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Thrust Fall ROC- Div 1A/Div 2/non-regional Cdt/Jr Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018
Walk-ins accepted at triple fee
Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY
posted 07/11/2018
More Info
Note,CWS and JWS events have been cancelled

We cannot delay the start of events due to traffic conditions. If running late call the Bout Committee at 929-398-5644; we will try to accommodate, but there are no guarantees.

E-mail inquiries must be received prior to noon on Dec 7, after which time e-mails will not be answered through the duration of the tournament.

Preliminary seeding has been posted at https://www.fencingtimelive.com?t=1596. Report any errors in classification, division, or club representation.

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THRUST FALL DIV 1A/DIV2 REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT (ROC) plus NON-REGIONAL CADET AND JUNIOR EVENTS
December 8-9, 2018


The Eugene Levy Fieldhouse
Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/campus-life/athletics/athletic-facilities

Free Parking, 60,000 sf venue, comfortable spectator seating, free Wi-Fi

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

WEBSITE: Live tournament seeding and results: http://www.fencingtimelive.com

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REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT (ROC)
https://www.usafencing.org/roc-resources

The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC Division I level. Other competitive opportunities in the ROC tournaments are provided for Veteran (40 & Older) and Division II (C, D, E or U) fencers. ROC tournaments are open to current USA Fencing competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions and to foreign fencers with current FIE licenses. However, foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in USA Fencing National Championship events. In the event that a foreign fencer finishes within the qualifying group, the foreign fencer will be skipped and only the highest-finishing eligible domestic fencers will qualify.

In each ROC category (Division I-A, Division II, and Veterans) competitions will award points to the top 40% of the competitive field (rounded up to the next higher integer) to a maximum of 64th place, using the point tables for regional competitions found in The Athlete�s Handbook Appendix 2.5. Only the best 3 results, in each respective category, count towards the point total. These points may qualify D1A, DV2, and Veteran ROC fencers to the USA Fencing National Championships in D1A, DV2, DV3, and Veteran. The ROC point standings are not used for seeding National level tournaments. Only ROC events award regional ranking points.

**Entry is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions:

Div I-A (any rating): Born 2005 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List

Div2 (C,D,E or U rating): Born 2005 or before

Cadet: Born in 2002 through 2005; Fencers with Youth-14 National points are eligible to fence in Cadet events.

Junior: Born in 1999 through 2005; Fencers with Cadet National points are eligible to fence in Junior events.

Cadet and Junior events are non-regional, and no points are awarded. These events are subject to participation limits.

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TOURNAMENT STAFF
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Escrime Management: George Janto, David Sapery, Cheryl Delaney, Lisa Campi-Sapery
Referee Coordinator/Head Referee: Lisa Campi Sapery (If interested in working as a referee, contact Lisa at lisasapery@hotmail.com)
Armory: Armory services available (for fee)

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
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REGULAR ROC fee entry/payment period: thru November 27, 2018: $30 registration fee plus $50/event
LATE ROC fee entry/payment period: November 28-December 1: $90 registration fee plus $150/event.

REGULAR Cadet/Junior fee entry/payment period: thru November 27, 2018: $30 registration fee plus $20/event
LATE Cadet/Junior fee entry/payment period: November 28-December 1: $90 registration fee plus $60/event.

WALK-IN: Walk-ins are accepted ONLY as space permits. You must confirm with the organizer no later than December 6. Late entry 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 and USA Fencing fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on December 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 for any reason.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES:
Times are subject to change.

We strongly encourage you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration. Fencers not checked in at posted close of check-in time will not be permitted to compete, and no refund of entry fees will be issued. Fencers must check-in each day they fence.

SATURDAY
Times are subject to change.

Cadet Mens Foil 8:30 AM
Junior Womens Foil 8:30 AM
Div 1A Senior Women's Epee 9:00 AM
C & Under Senior Men's Epee 9:00 AM
Div 1A Senior Women's Saber 9:30 AM
Div 1A Senior Men's Foil 12:00 NOON
C & Under Senior Women's Foil 12:00 NOON
Junior Mens Saber 12:15 PM
Cadet Womens Epee 12:30 PM
Junior Mens Epee 12:30 PM
C & Under Senior Men's Saber 3:00 PM
Cadet Womens Saber 3:30 PM

SUNDAY
Times are subject to change.

Cadet Womens Foil 8:00 AM
Junior Mens Foil 8:00 AM
C & Under Senior Women's Epee 8:30 AM
Div 1A Senior Men's Epee 8:30 AM
C & Under Senior Women's Saber 9:00 AM
Div 1A Senior Women's Foil 11:30 AM
C & Under Senior Men's Foil 12:00 NOON
Cadet Mens Saber 12:30 PM
Junior Womens Epee 12:30 PM
Cadet Mens Epee 12:30 PM
Div 1A Senior Men's Saber 3:00 PM
Junior Womens Saber 3:30 PM

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TOURNAMENT ENTRY
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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 following from any and all claims and/or liability in any way related to or arising out of this tournament to the fullest extent allowed by law: USA Fencing and its sponsors, New Jersey Division of USA Fencing, Thrust Fencing Academy, Rockland County Community College, Escrime Management, tournament staff, tournament volunteers, and referees. With entry you give consent to Thrust Fencing Academy and its representatives (including without limitation any tournament personnel) to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital, EMS personnel, 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. Thrust Fencing Academy and Rockland County Community College are not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Entry is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions:

Div I-A (any rating): Born 2005 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List
Div 2 (C,D,E, or U rating): Born 2005 or before

Cadet: Born in 2002 through 2005; Fencers with Youth-14 National points are eligible to fence in Cadet events.
Junior: Born in 1999 through 2005; Fencers with Cadet National points are eligible to fence in Junior events.


The USA Fencing Athlete Handbook (http://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook) contains detailed information on qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.

** Results posted at the venue and on FRED are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.

**USFA rules apply: http://www.usafencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book
**Full USA Fencing regulation uniform is required. Electric bib required in foil events. 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.

**Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords.

** Current USA Fencing competitive membership, FIE, or other foreign federation 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 at the venue.

TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS

** 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 proof of fencing federation membership (USA Fencing, FIE, or foreign federation.

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TOURNAMENT FORMAT/RULES
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** USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usafencing.org/athletes-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 ROC
* 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
** 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. 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.
** 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 inches permitted. Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords when reporting to the strip.
** Weapon Handle: Any attachment to a weapon 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.

** Ratings can be awarded if criteria met. See USFA ratings chart at: https://www.usafencing.org/classification-chart

SEEDING

The format for all events is one round of pools maximized to 6 and 7 fencers as possible, with 100% promoted to a direct elimination table. Fencers from the same club will be separated as much as possible in the first round of competition. Cadet and Junior events may be gender-mixed if less than 6 in either event. ROC events will not be gender-mixed.

Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used (ratings posted on FRED are 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. Current ratings: https://member.usafencing.org/search/members. Current point standings: http://www.usafencing.org/current-point-standings

DV1A:
1. Current Senior national rolling point standings regardless of classification
2. Classification and year
3. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

DIVII:
1. Classification and year
2. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

JUNIOR/CADET:
1. Classification and year
2. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

FORMAT
** One preliminary round of pools (5-touch/3 minute bouts), then all fencers advance to direct elimination round (15 touch/9-minute bouts.). DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round. Fencers are seeded by their results in the pool round wherein the results of fencers in all the pools are ordered by best results to poorest results: highest ratio of victories vs. bouts fenced, touches scored vs. touches received. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
** 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.

SPECTATORS:

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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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). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC. 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.

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FOOD
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Food and beverage concessions will be available.

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QUALIFICATION INFO
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https://www.usafencing.org/regional-events

Results posted at the venue and on-line are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.

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NEARBY HOTELS
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Crowne Plaza Suffern- Mahwah http://www.cpsuffernhotel.com

Hampton Inn and Suites- Mahwah http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hampton-inn-and-suites-mahwah-MAHWHHX/index.html

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott - Mahwah - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrfm-fairfield-inn-and-suites-mahwah/

Hampton Inn - Nanuet - http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-nanuet-HPNNUHX/index.html

THE TIME - Nyack - http://www.thetimehotels.com/nyack/

Courtyard by Marriott Montvale http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrmv-courtyard-montvale/

Howard Johnson Suffern http://www.hojo.com/hotels/new-york/suffern/howard-johnson-inn-suffern/hotel-overview

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER

Thrust Fencing Academy
35 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
http://thrustfencingacademy.com
917-371-5603
e-mail: thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com

Thrust Fencing Academy takes pride in providing families an affordable haven for kids and adults to learn one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Located at the historic YMCA in Nyack, New York, Thrust Fencing Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of students age 5- young adult through the Olympic sport of fencing. Coach Mika�il Sankofa (Three Time Olympian, Hungarian Honors Maestro�s Degree) has over 20 years of experience teaching students fencing at beginner, National, and World class levels.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the Thrust Athletic Foundation - a 501c3 organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of athletes involved in the sport of fencing in the Rockland and Westchester areas.