Forge Fencing Academy & Club is proud to offer the Ryder Cup Memorial RJCC for Epee and Saber. The event will take place on February 4th & 5th, 2023 in Durham, NC.
Equipment Control Expect the same equipment standards that you would experience at a USA Fencing National competition. Forge Fencing does host an in-club retail store with commonly needed items.
Age Eligibility It is very important that athletes and parents understand the age eligibility chart [https://www.usafencing.org/age-classification-eligibility] in order to determine which events you are age eligible to compete.
Forge Fencing Academy & Club Conduct Standards
Our competition will strictly adhere to USA Fencing Codes of Conduct, as well as SafeSport Guidelines including MAAP resources. In addition, our tournament has a specific set of guidelines outlined below. Every individual within our facility is expected to be familiar with, and adhere to these behavior expectations:
Show encouragement to all fencers. Keep comments positive. Respect personal and professional boundaries of fencers, referees and coaches by providing space and keeping safe distances away from the fencing floor. Allow coaches and team leaders to coach, support and give advice to their fencers. Volunteer if you want to be more involved: bout committee, food runs, photography or becoming an armorer are just a few ways our community can be supported. Leave officiating to the officials. Avoid or ignore drama and unnecessary controversy that is unproductive. Help make our events a positive experience for us all. *Report disruptions of these agreements to any tournament staff member.
About Ryder Darwin
On behalf of our community, we would like to thank everyone for supporting this event. This tournament is held in honor of Ryder Darwin, a founding member of Mid-South Fencers’ Club who tragically lost his life at the age of 21. He was a 3 time national medalist, a beloved friend, and drawn to fencing for the personal challenges offered to him by participation. This event began in 2014 as a way to honor his life and we are proud to offer the 2023 Ryder Cup as part of USA Fencing’s Regional Circuit.
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Tournament Managers- Jennifer Oldham & Jeff Kallio Head Referee - Stephen Pashby Safesport Coordinator - Cathleen Randall
Downtown Durham has a wide array of chain hotels, boutique hotels, and Airbnb's. If you have questions about the area, or need assistance then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two Marriott hotels are in walking distance of the venue.
Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) is a 20 minute drive from Downtown Durham and easily accessible by a variety of ground transportation methods.
Discover Durham is a great resource to learn more about our city and help plan your visit: [https://www.discoverdurham.com/]
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Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5
The Open Registration period will change on Jan 16, 2023.
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.
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