The Austin Challenge SYC & RCC - Reg Opens 10/8

Venue
The Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail

Tournament Date
Dec 19 - 21, 2020
Location
Round Rock, TX
Region
Tournament Details

EQUIPMENT VENDOR: Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear is our on-site vendor

INTERNATIONAL FENCERS: International travel to this event is not permitted under USFA guidelines. If you are based in the US an and will not be traveling internationally you are OK to register for this tournament. We regret that non-US based fencers may not take part in the 2020 Austin Challenge.

CADET RCC EVENTS

As of December 1, the USFA is in phase 3 of returning to competition. This means that fencers CAN compete outside of their home region in RCC events. For regional points, the rules are the same for this event as in other years - while fencers from any region can compete in the RCC event, only Region 5 fencers will earn regional points for the Cadet events.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Please refer to the USFA's [COVID-19 guidance] (https://www.usafencing.org/coronavirus) for any for rules or protocols that may supersede those outlined here.

There will be no exceptions to COVID-19 safety protocols implemented throughout the tournament. If you cannot comply, do not register for this tournament. These protocols and tournament changes due to COVID-19 are subject to change at any time.

  • Self-monitor and be symptom-free for at least 14 days prior to tournament. Stay home if you have had close sustained contact in last 14 days with anyone who was sick or known or believed to have COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well.
  • Fencers should come to the tournament already dressed in freshly washed fencing uniform. Changing in bathrooms will not be permitted, so you will need to come dressed to be able to comfortably change in other areas (socially distanced in the venue or outdoors).
  • All attendees agree to temperature check on arrival. Any individual with a fever of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or any other symptoms of COVID-19, will not be admitted and will be asked to leave the venue immediately.
  • Everyone in the venue must wear a surgical or cloth mask covering nose and mouth, even under fencing masks, except when drinking or eating. Mask must cover nose and mouth. Vented masks are not allowed. There is no exception to this requirement. We cannot accommodate those with conditions that would preclude wearing a mask, so anyone unable to wear a mask should stay home. Any person refusing to wear a mask will be subject to penalty under offenses for Disturbing Order On Strip, or Disturbing Order Off Strip, as appropriate.
  • Everyone must practice social distancing.
  • Guardians must remain in designated seating areas. Fencers should be comfortable with basic tournament procedures (including how to hook up) and troubleshooting, to minimize the number of people at the strip. Tournament staff will be on the fencing floor in case some assistance is needed. If fencers are not self-sufficient, do not register for the tournament.
  • Fencers must remain in designated seating areas.
  • All warm-up activity must be done in designated areas.
  • Refrain from contacting other participants and attendees (handshakes, body contact, etc.)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.
  • Do not share equipment such as weapons, body cords, fencing masks, gloves or uniforms, with others
Event Fee Info

Refund Policy The regular fee deadline for the tournament is November 13, 2020. Late registration will be open until December 5, 2020 at triple fees. No registrations will be taken at the door.

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Withdrawals and refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to Cathy Mallet at afc.secretary@gmail.com
  • Withdrawal deadline is December 11th, 2020. NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTION for any reason will be allowed after Dec 11.
  • Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the tournament and will be paid to the original credit card used at the time of signup. All refunds are processed by USA Fencing National Office.
  • NO REFUND will be issued to No Shows, no exceptions

Fencers who are under the normal age limit for events but are eligible to compete by virtue of being on the National Points list: we have to do a manual registration process on this. Please contact Cathy Mallet at afc.secretary@gmail.com for assistance.

Officials/Referee Info

Officials:

Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair

Mark Stasinos - Head Referee

Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer

Transportation Details

HOTEL INFORMATION is at https://www.theaustinchallenge.com/hotelsmealstransport.html

AIRPORT Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 22 miles from the venue

Rush hour travel: If you are traveling to or from the airport during rush hour, or if you have a tight timeline for making your flight home, consider taking State Highway 130 as an alternative to I-35. Highway 130 is a toll road and is a longer route (in miles) between the airport and the venue, but traffic levels are considerably lighter than on I-35. At rush hour the I-35 route can increase your drive time by 30 minutes or more over the 130 option. Check with your car rental agency before deciding on your route, to see if they impose any surcharges for toll road travel, which is charged electronically to the vehicle (i.e., no need to stop to pay at a toll booth, just drive on through). The 1-35 route is fine during non-rush-hour travel.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES In addition to rental cars and taxis, transportation options from the airport to the venue include: Wingz https://wingz.me/airport/AUS SuperShuttle: Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)

GENERAL TRANSPORTATION Uber: http://www.uber.com Lyft: http://www.lyft.com Fasten https://fasten.com/ GetMe http://www.getme.com/ RideAustin http://www.rideaustin.com/

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    Saturday, December 19

    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
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    Entrants 30
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
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    Entrants 48
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 13
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    10:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 4
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    Entrants 11
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
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    Entrants 24
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 5
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    Entrants 25
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 10
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    Entrants 8
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
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    Entrants 13

    Sunday, December 20

    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 5
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    Entrants 37
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 12
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    Entrants 3
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 6
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    Entrants 24
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    10:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
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    Entrants 30
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
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    Entrants 15
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
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    Entrants 24
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
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    Entrants 18
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    2:30pm Close of Registration
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    Spots Remaining: 2
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    Entrants 16

    Monday, December 21

    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Spots Remaining: 1
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    Entrants 35
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
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    Entrants 36
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 8
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    Entrants 7
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    10:00am Close of Registration
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    Entrants 24
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    11:00am Close of Registration
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    Spots Remaining: 4
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    Entrants 14
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
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    Entrants 30
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
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    Entrants 18
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
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    Spots Remaining: 6
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    Entrants 12
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Oct 8, 2020 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 13, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Dec 5, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Dec 12, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Dec 19, 2020 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Dec 21, 2020 12:00am PST