Welcome to the 8th Annual SoCal Little Musketeers RYC and RJC in Region 4! We are hosting the tournament in the beautiful city of Torrance at the LA Galaxy Soccer Center!
The facility is a top notch facility with plenty of free parking and room for the competitors and their families.
The area is also rife with great activities for families to enjoy in the area.
There is the famous Del Amo Fashion Center that has plenty of food options as well as shops and entertainment as well as several museums in the area such as the Western Museum of Flight, Chen Art Center, and the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.
At the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, customers can experience the height of luxury by browsing through one of the biggest shopping malls in the US. With 3 stories and over 2.6 million square feet of retail space, Del Amo Fashion Center is more than just a mall, it’s a landmark in its own right. Visitors will find a food court, movie theater, gym, and plenty of retail shops, including major anchor stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom as well as other shops from H&M and TJ Maxx to Kate Spade New York and Uniqlo. Shopaholics can browse and hunt for deals to their heart’s content, because Del Amo Fashion Center has both budget-friendly and high end luxury shops under its room.
The Western Museum of Flight is committed to educating its guests about the history of aircraft and aviation, as well as the preservation of aircraft and other artifacts to do with the industry. The Western Museum of Flight is a great destination for families, because inside the Air Museum, kids and adults alike can see and even touch or interact with some of the historic aircraft that made flight and innovation possible. The collection at the museum includes many types of aircraft, including military and commercial airplane components, many fully in tact, historic airplanes and drones, and components and accessories such as ejection seats, tools and instruments that date back to World War II, and more.
The Chen Art Gallery is more than just a gallery, it is an art museum that contains a huge collection of Chinese Art. The collection was once owned by Dr. Tei Fu Chen, a prominent pharmacist and herbalist. The collection of the Chen Art Gallery contains over a thousand amazing artifacts, which include works that span five thousand years of history in China. From pottery to jade carvings, and Buddhist statues to a complete bedroom from the Ming dynasty, the Chen Art Gallery provides an in depth and intimate look at Chinese art and history. Visitors to the gallery will be led on a tour by an experienced guide so they can best appreciate everything they see. Admission to the gallery is free, but visitors should call ahead to schedule their visit. The Chen Art Gallery is open from Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.
The Torrance Certified Farmers’ Market has been providing an excellent venue for merchants since 1985, when it was open on Tuesdays. The Tuesday market still exists, but now has expanded to include another day of business each week on Saturdays. The market, which is sometimes referred to as the Community Meeting Place, runs from 8am to 1pm, and it’s a spectacular place to support local farmers and producers while doing some grocery shopping, or purchase fresh herbs, good coffee, or homemade pasta. Visitors can purchase some fresh flowers to take with them, a fresh baked good to munch on throughout the day, or a pot of local honey to take home as a souvenir.
All of our strips and scoring machines will meet the space requirements to provide the best for both the athletes and the referees as well as coaches while fencers fence. All machines will have the score and time readily available so that it will make it easier for all involved.
****NOTE**** For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be received via email no later than the Monday two weeks before the first day of the tournament. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Refunds are processed 2-4 weeks following the tournament.
*IMPORTANT NOTE*** The Conductive Bib is now Required at all USFA events!!! In the 2011-2012 season, the USFA began to transition to the conductive bib format for foilists. As of August 1, 2012 the ruling now expands to cover every foil tournament that is USFA sanctioned and held to USFA rules. All Sanctioned Saber tournaments now also require the 800N Fie saber gloves. Please be prepared with the proper equipment, a vendor will be available. All foil fencers using chest protectors must have the newly required padded area attached to the standard chest protectors. Uncovered chest protectors will not be allowed in any foil events.
Alliance Fencing Equipment will be the vendor onsite for all equipment needs. Please contact them directly if you would like them to bring anything specific.
Food and beverages will be available for sale. We will also have a food truck onsite to provide meals throughout the day.
The food truck onsite will be Serendoggity and Ideal Foods. Serendoggity specializes in all types of organic hot dogs from turkey, beef, and vegan and will be there for lunch and dinner.
The menu may vary a little, but the above are examples of the food being served.
Equipment check will be held on Friday Sept 20th starting at 8:30 pm til about 10:30 pm.
Please check and take note of the tentative check in times listed below. Final check in times are shown below.
Saturday - September 21st, 2019
Sunday - September 22nd, 2019
(The USFA requires that organizers pay a $6.00 RYC support fee per each registrant. This fee is included in the registration fee.)
Registration must be done online. Fees must be paid to be considered registered. If you have not paid you are NOT registered and must pay the higher fees after Sept 7th to Sept 15th, 2019.
Registration fees are non refundable. Requests for event fee refunds must be submitted by Sept 9th, 2019.
USFA Membership - USFA rules will be enforced. All fencers must be current members of the USFA . Proof of USFA membership is either an unexpired membership card, an email from the USFA or listing on the USFA website. Membership forms will be available at the tournament or may be downloaded from the USFA website. If proof of membership is unavailable fencers will be required to submit a new membership application form with payment at the door. No exceptions.
The USFA is working towards an age verification process. This season, parents should come prepared with ONE of the following in case the fencer's age needs verification for eligibility purposes: A government issued photo ID with date of birth included, a copy of the birth certificate, or Passport
Weapons are checked (weights and shims) during pools and direct eliminations for all events. Officials should be informed of all rules specific to youth events, especially that ALL Y10 events be fenced with blades no longer than 32.5 inches. Masks, gloves, body cords, and lames will be checked. Names on jackets or lames are not required.
Participation at an RYC qualifies fencers for Y10 events at the January & April NACs as well as Summer Nationals.
Eligible Birth years:
Y12: 2007-2010 or Y10 NRPS
Y14: 2005-2008 or Y12 NRPS
Junior: 2000-2006 or Cadet NRPS
REGULAR FEE DEADLINE!!! September 7th, 2019.
NO ENTRIES AT THE DOOR!
After regular fee deadline until September 15th, late fees are in effect registration fee: $84 event fee: $135.00 Online registration closes September 15th.
Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.
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Saturday, September 21
Sunday, September 22
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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All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).