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The 2022 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events Jan 28, 2022
Join us for the veteran events the night before the Battle in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest's largest annual event. Come fence with vet fencers from all over the country!
Rain City Fencing Center: Bellevue, WA
posted 09/27/2021
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The USFA Western Washington Division presents
The 2022 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events
January 28, 2022
at Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, WA

The Battle in Seattle is the Western Washington Division's largest annual event, drawing fencers from all over the country. Join us on the evening before the Battle for some great veteran fencing!

The veteran events are not part of the ROC, so you will not earn qualification by fencing this event. You must fence in the ROC events on the weekend to qualify.

To sign up for the Division I-A (ROC) events at the Battle in Seattle, please visit

---------- Schedule ----------

Check-in for all events closes on Friday 1/28/22 at 6:00pm. Fencing will start shortly thereafter.

Arrive early to get your equipment checked! We will be running on a strict schedule so your promptness is appreciated.

Fencers may NOT fence in two simultaneous events without the prior permission from the bout committee.

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, 100% promoted to direct-elimination, no fence-off for third.

Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top 4 finishers in each event.

---------- Registration Information ----------

Registration fees will vary depending on when you make your payment:

Before 11:59pm PST on Friday January 21, 2022:
- $5 registration fee
- $25 per event

After January 21, 2022, fees will double:
- $10 registration fee
- $50 per event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid on AskFRED.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:

---------- T-Shirts ----------

We will have logo T-shirts for sale at the Battle this year! If you are interested in a shirt (and to help us estimate how many to have printed), please order your shirt here:

---------- COVID-19 Policies ----------

The following COVID-19 policies will be in effect during the tournament. These policies may change depending on the COVID situation and Washington State laws at the time of the event.

To limit the number of people in the venue at any time, we have instituted caps on the number of fencers in each event as follows:

Vet Men's Epee: 28 fencers
Vet Women's Epee: 12 fencers
Vet Mixed Foil: 21 fencers
Vet Mixed Saber: 7 fencers

All attendees must wear face masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Athletes may be accompanied by one guest. All guests except for coaches must remain upstairs on the mezzanine. Only athletes, officials, and coaches are allowed on the fencing floor.

(Updated 12/18/21) In accordance with the USFA COVID policy adopted by the Board of Directors on October 16, 2021, we will be applying the same policy at the Battle in Seattle that is in effect for USFA National Events: all people entering the venue will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated people will not be allowed entry under any circumstances unless they have a verified medical/religious exemption. We will be verifying vaccine status at the door and providing wristbands for daily access. Before the event, we will send an email to all competitors with instructions on how to provide vaccination proof in advance.

---------- Venue Information ----------

The event will be held at:
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 747-6300

For directions, visit

---------- Tournament Rules ----------

All fencers must be current competitive or "access" members of the USFA. Foreign fencers must have a current "International Competitive License" membership.

Full USFA regulation uniform is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are NOT required on fencer uniforms.

USFA rules require that all participants were born in 1981 or earlier.

---------- Equipment Check ----------

Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, gloves, bodycords and headcords.

---------- Official Hotels ----------

Seattle Marriott Redmond
7401 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(5 miles from venue)
Group rate for queen-queen rooms: $99/night + tax, must book by January 7, 2022

Sonesta Select Bellevue Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
(1.5 miles from venue)
Group rate for king rooms: $75/night + tax, must book by January 13, 2022

---------- Other Nearby Hotels ----------

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004