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SoCal Scholastic League Individual Epee/Saber #1 Oct 24, 2021
Events are held by Grade level, NOT age. Open to Middle and High School Students. Please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB on ASKFRED. School ID and proof of USFA membership is required. Please read COVID-19 Protocols. Deadline 10/21/21
Chaminade High School: West Hills, CA
posted 09/15/2021
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ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19 Protocols are listed below. Please check back for COVID-19 Protocol Updates. Also, Times of events are subject to change. The final schedule will be posted 1 week prior to event.

The Southern California Scholastic Fencing League individual epee/saber events are open to all Middle School and High School students. Bring your school ID and proof of USFA Competitive or USFA Access membership.

HIGH SCHOOL - GRADES 9 to 12
MIDDLE SCHOOL - GRADES 6 to 8

If your school does not issue a school ID, please bring proof of school enrollment, i.e. registration, letter from school stating grade, etc.

REQUIREMENT: 48-72 hour Notification of Negative Covid Test.
(For EVERYONE inside Venue - Fencers, Coaches, Referees, staff, etc. in attendance)

Provide Proof of a NEGATIVE COVID Test taken 48 - 72 hours before the tournament -- EMAILED to Derek at fencinirish@msn.com at least 3 days (Friday, Oct. 22) before the event or you will be scratched. Fencers that are part of the league school team will need to submit their results to their coach by Friday, October 22, 2021.

Everyone must have negative COVID Test result. Everyone indoors must wear facial mask covering nose and mouth. (for more information, see below.)

UPON CHECK IN AT THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT, PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
(NO EXCEPTIONS)

  • Proof of Grade (make sure to list your school as the primary club for this tournament)
  • Proof of USFA Competitive or Access Membership (copy of card showing expiration date)
  • Payment or Proof or Payment (See below for payment options)


  • When REGISTERING, please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB on ASKFRED for this tournament. (Under USFA membership, you can still keep your Fencing Club as your Primary Club)


    To purchase USFA Competitive or Access Membership on-line, please use link below:

    https://www.usafencing.org/membership

    **Only High School events are recognized by the USFA. High School Fencers will be eligible to earn USA Fencing classifications (ratings).


    Location:

    Chaminade High School
    7500 Chaminade Ave
    West Hills, CA 91304
    Uribe Sports Center Gym

    Entry into lot is off Cohasset.

    https://schsfence.org/venue-maps

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021

    Events Scheduled:

    9:00 AM Men's High School Epee
    11:00 AM Women's High School Saber
    12:00 PM Men's High School Saber
    12:30 PM Women's High School Epee
    1:00 PM Men's Middle School Saber
    1:00 PM Women's Middle School Saber
    1:30 PM Men's Middle School Epee
    2:30 PM Women's Middle School Epee

    TOURNAMENT FEES:

    Non-league School Fencer: $20.00 Registration and $40.00 per event (Total 60.00)

    League School Fencer: $10.00

    PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE on Askfred.net is Thursday, October 21, 2021.

    THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION and NO SIGN UPS ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT DUE TO COVID PROTOCOLS.

    PAYMENTS:

    Pre-Payment:

  • Paying by PayPal - homfencing@hotmail.com
  • Paying by VENMO - Sam-Signorelli-fencer

    **Please make sure to note fencers name, date of tournament, and which event.

    PAYMENT at the Tournament: Cash or Check accepted

    If you are not enrolled in below mentioned league schools, you are considered a non-league school fencer.

    LEAGUE SCHOOLS
    Brentwood School
    Chaminade Middle School And High School
    Harvard Westlake Middle School and High School
    Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation
    Lakeview Middle School (Victorville)
    Le Lycee Francais
    Central LA #9 (VAPA)
    Oakwood High School
    Vistamar High School
    Yeshiva University of Los Angeles

    Format:
    There will be one round of pools with 100% advancing to direct elimination in all individual competitions. The direct elimination bouts will be fifteen touch bouts, with the appropriate breaks determined by which weapon is being fenced. The breaks for direct elimination round is 1 minute 30 seconds now.

    Yelling is OK with USFA.
    All Spectators must remain OUTSIDE during the competition. Once you are eliminated in the Direct elimination round, please leave the venue.

    Equipment:
    A full fencing Jacket (FIE not required), a plastron, a glove, and fencing knickers. Socks must cover all the leg not covered by the knickers. Women's equipment must include breast protectors made of metal or rigid material inside the jacket. The appropriate glove, lame (saber fencers), and mask for the weapon being fenced are required. Please wear shoes with "non-marking" or white soles to all competitions.

    All Saber fencers must use a USFA Fencing approved 800N glove.

    Inspections:
    Masks and gloves will be inspected by the armorer. Weapons will be tested on the strip. You will not be allowed to fence with weapons that do not conform to USFA standards.

    Reminder: All Varsity High School Fencers must fence in either/or both the #1 or #2 Epee/Saber Individual to be considered for a High School Varsity "A" Team for the SoCal Scholastic League Epee/Saber Team Tournament. All fencers must fence in one scholastic league individual event or Novice event to qualify to fence in the Team Event to be held on March 27, 2022 at Vistamar.

    Results tabulated from the Individual Epee/Saber #1 on October 24, 2021 and Individual Epee/Saber #2 on February 6, 2022 will be used to determine medals. Medals will be awarded through 8th place.

    By entering this tournament, we will be following the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches, and members. https://www.usafencing.org/codes-of-conduct

    The Southern California Scholastic League follows the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. https://www.usafencing.org/safe-sport

    For more information on the SoCal Scholastic League, please check out our website at https://www.schsfence.org/

    COVID PROTOCOLS:

    Following all CIF Guidelines for HS sports: https://cifstate.org/covid-19/Resources/9.1.21_updated_CDPH_guidance.pdf

    Following California Department of Public Health Guidelines for schools: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx

    48-72 hour Notification of Negative Covid Test.

    Provide Proof of a NEGATIVE COVID Test taken 48 - 72 hours before the tournament -- email to the Derek at fencinirish@msn.com at least 3 days (by Oct. 20) before the event or you will be scratched.

    TEMPERATURE CHECK
    Temperature check will be performed prior to entry of venue. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave.

    MASKING
    Everyone inside the venue will be required to wear masks at all times regardless of vaccination status.

    Masks must be at least two-ply (no neck gaiters). Masks must cover nose and mouth.

    PHYSICAL DISTANCING
    Maintain at least 3 feet apart.
    No sharing of beverages or food.
    No handshaking.

    LIMITATIONS ON OBSERVERS
    Spectators will be asked to wait outside the gym. All Competitors, Coaches, Referees, Armorer, and bout table can be inside the Venue (gym)

    STAYING HOME WHEN APPROPRIATE:

    If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are showing COVID-19 symptoms.

    If you have had a close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

    If you have any signs of the following:.

    • Fever or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
    • New cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • New loss of taste or smell