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2018 North Texas Div. Summer National Qualifier Apr 15, 2018
Fencers must be competitive members of North Texas Division.
Lone Star Fencing Center: Plano, TX
posted 10/13/2017
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Tournament: 2017 North Texas Division Summer National Championships Qualifier
All events are on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

**FENCERS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS MORE INFORMATION PAGE. THIS PAGE MAY BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY.**

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North Texas Division's Summer Nationals Championships Qualifier
Men and Women's Youth 14 Foil, Epee, Sabre
Men and Women's Div. 2/3 Foil, Epee, Sabre

Venue:
LONE STAR FENCING CENTER
600 Data Drive Suite 102
Plano, Texas

Only North Texas Division fencers can complete in this qualifier.
It is imperative that your division is registered as North Texas with the USFA.

Fencers must also have a properly signed waiver to fence. This may be dowloaded here:
http://www.northtexasfencing.org/pdf/NTX%20Div%20Competitor%20Waiver%20and%20Consent%20for%20Medical%20Treatment.pdf

EVENTS
Fencers must check in for each event by the times listed below.
Event | Date | Registration Closes
Y14 Women's Foil | Sun 4/15| 12:30 PM
C & Under Senior Women's Epee | Sun 4/15| 12:30 PM
C & Under Senior Men's Epee | Sun 4/15| 12:30 PM
Y14 Men's Foil| Sun 4/15| 1:00 PM
Y14 Men's Saber | Sun 4/15| 1:00 PM
Y14 Women's Saber | Sun 4/15| 1:30 PM
C & Under Senior Women's Foil | Sun 4/15| 3:00 PM
C & Under Senior Men's Foil | Sun 4/15| 3:00 PM
C & Under Senior Men's Saber | Sun 4/15| 3:00 PM
Y14 Women's Epee | Sun 4/15| 3:30 PM
Y14 Men's Epee | Sun 4/15| 3:30 PM
C & Under Senior Women's Saber | Sun 4/15| 3:30 PM

**As the number of qualifier entries is unpredictable, fencers should expect adjustments (delays) in event start times according to strip and referee availability.THIS DOES NOT ALTER THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION TIME.**

2018 Summer National BIRTH YEAR ELIGIBILITY:
Youth 14 / 2003-2006
Div 2/3 / 2004 or earlier (eg 2002)

BIRTH YEARS:
Eligibility for events is determined by BIRTH YEAR, not age at time of participation. This tournament's events use birth year eligibility for the 2017-2018 season.
If you are not eligible by BIRTH YEAR, but have NATIONAL POINTS for the age group one younger than the event you want to enter, you are eligible to fence in that age group. For example, if you are born in 2008, you may only enter Y14 if you are on the Y12 National Points List for the same weapon.
NOTE: At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please contact the organizers for additional registration information.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINES:
Preregistration opens on 03/04/2018.
Regular registration and online payment ends on 04/11/2018 at midnight, central time.

FEES:
Registration: $25
Event: $15
Late Fee: After 4/11/18, an additional $50 late fee will be incurred.
Payment is required to complete registration.
If a fencer misses a payment deadline they will be required to pay the next higher fee schedule. No Exceptions.
Checks should be made payable to North Texas Division. If paying at the door with cash, exact change is required. No Credit/Debit Cards.

REFUND POLICY: Refund requests must be made prior to midnight, 04/11/2018. The registration fee is not refundable. The event fee will be refunded less FRED fees and postage. No refunds will be issued for event no-shows. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. The NTX Division follows the refund policy of the USFA.

If a fencer meets the classification requirement when his or her application is processed by the Division, and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament.

FENCE OFF FOR THIRD: If there are more than three fencers, but fewer than 13, third place must be fenced. Where there are 13 or more fencers in the final results, third place does not have to be fenced.

We will not fence an event if 3 or fewer fencers are signed up as all three will qualify. Fencers will be listed as DNF (did not fence).
Per USFA guidelines, to qualify you must still pay registration and event fees and be present at the tournament.

FORMAT: Event format is one round of qualifying pools and 100% to direct eliminations. Initial seeding will be by classification and year, then randomly.

EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES:
Standard fencing uniforms without any rips, tears, or holes are required. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Names on uniforms are not required.
Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm.
Standard fencing plastron (underarm protector) is required; women must wear chest protector.
Mask must pass a 12K punch test. Elastic strap at back of mask is required.
Cords, lames, and masks are subject to standard electrical resistance checks. At least two working body cords, mask cords, and weapons are required.

USFA Membership
Fencers must be a USFA or FIE Member. Proof of membership is required. Pre-registered fencers will receive membership status information via askFRED email using most current USFA membership data. Fencers/Parents, please ensure YOUR email and not your coach's email is in the Askfred database. Age status will be checked against USFA membership data - bring proof of age if there are discrepancies. While fencers are encouraged to get memberships directly through the USFA prior to the competition, completed USFA membership forms will be accepted at the door. If you do not have proof of membership, you will be required to complete and pay for a membership. Payment for memberships is made directly to the USFA (NO CASH!); bring separate check or credit card number (preferred) for membership. Fencers under 18 years old are reminded they need the signature of a parent or guardian (not a coach) on BOTH the membership and waiver forms.

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