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2021 Pumpkin Open Oct 23, 2021
The Fargo Park District is proud to sponsor this free fencing tournament, meant to bring fencers together for a fun introduction to competitive, electric foil fencing.
Sports Arena: Fargo, ND
posted 09/02/2021
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---------- EVENT SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION ----------

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Mixed Foil 1:30pm

* Face masks are REQUIRED for non-vaccinated participants and spectators (this is in line with current policy at regional, national, and international fencing events
* This tournament is free
* This is a non-USFA fencing tournament, but we will be following USFA rules
* On-site registration closes at 1:30pm

* Please arrive no later than 1:00pm, so that you can:

1. check in
2. sign a waiver
3. get your mask checked
4. warm up
5. begin shortly after 1:30pm

* Friends and family and spectators are welcome
* A waiver must be signed by all participants during check-in
* All events will be fenced as a single round of pools with 100% promoted to direct-elimination
* There will be no fence-off for third place
* We will be running on a strict schedule, so your promptness is much appreciated
* This fencing event is open to everyone, and no membership of any kind is required
* The Fargo Park District is proud to sponsor this free fencing tournament, meant to bring fencers together for a fun introduction to competitive, electric foil fencing



---------- VENUE INFORMATION ----------

The tournament will be held at:

* South High Sports Arena in Fargo, ND

2001 17th Avenue S, Fargo, ND 58103

* Parking is free



---------- REGISTRATION INFORMATION ----------

* Please preregister for this event so that organizers can plan accordingly, thank you!

* You can preregister for this event by clicking on the link above



---------- TOURNAMENT RULES ----------

* This is a non-USFA fencing tournament, no USFA ratings will be awarded
* COVID: Face masks are OPTIONAL for fully-vaccinated participants
* COVID: Face masks are REQUIRED for non-vaccinated participants
* Fencing uniform is required, including regulation mask, jacket, lame, glove, and non-marking shoes
* MASKS: A mask with a lame bib is NOT required
* MASKS: Fencers may wear masks that have a lame bib, but they may not use tape to cover the conductive part of the bib (for safety reasons)
* LAMES: Names and countries are NOT required on the backs of lames or on uniforms anywhere
* CHEST PROTECTORS: The rule for chest protection for foil fencers being covered by a soft material normally applies to ALL chest protection, regardless of style, at USFA-sanctioned events, but for this tournament, chest protectors are not required to be covered by a soft material
* CHEST PROTECTORS: Chest protectors must be worn underneath the underarm protector
* Bouts will be self-refereed (i.e. experienced fencers who are not fencing at the time, and who are comfortable with refereeing may referee bouts)



---------- PRIZES----------

* Medals will be awarded to the top 4 finalists in both of two separate sections



---------- EQUIPMENT CHECK ----------

* Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks.
* Mask inspections and mask punch tests will be conducted during check-in
* Glove inspections will be conducted on the strip by referees



---------- NEARBY HOTELS ----------

* Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
+17012822700

* Ramada by Wyndham Fargo
3333 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
+17012353333

* Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fargo, ND
3316 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
+17012340565



---------- FOR MORE INFORMATION ----------

* Please contact Jason Schoenack 701-306-0815 jschoena@hotmail.com

* Fargo Park District Fencing https://www.fargoparks.com/adult-programs/fencing