Fairfax Challenge SYC/RJCC & Y8

Venue
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway

Tournament Date
May 13 - 15, 2022
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the FAIRFAX CHALLENGE SYC/RJCC & Non-Regional Y8, the signature Fencing tournament of Region 6, and in the US.

Event is Open to ALL Regions

To sign up for Y8 events click here

  • Fencers competing in SYC events from ALL Regions will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees
  • Fencers competing in RJCC events from Region 6 will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees

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

The Venue

  • Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg VA
  • 80,000 SQ FT that can fit more than 40 grounded strips with plenty of room to allow for social distancing
  • Special setup for Final Strip with Video Replay
  • Monitors to display Live Results
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Host hotel plus 2 other overflow hotels are in the vicinity of the venue
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Subject to Change) - Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to Virginia state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons AND is also subject to USA Fencing regulations regarding COVID-19 at Regional Events
  • COVID Test and Vaccination record is not required, but if you feel sick, please Do Not Come
  • 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. Equipment Check will be open on Thursday May 12th from 4 to 6PM and all other days from 6:30AM
  • 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 on Thursday June 17 from 5 to 7PM and all other days from 6:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Concession will be open at the venue.
  • During Pools, NO parents, coaches, or spectators are allowed in the coned off Fencing Zone. NO EXCEPTIONS. You will still be able to watch from outside the barrier, but only fencers can cross the barrier in to the strip area. However, only one coach or adult can enter the Fencing area to assist a fencer during DE bouts ONLY. Coaches during the DE’s will stand behind the strip AT ALL TIMES and will be instructed not to approach the referee, the fencer, or enter the strip enclosure at any time during the bout. During the 90 second break, the fencer can approach the coach/adult at the end of the strip. Violators will be subject to a Group 3 penalty for "Disturbing Order". Fencers, please relay this information to your coach or your parent if he/she will be acting as your coach during DE.
  • Fencers must stay behind the strip at all times, except when 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
  • 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. However, fencers will have the chance to take photos with the Fairfax Challenge banner in the background in their way out.
  • Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
  • 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 question to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com Check our website http://www.fairfaxchallenge.com

Tournament Guidelines

SYC Guidelines - click here

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • Y10 = 2011-2014
  • Y12 = 2009-2012 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2007-2010 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2006-2009 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2003-2009 (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

Friday May 13th

  • 8:00am - JNRMF
  • 8:00am - Y10WE
  • 8:00am - Y12WS
  • 8:00am - Y8MF
  • 12:00pm - Y14ME
  • 12:00pm - Y14MS
  • 12:00pm - Y14WF
  • 12:00pm - Y8MS
  • 12:00pm - Y8WS
  • 4:00pm - Y8WE
  • 4:00pm - Y10MF
  • 4:00pm - JNRWE
  • 4:00pm - JNRWS

Saturday May 14th

  • 8:00am - CDTMF
  • 8:00am - Y12ME
  • 8:00am - CDTWS
  • 10:30am - Y10WS
  • 12:00pm - CDTME
  • 12:00pm - Y10MS
  • 12:00pm - CDTWF
  • 12:00pm - Y12WE
  • 4:00pm - Y12MF
  • 4:00pm - CDTMS
  • 4:00pm - Y12WF
  • 4:00pm - CDTWE

Sunday May 15th

  • 8:00am - JNRME
  • 8:00am - Y12MS
  • 8:00am - Y10WF
  • 8:00am - Y8ME
  • 12:00pm - JNRWF
  • 12:00pm - Y14WE
  • 12:00pm - Y14WS
  • 12:00pm - Y8WF
  • 4:00pm - Y14MF
  • 4:00pm - Y10ME
  • 4:00pm - JNRMS

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM Saturday and Sunday. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
  2. Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented. If a fencer is not a member yet, or membership has expired, the fencer must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the door.
  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.

Our Sponsors

  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
  • Official Event Merchandiser - Lamsah for T-Shirts & Custom Printing
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

Regular fees until Monday April 25th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

  • RJCC Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • SYC Registration $40, Administration $5, and Event fee is $60/event
  • Y8 Registration $40, and Event fee is $55/event

Late fees (Triple) from Friday April 26th until Monday May 9th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

  • RJCC Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event

  • SYC Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $180/event

  • Y8 Registration $120, and Event fee is $165/event

  • Starting May 10th, 2022, No Online registration is permitted

  • Walk-In is permitted with Triple Fees if capping allows

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Friday April 29th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting April 30th, 2022 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 - Kornelia Schreiber & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Head Referee - Abdel Abdelaziz & Mary Frye
  • Referee Assigners -Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Brandon Rochelle
  • Head Armory - Douglas Jones

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

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Richmond International Airport (RIC)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg

1060 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Tel: (540) 548-8822 (Same parking lot as the venue)

  • Free parking
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Indoor pool, and hot tub

Rate and Cutoff Date TBA

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, May 13

    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    123 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    8 Official Competitors
    27 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 20
    20 Official Competitors
    22 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 16
    16 Official Competitors
    33 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 21
    21 Official Competitors
    35 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible E1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    46 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 8
    8 Official Competitors
    17 Open Spots

    Saturday, May 14

    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    46 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 18
    18 Official Competitors
    31 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    96 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    8 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 2
    2 Official Competitors
    23 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    45 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    83 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    29 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    44 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    49 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots

    Sunday, May 15

    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    20 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    16 Official Competitors
    19 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    83 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    24 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    74 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    24 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    60 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 29
    29 Official Competitors
    48 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
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    Timeline

    Important dates and upcoming deadlines.
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).


    Registration Opens
    Nov 18, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Apr 7, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Apr 29, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    May 6, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    May 13, 2022 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    May 15, 2022 12:00am PST