American Challenge RJCC/RYC


Tournament Date
Nov 20 - 21, 2021
Location
King of Prussia, PA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the AMERICAN CHALLENGE , the signature Fencing tournament in Region 3, and in the US.

Equipment Check Open Friday 4 to 6PM

Equipment Check is also open everyday from 6:30 AM but we encourage you to come 90 minutes before your event or at times when there are no lines

54,500 Sq Ft Venue - 35 Strips

ALL EVENTS ARE CAPPED

Equipment Check Friday 11/19/21 4PM to 6PM and each day 90 min before your event

The Venue

  • Event Center at Valley Forge 54,500 Sq Ft with 35 grounded strips
  • *Special setup for Final Strip with Video Replay
  • 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Separate entrance for the Event Space
  • Fully No-Smoking Host Hotel connected to the Event Center
  • Food Court on 2nd floor
  • 1600 free parking spots
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue
  • Five minutes away from the famous King Of Prussia Mall

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

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

  • This tournament is subject to state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fencers to stay behind the strips all the times, except for the times they are 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.
  • Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
  • No 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

Tournament Guidelines

RYC 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 = 2005-2008 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2002 - 2008 (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

Saturday November 20th

  • 8:00 AM JMF [moved from 12pm]
  • 8:00 AM Y12ME
  • 8:00 AM Y12WF
  • 8:00 AM JWE
  • 8:00 AM CWS
  • 12:00 PM Y10MF
  • 12:00 PM CME [moved from 4:00 pm]
  • 12:00 PM CMS
  • 12:00 PM Y10WE
  • 12:00 PM Y12WS
  • 4:00 PM Y14MF [moved from 8:00 am]
  • 4:00 PM Y12MS
  • 4:00 PM CWF
  • 4:00 PM Y14WE
  • 4:00 PM Y10WS

Sunday November 21st

  • 8:00 AM JME [moved from 12 pm]
  • 8:00 AM Y10MS
  • 8:00 AM Y14WF
  • 8:00 AM CWE
  • 8:00 AM JWS
  • 12:00 PM Y12MF
  • 12:00 PM 14ME [moved from 8:00 am]
  • 12:00 PM JMS
  • 12:00 PM Y10WF
  • 12:00 PM Y12WE
  • 2:30 PM Y14WS [moved from 4:00 pm]
  • 4:00 PM CMF
  • 4:00 PM Y10ME
  • 4:00 PM Y14MS
  • 4:00 PM JWF

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 has to 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 Thursday November 4th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from November 5th, 2021 until November 15th, 2021 11:59 PM PST - Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting November 16th, 2021, No Online registration is permitted
  • Walk-In is NOT permitted

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Friday November 5th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to aif_challenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting November 6th, 2021 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 Organizer - Maged Shaker & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Head Referee - Mary Frye
  • Bout Committee Chair - Cheryl Delaney
  • Head Armor - Bill Murphy

    If you are interested to ref please send email to Hisham Abdelaziz hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 26 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 90 miles

Host Hotel

Valley Forge Resort 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406 - Tel : (610) 354-8118

  • Free parking
  • Connected to the venue. All in one location without the need to go outside
  • Food court 24X7 on 2nd floor
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Outdoor pool, and hot tub

When Calling, be ready with:

  • Arrival and Departure dates
  • Room preference (King, Double) Based on availability
  • Hotel Tower “Casino Tower”
  • First & Last Name, address, phone number and email address
  • Credit card type, number and expiration date to be used for payment
  • Number of guests
  • To book online click here, or call the hotel with or the Room Block Name American Challenge

If you have an issue booking online, call the hotel at 610.354.8118 or call the Sales Coordinator at 610.768.3206. When calling, please be patient as they are short of staff as result of national labor shortage in the hotels industry

Rate is $139/night + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen. Cutoff Date November 1st, 2021

My Registrations

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


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    Saturday, November 20

    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 32 Entrants 36
    36 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 45 Entrants 50
    50 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 41 Entrants 53
    53 Official Competitors
    24 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 14 Entrants 15
    15 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 9 Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 56 Entrants 58
    58 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 48 Entrants 54
    54 Official Competitors
    30 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 21 Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 19 Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 25 Entrants 26
    26 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 54 Entrants 57
    57 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 36 Entrants 38
    38 Official Competitors
    46 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 11 Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 22 Entrants 24
    24 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots

    Sunday, November 21

    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 60 Entrants 72
    72 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 32 Entrants 39
    39 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 37 Entrants 43
    43 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 45 Entrants 51
    51 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 9 Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 37 Entrants 42
    42 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 10 Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 38 Entrants 40
    40 Official Competitors
    23 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 31 Entrants 34
    34 Official Competitors
    29 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 14 Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    17 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    2:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 27 Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    23 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 45 Entrants 56
    56 Official Competitors
    28 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 37 Entrants 42
    42 Official Competitors
    35 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 35 Entrants 46
    46 Official Competitors
    45 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 10 Entrants 12
    12 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jun 1, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 8, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 18, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 10, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Nov 20, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Nov 21, 2021 12:00am PST