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Cobra Challenge SYC, RCC and Y8 Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018
DO NOT REGISTER HERE...Registration is through USA Fencing using your Membership Profile... Regular fee entry deadline is November 9, 2018
Meadowlands Exposition Center: Secaucus, NJ
posted 06/28/2018
More Info
Super Youth Circuit (SYC) and Regional Cadet Circuit (RCC) plus Y8
Proudly hosted by Cobra Fencing Club


This page is for information purposes only. YOU CANNOT REGISTER THROUGH FRED.

Tournament registration is through your USA Fencing Membership Profile.
https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3189.
https://www.usafencing.org/how-to-register

Fees are established by USA Fencing.
Regular fee entry deadline is November 9, 2018.

Book Embassy Suites (adjacent to venue): Special rate available until October 31, 2018, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MEANJES-NYF-20181118/index.jhtml

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.

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The Meadowlands Exposition Center (http://www.mecexpo.com)
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094

* Easily accessible to all major interstate arteries including New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway
* Minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and Teterboro Jetport
* Only 5 miles from Manhattan
* Regular NJ Transit door-to-door bus from Port Authority NYC, from Hoboken/Jersey City/Union City, and Newark Penn Station to front entrance of the facility
* Free shuttle (Monday through Friday) from Secaucus Junction train station (NJ Transit) to front entrance of facility (http://ezride.org/2-1-3-Schedules/1-1-3-Sched-HarmonMeadow.asp)
* Fully handicapped-accessible
* Complimentary parking – over 6000 free parking spaces
* Hotels within walking distance. Book host hotel Embassy Suites (adjacent to venue). The special room rate will be available until October 31, 2018.
* Surrounded by a variety of over 40 restaurants, movie theaters and retail shops
* Harmon Cove Outlet Center only 5 minutes away

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LIVE FEED: Live tournament results: http://www.fencingtimelive.com

REFEREES: If interested in refereeing, e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery at lisasapery@hotmail.com

QUESTIONS: Read the “More Info” section before e-mailing with questions

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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 or a current USA Fencing competitive membership.

SYC EVENT INFORMATION
https://www.usafencing.org/syc-resources

RCC EVENT INFORMATION
https://www.usafencing.org/rjcc-resources

The Athletes Handbook (https://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook) is the definitive reference document regarding points and qualification paths. Results, points and ratings earned at this event are not official until processed by USA Fencing National Office.

Age Eligibility:
DO NOT sign up for an event you are not eligible to compete in based on the following 2018-19 USA Fencing age eligibility

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)

EXCEPTION TO AGE ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA
--- Youth 12 – A fencer born after 2009 can fence in Y12 IF the fencer is on the National Youth 10 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
--- Youth 14 – A fencer born after 2007 can fence in Y14 IF the fencer is on the National Youth 12 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
--- Cadet (through JO’s) – A fencer born after 2005 can fence in Cadet local and regional competitions, NAC Cadet tournaments and Junior Olympic Cadet Fencing Championship and qualifying tournaments IF the fencer is on the National Youth 14 Point Standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
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Tournament registration is through your USA Fencing Membership Profile. Fees are established by USA Fencing.

EVENT FEES
SYC REGULAR entry/payment until November 9, 2018: $35 registration fee plus $50 per event
SYC DOUBLE LATE entry/payment November 10-12, 2018: $70 registration fee plus $100 per event
SYC TRIPLE LATE entry/payment November 13-16, 2018: $105 registration fee plus $150 per event

RCC/Y8 REGULAR entry/payment until November 9, 2018: $30 registration fee plus $45 per event
RCC/Y8 DOUBLE LATE entry/payment November 10-12, 2018: $60 registration fee plus $90 per event
RCC/Y8 TRIPLE LATE entry/payment November 13-16, 2018: $90 registration fee plus $135 per event

Walk-ins accepted (at triple late fee) only as space permits. Must contact the tournament organizer no later than Thursday, November 22, to confirm. Late fee is paid at the door.

REFUND POLICY

Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to cherylfencing@gmail.com. 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 November 16,2018. 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.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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Fencers are allowed to compete in more than one event per day only at the discretion of the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers.

Fencing commences shortly after close of check-in. Arrive sufficiently early for equipment check and proper warm up. Venue opens at 6:30 a.m.

CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES:
All times are close of check-in and are subject to change, depending on event entries. All time changes will be posted no later than November 11, 2018.

We strongly encourage you to arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration. Venue opens at 6:30 a.m. Fencers failing to check-in by the published deadline will be removed from the event and refunds will not be made. Fencers must check-in each day they fence.

FRIDAY:
Times subject to change, depending on event entries.

Y14 ME 8:00
Cadet MF 8:15
Cadet WE 8:15
Y14 WF 12 noon
Cadet MS 12 noon
Y8 Epee 1:00
Y10 MF 1:00
Y10 MS 3:15
Y12 WS 3:15

SATURDAY:
Times subject to change, depending on event entries.

Y14 MF 8:00
Cadet ME 8:15
Y10 ME 8:15
Cadet WF 12:30
Cadet WS 12:30
Y10 WF 12:45
Y8 Saber 1:00
Y12 WE 2:00
Y14 MS 3:30

SUNDAY:
Times subject to change, depending on event entries.

Y12 MF 8:00
Y14 WE 8:15
Y10 WE 8:15
Y14 WS 8:30
Y8 Foil 11:30
Y12 WF 12 noon
Y12 ME 12 noon
Y12 MS 12:30
Y10 WS 2:30

TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS
Venue opens at 6:30 a.m. 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 check-in with: https://www.usafencing.org/membership
a. Proof of fencing federation membership (USA Fencing, FIE, or foreign federation) card. To print USFA membership card visit:
b. Signed waiver required.
c. Proof of age (unless previously verified and noted on your membership card)in case of question of age-eligibility.

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TOURNAMENT ENTRY
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• Event eligibility is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing birth year requirement only (not specific day/month). All entrants' age/point eligibility will be verified prior to the tournament, and any ineligible fencers will be notified and removed from the "who's preregistered" list.

DO NOT sign up for an event you are not eligible to compete in based on the following 2018-19 USA Fencing age eligibility
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)

*See current NRPS standings at: https://www.usafencing.org/current-point-standings

• USA Fencing competitive membership, or other foreign federation membership, required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To print your membership card visit: https://www.usafencing.org/membership.

To join/renew USA Fencing membership visit: http://www.usafencing.org/membership. If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required).

•Regular fee entry/payment deadline is November 9, 2018.

• Age verification required either by presenting: USA Fencing 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 USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Cobra Fencing Club. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, Cobra Fencing Club, Meadowlands Expo 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 Cobra Fencing Club and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

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HOTELS
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Five national hotel chains are adjacent or within walking distance:

Embassy Suites (adjacent to venue): Special rate available until October 31, 2018, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MEANJES-NYF-20181118/index.jhtml

OTHER NEARBY HOTELS:
Holiday Inn: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/secaucus/hmnnj/hoteldetail
Hyatt Place: http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/index.jsp
Courtyard by Marriott: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrse-courtyard-secaucus-meadowlands/
Meadowlands River Inn: http://www.meadowlandsriverinn.com/

Six national hotel chains are within a five minute drive: Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Meadowlands, Candlewood Suites

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VENUE
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355 Plaza Drive; Secaucus, NJ 07094

Cobra Fencing Club and Meadowlands Exposition Center are not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

The Expo Center/Harmon Meadow complex has something for every member of the family, with a variety of restaurants, movie theaters and retail shops (no sales tax on clothing and shoes), all within walking distance:
• Minutes from New York City (door-to-door bus from Port Authority)
• Located just off NJ Turnpike
• FREE parking for over 6000 cars adjacent to the Expo Center (Decks B and C)
• FREE shuttle (Monday thru Friday) from Secaucus Junction Train station to the Expo Center via EZ RIDE (http://ezride.org/2-1-3-Schedules/1-1-3-Sched-HarmonMeadow.asp)
• Five national hotel chains adjacent to venue within walking distance: Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Courtyard by Marriott
• Six national hotel chains within a five minute drive: Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Meadowlands, Candlewood Suites
• A variety of over 40 restaurants, movie theaters, health club, and retail shops within walking distance.

NEAREST AIRPORT: Newark Liberty International (12 miles away)

MASS TRANSIT:
NJ Transit bus is available directly (door-to-door) from Port Authority Terminal (42nd Street, Manhattan) to the front entrance of the facility.
#320 from New York Port Authority
# 85 from Hoboken/Jersey City/Union City
# 78 from Newark Penn Station (weekdays)

For NJ Transit ticket and fare information and current schedules visit http://www.njtransit.com

NJ Transit trains originating from Hoboken Terminal and New York Penn Station stop at Secaucus Junction, an approximately 12 minute taxi ride from the Expo Center. FREE shuttle service is available Monday thru Friday from Secaucus Junction Train station to the Expo Center via EZ RIDE (http://ezride.org/2-1-3-Schedules/1-1-3-Sched-HarmonMeadow.asp) (http://www.ezride.org; 201-939-4242)

AREA TAXI CABS

Secaucus Taxi Service (201) 866-7780; (800) 291-5382
Secaucus Taxi (201) 866-3333
Access Taxi (201) 888-1255
A-1 Express (201) 601-0444
Secaucus Cab (201) 348-4448

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BOUT COMMITTEE
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Escrime Management: George Janto, David Sapery, Cheryl Delaney
Head Referee: Lisa Campi Sapery (If interested in working as a referee, contact Lisa at lisasapery@hotmail.com

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ARMORY
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Armory services available (for fee)

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EQUIPMENT CHECK
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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). 800N Saber Glove is Mandatory. Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the SYC/RCC. Names not required on uniforms.

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EQUIPMENT VENDOR
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Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear ( http://www.blue-gauntlet.com) will be on-site for equipment sales.
Proprintwear (http://www.proprintwear.com) will offer event T-shirts and other merchandise.

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FOOD
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Food and beverage concessions will be provided by the Expo Center.

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TOURNAMENT FORMAT/RULES
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• USA Fencing rules apply. https://www.usafencing.org/usa-fencing-rule-book
• Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). 800N Saber Glove is Mandatory. Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the SYC.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords when reporting to the strip.
• 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.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
t.15 1. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk.

• 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. 800N Saber Glove is mandatory.
• 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: The maximum blade length permitted for Y8/Y10 competitions is 32.5 inches. For Y12, Y14, Cadet competitions, standard blade length of 30-35” permitted.
• 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 at SYCs

• Ratings can be awarded, however youth events do not use the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. See USA Fencing classification chart at: https://www.usafencing.org/classification-chart

• SYC Competitions award national points to the top 40% of the field. https://www.usafencing.org/syc-resources
• RCC events award regional points to fencers within their home region (your Region is assigned based on Division affiliation). https://www.usafencing.org/rjcc-resources

• Medals awarded to 8th place.

• 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.

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ABOUT COBRA FENCING CLUB
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Located at: 629 Grove Street; Jersey City, NJ (http://www.cobrafencing.com)

Steve Kaplan - Club owner/Coach
(U.S. Fencing Coaches Association Fencing Master)
1976 U.S. Olympic Team Member – Sabre.
1975 Pan American Games Silver Medalist.
4 time U.S. National Team Champion.
1971 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All American – NYU.
1980-1986 - Varsity Head Fencing Coach NYU.
1996 - Elected to NYU Athletic Hall of Fame.
2002 - Founded Cobra Fencing Club in 2002.