Our good friends at Windy City Fencing are hosting a Super Youth Circuit Event! Please visit the link below on askfed.net for complete details. Here is some of the more pertinent information for participants:
CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DAY OF EACH EVENT
The competition portion of the venue will open for fencers at 7:00am each day of the tournament.
Fencers must check in each day that they compete, within the indicated hours of check-in, or they will be withdrawn from that event.
IN ORDER TO COMPETE YOU MUST CHECK-IN AT THE COMPETITION FLOOR OF THE VENUE BEFORE THE LISTED DEADLINE WITH THE FOLLOWING IN HAND:
1) the fencer is required to show a USA Fencing membership card (valid for the current competitive season); AND
2) the fencer is required to provide a fully-completed waiver form that has been signed by a parent or legal guardian; AND
3) the fencer is required to show a birth-certificate (copy acceptable) or other government-issued identification showing a birth date.
To help us speed registration, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE WAIVER FORM,PRINT IT,READ IT,SING IT, and bring it to the table with you. This is especially critical if the fencer does not have a parent/guardian at check-in. No one will be allowed to fence without a signed waiver form.
New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USA Fencing cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website before the tournament. http://goo.gl/of17o
Athletes arriving without proof of USA Fencing membership must fill out all appropriate forms and pay for membership at registration even if already a member. Refund requests can later be made with USA Fencing as appropriate.
Fencers who fail to register by the published deadline will be removed from the event and refunds will not be made.
Note that per USA Fencing rules, fencers who are not present for their bout after having started a competition (for reasons other than a verified medical withdrawal) will be excluded from the competition, and national points and/or classifications that might have been earned for that competition will not be awarded. Further disciplinary action can be taken by USA Fencing.
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. NAMES ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM. Conductive bibs are required in all foil events.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTIONS
Y10 fencers must fence with weapons NO LONGER than 32.5 inches. Parents and fencers are advised that blades marketed as “#0” or “#2” are believed to meet this requirement, however blades labeled as #0 or #2 but are longer than 32.5 inches, are not permitted.
Equipment check will be open each day of the competition at 7:00 am. Equipment check will test the mask, lame jacket and foil mask bib, gloves and body cords, as well as any French grip weapons. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked. Masks that do not pass the 12-kg punch test will be impounded or given a visible mark to signify that the mask is “not approved for use.” All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary check will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE bout to ensure the presence of: Underarm plastron, 2nd weapon and body cord, weapon check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met.
Weapons with grips other than French will not be inspected or marked in advance. Regardless, failure to have the proper number of working weapons and other equipment at the strip is subject to penalty according to relevant USA Fencing rules.
Parents and fencers should expect significant lines for equipment check between 7-8am on Saturday and Sunday. Please plan accordingly. Those fencing Saturday or Sunday can have their equipment checked Friday anytime after 10am.
Note that Absolute Fencing will be on site to sell new equipment and repair services, but fencers ultimately are responsible for having all necessary equipment in working order
REGISTRATION INFORMATION, DEADLINES, COSTS:
Registration fees (including all convenience fees and costs to register online and pay with a credit card) follow, with listed deadlines:
Regular online registration period runs through January 11, 2015
$40 Registration plus $30 per event
From January 12 , 2015 through January 18, 2015
$120 registration plus $90 per event
The events will take a
Y10 Women’s Epee Sun 1/25 2:30 PM
Y10 Women’s Foil Fri 1/23 3:15 PM
Y10 Women’s Saber Sat 1/24 12:00 PM
Y10 Men’s Epee Sat 1/24 3:00 PM
Y10 Men’s Foil Fri 1/23 12:30PM
Y10 Men’s Saber Sun 1/23 2:00 PM
Y12 Women’s Epee Sat 1/24 12:15 PM
Y12 Women’s Foil Sun 1/25 11:00 AM
Y12 Women’s Saber Fri 1/23 9:15 AM
Y12 Men’s Epee Sun 1/25//11:30 AM
Y12 Men’s Foil Sun 1/25 8:00 AM
Y12 Men’s Saber Fri 1/23 12:45 PM
Y14 Women’s Epee Fri 1/23/3:00 PM
Y14 Women’s Foil Sat 1/24 3:15 PM
Y14 Women’s Saber Sun 1/25 8:15 AM
Y14 Men’s Epee Fri 1/23 9:00 AM
Y14 Men’s Foil Sat 1/24 8:00Am
Y14 Men’s Saber Sat 1/24 8:15 AM
Birth year requirements for the 2014-2015 season
– Youth 10 event 2004-2007
– Youth 12 event 2002-2005, or on Youth 10 NRP List
– Youth 14 event 2000-2003, or on Youth 12 NRP List