FRED Announces the 2020 North Texas Division SN Qualifier
----------------ATTENTION: IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE----------------
All registrations must be complete by 11:59 May 4, 2020.
Complete meaning: Payment must be completed online at AskFred. No paying at the door.
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS DEADLINE
No walk-ins will be accepted at the door.
If an event has three or fewer entries, this event will not be fenced and the qualifications will be processed (up to three will qualify).
Events with 4 or more fencers will be fenced on a date and at a location to be determined, taking into account the size of the field.
Each registered fencer will be notified through Askfred, so please ensure your correct email is on your AskFred account.
To be Determined
- Y14 Women's Foil
- C & Under Senior Women's Epee
- C & Under Senior Men's Epee
- Y14 Men's Foil
- Y14 Men's Saber
- Y14 Women's Saber
- C & Under Senior Women's Foil
- C & Under Senior Men's Foil
- C & Under Senior Men's Saber
- Y14 Women's Epee
- Y14 Men's Epee
- C & Under Senior Women's Saber
**FENCERS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS MORE INFORMATION PAGE. THIS PAGE MAY BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY.**
Only open to COMPETITIVE MEMBERS OF NORTH TEXAS DIVISION. Fencers must be US citizens or permanent residents to participate in any Division Qualifier for a US Championship, or in a US Championship (JOs and Summer Nationals).
BRING PROOF OF PAID COMPETITIVE MEMBERSHIP and your parent/guardian SIGNED WAIVER or you will not be allowed to fence.
If you are ALREADY QUALIFIED, DO NOT FENCE. Fencers who have earned national points are the only athletes who will be skipped over. Athletes who have already qualified via a regional path will not be skipped over at any division qualifier.
Join the North Texas Division Yahoo Group and subscribe to our Facebook Page
To keep up to date with the most current news for the North Texas Division and tournaments please subscribe the NTXD's Yahoo Group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/northtexasfencing/info
North Texas Division Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/northtexasdivision
BIRTH YEAR ELIGIBILITY for 2020 Summer Nationals
Youth 14 / 2005-2008
Div 2/3 / 2006 or earlier (eg 2005)
SPECIAL NOTE FOR FENCERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A HIGHER AGE GROUP EVENT BY VIRTUE OF POSITION ON THE NRPS
At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event by virtue of being on the NRPS in a lower age category, please contact Brenda Waddoups, firstname.lastname@example.org ,with the name of the athlete, and the events the fencer wishes to fence, and proof of NRPS. You will be advised on how to proceed to pay for the events. Please verify your eligibility BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter.
Please reference the USA Fencing Qualification Charts: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/4876-2023734/2019-20_Qualification_Tables_Updated_11.7.19.pdf#_ga=2.107818114.1248983994.1581521662-87544539.1577721055
If you have a question about eligibility, please contact USA Fencing.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DEADLINES:
Preregistration opens on 02/29/2020
Regular registration and online payment ends on May 4, 2020 at 11:59, central time.
- $20 Registration per Fencer
- $15 Per Event
ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS May 04, 2020 at 11:59 PM
You are not registered until payment is received.
If you prefer to pay by check, you may mail a check payable to:
NORTH TEXAS DIVISION USFA
c/o Brenda Waddoups, Division Chair
317 Carolyn Drive
Bedford, Tx 76021
This mail in payment must be received by Mar. 30th!
Include with your payment the following information:
1. Your name as it appears on your USFA membership card
2. Your USFA membership number
3. Your club affiliation(s)
4. Your weapon rating(s) - letter and year
5. The events you are entering
6. Contact information (telephone and email address)
REFUND POLICY: The NTX Division follows the refund policy of the USFA. Refund requests must be made prior to May. 1st, 2020 at 11 PM. The registration fee is not refundable. The event fee will be refunded less FRED fees and postage. No refunds will be issued for event no-shows. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. No refunds will be given for requests made after May 1, 2020.
PETITION PROCESS: In exceptional cases, when a fencer is unable to participate in the Division Qualifier, or in Regional qualifying events, the fencer may petition the National Office. Information may be found in the Athlete Handbook online in paragraph 2.6.5.
If a fencer meets the classification requirement when his or her application is processed by the Division, and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament.
FENCE OFF FOR THIRD: If there are more than three fencers, but fewer than 13, third place must be fenced. Where there are 13 or more fencers in the final results, third place does not have to be fenced.
We will not fence an event if 3 or fewer fencers are signed up as all three will qualify. Fencers will be listed as DNF (did not fence).
Per USFA guidelines, to qualify you must still pay registration and event fees and be present at the tournament.
Waiver of Liability
The North Texas Division Waiver of Liability is required to be filled out and signed (by parent or guardian, not a coach). It can be downloaded at:
FORMAT: Event format is one round of qualifying pools and 100% to direct eliminations. Initial seeding will be by classification and year, then randomly.
Standard fencing uniforms without any rips, tears, or holes are required.
Warm-up pants are not allowed on strip.
Names on uniforms are not required.
Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm with no rips or holes.
Standard fencing plastron (underarm protector) is required; women must wear chest protector.
Mask must pass a 12K punch test. Elastic strap at back of mask is required.
Cords, lames, and masks are subject to standard electrical resistance checks. At least two working body cords, mask cords, and 2 working weapons are required.
Fencers must be a USFA or FIE Member. Proof of membership is required. Pre-registered fencers will receive membership status information via askFRED email using most current USFA membership data. Fencers/Parents, please ensure YOUR email and not your coach's email is in the Askfred database. Age status will be checked against USFA membership data - bring proof of age if there are discrepancies. While fencers are encouraged to get memberships directly through the USFA prior to the competition, completed USFA membership forms will be accepted at the door. If you do not have proof of membership, you will be required to complete and pay for a membership. Payment for memberships is made directly to the USFA (NO CASH!); bring separate check or credit card number (preferred) for membership. Fencers under 18 years old are reminded they need the signature of a parent or guardian (not a coach) on BOTH the membership and waiver forms.
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Preregistration opens on 02/29/2020.
Preregistration closes on 05/04/2020.