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SoCal Scholastic Novice Foil, Epee and Saber Dec 4, 2022
For Unrated Middle School & High School fencers with 1 year or less fencing experience. Events are held by Grade level, NOT age. Please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB on ASKFRED. School ID and proof of USFA membership required. See "More-Info"
VAPA Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts: Los Angeles, CA
posted 09/04/2022
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NOVICE TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

NOTE: PLEASE assist the organizers of this event by registering fencers AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. The League will hire referees and schedule fencing strips based on numbers of pre-registered fencers. Your early registration helps the League plan timely events.

Events Scheduled: (CLOSE OF CHECK-IN!)
8:30 AM Men's Middle School Novice Epee
9:00 AM Men’s High School Novice Epee
9:00 AM Men's Middle School Novice Foil
9:30 AM Men's High School Novice Foil
12:30 PM Men's Middle School Novice Saber
12:30 PM Women's Middle School Novice Saber
1:00 PM Women's Middle School Novice Foil
1:30 PM Women’s High School Novice Foil
1:30 PM Women's Middle School Novice Epee
2:30 PM Women’s High School Novice Epee
2:30 PM Men’s High School Novice Saber
4:00 PM Women’s High School Novice Saber

PLEASE NOTE: The scheduled event times are when check-in CLOSES, and late arrivals may not be added. Please arrive ONE HOUR prior to event to register, go through Equipment Check, and warm up.

NOVICE TOURNAMENT CRITERIA:
The novice tournament is for fencers with 1 year or less fencing experience. The NOVICE tournament is unsanctioned and no ratings will be awarded. Rated fencers are not eligible to participate, nor are fencers who have previously competed in any previous SoCal Fencing League Novice tournaments. (Example: if you fenced 2 years of epee and decided to switch to saber, and only fenced saber for 2 months, you are NOT a novice saber fencer.)
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VENUE: https://schsfence.org/venue-maps

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Times of events are subject to change. Please check back for updates.
A final schedule will be posted here in the week prior to event.


GET "REMIND" TEXTS for UPDATES: Text "@socalfence" to the number 81010 to join REMIND101 for the SoCal Scholastic Fencing League. This is a good way to get remind text messages as we get closer to tournaments for any updates.
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The Southern California Scholastic Fencing League (SCSFL) individual 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.

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/

USA FENCING MEMBERSHIP:
To purchase USFA Competitive or Access Membership on-line, please visit https://www.usafencing.org/membership

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LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR SEASON 2022-2023: (Dates and Venues subject to change)
Oct. 2 FOIL #1 CHAMINADE HS
Oct. 23 EPEE / SABRE #1 BRENTWOOD HS
Dec. 4 NOVICE Foil, Epee, Sabre VAPA
Jan. 29 FOIL #2 HARVARD-WESTLAKE HS
Feb. 5 EPEE / SABRE #2 BRENTWOOD HS
Mar. 19 TEAM FOIL HARVARD-WESTLAKE HS
Apr. 16 TEAM EPEE / SABRE CHAMINADE HS
Apr. 30 HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMINADE HS
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LEAGUE SCHOOLS: Following are the League schools at the time of posting. Please visit the League website for any additions or changes to this list.
Brentwood School
Centaurs
Central High #9 (VAPA)
Chaminade College Prep
Harvard-Westlake School
Immaculate Heart
Int'l School of LA - Burbank Campus
Kern County Charter
Le Lycee Francais
Mojave High School
Oakwood School
Vistamar
Yeshiva University of Los Angeles


REGISTRATION & TOURNAMENT FEES:
League School Fencer: $10.00 per event
Non-League School Fencer: $20.00 Registration plus $40.00 per event (Total $60.00)
If you are not enrolled in the above-mentioned league schools, you are considered a non-league school fencer.

REGISTRATION: When REGISTERING, please list your SCHOOL NAME as your PRIMARY CLUB on AskFred.net for this tournament. (Under your separate USFA membership, you may still keep your Fencing Club as your Primary Club)
THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION and NO SIGN UPS ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. TOURNAMENT FEES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT,
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CHECK IN: ON TOURNAMENT DAY, PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR EVENT.
BRING THE FOLLOWING (NO EXCEPTIONS):
• Covid documents (see below) required for venue entrance.
• School ID (and make sure to list your school as the primary club on AskFred 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)
PAYMENTS:
Pre-Payment by PayPal - homfencing@gmail.com "friends & family"
Pre-Payment by VENMO - Sam-Signorelli-fencer
**Please make sure to note fencers name, date of tournament, and which event.
PAYMENT at the Tournament: Cash, Cards and Checks accepted. Checks Payable to: Southern California Scholastic Fencing League. (SCSFL)

EVENT 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.
EQUIPMENT:
Uniform: A full fencing Jacket (FIE not required), a plastron (underarm protector), 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’ and mask for the weapon being fenced are required. Please wear shoes with non-marking or white soles to all competitions.
Foil Mask: All foil fencers must have a conductive foil bib on their mask and use a mask cord.
Foil Chest Protector: USFA Foil "Padded" chest guards will be enforced and checked. Material must have the SEMI technical mark at the center of the upper edge, per USA Fencing Rules of Competition, section m.25.4(c)
Sabre: All sabre fencers must use a USA Fencing approved 800N glove.
Leon Paul brand MASK owners: If you have the Leon Paul "X-Change" mask with the plastic disk in back, please note that a secondary neck strap is now REQUIRED for all USA Fencing domestic events. The secondary strap requirement will be enforced and non-conforming equipment will be disallowed. (Note: the L.P. X-Change mask model with the more traditional tongue may be worn without the secondary strap.) Please consult your coach or the armorer with any questions.
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.
NOVICE TOURNAMENT CRITERIA:
The novice tournament is for fencers with 1 year or less fencing experience. The NOVICE tournament is unsanctioned and no ratings will be awarded. Rated fencers are not eligible to participate, nor are fencers who have previously competed in any previous SoCal Fencing League Novice tournaments. (Example: if you fenced 2 years of epee and decided to switch to saber, and only fenced saber for 2 months, you are NOT a novice saber fencer.)

TEAM EVENT QUALIFICATION:
All Varsity High School Fencers must fence in either/or both the #1 or #2 Individual Events in order to be considered for a High School Varsity "A" Team for the SoCal Scholastic League Team Tournament. All fencers must fence in at least one SoCal Scholastic League individual event or Novice event to qualify to fence in a Team Event. Additional TEAM TOURNAMENT qualifications, team level descriptions & fee info applies to team events. Please review the “more info” page on AskFred.net for those specific dates.
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS – MEDAL AWARDS:
Cumulative Points are tabulated from the final results in Individual Events #1 and #2 for the season. Medals will be awarded through 8th place, at the conclusion of the #2 Individual Events in Foil, Epee and Sabre.
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COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS for the 2022-23 SEASON: As of: 10/3/22
CONTROLLED ENTRANCE TO VENUE: Everyone in attendance -- including coaches, athletes, spectators and staff -- must provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival to the venue.
MASKS OPTIONAL: The use of cloth masks or surgical face coverings are optional.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: We encourage everyone to practice social distancing measures while in the venue.
AVOID HANDSHAKES: Athletes should salute at the conclusion of a bout, and refrain from shaking hands with each other, the referee and coaches.
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
TEMPERATURE CHECKS:
Temperature checks may be performed prior to entry of venue. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave.