Come fence one of the only Regional events in the West! Test yourself at altitude with the first weekend of the ROC of the Rockies for Region 4! This weekend will feature Vet combined and Division 2 events for men and women in foil, epee, and saber. Prizes to be announced! Events will be capped based on historical data, scheduling, and COVID-19 state regulations. Event caps are as follows: Capped at 21: All Div 2 and Vet events. Capped at 28: All Div 1A events. Caps may increase to 28. Check-In: Check-in for our tournaments will be performed in front of the club under the overhang. The check-in worker will wear a face shield, mask, and gloves. Hand sanitizer will be available at the check-in desk. The line will be marked by socially distanced cones. All tournament visitors (officials, fencers, and spectators) will be temperature checked, required to hand sanitize, and offered an optional pulse oxygen check as well. Fencers will be provided complimentary 2 latex/nitrile gloves for their backhand if they wish. The competitors will check in via FencingTime kiosk software. They will scan their card 6 feet away from the check-in worker. Outdoor armory: The armorer will be in front of the club under the building overhang. The armorer will be wearing a face shield, mask, and gloves. The armorer will sanitize gloves after servicing each fencer’s equipment. The armorer lines would be marked by socially distanced cones. Tournament Operations: All competitors and referees will be wearing face masks. Referees will wear latex/nitrile gloves. Armorers, BC, and Sports Medicine will wear a face mask, latex/nitrile gloves, and face shields. Fencing will be conducted indoors. All reels will be wiped down prior to the start of the tournament and disinfectant would be available to fencers near the reel. Hand sanitizer would available at each strip. During equipment checks, fencers may request the referee to hand sanitize their latex/nitrile gloves. Personnel in the building will be severely limited, and spectators will be required to observe from outside at all times. Coaches will only be allowed in the building for direct elimination bouts and will be required to exit the building while they are not actively coaching a bout. Awards: Awards will be held outdoor in front of the mural. During the award ceremonies, the fencer will be handed the award from the presenter (face mask, face shield, and gloves). The fencer will move to his socially distanced spot at awards. Photographers will take turns taking photos to keep social distancing. After the group awards, fencers and immediate family could take individual photos if they complied with award personnel instructions. Fencers will not be allowed to store equipment in the building. We encourage fencers to use strip bags and leave gear in personal vehicles or outside under the club overhang. Specific Rules of the Competition: 1. Athletes shall refrain from shouting and/or screaming after scoring a touch. During the fencing, fencers will receive yellow/red cards for this behavior based upon the “disturbing order” rule. 2. All athletes and spectators shall wear a face mask when observing the competition, due to the state requirements. Tournament personnel will award a Group 3 Yellow card based upon the rule “Any person not on strip disturbing order:” (t.109; t.110; t.111; t.132.2; t.133; t.137.3/4; t.168). 3. Athletes shall wear a face mask during the competition. During the bout, the fencer whos mask doesn’t cover their face shall receive a card based upon the “non-conforming equipment” 4. During an indoor tournament, athletes and spectators who are not in the building are allowed to not wear face masks but must maintain social distancing at all times. Tournament officials will award a Group 3 Yellow card based upon the rule “Any person not on strip disturbing order:” (t.109; t.110; t.111; t.132.2; t.133; t.137.3/4; t.168). 5. At the end of the bout, the fencers will not shake hands with their opponent. The fencers will make a gentle beat of the blades from a social distance in lieu of the handshake. All other t.122 rules will apply. 6. Fencers will be allowed to eat or drink briefly during the competitive break. The face mask must be worn immediately afterward. 7. If events are held indoors: coaches will be allowed on to the field of play during the 1-minute break. They will be required to wear a face mask and face shield. Coaches will be considered spectators at all other times. Additionally, all fencing will be done with nose and mouth coverings at all times. Leon Paul mask inserts are NOT an acceptable solution. All events will be held at Denver Fencing Center. We are located at 1930 S Navajo St Denver, CO 80223 Free parking at the venue is available on the street and to the south of the Denver Fencing Center building. Overflow parking is also available at Ruby Hill Park at the end of the block. Please do not block driveways or use the parking areas of other businesses in the neighborhood.
Regular Registration: $5 administrative fee collected by USA Fencing $30 non-refundable registration fee $45 per event
Late Registration $15 administrative fee collected by USA Fencing $90 non-refundable registration fee $135 per event
Withdrawals and cancellations must be received no later than December 8, 2020. Refunds will be processed 4-6 weeks after the competition.
We will have high-level national referees directing the tournament. Equipment check will be the same as national tournaments, including body and mask cords, gloves, lames, and foil bibs.
We have organized a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites
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