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NEUSFA 2019 Pomme De Terre Individual Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019
NEUSFA's 31st annual Pomme de Terre. See more info for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS and info for FOREIGN fencers. BLUE GAUNTLET will be on site for equipment needs.
Brandeis University, Gosman Sports Center: Waltham, MA
posted 01/10/2019
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New England Division USFA (NEUSFA) will hold the 31st Annual Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University on June 15 & June 16, 2019.


1. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE FOR LATE ENTRY. Please, DO NOT email me with your reason for not registering on time. The answer will not be any different than what is stated here.

2. NO WALKINS WILL BE ALLOWED - only preregistered and PAID competitors may fence.

3. US fencers - you must be current COMPETITIVE MEMBERS of USFA. There are no day memberships; High School, and noncompetitive memberships are ineligible.

4 FOREIGN athletes. We welcome your participation at the PdT; however, you must be a current member of USFA in order to compete. USFA offers a foreign membership for no charge. Please go to the website/membership to obtain your USFA membership. This includes Canadian fencers.

5. Any FOREIGN national with a world ranking within the last 5 years, senior or junior, is not allowed to fence in the E and under. No entries will be refunded for any fencer who registers for this event and is ineligible. We will take your money and not give it back.

6. National point standings DO NOT APPLY at this tournament. If you are under age, you may not participate. See eligibility below.

7. BLUE GAUNTLET is on site for equipment needs.

8. Medals and potato specific prizes (PSPs) are awarded to top 8 in individual events. If you are unable to stay for the award presentation, you must have someone pick up the medal. No awards will be given out before the presentation.

Medals awarded to top 3 teams in team events. Teams fence off for third place.

FORMAT: Vet and E and Under are 100% promotion from pools to Direct Elimination. Opens are 80% promotion from pools to Direct Elimination. Seeding is by classification only; national point standings are not used.

REMINDER: Event Restrictions: You may fence in only one individual event event per day (exception if also qualified for a Vet event). If you are in two events on the same day, (Vet and individual or individual and team) you MUST present yourself at the appropriate strip when called.


Birth year 2005 or earlier. In any tournament where children can fence with adults, the fencer must be 13 BY January 1 of the competition season (August - July).

All fencers must be a current competitive member of the USFA by check in. Memberships will be checked before the event; if you are not compliant you will receive an email requiring you to join/renew and bring proof of current membership. Checkin may be scanned and you will need your card.

Individual Events

Early Registration/Entry Fee Discount per fencer
March 4 - March 31
Registration $30.00
Entry $40.00 per event

Regular Registration/Entry Fee
April 1 - May 18
Registration $40.00
Entry Fee $50.00 per event

Late Registration/Entry Fee
May 19 - May 25
Registration $80.00
Entry Fee $100.00 per event

Triple Entry Fees (per event)
May 26 - June 1
Registration $120.00
Entry Fee $150.00 per event

NO WALKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Preregistered without completing payment does not mean you can walk in.

All team events are $75.00 and registration closes on June 2 for teams. There is no extension of the team deadline. Team events are limited to 8 teams and no more than ONE team per club unless less than 8 register by the deadline. Teams registered and not paid will be periodically deleted to allow other teams to register with payment.

REFUNDS - For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received in writing no later than June 1, 2019.
Registration fees are nonrefundable. Absolutely no refunds after June 1. Refunds will be processed no later than 4-6 weeks following the tournament.

We are not responsible for any askfred website outages and will not make fee adjustments for any reason. Please register in a timely manner to avoid any payment issues on askfred.

Payment is required with registration; unpaid preregistrations will be periodically deleted.

To receive a free t-shirt and avoid additional registration and entry fees, you must register and pay by June 1. Registering early helps us to ensure that we have enough qualified referees for this tournament. Please help us and avoid late fees by registering early!

The tournament will be held in the Gosman Sports Center at Brandeis University. Information about the Brandeis campus, including directions, can be found here.
Commuter Rail (Fitchburg/South Acton line, Brandeis/Roberts stop) and bus access (Bus #553, stops at Brandeis) are available. Check schedules at

(Times listed are close of registration)

Saturday, June 15 (times subject to change)
08:00 AM - Men's Epee Open
08:00 AM - Men's Foil E-Under
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Foil
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Sabre
11:00 AM - Men's Sabre Open
11:00 AM - Vet Men's Foil
12:00 PM - Women's Foil E-Under
12:00 PM - Women's Epee Open
1:30 PM - Women's Sabre E-Under

Sunday, June 16 (times subject to change)
08:00 AM - Men's Foil Open
08:00 AM - Men's Epee E-Under
08:00 AM - Vet Women's Epee
11:00 AM - Men's Sabre E-Under
11:00 AM - Women's Sabre Open
12:30 PM - Women's Foil Open
12:30 PM - Women's Epee E-Under
12:30 PM - Vet Men's Epee
2:00 PM - Vet Men's Sabre

Check In will begin at 7AM each morning.

Weapons Check:
Friday 4 - 7 pm.
Saturday 7 am - end of tournament
Sunday 7 am - end of tournament
If you are only fencing on Sunday you are encouraged to have your weapons checked on Saturday; please come after 1PM for weapons being checked for Sunday.
Full equipment check, mask, lames, gloves, body and head cords

Host hotel information is as follows:

Courtyard Marriott
Winter Street
Waltham, MA

Group Name: NEUSFA
Dates Group discount is available: June 14 and 15, 2019
Group Rate: $149.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax per night
Cutoff Date: May 7, 2019
Link: Book your reservation at Courtyard with NEUSFA group rate

For guests that do not want to book online, please contact the Courtyard reservations office at (866) 296-2285. State the name of your group (NEUSFA-Boston Fencing club) to receive the discounted rate. If guests require any special room accommodations, they must stated at the time of making their reservation. If any guests would like to reserve nights outside of the group block or have any questions making a reservation, please contact Anya Wright Sean directly at

The group discount will be available until May 7, 2018. After that, rooms will be released and the group discount will no longer apply.

Using an online mapping service? The address of the Gosman Center is 415 South Street, Waltham, MA.


Contact Linda Merritt,