American Challenge RYC/RJCC Reg Opens 1/15

Venue
Event Center at Valley Forge, 1160 1st Ave

Tournament Date
Apr 3 - 4, 2021
Location
King of Prussia, PA
Region
Tournament Details

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

54,500 Sq Ft Venue - 33 Strips

Tournament is open to all regions, however only Region 3 fencers can earn points

  • Equipemnt Check Friday 4/2 5PM to 6PM and each day 90 min before your event
  • Fencer under 18 is allwoed a Plus-One which can be a parent or a coach but not both
  • Fencrer 18 and up is NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE COMPANION
  • As a Courtsey we are allowing ONE COACH ONLY per club and ONLY in JUNIOR EVENTS

The Venue

  • Event Center at Valley Forge 54,500 Sq Ft with 33 grounded strips
  • Separate setup for Final Strip
  • 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Separate entrance for the Event Space
  • Fully No-Smoking Host Hotel connected to the Event Center
  • Food Court on 2nd floor
  • 1600 free parking spots
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue
  • Five minutes away from the famous King Of Prussia Mall

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 coach's name to aif_challenge@hotmail.com by 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

RYC Guidelines - click here

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • Y10 = 2010-2013
  • Y12 = 2008-2011 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2006-2009 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2004-2007 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2001 - 2007 (or on CADET 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

Saturday April 3rd

  • 8:00 AM Y14MF
  • 8:00 AM Y12ME
  • 8:00 AM Y12WF
  • 8:00 AM JWE
  • 8:00 AM CWS
  • 12:00 PM JMF
  • 12:00 PM Y10MF [New Time - Moved from 4:00 PM]
  • 12:00 PM CMS
  • 12:00 PM Y10WE
  • 12:00 PM Y12WS
  • 4:00 PM CME
  • 4:00 PM Y12MS
  • 4:00 PM CWF [New Time - Moved from 12:00 PM]
  • 4:00 PM Y14WE
  • 4:00 PM Y10WS

Sunday April 4th

  • 8:00 AM Y14ME
  • 8:00 AM Y10MS
  • 8:00 AM Y14WF
  • 8:00 AM CWE [New Time - Moved from 12:00 PM]
  • 8:00 AM JWS
  • 12:00 PM Y12MF
  • 12:00 PM JME
  • 12:00 PM JMS
  • 12:00 PM Y10WF
  • 12:00 PM Y12WE [New Time - Moved from 8:00 AM]
  • 4:00 PM CMF
  • 4:00 PM Y10ME
  • 4:00 PM Y14MS
  • 4:00 PM JWF
  • 4:00 PM Y14WS

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM 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 March 15th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from March 16th, 2021 until March 29th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting March 30th, 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 Friday March 19th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to aif_challenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting March 20th, 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
  • 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) 26 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 90 miles

Host Hotel

Valley Forge Resort 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406 - Tel : (610) 354-8118

  • Free parking
  • Connected to the venue. All in one location without the need to go outside
  • Food court 24X7 on 2nd floor
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Outdoor pool, and hot tub

When Calling, be ready with:

  • Arrival and Departure dates
  • Group Block Code A421AC or the Room Block Name American Challenge
  • Room preference (King, Double) Based on availability
  • Hotel Tower “Casino Tower”
  • First & Last Name, address, phone number and email address
  • Credit card type, number and expiration date to be used for payment
  • Number of guests

Rate is $139/night + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen. Cutoff Date March 8, 2021

My Registrations

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


Tournament Menu

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    Saturday, April 3

    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    8:00am 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 47 Entrants 50
    50 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 16 Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    8:00am 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.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 22 Entrants 23
    23 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am 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.
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    Results 36 Entrants 38
    38 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 37 Entrants 41
    41 Official Competitors
    19 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 7 Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 11 Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 11 Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    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.
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    Results 106 Entrants 117
    117 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    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 58 Entrants 60
    60 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 22 Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    15 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 22 Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A3
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 77 Entrants 82
    82 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm 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 79 Entrants 80
    80 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots

    Sunday, April 4

    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 44 Entrants 50
    50 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:00am 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.
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    Results 56 Entrants 60
    60 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 14 Entrants 14
    14 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    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 32 Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    8:00am 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.
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    Results 42 Entrants 48
    48 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 16 Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    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.
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    Results 84 Entrants 92
    92 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    12:00pm 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 18 Entrants 18
    18 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    12:00pm 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 52 Entrants 60
    60 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 25 Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 81 Entrants 89
    89 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 10 Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 17 Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 33 Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 74 Entrants 80
    80 Official Competitors
    5 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
    Mar 15, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Mar 29, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Mar 27, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Apr 3, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Apr 4, 2021 12:00am PST