The Durkan All Sabre RJCC Opening 10/23/20

Durkan Fencing Academy, 60 Saddle River Ave E

Tournament Date
Dec 5 - 6, 2020
Garfield, NJ
Tournament Details

The Durkan SABRE ONLY Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC)

Region 3 (NJ/NY/PA/CT/MA/RI/NH/VT/ME) Fencers can earn USA Fencing Regional Junior and Cadet Points

Instructions to non-Region 3 Fencers: If the system does not allow you to register, please send an email to with fencer name, member ID, and what events and we will manually add your registration to the system. Note: non-region 3 fencers may compete and earn letter ratings but cannot earn regional points at this event.

The Venue

  • Durkan Fencing Academy: 60 Saddle River Ave, Unit E Garfield NJ 07026
  • 15,000 sqft Fully Built-in fencing club with FIE/Olympic Fencing Strips
  • Plenty of FREE Parking directly in front of our entrance
  • Only ONE event will be run at a time to allow maximum social distancing and minimum exposure to other fencers
  • Professional cleaning/sanitizing with medical grade EPA approved cleaners

Event Information

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

• CADET = 2004-2007 (or on Y14 NRPS)

• JUNIOR = 2001-2007 (or on Cadet NRPS)

Current point standings click here

COVID-19 Guidelines (Subject to Change) Please Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to New Jersey state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons and indoor sports competitions
  • 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.
  • 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 (which USA Fencing retains).
  • A touchless temperature check will be required for all persons before entering venue.
  • 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
  • Equipment Check will be open at Durkan Fencing Academy (venue) on Friday December 4th 2020. Details to follow.
  • 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 may be accompanied by ONE person, whether it's a parent, coach, etc. Additional spectators are not allowed in the venue.
  • Face Shield is not a replacement to face mask.
  • 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, remote and scoresheet. Fencers are not required to sign the score sheet or DE slips. They can check the results at 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.
  • Our vending machine is equiped with "touchless" payment via your smartphone. (Please set-up your phone for touchless payment capability.)
  • Our water fountain's touchfree bottle filler may be used. Bring your own water bottle, no sharing water bottles.
  • Live tournament results and tournament progress will be available at
  • 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

Amy Durkan 201-880-7029 or

Tournament Schedule

  • All times are Close of Check-in
  • Start time of events are subject to change, all fencers will be notified in advance of any changes. Our goal is to have the Men's sabre events completely finished before the attendees for the Women's sabre events enter the venue to limit exposure
  • Capping of events is subject to change to be compliant with venue capacity

Saturday, December 5th 2020

9AM Junior Men's Sabre

2PM Junior Women's Sabre

Sunday, December 6th 2020

9AM Cadet Men's Sabre

2PM Cadet Women's Sabre


  1. Venue opens 8AM Saturday and Sunday. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in. If you are fencing in the women's sabre afternoon events, please do not arrive before 1PM, or wait in your vehicle until 1PM as we are trying to limit exposure between groups of fencers/parents. We will make sure everyone has enough time to check-in, equipment check and warm-up so there is no need to arrive >1 hour before your event begins.

  2. Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented. Please bring your USA Fencing membership card or Print your membership card at home and bring it with you to scan for "touch-free" check-in.

  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. Fencing equipment only needs to be checked once, as long as the stamp/cord tape is still visable to the referees.

Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

UPDATE Registration will Open on Friday October 23rd, 2020 at Noon EST (9AM PST)

Regular fee Registration open until Saturday November 7th, 2020 - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event

Late fees (Triple) from Sunday, November 8th 2020 until November 22nd 2020 - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event

Starting November 23rd, No Online registration is permitted

Walk-In's are NOT permitted

Refund Policy

Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

Refund requests must be received by Monday November 23rd, 2020

Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to

Starting November 24th, 2020 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 Staff

Tournament Organizer - Durkan Fencing Academy

Referees Coordinator - Abdel Aziz

Head Referee - Abdel Aziz

Bout Committee - Rasha Abdellatif & Amy Durkan

Head Armory - TBD

If you are interested in working as a referee in this event, please send an email to Abdel Aziz -

Transportation Details

Please make sure you use the correct venue address in your GPS (there are several "Saddle River Avenues" in New Jersey) Durkan Fencing Academy: 60 Saddle River Ave, Unit E Garfield NJ 07026

There is a POWER HOUSE GYM in the front of the building, our entrance is around the BACK of the building. There is plenty of parking available in the back of the building in front of our entrance.

Local Airports

Newark Airport La Guardia Airport

Local Hotels

Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands

283 Route 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands 650 Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

My Registrations

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

Tournament Menu

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    Saturday, December 5

    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 66
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 66
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0

    Sunday, December 6

    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    9:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 66
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 66
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
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    Important dates and upcoming deadlines.
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Registration Opens
    Oct 23, 2020 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 7, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 22, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 29, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Dec 5, 2020 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Dec 6, 2020 12:00am PST