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2017 Fargo Open Dec 16, 2017
The Fargo Park District is proud to sponsor this free fencing tournament, meant to bring fencers together for a fun introduction to competitive, electric foil fencing.
Clara Barton Elementary School: Fargo, ND
posted 11/15/2017
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---------- EVENT SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION ----------

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Mixed Foil 10:00am

* This tournament is free.
* This is a non-USFA fencing tournament.
* On-site registration closes at 10:00am
* Please arrive no later than 9:30am, so that you can:

1. check in
2. sign a waiver
3. get your mask checked
4. warm up
5. begin shortly after 10:00am

* Friends and family and spectators are welcome!
* A waiver must be signed by all participants during check-in.
* All events will be fenced as a single round of pools with 100% promoted to direct-elimination.
* There will be no fence-off for third place.
* We will be running on a strict schedule, so your promptness is much appreciated.
* This fencing event is open to everyone, and no membership of any kind is required.
* The Fargo Park District is proud to sponsor this free fencing tournament, meant to bring fencers together for a fun introduction to competitive, electric foil fencing.



---------- VENUE INFORMATION ----------

The tournament will be held at:

* Clara Barton Elementary School
1417 6th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103
701-446-4499
http://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/239

* Park on the west side of the building by the playground.
* Enter the gym area through door 7 on the west side of the building (there is a ramp leading up the door).
* Parking is free.



---------- REGISTRATION INFORMATION ----------

* Please preregister for this event so that organizers can plan accordingly.
* You can preregister for this event by clicking on the link above.



---------- TOURNAMENT RULES ----------

* This is a non-USFA fencing tournament.
* Fencing uniform is required, including regulation mask, jacket, lame, glove, and non-marking shoes.
* MASKS: A mask with a lame bib is NOT required.
* MASKS: Fencers may wear masks that have a lame bib, but they may not use tape to cover the conductive part of the bib (for safety reasons).
* MASKS: A Leon Paul Contour Fit Plus mask with a fully-functional horizontal back elastic strap does NOT also need to have a horizontal non-elastic strap at this time.
* LAMES: Names and countries are NOT required on the backs of lames.
* Bouts will be self-refereed (i.e. experienced fencers who are not fencing at the time, and who are comfortable with refereeing may referee bouts).



---------- PRIZES----------

* Medals will be awarded to the top 4 finalists in both of two separate sections.



---------- EQUIPMENT CHECK ----------

* Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks.
* Mask inspections and mask punch tests will be conducted during check-in.



---------- NEARBY HOTELS ----------

* Vista Inn and Suites Fargo
1340 21st Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
Toll free: 800-437-0044
Front Desk: 701-235-3141
http://vistainnfargo.com/

* Rodeway Inn
2202 S University Dr. Fargo, ND 58103
Toll free: 877-424-6423
Front Desk: 701-239-8022
http://www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-fargo-north_dakota-ND023



---------- FOR MORE INFORMATION ----------

* Please contact Jason Schoenack . 701-306-0815 . jschoena@hotmail.com
* Fargo Park District Fencing . http://www.fargoparks.com/aprog_fencing.html