The NJFA RJCC, VET and Y8 Challenge

Venue
New Jersey Fencing Alliance, 50 Burnett Ave

Tournament Date
Dec 1 - 2, 2018
Location
Maplewood, NJ
Region
Tournament Details

New Jersey Fencing Alliance (NJFA) 54 Burnett Ave, MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

Regular Fees Deadline Extended

Tournament regular fee deadline extended until November 13th, 11:59 PM PST

REGIONAL JUNIOR / CADET CIRCUIT (RJCC) (Region 3) (all weapons and both genders) will be held on December 1 - 2, 2018 at NEW JERSEY FENCING ALLIANCE.

About the Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC)

  • The Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Junior/Cadet aged fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC Junior/Cadet levels. Please check the events calendar for more tournament dates.
  • RJCC tournaments are open to current USA Fencing competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions and to foreign fencers with current FIE licenses.
  • After receiving the results, the National Office will send an online survey to all participants requesting their feedback.

How to Earn Regional Points:

  • Please refer to Chapter 3 of the Athlete Handbook for more details on points.
  • The Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Junior and Cadet aged fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and divisional level but below the NAC Junior/Cadet levels.
  • Fencers only earn points at RJCCs within their home region (your Region is assigned based on Division affiliation). Only the best 2 results count towards the point total. These points may qualify Cadet and Junior fencers to the USA Fencing Junior Olympics and July Challenge. Points earned at Regional Junior/Cadet tournaments are not considered in determination of national point standings; they are only reflected in regional point standings.
  • Using the formula below, RJCC tournaments will award points to all participants: o ((# entries - place + 1) / # entries) x 100 points
  • The winner of each RJCC, regardless of size of field, will earn 100 points. The size of the participant field is based on all athletes in the event, regardless of region. Regional RJCC Points are only earned in the fencer's own region.
  • RJCCs must have at least 2 competitors and cannot be fenced with mixed gender.

Qualification Path to JO's from the Junior RJCCs

  • Earn 110 Junior Regional Points by the regular entry fee deadline Qualification Path to JO's from the Cadet RJCCs
  • Earn 110 Junior Regional Points by the regular entry fee deadline
  • Earn 110 Cadet Regional Points composed by the regular entry fee deadline

Please make your registrations early to avoid complications.

TOURNAMENT FEES

  • Regular entry period (until November 13th 11:59 PM PDT): $35 registration fee plus $45 per event (registration fee is nonrefundable).
  • Late fee period (November 14th - November 27th 11:59 pm): $105 registration fee plus $135 per event
  • Walk-in Fee is permitted with triple fee

REFUND POLICY

  • Registration fee and any AskFred surcharges are non-refundable. 100% of the Event fee will be refunded if the Bout Committee is contacted with a refund request prior to November 11, 2018. Submit refund requests to blairstar48@aol.com (please include your mailing address, weapon & event and name).
  • If approved, refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. After November 11th, there will be no refund of the event fee. There will be NO exceptions.

JUNIOR QUALIFICATION PATH TO JO'S

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND Be on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Be in the top 16 of the Cadet national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Top 25% on your region’s Junior RJCC Regional Point Standings, OR
  • Earn at least 110 regional points on the Junior Regional Point Standing, OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition

Cadet Qualification Path to JO's:

  • Fencers must meet eligibility AND Be on the Cadet National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Be in the top 25% of their region’s Cadet Regional Circuit Point Standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Be in the top 25% of their region’s Junior Regional Circuit point standings at the regular fee entry deadline, OR Earn at least 110 regional points on either the Cadet or Junior Regional Point Standing, OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Cadet JO qualifying competition, OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition. Junior event must occur first

Junior Qualification Path to July Challenge:

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility, AND on Junior NRPS (Age out after JOs) by entry deadline, OR
  • On Cadet NRPS (Age out after JOs) OR
  • Be in the top 50% of your region’s Junior Regional Circuit Points, OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on the Junior Regional Point Standing OR
  • Be in the top 25% of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard as defined in Section 2.2.5

Cadet Qualification Path to July Challenge:

  • Fencers must meet eligibility, AND Be on Cadet NRPS (Age out after JOs), OR
  • Be in the top 50% of the Y14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline, OR
  • Be in the top 50% of your region’s Cadet Regional Circuit Points, OR Top 50% of their region’s Junior Regional Circuit Points, OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on the Cadet or Junior Regional Point Standing, OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard as defined in the Section 2.2.5

Entry is determined by 2018-19 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions;

  • Junior events: Born 1999-2005, or on the National Cadet point standings
  • Cadet events: Born 2002-2005, or on the National Youth 14 point standings

If your entry is rejected for any reason, please contact Blairstar48@aol.com.

Regional points will be awarded to the competitors from Region 3 ONLY! Points will count towards qualification to the July Challenge and to the 2018-19 Junior Olympics.

RJCC points are considered seasonal. The USFA Athlete Handbook (http://www.usfencing.org/athletehandbook) contains detailed information on RJCC qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.

Results posted at the venue are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification

EVENT SCHEDULE NOTICE:

•Please note that event times listed are the close of registration. Fencers are required to be checked in by this time. Fencing will typically begin shortly after registration closes. It is recommended to leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events. Arriving at the venue at least 1 hour before the close of your registration is recommended. •Event times are subject to change. •Fencers must check-in each day by close of registration of their event that day.

EVENT SCHEDULE: (TIMES INDICATED ARE CLOSE OF CHECK IN)

Saturday

  • Cadet (U16) Women's Epee, (Saturday 8:00 AM)
  • Junior (U19) Men's Foil, (Saturday 8:00 AM)
  • Cadet (U16) Women's Saber, (Saturday 10:00 AM)
  • Junior (U19) Women's Foil, (Saturday, 10:30 AM)
  • Cadet (U16) Men's Epee, (Saturday 11:45 AM)
  • Junior (U19) Men's Saber, (Saturday 1:30 PM)
  • Y8 all weapons (Saturday 3pm)

Sunday

  • Junior (U19) Men's Epee, (Sunday 8:00 AM)
  • Junior (U19) Women's Epee, (Sunday, 8:00 AM)
  • Cadet (U16) Women's Foil, (Sunday 10:30 AM)
  • Vet Men's Sabre, (Sunday, 11:15 AM)
  • Cadet (U16) Men's Foil, (Sunday 1:15 PM)
  • Cadet (U16) Men's Saber, (Sunday 1:15 PM)
  • Junior (U19) Women's Saber, (Sunday 3:15 PM)

Preregistration closes on 11/27/2018.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY • VENUE will be open on Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 AM. • Fencing will commence shortly after close of check-in, so please give yourself plenty of time for equipment inspection and proper warm up. • Fencers are only permitted to fence in one event per day. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion of the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers. Fencers who are approved to fence in two events on the same day must report to the appropriate strip when called or they may be scratched from the event. We will try to accommodate you as best we can, but we will not delay events if a fencer is still fencing in another event. • Entry is determined by 2017-2018 USFA Birth year requirements and rating restrictions, found at http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698393-age-and-classification-eligibility. • USFA rules apply (http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook) Full USFA regulation uniform is required. Electric bib required in foil events. Must have at least two working weapons, two head cords and two body cords. Current USFA competitive or other foreign federation membership required. Must present membership card at check-in. • USFA cards can be reprinted at https://www.railstation.org/usfencing/Login.aspx?sraid=10. If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USFA membership. Current membership list: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698125-current-membership-listing. • You may join or renew USFA at the door (parent signature required if under age 18). Have separate check payable to USFA or use your credit card (preferred) Download USFA membership application at: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/699332-forms • Times listed denote the Close of Check-In and are subject to change. Since urgent and important tournament information will be communicated to all fencers through the USFA e-mail system it is highly recommended that you verify that your USFA profile contains your current e-mail address.

TOURNAMENT SEEDING / FORMAT • The Bout Committee must use the current rating and points information found on the USFA website for seeding purposes. Please verify that your rating and points standing are correct with the USFA, and contact the National Office to resolve any discrepancies prior to the tournament. Current ratings can be verified here: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Membership/Current-Membership-Listing Current points standings can be verified here: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Athlete-Info/Rankings/Current-Rankings.aspx • Seeding will be determined USFA Letter Ranking with year classification. Athletes of the same classification/year will be seeded randomly within their criteria. Initial Seeding will be posted here: http://live.njfencingalliance.com • Each event consists of two rounds (pools and direct elimination), Pools: One preliminary round of pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. If the event exceeds 80 fencers, 80% then advance to direct elimination round. Direct Elimination Tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round. DE bouts are 15 touch / 9-minute bouts. No fence-off for third place. Medals will be awarded to 8th place. • Ratings can be awarded. View USFA Classification Chart at Check USFA ratings chart at: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698401-classification-chart • Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. Fencer signature on pool score sheets and DE bout slip implies accuracy. Any mistakes in posted information throughout the tournament must be reported to the Bout Committee immediately (within 5 minutes of posting). Once DE round starts, pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all results before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy. • Photography and filming is allowed; NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

Eligibility Information: • Fencers competing must be current competitive members of the US Fencing Association, registered with the USFA. To become a member or renew your membership, please visit http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Membership.aspx Please note that all memberships expire on July 31st, so if you have not renewed since July 31st you are not a current member. One-day memberships are not valid for this tournament. 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. Your USFA membership card will be checked during check-in, so please make sure you have it with you! • Fencers must follow the age and classification restrictions set forth by the USFA. These restrictions can be found here: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698393-age-and-classification-eligibility

Uniform Requirements: 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.

CONDUCTIVE FOIL BIBS ARE REQUIRED. As of August 1st, 2012, all tournaments nationwide will be required to use the conductive foil bib.

The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, french grip epees 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. Full Armory Equipment Check is required for all competitors, with no exceptions. Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the RJCC, Vet & Y8.

WITHDRAWAL Withdrawal during pools: If medical withdrawal occurs during pool round (fencer does not complete pool), then fencer has no results to report and cannot be used towards competitive field total to determine classification or qualification to championships.

Withdrawal during DE: If medical withdrawal occurs after completion of the pool or during DE round the fencer keeps place in table to determine results and may be used towards competitive field total to determine classification and/or qualification to championships.

A fencer receiving a black card (for failure to appear at strip or other penalty in accordance with the penalty chart) will be listed in the final results as “Fencer Excluded”, and results cannot be used toward competitive field total to determine classification and/or qualification to championships.

EQUIPMENT CHECK For your added convenience, NJFA will be offering an equipment check at its facility located at 54 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040 on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM as well as prior to close of check-in for each event. Please arrive at the venue with ample time to check your equipment and warm up.

Event Fee Info

REGISTRATION AND TOURNAMENT FEES TOURNAMENT FEES MUST BE PAID THROUGH THE USFA EVENTS PORTAL FOR ENTRY TO BE COSIDERED COMPLETE

• Regular entry period (until November 10 th 11:59 PM): $35 registration fee plus $45 per event (registration fee is nonrefundable). • Late fee period (November 11 – November 27 th 11:59 pm): $105 registration fee plus $135 per event • Walk-in is permitted with Triple Fee REFUND POLICY • Registration fee and any surcharges are non-refundable. 100% of the Event fee will be refunded if the Bout Committee is contacted with a refund request prior to November 10th 2018. Submit refund requests to blairstar48@aol.com (please include your mailing address, weapon & event and name). There will be NO exceptions. • If approved, refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament.

Officials/Referee Info

Tournament Staff

  • Tournament Organizer - Frank Mustilli & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Abdel Aziz abdelwahab_a@hotmail.com
  • Head Referee - Abdel Aziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Rasha Abdellatif
  • Medical - George Cummings

    If you are interested to ref please send email to Abdel Aziz - abdelwahab_a@hotmail.com

Transportation Details

Located at 50 Burnett Avenue, Maplewood, NJ (use 54 Burnett Avenue for MapQuest). NJFA is conveniently located near all major highways in NJ, NY, CT, and Pennsylvania. Just off Springfield Avenue (via Vermont St). Only a 30-minute train ride from NYC Penn Station (via NJ Transit Mid-Town Direct) http://www.nitransit.com).

https://askfred.net/Committee/Tour/tourlnfo.php?tournament_id=34235 NEAREST AIRPORT: Newark Liberty International (approximately 10 miles from the venue) NEARBY HOTELS: Numerous hotels at Newark Liberty International Airport (approximately 20 minutes away

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    Saturday, December 1

    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Entrants 44
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 23
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Entrants 33
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 32
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 25
    Veteran Men’s Foil (VETMF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 3
    Veteran Women’s Foil (VETWF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 1
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 50
    Veteran Men’s Epee (VETME)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Veteran Women’s Epee (VETWE)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Youth 8 Men’s Saber (Y8MS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 1
    Youth 8 Men’s Epee (Y8ME)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 1
    Youth 8 Women’s Foil (Y8WF)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Youth 8 Women’s Epee (Y8WE)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Youth 8 Women’s Saber (Y8WS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Veteran Men’s Saber (VETMS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    Veteran Women’s Saber (VETWS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 1
    Youth 8 Men’s Foil (Y8MF)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 4

    Sunday, December 2

    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Entrants 52
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 25
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 38
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 37
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 56
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Entrants 37
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    Registration Opens
    Jun 6, 2018 12:00am
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 13, 2018 11:59pm
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 27, 2018 11:59pm
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 24, 2018 11:59pm
    Tournament Start
    Dec 1, 2018 12:00am
    Tournament End
    Dec 2, 2018 12:00am