You must be a USFA member (South Jersey Division) to compete in this event. Members must reside in or attend a South Jersey Division club which is in the Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem County areas during the 2021-2022 fencing season. South Jersey Division qualification will be verified before final approval of registration.
Regular Preregistration closes on 11/14/21
Late Registration starts on 11/15/21
Late Registration ends on 11/22/21
This tournament is the qualification path for South Jersey fencers who wish to compete in the 2022 Junior Olympics Fencing Championship event being held Feb. 18-21, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT
Qualifying for Junior Olympics:
The top 25% of the competitors in each event qualify for the Junior Olympics.
The Junior (U20) age group consists of fencers born in the years 2002 through 2008. A fencer born after 2008 can fence in the Junior (Under 20) Championships qualifying tournament, if the fencer is on the National Cadet (U17) point standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
Here is the link to the USA Fencing National Points List:
If you are on the National Points list and wish to fence up in your age category please email the organizer BEFORE the posted deadlines for permission to register.
For more information about the qualification paths for the Junior Olympics via regional points, please refer to page 32 of the 2021-2022 Athlete's Handbook.
Sanctioning and Format:
This tournament is sanctioned by the South Jersey Division of the USA Fencing. The format for each event consists of a round of pools with 100% promoted to the direct elimination round. There is no fence-off for third place if there are at least 13 fencers in the event.
Check-in deadline times are subject to change. Please plan to arrive at least 60 minutes before each posted deadline for equipment check.
Fencers must be a South Jersey Division member & US citizen or permanent US residents to participate in this tournament.
Close of Check-In*:
Jr Men's Sabre - 9:30 am
Cadet Men's Sabre - 9:30 am
Jr Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Cadet Women's Sabre - 11:30 am
Jr Men's Foil - 11:00 am
Cadet Men's Foil - 11:00 am
Jr Women's Foil - 11:00 am
Cadet Women's Foil - 11:00 am
Jr Men's Epee - 12:30 pm
Cadet Men's Epee - 12:30 pm
Jr Women's Epee - 12:30 pm
Cadet Women's Epee - 12:30 pm
*Scheduled times are subject to change.
See Links below for age & classification requirements:
Entry Fees: $20 registration fee plus $30 per event. Late registration starts on 11/15/21 & ends on 11/22/21. The late registration fee will be $40 plus $60 per event and must be paid on Askfred. No registration at the door. There are no exceptions to this policy.
USFA and Waiver Information: You must have a valid USFA membership or join the USFA at the event. Because the tournament includes fencers under the age of 18, all fencers who are under 18 and their parents must also sign the waiver form at the qualifier at the door.
Fencers must follow the age restrictions set forth by the USFA. These restrictions can be found on page 2-9 of the Athlete Handbook or here:
All fencers are expected to wear full fencing attire and bring at least two weapons and body cords that meet USFA requirements. There are no exceptions to the attire and equipment rules.
Payments: Payment must be paid to Askfred at the time of registration.
Refunds: No refunds of Registration Fees. Refund checks for events are mailed after the tournament MINUS fees from Askfred.
Covid 19 Protocols and Restrictions:
Each fencing competitor is allowed ONE (1) “plus-one” that can be a parent or private coach or guardian. No other spectators are allowed to attend this tournament. All will be required to give contact tracing information and sign a waiver for contact tracing. The organizer reserves the right to amend the plus one rule in order to remain in compliance with the State of New Jersey's current indoor gathering regulations.
Everyone attending is required to wear personal face coverings (approved by USA Fencing) over the nose and mouth at all times while inside, including fencers under their fencing masks while fencing. Please see the paragraph below from USA Fencing's Best Practices for the Resumption of Local Events regarding acceptable personal face coverings.
All attendees at USA Fencing 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 mask or shield 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.
Allowance is made to remove the personal face-covering briefly in order to drink liquid or eat a snack at the venue. If a fencer or “plus one” cannot wear a face covering for any reason, they should not register or attend the tournament.
Food and water must be brought by the fencer. No food or water will be provided or sold at the tournament.
Individuals, including fencers, plus-one’s, referees or others, should stay home and must not enter the fencing venue or competition if they have tested positive for, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. A non-contact temperature check will be required by tournament organizers on each person arriving at the tournament location. Any person who has a temperature check above levels typically prescribed by health or sports authorities (usually ≥ 100.3°F), and/or is displaying any Covid-19 symptoms or is unwell will not be admitted to the tournament location and should seek further medical attention.
Social distancing at the venue will be required.
There will be salutes in place of handshakes after every bout.
Fencers should refrain from screaming or shouting after touches.
When the fencer is eliminated from the tournament, they and their plus one must exit the tournament venue immediately.
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