DIV. III (D & Under) & Y14 M/W Saber Close of check-in 6:00PM
NEW JERSEY FENCING ALLIANCE (NJFA)
New Jersey Fencing Alliance, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which will utilize the proceeds from this event to continue its corporate focus of introducing the sport of fencing to students, at all levels and ages throughout New Jersey who would not have been able to enjoy the sport and all that it provides, including increased self-esteem, confidence and pride. NJFA has helped enrich the lives of hundreds of young children and their families. Along the way our students have experienced exceptional success both athletically and academically. NJFA is proud to have assisted so many students to earn scholarships for colleges including Division I programs not to mention the hundreds of students that have utilized the NJFA network to assist in college acceptance and employment.
DIV. III MEN'S SABER - Close of check-in 6:00PM
DIV. III WOMEN'S SABER - Close of check-in 6:00PM
Y14 MEN’S SABER – Close of check-in 6:00PM
Y14 WOMEN’S SABER – Close of check-in 6:00PM
New Jersey Fencing Alliance
50 Burnett Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (use 54 Burnett Avenue for GPS). NJFA is conveniently located near all major highways in NJ, NY, CT, and Pennsylvania. Just off Springfield Avenue (via Vermont St). Only a 30 minute train ride from NYC Penn Station (via NJ Transit Mid-Town Direct; http://www.njtransit.com).
NJFA is a fully equipped state-of-the-art fencing salle. This 17,500 sf venue offers 19 grounded official USFA fencing strips with center scoring boxes with repeater lights at each end, men’s and women’s locker rooms, FREE Wireless Internet service, on-site fully equipped Fencing Pro Shop, live results streaming of tournament information, and FREE parking. Overhead monitors also display live results and tournament information.
For directions click the Directions link on the FRED tournament home page.
NJFA prides itself in providing our competitors with qualified referees, an experienced Bout Committee and a friendly staff.
NJFA is a member of the NJ Division of the USFA: http://www.newjerseyfencing.org/
Div III: Open to all fencers born 2005 or earlier with a D, E or U rating. This event is sanctioned by the NJ Division and ratings can be awarded. You can view the USFA ratings chart:
Urgent and important information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. It is the fencer's responsibility to verify that your FRED profile contains your correct e-mail address. (http://www.askfred.net then go to "My FRED").
Registration and Payment must be made through askFred.net. Registration is not complete until payment is made. If you are listed as an incomplete registrant on the askFred list, you will be charged the walk-in event fee. Payment at the door for walk-in registration must be made in cash or check.
USFA rules apply.
All fencers are REQUIRED to present the following documents at check-in:
1. MEMBERSHIP CARD
A valid competitive USFA, other fencing federation, or FIE Membership card.
Obtain/renew membership at: https://www.usafencing.org/membership.
New USFA memberships, new USFA card, or replacement USFA cards can be obtained via USFA. Print membership card: https://www.usafencing.org/membership.
Athletes arriving without proof of USFA or other fencing federation membership must complete all appropriate forms and pay for USFA membership prior to competing.
Tournament fees must be paid at time of your registration (your entry is considered incomplete until your payment is made). Fees and deadlines are established by USA Fencing. Credit card payments are taken on-line through askfred.net.
Regular event fee period ends at midnight the night before the event:
Regular Event Fee: $35 (nonrefundable) Registration is not complete until your full payment is made.
All registrations made after the regular registration date will be considered as walk-ins. Walk-in Registration Fee: $45. ALL WALK IN FEES WILL BE PAID AT THE DOOR IN CASH OR CHECK.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
ALL TIMES POSTED REPRESENT THE CLOSE OF CHECK-IN)
Start times are subject to change - check askfred.net for updates. Fencing will commence shortly after the close of check-in. Fencers should arrive at least 1/2 hour prior to the close of check-in time. This should provide you with ample time to properly warm-up.
Close of check-in for this event will be:
DIV III & Y14 M/W Saber - 6:00 p.m.
- Full USFA regulation uniform is required
- The fencer’s name is NOT required to be displayed on their uniform for this event
- All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary inspection will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE to ensure the presence of the following equipment: underarm plastron, weapons, body cords and all appropriate weapons check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met.
- Fencer must have at least two working weapons, two body cords and two head cords.
- Events will be mixed if less than 6 fencers
- One round of pools with 100% promotion to Direct Elimination rounds.
- No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 3rd place.
- Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. Fencer signature on pool score sheets and DE bout slip implies accuracy.
** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of the USFA and other applicable rules instituted by NJFA. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USFA and its sponsors, NJFA, and referees from any liability. With entry, you give consent to NJFA to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by NJFA and the USFA. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**
NJFA is a member of the NJ Division of the USFA http://www.newjerseyfencing.org/
Seeding is based on the Current National Youth Ranking according to age group and weapon, then your letter ranking with year classification, then fencers with neither points nor classification are seeded on a random basis after the fencers who are seeded by the previous criteria.
New Jersey Fencing Alliance will ONLY use ratings and points standings that have been forwarded to and accepted by USA Fencing in advance of the tournament and then downloaded by us from USA Fencing. This information will be downloaded on three days before the event. Check your current points at:
Check USA rating at:
Fencers should verify their ratings and point standing prior to the event. Any discrepancies must be resolved with the USFA. Only an official e-mail response from USFA will override the ratings/points published on the USFA website.
Each event’s tentative seeding will be posted at the venue and on-line prior to the close of check-in. Final seeding will be posted after close of check-in. It is the fencer's responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any discrepancies in posted seeding information before pool assignments are posted. Any mistakes in posted information throughout the tournament must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes of posting). This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc.
Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made.
Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.
POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS
Classifications (ratings) can be awarded, however youth events must exceed criteria in Group C1 or higher to award changes in classifications. Please refer to the USFA Classification Chart at:
Classifications are not finalized until the complete results and membership forms are received by the National Office.
Photography and filming is permitted; however, NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.
Withdrawal during pools: If a fencer withdraws, or is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part in the competition.
Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. Note that per USA Fencing rules, fencers who are not present for their bout after having started a competition (for reasons other than a verified medical withdrawal) will be excluded from the competition, and national points and/or classifications that might have been earned for that competition will not be awarded. Further disciplinary action can be taken by USA Fencing.
USA Fencing rules apply:
Fencers who are not present for their bout after having started a competition (for reasons other than a verified medical withdrawal) will be excluded from the competition, and national points and/or classifications that might have been earned for that competition will not be awarded. Further disciplinary action can be taken by USA Fencing.
All events will be one round of pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes, with 100% promotion to direct eliminations. Pools of 6 or 7 will be used whenever possible. 100% of the fencers will be promoted to a DE tableau. Direct Elimination Tableau shall be established according to the results of the preliminary pool round. Events with fewer than 11 participants may be two rounds of pools to direct eliminations. There will be no fence off for third place.
Events will be mixed if there are less than 6 competitors of either gender.
Events that are posted as mixed will be gender-separated if at least 6 fencers of either gender enter the event.
We realize that there are many new fencers and parents at this event. We would like to recommend that you review the following guides prior to this tournament. We believe that they will provide assistance in understanding some likely fencing terms and give you a general understanding as to what to expect at a tournament. Guides are a courtesy of fencing.net and the USFA.
BEGINNER'S TOURNAMENT GUIDE (courtesy of fencing.net):
PARENTS GUIDE TO FENCING (courtesy of Fencing.net):
Click the Directions link on the FRED tournament home page.
Plenty of parking at the venue.
NJFA is conveniently located near all major highways in NJ, NY, CT, and Pennsylvania. Just off Springfield Avenue (via Vermont St). Only a 30 minute train ride from NYC Penn Station (via NJ Transit Mid-Town Direct):