Preliminary seeding and live results:
http://tinyurl.com/SocalJOQ2018 To be updated. Not available until November 30th, 2018.
Southern California Division Junior Olympic Qualifiers are only open to members of the Socal Division. Fencers must also be registered as representing the USA and have either a passport, green card or permanent resident card. Fencers cannot have represented another country internationally in the last 3 years.
The Open Events are open to fencers of all nationalities and divisions. These are in addition to the Qualifiers and medals will be given to top 4 in each event.
Waiver fees will be considered on a case by case basis. These are for fencers who have financial hardships. They will be required to help setup or take down equipment for the tournament to be considered waiver-eligible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Gladius Fencing Equipment will be onsite as the vendor. Please contact them directly for specific needs. Thank you.
Ratings changes on AskFRED are NOT official. Only ratings listed on the USA Fencing website will be acknowledged.
Please Note: Only Rubber-soled shoes are allowed in the gymnasium. PLEASE respect the venue!
Venue is Pasadena City College at the Hutto-Patterson Gym. Parking is $2 for all day parking.
***NOTE: Check in times are due to change with entries!!! Please check back for final close of check-in times November 25th, 2018!***
Sunday December 2nd, 2018
8:30 AM Junior (U20) Men's Epee
9:00 AM Mixed Open Foil
9:00 AM Junior (U20) Men's Saber
9:30 AM Junior (U20) Women's Epee
10:30 AM Junior (U20) Men's Foil
11:30 AM Junior (U20) Women's Foil
12:00 PM Open Mixed Saber
12:00 PM Cadet (U17) Men's Epee
1:30 PM Cadet (U17) Women's Epee
2:00 PM Cadet (U17) Men's Foil
2:30 PM Cadet (U17) Women's Foil
2:30 PM Open Mixed Epee
3:00 PM Junior (U20) Women's Saber
4:00 PM Cadet (U17) Men's Saber
5:30 PM Cadet (U17) Women's Saber
There will be at least 8 grounded strips and 13 strips in total.
USFA now requires the use of 800N Saber Gloves. Please ensure that all Saber fencers are now equipped with these gloves at this tournament otherwise you will not be able to fence. Also any foil fencers using chest protectors must have the additional padding. Referees will be checking this on strip.
In order to be considered registered payment must be received.
$35 per event.
**REGULAR FEE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 25th, 2018.
**REGISTRATION FEE AT THE DOOR IS $70.
ONLY CASH AND CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.
IF PAYING CASH, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE. NO change will be provided.
There will be no refunds after November 30th, 2018.
Fencers who qualify for junior, if age eligible, are auto qualified for cadet events. If you registered for both junior and cadet, then qualify at the junior event, thereby also qualifying for cadet, but decide on tournament day not to fence the cadet event, you will not receive a refund for the cadet entry fee.
For complete qualifying and appeal information, please refer to the Athlete Handbook which can be downloaded from the USFA website.
Fence offs to break ties will only be done if needed. 100% promotion, however if necessary due to tournament circumstances, only 80% may be promoted. Genders will not be combined.
Ratings used will be those from the USA Fencing website as of Thursday November 29th, 2018. Any ratings earned after that or not reported to the national office will not be used. Seeding will be posted on the Friday prior to the event. Please check your seeding and email me, email@example.com, with any corrections or changes. We have a lot of events to run in one day, so it is best to have corrections made prior to Friday, November 30th,2018. Rating changes on AskFRED are not official.
USFA Membership - USFA rules will be enforced. All fencers must be current members of the USFA . Proof of USFA membership is either an unexpired membership card, an email from the USFA or listing on the USFA website. Membership forms will be available at the tournament or may be downloaded from the USFA website however USFA is charging $10 extra for paper entry forms. To speed up the process, it will be better to renew membership online at usfencing.org. If proof of membership is unavailable fencers will be required to submit a new membership application form with payment at the door. No exceptions.
Weapons are checked (weights and shims) during pools and direct eliminations for all events.
Eligible Birth years:
JUNIOR: 1999-2005 Or Cadet points
CADET: 2002-2005 Or Y14 points
Preregistration opens on Sept. 28.
Preregistration closes on November 25th, 2018.