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2022 Alabama Division Summer National Qualifiers May 21, 2022
Alabama Division Qualifier for the 2022 Summer National Championships. Events contested are Y14, Div2, and Div3. Registration Fee: $20 Event Fee: $15
Birmingham Fencing Club: Hoover, AL
posted 04/08/2022
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This event is the Division II/III and Y14 Alabama Division Qualifier for the 2022 US Summer National Fencing Championships in Minneapolis, MN.

$20 registration fee.
$15 per event.

MUST have a current USA Fencing COMPETITIVE Membership and be a member of the Alabama Division.

ENTRY & ELIGIBILITY:

POSTED CLOSE OF REGISTRATION TIMES ARE ESTIMATED, AND MAY BE UPDATED BY 5/14/2022.

All close of registration times are in Central Standard Time (CST). These are not the times that the events will actually start. Events will typically begin 10-15 minutes after close of registration, but absolutely NO registrations will be accepted after close of registration. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please arrive early to have your equipment checked, and allow warm-up and registration time. Venue will be opened 1 hour prior to close of registration of first event. Registration close times MAY be updated by 5/14/2022 based on how many athletes are pre-registered. Please check back to be sure you arrive on time! It is your responsibility to check if event times change. We will make all efforts not to change times.

Registration fee is $20 + an event fee of $15 for each event entry (i.e If you pre-register for one event, you will pay a total of $35, if you pre-register for two events, you will pay a total of $50.)

The pre-registration deadline is Friday, 5/13/2022 at 11:59:59 PM. Any pre-registrations after that time will NOT be accepted! NO WALK-INS! In order for your pre-registration to be valid, you MUST complete your registration on askFRED. Payments will be accepted at the door the day of the event. Checks should be made out to Alabama Division of USA Fencing.


If there are 3 or fewer fencers pre-registered for an event after the close of pre-registration on 5/13/2022, the event will NOT be fenced, and the fencer[s] does NOT need to attend the event.

Fencers MUST be Citizen or Permanent Resident (proof required). All fencers must have a CURRENT USA Fencing "Competitive" Membership and show proof (Membership ID Card) at check-in. ONLY members of the Alabama Division of USA Fencing may compete in this qualifier. You may join or renew your membership here: https://member.usafencing.org/signup

National age eligibility requirements will be enforced. Please see the Age and Classification chart on page 21 of the 2021-2022 Athlete Handbook.

https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/cf9a-2623750/21_22_Athlete_Handbook_2.2.22.pdf#_ga=2.228554201.55108378.1649452342-1048147198.1582061190

This is a USA Fencing and Alabama Division Sanctioned event; ratings will be awarded where earned in Div 2/3 events, but not in Y14 events unless the event is rated at least a C1.

REFEREES:

We have made efforts to secure the absolute best available referee cadre for this qualifier. These are some of the very best referees in the area, and we're lucky to have them referee our qualifier. If you are interested in refereeing, please reach out to Will Curtis at wcurtis1090@gmail.com.

Head Referee: Rylan Delap


COMPETITION FORMAT:

One round of seeding pools with 100% promotion to direct elimination.
Top 25% will qualify in each event with a minimum of up to 3 qualifiers. Fencers who are only eligible for Division 2 events will be skipped when determining qualifying places. Fencers who qualify for Division 2, and are eligible for Division 3 will automatically be qualified.

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT:

Fencers are required to have complete fencing uniforms as required by USA Fencing. This includes the following items: Mask with two retaining devices (foil masks must have a conductive bib as now required), mask cord (foil/saber), jacket, plastron (underarm protector), knickers, lame (foil/saber), glove (800N saber), tall socks (must overlap knickers, proper footwear (no sandals, boots, heeled shoes, etc.), two working body cords and two working electric weapons.

Weights (foil/epee) and shims (epee) will be tested!
Masks, lames (foil/saber), gloves, cuffs (saber) and bodycords, and mask cords (foil/saber) will we checked!



Any questions should be directed to the Alabama Division Secretary, Will Curtis for clarification. Will can be contacted vi email at: wcurtis1090@gmail.com.





Alabama Division Qualifier for the 2022 Summer National Championships. Events contested are Y14, Div2, and Div3
Events Scheduled:
Y14 Women's Epee
Y14 Women's Foil
Y14 Women's Saber
Y14 Men's Epee
Y14 Men's Foil
Y14 Men's Saber
C & Under Senior Women's Epee
C & Under Senior Women's Foil
C & Under Senior Women's Saber
C & Under Senior Men's Epee
C & Under Senior Men's Foil
C & Under Senior Men's Saber

Preregistration opens on 04/09/2022.
Preregistration closes on 05/13/2022.