Capitol Clash Potential
Doug Griswold from Apex Fencers says:
“If any of your fencers want to attend Capital Clash next month (over MLK weekend), regular fee registration closes December 18th. This is the tournament that turned Abel around and got him serious about the sport. Several Apex Fencing Academy fencer are going. I would be willing to help any of your fencers out if they decide to attend.” And he will pay for dinner for any of our fencers (I’m kidding on the last line.)
I haven’t decided yet if Isabelle and Gabriel will attend. But IF we do, we will only be there for the Saturday/Sunday events: Isabelle will do the Saturday Y10 Women’s Foil event, and Gabe will do Sunday Y14 Men’s Foil event. Even if I don’t go, our friends from Apex will be there and is willing to assist any of our fencers.
Birth year requirements for the 2016-2017 season
– Youth 10 event 2006-2009
– Youth 12 event 2004-2007
– Youth 14 event 2002-2005
– Cadet event 2000-2004
SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 2017
8:00 AM Cadet Women’s Foil
8:30 AM Y10 Women’s Foil
9:00 AM Y12 Men’s Epee
11:30 AM Y14 Women’s Epee
12:30 PM Y12 Men’s Foil
SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2017
8:00 AM Y14 Men’s Foil
8:30 AM Y10 Men’s Epee
8:30 AM Y12 Women’s Epee
11:30 AM Cadet Women’s Epee
1:00 PM Cadet Men’s Epee
1:00 PM Y14 Women’s Foil
MONDAY JANUARY 16, 2017
8:00 AM Y12 Women’s Foil
8:00 AM Y14 Men’s Epee
9:30 AM Y10 Men’s Foil
11:30 AM Cadet Men’s Foil
12:00 PM Y10 Women’s Epee
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 UNLESS THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD INDICATES THAT THE BIRTHYEAR IS VERIFIED.
To help us speed registration, please download the waiver form, print it, read it, sign 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.
Waiver Form .PDF –> tbd
New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USA Fencing cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website before the tournament.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 December 18, 2016
$30 Registration plus $50 per event
From December 19, 2016 through January 8, 2017
$90 registration plus $150 per event
Registration will close at midnight after December 18 but will re-open on December 19 for late registrations.
After January 8, no registration can be done through AskFRED. Furthermore, any registrations after this date are subject to a $200 surcharge, per USA Fencing guidelines. Contact email@example.com for more information or to register after January 8.
*** IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED AND WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE OR ADD AN EVENT AFTER THE REGULAR DEADLINE, THIS CANNOT BE DONE THROUGH AskFRED. CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org TO MAKE CHANGES ***
Registrations are non-transferable.