Fairfax Challenge Spring RYC/RJCC/ROC


Tournament Date
Apr 14 - 16, 2023
Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to Fairfax Challenge RYC/RJCC/ROC, the signature Fencing tournament of Region 6, and in the US.

ALL EVENTS ARE CAPPED

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

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

COVID-19 Guidelines (Subject to Change) - Read Carefully

  • This tournament is subject to 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.
  • 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.
  • According to USA Fencing recent regulations, everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth except when eating and/or drinking. Fencers don't have to wear facemask while competing, but have to wear it all other times. There are no exceptions. Face Shield is not a replacement to face mask.
  • 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.

Important - Read Carefully

  • All fencing strips will be surrounded by stanchions (Fencing Zones). Spectators to sit outside the stanchions all times.
  • No food or drink allowed in Fencing Zones.
  • No parents, coaches, or spectators are allowed inside the fencing zones. 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
  • Only fencers are allowed inside the fencing zones, and must stay behind the strips all the time, except for the times they are fencing.
  • 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
  • Monitors will be placed to display pools or results. You can also check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com

Contact Information

Please send any question to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com Check our website http://www.fairfaxchallenge.com

Tournament Guidelines

  • RYC Guidelines - click here
  • RJCC Guidelines - click here
  • ROC Guidelines - click here

Age Eligibility

  • Y10 = 2012-2015
  • Y12 = 2010-2013 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2008-2011 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • CADET = 2007-2010 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2004-2010 (or on CADET NRPS)
  • ROC (DV1A-DV2) = Born 2009 or earlier (or on Junior 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 April 14

TBA

Saturday April 15

TBA

Sunday April 16

TBA

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30 AM all days. We recommend arriving at least 1 hour before close of check-in.
  2. Proof of current USA Fencing membership. If fencer is not a member yet, or membership expired, fencer has to complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at he door.
  3. All fencers have to have USA Fencing membership card or clearly legible copy to use Auto Check-In feature.
  4. Fencers to present proof of age: Original or copies of birth certificate, passport, or driver's license, unless if USA Fencing membership card has "Birth year is Verified " is noted on the card.
  5. Fencers must check in everyday they compete.

Our Sponsors

  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
  • Lamsah Custom Printing
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

  • Regular fees until Monday March 27, 2023 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from March 28, 2023 until April 12, 2023 11:59 PM PDT - Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting April 13, 2023, No Online registration is permitted
  • Walk-Ins is permitted with triple fees if there is spot available in the event and approved by the Bout Committee

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by March 31, 2023 11:59 PM PDT
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to fairfaxchallenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting April 1st, 2023 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 - Mary Frye
  • Referees Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Referee Assigners - Mary Frye & Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Brandon Rochelle
  • Head Armorer - Douglas Jones

If you are interested in refereeing 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)

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 FCP

Our negotiated rate is "$129.00" per night + tax. Cutoff Date March 13, 2023

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, April 14

    Division II Men’s Foil (DV2MF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Men’s Foil (D1AMF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Women’s Foil (D1AWF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Men’s Epee (D1AME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Women’s Epee (D1AWE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Men’s Saber (D1AMS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division IA Women’s Saber (D1AWS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division II Women’s Foil (DV2WF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division II Men’s Epee (DV2ME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division II Women’s Epee (DV2WE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division II Men’s Saber (DV2MS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Division II Women’s Saber (DV2WS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Men’s Foil (VETMF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Women’s Foil (VETWF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Men’s Epee (VETME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Women’s Epee (VETWE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Men’s Saber (VETMS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Veteran Women’s Saber (VETWS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors

    Saturday, April 15

    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    7:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Oct 20, 2022 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Mar 27, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Apr 12, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Apr 7, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Apr 14, 2023 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Apr 16, 2023 12:00am PST