Cobra Challenge SYC-RCC

Venue
Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive

Tournament Date
Nov 26 - 28, 2021
Location
Secaucus, NJ
Region
Tournament Details

COBRA CHALLENGE SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT/REGIONAL CADET CIRCUIT (plus Y8 non-sanctioned events)

Proudly hosted by Cobra Fencing Club. Absolute Fencing Gear is 2021 official sponsor and will supply all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment purchases

Meadowlands Expo Center; Secaucus, NJ

355 Plaza Drive; Secaucus, NJ 07094
Free parking in all garages adjacent to the venue

Regular fee entry deadline November 8, 2021

NO WALK-IN ENTRIES

Registration opens August 26, 2021, at 12 noon EST (9:00PST) and closes November 16, 2021, with regular and late fee periods as noted.

SYC and RCC event registrations are taken through USA Fencing. Y8 event registrations are taken at askfred.net. Y8 events are non-sanctioned, no regional points awarded. Note, if you are fencing in a Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament. Y8 EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION here

SYC EVENT INFORMATION here
RCC EVENT INFORMATION here

MORE GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFO here

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. Once the event cap has been reached fencers will be placed on a wait list. Fencer must supply a payment method to join the wait list and be eligible for graduation into the event. Wait-listed entry without payment method is considered pending and your position will drop below completed entries. Wait lists will also be cleared on a first-come first-served basis.

Each fencer may be accompanied by one (1) plus-one spectator, which does not include their coach. Clubs will be limited to a maximum of 6 coaches per Club per day. Coaches badges will be issued. There is no spectator fee.

This tournament is subject to New Jersey orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons. 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 will be following federal, CDC, and USA Fencing guidelines and regulations regarding COVID-19 based on pandemic status at the time. If you cannot comply with Infectious Diseases guidelines do not register for this tournament.

Covid testing is not required. USA Fencing mask mandate will be in effect and general Covid protocol will be in effect. If sick, stay home. Check your temperature before traveling.

We encourage you bring your own water, as there may be no free public water stations.

• If you are sick, stay home.
• Fencers should wash their clothes each day before they come to tournaments. Armorers have the full right to decline checking unwashed or uncleaned equipment. • Fencers should come to the venue semi-dressed (knickers, shoes, socks, etc) to minimizing changing of clothes in restrooms.
• Fencers may be accompanied by ONE person (does not include coach).
• Clubs are allowed a maximum of 6 coaches per day.
• Everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth, except when eating and/or drinking. If you are unable to wear a face mask stay home. Face Shield is not a replacement to face mask.
• Food and drink will be sold by Expo Center staff, however there may be limitations. There may not be free public water stations, so we encourage you to bring your own water or will have to purchase at the venue.
• Fencers should not touch scoring machines, weights, shims.
• Fencers should refrain from shaking hands after bouts.
• When you have finished fencing in your event, gather your belongings quickly and exit the building immediately. Do not stay and socialize.

• Cobra Fencing Club and Meadowlands Exposition Center are not responsible for any lost or stolen property. Do not leave your personal belongings unattended in the venue. Please check to make sure you have all your equipment and belongings before you leave, as anything left at the end of the day will be thrown out!

• No parents, coaches, or spectators will be allowed in the designated fencing area during the pool round; however, one coach is allowed to assist a fencer during DE bouts and is allowed inside the pod. 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.

There will be no monitors to display pools or results. Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com. Note, there is no Wi-Fi in the venue; internet access is via your cell phone or other provider.

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in to allow time for equipment check and proper warm-up time. Fencing commences shortly after close of check-in.
  2. All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card with bar code, or a clearly legible copy, or downloaded to your phone, to use the contactless Auto Check-In feature.
  3. Not mandatory, but fencers can present proof of age (original or copy of birth certificate, passport) if USA Fencing membership card does not state "Birth year is Verified " on the card and we will forward your age verification to USA Fencing.
  4. Fencers must check in each day they compete.

All event days/times are subject to change, and we strongly urge you to keep your entire week-end flexible until final close of check-in times are determined. There will be no refunds issued due to time changes on the same day. Any day/time changes will be posted no later than November 11, 2021.

  • Fencers are not allowed to compete in more than one event per day, unless approved by the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers. Contact organizer before registering for authorization.
Event Fee Info

No exceptions to late fees will be made for inability to register within stated deadlines. There will be NO reminder emails sent to competitors with incomplete registrations; i.e, no payment. It is your responsibility to be aware of registration deadlines. Entry and waitlisting is first-come, first-served.

Y8 REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 8, 2021: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event. Y8 entry here. Note, if you are fencing in a Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament.

SYC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 8, 2021: $45 registration fee plus $65 per event, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees
RCC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 8, 2021: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event,, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees

Y8 LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 9-16, 2021: $120 registration fee plus $180 per event. Y8 entry here

SYC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 9-16, 2021: $135 registration fee plus $195 per event, plus USA Fencing administration fee
RCC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 9-16, 2021: $120 registration fee plus $180 per event, plus USA Fencing administration fee

NO WALK-IN ENTRY

REFUND POLICY
There are no exceptions to this refund policy.

  • Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to cherylfencing@gmail.com. FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND.
  • Registration fees and USA Fencing administrative fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on November 19, 2021. There will be no exceptions to this policy. USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration.
  • There are no refunds in the event of time changes on the same day. All check-in times are subject to change, therefore we strongly encourage you to keep your entire day flexible until final close-of check-in times are posted. Any time changes will be posted no later than November 11, 2021. Verify your check-in time prior to traveling to the venue.
  • On tournament day, fencers arriving after close of check-in will not be allowed to compete. They will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees for any reason.
  • No refunds issued to no-shows for any reason.
Officials/Referee Info

Our referee cadre will consistent of highly ranked National and International referees. If interested in refereeing, email cherylfencing@gmail.com. Only referees who are USA Fencing/FIE rated, safe-sport-approved, and have background screen completed will be considered (Safe Sport and Background not needed if under age 18).

Tournament Organizer - Steve Kaplan, Cobra Fencing Club
Head Referees - Jeff Bukantz and Charles Greene II
Bout Committee - George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Armorer - Alice Kee

Absolute Fencing Gear is 2021 official sponsor and will provide all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be also on-site for any equipment purchaseslink

Transportation Details

Free garaged parking in all garages adjacent to the venue on tournament days.

Newark Liberty International airport is approximately 12 miles from the venue.

Nearby hotels:
Hyatt Place: link

Six national hotel chains are within a 5 minute drive: Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Meadowlands, Candlewood Suites

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    Friday, November 26

    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
    Join the Waitlist
    Entrants 100
    100 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 77
    77 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 93
    93 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Youth 8 Mixed Saber (Y8XS)
    9:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 37
    37 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 91
    91 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    23 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 58
    58 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 82
    82 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots

    Saturday, November 27

    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 139
    139 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 67
    67 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 30
    30 Official Competitors
    1 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 101
    101 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 95
    95 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots
    Youth 8 Mixed Foil (Y8XF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 68
    68 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 141
    141 Official Competitors
    3 Open Spots

    Sunday, November 28

    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 98
    98 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible A3
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 112
    112 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 50
    50 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible B3
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 80
    80 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible C3
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 140
    140 Official Competitors
    4 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 54
    54 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 95
    95 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 8 Mixed Epee (Y8XE)
    1:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    The registration cap has been reached. Join the Waitlist to reserve your spot in line for the next available opening.
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    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    0 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 63
    63 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Aug 26, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 8, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 16, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 16, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Nov 26, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Nov 28, 2021 12:00am PST