This tournament is open to all regions of USA Fencing. Additionally, International fencers and FIE Federations are encouraged and invited to compete.
This tournament will follow the current rules and procedures of USA Fencing (https://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook).
Age Eligibility Birth Years
* Y8 = Birth years 2015 - 2018 * Y10 = Birth years 2013 - 2016 * Y12 = Birth years 2011 - 2014 (or on Y10 NRPS) * Y14 = Birth years 2009 - 2012 (or on Y12 NRPS) * CDT = Birth years 2007 - 2010 (or on Y14 NRPS) * JR = Birth years 2004 - 2010 (or on Cadet NRPS) * ROC = Birth year 2010 and earlier (or on Junior NRPS)
Current point standings click here
The tournament daily schedule and individual event capping are SUBJECT TO CHANGE based upon entry registrations such that the organizer is able to maintain a reasonable number of attendees throughout the day for health & safety measures, strip usage and proper staffing.
All times are close of registration for check-in. We will notify all fencers if there will be any changes in the close of check-in times and actual event starting times throughout the tournament.
TOURNAMENT COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 16, 2023
08:00 am - D1A ME
08:00 am - D1A WE
08:00 am - JR WF
08:30 am - Y14 MS
08:30 am - Y14 WS
09:00 am - Y10 MF
09:00 am - Y10 WF
11:00 am - Y12 ME
11:00 pm - Y12 WE
12:30 pm - VET MS
12:30 pm - VET WS
12:30 pm - JR MF
02:00 pm - CDT ME
02:00 pm - CDT WE
03:30 pm - DV2 MS
03:30 pm - DV2 WS
05:00 pm - TEAM MF
05:00 pm - TEAM WF
Sunday, December 17, 2023
08:00 am - JR ME
08:00 am - JR WE
08:00 am - Y14 MF
08:00 am - Y14 WF
08:00 am - JR MS
08:00 am - JR WS
10:00 am - Y10 MS
10:00 am - Y10 WS
11:30 am - VET MF
12:00 pm - VET WF
12:00 pm - VET ME
12:30 pm - VET WE
12:30 pm - Y10 ME
12:30 pm - Y10 WE
02:30 pm - DV2 MF
02:30 pm - DV2 WF
04:00 pm - TEAM ME
04:00 pm - TEAM WE
Monday, December 18, 2023
08:00 am - DV2 ME
08:00 am - DV2 WE
08:00 am - CDT MF
08:00 am - CDT WF
08:00 am - D1A MS
08:00 am - D1A WS
11:00 am - TEAM MS
11:00 am - TEAM WS
12:00 pm - Y12 MS
12:00 pm - Y12 WS
12:30 pm - Y12 MF
12:30 pm - Y12 WF
12:30 pm - Y14 ME
12:30 pm - Y14 WE
01:00 pm - D1A MF
01:00 pm - D1A WF
02:30 pm - CDT MS
02:30 pm - CDT WS
The venue will open at 6:30 a.m. each tournament day December 16, 17 & 18, 2023. We recommend that you arrive at least (one) 1 hour before the close of your event registration time.
Armorers will conduct a full equipment check. Early equipment check will be 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2023. Daily equipment check will begin 90 minutes prior to the close of registration for each event every tournament competition day starting at 6:30 a.m.
All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card or a clearly legible copy to use the Auto Check-In feature of our bar scanner. To become a member of USA Fencing click here.
Fencers will be required to present additional proof of age in the form of: 1) an original or legible copy of a birth certificate; 2) a passport; or 3) a driver's license or state issued ID card, unless the USA Fencing membership card has "Birth Year Is Verified" noted on the membership card. To avoid this extra check-in step fencers should submit a copy of any of the above to USA Fencing to verify the birth year of the athlete permanently before the tournament.
Fencers must check in each day they compete.
Fencers must bring the following list of equipment for equipment control by the armory staff: fencing mask, fencing glove, conductive vest/lame', body cords and head cords. Once your equipment has been inspected and marked with the equipment control stamp and control tape it is valid for the duration of the tournament. Daily re-inspection is not necessary.
Armorers have the full right to decline inspecting unwashed uniforms or equipment that is not clean.
If the inspection mark or control tape is missing a red card penalty for that bout will be issued by the referee and the equipment lacking the equipment control mark/tape will be confiscated by the referee for the duration of the bout. After the bout, the equipment will be returned to the fencer and must be re-inspected by the armory staff for subsequent use in a bout.
Fencing masks with a traditional "tongue" in the back must have a horizontal security strap that is firmly attached to both sides of the mask. Leon Paul masks with Contour-Fit Plus must have the mask strap attached at all times. Masks submitted for equipment control that do not have these safety features in place will be deemed incomplete and will not be inspected.
Weapons will be checked at the strip at the start of each bout by the referee. The fencer must present themselves with a minimum of two (2) working weapons, two (2) working body cords, two (2) working head cords (foil & sabre), a properly stamped mask and a uniform without any, holes, rips or tears.
Information during the tournament regarding check-in, pools, direct elimination and final results will be continuously posted and updated at www.FencingTimeLive.com. Any errors must be immediately reported to the bout committee for review and/or correction.
Each event will start within a few minutes after the announced close of registration.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND SUBJECT TO AN IMMEDIATE PENALTY during the pool round only fencers in uniform, referees and tournament staff are allowed inside the marked and designated "sport zone".
WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND SUBJECT TO AN IMMEDIATE PENALTY during the direct elimination only one (1) coach or parent is allowed to assist the fencer during the active DE bout near the end of the strip.
There will be a special awards ceremony for the top-8 fencers of each event.
Regular fees begin Saturday, July 29, 2023 and last until Monday, November 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST - Regular registration is $35.00. Regular event fees are $55.00/event (RYC, RJCC & ROC). Senior Team event fees are $99.00/team.
Late fees (Triple) begin Tuesday, November 28, 2023 and last until Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST - Late registration will be $105.00. Late event fees will be $165.00/event (RYC, RJCC & ROC). Late Senior Team event fees will be $297.00/team.
Starting Friday, December 15, 2023, online registration will not be permitted.
Walk-in registration, event entry and participation will be permitted if there are open slots in the event and approval is granted by the Bout Committee.
The Registration and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Refund requests must be received by Monday, November 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
The refund of event fees can be requested by sending an email to: TheSouthernFenTour@Gmail.com
Starting Tuesday, November 31, 2023 the tournament policy will be NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason.
Refunds are processed a few days after the refund request has been received. If approved, the refund will be released by the national office of USA Fencing.
There will be NO REFUND of fees approved or issued to No-shows or Withdrawal from events.
Tournament Organizer - Georges Desamours
Bout Committee Chair - Meredith Delgado
Bout Committee Assistant - Charise Munlin
Bout Committee Assistant & Information Technology - Zemi Lawrence
Head Armorer - William (Bill) Murphy
Armorer - Johndale Carty, Sr.
Armorer - Tim Hively
Armorer - Liz Morey
Armorer - Kathy Walters
Head Referee - Patrick A. Webster
Assistant Head Referee - Ivan Lee
Assistant Head Referee - James (Chad) Morris
Assistant Head Referee - Jelena Zeljkovic
Staff Hiring & Referee Coordinator - Charles E. Greene II
If you are interested in being a member of the bout committee, armory, referee cadre or observed for a referee rating at The Southern 2023 RYC / RJCC / ROC / TEAM please send an email to CharlesEGreeneII@AOL.com
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) - 5 miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) - 77 miles
Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) - 105 miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS) - 106 miles
Sheraton Myrtle Beach 2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 918-5000
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Saturday, December 16
Sunday, December 17
Monday, December 18
The Open Registration period will change on Nov 27, 2023.
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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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