ENTRY DEADLINE IS THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE.
This is an official USFA-sanctioned event. Current USA Fencing Competitive membership and full regulation uniform required.
Philadelphia division information at http://www.phildiv-usfa.org/ .
FAP-NORTH & SURROUNDINGS:
Doors open one hour before close of check-in. There are changing rooms but no showers
PARKING: there is free parking in lot behind building, enter from Glenside Avenue. We are Suite 201, Wyncote Commons, Building C.
FOOD Bring food and drink. The pizza place near the corner is open Saturday but not Sunday, although we are a short drive to many other food options. There are vending machines in the Rices Mill lobby.
The venue is handicap accessible via elevator or with ground level entry from Rices Mill lobby where the Green Street thrift store is located.
RESTROOMS* are in the Rices Mill lobby and are locked, so you will need a key. PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN THE KEY.
2019 NO-SHOW POLICY * PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
We strongly discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, you will not able to pre-register for FAP events for the rest of the season.
If you pre-register and cannot show up, please remove your name from the pre-registration list IN A TIMELY MANNER (more than 24 hours prior) as a courtesy to others who expect the tournament to run if it has six fencers registered the day of the event. When you remove your name from the list the day of the event THAT IS A NO SHOW. You have just wasted the time and money of others who have already traveled to the venue expecting to compete in a sanctioned event. If an emergency occurs please call or email so we can, if necessary, notify other competitors BEFORE they travel for a tournament they arrive expecting to run.
STARTING WITH THE 2019-2020 SEASON, we are instituting a new policy of weeding out duplicate pre-registrations. One week before an event OR if a waiting list becomes necessary (whichever comes first), the organizers will check other area events to see if any of the fencers on our list are also pre-registered for other events.
If duplicate pre-registrations are found, the fencer(s) will receive an e-mail asking them to choose which event they will attend. The organizers will re-check the duplicates in 48 hours. If there are still duplicates, the fencer(s) will be removed from our pre-registration.
EVENT ORGANIZERS NEED TO HAVE A REASONABLY ACCURATE HEAD COUNT IN ORDER TO HIRE THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF REFEREES. If we under-hire, the fencers will have long waits and a bad experience. We are committed to providing a positive tournament experience so we don't want this to happen. Please help us to promote a good tournament experience for all.