1st SoCal SYC

PrimeTime Basketball Association, 16101 Old Valley Boulevard

Tournament Date
May 15 - 17, 2020
La Puente, CA
Tournament Details

*** Please note ***

Due to the growing concerns around COVID-19 and the CDC suggestion to keep groups under 50 for 8 weeks, we are moving this tournament to May 15th and 17th instead. Everyone who is currently signed up will have their registrations moved, if you are no longer able to make the tournament, we will help you withdraw. Anyone who withdrew and who would like to now attend, please contact us and we will help you with this as well. Please be safe as we continue to update everyone. Thank you for your time and consideration! The withdrawal deadline for entry fees will be honored until May 10th, 2020.

Hand sanitizer will be provided and a cleaning crew will be on hand to wipe down all areas on a consistent basis. Fencers and spectators will not be allowed on the floor if they are presenting any symptoms and will be sent home. We will restrict the fencing area to the fencer and their coach with a designated space for spectators.

Also, fencers are encouraged to maintain no contact with other fencers or refs and salutes with a light tap of the end of the blades will be utilized instead of elbow bumps. Referees will sign for all fencers once scores are verified. We will also keep everyone updated as things are monitored, but we hope that everyone stays safe until then and we look forward to holding this event.

Welcome to the 1st Socal SYC in the Los Angeles Area! We are hosting the tournament in the city of La Puente, CA at the PrimeTime Basketball Association at 16101 Old Valley Blvd, La Puente, CA 91744!

Please note, there is free parking at the venue as well as plenty of street parking. There is also overflow parking located 2 blocks from the venue at the Courthouse parking lot that is also free of charge.

The area is also rife with great activities for families to enjoy in the area.

The Puente Hills Mall is not too far and there are lots of hiking trails and parks nearby.

Here is a list of a few things nearby:

  • Whittier Turnbull Canyon Hiking Trail
  • Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
  • American Military Museum
  • SkyRose Chapel
  • Rimgrove Park
  • Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
  • Round 1 Arcade
  • Axem Axe Throwing
  • Pacific Theaters Vineland Drive In
  • Speedzone

All of our strips and scoring machines will meet the space requirements to provide the best for both the athletes and the referees as well as coaches while fencers fence. All machines will have the score and time readily available so that it will make it easier for all involved.

************NOTE**************** For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received via email no later than the Monday two weeks before the first day of the tournament. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Refunds are processed 2-4 weeks following the tournament.

***********************IMPORTANT NOTE************************* The Conductive Bib is now Required at all USFA events!!! In the 2011-2012 season, the USFA began to transition to the conductive bib format for foilists. As of August 1, 2012 the ruling now expands to cover every foil tournament that is USFA sanctioned and held to USFA rules. All Sanctioned Saber tournaments now also require the 800N Fie saber gloves. Please be prepared with the proper equipment, a vendor will be available. All foil fencers using chest protectors must have the newly required padded area attached to the standard chest protectors. Uncovered chest protectors will not be allowed in any foil events.

Event Fee Info

Alliance Fencing Equipment will be the vendor onsite for all equipment needs. Please contact them directly if you would like them to bring anything specific.

Food and beverages will be available for sale. We will also have a food truck onsite to provide meals throughout the day.

Equipment check will be held on Thursday April 9th starting at 8:30 pm til about 10 pm and Friday April 10th starting at 8 am. Please come earlier to check your equipment.

Please check and take note of the tentative check in times listed below. Final check in times will be updated March 22nd, 2020

Friday - May 15th, 2020

  • Y10 Men's Epee - 11:30 am
  • Y10 Women's Epee - 11:30 am
  • Y10 Women's Foil - 12:30 pm
  • Y12 Women's Saber - 3:00 pm
  • Y14 Men's Saber - 4:30 pm

Saturday - May 16th, 2020

  • Y14 Men's Foil - 9:00 am
  • Y14 Women's Epee - 9:00 am
  • Y12 Women's Foil - 11:00 am
  • Y10 Men's Saber - 12:00 pm
  • Y12 Men's Epee - 2:00 pm
  • Y10 Men's Foil - 3:00 pm
  • Y10 Women's Saber - 3:30 pm

Sunday - May 17th, 2020

  • Y12 Men's Foil - 8:30 am
  • Y12 Women's Epee - 9:00 am
  • Y14 Men's Epee - 12:00 pm
  • Y14 Women's Foil - 1:00 pm
  • Y12 Men's Saber - 3:00 pm
  • Y14 Women's Saber - 4:00 pm

Registration must be done online. Fees must be paid to be considered registered. If you have not paid you are NOT registered and must pay the higher fees after April 30th to May 5th, 2020.

Registration fees are non-refundable. Requests for event fee refunds must be submitted by April 8th, 2020.

USFA Membership - USFA rules will be enforced. All fencers must be current members of the USFA . Proof of USFA membership is either an unexpired membership card, an email from the USFA or listing on the USFA website. Membership forms will be available at the tournament or may be downloaded from the USFA website. If proof of membership is unavailable fencers will be required to submit a new membership application form with payment at the door. No exceptions.

The USFA is working towards an age verification process. This season, parents should come prepared with ONE of the following in case the fencer's age needs verification for eligibility purposes:

  • A government issued photo ID with date of birth included,
  • A copy of the birth certificate, or
  • Passport

Weapons are checked (weights and shims) during pools and direct eliminations for all events. Officials should be informed of all rules specific to youth events, especially that ALL Y10 events be fenced with blades no longer than 32.5 inches. Masks, gloves, body cords, and lames will be checked. Names on jackets or lames are not required.

Participation at a SYC qualifies fencers for Y10 events at the March NAC as well as Summer Nationals.

Eligible Birth years:

Y10: 2009-2012

Y12: 2007-2010 or Y10 NRPS

Y14: 2005-2008 or Y12 NRPS

REGULAR FEE DEADLINE!!! March 2nd, 2020


After regular fee deadline until March 13th, late fees are in effect. Online registration closes March 13th.

Officials/Referee Info

Head Referee and FOC: TBD Bout Committee Chair: Melissa Doherty Organizer: Swords Fencing Studio

Transportation Details

Closest Airports are listed below:

  • Ontario International Airport - 25.3 miles
  • Long Beach Airport - 31.3 miles
  • John Wayne Airport - 33 miles
  • Burbank Airport - 34.6 miles
  • LAX International - 36.1 miles

Please book your hotel through any website you'd like. Some of the closer and better hotels are listed below:

Pacific Palms Resort - 1.4 miles from venue 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, La Puente, CA 91744

Courtyard by Marriott LA Hacienda Heights - 2.2 miles from venue 1905 S Azusa Ave Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Best Western Plus Executive Inn - 3.7 miles from venue 18880 Gale Ave Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Comfort Suites - 1.1 miles from venue 753 Glendora Ave La Puente, CA 91744

My Registrations

Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.

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    Friday, May 15

    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 21
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 9
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 27
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 30
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    4:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Entrants 43

    Saturday, May 16

    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 86
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 34
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 49
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 26
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 39
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 52
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 25

    Sunday, May 17

    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 71
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 35
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Entrants 51
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Entrants 53
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 37
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Entrants 25
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    Important dates and upcoming deadlines.

    Registration Opens
    Jan 24, 2020 12:00am
    Entry Deadline
    Apr 25, 2020 11:59pm
    Late Entry Deadline
    May 5, 2020 11:59pm
    Tournament Start
    May 15, 2020 12:00am
    Tournament End
    May 17, 2020 12:00am