PLEASE NOTE: This event is at our location in Bucks County, PA - NOT LAMBERTVILLE!
This event is sanctioned by the Philadelphia Division.
ANNOUNCING THE BCAF-WEST YOUTH CUP SERIES!
BCAF-West Youth Cup Points will be kept and calculated via AskFRED. At the final event of the season the top 3 point finishers in each age category will be awarded BCAF-W Youth Cup series prizes/trophies! Each tournament however is stand-alone; there is no need to be in pursuit of Cup points to participate. Should there be a tie in final point totals the fencer with the highest finish in the final event will be declared the winner. Double points will be awarded on 9/3/17, 1/21/18, and our final championship event in May (2018).
Y-10 fencers are birth years 2007 - 2010
Y-12 fencers are birth years 2005 - 2011
Y-14 fencers are birth years 2003 - 2006
There will be hired referees.
Doors open one hour before close of check-in.
Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet! Plenty of room for fencers & spectators too!
** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by BCAF. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, BCAF, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to BCAF to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. **
$40/event PAYABLE AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY).
DEADLINE IS for ON TIME pre-registration is 2/28/18 AT 11:59 PM.
$50/event for late registrations.
NO WALK-INS PLEASE.
***Exact change is always appreciated***
Use the link in your confirmation e-mail to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
IN ORDER TO KEEP ACCEPTING ENTRY FEES AT THE DOOR AND TO HELP KEEP THE NUMBER OF NO-SHOWS TO A MINIMUM, BCAF WILL BE INSTITUTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON:
BCAF-West Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so a second time, you will not be able to pre-register for BCAF events for the remainder of the season. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
Q. Why are you instituting this policy?
A. We are committed to running smooth, efficient tournaments, which means that sometimes we need to limit how many people can participate. Some events also require hired referees and they have to be paid whether or not the registered number of fencers show up. Also, if you pre-register and then don't show up, you are often keeping somebody else from fencing, which just isn't fair. We do understand that an unavoidable circumstance can happen (sickness, family emergency, etc.) which prevent you from showing up, which is why we allow you to miss ONCE without a penalty.
Q. What happens if I can no longer pre-register because I've done so in the past and not shown up?
A. Well, just that. You can no longer pre-register via AskFRED. That's the only penalty. You are still welcome to fence the events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door and paying the walk-in fee. Some of our tournaments are very popular and if the tournament is full you probably won't be able to fence. If an event is not full, you can email the organizer, who may be able to add you at their discretion. NO guarantees though!
FOIL: Y-12 - 1:00 PM check-in (closes)
FOIL: Y-14 - 10:00 AM check-in (closes)
You many only compete in two events in one day IF the check-in times are staggered.
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card or have proof that payment has been made. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at usfencing.org or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Please have separate checks made out to USA Fencing or use your credit card for your USA Fencing membership payment. Bear in mind, USA Fencing now charges a $10 fee to renew your membership by mail/paper. Membership can be renewed online, as well. If you renew online, please print out your new card or payment receipt to show at the registration desk.
All fencers are expected to wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules. Y-10 fencers NEED (2) #2 blades to fence in a Y-10 event.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Aug 1, 2012, all foil fencers will need to wear the new lame bib and come with (2) mask cords. All sanctioned foil events will require this equipment.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT will be at the discretion of the meet manager and announced prior to the start of the event. If separate men's and women's events are scheduled, they may be combined if there are fewer than six fencers in either event. Events may be combined by unanimous vote if there are 6 - 14 fencers in either event.
Snacks & beverages available for purchase. Pizza will be brought in for lunch at $2/slice.
Other helpful info:
309 traffic can be busy so leave enough travel time.
Phone number is (215) 716-3777. CALL if you are running late.
You access Google Maps directions from our web site at http://www.bcaf.com/contact_hatfield.html.
You can park anywhere in the 309 Office Furniture lot (front/left side/behind). Additional parking is available in the lot to the right of the building in front of the Home Furnishings store. Our entrance is on the far left of the building look for our sign!
There is a full flight of stairs to climb up to the fencing room on the second floor & it is not handicapped accessible.
There are beverages, snacks & coffee service too.
Its ~4 miles from the Montgomery Mall & about 1/2 mile past the WALMART shopping plaza.
Online registration closes at midnight on 3/3/18.
Late registration fees apply after midnight on 2/28/18.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions