EQUIPMENT VENDOR: Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear is our on-site vendor
INTERNATIONAL FENCERS: International travel to this event is not permitted under USFA guidelines. If you are based in the US an and will not be traveling internationally you are OK to register for this tournament. We regret that non-US based fencers may not take part in the 2020 Austin Challenge.
CADET RCC EVENTS
As of December 1, the USFA is in phase 3 of returning to competition. This means that fencers CAN compete outside of their home region in RCC events. For regional points, the rules are the same for this event as in other years - while fencers from any region can compete in the RCC event, only Region 5 fencers will earn regional points for the Cadet events.
Please refer to the USFA's [COVID-19 guidance] (https://www.usafencing.org/coronavirus) for any for rules or protocols that may supersede those outlined here.
There will be no exceptions to COVID-19 safety protocols implemented throughout the tournament. If you cannot comply, do not register for this tournament. These protocols and tournament changes due to COVID-19 are subject to change at any time.
Refund Policy The regular fee deadline for the tournament is November 13, 2020. Late registration will be open until December 5, 2020 at triple fees. No registrations will be taken at the door.
Fencers who are under the normal age limit for events but are eligible to compete by virtue of being on the National Points list: we have to do a manual registration process on this. Please contact Cathy Mallet at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair
Mark Stasinos - Head Referee
Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer
HOTEL INFORMATION is at https://www.theaustinchallenge.com/hotelsmealstransport.html
AIRPORT Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 22 miles from the venue
Rush hour travel: If you are traveling to or from the airport during rush hour, or if you have a tight timeline for making your flight home, consider taking State Highway 130 as an alternative to I-35. Highway 130 is a toll road and is a longer route (in miles) between the airport and the venue, but traffic levels are considerably lighter than on I-35. At rush hour the I-35 route can increase your drive time by 30 minutes or more over the 130 option. Check with your car rental agency before deciding on your route, to see if they impose any surcharges for toll road travel, which is charged electronically to the vehicle (i.e., no need to stop to pay at a toll booth, just drive on through). The 1-35 route is fine during non-rush-hour travel.
AIRPORT SHUTTLES In addition to rental cars and taxis, transportation options from the airport to the venue include: Wingz https://wingz.me/airport/AUS SuperShuttle: Airport Reservations: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826)
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Saturday, December 19
Sunday, December 20
Monday, December 21
The Open Registration period will change on Nov 13, 2020.
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