NO WALK-IN ENTRIES
Registration opens July 03, 2022, and closes September 30, 2022, with regular and late fee periods as noted in Event Fee Details. It is your responsibility to be aware of fee period deadlines; no reminders will be sent.
2022-23 USA FENCING AGE ELIGIBILITY:
Y10 = 2012-2015
Y12 = 2010-2013 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14 = 2008-2011 (or on Y12 NRPS)
Current point standings here
SYC's are possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March NAC and/or USA Fencing National Championships. The SYC competitions will award National points to the top 40% of the competitive field (rounded up to the next higher integer) to a maximum of 64th place.
SYC EVENT INFORMATION here
USA FENCING LAME AND MASK UPDATES 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 to ensure balance throughout the day. 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 wait listed 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 3 coaches per Club per day. Coaches badges will be issued. There is no spectator fee.
Free parking at the venue is available on street and to the south of the Denver Fencing Center building. Overflow parking is also available at Ruby Hill Park at the end of the block. Please do not block driveways or use the parking areas of other businesses in the neighborhood.
This tournament is subject to Colorado 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 guidelines will be followed. If sick, stay home. Check your temperature before traveling.
• 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.
• Each fencer may be accompanied by ONE person (does not include coach).
• Clubs are allowed a maximum of 3 coaches per day.
• USA Fencing and/or CO mask guidelines will be followed.
• Food and drink will be sold by the Denver Fencing Center and local area food trucks, however there may be limitations.
• 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.
• Denver Fencing Center is 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 put in a lost-and-found, and disposed of at the conclusion of the tournament.
• 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 field of play. Repeated violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately.
Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com.
Equipment Check will be open on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Venue opens 7:30AM. 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.
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. 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. 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 September 20, 2022.
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. It is your responsibility to be aware of registration deadlines and ensure your entry is completed with payment. Entry and waitlisting is first-come, first-served.
REGULAR fee entry/payment until September 19, 2022: $29 registration fee plus $50 per event, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees
LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 16-30, 2022: $87 registration fee plus $150 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 SYCoftheRockies@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 September 19, 2022. 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 September 20, 2022. 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.
Referee cadre will consistent of highly ranked FIE/National referees. If interested in refereeing, email SYCoftheRockies@gmail.com. Only referees who are USA Fencing/FIE rated, FenceSafe-approved, and have background screen completed will be considered (FenceSafe and background not needed if under age 18).
Video Replay will be used for all Final Bouts
Tournament Organizer - Andrea Etchell, Rocky Mountain Fencing Academy
Head Referees - Donald Alperstein
Bout Committee - Andrea Etchell, John Clayman, Jillian Kosanovich, Dan Berke
Head Armorer - Seth Barondess
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Tech Center North 7525 E Hampden Ave Denver, CO 80231 Reservations should be made by calling (303) 923-4057 and requesting the SYC of the Rockies at Denver Fencing Center block. Hotel Phone: (303) 696-6644 Rate is $99 + tax and the cancellation is 48 hours notice
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