Fairfax Challenge SYC/RJCC & Y8


Tournament Date
May 13 - 15, 2022
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the FAIRFAX CHALLENGE SYC/RJCC & Non-Regional Y8, the signature Fencing tournament of Region 6, and in the US.

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All JR and CDT events are rated events, so you can earn classification at these events. Additionally, If you are in Region 6, you can earn regional points.

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Event is Open to ALL Regions

To sign up for Y8 events click here

  • Fencers competing in SYC events from ALL Regions will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees
  • Fencers competing in RJCC events from Region 6 will be able earn points and, should they qualify with those points, be able to sign up for Summer Nationals at regular fees

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 VA
  • 80,000 SQ FT that can fit more than 40 grounded strips with plenty of room to allow for social distancing
  • Special setup for Final Strip with Video Replay
  • Monitors to display Live Results
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Subject to Change) - Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to Virginia state laws and orders regarding COVID-19, including assembly of persons AND is also subject to USA Fencing regulations regarding COVID-19 at Regional Events
  • COVID Test and Vaccination record is not required, but if you feel sick, please Do Not Come
  • 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. Equipment Check will be open on Thursday May 12th from 4 to 6PM and all other days from 6:30AM
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Concession will be open at the venue.
  • During Pools, NO parents, coaches, or spectators are allowed in the coned off Fencing Zone. NO EXCEPTIONS. You will still be able to watch from outside the barrier, but only fencers can cross the barrier in to the strip area. However, only one coach or adult can enter the Fencing area to assist a fencer during DE bouts ONLY. Coaches during the DE’s will stand behind the strip AT ALL TIMES and will be instructed not to approach the referee, the fencer, or enter the strip enclosure at any time during the bout. During the 90 second break, the fencer can approach the coach/adult at the end of the strip. Violators will be subject to a Group 3 penalty for "Disturbing Order". Fencers, please relay this information to your coach or your parent if he/she will be acting as your coach during DE.
  • Fencers must stay behind the strip at all times, except when 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
  • 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
  • Anything left at the end of the day (Lost & Found) will be thrown out. No Exceptions
  • 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

SYC Guidelines - click here

RJCC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • Y8 = 2013-2016
  • Y10 = 2011-2014
  • Y12 = 2009-2012 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2007-2010 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2006-2009 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2003-2009 (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 day

Schedule IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday May 13th

  • 8:00am - JNRMF
  • 8:00am - Y10WE
  • 8:00am - Y12WS
  • 8:00am - Y8MF
  • 8:00am - Y8WF
  • 12:00pm - Y14ME
  • 12:00pm - Y14WF
  • 2:00pm - Y14MS - [New Time]
  • 4:00pm - Y8MS - [New Time]
  • 4:00pm - Y8WS - [New Time]
  • 4:00pm - Y10MF
  • 4:00pm - JNRWE
  • 4:00pm - JNRWS

Saturday May 14th

  • 8:00am - CDTMF
  • 8:00am - Y12ME
  • 8:00am - CDTWS
  • 8:30am - Y10WS - [New Time]
  • 10:00am - Y12WE - [New Time]
  • 12:00pm - CDTME
  • 12:00pm - Y10MS
  • 12:00pm - CDTWF
  • 2:00pm - CDTMS - [New Time]
  • 4:00pm - Y12MF
  • 4:00pm - Y12WF
  • 4:00pm - CDTWE

Sunday May 15th

  • 8:00am - JNRME
  • 8:00am - Y12MS
  • 8:00am - Y10WF
  • 10:30am - Y8ME
  • 10:30am - Y8WE
  • 12:00pm - JNRWF
  • 12:00pm - Y14WE
  • 12:00pm - Y14WS
  • 2:00pm - JNRMS - [New Time]
  • 3:00pm - Y14MF - [New Time]
  • 3:00pm - Y10ME - [New Time]

Check-In

  1. Venue opens each day 6:30AM. 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 must 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 April 25th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

  • RJCC Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • SYC Registration $40, Administration $5, and Event fee is $60/event
  • Y8 Registration $40, and Event fee is $55/event

Late fees (Triple) from Friday April 26th until Monday May 11th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT

  • RJCC Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event

  • SYC Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $180/event

  • Y8 Registration $120, and Event fee is $165/event

  • Starting May 12th, 2022, No Online registration is permitted

  • Walk-In is permitted with Triple Fees if capping allows

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Friday April 29th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting April 30th, 2022 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
  • Head Referee - Mark Stasinos
  • Referees Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Referee Assigners - Mary Frye & Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Brandon Rochelle
  • Bout Committee Co-Chair - Meredith Delgado
  • 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

Holiday Inn Express & Suites : Fredericksburg

560 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406 - Tel : (540) 479-8000

  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Free wireless internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids eat free
  • Coin operated laundry on site

Click here to book your room or call the hotel with a Group Code FCF

Our negotiated rate is $129.00 per night + tax. Cutoff Date April 21

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, May 13

    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 23 Entrants 28
    28 Official Competitors
    28 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 25 Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    15 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 43 Entrants 45
    45 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 62 Entrants 65
    65 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 84 Entrants 91
    91 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 54 Entrants 63
    63 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 20 Entrants 23
    23 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 27 Entrants 31
    31 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 54 Entrants 60
    60 Official Competitors
    38 Open Spots

    Saturday, May 14

    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 39 Entrants 40
    40 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 71 Entrants 80
    80 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 46 Entrants 52
    52 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    8:30am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 26 Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    10:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 52 Entrants 55
    55 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 39 Entrants 43
    43 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 48 Entrants 52
    52 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 77 Entrants 85
    85 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 50 Entrants 57
    57 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 80 Entrants 89
    89 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 42 Entrants 49
    49 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 68 Entrants 72
    72 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots

    Sunday, May 15

    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 34 Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 61 Entrants 67
    67 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 76 Entrants 87
    87 Official Competitors
    18 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 61 Entrants 65
    65 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 41 Entrants 46
    46 Official Competitors
    17 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 62 Entrants 70
    70 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 28 Entrants 41
    41 Official Competitors
    22 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    3:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 82 Entrants 91
    91 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    3:00pm Close of Registration

    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Results 54 Entrants 57
    57 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Nov 18, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Apr 25, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    May 11, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    May 6, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    May 13, 2022 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    May 15, 2022 12:00am PST