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The 2023 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events Jan 27, 2023
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 07/30/2022
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The USFA Western Washington Division presents
The 2023 Battle in Seattle Veteran Events
January 27, 2023
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 1/27/23 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 20, 2023:
- $10 registration fee
- $20 per event

After January 20, 2023, fees will double:
- $20 registration fee
- $40 per event

All tournament fees must be pre-paid on AskFRED.

Follow this link to pre-register on AskFRED:

---------- 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 1982 or earlier.

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.

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

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

---------- Nearby Hotels ----------

Sonesta Select Bellevue Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
(1.5 miles from venue)
Special event rate: $115/night, must book on or before January 9, 2023

Seattle Marriott Redmond
7401 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(5 miles from venue)
Special event rate: $176/night, must book on or before January 6, 2023

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