Annual Division Championship Tournament/Qualifiers for the 2019 Summer Nationals at the Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215
Division meeting to follow end of competition on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
March 30 & 31 2019,
(online Pre-payment remains unavailable)
Fees if pre-registered on FRED BEFORE midnight on Thursday, March 28, 2019:
$30.00 - One time Registration Fee
$5.00 - cost of each event you fence
Forms of payment taken at the event:
Checks (made payable to Ark-La-Miss Division)
SATURDAY, March 30. 2019:
8:30 AM Div2 Senior Men's Epee
8:30 AM Div2 Senior Women's Epee
11:30 AM Y14 Men's Epee
11:30 AM Y14 Men's Saber
1:30 PM Y14 Women's Saber
1:30 PM Div2 Women's Saber
SUNDAY, March 31, 2019:
8:30 AM Div2 Women's Foil
8:30 AM Div2 Men's Foil
11:30 AM Y14 Women's Epee
11:30 AM Y14 Women's Foil
1:30 PM Y14 Men's Foil
1:30 PM Div2 Men's Saber
Fencers are expected to check-in within one hour of each of their events.
Even though no payments will be taken online, all entries will be approved before posting as complete on the "Who's Coming" list.
**Annual Membership Meeting will take place after fencing on Saturday, March 30, 2019**
IMPORTANT TOPICS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE DIVISIONAL MEETING. WE ASK THAT AT LEAST ONE MEMBER FROM EACH USFA MEMBER/AFFILIATE CLUB BE PRESENT AND EXPECTING TO PARTICIPATE. New Officers will be elected for all positions.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY -- YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING IT. ALSO CHECK YOUR ASKFRED CONTACT INFORMATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT! (This is how we contact you about updates to the tournament)
Caddo Magnet High School
1601 Viking Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Any event having less than 4 registered (paid and cleared) competitors at the close of pre-registration on March 28, 2019 will NOT BE FENCED. The fencers registered (paid) in those events will be considered the only qualifiers in that event.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Please print this waiver, fill it out, signed by parent/guardian of those under 18 years of age, and present it at check in.
IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TOURNAMENT TO HAVE PRINTED FORMS. PLEASE PRINT YOUR FORMS AT HOME.
AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR DIVISION/SECTION/SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIER
Div 2/3 - 2005 (or earlier)
Y14 - 2004-2007*
(*or on NRPS for the next younger age bracket)
Format and tournament details (The Fine Print)
All individual events will be 1 round of pools with 100% promoted to a single elimination DE tableau.
Awards given to top 3 for Div 2/3 and top 2 for Y14
Original seeding will be based on classification (e.g., B13, C11, etc.). Initial seeding, seeding after pools and final placements will be posted in the venue. Unlike most regional tournaments, third place bout WILL be fenced.
All fencers must be current competitive members of the USFA and citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Fencers may join the USFA at the door (online membership registration is preferred). Please bring your completed USFA membership form and signed waiver with you. USFA cards must be presented at check-in if you do not appear on or if your classification is different from the Current Members List located online here:
Fencers under 18 must have any new membership form and a waiver signed by parents. Waiver may be downloaded from the ALM website and signed by parents prior to the tournament.
Coaches signature is not valid and will NOT be accepted.
There are NO alternates for any competition at the USFA Summer Nationals Championship tournament.
Classifications can be awarded at a Division/Section Summer Nationals qualifying. Y14 events must be C1 or greater for a classification to be rated.
An athlete is permitted to fence in the qualifying competitions of the Division/Section reflected in his/her current USFA membership only IF:
1) The athlete is a U.S. citizen OR permanent resident of the United States and a current competitive member of the USFA And
2) The athlete's birth year falls in that age bracket OR
3) The athlete is on the national rolling point standings in the next younger age bracket