City and the Courtyard throughout the competition. Guests staying at the Fairfield, Courtyard, and Residence Inn (all three hotels are adjacent to each other) are encouraged to take the shuttle to avoid the tight parking situation at Rain City. Look for the sign indicating the meeting point in the parking lot in front of the Fairfield Inn.

The shuttle will operate on a loop and should make the circuit every 15-20 minutes. The shuttle will run during these hours:

Friday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
Monday: 7:30am - 5:00pm

The shuttle stop will be marked with a sign and will be near the Fairfield Inn. If you are staying at the Courtyard or Residence Inn, the shuttle stop will be within walking distance so please look for the sign.

Our shuttle will NOT be stopping at the Hampton Inn. They have their own shuttle which may be available as-needed, but it should not be relied upon.

---------- Airport ----------

Seattle is served by Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) which is 20 miles from the venue.