Cobra Challenge SYC/RCC/Y8


Tournament Date
Nov 25 - 27, 2022
Location
Secaucus, NJ
Region
Tournament Details

Referee Clinic with Abdel Aziz will be held Friday 11/25/2022 12:00 PM. The Clinic will help introduce the fencing rules to fencers, coaches and parents, and will help you to interpret these rules and learn how to apply them. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now. More info here

WAITLIST UPDATE - Nov 10: All eligible waitlisted entries have been accommodated. If your waitlisted entry has not yet been moved into the event there are 2 reasons for this (1) you have an invalid/expired credit card on file so we cannot move you into the event, or 2) you did not supply a payment method and your entry is listed as "waitlist pending" and cannot be advanced until you supply the payment method. If you joined the waitlist during regular fee period your card will be charged regular fee, if join during late fee period you will be charged late fee. Your card is not charged until you are moved into the event. If any questions regarding the waitlist contact the organizer immediately.

Nov 8: Close of check-in time changes have been made to the following events in order to balance strip usage throughout the day. :
Friday
Y12 WE now 8:15 (was 12:00)
Y8 Saber now 8:30 (was 9:15)
CWS now 12:00 (was 11:30)
Y12 MF now 1:00 (was 8:30)

Saturday
Y10 WS now 12:00 (was 11:30)
Y8 Foil now 1:00 (was 2:00)
Y10 WE now 2:00 (was 8:15)
Y14 MS now 4:00 (was 3:30)

Sunday
Y10 MF now 8:30 (was 12:30)
Y10 MS now 11:30 (was 3:30)
CWE now 12:00 (was 8:30)
Y12 WS now 2:00 (was 3:30)
CMS now 4:00 (was 11:30)

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COBRA CHALLENGE SYC/RCC (plus Y8 non-sanctioned events)

Proudly hosted by Cobra Fencing Club. Absolute Fencing Gear is 2022 official sponsor and will supply all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment purchases and equipment repairs

Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Drive; Secaucus, NJ 07094
Free parking in all garages adjacent to the venue
Handicapped-accessible

Regular fee entry deadline November 6, 2022

EVENT CAPS IN PLACE. NO WALK-IN ENTRIES

Registration opens June 20, 2022, and closes November 13, 2022, with regular and late fee periods as noted in Event Fee Details. It is your responsibility to be aware of fee period deadlines; no reminders will be sent.

Y8 event registrations are taken at askfred.net. here. Y8 events are non-sanctioned, no regional points awarded. Note, if fencing in a Y8 and SYC Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament.

Harmony Suites link (adjacent to hotel) is offering rooms at $149 (+tax). Deadline to book is October 23, 2022. Must call the hotel (201-381-3000) to reserve using Code 2211FENCIN or by emailing Bhumi Gandhi directly (gm@harmonysuites.com) with credit card information and name and will assist in making reservations personally.

2022-23 USA FENCING AGE ELIGIBILITY:

Y8 = 2014-2017
Y10 = 2012-2015
Y12 = 2010-2013 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14 = 2008-2011 (or on Y12 NRPS)
CADET = 2006-2009 (or on Y14 NRPS)

Current point standings here

SYC are possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March and/or USA Fencing National Championships. The SYC competitions will award National points to the top 40% of the competitive field (rounded up to the next higher integer), to a maximum of 64th place. Cadet events at SYC are sanctioned as Regional Cadet Circuit events and Regional points will be awarded to all participants fencing in their home region based on place finished. There are no points awarded in Y8 events.

SYC EVENT INFORMATION here
RCC EVENT INFORMATION here
Y8 EVENT INFORMATION here

MORE GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFO here

USA FENCING LAME AND MASK UPDATES here

All events will be capped and entry is on a first-come first-served basis – no exceptions. Caps may be adjusted depending on registrations in each event to ensure balance throughout the day. Once the event cap has been reached fencers will be placed on a wait list. Fencer must supply a payment method to join the wait list and be eligible for graduation into the event. Wait-listed entry without payment method is considered pending and your position will drop below completed wait listed entries. Wait lists will also be cleared on a first-come first-served basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate fencers on the waitlists, thus event time changes may be necessary. Decisions on waitlists and event time changes will be made after close of regular fee period.

Fencers are not allowed to compete in more than one event per day, unless approved by the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers. Contact organizer before registering for authorization.

All event days/times are subject to change, and we strongly urge you to keep your entire week-end flexible until final close of check-in times are determined. There will be no refunds issued due to time changes on the same day. Any day/time changes should be posted no later than November 8, 2022, however may be delayed as we try to accommodate waitlisted fencers.

Each fencer may be accompanied by one (1) spectator, which does not include their coach. Clubs will be limited to a maximum of 6 coaches per Club per day. Coaches badges will be issued. To receive a coaching credential coaches must be SafeSport compliant (i.e. have a current NCSI background screen and have completed the required online SafeSport training). No parents, coaches, or spectators will be allowed in the designated fencing area (pod) during the pool round; however, one coach is allowed to assist a fencer during DE bouts and is allowed inside the pod. Coach will stand in a clearly designated area and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Repeated violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately.

There will be no exceptions to any COVID-19 safety protocols implemented throughout the tournament. We will be following USA Fencing guidelines and local regulations regarding COVID-19 based on pandemic status at tournament time. Covid testing or proof of vaccination is not required. At this time wearing of masks is optional. 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. We strongly encourage practicing general infectious diseases prevention guidelines:

• If you are sick, stay home. Check your temperature before traveling.
• Fencers should wash their clothes each day before they come to tournaments. Armorers have the full right to decline inspecting unwashed or uncleaned equipment.
• Each fencer may be accompanied by ONE person (does not include coach).
• Clubs are allowed a maximum of 6 coaches per day. Coaches badges issued in lobby.
• USA Fencing and/or NJ mask guidelines will be followed.
• Food and drink will be sold by Expo Center staff; menu is limited.
• There may not be free public water stations, so we encourage you to bring your own water or will have to purchase at the venue. There is a water fill fountain in the lobby, however operation is at venue discretion.

• Cobra Fencing Club and Meadowlands Exposition Center are not responsible for any lost or stolen property. Do not leave your personal belongings unattended in the venue. Please check to make sure you have all your equipment and belongings before you leave, as anything left at the end of the day will be thrown out!

There will be no monitors to display pools or results. Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com. Note, there is no Wi-Fi in the venue; internet access is via your cell phone or other provider.

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM. We recommend arriving at least 90 minutes before close of check-in to allow time for equipment check and proper warm-up time. Fencing commences shortly after close of check-in.
  2. All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card with bar code, or a clearly legible copy, or downloaded to your phone, to use the contactless Auto Check-In feature.
  3. Not mandatory, but fencers can present proof of age (original or copy of birth certificate, passport) if USA Fencing membership card does not state "Birth year is Verified " on the card and we will forward your age verification to USA Fencing.
  4. Fencers must check in each day they compete.

Bag storage There will be a bag storage area. Bags can also be stored along the perimeter of the venue (against the walls), however cannot block walkways or fire exits. Any bags in these locations will be moved.

Equipment Check/Armory Preparation
Note, the equipment check line may be very long at times, so will be prioritized (i.e. fencers with earlier start times may be moved to the front of the line).

Refer to the Athlete's Handbook, Section 2.17, for equipment requirements for domestic tournaments. There will be full equipment check. To help the line move quickly, do the following:

• Do not bring your fencing bag into the line; it is a tripping hazard.
• Make sure mask, glove, and lame do not have tears or holes. You may not repair your equipment with tape.
• Lames need to be right-side-out and zipped. Armorer will not zip it up, and may refuse to check it if it arrives at their table unzipped.
• Separate cords from each other. If you present a clump of body cords all together it takes a long time to untangle them. Take off all previous inspection tapes from body cords and mask cords.
• When called to the armorer desk take everything out of your mask, and place your equipment on the armorer's table.

Event Fee Info

No exceptions to late fees will be made for inability to register within stated deadlines. There will be no reminder emails sent to competitors with incomplete registrations. It is your responsibility to be aware of registration deadlines and ensure your entry is completed with payment. Entry and waitlisting is first-come, first-served.

Y8 REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event. Y8 entry here. Note, if you are fencing in a Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament.

SYC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $45 registration fee plus $65 per event, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees
RCC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event,, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees

Y8 LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $120 registration fee plus $180 per event. Y8 entry here

SYC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $135 registration fee plus $195 per event, plus USA Fencing administration fee
RCC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $120 registration fee plus $180 per event, plus USA Fencing administration fee

NO WALK-IN ENTRY

REFUND POLICY
We will make an exception to the tournament refund policy when there are waitlists, and "event fee" refund will be issued if the slot can be filled from the waitlist. There are no other exceptions to the refund policy below.

  • Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to cherylfencing@gmail.com. FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND.
  • Registration fees and USA Fencing administrative fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on November 13, 2022. There will be no exceptions to this policy, except as noted if waitlists. After this date, no portion of the entry fees will be refunded for any reason, including medical. USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration.
  • There are no refunds in the event of time changes on the same day. All check-in times are subject to change, therefore we strongly encourage you to keep your entire day flexible until final close-of check-in times are posted. Any time changes will be posted no later than November 8, 2022. Verify your check-in time prior to traveling to the venue.
  • On tournament day, fencers arriving after close of check-in will not be allowed to compete. They will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees for any reason.
  • No refunds issued to no-shows for any reason.
Officials/Referee Info

Referee cadre will consistent of highly ranked FIE/National referees. If interested in refereeing, email cherylfencing@gmail.com. Only referees who are USA Fencing/FIE rated, FenceSafe-approved, and have background screen completed will be considered (FenceSafe and background not needed if under age 18).

Tournament Organizer - Steve Kaplan, Cobra Fencing Club
Head Referees - Jeff Bukantz and Charles Greene II
Referee assigner - Hisham Abdelaziz
Bout Committee - George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Armorer - Alice Kee

Referee Clinic with Abdel Aziz will be held Friday 11/25/2022 12:00 PM. The Clinic will help introduce the fencing rules to fencers, coaches and parents, and will help you to interpret these rules and learn how to apply them. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now. More info here

Absolute Fencing Gear is 2022 official sponsor and will provide all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be also on-site for equipment purchases and repairs.

Transportation Details

Free garaged parking in all garages adjacent to the venue on tournament days. Venue is handicapped-accessible.

Newark Liberty International airport is approximately 12 miles from the venue.

Harmony Suites link (adjacent to hotel) is offering rooms at $149 (+tax). Deadline to book is October 23, 2022. Must call the hotel (201-381-3000) to reserve using Code 2211FENCIN or by emailing Bhumi Gandhi directly (gm@harmonysuites.com) with credit card information and name and will assist in making reservations personally.

Other nearby hotels:

Hyatt Place: link

Aloft Secaucus link

Six national hotel chains are within a 5 minute drive: Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Meadowlands, Candlewood Suites

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    Friday, November 25

    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 107 Entrants 120
    120 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 90 Entrants 102
    102 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 70 Entrants 76
    76 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 95 Entrants 103
    103 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 98 Entrants 106
    106 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 47 Entrants 52
    52 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 59 Entrants 62
    62 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Results 118 Entrants 121
    121 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots

    Saturday, November 26

    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 128 Entrants 138
    138 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 81 Entrants 86
    86 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 115 Entrants 120
    120 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 29 Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 100 Entrants 108
    108 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 86 Entrants 89
    89 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 36 Entrants 40
    40 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 151 Entrants 161
    161 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots

    Sunday, November 27

    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 111 Entrants 117
    117 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 120 Entrants 128
    128 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 75 Entrants 79
    79 Official Competitors
    5 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 60 Entrants 66
    66 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    12:00pm 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 88 Entrants 99
    99 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 96 Entrants 102
    102 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 66 Entrants 75
    75 Official Competitors
    2 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 145 Entrants 168
    168 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jun 20, 2022 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 6, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 13, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 18, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Nov 25, 2022 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Nov 27, 2022 12:00am PST