This event is sanctioned by USA Fencing's New Jersey Division. Open to fencers born 2005 or earlier. Medals and classifications will be awarded.
BCAF SIGNATURE EPEE EVENT (and Annual Animal Alliance Fundraiser)
On August 2nd 1998, the fencing community lost a great friend. During a summer competition in New Hope at the Bucks County Academy of Fencing, Bob Flynn suddenly passed away in the middle of an epee bout. His dedication to and love of fencing was an inspiration to three generations of fencers. This tournament is dedicated to his memory & contributions to the sport.
We will continue with the "Fencers Eat Free at the Flynn" offer with all additional food sales being donated to Animal Alliance in Lambertville. Animal Alliance is a 501(c)3, non-profit that rescues/rehabilitates shelter cats & dogs, placing 500+ into new homes each year. AA's Planned Pethood clinic provides low cost spay/neuter/vaccines to the public. http://www.animalalliancenj.org/.
FENCERS MUST BRING A **GENEROUS** PETFOOD DONATION IN ORDER TO EAT LUNCH FOR FREE!
Fencers from all over the east coast and further have traveled in previous years to participate in this event. It has been an A-rated event for many of the past 18 years. A great event, with great fencing, and for a great cause! Please join us!
$100 Absolute GC & engraved trophy for Top Finishing Male
$100 Absolute GC & engraved trophy for Top Finishing Female
Engraved prizes for:
Top Junior Fencer
Top Cadet Fencer
Top Vet Fencer
Top Unclassified fencer
Fun prizes for:
Fencer who traveled the furthest to attend & for the fencer who carpooled with the most fencers!
Only one prize per fencer. If a fencer wins two or more categories, the next finishing fencer(s) will receive the lesser prize(s).
Join our event and fence your way through to new fencing equipment!
Doors open one hour before close of check-in. Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet!
10 minute walk on scenic tow path to historic Lambertville full of shops & dining!
** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by BCAF. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, BCAF, referees, and staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to BCAF to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. **
MIXED EPEE: 10:00 AM close of check-in
$35 if registered and PAID online by 09/15/18. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for FREE entry to all BCAF epee events for the 2018/19 season!
$45 if registered and PAID by midnight 9/30/18
$55 if registered and PAID after 10/10/18
$60 at the door for any walk-ins (CASH ONLY)
Use the link in your confirmation e-mail or write to the organizers to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
IN ORDER TO KEEP ACCEPTING ENTRY FEES AT THE DOOR AND TO HELP KEEP THE NUMBER OF NO-SHOWS TO A MINIMUM, BCAF WILL BE INSTITUTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON:
BCAF-Lambertville Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 48 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so a second time, you will not be able to pre-register for BCAF events for the remainder of the season. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
We do understand that an unavoidable circumstance can happen (sickness, family emergency, etc.) which prevent you from showing up, which is why we allow you to miss ONCE without a penalty.
If you do end up on our "no pre-registration list", you are still always welcome to fence at our events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door and paying the walk-in fee.
Starting with the 2018-2019 season, we are instituting a new policy of weeding out duplicate pre-registrations. One week before an event OR if a waiting list becomes necessary (whichever comes first), the organizers will check other area events to see if any of the fencers on our list are also pre-registered for other events. If duplicate pre-registrations are found, the fencer(s) will receive an e-mail asking them to choose which event they will attend. The organizers will re-check the duplicates in 48 hours. If there are still duplicates, the fencer(s) will be removed from our pre-registration.
Event organizers NEED to have a fairly accurate head-count in order to hire the appropriate number of referees. If we over-hire, the club loses a lot of money. If we under-hire, the fencers will have long waits and a bad experience. We don't want either of these to happen.
You may compete in two events in one day IF the check-in times are staggered.
BCAF Waiting-list policy:
Pre-registration limited to first 48 fencers (32 men and 16 women, if there are separate events). If the pre-registration is full, send the organizer an email (email@example.com) with your name, club, and member number. You will be put on the waiting list and notified by a confirmation e-mail from askFRED if space opens up. If you do not yet have an account with askFRED, please create one, so that the organizer can add you manually. Maximum numbers may be adjusted to accommodate as many fencers as possible without double-flighting.
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card at the door. Print your card when you join/renew your membership. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at usafencing.org. Use your credit card number on the renewal form for your USA Fencing membership payment. Bear in mind, USA Fencing now charges a $10 fee to renew your membership by mail/paper.
All fencers are expected to wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Aug 1, 2018, all FOIL fencers who wear a rigid chest protector (some men, and ALL women) will need to wear the new padded design. The chest protector will also need to be worn UNDER the plastron.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT will be at the discretion of the meet manager and announced prior to the start of the event. If separate men's and women's events are scheduled, they may be combined if there are fewer than six fencers in either event. Events may be combined by unanimous vote if there are 6 - 14 fencers in either event.
Other snacks & beverages will be available for purchase. Pizza will be brought in for lunch at $2/slice.
Directions can be found at: https://www.bcaf.com/ (see bottom of page)