PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE is November 13, 2019. Fencers must be pre-registered & paid on askfred.net by 11:59:59pm Wednesday, 11/13/19 or they will not be eligible to compete. We will NOT accept any late pre-registrations after that time!
This is the official 2020 Junior Olympic Qualifiers ONLY for members of the Tennessee Division.
ENTRY & ELIGIBILITY:
All close of registration times are in Central Standard Time (CST). These are not the times that the events will actually start. Please arrive early to have your equipment checked (mask, lame, glove, 2 body cords, 2 mask cords), and allow time for warm-up and check-in. Venue will be opened at least 1 hour prior to close of registration of first event.
Registration fee is $25 + an event fee of $25 for each event entry (i.e If you pre-register for one event, you will pay a total of $50, if you pre-register for two events, you will only pay a total of $75., etc.)
If there are 3 or fewer fencers pre-registered for an event after the close of pre-registration on 11/13/19, the event will NOT be fenced, and the fencer does not need to attend the event; those pre-registered for that event will automatically be qualified to the Jr. Olympics in that event only. The Registration fee ($25) will NOT be refunded, however the event fees ($25) may be refunded ONLY if requested in writing and received by 11/23/19.
Fencers MUST be Citizen or Permanent Resident (proof required). All fencers must have a CURRENT USA Fencing "Competitive" Membership and show proof (Membership ID Card) at check-in. ONLY members of the TN Division of USA Fencing may compete in this qualifier. You may join or renew your membership here: https://member.usafencing.org/
National age eligibility requirements will be enforced (Read more here: https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/2ef6-1644656/2018_2019_Age_and_Classification_Chart.pdf; however, fencers with points in the next lower age category who do not otherwise meet age eligibility are allowed to fence; e-mail email@example.com to request addition to the competition. (For instance, a fencer with Y14 National Points will be allowed to fence Cadet.)
This is a USA Fencing and Tennessee Division Sanctioned event; ratings will be awarded where earned. Cadet events must be rated as a C1 or higher for any classifications to be awarded.
One round of seeding pools with 100% promotion to direct elimination.
The top 25% (round up) of the field in an event will qualify for the Jr. Olympics in that event.
If a fencer qualifies in the Jr. Event for one weapon, they will also qualify for the Cadet Event in that same weapon (ONLY if they are age eligible to compete in the Cadet category).
When determining who has qualified for a Championship, only fencers who qualify through
National Points are skipped over to the next eligible fencer. Fencers that qualify for championships
via regional points are NOT skipped over. Those who qualify through the division should NOT be skipped.
For example, if a fencer competes and qualifies in a Junior division qualifier and is age eligible for Cadet,
he/she will NOT get skipped over if they choose to also fence in the Cadet division qualifier. Those who
qualify for Div IA, Div II, or Div III by earning regional ROC points are NOT considered automatic qualifiers at divisional qualifiers and should NOT be skipped over when determining qualifying places.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT:
Fencers are required to have complete fencing uniforms as required by USA Fencing. This includes the following items: Mask with two retaining devices aka straps (foil masks must have a conductive bib, Epee masks cannot have a conductive bib), mask cord (foil/saber), jacket, plastron (underarm protector), knickers, lame (foil/saber), glove (800N FIE required for saber), tall socks (must overlap knickers, proper footwear (no sandals, boots, heeled shoes, etc.), two working body cords and two working electric weapons. Foil fencers wearing a chest protector are now REQUIRED to have it covered by a soft material. Please read details to clarify (https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/922236).
Weights (foil/epee) and shims (epee) will be tested!
Masks, lames, gloves, saber cuffs, body cords, mask cords will we tested/checked!
For more info about the Junior Olympics, see the USA Fencing website.
Any questions should be directed to the TN Division Chairman, Robert Piraino for clarification. Robert can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit the TN Division website at: http://www.tennesseefencing.org
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For additional details, please see the Athlete Handbook found here: hhttps://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook
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