Cobra Challenge SYC/RCC/Y8


Tournament Date
Nov 25 - 27, 2022
Location
Secaucus, NJ
Region
Tournament Details

COBRA CHALLENGE SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT/REGIONAL CADET CIRCUIT

(plus Y8 non-sanctioned events)

Proudly hosted by Cobra Fencing Club. Absolute Fencing Gear is 2022 official sponsor and will supply all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment purchases and equipment repairs

Meadowlands Expo Center; Secaucus, NJ
355 Plaza Drive; Secaucus, NJ 07094
Free parking in all garages adjacent to the venue

Regular fee entry deadline November 6, 2022

NO WALK-IN ENTRIES

Registration opens June 20, 2022, and closes November 13, 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.

Y8 event registrations are taken at askfred.net. here. Y8 events are non-sanctioned, no regional points awarded. Note, if you are fencing in a Y8 and SYC Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament.

2022-23 USA FENCING AGE ELIGIBILITY:

Y8 = 2014-2017
Y10 = 2012-2015
Y12 = 2010-2013 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14 = 2008-2011 (or on Y12 NRPS)
CADET = 2006-2009 (or on Y14 NRPS)

Current point standings here

SYC are possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March 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. Cadet events at SYC are sanctioned as Regional Cadet Circuit events and Regional points will be awarded to participants fencing in their home region.

SYC EVENT INFORMATION here
RCC EVENT INFORMATION here
Y8 EVENT INFORMATION here

MORE GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFO 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 6 coaches per Club per day. Coaches badges will be issued. To receive a coaching credential coaches must be SafeSport compliant (i.e. have a current NCSI background screen and have completed the required online SafeSport training). There is no spectator fee.

This tournament is subject to New Jersey 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.

We encourage you bring your own water, as there may be no free public water stations.

• 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 6 coaches per day.
• USA Fencing and/or NJ mask guidelines will be followed.
• Food and drink will be sold by Expo Center staff, however there may be limitations. There may not be free public water stations, so we encourage you to bring your own water or will have to purchase at the venue.
• 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.

• Cobra Fencing Club and Meadowlands Exposition Center are 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 thrown out!

• 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 pod. Coach will stand in a clearly designated area and will be instructed not to step out of this area until the bout ends. Repeated violators will be escorted out of the venue immediately.

There will be no monitors to display pools or results. Check live tournament results and tournament progress at www.fencingtimelive.com. Note, there is no Wi-Fi in the venue; internet access is via your cell phone or other provider.

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 6:30AM. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 November 8, 2022.

  • Fencers are not allowed to compete in more than one event per day, unless approved by the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers. Contact organizer before registering for authorization.
Event Fee Info

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.

Y8 REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event. Y8 entry here. Note, if you are fencing in a Y10 additional event the $40 registration fee for Y8 will be refunded when you check-in on day of tournament.

SYC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $45 registration fee plus $65 per event, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees
RCC REGULAR fee entry/payment until November 6, 2022: $40 registration fee plus $60 per event,, plus any applicable USA Fencing fees

Y8 LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $120 registration fee plus $180 per event. Y8 entry here

SYC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $135 registration fee plus $195 per event, plus USA Fencing administration fee
RCC LATE TRIPLE fee entry/payment November 7-13, 2022: $120 registration fee plus $180 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 cherylfencing@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 November 13, 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 November 8, 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.
Officials/Referee Info

Referee cadre will consistent of highly ranked FIE/National referees. If interested in refereeing, email cherylfencing@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).

Tournament Organizer - Steve Kaplan, Cobra Fencing Club
Head Referees - Jeff Bukantz and Charles Greene II
Bout Committee - George Janto,Hisham Abdelaziz, Cheryl Delaney
Head Armorer - Alice Kee

Absolute Fencing Gear is 2022 official sponsor and will provide all-metal strips and scoring machines. Absolute Fencing Gear will be also on-site for equipment purchases and repairslink

Transportation Details

Free garaged parking in all garages adjacent to the venue on tournament days.

Newark Liberty International airport is approximately 12 miles from the venue.

Nearby hotels:
Hyatt Place: link

Six national hotel chains are within a 5 minute drive: Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Meadowlands, Candlewood Suites

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, November 25

    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    95 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 11
    11 Official Competitors
    80 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    106 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 7
    7 Official Competitors
    84 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    52 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    54 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    2:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    54 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    95 Open Spots

    Saturday, November 26

    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    137 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    34 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    61 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 9
    9 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Saber (Y10WS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    48 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    81 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 18
    18 Official Competitors
    73 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 13
    13 Official Competitors
    113 Open Spots

    Sunday, November 27

    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    87 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    8:15am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    107 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    8:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    81 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 14
    14 Official Competitors
    105 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    12:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 10
    10 Official Competitors
    53 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    1:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible C1
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 16
    16 Official Competitors
    89 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 6
    6 Official Competitors
    64 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    3:30pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 5
    5 Official Competitors
    58 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jun 20, 2022 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Nov 6, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 13, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 18, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Nov 25, 2022 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Nov 27, 2022 12:00am PST