This is the Central Florida Division Championship event! Fencers from other divisions are welcome to join us for the fun, but only Central Florida Division fencers will be eligible for division or club points.
EVENTS BY GENDER
Currently, all events are separated by gender. If we do not have enough fencers in one of the gender separated events, it will be a combined event. We need at least 5 fencers in both events of each weapon to keep them separated.
The cost of each event is the same for each of the three tournaments, regardless of location.
$10 Registration Fee
$20 Event Fee
$20 “Late Registration Fee” – 6 Days of the event (There will be no registration 24 before the start of the first event)
$40 “Late Event Fee” – 6 Days of the event (There will be no registration 24 before the start of the first event)
The events may require registration caps in order to stay within local and USA Fencing Guidelines for health and safety. Please be sure to register early, and let us know if you will not be able to attend after registering. Refunds will be available for Registration and Event fees prior to the close of regular registration. After the close of regular registration, Registration fees will no longer be refunded, just event fees. At the close of Late Registration, no refunds will be awarded.
Fencers need to arrive prior to the close of check in. Due to the pandemic and the necessity to start our events on time, we will not be able to hold an event for any fencer or allow late entries. Any fencer that has not checked in prior to the posted time of the close of check in will be disqualified from that event.
Registration will be through the AskFRED.net website and all funds will be collected at that time.
The schedule for the DYCS is subject to change. Scheduling for future events will be based on the turnout in previous events and early registration. The final schedule will be set AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT START DATE. We will also email all effected participants with any schedule changes, so please be sure that an updated and accurate email address is attached to your AskFRED profile.
At each event, please be prepared to present the following equipment at equipment check for inspection:
2 Body Cords
2 Mask Cords (Foil/Saber)
All fencers must be in USA Fencing Compliant Uniforms. Full fencing attire is required, including conductive foil bibs, fencing pants and socks that meet the knee, plastron (half jacket) and chest protector with appropriate FIE cover. If you show up without the required equipment you will not be permitted to fence!
USA FENCING GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY:
All attendees at USA Fencing sanctioned tournaments will be required to wear a mask at all times, including athletes during competition. Face coverings must be two-layer cloth masks or surgical face coverings. Single-layer gaiters, bandannas, masks with vents and the Leon Paul Facemask Shields or similar face coverings are NOT permitted. Athletes who do not comply with this policy will not be allowed to compete. Other individuals, including spectators and coaches, who do not wear a mask or face covering will be assessed a Group 3 penalty for “any person not on strip disturbing order” which includes a yellow card warning for the first infraction and a black card resulting in expulsion from the venue for a second infraction. There will be no exceptions, for athletes or any other tournament attendee, to the mask mandate. We cannot accommodate those with conditions that would preclude wearing a mask, so anyone unable to wear a mask should stay home.
Research has shown that virus transmission occurs at higher rates when individuals scream or yell due to the increased propulsion of droplets through the air. Accordingly, yelling after a touch, or at any time during a bout, will be prohibited. As this is a significant change to a habit for many fencers, referees are advised to verbally warn fencers rather than issuing an immediate penalty. If, after warnings, the referee determines an athlete is deliberately violating the reminder not to scream, the referee can award a Group 1 penalty for refusal to obey the referee resulting in a yellow card for the first infraction and red cards for subsequent infractions. The referee also has the authority to award a Group 3 penalty for disturbing order on the strip which results in a red card for the first infraction and a black card and exclusion from the tournament for subsequent infractions.
For coaches/spectators screaming a Group 3 penalty "Any person not on strip disturbing order" with a yellow card for the first infraction and a black card for subsequent infractions.
Athletes are to salute at the conclusion of a bout in lieu of shaking hands with each other, the referee or coaches.
Preregistration opens on 03/04/2021.
Late Registration Begins 04/24/2021.
Preregistration closes on 04/30/2021.