THE ORLANDO CHALLENGE SYC & RCC Reg Opens 4/8

Venue
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Pkwy

Tournament Date
May 28 - 31, 2021
Location
Orlando, FL
Region
Tournament Details

IT'S THE HAPPIEST TOURNAMENT ON EARTH!

Come to magical Orlando “the City Beautiful”, participate in our National SYC (Super Youth Circuit), RCC (Regional Cadet Circuit) and earn the highly valued national Points.

All 3 weapons SABRE, FOIL & EPEE

Y-8, Y-10, Y-12, Y-14 & CADET.

(Y-8 fencers must register through askfred at the following link: (Coming soon)


OUR AMAZING VENUE

We are very fortunate to be able to host this event at the amazing Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center with a hall space of over 110,000 square feet to ensure proper social distancing.

To access the discounted rate for tournament participants please click the following link:

https://book.passkey.com/go/TheOrlandoChallenge

Your special rate includes:

  • Enhanced in-room wireless Internet Access for up to 6 devices
  • Basic Wireless Internet Access in Public Areas and Convention Center on a Shared Network.
  • Two bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room
  • 24-hour access to Relâche Fitness Center
  • Scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & Disney Springs®
  • Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls
  • $10 credit towards dry cleaning services
  • Private training session (15 min.) at Relâche Fitness Center (Limited sessions available Tue - Sat from 5 a.m. - 12 p.m. Appointments required, please visit the fitness center to sign up)
  • One bucket of range balls at nearby Celebration Golf Club.

EARLY EQUIPMENT CHECK

We recommend all fencers to come to early equipment check on Thursday May 27th from 7 pm to 9 pm. We will check only Masks & Gloves, (Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, we will not be checking lames and body cords).


Organized by Sword Masters Club & Fencing Academy and Fencing For Success Foundation in Orlando.

  • 5 minutes away from the Disney.
  • Easy access and discounted parking.
  • On site access to food & drinks.
  • Absolute Fencing Gear will be present as the official equipment vendor
  • The Art of Fencing will be present as the official t-shirts & apparel vendor.

AGE GROUP DETAILS

Youth-10 (must be born between 20010 and 2013) Youth-12 (must be born between 2008 and 2011 or on the Youth-10 NRP list) Youth-14 (must be born between 2006 and 2009 or on the Youth-12 NRP list)

You MUST have proof of age (copy of birth certificate or passport) and proof of current US Fencing competitive membership to compete (if your USA Fencing membership card is age verified; proof of birth date is not required). Fencers are NOT permitted to fence in more than one event at the same time. Bring all required gear including appropriate length socks! We will not have an equipment vendor at the tournament. Y10 events require #2 blades

Tournament Schedule

Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 7:00 A.M. Armory Check and Registration will open at 7:00 A.M. Fencing should begin approximately 15-20 minutes after the close of registration for each event.

Friday May 28th

  • 8:00 AM - Y14WS
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 MF
  • 8:00 AM - Y10ME
  • 12:00 PM - Y10MF
  • 12:00 PM – Y10WS
  • 12:00 PM - CDTMS
  • 4:00 PM - CDTWF
  • 4:00 PM - CDTME
  • 4:00 PM - Y10WF

Saturday May 29th

  • 8:00 AM - Y14MS
  • 8:00 AM - Y12WF
  • 8:00 AM - CDTWE
  • 12:00 PM - Y12WE
  • 12:00 PM - Y12ME
  • 12:00 PM - CDTMF
  • 4:00 PM - CDTWS
  • 4:00 PM - Y14WF
  • 4:00 PM - Y12MS

Sunday May 30th

  • 8:00 AM - Y10MS
  • 8:00 AM - Y14WE
  • 8:00 AM - Y12MF
  • 12:00 PM - Y10WE
  • 12:00 PM - Y12WS
  • 12:00 PM - Y14ME
  • 4:00 PM - Y8MXE
  • 4:00 PM - Y8MXF
  • 4:00 PM - Y8MXS

To enroll for the Y8 events, you must go to a link in askfred (to be published)

This is a national event, fencers from all 50 states are welcome to participate.

All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination.

Events with fewer than 4 fencers of one gender may be fenced mixed.

Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event. Trophies will be also awarded for the first place in each event.

Withdrawal/Refund Deadline: All refund requests must be received in writing by 11:59:59pm EST on Friday, May 14, 2021. Please email info@swordmastersclub.com for your refund request. Registration and administrative fees will not be refunded, but event entry fees will be. Please include fencers name, membership number, and all events in which they are withdrawing from.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

At Sword Masters we appreciate the fencing community that has put their trust in us not only deliver an incredible fencing experience, but to do so in a way that’s safe for them and their families.

I want to take this opportunity to share with you how Sword Masters is committed to safely operating the Orlando Challenge at one of the best venues in America.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic Sword Masters Club has worked diligently alongside health experts, sports industry leaders, government officials and fellow fencers, coaches and referees to make our already strict health, safety and cleanliness standards even stronger. We have developed a comprehensive, state of the art plan for everyone participating in the Orlando Challenge to follow and are committed to keeping you informed of the steps we’re taking to keep you safe. Without question, we want to provide our fencers with incredible and inspirational experiences; but we also want you safe when you’re here. This tournament is subject to Florida state laws and orders regarding COVID-19. We will adhere to such laws as they apply with changing circumstances. To such a purpose we are taking every step to keep everyone safe and have developed some Covid-19 guidelines, requirements and protocols. We ask that you read these carefully.

Health Measures

  • The Orlando Challenge venue counts with several touch-less hand sanitizer stations throughout the complex for your convenience.
  • Athletic trainer on site during all events.
  • When anyone arrives at the Orlando Challenge, they must undergo and pass temperature screening using the CDC temperature recommendation.
  • Fencers must wear appropriate attire that their fencing uniform can be put on over in public areas. Changing completely in the venue, including restrooms is not permitted.
  • Fencers are not allowed to touch the scoring machine, weights, ships, remote or scoresheets.
  • Fencers must refrain from shaking hands after bouts or making any intentional physical contact.
  • Fencers must refrain from shouting or screaming, including after scoring a touch. Referees will warn fencers, but subsequent violations can result in penalties.
  • Fencers are not required to sign the score sheet or DE slips. They can check the results at www.fencingtimelive.com instead and report any error to the Bout Committee.
  • Once a fencer is eliminated from their event, they must pack their equipment up and leave the venue immediately, unless they are in the top 8. Individuals may not stay and socialize, watch remaining bouts or to observe the medal ceremony.
  • In order to avoid crowds, we will not have screens with results at the venue, but live tournament results and tournament progress will be posted on Fencing Time Live.

Face Coverings

  • Anyone inside the venue must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Face masks will be sold at the venue for anyone who may have forgotten theirs.

Physical Distancing

  • The Orlando Challenge is fortunate enough to have partnered with a remarkable venue, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, this top of the line, enormous and luxurious venue exceeds all expectation for safety and guidelines. Our enormous venue is more than 110,000 square feet to provide proper social distancing.
  • We have spaced the event schedules to have 4 hours in between each block of events, we did this to ensure that no large crows gather at any moment (Not to mention to ensure that all events start and finish right on time).
  • To promote proper physical distancing during the tournament, we have signage and markings in the hallways to identify appropriate physical distancing.
  • Seating areas, in our amazing venue, will be modified to maintain physical distancing while still providing a great view of the tournament. Chairs will be placed on the floor in designated locations to allow for social distancing, It is not permitted to move the chairs from their designated position.
  • No personal chairs or alternative seating options are allowed in the venue.
  • Being a youth event, fencers may be accompanied by 1 individual inside the venue (a parent/guardian and/or a coach) who will receive a special pass per event. No additional family members or spectators are allowed on the floor, The pass must be worn visible and around the neck at all times. Anybody without a pass will be escorted out. The number of accompanying adults permitted inside the venue will depend on the situation at the particular time, if the current health situation changes by the time the event happens, and more spectators are allowed to come, we will promptly notify all the registrants.
  • Only one coach/parent is allowed to assist a fencer on strip during bouts. Coach/parent will stand in a clearly designated area at the end of the strip and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Violators will be escorted out of the venue. Fencers, please relay this information to your coach.
  • Clubs will receive 2 coach passes good for the entire event, please contact us at info@swordmastersclub.com to request your passes. The pass must be worn visible and around the neck at all times. Anybody without a pass will be escorted out.
  • We ask that coaches and parents refrain from shouting or screaming at fencers in order to avoid the spread of any droplets or particles.

Cleaning & Sanitation To protect the health and safety of our guests sanitization of the building is cleaned and sanitized every day. The entire building, chairs, backboards, and common areas have been disinfected. This process will be repeated before the Orlando Challenge.

Sick Policies We kindly ask you to stay home if you are feeling sick.

COVID-19 Training Everyone working at the Orlando Challenge will receive COVID-19 specific training to cover all operating procedures. The training will include the most current guidance from the CDC and other health advisors.

Enhanced cleaning protocols will be implemented at arrival areas and for high-contact surfaces. We are implementing contactless registration to keep you safe.

Live tournament results and tournament progress will be posted on www.fencingtimelive.com

Given the size of our venue and the quality of organization of the Orlando Challenge we know this will be a safe, joyful and organized tournament that promises to be memorable for fencers and their families.

Of course, Covid-19 is a situation that’s changing all the time - we will continue to monitor the latest information from health experts, local, state and federal authorities and USFA and make the necessary changes to keep you safe and informed.

We look forward to serving you at the Orlando Challenge, the happiest (and the safest) tournament on Earth!

Officials/Referee Info

We are absolutely aware of the importance of high quality referees for an event of this caliber, for that reason we have made an incredible effort to bring you some of the best referees in the sport. Our amazing staff is second to none and our commitment to quality and reliability is stronger than ever. We will make sure everything works like clockwork so you only have to focus on your fencing performance and nothing else.

Head Referee: Mary Mahon Bout Committee: Christine Duke Head Armorer: Jeramy Gatza

Referees: Bill Becker (Te rest of the referees will be posted shortly)

Transportation Details

Gaylord Palms Resort and convention center

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is one of the largest and most exclusive resorts in Orlando. We are very fortunate to have them as our host for this awesome event.

To access the discounted rate for tournament participants please click the following link:

https://book.passkey.com/go/TheOrlandoChallenge

Your special rate includes:

  • Enhanced in-room wireless Internet Access for up to 6 devices
  • Basic Wireless Internet Access in Public Areas and Convention Center on a Shared Network.
  • Two bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room
  • 24-hour access to Relâche Fitness Center
  • Scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & Disney Springs®
  • Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls
  • $10 credit towards dry cleaning services
  • Private training session (15 min.) at Relâche Fitness Center (Limited sessions available Tue - Sat from 5 a.m. - 12 p.m. Appointments required, please visit the fitness center to sign up)
  • One bucket of range balls at nearby Celebration Golf Club.

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, May 28

    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    87 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    63 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    90 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    83 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    79 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    83 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    85 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    78 Open Spots

    Saturday, May 29

    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    77 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    78 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    87 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    86 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    86 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    68 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    77 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 6
    6 Official Competitors
    84 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots

    Sunday, May 30

    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    86 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    73 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    71 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    87 Open Spots
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    Timeline

    Important dates and upcoming deadlines.
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).


    Registration Opens
    Apr 8, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    May 16, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    May 21, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    May 21, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    May 28, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    May 31, 2021 12:00am PST