Rain City Fall RJCC (Region 1) + Div II ROC
September 14-15, 2019
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA
Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce our fall Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit! RJCCs are regional point events for Cadet and Junior fencers. This season, we are also adding Division II ROC events.
Registration is through the USA Fencing membership platform here: https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3871
Live results are published through Fencing Time Live here:
---------- Schedule by Weapon ----------
Cadet Men's Epee -- Sunday 2:00 PM
Junior Men's Epee -- Saturday 2:00 PM
Div II Men's Epee -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Cadet Women's Epee -- Saturday 11:30 AM
Junior Women's Epee -- Sunday 3:00 PM
Div II Women's Epee -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Cadet Men's Foil -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Junior Men's Foil -- Sunday 1:00 PM
Div II Men's Foil -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Cadet Women's Foil -- Sunday 3:00 PM
Junior Women's Foil -- Saturday 3:00 PM
Div II Women's Foil -- Saturday 12:00 PM
Cadet Men's Saber -- Sunday 1:30 PM
Junior Men's Saber -- Saturday 1:30 PM
Div II Men's Saber -- Saturday 4:00 PM
Cadet Women's Saber -- Saturday 9:00 AM
Junior Women's Saber -- Sunday 9:00 AM
Div II Women's Saber -- Sunday 11:30 AM
---------- Schedule by Day ----------
Saturday, September 14th
8:00 AM - Doors open
9:00 AM - Cadet Men's Foil
9:00 AM - Cadet Women's Saber
9:00 AM - Div II Men's Epee
11:30 AM - Cadet Women's Epee
12:00 PM - Div II Women's Foil
1:30 PM - Junior Men's Saber
2:00 PM - Junior Men's Epee
3:00 PM - Junior Women's Foil
4:00 PM - Div II Men's Saber
Sunday, September 15th
8:00 AM - Doors open
9:00 AM - Div II Men's Foil
9:00 AM - Div II Women's Epee
9:00 AM - Junior Women's Saber
11:30 AM - Div II Women's Saber
1:00 PM - Junior Men's Foil
1:30 PM - Cadet Men's Saber
2:00 PM - Cadet Men's Epee
3:00 PM - Cadet Women's Foil
3:00 PM - Junior Women's Epee
All times listed are close of registration. Fencing will begin within ten minutes of that time, so be prepared!
All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.
Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event.
---------- Points Information ----------
For Cadet and Junior events: Regional points are awarded to all competitors in each event, with first place earning 100 points and others receiving proportionally fewer based on the size of the event.
For Junior Olympics, fencers who have earned at least 110 points are qualified.
For the July Challenge, fencers who have earned at least 65 points are qualified.
This event is in Region 1, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Fencers from outside Region 1 are welcome to fence, but only Region 1 fencers will earn regional points in the RJCC events.
For Div II ROC events: Regional points are awarded to the top 40% (rounded up) in each event. Fencers from any region may earn points in ROC events. Earning points is sufficient to qualify for the Division II and Division III events at Summer Nationals.
---------- Registration Information ----------
Registration is through the USA Fencing membership platform here:
Entry fees will vary depending on when you make your payment.
On or before September 3, 2019:
$20 registration fee
$40 per event
After September 3, 2019, triple fees will apply:
$60 registration fee
$120 per event
Note that USA Fencing adds a $5 Admin Fee to your registration. This fee is mandated by USA Fencing and is not part of the entry fees we receive.
All registrations and payments must be made through the USA Fencing site.
Registration and admin fees are non-refundable. To request a refund of event fees, send us an email. Refund requests must be received by Sunday, September 15th. No refunds will be given after the tournament is complete.
---------- Venue Information ----------
The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
For directions, see http://www.raincityfencing.com/about-us/contact/. Note that due to light rail construction in our area, access to RCFC is only from the south. See the map on our website for more details.
---------- Tournament Rules ----------
All fencers must be current competitive members of the USA Fencing. You may join or renew your membership while registering online. Foreign fencers must be current members of their nation's fencing federation AND register for a USA Fencing "Foreign Fencer" membership.
Full regulation uniform according to USA Fencing rules is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.
For foil, masks with electric bibs are required for all events.
For epee, a conductive surface can ground out the opponent's weapon. Epee fencers may NOT wear electric foil or saber masks. Two-weapon fencers must have two masks, or a mask with an exchangeable bib.
In all three weapons, hard plastic chest protectors are required for women and optional for men. In foil, fencers who wear a chest protector must have padding with an approved FIE mark. RCFC expects to have a limited quantity of the new chest protectors available for purchase.
---------- Age Eligibility ----------
Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:
Cadet: Born in 2003 through 2006
Junior: Born in 2000 through 2006
Division II: Born in 2006 or earlier
Fencers with Youth-14 National points are eligible to fence in Cadet events.
Fencers with Cadet National points are eligible to fence in Junior events.
---------- Event Seeding ----------
Fencers' classifications and club and division affiliations will be validated against the USA Fencing membership database as of September 13th. It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to that date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.
Per USA Fencing guidelines, fencers will be seeded by National Rolling Points Standings as of Monday, September 10th (regardless of classification), then by classification letter, and finally by classification year within their letter.
---------- Equipment Check ----------
Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, body cords, gloves, and foil/saber mask cords.
Important note for saber fencers: All saber fencers must use 800N gloves.
---------- Nearby Hotels ----------
For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, the following hotels are located near the venue. There will be no shuttle service from the hotels to the venue. Parking at the venue will be available.
Courtyard by Marriott
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Other Nearby Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
---------- Airport ----------
Seattle is served by Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) and is 20 miles from the venue.