This tournament has been sanctioned by the Alabama Division of USA Fencing. Only members of Alabama Division Clubs will be permitted to register due to COVID-19.
Please direct tournament questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on the Birmingham Fencing Club: http://www.fencingclub.org
For a map of our location, go to http://www.fencingclub.org
ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL CENTRAL TIME .
Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 8:00 A.M. (central) Fencing should begin approximately 15 minutes after the close of registration.
UPDATED: Events Scheduled:
Saturday, November 7th
Open Mixed Epee - 9:00AM
Unrated Mixed Epee - 11:30AM
Y14 Mixed Foil - 1:00PM
Y10 Mixed Foil - 1:30PM
Y12 Mixed Foil - 3:30PM
Sunday, November 8th
Open Mixed Foil - 9:00AM
Div2 Mixed Foil - 2:00PM
Due to COVID-19, all people in the venue will be required to wear masks at all times including while fencing. This applies to all competitors, parents, coaches, and officials. We will have a temperature check at the door as well as a questionnaire that will need to be completed in addition to the waiver. We also ask that each fencer have no more than one person (parent, grandparent, or guardian) attending with them in the venue and any others will need to wait in cars or at home. Birmingham Fencing Club reserves the right to remove any participants, spectators, coaches, or officials who fail to comply with these regulations.
Only competitors with events currently running will be permitted on the competition floor at any given time. Should you wish to warm-up prior to your event, we will have space marked off outside.
All events will include a minimum of 1 round of pools with 100% of the fencers promoted to a direct elimination tableau.
Y10 fencers must use blades that are no longer than 32.5 inches (i.e., blades that are designated a "0" or "2" under the internationally recognized lengths). Weapon length will be tested prior to competition.
Regular Fee Entry Deadline (11/1/2020) = $20 (registration fee) + $15 per event
PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT: A-rated fencers receive a waived registration fee (pay event fee only), and B-rated fencers receive a $15 discount!
Bring proof of current US Fencing competitive membership, or join USA Fencing on site.
All fencers must be current USA Fencing members, and will need to show proof of membership, either by card or by fax or email from USA Fencing. (Alternatively, a fencer may be a member in good standing of another National Federation or a current FIE license holder.) You may renew your USA Fencing membership or join at the tournament. Forms will be available at the tournament, or can be downloaded from the USA Fencing website at http://www.usfencing.org. If you do not have your USA Fencing card with you when checking in, and we cannot verify membership from the web site, you will be required to complete a new form and pay the annual fee. The form and payment will be returned to you upon proof of membership subsequent to the tournament.
Mask checks will be performed prior to competition, and there will be weight/shim tests for all weapons brought onto the fencing strip. You MUST wear a plastron, and pants/knickers that conform to USA Fencing guidelines. No sweatpants will be permitted. Correct length of socks also required. All chest protectors used in foil events must have FIE padding.
All USA Fencing rules apply. At the end of each bout, fencers are required to sign pool sheets and DE slips before leaving the strip and rules will be enforced throughout the competition.
Youth Fencers must have a parent or guardian signature (not a coach) on the tournament entry form AND on their USFA membership form (if renewing or joining at the tournament)