Fairfax Challenge Winter RJCC/RYC - Reg Opens 9/20

Venue
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway

Second Venue
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway

Tournament Date
Dec 19 - 20, 2020
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the FAIRFAX CHALLENGE, the signature Fencing tournament of Region 6, and in the US.

35,000 Sq Ft Venue

Instructions to non-Region 6 Fencers:

If the system does not allow you to register, please send an email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com with fencer name, member ID, and what events and we will manually add your registration to the system.

We promise

  • Start all events on time within few minutes after close registration
  • No delay before and between rounds and no flighted events
  • Highly skilled Bout Committee staff and highly ranked & licensed National and International referees

The Venue

  • Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg VI
  • 35,000 SQ FT that can fit more than 30 grounded strips with plenty of room to allow for social distancing
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Host hotel plus 2 other overflow hotels are in the vicinity of the venue
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue

COVID-19 Guidelines (Subject to Change) - Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to Virginia state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons
  • COVID-19 Protocols will be implemented throughout the whole tournament. There will be no exceptions. IF YOU CAN'T COMPLY DO NOT REGISTER
  • If the tournament is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns or by the order of USA Fencing, a full refund will be issued to all fencers except for admin fees.
  • A temperature check will be taken before you enter the fencing room.
  • Fencers are advised to wash their clothes each day before they come to tournaments. Armorers have the full right to decline checking unwashed or uncleaned equipment
  • Equipment Check will be open on Friday December 18. Details to follow.
  • Chairs will be placed on the floor in designated locations to allow for social distancing. Any violators will be escorted out of the building. No personal chairs or alternative seating options are allowed on the floor. -No congregating or gathering in any doorways, hallways, or walkways.
  • Fencers to come to the venue semi-dressed up with knickers, socks and shoes on. No change of clothes in locker or restrooms is permitted.
  • All events will be capped, and entry is on a first-come first-served basis - NO EXCEPTIONS. Once the tournament has filled to the capped amount, a wait list will begin. When an athlete withdraws from the event the next person on the wait list will then have 48 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees.
  • Fencers 17 and under may be accompanied by ONE person, whether it's a parent, coach, etc. Multiple fencers from the same family competing at the same time does not mean an additional spectator.
  • Fencers 18 and over may not bring an additional person. However, if several adult fencers from the same club would like a coach, they will be permitted one coach per club. The club must send a request with the coaches name to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com by Monday, December 14th, 2020.
  • Everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth except when eating and/or drinking. There are no exceptions. If you are unable to wear a face mask stay home.
  • Face Shield is not a replacement to face mask.
  • No food or drink allowed in the fencing designated area and none will be sold in the venue. You must bring your own food/drink
  • No parents, coaches, or spectators are allowed in the designated fencing area. NO EXCEPTIONS. However, only one coach is allowed to assist a fencer during DE bouts. Coach will stand in a clearly designated area and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately. Fencers, please relay this information to your coach
  • Only fencers are allowed on the fencing floor, and must stay behind the strips all the times, except for the times they are fencing.
  • Fencers are not allowed to touch the scoring machine, weights, shims, remote and scoresheet. Fencers are not required to sign the score sheet or DE slips. They can check the results at www.fencingtimelive.com instead and report any error to the Bout Committee
  • Fencers to refrain from shaking hands after bouts
  • Fencers to refrain from shouting or screaming after scoring a touch.
  • When you have finished fencing in your event, please gather up your belongings quickly and leave the building immediately. You may not stay and socialize
  • No medal ceremony. Top 8 to receive their medals from Bout Committee on their way out. However, fencers will have the chance to take photos with the Fairfax Challenge banner in the background in their way out.
  • Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
  • No monitors to display pools or results. Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com
  • There may be additional instructions related to COVID-19 safety measures. We will keep this webpage updated and we will send a mass email to all participants with all instructions prior to the tournament.

Contact Information

Please send any question to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com Check our website http://www.fairfaxchallenge.com

Tournament Guidelines

RYC Guidelines - click here

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • Y10 = 2010-2013
  • Y12 = 2008-2011 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2006-2009 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2004-2007 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2001-2007 (or on Cadet NRPS)

Current point standings click here

Tournament Schedule

  • All times are Close of Check-in
  • Start time of events are subject to change to maintain load balancing. We will notify all fencers if there will be any change in start times
  • Capping of events is subject to change to maintain reasonable number of attendees throughout the whole days

Saturday December 19th

  • 8:00 AM – CMF [New Time]
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 ME
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 MS
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 WF
  • 8:00 AM - Y12 WE
  • 10:30 AM - Y14 MS
  • 12:00 PM - Y12 MF
  • 12:00 PM - JME
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 ME
  • 02:30 PM - Y10 WF
  • 02:30 PM – CWS
  • 04:00 PM – JMS
  • 04:00 PM - JWF
  • 04:00 PM - CWE
  • 04:00 PM - Y12 WS [New Time]

Sunday December 20th

  • 8:00 AM - JMF
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 MF
  • 8:00 AM - Y12 WF
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 WE
  • 10:30 AM - Y12 MS
  • 10:30 AM - Y10 WS [New Time]
  • 12:00 PM - Y14 MF
  • 12:00 PM – CME [New Time]
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 WE
  • 12:00 PM - Y14 WS
  • 02:30 PM – CMS
  • 04:00 PM - Y12 ME [New Time]
  • 04:00 PM - CWF
  • 04:00 PM - JWE
  • 04:00 PM - JWS

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM Saturday and Sunday. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
  2. Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license, or foreign federation membership must be presented. If a fencer is not a member yet, or membership has expired, the fencer has to complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the door.
  3. To become a member of USA Fencing click here
  4. All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card or a clearly legible copy to use the Auto Check-In feature.
  5. Fencers to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate, passport or driver's license, unless if the USA Fencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card.
  6. Fencers must check in everyday they compete.

Our Sponsors

  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
  • Official Event Merchandiser - Lamsah for T-Shirts & Custom Printing
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

  • Regular fees until Monday November 30th, 2020 11:59 PM PST - Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from December 1st until December14th 11:59 PM PST - Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting December 15th, No Online registration is permitted
  • Walk-In is NOT permitted

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Monday November30th, 2020 11:59 PM PST
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting December 1st, 2020 NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason
  • Refunds are processed a few days after the refund request is received and will be processed by USA Fencing National Office.
  • NO REFUND will be issued to No Show or Withdraw from events
Officials/Referee Info

Tournament Staff

  • Tournament Organizer - Kornelia Schreiber & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Abdel Aziz
  • Head Referee - Abdel Aziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Rasha Abdellatif
  • Head Armory - Douglas Jones

    If you are interested in working as a referee in this event, please send an email to Abdel Aziz - abdelwahab_a@hotmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Richmond International Airport (RIC)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg

1060 Hospitality Lane, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Tel: (540) 548-8822 (Same parking lot as the venue)

  • Free parking
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Indoor pool, and hot tub

Rate is $99/night + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen. To utilize our rate either call the hotel and mention Group Rate "Fairfax Challenge Winter " or or click here to book online. Cutoff Date November 26th, 2020

My Registrations

Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.


Tournament Menu

    Contested Events

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    Saturday, December 19

    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 53
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 5
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 31
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 9
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 15
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 21
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 20
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 55
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    2:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    2:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 29
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 5
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 37
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 6
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 41
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Spots Remaining: 5
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 25

    Sunday, December 20

    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 9
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 21
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 6
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 60
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 18
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 12
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    10:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 4
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    Spots Remaining: 16
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 32
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 12
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 54
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 11
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    2:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 35
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Spots Remaining: 8
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    Spots Remaining: 7
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 23
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 5
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 37
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    Spots Remaining: 5
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 37
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    $55

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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jun 25, 2020 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 30, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Dec 14, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Dec 12, 2020 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Dec 19, 2020 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Dec 20, 2020 12:00am PST