COMPETITION SITE: Huntersville Recreation Center
COMPETITION DATE: June 1-2
ONLINE ENTRY FEE:
Open Events: $45 for first event; $15 for each additional event
Y12 Events: $25 for first event; $10 for each additional event
ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES: Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on May 24th. Only registrations on the ncsports.org page will be recognized as official registrations.
** There will not be on-site registration!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Men's Epee - 9am
Women's Foil - 9am
Women's Saber - 11am
Y12 Foil - 1pm
Y 12 Saber - 2pm
Men's Foil - 9am
Women's Epee - 9am
Men's Saber - 11am
Y12 Epee - 1pm
COMPETITION FORMAT: Fencers will compete in pools of approximately 5-7 athletes, and then the results from the pool bouts will be used to place competitors into the direct elimination brackets. There will be 100% advancement into the direct elimination brackets. Direct elimination bouts will continue through the finals to determine overall placement.
EQUIPMENT: Masks, gloves, body/mask cords, and lames will be checked by armory. Competitors will need at least two of each of the following (with valid inspection marks) when showing up to strip: Body/Mask cords and weapons. Fencers will not need their names stenciled on their uniforms for this event. Saber fencers must have an FIE 800N glove.
AWARDS: The Top 3 finishers overall in each event will receive Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. There will be no fence-off for 3rd place, thus there will be two bronze medals awarded. We will award medals to the Top 3 Veteran, Cadet, and Junior if participation allows. All medalists will qualify for the 2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg, VA.
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: Fencers must be registered for this event through the State Games registration system. Only registrations through the ncsports.org page will be recognized as official registrations. Please go here for the State Games registration page: https://ncsports.org/event/poweradesg_fencing/register/
RULES: USA Fencing rules will govern competition.
USA FENCING MEMBERSHIPS: Fencers must have a current Competitive Membership. It is recommended that the fencers bring one of the following for proof of membership: a current membership card with a valid expiration date of 7/31/2019 or later, a print out showing proof of paid membership with a valid expiration date of 7/31/2019 or later, or a screenshot/picture of either of the aforementioned readily available on an electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet, etc.
There will be no computers available for fencers to submit new/renewing membership information online and any membership that does not process cannot be resolved before Monday thus making the fencer ineligible to compete in this tournament. Paper membership forms will not be accepted at this tournament. Collegiate Competitive memberships are not eligible for competition until they have been confirmed and processed by the National Office; please confirm with your college that all necessary paperwork has been submitted to and received by the National Office.
Y12 Fencers must bring proof of their birth year. Acceptable documents include: a state-issued identification card, a passport, or a birth certificate. These documents can be submitted to the National Office in advance of the tournament to verify age. Once the birth year has been verified through the National Office, you will not need to bring the documents to future events.
NATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE: http://www.usafencing.org