All USA Fencing guidelines will be strictly enforced. Age and Classification Eligibility Chart: https://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility
Over 36,000 sq. ft. venue with all grounded strips, a concession stand, and security and medics on site
Protocols will be implemented during the entire tournament; no exceptions. DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO COMPLY. 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.
This tournament is subject to federal mandates, state laws and local orders regarding COVID-19, including the assembly of persons.
USA Fencing standards for COVID-19 Prevention will be followed. Masks are now optional at USA Fencing-sanctioned tournaments at the regional level. Tournament attendees are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they wish to do so.
Additional protocols will be created to help us run a smooth and safe tournament. We will keep this webpage updated.
USA Fencing Regional Events follow the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Please carefully read through these policies prior to your attendance at the event.
Additionally, USA Fencing Regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches and members as you will be expected to abide by these codes of conduct.
Following are links to USA Fencing Reporting forms as these are the means for members to report MAAPP, SafeSport Policy or Code of Conduct violations (USA Fencing SafeSport Reporting Form and USA Fencing Code of Conduct Violation Form).
Early equipment check is available on Thursday, December 1st from 6pm - 8pm. We highly recommend you take advantage of this to avoid lines before the start of your event.
Competition days equipment check starts at 7am CST.
We will have equipment, provided by Absolute, for sale at the venue.
You MUST have proof of age (copy of birth certificate or passport; if your USA Fencing membership card is age verified, proof of birth date is not required) and proof of current USA Fencing competitive or International Competitive License to compete. Fencers are NOT permitted to fence in more than one event at the same time. Bring all required gear including appropriate length socks! We will not have an equipment vendor at the tournament. Y10 events require #2 blades
Live tournament results and tournament progress will be posted on https://www.fencingtimelive.com/
Proper attire required. You MUST wear a plastron. All female or male foil fencers wearing a chest protector are required to wear the new required chest protector by USA Fencing. No sweatpants will be permitted. Standard fencing uniforms cannot have any rips tears or holes. Socks must conform USA Fencing Association rules.
Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open at 7:00 A.M. Armory Check and Registration will open at 7:00 A.M. Fencing should begin approximately 15-20 minutes after the close of registration for each event.
Tournament Format: Tournament format will be pools to five points, used to establish seeding to the direct elimination (DE). DE bouts will be conducted as they are at a national event: for Y10 -10 point bouts (two 3 minute periods with a 1 minute rest between periods) and for Y12 and Y14, and Cadet events - the DE bouts are 15 touches (three 3-minute periods, with a 1 minute rest between periods).
Withdrawal/Refund Deadline: All refund requests must be received in writing by 11:59:59pm CST on Monday, October 31, 2022. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your refund request. Registration and administrative fees will not be refunded, but event entry fees will be. Please include fencers name, membership number, and all events in which they are withdrawing from.
Important Reminders: We will NOT accept entries at the door. All registrations must be completed via USA Fencing platform.
If you are interested in refereeing, please email Will Curtis at email@example.com.
There will be a referee seminar December 1st and 2nd with Mark Stasinos. More information and registration is posted on Askfred: https://askfred.net/Clinics/moreInfo.php?clinic_id=51008. If you would like to be observed at the Magic City SYC/RCC for a referee rating change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport - $99/night, deadline to book: Nov. 1st.
complimentary shuttle to/from airport; 6 minutes from venue
Other Group Rate Links Coming Soon
There are a number of hotels in downtown Birmingham close to the venue. If you're looking for other options, Irondale (<10 minutes), Homewood and Mountain Brook (10-15 minutes) are good areas as well.
The BJCC is next to Uptown. Food choices include Texas de Brazil, Mugshots, Eugene's Hot Chicken, Subway, and many more! There is also Top Golf a block away and a football stadium.
Parking: There are several garages and decks at the venue. The one for East Hall 3, our venue, is P4 at the corner of 22nd St. and 11th Ave. North. Parking is $20 per day.
Nearest Airport: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The airport is 5 miles, 9 minutes from the venue.
Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.
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Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Sunday, December 4
The Open Registration period will change on Oct 31, 2022.
USA Fencing regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. Please carefully read the codes of conduct for spectators, coaches and members.
USA Fencing regional events follow the SafeSport and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies as approved by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Important dates and upcoming deadlines.
All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).