IT'S THE HAPPIEST TOURNAMENT ON EARTH!
Come to magical Orlando “the City Beautiful”, participate in our Region 6 RYC (Regional Youth Circuit), RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit)
Y8 events participants MUST REGISTER HERE in askfred, you can not register in the USFA website. So please enroll here.
Y8 Mixed Epee (Sunday March 7th at 9am)
Y8 Mixed Foil (Sunday March 7th at 9am)
T'S THE HAPPIEST TOURNAMENT ON EARTH!
Come to magical Orlando “the City Beautiful”, participate in our Region 6 RYC (Regional Youth Circuit), RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit) and qualify for the 2021 USFA Summer Nationals.
All 3 weapons SABRE, FOIL & EPEE
Y-10, Y-12, Y-14, Cadet & Junior.
EARLY EQUIPMENT CHECK
We recommend all fencers to come to early equipment check on Friday March 5th from 10 am to 12 pm. We will check Mask, Glove, Lame and body cords.
Organized by Sword Masters Club & Fencing Academy in Orlando.
10 minutes away from the parks.
Easy access and discounted parking.
On site access to food & drinks.
Absolute Fencing Gear will be present as the official equipment vendor
The Art of Fencing will be present as the official t-shirts & apparel vendor.
AGE GROUP DETAILS Youth-10 (must be born between 20010 and 2013) Youth-12 (must be born between 2008 and 2011 or on the Youth-10 NRP list) Youth-14 (must be born between 2006 and 2009 or on the Youth-12 NRP list) Junior (must be born between 2001 and 2007 or on the Cadet NRP list)
All times are Close of Check-in Times
(Region 6 includes the following states: FL, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, DC, VA, MD, DE, WV).
All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination.
Events with fewer than 4 fencers of one gender may be fenced mixed. Mixed events will award regional points based on overall placement.
Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event. Trophies will be also awarded for the first place in each event.
At Sword Masters we appreciate the fencing community that has put their trust in us not only deliver an incredible fencing experience, but to do so in a way that’s safe for them and their families.
I want to take this opportunity to share with you how Sword Masters is committed to safely operating the Orlando Challenge at one of the best venues in America.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic Sword Masters Club has worked diligently alongside health experts, sports industry leaders, government officials and fellow fencers, coaches and referees to make our already strict health, safety and cleanliness standards even stronger. We have developed a comprehensive, state of the art plan for everyone participating in the Orlando Challenge to follow and are committed to keeping you informed of the steps we’re taking to keep you safe. Without question, we want to provide our fencers with incredible and inspirational experiences; but we also want you safe when you’re here. This tournament is subject to Florida state laws and orders regarding COVID-19. We will adhere to such laws as they apply with changing circumstances. To such a purpose we are taking every step to keep everyone safe and have developed some Covid-19 guidelines, requirements and protocols. We ask that you read these carefully.
The Orlando Challenge venue counts with 24 touch-less hand sanitizer stations throughout the complex for your convenience.
A state of the art health room with an athletic trainer on site during all events.
When anyone arrives at the Orlando Challenge, they must undergo and pass temperature screening using the CDC temperature recommendation.
Anyone inside the venue must wear face coverings at all times. Attendees are not required to wear them while eating and drinking, or outside the venue.
Face masks will be sold at the venue for anyone who may have forgotten theirs.
The Orlando Challenge is fortunate enough to have partnered with a remarkable venue, the Rosen Shingle Creek, this top of the line, enormous and luxurious venue exceeds all expectation for safety and guidelines.
To promote proper physical distancing during the tournament, we have signage and markings in the hallways to identify appropriate physical distancing.
Seating areas, in our amazing venue, will be modified to maintain physical distancing while still providing a great view of the tournament.
Being a youth event, fencers may be accompanied by up to two individuals on strip (a parent/guardian and/or a coach) who will receive a special wristband per event. No additional family members or spectators are allowed on the floor, we invite them to watch from the designated viewing areas. The number of accompanying adults permitted inside the venue will depend on the situation at the particular time and the number of people in the venue. If the current health situation changes by the time the event happens, and more spectators are allowed to come, we will promptly notify all the registrants.
We ask that coaches and parents refrain from shouting or screaming at fencers in order to avoid the spread of any droplets or particles.
Cleaning & Sanitation To protect the health and safety of our guests sanitization of the building is cleaned and sanitized every day. The entire building, chairs, backboards, and common areas have been disinfected. This process will be repeated before the Orlando Challenge.
Sick Policies We kindly ask you to stay home if you are feeling sick.
COVID-19 Training Everyone working at the Orlando Challenge will receive COVID-19 specific training to cover all operating procedures. The training will include the most current guidance from the CDC and other health advisors.
Enhanced cleaning protocols will be implemented at arrival areas and for high-contact surfaces. We are implementing contactless registration to keep you safe.
Live tournament results and tournament progress will be posted on http://www.fencingtimelive.com
Given the size of our venue and the quality of organization of the Orlando Challenge we know this will be a safe, joyful and organized tournament that promises to be memorable for fencers and their families.
Of course, Covid-19 is a situation that’s changing all the time - we will continue to monitor the latest information from health experts, local, state and federal authorities and USFA and make the necessary changes to keep you safe and informed.
We look forward to serving you at the Orlando Challenge, the happiest (and the safest) tournament on Earth!
Group Hotel Discounted Rate for tournament participants
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819