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2017-18 Badawi Challenge Region 5 RJCC/RYC Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018
USA Fencing announces the 2017-18 Badawi Challenge Region 5 RJCC/RYC hosted by the Texas Fencing Academy and International Fencers Alliance.
Austin Sports Center: Austin, TX
posted 10/26/2017
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USA Fencing Announces the South texas Fencing RJCC & RYC Challenge with Region 5 Youth, Cadet and Junior events hosted by the Texas Fencing Academy and International Fencers Alliance - Sponsored by Blue Gauntlet. The Regional Youth and Junior Cadet Circuit (RYC & RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Y10/Y12/Y14/Cadet and Junior aged fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC levels.  The RYC & RJCC is also a part of the qualifying path for national tournaments including Summer Nationals.

 ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN: For Days and Close of Check-in Times for all events, please see table below

 VENUE: • Austin Sports Center • 425 Woodward St • Austin, TX 78704 • For more info on venue go to:

 VENDOR INFORMATION: Exclusive vendor of fencing equipment at venue - Blue Gauntlett.

 AIRPORT: Austin - Bergstrom International Airport(AUS) 8.8miles from venue  



Hampton Inn Austin/Airport Area
4141 Governors Row 78744

Best Western Plus
2200 S I35 Frontage Road 78704

3401 S I35 Frontage Road 78741


 TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES * Fencers must show proof they are COMPETITIVE members of the USFA.  Fencers must check-in with their membership card or a letter of good standing. Athletes without proof of membership must fill out all appropriate forms to pay for membership. Payment will be returned if membership can be verified.

 AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 8 finishers in each event.

 EVENTS BY CLOSE REGISTRATION TIMES Registration for ALL events opens 1hour prior to close The armory will be open for equipment inspection starting at 6pm at the Venue on Friday, Feb 2nd. Competitors in early events on Saturday are encouraged to come in at that time for equipment check.  Equipment check will continue on Sat & Sun at 7AM until last event finishes. 

Saturday close of Check-in

Junior Men's Epee 7:30AM
Junior Women's Epee 7:30AM
Y12 Men's Epee 8:00AM
Y12 Women's Epee 8:00AM
Junior Men's Saber 10:00AM
Junior Women's Saber 10:30AM
Y12 Men's Saber 11:00AM
Y12 Women's Saber 11:00AM
Cadet Women's Foil 12:30PM
Cadet Men's Foil 1:00PM
Y10 Women's Foil 1:30PM
Y10 Men's Foil 1:30PM
Y14 Men's Epee 3:00PM
Y14 women's Epee 3:30PM
Y14 Men's Saber 4:00PM
Y14 Women's Saber 4:30PM

Sunday close of Check-in

Junior Men's Foil 7:30AM
Junior Women's Foil 7:30AM
Y12 Men's Foil 8:00AM
Y12 Women's Foil 8:00AM
Cadet Men's Epee 10:00AM
Cadet Women's Epee 10:30AM
Y10 Men's Epee 11:00AM
Y10 Women's Epee 11:00AM
Cadet Men's Saber 12:30PM
Cadet Women's Saber 1:00PM
Y14 Men's Foil 1:30PM
Y14 Women's Foil 1:30PM
Y10 Men's Saber 2:00PM
Y10 Women's Saber 2:00PM




Registration fees before 11:59 PM CDT January 13th Registration: $30.00 Event Fees: $40.00

Double Fees January 14th - January 21st Registration: $60.00 Event Fees: $80.00

Triple Fees January 22nd (walkups accepted)  Registration: $90.00 Event Fees: $120:00

 Registration fee is not refundable. Last day to request refund of event fees is January 13th, 2018. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. Refund request should be sent  If registering on askfred, registration is not complete until payment is made. Registrations not paid by the September 2nd registration deadline may be deleted from the askfred fencer list for this tournament. 

 EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES * 800N FIE Saber gloves are required as of Oct 1, 2015. Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tears, or holes. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm. Names on uniforms are not required per RJCC/ROC guidelines. Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform; women must wear chest protector. Mask: 12K punch test. Sewn-in or channel (Leon Paul X-change style) bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required. Any attachment to a weapon's handle must fix the hand in one position such that the top of the thumb is no more than 2 cm from the inner surface of the guard.

SEEDING:Seeding for Events shall be based on the following order:1. Current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon. 2. Letter ranking with year classification 3. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

 TOURNAMENT FORMAT All events will be one round of pools with 100% promotion to direct eliminations tableau. No fence off for 3rd place for individual events.

 POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS: Please see the Athlete Handbook for the latest details on points for RYC/RJCC events, as well as qualifications to National Events.

 BOUT COMMITTEE  - Bout Committee Chair  Emmanuelle Jean

 ARMORER - Head Armorer - Amy Saunders

 REFEREE Amgad Badawi - Referee Coordinator"> Mark Stasinos - Head Referee