USA Fencing Announces the 2018-2019 Badawi Challenge RJCC & RYC Challenge with Region 5 Youth, Cadet and Junior events hosted by the Texas Fencing Academy and International Fencers Alliance - Sponsored by Blue Gauntlet. The Regional Youth and Junior Cadet Circuit (RYC & RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Y10/Y12/Y14/Cadet and Junior aged fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC levels. The RYC & RJCC is also a part of the qualifying path for national tournaments including Summer Nationals.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: For Days and Close of Check-in Times for all events, please go to USFA at: https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3221
REGULAR FEES REGISTRATION EXTENDED FOR RJCC?RYC EVENTS:
- Events will change to 3X fees on December 28th.
- Late Entry Deadline is Jan 5
VENUE: • Austin Sports Center • 425 Woodward St • Austin, TX 78704 • For more info on venue go to:http://www.austinsportscenter.com
VENDOR INFORMATION: Exclusive vendor of fencing equipment at venue - Blue Gauntlett.
AIRPORT: Austin - Bergstrom International Airport(AUS) 8.8miles from venue
HOST HOTEL: ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE - HOTEL
Hampton Inn Austin/Airport Area
4141 Governors Row 78744
Best Western Plus
2200 S I35 Frontage Road 78704
3401 S I35 Frontage Road 78741
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TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES * Fencers must check-in with their membership card or a letter of good standing.
AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 8 finishers in each event.
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION TIMES Registration for ALL events opens 1hour prior to close The armory will be open for equipment inspection starting at 6pm at the Venue on Friday, Jan 18th. Competitors in early events on Saturday are encouraged to come in at that time for equipment check. Equipment check will continue on Sat & Sun at 7AM until last event finishes.
EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES * 800N FIE Saber gloves are required as of Oct 1, 2015. Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tears, or holes. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm. Names on uniforms are not required per RJCC/ROC guidelines. Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform; women must wear chest protector. Foil chest protectors must have new padding. Mask: 12K punch test. Sewn-in or channel (Leon Paul X-change style) bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required. Any attachment to a weapon's 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. TOURNAMENT FORMAT All events will be one round of pools with 100% promotion to direct eliminations tableau. No fence off for 3rd place for individual events.
POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS: Please see the Athlete Handbook for the latest details on points for RYC/RJCC events, as well as qualifications to National Events.