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Neil Lazar RYC/Veteran ROC, plus Y8/Cadet/Junior Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
Note change in Sunday check-in times -- JWS now 9 am, CMS now 12 noon, Y12 MS now 3:00... Registration is through USA Fencing (through your Membership Profile):
Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven CT: New Haven, CT
posted 06/21/2018
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The Neil Lazar Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) (Region 3) and Veteran Regional Open Circuit (ROC) plus Non-Regional Y8, Cadet, Junior Events
September 22-23, 2018

Regular fee entry deadline: September 4, 2018

REMINDER: All women's FOIL fencers are required to wear a padded chest protector. Men are not required to wear a chest protector; however, if they do, it must have acceptable padding. All chest protectors must be worn under the plastron.



Y8 is not an official USA Fencing age category and no regional points are awarded. Cadet and Junior events will NOT award regional points. Classifications can be earned, if USA Fencing criteria met.

Y8: Born 2010-2013
Y10: Born 2008-2011
Y12: Born 2006-2009 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14: Born 2004-2007 (or on Y12 NRPS list)
Cadet (U17) Born 2002-2005 (or on Y14 NRPS)
Junior: Born 1999-2005 (or on Cadet NRPS)
Veteran: Born 1979 or before

Floyd Little Athletic Center
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511

• Less than 15 minutes from I-95
• 60,000 sf venue, rubberized flooring surface
• Upper mezzanine for spectatorS
• Free parking
• Air-conditioned

Omni Hotel
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510

La Quinta New Haven
400 Sargent Dr
New Haven CT 06511

Marriott Courtyard Orange
136 Marsh Hill Road
Orange CT

Follow live results at:

If interested in refereeing, e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery at


All times listed are close of check-in, and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE according to event entries. Check the tournament page for schedule changes.

• Events are open to current USA Fencing competitive members age-eligible to fence, and to foreign fencers with current FIE license or proof of affiliation with their federation. USA Fencing membership profile is also required.
• Check age eligibility before entering. Eligibility will be checked and any ineligible entries removed.

• Fencing generally commences 15-30 minutes after close of check-in, or as tournament conditions permit. Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes. We suggest arriving at least 1 hour prior to close of check-in of your event.

• Venue opens at 7:00 a.m.

• Full equipment check required. Fencers must have appropriate armory inspections marks upon presentation to the strip.
• Y8, Cadet and Junior events may be gender-mixed if there are at less than 5 fencers of either gender.

SATURDAY (all times are subject to change)

8:00 CWF
8:00 JMF
8:15 CWE
8:30 Y12 ME
8:30 Y12 WE
8:30 Y8 Mx FOIL
9:00 Y10 MS
9:00 Y10 WS
9:00 Vet MS
9:00 Vet WS
12:00 Y8 Mx EPEE
12:00 Vet MF
12:00 Vet WF
12:00 Y10 MF
12:00 JMS
12:30 Y14 MF
12:30 Y14 WF
12:45 JWE
1:00 JME
4:00 Y14 MS
4:00 Y14 WS

SUNDAY (all times are subject to change)

8:00 Y14 ME
8:00 Y12 MF
8:30 Y12 WF
8:45 Y14 WE
9:00 Y10 ME
9:00 Y10 WE
9:00 JWS (new time)
9:30 Y12 WS
10:00 Y8 MX SABER
11:30 CWS
12:00 CMS (new time)
12:30 CMF
12:30 JWF
12:30 VET WE
12:30 VET ME
1:00 CME
1:00 Y10 WF
3:00 Y12 MS (new time)


Registration is through USA Fencing using your Membership Profile. You must be a current USFA member to enter.

*Registration fee is nonrefundable
-- REGULAR fee registration/payment deadline: September 4, 2018: $30 registration fee plus $45/event
-- LATE ENTRY: DOUBLE fee registration/payment deadline: September 5-9, 2018: $60 registration fee plus $90/event
-- LATE ENTRY: TRIPLE fee registration/payment deadline: September 10-16, 2018: $90 registration fee plus $135/event

Walk-ins accepted ONLY as space permits. Must contact the tournament organizer no later than Thursday, September 20, to confirm. Late fee is paid at the door.


Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on September 15, 2018. There will be no exceptions to this policy. USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration. On tournament day, fencers who fail to check-in at the registration desk before the posted close of check-in time for their event will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees for any reason.


** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Candlewood Fencing Center (CFC) and Connecticut Division. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, CFC, Floyd Little Athletic Center, Escrime Management, and referees/staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to tournament organizers to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, EMS personnel, 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 Candlewood Fencing Center and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

USA Fencing or other foreign federation competitive membership required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To join/renew or print your membership card visit: If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. Foreign fencers must have USA Fencing membership profile. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required), however early to complete membership application.

Event entry is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:

Y8: Born 2010-2013
Y10: Born 2008-2011
Y12: Born 2006-2009 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14: Born 2004-2007 (or on Y12 NRPS list)
Cadet (U17) Born 2002-2005 (or on Y14 NRPS)
Junior: Born 1999-2005 (or on Cadet NRPS)
Veteran: Born 1979 or before

*See current point standings at:


Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear:


Armorer services will be available (for fee).


Concession will be open with food, drinks, and healthy snacks available for purchase.


Bout Committee: David Sapery, George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Referee: Lisa Campi-Sapery


• Equipment check required.
• Y8 and Y10 fencers must fence with blades no longer than 32.5 inches.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords present on-strip.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. 800N Saber glove required. t.15 1. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk.
• USA Fencing rules apply.
• Ratings can be awarded, however youth events do not qualify for the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. See USFA ratings chart at:
• Cadet and Junior events may be mixed if less than 5 fencers of either gender

• Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee 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.

Each event consists of two rounds (pools and DE (direct elimination).
Pools: One preliminary round of 5 and 6 or 6 and 7 person pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. 100% then advance to direct elimination round.

Direct Elimination: DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round.

Y8/ Y10/Veteran DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between). The first period ends either at the expiration of three minutes or when 5 hits are scored, 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/Y14/Cadet/Junior DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a 1 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.

• No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 8th place (awarded to top 3 in events with less than 10 fencers). Two third-place medals awarded.
• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

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.


Candlewood Fencing Center
272 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810

Candlewood Fencing Center is the premier fencing academy in Connecticut. For almost 30 years, Candlewood Fencing Center has been dedicated to promoting the sport of fencing at both the competitive and recreational levels. From our little Musketeers to our World Team Members, National Champions and many, many NCAA Recruits, we are dedicated to each individual student that walks through our door. We offer personally tailored instruction for individuals and groups of all ages to ensure each student's learning, growth and fun in a nurturing environment.

Neil Lazar (1920-2012)
Neil Lazar was involved in fencing since 1937. He was well-known in the sport of fencing, was a fencing master, and had a tremendous influence on fencing in New York, where he was years ahead of everyone else in the colored uniform trend. He was a member of the 1948 Olympic saber squad, and in 1952, 1956, and 1960 the Olympic foil squads. He coached at Salle Santelli, in Westchester high schools, and at CCNY. Among his former students were Tom Ciccarone, Craig Cummings, and Uriah Jones. In 2001 he was inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame.