The Mission Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is a regional qualifier for the Junior Olympic Championships and the July Challenge for Region 3 fencers. All Region 3 competitors earn regional points towards qualification to JO's 2021 and the July Challenge 2021
The Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is sanctioned by USA Fencing. RJCCs are a group of events throughout the country for fencers in the junior and cadet age categories in all six weapons. They provide an opportunity for young athletes to experience elite competition, earn regional RJCC points, and prepare for future national events while limiting travel time and expenses for the fencers and families. Regional RJCC Points will be awarded to all fencers in the competitive field who reside in Region 3. The Athlete's Handbook:(http://www.usfencing.org/athletehandbook) contains detailed information on qualifying pathways for the Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and should be used as the appropriate reference document.
Note, this tournament is being scheduled at the request of USA Fencing; however, subject to New York State laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons, or if any circumstances arise that would preclude safe running of this event, this tournament can be cancelled at any time. Should tournament cancel, any refund of fees is subject to USA Fencing.
There will be no exceptions to COVID-19 safety protocols implemented throughout the tournament. If you cannot comply do not register for this tournament. These protocols and tournament changes due to COVID-19 are up for change at anytime.
Online registration for all events of the Mission RJCC will open on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time). Registrations for each event in this tournament will be capped in order to maintain compliance with local health and safety regulations and occupancy restrictions. See below for a list of events and the cap for registrations of each. 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 waitlist will then have 24 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees. Direct any questions regarding capping to USA Fencing National Office.
The regular fee deadline for the tournament will be Sunday, October 4th. Late registration will open on October 5th at triple fees, and late registration will end on October 18th.
Each fencer is allowed a maximum of one (1) guardian in attendance; this one person may be parent, guardian, coach etc. Guardians must remain in designated area. No exceptions.
You must sign a Liability Waiver when you register and each fencer and guardian complete a Health Questionnaire prior to arrival details to be announced. You must abide by and comply with all safety measures required by the tournament organizer. Anyone (fencer or guardian) refusing to comply with safety protocols will be escorted from the venue. If you cannot comply do not register for this tournament. Protocols will include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Self-monitor and be symptom-free for at least 14 days prior to tournament. Stay home if you have had close sustained contact in last 14 days with anyone who was sick or known or believed to have COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well. • Do not register if you are coming from a State listed on the New York State quarantine list. (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory). Tournament organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone coming from one of these areas. • Wash and sanitize all your fencing equipment. Consult the manufacturer for proper cleaning instructions to avoid possible damage to equipment. • Fencers should come to the tournament already dressed in freshly washed fencing uniform. Changing in bathrooms will not be permitted, so you will need to come dressed to be able to comfortably change in other areas (socially distanced in the venue or outdoors). • Agree to temperature check on arrival. Any individual with a fever of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or any other symptoms of COVID-19, will not be admitted and will be asked to leave the venue immediately. • Everyone in the venue must wear a surgical or cloth mask covering nose and mouth, even under fencing masks, except when drinking or eating. Mask must cover nose and mouth. There is no exception to this requirement. We cannot accommodate those with conditions that would preclude wearing a mask, so anyone unable to wear a mask should stay home.
• Everyone must practice social distancing. • Guardians must remain in designated seating areas off the fencing floor. Fencers should be comfortable with basic tournament procedures (including how to hook up) and troubleshooting, as no one will be allowed on the fencing floor. Tournament staff will be on the fencing floor in case some assistance is needed. If fencers are not self-sufficient, do not register for the tournament. • Fencers must remain in designated seating areas. • All warm-up activity must be done in designated areas. • Refrain from contacting other participants and attendees (handshakes, body contact, etc.) • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. • Avoid touching your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands. • Do not share equipment such as weapons, body cords, fencing masks, gloves or uniforms, with others.
Valid USA Fencing membership card with bar code is required for contactless check-in. Cards can be printed from your USA Fencing membership profile page.
There will be equipment check and Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear (http://www.blue-gauntlet.com) will be on-site for equipment purchases.
Event Size Limits
JME 60 JWE 42 CME 60 CWE 42 JMS 60 CMS 60
The regular fee registration period ends at 11:59pm PST on 10/4/20. All registrations made after 11:59pm PST on 10/4/20 to 11:59pm PST on 10/18/20 will be at the triple fee period.
Regular Period Registration fee: $35 Regular Period Fee per Event: $55
Walk-In Period Registration fee: $105 Walk-In Period Fee per Event: $165
Registration fees will not be refunded. Prior to October 4th, 100% of the event fee will be refunded if the bout committee is contacted with a refund request. After October 4th, there will be no refunds of the event fee. Please make your registrations early to avoid complications. All refund requests will be responded to within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the tournament
WAIT-LISTED ENTRY: 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 waitlist will then have 24 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees.
There will be NO reminder emails sent to competitors that are registered without completed payments. It is your responsibility to be aware of the registration deadlines.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If the tournament is cancelled for catastrophic reasons beyond our control (such as extreme weather), event fees will be refunded you OR you may roll the fees over to another Mission Regional Tournament.
For a refund request (you will get a response within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the tournament) please email: Jeff@MissionFencing.com
Estimated Travel Times:
25 minutes from Islip MacArthur Airport 15 minutes from Port Jefferson Ferry 15 minutes from the Port Jefferson Train Station 1 hour 15 minutes driving from JFK and LGA Airports, you can take the train from JFK to Port Jefferson Train Station.
Mission Fencing Center is located at 346 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778. They can be contacted at 631-821-1131 for directions or assistance.
Mission is in the same shopping center as Kohl's, Michael's, and PETCO. It is across the street from Planet Fitness. If inputting the address into a GPS, you can search for the Rocky Point Post Office which is also located in our shopping center.
Ample parking can be found around the back of the shopping center, near the main entrance to Mission.
Located in the shopping plaza is a Subway restaurant, Italian/Pizza restaurant, Moe's Mexican, Chinese restaurant, and a Bagel Store/Deli. There are numerous restaurants in the immediate surrounding area as well.
Host Hotel Information: Holiday Long Island Airport East (same as last year different name)
Rate: $109 per room.
Use Code: MFO
Holiday Long Island Airport East 1730 North Ocean Avenue Holtsville, New York, 11742
Free shuttle service from the host hotel to the venue will be provided upon request. Requests must be made prior to October 18th.
For shuttle service please email subject "shuttle": Jeff@MissionFencing.com
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