This tournament provides a qualification path for Y14 EVENTS AT SUMMER NATIONALS.
Live Results will be posted on FencingTimeLive.com
More information about Summer Nationals/July Challenge Qualification Paths: https://www.usafencing.org/2023summernationals
As a result of athlete and staff safety concerns due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this tournament will enforce any and all current Covid safety guidelines put in place by the USA Fencing National Office and/or state and local regulations.
Note: This tournament is being scheduled at the request of USA Fencing; however, subject to New York State laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons, or if any circumstances arise that would preclude safe running of this event, this tournament can be cancelled at any time. Should the tournament be cancelled, fees will be held as a credit for use in future Long Island Division qualifier events.
Venue and Safety Protocols:
- Only athletes, tournament staff, and coaches who hold a valid USFA Coach membership will be allowed to enter the fencing floor. Spectators must remain in designated spectator areas. (Carpeted areas or seating areas.)
- Your USFA membership card (or digital membership card) will be required of all athletes and coaches in order to gain entry to the venue and fencing floor.
- No personal chairs or alternative seating options are allowed on the floor. Fencers may bring a small tripod to record their bouts or stream to an outside party but placement of the tripod may not be in any place that will cause a safety concern or hinder the running of the event. These concerns will be determined by the referees, and final discretion lies with the Bout Committee. Tripods and phones/cameras are at your own risk. The Division, venue, tournament, etc. will not be responsible for any broken equipment.
Registration Fee = $10
Event Fee = $40 per event
Walk-In Fees (After April 11th)
Registration Fee = $50
Event Fee = $120 per event
Please note that your registration is NOT considered complete until your payment has been made. If you are listed as an incomplete registrant on FRED’s list, you WILL be charged the walk-in event fee.
These events will have one round of pools, with 100% promotion into a direct elimination table.
While fencers may fence in more than one event on this day, they should realize that they do so at their own risk. Each event will run independently and there is a possibility that you may be called to strip for a bout in more than one event at the same time. Fencers MUST report to the strip when called. A word of caution: If a fencer starts one event and decides to withdraw from that event to fence in the other event, the fencer will be given a Black Card and disqualified from the first event. Additionally, the specified breaks in between bouts are for that event only. If you fence in more than one event, it may be possible for you to have to finish one DE bout and then immediately fence another (in the other event) without a break in between.
The more people that fence, the more that qualify! Be sure to encourage your teammates, clubmates, and friends to fence!
Fencers competing must be current competitive members of the US Fencing Association, registered with the USFA as a member of the Long Island Division. To become a member or renew your membership, please visit http://www.usafencing.org/ Please note that all memberships expire on July 31st, so if you have not renewed since July 31st you are not a current member. If you do not have a membership at check-in, you will be required to sign up for one on the day of the tournament. One-day memberships and High School Competitive memberships are not valid for qualification events. Your USFA membership card will be checked during check-in, so please make sure you have it with you!
Fencers must follow the age restrictions set forth by the USFA. These restrictions can be found on page here: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/7a08-2487836/2022-23_Age_Classification_Eligibility_Chart_7.25.22.pdf#_ga=2.20290428.551257510.1678147371-628653051.1664233382
The Bout Committee must use the current rating information found on the USFA website for seeding purposes. Please verify that your rating is correct with the USFA and contact the National Office to resolve any discrepancies PRIOR to the tournament. Current ratings can be verified here: https://member.usafencing.org/search/members
It is the fencer's responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any registration discrepancies before the close of check-in for the event. (I.e. wrong club, wrong rating, misspelled name, etc.) As this information comes directly from askFRED, fencers should make sure their FRED profiles are up-to-date PRIOR to the event!
If you are an auto-qualifier and will be fencing anyway, please be sure to notify the Bout Committee of your status.
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. This includes the mandatory use of knickers, long socks, and underarm protectors. Names are NOT required to be on the uniform.
The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, gloves, head cords, and body cords. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked, and directors will be checking for these marks prior to the start of fencing.
Mission Fencing Center is located at 346 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778. They can be contacted at 631-821-1131 for directions or assistance. A map can be found at http://bit.ly/mfcmap Mission is in the same shopping center as Kohl's, Michael's, and PETCO. It is across the street from Planet Fitness. If inputting the address into a GPS, you can search for the Rocky Point Post Office which is also located in our shopping center. Ample parking can be found around the back of the shopping center, near the main entrance to Mission.
Mission does have a store with limited stock of fencing equipment. Please call the club for more information.
Please note that event times listed are the close of registration. Fencers are required to be checked in by this time. Fencing will begin shortly after registration closes, usually within 30 minutes though the start may be immediate. It is recommended to leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events. NO EVENT WILL BE DELAYED FOR LATECOMERS!
Womens Epee 9am
Womens Sabre 10am
Mens Foil 9am
Womens Foil 12pm
Mens Epee 12pm
Mens Sabre 11:30am
SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies:
This tournament, and all staff, coaches, spectators, and athletes therein, are expected to abide by the USFA Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP), which can be found here: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/62a0-1886140/USA_Fencing_MAAPP_Final_060619.pdf#_ga=2.95948250.734423682.1600180125-603829739.1572536120
And here: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/bf5a-2465674/FINAL_2021_MAAPP_Fencing_Approved_06142021.pdf#_ga=2.155774331.1989964843.1647997406-1742974230.1644580471
As well as the US Fencing Codes of Conduct, which can be found here: https://www.usafencing.org/codes-of-conduct
All staff and coaches are expected to be fully compliant with the USFA SafeSport policies, including appropriate valid Background Checks and up-to-date SafeSport trainings, as applicable.
Reports of violations of SafeSport or the MAAPP can be made using the form located here: https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/bcf5-1885846/USA_FENCING_SAFE_SPORT_ABUSE_REPORTING_FORM.Final.Fillable_5.30.19.pdf#_ga=2.80493396.2113942991.1600186420-1579218103.1578081627
Reports of violations that are not SafeSport or MAAPP-related but still violate the US Fencing Codes of Conduct can be found here: https://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/document/c0eb-2023371/Code_of_Conduct_Reporting_Form_Fillable_1.3.19.pdf#_ga=2.155163320.1698126223.1600702089-1579218103.1578081627
Preregistration opens on 03/08/2023.
Preregistration closes on 04/11/2023.