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The 2019 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events Jan 25, 2019
Join us for the veteran events the night before the Battle in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest annual event. Come fence with vet fencers from all over the country!
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 08/24/2018
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The USFA Western Washington Division presents
The 2019 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events
January 25, 2019
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

The Battle in Seattle is the Western Washington Division's largest annual event, drawing fencers from all over the country. Join us on the evening before the Battle for some great veteran fencing!

The veteran events are not part of the ROC, so you will not earn qualification by fencing this event. You must fence in the ROC events on the weekend to qualify.

To sign up for the Division I-A (ROC) events at the Battle in Seattle, please visit

---------- Schedule ----------

Registration for all events closes on Friday 1/25/19 at 6:00pm. Fencing will start shortly thereafter.

Arrive early to get your equipment checked! We will be running on a strict schedule so your promptness is appreciated.

Fencers may NOT fence in two simultaneous events without the prior permission from the bout committee.

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, 100% promoted to direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.

Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top 4 finishers in each event.

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

Registration fees will vary depending on when you make your payment:

Before 11:59pm PST on Wednesday January 16, 2019:
- $25 per event

After January 16, 2019, fees will double:
- $50 per event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid on AskFRED. Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, use the refund form on Refunds must be requested within two weeks following the event.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:

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

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

For directions, visit

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

All fencers must be current competitive members of the USFA. You may join or renew your USFA membership at the door. Foreign fencers must have a USFA membership number which can be obtained for free by signing up for a "Foreign Fencer Membership" at (This must be done every season.)

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

USFA rules require that all participants were born in 1979 or earlier.

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

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, gloves, bodycords and headcords.

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

Official Hotel
Marriott Courtyard Bellevue/Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Battle in Seattle Rate:
$126 (plus tax) per night
Must book by January 1, 2019
Reservation link: Coming soon

Other Nearby Hotels
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004