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Appling Legacy Open Hawaii (ALOHA) Sep 14, 2019
Aloha Fencers! Join us on Saturday Sept 14 for the Appling Legacy Open Hawaii. (ALOHA) This tournament is our annual memorial of Donald (Don) Appling, local hero who fenced competitively until he passed away at the age of 92.
The Battleship Missouri Memorial: Honolulu, HI
posted 07/15/2019
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Don Appling Legacy Open Hawaii
Aloha Fencers!
Join us September 14th 2019, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The Appling Legacy Open Hawaii (ALOHA) fencing competition is the USA Fencing Hawaii Division’s annual tribute to the late Don Appling, his exemplary life, spirit, and dedication to fencing.

Throughout his career Lt Col Donald Appling served in all three branches of the military and it was little surprise that he also excelled in all weapons of fencing. His unparalleled competitive fencing career spanned over 70 years, inspiring young and old.

Beginning this year, we would like to extend our invitation to all fencers age 13 and over to compete and honor Don’s lifelong commitment to the sport.

Two events will be contested, senior mixed foil and senior mixed epee. Both events will be fenced as a single round of pools, 100% promoted to direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.
Medals will be awarded to the top 4 finishers.
A point based system will determine the combined overall winner for the open as well as the combined overall winner for the veteran events. Winners will have their name engraved in a perpetual trophy.

This year’s event will take place on the deck of the legendary Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on September 14th, 2019. An homage to Don’s service to the nation and his love of fencing. We invite all fencers to come, participate and celebrate in this historic sport event. Don’s spirit will be with us.

Event fees:
$20 tournament registration fee.
$20 per event.

Registration & Travel to Venue

There is a cap of thirty (30) fencers per event. This will be a USA Fencing sanctioned tournament. Current competitive membership is required. Regulation uniforms are required, though names on jackets, lames and knickers are not required.

IMPORTANT - CHECK IN / BAG DROP:
THE MISSOURI IS LOCATED ON AN ACTIVE MILITARY BASE. IF YOU TRAVEL TO THE VENUE ON PUBLICLY AVAILABLE SHUTTLES, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CARRY ANY BAG/PURSE/FANNY PACK WITH YOU.

THE USA FENCING HAWAII DIVISION HAS ORGANIZED FENCING BAG TRANSPORTATION TO THE VENUE. PLEASE PLACE WEAPONS, UNIFORMS, MASKS, SNACKS, PERSONAL ITEMS, BEVERAGES, AND ANY OTHER TOURNAMENT NECESSITIES INTO YOUR FENCING BAG. BACKPACKS/PURSES OF NON-FENCING FAMILY MEMBERS MUST BE TURNED IN FOR SECURITY SCREENING AT THE SAME TIME.

Same Day Bag Check In: Meet at the Pearl Harbor visitor center parking lot at 7:30am, Sat September 14th to provide bags for transport through security.

Early Bag Collection, Friday Sept 13th: For convenience an early bag pick up and security screening will take place the evening of Friday Sept 13th. Equipment will be collected and transported to the venue Friday night. Please include luggage tag or marker for easy bag identification. Overnight security is provided. The division will contact participants registered through askfred as the event draws closer to arrange a collection times and meeting places the night before. Please email if you have any questions.

Note: Active and Retired Military personnel with naval base access can gain permission to drive themselves and their guests to the venue.

With questions, please contact Gyula at gyulasch@gmail.com