Fairfax Challenge Fall RJCC/RYC

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

Tournament Date
Oct 9 - 10, 2021
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

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 - Several 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 October 8th between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the venue.
  • 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.
  • 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 during Pool round. 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
  • Fencers 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
  • 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

FIE Referees and highly rated USA Fencing referees

Age Eligibility

  • Y10 = 2011 - 2014
  • Y12 = 2009 - 2012 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2007 - 2010 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2005 -2008 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2002 - 2008 (or on CADET NRPS)

Current point standings click here ##Tournament Guidelines ##RYC Guidelines - click here ##RJCC Guidelines - click here

Tournament Schedule (Subject to Change)

  • 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 Octber 9th

  • 8:00 AM - CMF
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 MS
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 WF
  • 8:00 AM - Y12 WE
  • 8:00 AM - Y12 WS
  • 12:00 PM - Y12 MF
  • 12:00 PM - JME
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 ME
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 MS
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 WF
  • 12:00 PM - CWS
  • 04:00 PM - Y14 ME
  • 04:00 PM - JMS
  • 04:00 PM - JWF
  • 04:00 PM - CWE

Sunday October 10th

  • 8:00 AM - JMF
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 MF
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 WE
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 WS
  • 12:00 PM - Y14 MF
  • 12:00 PM - Y12 ME
  • 12:00 PM - Y12 WF
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 WE
  • 12:00 PM - JWS
  • 12:00 PM - CMS
  • 2:00 PM - Y12 MS moved from 4:00pm
  • 2:00 PM - Y10 WS moved from 4:00pm
  • 04:00 PM - CME
  • 04:00 PM - CWF
  • 04:00 PM - JWE

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 September 20th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from September 21st until October 4th 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting October 5th, 2021, 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 Friday September 24th, 2021 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting September 25th, 2021 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 - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Head Referee - Mary Frye
  • Bout Committee Chair - Cheryl Delaney
  • 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 or Hisham Abdelaziz hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

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

Recommended Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg 1060 Hospitality Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA. T +1 (540) 548-8822

Hampton Inn & Suites Fredericksburg-at Celebrate Virginia 1080 Hospitality Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA. T +1 (540) 786-5530

Homewood Suites by Hilton Fredericksburg 1040 Hospitality Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA. T +1 (540) 786-9700

HYATT PLACE FREDERICKSBURG - MARY WASHINGTON 1241 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA, T +1 (540) 735-9655

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    Saturday, October 9

    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 24
    24 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 58
    58 Official Competitors
    19 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 31
    31 Official Competitors
    11 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 19
    19 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 21
    21 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 67
    67 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 6
    6 Official Competitors
    9 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 18
    18 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    8 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 30
    30 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 38
    38 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 35
    35 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 30
    30 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 28
    28 Official Competitors
    14 Open Spots

    Sunday, October 10

    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 20
    20 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 20
    20 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 45
    45 Official Competitors
    32 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 29
    29 Official Competitors
    6 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 55
    55 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 33
    33 Official Competitors
    16 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible B1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 22
    22 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 8
    8 Official Competitors
    7 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    16 Official Competitors
    9 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 27
    27 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    8 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 23
    23 Official Competitors
    12 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 50
    50 Official Competitors
    13 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 25
    25 Official Competitors
    10 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible A2
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    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
    Aug 18, 2021 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Sep 20, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Oct 4, 2021 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Mar 19, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Oct 9, 2021 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Oct 10, 2021 12:00am PST