The Durkan Rooster Region Youth Tournament RYC (Regional Youth Circuit) (Region 3)
August 25-26, 2018
Y10 = 2008-2011
Y12 = 2006-2009 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14 = 2004-2007 (or on Y12 NRPS)
REFEREES: If interested in refereeing, e-mail Abdel Aziz email@example.com
QUESTIONS ?: Read the "More Info" section before e-mailing with questions.
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave
South Hackensack NJ 07606
Come fence in our FULLY AIR CONDITIONED VENUE featuring 20 FIE/Olympic size strips, parent's lounge, full locker rooms and plenty of free parking.
Summer Day camp is available to help you prepare for the RYC! See http://www.durkanfencing.com/camps for more information.
Conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, near NJ routes 46, 17, 21 and I-80 and I-95. **Some GPS and Google Maps show us as GARFIELD NJ, this is the same location. Also note, River Road changes name to Saddle River Road. There is a Powerhouse gym in the front of the building, we are located around the back of the building. There is ample free parking in the back.
For detailed directions please visit: http://www.durkanfencing.com/contact
REGIONAL YOUTH CIRCUIT
A Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) is in place to recognize participation and accomplishment of developing athletes at the regional level. A percentage of point holders from each region will earn qualification to the Summer National Championships for Y12 and Y14. Currently, 100% of Y10 fencers on the Regional Points Standings and National Points Standings gain qualification to the Summer National Championships. There are NO National Points earned at RYC events. All athletes whose USA Fencing's membership division is in the region in which the RYC is held will earn regional points based on placement. Athletes fencing in an RYC outside their region will not earn regional points. Larger fields will award more points for placement. A percentage of athletes will earn qualification from their rankings on the RRPS. Rankings will be managed by the National Office and available for viewing on the USA Fencing Website under Rankings, Current Rankings, and then Regional. These rankings are regional only and ARE NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE NATIONAL ROLLING POINT STANDINGS. All athletes residing in the region in which the tournament is held earn regional points based on placement. Larger fields will award more points for placement. Best 3 results from RYCs within the athlete's region count toward Regional point totals on a seasonal point basis. At the end of the season, ranking winners of each age group and gender in each of the 6 regions will be recognized by the Youth Development Committee, Tournament Committee and US Fencing.
There is NO trickle down for POINTS at the Regional level. Points earned in a Regional Youth tournament only appear in the category in which they were earned. (For example: Y12 regional points do NOT trickle down to Y10).
There IS trickle down for QUALIFICATION at the Regional level. Therefore, if a fencer qualifies in an older age group and is age eligible for a younger age group, they earn qualification in that category as well. For more information on youth qualification paths refer to the Athlete's Handbook: http://www.usfencing.org/athletehandbook
Classification Changes - For classifications to be awarded for a youth tournament, the event must meet the criteria of a Group C1 or better. Ratings earned at this event are not official until processed by USFA National office. Ratings posted at askFRED are NOT considered official.
================REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
Tournament fees must be PAID THROUGH THE USFA EVENTS PORTAL for entry to be complete.
To be eligible for regular payment ($35 registration fee plus $45/event), payments must be made as follows:
1. Via credit card through usfa portal:
https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3122 (regular fee entry deadline is July 20 2018)().
Entry July 21 - August 11 at late fee ($90 registration fee plus $135/event), and payment must be made via credit card through USFA events portal.
For refund of event fees, withdrawals must be received no later than the Monday two weeks before the first day of the tournament. Registration and USFA admin fees are nonrefundable. Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks following the tournament. Please use USFA portal.
================SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES (Start times are subject to change; changes will be posted on the FRED homepage):
Fencers not checked in at posted close of check-in time will not be permitted to fence and no refund of fees given. Fencers must check-in each day they compete. We strongly encourage you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration.
8:00 Y10 WE
8:00 Y10 MS
8:30 Y14 WE
8:30 Y10 ME
8:30 Y10 WS
11:00 Y14 ME
11:30 Y12 MF
12:30 Y12 WF
3:00 Y14 WS
3:30 Y14 MS
8:00 Y10 WF
8:00 Y14 MF
9:30 Y14 WF
12:00 Y10 MF
12:30 Y12 WE
12:30 Y12 ME
1:00 Y12 WS
3:30 Y12 MS
Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USA Fencing and its sponsors, New Jersey Division of USA Fencing, Durkan Fencing Academy, Safer Development, volunteers, tournament staff, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Durkan Fencing Academy 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. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by the tournament organizers and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee. Durkan Fencing Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
Any athlete who is age eligible may compete in an RYC. Yet, ONLY athletes fencing in their home region will earn Regional Ranking Points for their result.
If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required), however arrive with a completed form or plan to come early to complete required paperwork. Have separate check payable to "USA Fencing" or use your credit card (preferred).
TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN
Venue opens at 7 a.m. each morning.
Fencers are required to check in each day they compete
Fencers are required to have equipment checked (only required once if fencing more than one day)
Present to registration desk with fencing federation membership card (USA Fencing, FIE, or foreign federation).
Arrive early to allow time for equipment check. Equipment will be inspected and marked (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the RYC. Names not required on uniforms.
Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment sales.
There will be a Food Truck on site 7am-4pm selling coffee, drinks, breakfast, lunch and healthy snacks
***PLEASE BRING CASH!!***
Durkan Fencing Academy
60 Saddle River Ave
South Hackensack NJ 07606
Conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, near NJ routes 46, 17, 21 and I-80 and I-95. **Some GPS and Google Maps show us as GARFIELD NJ, this is the same location. Note, River Road changes name to Saddle River Rd. There is a Powerhouse gym in the front of the building, we are located around the back of the building. There is ample free parking in the back. For detailed directions please visit: http://www.durkanfencing.com/contact
NEAREST AIRPORT: Newark Liberty International (19 miles away)
Bout Committee Chair: Rasha Abdellatif
Head Referee: Abdel Abdel-Aziz
Armory: Paul Szmaida Armory services available (for fee)
USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the RYC.
Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk. Fencers are responsible for ensuring arrival at the strip with working equipment.
Uniforms (jacket, pants, knee-high socks, fencing glove): Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tear, or holes. Warm-up pants or jeans are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm.
Plastrons (underarm protectors): Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform
Chest Protector: Required for females
Masks: 12K punch test; sewn in bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required
Blades: Standard blade length of 30-35' permitted. Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords when reporting to the strip.
Weapon Handle: 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.
Names on Uniforms: Not required.
Classification Changes - For classifications to be awarded for a youth tournament, the event must meet the criteria of a Group C1 or better. Ratings earned at this event are not official until processed by USFA National office.
SEEDING: Letter ranking/ year. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized within each classification.
Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used (ratings on FRED at not official). It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to this date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.
Format for all events is one round of pools with 100% promoted to a direct elimination (DE) tableau.
Pools: All events will use pools of six or seven whenever possible. In events with fewer than 11 entrants, the BC may elect to have two rounds of pools followed by 100% promoted to a DE (direct elimination) tableau. There is no fence-off for third place. One preliminary round of pools is comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. 100% then advance to DE round. DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round.
Y10 DE format: 10-touch bouts (two periods of 3 minutes, with a one-minute rest between each period). The first period ends either at the expiration of 3 minutes or when the score reaches 5 touches on one side, whichever comes first. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
Y12 DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a one-minute rest between each period). During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
Y14 DE format: (15 touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a one-minute break between). During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
Seeding for RYC pool round is based on the Current National Youth Ranking according to age group and weapon, then letter ranking with year classification, then fencers with neither points nor classification. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized within each classification. Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used (ratings on FRED at not official). It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to this date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.
There is no fence-off for third place.
Medals awarded to Top 8.
Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee (BC) immediately. This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc. Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.
Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.
WITHDRAWAL DURING TOURNAMENT:
Withdrawal during pools: The pools must be fenced through the last bout. A fencer who withdraws, or who is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part.
Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. A fencer who withdraws does not lose his place in the overall classification of the competition.
Everybody taking part in or present at a fencing competition must remain orderly and must not disturb the smooth running of the competition. At no time is anyone allowed to criticize the Officials or their decisions, to insult them or to attempt to influence them in any way. Coaches and spectators are allowed to give advice to fencers, but in all situations, coaches and spectators must not disturb the order of the bout. The referee and/or the Bout Committee can decide to expel from the competition venue, with or without warning, any person who by gesture, attitude or language disturbs the good order or smooth running of the tournament.
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================================ABOUT DURKAN FENCING ACADEMY =================================
Our fencing gym features custom 9-layer Fencing Floor; 20 FIE Grounded Strips; 5 Olympic Strips; Full HVAC (heating/cooling). Our facility includes a classroom, full locker rooms with showers, parent's lounge and free Wi-Fi.
We provide the best fencing experience at all levels in the Tri-State area. We strive for excellence in fencing education in a family oriented atmosphere. Our state-of-the art facility offers personalized training in Foil, Epee and Sabre fencing. All of our weapons coordinators are US Team Members with World Cup, National and NCAA experience. The Durkan program was developed with Olympic Coaches, Olympians, and exercise physiologists. The Durkan Program is designed to improve each fencer as an athlete while also teaching the best foil, epee and sabre bouting technique. This is achieved by including visual, proprioceptive and vestibular training into each athletes regimen. Our training program will provide fencers of all levels better flexibility, body awareness and of course fencing results.
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