The Austin Challenge SYC & RCC - Reg Re-Open 1/18

Venue
The Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail

Tournament Date
Apr 3 - 5, 2021
Location
Round Rock, TX
Region
Tournament Details

Update on Texas Mask Mandate and Re-Opening

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the state of Texas will lift its statewide mask mandate, and allow businesses to operate at full capacity, beginning March 10, 2021. This DOES NOT change the mask requirement and other COVID policies for the Austin Challenge. USA Fencing's mandate for mask-wearing by all athletes, officials, and attendees remains in force for our event. The COVID protocols outlined at https://www.theaustinchallenge.com/covid-19.html will all be observed/enforced at the Austin Challenge.

Fencers and their families should be aware that while there will not be a state-wide mandate in place in April, cities and counties may continue to enforce restrictions at the local level, and individual businesses may still impose requirements such as masking for their customers.

Waitlisted Fencers

Many waitlisted fencers have contacted asking about the likelihood of being moved into the event. Unfortunately it is very difficult to predict whether any spaces are likely to open up due to withdrawals.

Here are some guidelines for waitlisted fencers:

  • We will NOT be enlarging any events at the Austin Challenge. Early on, when some events had few registrations, we were keeping an open mind on enlarging some events if others ended up being much smaller than expected. However most events now are full or nearly full. We do not feel that we can enlarge any events without negatively impacting the safety and logistics for the tournament.
  • The withdrawal deadline is March 20. We will continue to move fencers off the waitlist, as spaces open up, through March 22.
  • If you get to a point where you no longer wish to be on the waitlist (for example, if it is too late for you to book travel), let us know and we will remove you. Otherwise, you may get moved into an event as late as March 22.
  • NO WALK-INS will be allowed at the event, regardless of no-shows.

COVID Protocols

Fencers and parents should familiarize themselves with the event COVID protocols outlined here: https://www.theaustinchallenge.com/covid-19.html If you can not abide by these protocols, please do not register for this tournament.

Vendor: Blue Gauntlet

Blue Gauntlet Fencing is the event's sponsor and equipment vendor. They will be on-site throughout the events for all your equipment needs.

DATE CHANGE - THE AUSTIN CHALLENGE IS MOVING TO APRIL 3-5, 2021

Given the worsening COVID situation across the country, and at the strong encouragement of USA Fencing, the Austin Challenge date is being moved to April 3-5, 2021. With the date change, the Austin Challenge will return to being an SYC as originally planned, rather than an RYC, and will also include a Regional Cadet Circuit event.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Please review the schedule carefully as some events are at different times of day in April than they had been scheduled for in December.

Update 3/2/21: Please note that fencers registered for the December event refers only to fencers who were not withdrawn from the event in November due to the downgrade to RYC status and the closure of the event to out-of-region fencers.

As a registered fencer, you have two options for your current registration:

  • STAY REGISTERED for your event and plan to attend in April. If you wish to stay registered, you don't need to contact us; we will just leave your current registration in place. .
  • WITHDRAW BY DECEMBER 23 and get a refund. To withdraw, email Cathy Mallet at afc.secretary@gmail.com and we will coordinate your refund with the USFA.

We really appreciate all of you who have been willing to support our event in this challenging and constantly-changing situation, and we feel confident that by moving the event it will be safer, stronger, and more enjoyable for everyone.

Thank you,

Austin Fencers Club

Event Fee Info

Refund Policy

UPDATE, JANUARY 25: With the new event dates, the refund policy and deadlines are:

  • Refund requests must be received by March 20, 2021 11:59PM Central Time
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to the event organizer at afc.secretary@gmail.com
  • Starting March 21, 2021 NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason
  • 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 refund are processed by USA Fencing National Office.
  • NO REFUND will be issued to No Show from events

UPDATE, DECEMBER 14: Due to the event moving to April, fencers who want to withdraw can do so through December 23, 2020. To withdraw, email Cathy Mallet at afc.secretary@gmail.com with your fencer's details. The USFA will process these refunds after Dec 23. If you want to participate in the event in April, you do not need to withdraw. Your registration will be carried over to April. An updated schedule is available at https://www.theaustinchallenge.com and will be posted on this page by the end of the day December 21.

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
    • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to afc.secretary@gmail.com
    • All refunds are processed by the US Fencing National Office
    • No refunds will be issued to no-shows for events
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/

My Registrations

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    Saturday, April 3

    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 39 Entrants 41
    41 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:30am 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 39 Entrants 42
    42 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 32 Entrants 32
    32 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 34 Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 27 Entrants 31
    31 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 26 Entrants 26
    26 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 33 Entrants 34
    34 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 31 Entrants 34
    34 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots

    Sunday, April 4

    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:30am 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.
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    Results 40 Entrants 42
    42 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 35 Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 20 Entrants 20
    20 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    10:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 25 Entrants 32
    32 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    11:30am 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 38 Entrants 41
    41 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 40 Entrants 41
    41 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 33 Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 31 Entrants 31
    31 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots

    Monday, April 5

    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 12 Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 28 Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Results 16 Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 18 Entrants 18
    18 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    9:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 5 Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jan 18, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Mar 6, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Mar 20, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Mar 27, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Apr 3, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Apr 5, 2021 12:00am PST