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NEUSFA 2018 Pomme De Terre - TEAM EVENTS Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
TEAM DEADLINE iS June 2. Minimum 3 teams must be PREREGISTERED & PAID for event to be held. See More Info Entry Fee: $75.00 per team.
Brandeis University, Gosman Sports Center: Waltham, MA
posted 03/18/2018
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New England Division USFA (NEUSFA) will hold the 30th Annual Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University on June 16 & June 17, 2016.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION NOT PERMITTED FOR TEAM EVENTS.

PLEASE: Limit two teams per club.

TEAM FORMAT: Team event is single elimination with a fence off for third place only.

Team events are limited to 8 teams and no more than two per club unless less than 8 register by the deadline.

Men's epee team is full. There will be no additional teams allowed, PLEASE do not email me to ask.

Host hotel information is as follows:

Courtyard Marriott
Winter Street
Waltham, MA

Group Name: NEUSFA
Dates Group discount is available: June 15 and 16, 2018
Group Rate: $149.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night
Cutoff Date: May 7, 2018
Link: Book your reservation at Courtyard with NEUSFA group rate


For guests that do not want to book online, please contact the Courtyard reservations office at (866) 296-2285. State the name of your group (NEUSFA) to receive the discounted rate. If guests require any special room accommodations, they must stated at the time of making their reservation. If any guests would like to reserve nights outside of the group block or have any questions making a reservation, please refer them to contact me directly.

The group discount will be available until May 7, 2018. After that, rooms will be released and the group discount will no longer apply.

REMINDER: Event Restrictions: You may fence in only one individual event and/or one team event per day (only those fencing in Vet event are exempt from this rule). If you are in both an individual and team event on the same day, you MUST present yourself at the appropriate strip when called. Team events may not be fenced out of order.

REFUNDS - For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received in writing no later than June 2, 2017.
Registration fees are nonrefundable. Absolutely no refunds after June 2. Refunds will be processed no later than 4-6 weeks following the tournament.

We are not responsible for any askfred website outages and will not make fee adjustments for this reason. Please register in a timely manner to avoid any issues.

Payment is required with registration; unpaid preregistrations will be periodically deleted.

NO T-SHIRTS FOR FENCERS ONLY COMPETING IN TEAM EVENTS.

Registering early helps us to ensure that we have enough qualified referees for this tournament. Please help us and avoid late fees by registering early!

Fencers who are only participating in a team event do not need to pay the individual registration fee; however there will be no free t-shirt for this category of participation.

$75 per team event.

Team registration closes on June 2, 2018.

Payment is required with registration; unpaid preregistrations will be periodically deleted.

Your team roster does not need to be finalized by the registration deadline, but we request that you provide this information before the event.

The tournament will be held in the Gosman Sports Center at Brandeis University. Information about the Brandeis campus, including directions, can be found here. http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/
Commuter Rail (Fitchburg/South Acton line, Brandeis/Roberts stop) and bus access (Bus #553, stops at Brandeis) are available. Check schedules at http://www.mbta.com.

SCHEDULE OF TEAM EVENTS
(Times listed are close of registration and may change depending on number of registrations. Please continue to check times on askfred)

June 16, 2017
2:00 PM Men's Foil Team
2:00 PM Women's Sabre Team
2:00 PM Women's Foil Team

Sunday, June 17, 2018
2:00 PM - Men's Epee Team
2:00 PM - Men's Sabre Team
2:00 PM - Women's Epee Team

Team Check In will begin an hour before close of registration.

Weapons Check:
Friday 2 - 6 pm
Saturday 7 am - end of tournament
Sunday 7 am - end of tournament
If you are only fencing on Sunday you are encouraged to have your weapons checked on Saturday; please come after 1PM for this.

ELIGIBILITY

Birth year 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).

All fencers must be a member of the USFA or of the fencing federation of their country (e.g., the CFF)
Please bring current membership. Checkin will be scanned and you will need your card. If you intend to join the USFA specifically to participate in this event, it is best to bring your paperwork and join when you check-in. You must have a competitive membership for this event.

Canadian fencers: We are aware that the CFF no longer provides you with a 'passport' or other proof of membership. We will use the CFF website to validate your membership when you register.

DIRECTIONS
Driving directions to the venue can be found at http://www.neusfa.org. Using an online mapping service? The address of the Gosman Center is 415 South Street, Waltham, MA.


QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFO? INTERESTED IN REFEREEING?

Contact Linda Merritt, merritt55@comcast.net