2019-2020 Gulf Coast Division JO Qualifier
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
Houston Athletic Fencing Center
4997 W. Bellfort
Houston, TX 77035
Pre-registration opens 11/20/2019
Pre-registration closes 12/7/2019
Birth Year Requirements
Shopping and Snacks
Visiting Our Salle
Disclaimers | Back to top
A competitive USA Fencing membership required to fence! You must complete your USA Fencing membership application online by Wednesday, Dec. 4 so that we may verify your membership prior to the event. No one will be allowed to fence without a current, competitive, USA Fencing membership. If you plan to fence more than one event on the same day, pools in later events will not be delayed for you.
Events | Back to top
- Junior Women's Epee - 9:00 a.m.
- Junior Men's Epee - 9:00 a.m.
- Junior Women's Saber - 9:00 a.m.
- Junior Men's Saber - 9:00 a.m.
- Junior Women's Foil - 10:00 a.m.
- Junior Men's Foil - 10:00 a.m.
- Cadet Women's Epee - 11:00 a.m.
- Cadet Men's Epee - 11:00 a.m.
- Cadet Women's Saber - 11:00 p.m.
- Cadet Men's Saber - 11:00 p.m.
- Cadet Women's Foil - 12:00 p.m.
- Cadet Men's Foil - 12:00 p.m.
Birth Year Requirements | Back to top
If a fencer's USA Fencing membership card does not show their birth date as "Verified: Yes" (see back of card), they must bring proof of age to registration. Passports, birth certificates, and other government-issued IDs are acceptable; school IDs are not.
Cadet: 2003 - 2006
Junior: 2006 - 2000
Fees | Back to top
Cash and checks accepted.
Each event: $15
Additional if not pre-registered: $10
Registration | Back to top
Registration will open one hour prior to the close of registration for each event. Fencers in all events must show their USA Fencing membership card.
Waiver: All fencers must sign a Waiver of Liability form, available online or at the event. Fencers under 18 years of age must have a parent's or guardian's signature on the Waiver of Liability form. Please bring your health insurance information. All fencers: You must complete your USA Fencing membership application online by Wednesday, Dec. 4 so that we may verify your membership prior to the event.
Equipment Check | Back to top
Equipment check will open one hour prior to the close of registration for the first event, and remain open through the last event. Full equipment checks will be performed. All fencers must have a mask, a glove, at least two body cords and at least two weapons. Foil and Saber fencers must have at least two mask cords and a lamé. Armorers will be on hand to perform minor equipment repairs. If equipment cannot be repaired, new equipment may be purchased in The Fencing Store. Cash and checks accepted.
Format | Back to top
Pools: 100% promotion to the Direct Elimination round.
Direct Elimination: All bouts are 15-touch.
As this is a qualifier, there will be a fence-off for third place.
Shopping and Snacks | Back to top
The Fencing Store, located within the Houston Athletic Fencing Center, is a fully equipped fencing store with full lines of equipment, t-shirts, tools, fencing shoes, fencing novelties, etc. Cash and checks accepted.Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Cash accepted.
Visiting Our Salle | Back to top
No food in the fencing area. Drinks are permitted in covered containers (bottled drinks, water bottles).Please pick up your trash.Chairs are available in the fencing area for folks to watch the events. Bleachers are available in the observation area outside the fencing area.Please do not interfere with the referees during bouts. No running in the fencing area at any time.