This event provides Region 6 regional points for Y10, Y12 ,Y14, Cadet, and Junior events for Foil, Epee, and Saber. States that are eligible to compete in this competition are WV, DE, MD, VA, DC, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, and FL.
The venue is located on the second floor of the hotel. There are escalators in the lobby area. Take the escalators up and the venue is right there. This is the only allowed entrance and exit to the venue.
Protocols will be implemented during the entire tournament; no exceptions. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO COMPLY. 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.
The Alabama Department of Public Health states "for indoor sports, to help facilitate social distancing, and to reduce the potential exposure to COVID-19 by large numbers of people, the total number of spectators be limited to less than 20% of usual occupancy." To meet this requirement, we are limiting our spectators to only Youth 10 and Youth 12 events and coaches. Youth 10 and Youth 12 fencers may be accompanied by ONE individual (a parent/guardian). No additional family members or spectators will be permitted. Each club will be allowed to sign up a max of 2 coaches. A link for coaches to sign up will be provided.
All individuals will have their temperature checked prior to entering the venue. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4ºF will not be permitted to enter.
Every individual who enters the venue is required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times while inside the venue, and in all indoor public areas of the hotel. Face coverings must completely cover the mouth and nose to properly prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air after leaving the wearer's orifices. Bandanas, single layer gaiters, masks with valves, and fencing mask inserts that do not make direct contact with the athlete's face are not permitted.
Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the venue: check-in, strips, etc.
Fencers are advised to wash their uniforms each day as to arrive with a clean uniform.
Armorers have the right to decline to check equipment that is deemed unsanitary (this includes equipment that is visibly soiled, and/or gives off a foul odor).
No personal chairs or alternative seating options are allowed in the venue.
Fencers must wear appropriate attire that their fencing uniform can be put on over in public areas. Changing completely in the venue, including restrooms is not permitted.
All events will be capped, and entry is on a first-come first-served basis - NO EXCEPTIONS. Once events have reached capacity, a waitlist will begin prioritized in order of registrations. If an athlete withdraws from an event that is filled, the next person on the waitlist will then have the opportunity to attend.
Fencers are not allowed to touch the scoring machine, weights, ships, remote or scoresheets.
Fencers must refrain from shaking hands after bouts or making any intentional physical contact.
Fencers must refrain from shouting or screaming, including after scoring a touch. Referees will warn fencers, but subsequent violations can result in penalties.
Once a fencer is eliminated from their event, they must pack their equipment up and leave the venue immediately, unless they are in the top 8. Individuals may not stay and socialize, watch remaining bouts or to observe the medal ceremony.
Live tournament results and tournament progress will be posted on TBD
Additional protocols will be created to help us run a smooth and safe tournament. We will keep this webpage updated.
All individuals who are entering the venue will complete a contact card each day that will include their name, contact info, arrival time, and temperature. This allows us to record everyone who accesses the venue. Once an individual submits their contact card, and has their temperature recorded (must be 100.4ºF or lower), they will be issued a colored wrist band. There will be a different color for each day of the event. This will allow spectators and fencers to leave the competition area of the venue, and easily return without waiting on a line, and clearly identify that the individual has completed the appropriate check-in procedure. Wrist bands must be worn be everyone in the venue, and must remain visible at all times.
Each Youth 10 and Youth 12 fencer will be issued ONE lanyard with a guest pass. This pass can be given to the fencer's parent or other designated +1. Registered coaches will receive their own lanyard and pass. Any individual in the venue who is not fencing must wear this lanyard and guest pass, and it must be visible at all times. Anyone found inside the venue without these credentials will be removed from the venue, and not allowed to return. We will only issue ONE pass per fencer and coach, and lost passes will not be replaced. The pass can be traded-off from one parent to another, but only for a fencer who is currently fencing. Once a fencer is eliminated (except for those in the top 8), that fencer and their +1 must immediately leave the venue. That guest pass can only be used to enter the venue while the assigned fencer is competing.
Early equipment check is available on Friday, April 2nd from 6pm - 8pm. We will only be checking masks and gloves. We highly recommend you take advantage of this to avoid lines before the start of your event.
Saturday, April 3rd
Sunday, April 4th
All events will be separated by gender to comply with USA Fencing qualification paths unless there is only one fencer of either gender. In that case the men's and women's event will be combined in that age group.
You MUST have proof of age (copy of birth certificate or passport) and proof of current US Fencing competitive membership to compete (if your USA Fencing membership card is age verified; proof of birth date is not required). Fencers are NOT permitted to fence in more than one event at the same time. Bring all required gear including appropriate length socks! We will not have an equipment vendor at the tournament. Y10 events require #2 blades
All USA Fencing guidelines will be strictly enforced.
Proper attire required. You MUST wear a plastron. All female or male foil fencers wearing a chest protector are required to wear the new required chest protector by USA Fencing. No sweatpants will be permitted. Standard fencing uniforms cannot have any rips tears or holes. Socks must conform USA Fencing Association rules.
Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 7:00 A.M. Armory Check and Registration will open at 7:00 A.M. Fencing should begin approximately 15-20 minutes after the close of registration for each event.
Tournament Format: Tournament format will be pools to five points, used to establish seeding to the direct elimination (DE). DE bouts will be conducted as they are at a national event: for Y10 -10 point bouts (two 3 minute periods with a 1.5 minute rest between periods) and for Y12 and Y14, and Cadet and Junior events - the DE bouts are 15 touches (three 3-minute periods, with a 1.5 minute rest between periods).
Withdrawal/Refund Deadline: All refund requests must be received in writing by 11:59:59pm CST on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Please email email@example.com for your refund request. Registration and administrative fees will not be refunded, but event entry fees will be. Please include fencers name, membership number, and all events in which they are withdrawing from.
Important Reminders: We will NOT accept entries at the door. All registrations must be completed via USA Fencing platform.
If you are interested in refereeing, please email Will Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rate: $109/night - rate available until March 20th
Booking link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BHMHR/G-4BHF.
The Wynfrey Hotel is connected to the Galleria Mall. There is a food court located on the first floor of the mall. The connector between the hotel and the mall will lead you straight to the food court. Food choices include Chick-fil-a, Charley's Philly Steaks, Cajun Grill, Basil Thai Kitchen, and many more! There are also many restaurants surrounding the venue/mall area.
Parking: There is plenty of free parking at the mall. The best place to park is outside Belk, on the right of the Wynfrey. Then enter hotel's parking garage. About halfway, there is a door on your right. Through the door, take the elevator to the lobby. The venue is just up the escalators. Paid self-parking at $14 per day or valet parking at $20 per day, up to 24 hours is also available at the hotel.
Nearest Airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The airport is 18 miles, 25 minutes from the venue.
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Saturday, April 3
Sunday, April 4
The Open Registration period will change on Mar 20, 2021.
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