The New Jersey Division
Y14, Division II & III, and Veteran Summer National Qualifiers
RE: COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THE SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIER
With USA Fencing’s announcement on Friday, March 27, that they will not be sanctioning any competitions in the United States until at least Monday, May 4, we, the New Jersey Division, do not have a set date or location when and where we will be holding our Summer National Qualifier Tournament (SNQ).
As of yesterday, the USA Fencing National Championships are still scheduled to take place from June 28 to July 7 in Louisville, KY.
We honestly cannot tell you given the current situation with the Covid-19 virus in the State of New Jersey if we will be able to run a SNQ after May 4th. I am sure that you understand that many other USA Fencing Divisions across our nation are facing similar predicaments.
However, in that same communication, the National Office also indicated that they would be examining other possible qualification paths and that they would follow up with the fencing community on Thursday, April 9th.
Here is the link to the communication which can be found on the usfencing.org website.
Because we do not know at this time what those qualification paths will be, we are asking you if you have not already paid for your registration to fence in our SNQ (and still wish to fence), that you do so by SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 11:59 p.m. (The day the SNQ was originally scheduled). This is because if you are interested in competing, we will have a concrete number of fencers for us to plan and staff for if we are able to have a qualifier in May. If the amended qualification path possibly includes submitting the names of those who were interested in competing to the National Office, we have your names as well.
If you have already paid and registered, you do not need to do anything.
The stated deadline on the USA Fencing website for divisions to submit their list of qualified fencers is June 1, which means we have only after May 4th to schedule the SNQ in New Jersey.
If we do not run a SNQ, we will refund both your registration and event fee minus the askfred.net fee (which is $1.49 as far as we can tell).
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
All those who wish to fence in the Summer National Qualifier must pay the registration and tournament fee by 11:59 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2020. There will be no late fee, but you MUST pay the registration and tournament fee before the stated date and time.
This means payment must be completed online at AskFred.net. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID, YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE REGISTERED.
THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS and NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS DEADLINE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE AN EMAIL THAT YOU WILL CHECK REGULARLY INCLUDED ON YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
IF BY ANY CHANCE THE SUMMER NATIONAL QUALIFIER IS NOT HELD, YOUR REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES WILL BE REFUNDED, MINUS THE ASKFRED.NET FEE.
Please check this page frequently for updates. TOURNAMENT DATES AND TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA THIS PAGE.
This tournament is the qualification path for New Jersey Division Fencers who wish to compete in the Division II or Division III Summer National events and who have not already qualified for Div 2/3 through a Regional Open Championship (ROC) event.
One registration, one event with two outcomes, one for Div 2 and the other for Div 3. Veteran Fencers qualify for the Summer National events by participating in this event.
The top 25% qualify in each event with a minimum of 3 fencers qualifying. All events with 2 fencers or more will be fenced. Fencers must be US citizens or permanent US residents to participate in this tournament and the Summer National Championships. Your USA Fencing membership must indicate New Jersey Division and that you represent the USA. All Fencers must present their valid USA Fencing membership card, and all Y14 Fencers must present verification of their birth year, be it birth certificate or passport. All Veteran Fencers must be at least 40 years of age to fence.
This qualifier is open to New Jersey Division Fencers with a C, D, E, or no classification. Fencers must be US citizens or permanent US residents to participate in this tournament and the Summer National Championships. Your USA Fencing membership must indicate New Jersey Division and that you represent the USA.
Those who fence in the New Jersey Division Qualifier must be either residents of Essex, Morris, Hudson, Somerset, Hunterdon, Union, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Warren, Mercer, and Ocean Counties or be a member of a registered and current New Jersey Division Club located in the listed counties for the 2019-2020 fencing season.
The Y14 Qualifier is an event for Y14 fencers who wish to qualify for the Y14 Summer National event and have not already done so through the SYC/RYC events.
Format: Div 2/3 and Veteran - one round of pools, 100 percent promotion to the Direct Elimination round. If there are more than 64 fencers in the event, it will be an 80 percent promotion to the Direct Elimination round. For Y14 - one round of pools, 100 percent promotion to the Direct Elimination round. The Bout Committee retains the right to determine the percent of promotion to direct elimination at its discretion.
On time registration (regular) closes on Sunday March 29, 2020 11:59 p.m.
There will be no walk-ins at this event.
YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE REGISTERED TO COMPETE UNLESS YOU HAVE PAID THE EVENT FEES. YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND YOU MUST PAY ONLINE.
It is your responsibility to be aware of the registration deadlines.
On time registration is $20 registration, $30 event fee and ends on March 29th, 11:59 PM.
THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE.
CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES BY EVENT
Y14 Women's Saber - 9:15 AM
Y14 Men's Saber 9:15 AM
Y14 Women's Epee 11:15 AM
Y14 Men's Epee 11:15 AMA
Y14 Women's Foil 2:00 PM
Y14 Men's Foil 2:00 PM
Div2/3 Senior Men's Epee 8:30AM
Div2/3 Senior Women's Epee 8:45AM
Div2/3 Senior Men's Foil 11:00 AM
Div2/3 Senior Women's Foil 11:15 PM
Div2/3 Senior Men's Saber 1:00 PM
Div2/3 Senior Women's Saber 1:30PM
CHRONOLOGICAL CLOSE OF CHECK – IN TIMES
8:30 AM - Div2/3 Senior Men's Epee
8:45 AM - Div2/3 Senior Women's Epee
9:00 AM - Y14 Men's Saber
9:15 AM - Y14 Women's Saber
11:00 AM - Div2/3 Senior Men's Foil
11:15 AM - Div2/3 Senior Women's Foil
11:15 AM - Y14 Women's Epee
11:15 AM - Y14 Men's Epee
1:00 PM - Div2/3 Senior Men's Saber
1:30 PM - Div2/3 Senior Women's Saber
2:00 PM - Y14 Women's Foil
2:00 PM - Y14 Men's Foil
ALL CHECK IN TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Fencers must be USA citizens or permanent US residents to participate in this tournament and the Summer National Championships.
The Y14 events are for birth years 2005-2008, unless the fencer is on the USA FENCING NATIONAL Youth 12 Point List as of the entry deadline for this tournament. Fencers on the NATIONAL Y12 list and wish to fence must e-mail the organizer to request being added to the competition BEFORE the posted registration deadlines as askFred will not be able to accept the preregistration and payment. Posted fee deadlines will apply.
"Senior" refers to a USA Fencing requirement that all fencers participating in Div 2/Div 3 events must have birth years of 2006 and earlier. “Veteran” refers to fencers born in 1980 or earlier.
Fencers are considered registered when their names appear on the "Who's Preregistered?" list on the askFred listing for this tournament. You are not fully registered if your name appears as "incomplete" in this listing. It is your responsibility to ensure your registration.
Equipment Check and Attire: Masks, lame, gloves, sabre manchette, body and mask cords will be checked. All Saber Fencers must use an FIE 800 Newton glove. All fencers are expected to wear full fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body and mask cords that meet USFA requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.
REFUNDS: Refunds will be issued on event fees only. Refund requests must be received by March 29, 2020.. Refund checks are mailed 4 to 6 weeks after the tournament.