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2019 Vango Winter Open Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
2019 Edition of the Vango Winter Open! Events in Senior, and Veteran categories, with cash prizes for the Senior events!
Vango Toronto Fencing Center: Markham, ON
posted 01/09/2019
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Date: March 9-10, 2019

Venue:
Vango Toronto Fencing Center
980 Denison Street
Markham, ON
L3R 3K5


EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday March 9
08:30 Senior Men's Epee
10:30 Senior Women's Foil
11:00 Senior Women's Sabre
14:00 Senior Men's Sabre

Sunday March 10
08:30 Senior Men's Foil
09:30 Senior Women's Epee
10:00 Veteran Men's Sabre, Veteran Women's Sabre
12:00 Veteran Men's Foil, Veteran Women's Foil
14:00 Veteran Men's Epee, Veteran Women's Epee

PRIZES
INDIVIDUAL SENIOR EVENT MEDALISTS WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES according to the following structure:

GOLD: MINIMUM 20% Total Event Registration Fee
SILVER: MINIMUM 10% Total Event Registration Fee
BRONZE: MINIMUM 5% Total Event Registration Fee

For example: events with 50 participants will guarantee cash prizes of at least $500, $250, and $125 for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists.


PREREGISTRATION AND FEES:
Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 12pm NOON and is only accepted on AskFred.

Registrations after 12pm NOON March 6, 2019 are considered late and face a doubling in fees per event.


EVENT FEES

$10 Administration Fee per participant.

$50 per SENIOR and VETERAN event if registration is received by 12pm NOON on WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019.


Registrations received after 12pm NOON on WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 will incur double fees: $100 per event.

All fees are to be paid at the door, CASH, CHEQUE OR DEBIT ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Cheques should be payable to "Vango Toronto Fencing Inc".

COMPETITION AGE CATEGORIES
Competition age categories will be enforced according to the CFF Age Category Definitions. Fencers must be at least 13 or 40 years of age as of December 31, 2018 to participate in the SENIOR or VETERAN events, respectively.

https://www.fencing.ca/content/competition-age-categories

COMPETITION FORMAT

One round of pools with 100% promotion to direct elimination tableau.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Vango Open is sanctioned by the Ontario Fencing Association and the Canadian Fencing Federation.

All fencers using the Leon Paul X-Change mask are required to have a two-point retention system. All masks must be in good condition, with enough retention in the back strap and tongue to ensure that the mask is a snug fit on the fencer's head. This competition does not specifically require masks with the new fastening system as outlined in the Materials Rulebook published in December 2017.

Results from INDIVIDUAL SENIOR and VETERAN events will be submitted for CFF Domestic Ranking purposes.

This competition will be run according to current FIE regulations. The Directoire Technique reserves the right to apply or modify these regulations as they see fit as according to section t.15 of the FIE Rules.

ALL (Senior, and Veteran) participants are required to have an active CFF Fencing License or an equivalent license from the participant's home institute. You may purchase/renew your license via the Canadian Fencing Federation website: https://www.fencing.ca/content/membership-registration. Please be ready to show your purchase receipt at registration to confirm License Validation.

USFA members must show a valid USFA membership card. Please enter your USFA membership number in the "CFF License" field.

All fencers are REQUIRED to wear a sous-plastron (half/under-jacket) and fencing pants with long socks so that the legs are fully protected. Track pants will not be permitted as substitutions for fencing pants.

The new soft overlay chest protectors are not specifically required for foil events in this competition, although they will be required for future competitions.

All foil fencers are REQUIRED to have a conductive foil bib.

Participants that enter in multiple events may be required to fence multiple bouts without breaks. Should conflicts arise, participants may be asked to withdraw from an event.