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Charter Oak RYC /Non-Regional Cadet and Vet Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Note time changes - Y14WS moved to 11:30 and Y12 MS moved to 2 p.m.... WALK-INS ONLY AS SPACE PERMITS (must confirm with organizer no later than Sep 6).
Fairfield Warde High School: Fairfield, CT
posted 07/01/2018
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NOTE TIME CHANGES... Y14 WS moved to 11:30 and Y12 MS moved to 2 pm

YOU CANNOT REGISTER THROUGH FRED....THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. ALL REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS ARE MADE THORUGH YOUR USA FENCING MEMBERSHIP PROFILE.

https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3145
https://www.usafencing.org/how-to-register

Regular fee entry deadline: August 25, 2018.

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Charter Oak Region 3 Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) plus non-regional Cadet and Veteran events
September 8-9, 2018

Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield CT, 06825

Free parking

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Check your USFA membership status!! -- 1-year memberships expired July 31, 2018 --current USA Fencing competitive membership required. Join/renew on-line (http://www.usafencing.org/membership).

Follow live results at: https://www.escrimeresults.com/fairfield
https://fencingtimelive.com?t=63

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

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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.

* 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.
* Check age eligibility before entering. Please DO NOT enter an event you are not eligible to compete in based on the following guidelines.

REGIONAL YOUTH CIRCUIT (RYC)

Y10: Born 2008-2011
Y12: Born 2006-2009 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14: Born 2004-2007 (or on Y12 NRPS list)

RYC EVENT INFORMATION
https://www.usafencing.org/ryc-resources

CADET AND VETERAN NON-REGIONAL EVENTS

[Age Eligibility]:
Cadet (U17) Born 2002-2005 (or on Y14 NRPS)
Veteran: Born 1979 or before

No regional points are awarded. 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: https://www.usafencing.org/classification-chart

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
Registration is through USA Fencing using your Membership profile.

*Registration fee is nonrefundable

REGULAR Fee Entry/Payment period (until August 25, 2018): $30 registration* + $45/event.

LATE Fee Entry/Payment period (August 26-September 1): $90 registration* + $135/event

Walk-ins accepted only as space permits. Must contact the tournament organizer no later than Thursday, September 6, 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 September 1, 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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
� All times listed are close of check-in, and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on tournament entries. Be sure to check the schedule before arriving to compete.

� 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.
� Venue opens at 7:00 a.m.
� Equipment check required.
� Events may be gender-mixed if there are at less than 5 fencers of either gender.
� Fencers not checked in by the posted check-in time for their event will not be permitted to compete and no refund of fees will be issued.

SATURDAY (all times are subject to change based on entries)

8:00 Y14 WF
8:00 Y12 WE
8:00 Y12 ME
8:00 Y12 MF
8:00 Cdt WE
10:30 Y10 WS
10:30 Y10 MS
1:00 Y10 WF
1:00 Cdt MF
1:30 Y14 ME
1:30 Vet ME
1:30 Vet WE
2:00 Y12 WS
4:00 Cdt WS
4:00 Y14 MS

SUNDAY (all times are subject to change based on entries)

8:00 Y14 MF
8:00 Y10 MF
8:00 Y10 WE
8:00 Y10 ME
8:00 Cdt ME
9:30 Y12 WF
10:30 Cdt MS
1:00 Cdt WF
1:00 Vet MF
1:00 Vet WF
1:30 Y14 WS
2:00 Y14 WE
4:00 Y12 MS
4:00 Vet MS
4:00 Vet WS

TOURNAMENT ENTRY

** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield Fencing Academy, and Connecticut Division of USA Fencing. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield Fencing Academy, 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 Fairfield Fencing Academy 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: 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), however early to complete membership application.
* Event entry is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing Birth year requirements:

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)
Veteran: Born 1979 or before

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

LOCATION/ PARKING

Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield CT, 06825
Parking is free.

EQUIPMENT VENDORS

Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear: http://www.blue-gauntlet.com

ARMORY

Armorer services will be available (for fee)

FOOD

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

TOURNAMENT STAFF

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

NEARBY HOTELS

Best Western, 100 Kings Hwy Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824
Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Ln, Trumbull, CT 06611
Circle Hotel Fairfield, 417 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

* Equipment check required.
* 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. https://www.usafencing.org/usa-fencing-rule-book
* 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: https://www.usafencing.org/classification-chart
* 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.

* Seeding:
RYC - 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 at the time of the tournament will be used. Current ratings: http://www.usafencing.org/current-member-list. Current point standings: http://www.usafencing.org/current-point-standings
Cadet and Veteran- Letter ranking with year classification. Fencers with equal classifications will be randomized.

* 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.
Y10/Veteran DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minuteperiods 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.
Y12/Y14 DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between).
Cadet 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. Two third place medals awarded.
* Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

Withdrawal:
* 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.

QUALIFICATION PATHS

https://www.usafencing.org/ryc-resources