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Rain City Fall RJCC (Region 1) Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Rain City Fencing Center presents our fall Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit. RJCCs are an important qualifying path for Junior Olympics and the July Challenge.
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 08/07/2018
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Rain City Fall RJCC (Region 1)
September 15-16, 2018
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce our fall Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit! RJCCs are regional point events for Cadet and Junior fencers.

Registration is through the USA Fencing membership platform here: https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3146

Live results are published through Fencing Time Live here:
https://www.fencingtimelive.com?t=65

---------- Schedule by Weapon ----------

Cadet Men's Epee -- Sunday 2:00 PM
Junior Men's Epee -- Saturday 2:00 PM

Cadet Women's Epee -- Sunday 10:00 AM
Junior Women's Epee -- Saturday 10:00 AM

Cadet Men's Foil -- Saturday 10:00 AM
Junior Men's Foil -- Sunday 10:00 AM

Cadet Women's Foil -- Saturday 2:00 PM
Junior Women's Foil -- Sunday 2:00 PM

Cadet Men's Saber -- Sunday 11:00 AM
Junior Men's Saber -- Saturday 12:00 PM

Cadet Women's Saber -- Sunday 2:00 PM
Junior Women's Saber -- Saturday 3:00 PM

---------- Schedule by Day ----------

Saturday, September 15th

9:00 AM - Doors open
10:00 AM - Cadet Men's Foil
10:00 AM - Junior Women's Epee
12:00 PM - Junior Men's Saber
2:00 PM - Junior Men's Epee
2:00 PM - Cadet Women's Foil
3:00 PM - Junior Women's Saber

Sunday, September 16th

9:00 AM - Doors open
10:00 AM - Junior Men's Foil
10:00 AM - Cadet Women's Epee
11:00 AM - Cadet Men's Saber
2:00 PM - Cadet Men's Epee
2:00 PM - Junior Women's Foil
2:00 PM - Cadet Women's Saber

All times listed are close of registration. Fencing will begin within ten minutes of that time, so be prepared!

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.

Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event.


---------- Points Information ----------

Regional points are awarded to all competitors in each event, with first place earning 100 points and others receiving proportionally fewer based on the size of the event.

For Junior Olympics, fencers who have earned at least 110 points are qualified.

For the July Challenge, fencers who have earned at least 65 points are qualified.

This event is in Region 1, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Fencers from outside Region 1 are welcome to fence, but only Region 1 fencers will earn regional points.


---------- Registration Information ----------

Registration is through the USA Fencing membership platform here:

https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3146

Entry fees will vary depending on when you make your payment.

On or before August 31, 2018 (at 11:59pm PDT):
- $20 registration fee
- $30 per event

After August 31, 2018 (at 11:59pm PDT), triple fees will apply:
- $60 registration fee
- $90 per event

Note that USA Fencing adds a $5 Admin Fee to your registration. This fee is mandated by USA Fencing and is not part of the entry fees we receive.

All registrations and payments must be made through the USA Fencing site.

Registration and admin fees are non-refundable. You may request a refund of event fees through the USA Fencing site. Refund requests must be received by Friday, September 14th.


---------- Venue Information ----------

The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 747-6300

For directions, see http://www.raincityfencing.com/about-us/contact/. Note that due to light rail construction in our area, access to RCFC is only from the south. See the map on our website for more details.


---------- Tournament Rules ----------

All fencers must be current competitive members of the USA Fencing. You may join or renew your membership while registering online. Foreign fencers must be current members of their nation's fencing federation AND register for a USA Fencing "Foreign Fencer" membership.

Full regulation uniform according to USA Fencing rules is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.

For foil, masks with electric bibs are required for all events.

For epee, a conductive surface can ground out the opponent's weapon. Epee fencers may NOT wear electric foil or saber masks. Two-weapon fencers must have two masks, or a mask with an exchangeable bib.

In all three weapons, hard plastic chest protectors are required for women and optional for men. In foil, fencers who wear a chest protector must have padding with an approved FIE mark. RCFC expects to have a limited quantity of the new chest protectors available for purchase.


---------- Age Eligibility ----------

Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:

Cadet: Born in 2002 through 2005
Junior: Born in 1999 through 2005

Fencers with Youth-14 National points are eligible to fence in Cadet events.
Fencers with Cadet National points are eligible to fence in Junior events.

If your USA Fencing membership card does not indicate "DOB: VERIFIED", please bring a form of government-issued ID or photocopy of a birth certificate for age verification.


---------- Event Seeding ----------

Fencers' classifications and club and division affiliations will be validated against the USA Fencing membership database as of September 14th. It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to that date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.

Per USA Fencing guidelines, fencers will be seeded by National Rolling Points Standings as of Monday, September 10th (regardless of classification), then by classification letter, and finally by classification year within their letter.


---------- Equipment Check ----------

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, body cords, gloves, and foil/saber mask cords.

Important note for saber fencers: All saber fencers must use 800N gloves.

Fencers who are in the Seattle area prior to the event can get equipment checked at Rain City Fencing Center on Friday, September 14th from 4:00-7:00 PM.


---------- Nearby Hotels ----------

For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, the following hotels are located near the venue. There will be no shuttle service from the hotels to the venue. Parking at the venue will be available.

Official Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-869-5300

Other Nearby Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
425-453-4100

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-869-6548
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bvufi

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-882-1222
http://www.marriott.com/BVUWA


---------- Airport ----------

Seattle is served by Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) and is 20 miles from the venue.