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NJFA Region 3 RYC Aug 11-12, 2018 Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018
New Jersey Fencing Alliance: Maplewood, NJ
posted 06/10/2018
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NEW JERSEY FENCING ALLIANCE (NJFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit NJFA is a member of the NJ Div of USA Fencing.

Located at 54 Burnett Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. NJFA is conveniently located near all major highways in NJ, NY, CT, and Pennsylvania. Just off Springfield Avenue (via Vermont St). Only a 30 minute train ride from NYC Penn Station (via NJ Transit Mid-Town Direct;��



NJFA is a fully equipped state-of-the-art fencing salle. This 17,500 sf venue offers 19 grounded official USFA fencing strips with central scoring boxes and repeater lights at each end, mens and womens locker rooms, FREE Wireless Internet service, on-site fully equipped Fencing Pro Shop, live results streaming of tournament information, and FREE parking. Overhead monitors also display live results and tournament information.
For directions click the Directions link on the FRED tournament home page.

NJFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which will utilize the proceeds from this event to continue its corporate focus o introducing the sport of fencing to students at all levels and ages throughout New Jersey who would not have been able to enjoy the sport and all that it provides, including increased self-esteem, confidence and pride.
NJFA has helped enrich the lives of hundreds of young children and their families. Along the way our students have experienced exceptional success both athletically and academically.
NJFA is proud to have assisted so many students to earn scholarships for colleges including Div I programs not to mention the hundreds of students that have utilized the NJA network to assist in college acceptance and employment.

Entry is determined by 2018-2019 USFA Birth year requirements and rating restrictions:

Y8: Born 2010-2013
Y10: Born 2008-2011
Y12: Born 2006-2009, or on Youth 10 NRP List
Y14: Born 2004-2007, or on Youth 12 NRP List
Cadet: Born 2002-2005


Regular Period Registration fee: $30
Regular Period Fee per Event: $45
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: Friday, July 27th

Deadline for Refund: July 27th, 2018
(Only event fees are refundable, not the registration fees)

Late Fee Entry Period: July 28th-August 8th, 2018
Late Fee Period Registration fee: $60
Late Fee Period Fee per Event: $90

Walk-In Period Registration fee: $90
Walk-In Period Fee per Event: $135



Referees: If interested in reffing, please email

PARKING: Plenty of free parking in our lot with over 200 parking spaces.

From USA Fencing, "In Cadet there will be no points awarded but we will update classification changes." These events are not part of the points system of the RYC. They are add-on events.

Regular entry fee deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, July 27th. Online payment required to complete entry.

If the fencer registers for the event without paying online, registration is considered incomplete. If the fees are not paid online by July 27th, even if the fencer is registered before then, the late fees will apply when they are paid online on July 28th or later.

The last day to register online is Wednesday, August 8th. Walk-in registration on the day of your event if available. Incomplete online registrations will be considered walk-ins. Please pay early to avoid the late fees!

All withdrawals must be received by NJFA via email by the posted withdrawal deadline of July 27th for a refund of event fees. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Email notification may be sent to Please include your name, mailing address and the event(s) from which you are requesting to withdraw. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the posted withdraw deadline. Refunds are processed 3 weeks after the tournament.

Events with fewer than 5 entrants will be mixed gender.


Start times are subject to change - check for updates. Fencing will commence shortly after the close of check-in. Fencers should arrive at least one hour prior to the close of check-in times. This should provide you with ample time for equipment check and proper warm-up.

SATURDAY 8:00 am
Y14 Men's Epee
Y14 Women's Epee
Y10 Women's Foil
Y10 Men's Epee
Y10 Men's Foil

SATURDAY 10:30 am
Y8 Mixed Epee
Y8 Mixed Foil

SATURDAY 12:30 pm
Y10 Women's Epee
Y14 Men's Foil
Y10 Women's Sabre
Y10 Men's Sabre

SATURDAY 3:00 pm
Y8 Mixed Sabre

SATURDAY 4:00 pm
Y14 Men's Sabre
Y14 Women's Foil
Y14 Women's Sabre

SUNDAY 8:00 am
Y12 Women's Epee
Y12 Men's Foil
Y12 Men's Epee
Cadet Men's Epee

SUNDAY 12:30 pm
Cadet Women's Epee
Y12 Women's Foil
Y12 Men's Sabre
Y12 Women's Sabre

SUNDAY 4:00 pm
Cadet Men's Foil
Cader Men's Sabre
Cadet Women's Foil
Cadet Women's Sabre

An RYC is a qualification path to Summer Nationals, but all youth fencers should consider attending at least one per season whether they intend to compete at Nationals or not. Why? Because it will acclimate them to how larger events such as SYCs, NACs and Nationals feel and are run. They'll get to experience fencing against peers from other parts of the country, a unique opportunity!

Equipment from Blue Gaunlet will be for sale. Concession stand will be open during tournament.

USA Fencing Membership:
Competitive membership to USA Fencing is required. Please bring proof of membership when you check in. Sign up here in advance:

USFA Age verification is required either by presenting: USFA card stating Age Verified "Y" OR Copy of birth certificate or other government-issued ID with photo.

Liability waiver: Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by NJFA. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, NJFA, and referees from any liability. With entry, you give consent to NJFA 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 NJFA and the USFA. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.


This USFA tournament will be governed by USFA rules. All fencers must wear thick socks to the knee, knickers (fencing pants), a plastron, chest protection (women), a jacket, a lame (foil/sabre), a mask (electric for sabre/foil) and a glove (electric glove or cuff for sabre). Bring 2 electric weapons and 2 sets of body/mask cords. Visor masks are not permitted. Y10 fencers must fence with #0 or #2 blades (blades cannot be longer than 32 inches). USFA rules apply.

Equipment check for masks, lames, jackets, gloves, sabre cuffs, and body/mask cords will be open Friday August 9th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and at 7:00am on Saturday, Aug 11th and 7:00am on Sunday, Aug 12th.

Information below provided by USA Fencing:

RYC tournaments are held throughout the season, similar to the Super Youth Circuit tournaments. There are no national points awarded at Regional Youth competitions. These competitions are one of the possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March NAC and the Y10, Y12 and Y14 USA Fencing National Championships.

A Regional Ranking Point System (RRPS) is in place to recognize participation and accomplishment of developing athletes at the regional level and will serve as a qualification path to the Summer National Championships. Rankings will be managed by the National Office and available for viewing on the USA Fencing Website under Rankings, Current Rankings, Regional. These rankings are regional only and ARE NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE NATIONAL ROLLING POINT STANDINGS. All athletes who have fenced at an RYC will earn points based on placement. Larger fields will award more points for placement. At the end of the season, ranking winners of each age group and gender in each of the 6 youth regions will be recognized by the YDC and US Fencing. For more details on this initiative, refer to the Regional Youth Recognition Initiative document here:

NAC/Nationals Qualification through the RYC points list:

The RYC tournament serves as a qualifying path for Y10 and Y12 fencers to the Youth NAC and for Y10, Y12 and Y14 fencers to the Summer National Championships.

Youth NAC: Y10 and Y12 fencers must participate in at least one RYC or SYC tournament prior to the regular registration deadline for the March/April Youth NAC in order to be considered eligible to compete. RYCs that take place before the Youth NAC but after the regular registration deadline will NOT be considered for meeting eligibility requirement for the Youth NAC. Y14 registration for this NAC is open and has no pre-tournament requirements.

Summer National Championships:

Youth 10 Championships: Be on their region's Y10 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships

Youth 12 Championships - Be in the top 65% of their region's Y12 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships

Youth 14 Championships - Be in the top 30% of their region's Y14 Regional Youth point standings by the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships