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2018 Mid-Coast Maine Winter Tournament Jan 6, 2018 - Jan 7, 2018
See more information page for details. Contact: John Krauss,Down East School of Fencing 207-974-8461(cell/text/facebook) desfcg@aol.com
Jewett School & Community Center Gym: Bucksport, ME
posted 12/19/2017
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Sponsored by Down East School of Fencing & the Northeast Division USFA

2018 Mid-Coast Maine Winter Tournament

Events scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018:
Northeast Division Sanctioned USA Fencing Events:(See Eligibility below for more info.)

Check-in Times:
10:00 AM Mixed B & Under Saber (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
10:00 AM Mixed Y14 Saber (Birth Years: 2003-2006)
10:30 AM Mixed B & Under Epee (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
10:30 AM Mixed Y14 Epee (Birth Years: 2003-2006)
11:30 AM Women’s Foil E & Under (Open to all fencers rated E and Unclassified)
12:30 PM Mixed B & Under Foil (Open to all fencers except highest level A fencers)
1:30 PM Mixed E Foil (Open to all fencers rated E and Unclassified)
2:30 PM Mixed Y14 Foil (Birth Years: 2003-2006)

Events scheduled for Sunday, January 7, 2018:
DESF Youth Development & Practice Tournaments: (See Description Below).

Check-in Times:
10:00 AM Mixed Youth Development Foil (Ages 11 and younger) Practice
12:30 PM Mixed Youth Development Saber (Ages 11 and younger) Practice
1:30 PM Mixed Teen Foil (Ages 12 - 16) Practice
1:30 PM Mixed Adult Foil (Ages 17 and older) Practice

USA Fencing Events Eligibility (as per USFA Rules):
Must be a USA Fencing Member or Canadian Federation Member and events are conducted with electric gear. You can join USA Fencing at the tournament or on-line at http://www.usfencing.org.

Please review the USA Fencing Age Class Chart for eligibility in all events: http://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility

B & E USA Fencing Events - Must be born 2004 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 by January 1 of the competition season (August - July).

B & Under = B,C,D,E,U classifications may participate.
E Events = E & Unrated fencers may participate.
Mixed = Men & Women combined.

Electric gear is required for all USFA Events.

Youth Development Practice Round Robins: DESF practice tournaments for youth. This format is designed to assist youth to have a fuller learning experience at fencing tournaments and to address youth events that have had historically low turnouts. The format involves fencers as volunteer mentors to assist in creating bouting opportunities for youth with the goal of developing a stronger local field of youth fencers. For more information, contact DESF at desfcg@aol.com or 207-974-8461.

DESF Practice Round Robins: These events may be conducted non-electrically with judges, or with electric equipment depending on availability. These events are sponsored by DESF as practice events for new fencers, or fencers who are fencing for fitness and enjoyment. For more information, contact DESF at desfcg@aol.com or 207-974-8461.

Pre-registration & Entry Fees:

USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Proof of membership for the USA Fencing sanctioned events:
Please show your USA Fencing membership card at check-in for proof of membership. All official members must be on the USA Fencing on-line members list by the date of the tournament. Those without proof of membership or not on the list will need to fill out a written membership form with payment information.

Entry fees:
$20 per event at the door. $15 per event if you register on Ask-FRED by the close of pre-registration on Friday, 1/5/18 by 9:00 PM. These fees only apply to DESF hosted tournaments.

Youth Development & Novice events: $15 per event per person.

Courtesy of pre-registration is highly encouraged, but those wishing to register at the door are welcome. When appropriate, incentives (i.e., discounted entry fees) will be offered to encourage additional participation in low turnout events to increase fencing opportunities. The tournament manager reserves the right to determine the type and amount of these incentives on an individual event basis.

Awards:
Medals for the top three finishers will be given for each event. Any classifications in USA Fencing Events will be awarded according to USA Fencing tournament rules and conditions.

Announcing a DESF tournament season point award system: Down East Season Point Challenge. Fencers this season (2017- 2018) will receive points for attendance and placement in our DESF tournaments toward an end of the season prize. Details of the system will be announced at the tournament.

Venue:
Jewett School & Community Center Gymnasium
66 Bridge Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Map: http://g.co/maps/rwaff
Parking is behind and across street from school. Entrance is behind the building.

Tourist Info: Venue very near to Bucksport Harbor Walk, Downtown, Fort Knox, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory.

Special thanks to Bucksport YMCA for hosting this event. The USFA Events above are sanctioned by the Northeast Division USFA. See http://www.askfred.net for a division events. Youth Development and Novice events are hosted and sponsored by Down East School of Fencing.

Contact and host club:
John Krauss
Down East School of Fencing
207-974-8461(cell/text/facebook)
desfcg@aol.com
http://www.facebook.com/desfcg

Weather/Tournament Updates: http://www.facebook.com/desfcg