American Challenge ROC (DIV1A, DIV2, VET) & RJC Reg Open 1/15

Venue
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hall D&E, 100 Station Ave

Tournament Date
Jun 11 - 13, 2021
Location
Oaks, PA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the AMERICAN CHALLENGE, the signature Fencing tournament in Region 3, and in the US.

NO BIG OR ROLLING FENCING BAGS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE, Only Strip-side small shoulder bags are allowed

Fencers to come to the venue semi-dressed up with knickers, socks and shoes on. No change of clothes in locker or restrooms is permitted.

CHANGE OF VENUE

Due to recent constructions in the original venue, we have relocated the event to a better venue, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Hall D&E located at 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456. The new venue has the following features:

  • 32 miles away from PHL Airport (same exact distance from old location)
  • 36 miles away from the old location
  • 3000 free parking spots
  • 36,000 sq. ft. of open space
  • 29 grounded strips with special setup for the final strip
  • 2 nearby Hilton facilities that we already secured blocks.

If you have made any hotel reservation at the previous host hotel and you don't want to keep the room anymore, please remember to cancel it ASAP either online or by calling the hotel directly to avoid any charges

Event is Open to ALL Regions

This Event is a Qualifier for Summer Nationals

  • Fencers competing in RJC events from Region 3 will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees
  • Fencers competing in ROC & VET events from ALL regions will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees

We promise

  • Start all events on time within few minutes after close registration
  • No delay before and between rounds and no flighted events
  • Highly skilled Bout Committee staff and highly ranked & licensed National and International referees

COVID-19 Guidelines (Subject to Change) - Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons
  • COVID-19 Protocols will be implemented throughout the whole tournament. There will be no exceptions. IF YOU CAN'T COMPLY DO NOT REGISTER
  • If the tournament is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns or by the order of USA Fencing, a full refund will be issued to all fencers except for admin fees.
  • A temperature check will be taken before you enter the fencing room.
  • Fencers are advised to wash their clothes each day before they come to tournaments. Armorers have the full right to decline checking unwashed or uncleaned equipment
  • Chairs will be placed on the floor in designated locations to allow for social distancing. Any violators will be escorted out of the building. No personal chairs or alternative seating options are allowed on the floor. -No congregating or gathering in any doorways, hallways, or walkways.
  • Fencers to come to the venue semi-dressed up with knickers, socks and shoes on. No change of clothes in locker or restrooms is permitted.
  • All events will be capped, and entry is on a first-come first-served basis - NO EXCEPTIONS. Once the tournament has filled to the capped amount, a wait list will begin. When an athlete withdraws from the event the next person on the wait list will then have 48 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees.
  • Fencers 17 and under may be accompanied by ONE person, whether it's a parent, coach, etc. Multiple fencers from the same family competing at the same time does not mean an additional spectator.
  • Fencers 18 and over may not bring an additional person. However, if several adult fencers from the same club would like a coach, they will be permitted one coach per club. The club must send a request with the coaches name to aif_challenge@hotmail.comby Monday, March 22nd, 2021.
  • Everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth except when eating and/or drinking. There are no exceptions. If you are unable to wear a face mask stay home.
  • Face Shield is not a replacement to face mask.
  • No food or drink allowed in the fencing designated area and none will be sold in the venue. You must bring your own food/drink
  • No parents, coaches, or spectators are allowed in the designated fencing area. NO EXCEPTIONS. However, only one coach is allowed to assist a fencer during DE bouts. Coach will stand in a clearly designated area and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately. Fencers, please relay this information to your coach
  • Only fencers are allowed on the fencing floor, and must stay behind the strips all the times, except for the times they are fencing.
  • Fencers are not allowed to touch the scoring machine, weights, shims, remote and scoresheet. 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
  • Fencers to refrain from shaking hands after bouts
  • Fencers to refrain from shouting or screaming after scoring a touch.
  • When you have finished fencing in your event, please gather up your belongings quickly and leave the building immediately. You may not stay and socialize
  • No medal ceremony. Top 8 to receive their medals from Bout Committee on their way out.
  • Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
  • No monitors to display pools or results. Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com
  • There may be additional instructions related to COVID-19 safety measures. We will keep this webpage updated and we will send a mass email to all participants with all instructions prior to the tournament.

Contact Information

Tournament Guidelines

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • JUNIOR = 2001-2007 (or on Cadet NRPS)
  • ROC = Born 2007 or earlier (or on Junior NRPS)

Current point standings click here

Tournament Schedule

  • All times are Close of Check-in
  • Start time of events are subject to change to maintain load balancing. We will notify all fencers if there will be any change in start times
  • Capping of events is subject to change to maintain reasonable number of attendees throughout the whole day

Schedule IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday June 11

  • 01:00 PM JR Men's Sabre
  • 01:00 PM Vet Men’s Epee
  • 01:00 PM Div II Women’s Foil
  • 05:00 PM Vet Women’s Epee
  • 05:00 PM JR Women's Foil
  • 05:00 PM JR Women's Epee
  • 05:00 PM Vet Men’s Sabre
  • 05:00 PM Vet Women’s Sabre
  • 05:00 PM Vet Men’s Foil
  • 05:00 PM Vet Women’s Foil

Saturday June 12

  • 08:00 AM Div 1A Men’s Foil
  • 08:00 AM JR Men's Epee
  • 12:00 PM Div II Women’s Sabre
  • 12:00 PM Div II Women’s Epee
  • 12:00 PM Div 1A Women’s Foil
  • 04:00 PM Div II Men’s Epee
  • 04:00 PM JR Women's Sabre
  • 04:00 PM Div 1A Men’s Sabre

Sunday June 13

  • 08:00 AM JR Men's Foil
  • 08:00 AM Div II Men’s Sabre
  • 12:00 PM Div 1A Women’s Sabre
  • 12:00 PM Div 1A Men’s Epee
  • 04:00 PM Div II Men’s Foil
  • 04:00 PM Div 1A Women’s Epee

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 11:30 AM on Friday and 6:30AM on Saturday and Sunday. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
  2. Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented. If a fencer is not a member yet, or membership has expired, the fencer has to complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the door.
  3. To become a member of USA Fencing click here
  4. All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card or a clearly legible copy to use the Auto Check-In feature.
  5. Fencers to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate, passport or driver's license, unless if the USA Fencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card.
  6. Fencers must check in everyday they compete.

Our Sponsors

  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
  • Official Event Merchandiser - Lamsah for T-Shirts & Custom Printing
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

  • Regular fees until Monday May 24th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from May 25th, 2021 until June 7th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting June 8th, 2021, No Online registration is permitted
  • Walk-In is NOT permitted

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Thursday May 27th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to aif_challenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting May 28th, 2021 NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason
  • Refunds are processed a few days after the refund request is received and will be processed by USA Fencing National Office.
  • NO REFUND will be issued to No Show or Withdraw from events
Officials/Referee Info
  • Tournament Organizer - Maged Shaker & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Abdel Aziz
  • Head Referee - Hisham Abdelziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Rasha Abdellatif
  • Tech Lead - Brandon Rochelle
  • Head Armor - Micheal Bindas

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

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 32 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 99 miles

Host Hotels

Call the hotels directly and provide the group code "AIF"

  • Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks - 500 Cresson Blvd, Phoenixville PA 19460, PH: 610-650-0880 (King $124, 2Queens $134)
  • TRU By Hilton Valley Forge/Oaks (484) 231-8722 - 825 Forge Ave, Norristown, PA 19403, PH: 484-231-872 (King $114, 2Queens $124)
  • Homewwod Suites Valley Forge - 681 Shannondell Blvd, Audubon, PA 19403 - PH: 610-539-7300 (King Studio $35, King Suite $145, 2 Bedrooms Suite $195) [Just added]

Cutoff Date May 27, 2021

We are working on having booking links to take you directly to our block, but for now you can still book using any of the above two mehods.

My Registrations

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    Friday, June 11

    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 42 Entrants 71
    71 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Foil (DV2WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 31 Entrants 40
    40 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Veteran Men’s Epee (VETME)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 23 Entrants 28
    28 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 45 Entrants 55
    55 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 47 Entrants 65
    65 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Saber (VETWS)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 3 Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Veteran Men’s Saber (VETMS)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 15 Entrants 16
    16 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Epee (VETWE)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 3 Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Foil (VETWF)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible E1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 8 Entrants 8
    8 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Veteran Men’s Foil (VETMF)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots

    Saturday, June 12

    Division IA Men’s Foil (D1AMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 85 Entrants 116
    116 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 67 Entrants 89
    89 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Foil (D1AWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 53 Entrants 73
    73 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Saber (DV2WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 33 Entrants 46
    46 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Epee (DV2WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 38 Entrants 43
    43 Official Competitors
    23 Open Spots
    Division II Men’s Epee (DV2ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 48 Entrants 64
    64 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division IA Men’s Saber (D1AMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A3
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 60 Entrants 85
    85 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A3
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 38 Entrants 65
    65 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots

    Sunday, June 13

    Division II Men’s Saber (DV2MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 31 Entrants 56
    56 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 97 Entrants 130
    130 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Saber (D1AWS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 34 Entrants 57
    57 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division IA Men’s Epee (D1AME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 74 Entrants 104
    104 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Division II Men’s Foil (DV2MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 63 Entrants 91
    91 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Epee (D1AWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 41 Entrants 53
    53 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jan 15, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    May 24, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Jun 10, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    May 14, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Jun 11, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Jun 13, 2021 12:00am PST