Fencers still waitlisted may inquire at the BC in-person for available spots due to no-shows. There is no guarantee of entry, and fencers present will be taken in order of original waitlist position only up to event cap. ==================================================================================================================================================
Please limit spectators, as seating is very limited
Verify your close of check-in time before traveling to the venue
Early equipment check available Friday 4-6 pm
Online registration opens on July 9, 2023, and ends November 8, 2023, with regular and late fee periods as noted in "Event Fee Details.” It is your responsibility to be aware of fee period deadlines, as no reminders will be sent.
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 and to ensure a daily balanced schedule. Once the event cap has been reached fencers will be placed on a wait list. Wait lists will also be cleared on a first-come first-served basis. Waitlisted fencers may also inquire in-person at the BC on tournament day and may enter if available slots due to no-shows.
Important Wait List Info
Fencer must supply a payment method to officially join the wait list and be eligible for graduation into the event. When you officially join the wait list you will receive an e-mail noting your position. Wait-listed entry without payment method is considered pending and your position will drop below any completed wait listed entries. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a viable payment method. Expired cards or cards with insufficient funds cannot be processed and should this be the case you cannot be advanced off the waitlist to official entry. If you join the wait list during regular fee period you will be charged regular fee, if during late period will be charged late fee. Your card is not charged until you are moved off the wait list and into the tournament.
This is a smoke-free venue. No smoking. No vaping. Free parking.
NYA SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTER
Each fencer is allowed one (1) person to accompany them, which does not include their coach. All spectators must remain in designated areas.
At this time there is no proof of vaccination or testing required and 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 encourage everyone to continue to practice general infectious diseases guidelines. All fencers and spectators should:
• 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. Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well.
• Wash and sanitize all your fencing equipment. Consult the manufacturer for proper cleaning instructions to avoid possible damage to equipment.
• Practice social distancing.
• 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.
All fencers must check in on arrival. Valid USA Fencing membership card with clearly readable bar code is required for contactless check-in. Cards can be printed or downloaded to your phone from your USA Fencing membership profile page.
All bags must be stored in designated areas. We advise against bringing valuables to the venue, but if brought do not leave any valuables unattended. Candlewood Fencing Center and NYA Sports and Fitness Center are not responsible for any lost/stolen property. Bags look alike so be sure you have all your belongings when exiting the venue. Any items left behind after the tournament will be disposed of.
There will be full equipment check. Early equipment check is available Friday from 4 pm to 6 p.m. Armory opens at 6:30 a.m. on tournament days. The line may be prioritized in order of event start times. Armory services will be available (for fee) and Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment purchases.
Tournament info (pools, DE, strip assignments, results etc) can only be accessed at fencingtimelive.com. Announcements will also be made over the loudspeaker. There will be no paper postings or video monitors at the venue.
Medal ceremony for Top 8 finishers.
Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear
Armorer services will be available with Blue Gauntlet (for fee) during the tournament.
Concession will be open with food, drinks, and snacks available for purchase, however selection is limited. We encourage you to bring your own water/drinks.
EQUIPMENT CHECK/ARMORY PREPARATION
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.
SAFE SPORT AND MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICIES USA Fencing Regional Events follow the SafeSport Code and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Please carefully read through these policies prior to your attendance at the event.
Additionally, USA Fencing Regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches and members as you will be expected to abide by these codes of conduct.
Coaches attending this tournament must have a Coach credential. To be SafeSport compliant, a Coach member that is coaching must have a current NCSI background screen (valid for 2 years) and have completed the required online SafeSport training (annually).
REGULAR fee registration/payment deadline: November 3, 2023: $40 registration fee plus $55/event, plus applicable USA Fencing Administration fees
LATE ENTRY (TRIPLE fee) registration/payment period: (November 4-8, 2023): $120 registration fee plus $165/event, plus applicable USA Fencing Administration fees
NO GENERAL WALK-IN ENTRY In-person inquiries however can be made at the Bout Committee on tournament day, and walk-in entry (at late fee) allowed only if there is space available and only after any waitlisted fencers present have been accommodated.
Tournament registration fee and USA Fencing administration fees are nonrefundable.
Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to firstname.lastname@example.org. FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on November 6, 2023. The only exception to this policy will be if there are waitlists, and refund will be issued if your slot can be filled from the waitlist and notice of your cancellation is received no later than November 16, 2023. There will be no other exceptions to this policy, no refunds issued after these dates for any reason, including illness/injury. USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration.
All close of check-in times are subject to change to ensure a balanced daily schedule. Refunds will not be issued due to event time changes on the same day, so we strongly encourage you keep your entire day flexible until final close-of check-in times are posted. Any time changes will be posted no later than November 9. Verify your event time prior to traveling to the tournament. On tournament day, fencers arriving after close of check-in will not be permitted to compete and will be withdrawn from the competition, and there will be no refund of entry fees. There are no refunds for no-shows for any reason, including illness/injury.
If interested in working as a referee, e-mail Cheryl at email@example.com. ALL referees must be FIE or USA Fencing credentialed (Rated, USA Fencing FenceSafe trained, and passed background check).
Tournament staff: Jeremy Goun, Adam Brewer, Hisham Abdelaziz, George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Parking is free. If main lot is full there is an overflow lot.
Several hotels within approximately 6 miles, including:
Hampton Inn -Danbury
81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
LaQuinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Danbury
116 Newtown Road, Danbury, CT 06810
Courtyard by Marriott Danbury
3 Eagle Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
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USA Fencing regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches and members.
USA Fencing regional events follow the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
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