This tournament is open to all regions of USA Fencing; however, only Region III RYC and RJC fencers will earn points.
This tournament will follow the current rules and procedures of USA Fencing (https://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook).
Age Eligibility Birth Years
* Y10 = 2012 - 2015 * Y12 = 2010 - 2013 (or on Y10 NRPS) * Y14 = 2008 - 2011 (or on Y12 NRPS) * JR = 2003 - 2009 (or on Cadet NRPS) * D1A = 2008 and earlier (or on Junior NRPS)
Current point standings click here
All times are close of check-in.
The starting time of each individual event is subject to change to maintain load balancing of the strips and staffing. We will notify all fencers if there will be any changes in the close of check-in times and actual event starting times throughout the tournament.
All events are capped and subject to change to maintain a reasonable number of attendees throughout the day for health & safety, strip usage and staffing.
The tournament daily schedule is SUBJECT TO CHANGE based upon registrations and entries.
Friday, August 26, 2022
12:00 noon - D1A MF
12:00 noon - Y14 WE
12:00 noon - JR MS
12:00 noon - JR WS
01:30 pm - Y12 MS
01:30 pm - Y12 WS
02:30 pm - Y10 ME
02:30 pm - Y10 WE
03:30 pm - Y14 ME
03:30 pm - D1A WF
Saturday, August 27, 2022
08:00 am - D1A ME
08:00 am - JR MF
08:00 am - Y14 MS
08:00 am - Y14 WS
11:30 am - Y10 MS
11:30 am - Y10 WS
12:30 pm - D1A WE
01:30 pm - Y12 MF
01:30 pm - Y12 WF
02:00 pm - JR WF
Sunday, August 28, 2022
08:00 am - JR ME
08:00 am - Y14 MF
08:00 am - Y12 WE
08:00 am - D1A MS
11:00 am - D1A WS
12:30 pm - Y10 MF
12:30 pm - Y10 WF
12:30 pm - Y12 ME
01:00 pm - JR WE
01:30 pm - Y14 WF
The venue will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 26; 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27; and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 28. We recommend that you arrive at least (one) 1 hour before the close of your event check-in time.
Equipment check is open 90 minutes prior to the close of check-in of each event.
Proof of current USA Fencing membership, current FIE license or foreign federation membership must be presented. If a fencer is not a current member or their membership has expired the fencer has to complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the door.
To become a member of USA Fencing click here
All fencers must have a USA Fencing membership card or a clearly legible copy to use the Auto Check-In feature of our bar scanner.
Fencers will be required to present proof of age in the form of: 1) an original or legible copy of a birth certificate; 2) a passport; or 3) a driver's license or state issued ID card, unless the USA Fencing membership card has "Birth Year Is Verified " noted on the membership card. Submit a copy of any of the above to USA Fencing to verify the birth year of the athlete permanently.
Fencers must check in each day they compete.
This tournament is subject to current USA Fencing policies, federal mandates, state laws and local orders regarding COVID-19, including the assembly of persons.
COVID-19 policies and practices are subject to change at any moment.
COVID-19 protocols will be implemented throughout the entirety of the tournament.
The continued public health and safety are the number one (1) concerns of the tournament organizer. IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER OR ATTEND THIS TOURNAMENT. THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER WILL NOT ARGUE WITH YOU.
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 with the exception of administrative fees which are non-refundable.
Armorers have the full right to decline checking unwashed or equipment that is not clean.
A voluntary temperature check will be made available to anyone in the venue as a public safety courtesy.
Everyone in the venue must wear a face mask that simultaneously covers both the nose and mouth except when eating and/or drinking.
Information during the tournament regarding check-in, pools, direct elimination and final results will be continuously posted and updated at www.FencingTimeLive.com. Any errors must be immediately reported to the bout committee for review and/or correction.
Each event will start within a few minutes after the announced close of registration.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND SUBJECT TO AN IMMEDIATE PENALITY during the pool round only fencers in uniform, referees and tournament staff are allowed inside the marked and designated "sport zone".
WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND SUBJECT TO AN IMMEDIATE PENALTY during the direction elimination only one (1) coach or parent is allowed to assist the fencer during the active DE bout near the end of the strip.
There will be a special awards ceremony for the top-8 fencers of each event.
Regular fees begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022 and last until Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. - Registration is $35.00 and Event fees are $55.00/event.
Late fees (Triple) begin Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and last until Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST - Registration will be $105.00 and Event fees will be $165.00/event.
Starting Wednesday, August 23, 2022, online registration will not be permitted.
Walk-in registration, event entry and participation will be permitted if there are open slots in the event and approval is granted by the Bout Committee.
The Registration and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Refund requests must be received by Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
The refund of event fees can be requested by sending an email to: TheSledgehammerFenTour@Gmail.com
Starting Monday, August 1, 2022 the tournament policy will be NO REFUND, NO EXCEPTION for any reason.
Refunds are processed a few days after the refund request has been received. If approved, the refund will be released by the national office of USA Fencing.
There will be NO REFUND of fees approved or issued to No-shows or Withdrawal from events.
Referee Coordinator - Charles E. Greene II
If you are interested in being a referee or observed for a referee rating at The Sledgehammer 2022 RYC/RJC please send an email to Charles E. Greene II CharlesEGreeneII@AOL.com
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) - 15 miles
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) - 112 miles
Erie (PA) International Airport (ERI) - 119 miles
Fairfield Inn & Suites Monaca, 1438 Brodhead RD, Monaca, PA 15061
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Area - Beaver Valley, Ctr-Township, 202 Fairview DR, Monaca, PA 15061
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Area - Beaver Valley, 2000 Wagner RD Extension South, Monaca, PA 15061
Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley, 1000 Wagner Road Extension South, Monaca, PA 15061
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Center Township, 105 Stone Quarry RD, Monaca, PA 15061
Your current registrations for this tournament are listed here along with their status.
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Friday, August 26
Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28
The Open Registration period will change on Aug 1, 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).