Battle In Space City RYC/RJCC Reg Opens 1/15

Venue
University of Houston - Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, 4500 University Dr

Tournament Date
May 15 - 16, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Region
Tournament Details

Battle in Space City RYC/RJCCC

May 15-16, 2021

Welcome to the BATTLE IN SPACE CITY, the signature Fencing Tournament of Region 5.

25,000 Sq Ft Venue - 25 Strips

Tournament is Open to ALL Regions

Tournament is open to all Regions; however only Region 5 fencers can earn points

The Venue

  • University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center 25,000 Sq Ft with 25 grounded strips
  • 4500 University Dr, Houston, TX 77004
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue

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 hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.comby Monday, May 3rd, 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

  • Please send any questions to hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Battleinspacecity/

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 May 15th

  • 8:00AM Junior Men's Foil
  • 8:00AM Y14 Men's Epee
  • 8:00AM Junior Men's Saber
  • 8:00AM Junior Women's Epee
  • 8:00AM Cadet Women's Saber
  • 12:00 PM Y14 Men's Foil
  • 12:00 PM Y10 Men's Epee
  • 12:00 PM Y14 Men's Saber
  • 12:00 PM Cadet Women's Foil
  • 12:00 PM Y14 women's Epee
  • 4:00PM Y10 Men's Foil
  • 4:00PM Junior Men's Epee
  • 4:00PM Y10 Men's Saber
  • 4:00PM Y12 Women's Foil
  • 4:00PM Y10 Women's Epee
  • 4:00PM Y12 Women's Saber

Sunday May 16th

  • 8:00AM Cadet Men's Foil
  • 8:00AM Cadet Men's Epee
  • 8:00AM Y12 Men's Saber
  • 8:00AM Junior Women's Foil
  • 8:00AM Cadet Women's Epee
  • 8:00AM Junior Women's Saber
  • 12:00 PM Y12 Men's Foil
  • 12:00 PM Y12 Men's Epee
  • 12:00 PM Y14 Women's Foil
  • 12:00 PM Y12 Women's Epee
  • 2:00 PM Cadet Men's Saber
  • 2:00PM Y10 Women's Foil
  • 2:00PM Y14 Women's Saber
  • 2:00PM Y10 Women's Saber

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 7:00AM each day. We recommend to arrive at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
  2. Proof of current USFencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented. If fencer is not a member yet, or membership expired, fencer has to complete and pay for USFencing membership at the door.
  3. All fencers have to sign up a WAIVER to enter the facility. Parents DO NOT need to fill in that waiver anymore. Please click here to download the waiver and sign it before arriving to speed up check-in process.
  4. Foreign fencers must obtain a "Foreign Fencer" USFencing membership (free of charge). This can be done before arriving to the event to expedite check-in. To be a member in USFencing click here
  5. All fencers have to have USFencing membership card or clearly legible copy to use Auto Check-In feature.
  6. Fencers to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate or passport, unless if USFencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card.
  7. Fencers must check in everyday they compete.

Our Sponsors

  • Connor Porter’s Family in Memory of Connor Porter
  • Synchronized Kneads
  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

  • Regular fees until Monday, April 26th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from April 27th, 2021 until May 10th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting May 11th, 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 April 30th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com
  • Starting May 1st, 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 - Noura Younis
  • Referees Coordinator - Abdel Aziz
  • Head Referee - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Meredith Delgado

    If you are interested in refereeing in this tournament please send email to Hisham Abdelaziz - hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - 22 miles
  • William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) - 7 miles

Host Hotel

Courtyard Houston Brookhollow

2504 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77092. Tel: (713) 688-7711 (15 min drive from venue)

  • Free parking
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Rate is $59/night + tax for 1 King, $69/night for 2 Double. Rates range from $59-$89/night. To utilize our rate, either call the hotel and mention Group Rate "Salle Mauro Fencing" or click here to book online. Cutoff Date May 7, 2021

Other Recommend Hotels

Hilton University of Houston

4450 University Drive, Houston, Texas 77204. Tel (832) 531-6300

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Self parking for $20/day

To check availability and pricing click here

Holiday Inn Houston Downtown

1616 Main St, Houston, TX 77002. Tel (713) 658-8888

  • Fitness center
  • Kids Stay & Eat Free
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Access to full range fitness center and swimming pool located in YMCA
  • Valet parking for $27/day

To check availability and pricing click here

My Registrations

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


Tournament Menu

    Contested Events

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    Saturday, May 15

    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    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
    Entrants 29
    29 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 28
    28 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible E1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 25
    25 Official Competitors
    20 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    8 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 14
    14 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    16 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 6
    6 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 30
    30 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots

    Sunday, May 16

    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 17
    17 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 31
    31 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    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
    Entrants 28
    28 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible E1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 14
    14 Official Competitors
    6 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 18
    18 Official Competitors
    17 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 11
    11 Official Competitors
    24 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 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
    Apr 26, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    May 10, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    May 7, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    May 15, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    May 16, 2021 12:00am PST