This event is sanctioned by USA Fencing's Philadelphia Division.
Age groups are as follows:
Y-10 fencers are birth years 2009 - 2012
Y-12 fencers are birth years 2007 - 2010
Y-14 fencers are birth years 2005 - 2008
Doors open one hour before close of check-in.
Free onsite parking! Free wireless internet! Plenty of room for fencers & spectators!
** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by BCAF. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, BCAF, referees, and staff from any liability. With entry you give consent to BCAF 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. **
$40/event PAYABLE AT THE DOOR (CASH ONLY).
DEADLINE for ON TIME pre-registration is: 12/4/19 AT 11:59 PM.
$50/event for late registrations.
NO WALK-INS PLEASE.
***Exact change is always appreciated***
Use the link in your confirmation e-mail to delete your pre-registration if you do not plan to attend this event.
IN ORDER TO KEEP ACCEPTING ENTRY FEES AT THE DOOR AND TO HELP KEEP THE NUMBER OF NO-SHOWS TO A MINIMUM, BCAF WILL BE INSTITUTING THE FOLLOWING POLICY FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON:
BCAF-West Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 48 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so a second time, you will not be able to pre-register for BCAF events for the remainder of the season. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
We do understand that an unavoidable circumstance can happen (sickness, family emergency, etc.) which prevent you from showing up, which is why we allow you to miss ONCE without a penalty.
If you do end up on our "no pre-registration list", you are still always welcome to fence at our events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door and paying the walk-in fee.
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 fairly accurate head-count in order to hire the appropriate number of referees. If we over-hire, the club loses a lot of money. If we under-hire, the fencers will have long waits and a bad experience. We don't want either of these to happen.
FOIL: Y-10 - 10:00 AM close of check-in
FOIL: Y-12 - 1:00 PM close of check-in
FOIL: Y-14 - 10:00 AM close of check-in
You may compete in two events in one day IF the check-in times are staggered.
Current valid USA Fencing membership is required. You MUST show your USA Fencing card at the door. Print your card when you join/renew your membership. You may join/renew at the door, however please arrive with a completed membership form (parent signature required for fencers under age 18). USA Fencing membership forms can be downloaded at usafencing.org. Use your credit card number on the renewal form for your USA Fencing membership payment. Bear in mind, USA Fencing now charges a $10 fee to renew your membership by mail/paper.
All fencers are expected to wear the required fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USA Fencing requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules. Y-10 fencers NEED (2) #2 blades to fence in a Y-10 event.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Aug 1, 2018, all foil fencers who wear a rigid chest protector (some men, and ALL women) will need to wear the new padded design. The chest protector will also need to be worn UNDER the plastron.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT will be at the discretion of the meet manager and announced prior to the start of the event. If separate men's and women's events are scheduled, they may be combined if there are fewer than six fencers in either event. Events may be combined by unanimous vote if there are 6 - 14 fencers in either event.
Snacks & beverages available for purchase. Pizza will be brought in for lunch at $2/slice.
Other helpful info:
* 309 traffic can be busy so leave enough travel time.
* Phone number is (215) 716-3777. CALL if you are running late.
* You access Google Maps directions from our web site at: http://www.bcaf.com/contact_hatfield.html.
* You can park anywhere in the 309 Office Furniture lot (front/left side/behind). Additional parking is available in the lot to the right of the building in front of the Home Furnishings store.
* Our entrance is on the far left of the building. Look for our sign!
* There is a full flight of stairs to climb up to the fencing room on the second floor & it is not handicapped accessible.
* There are beverages, snacks & coffee service too.
* It's ~4 miles from the Montgomery Mall & about 1/2 mile past the WALMART shopping plaza.
Online registration closes at midnight on 12/7/19.
Late registration fees apply after midnight on 12/4/19.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions