American Challenge RYC/RJC & Y8 Non-Regional


Tournament Date
Nov 19 - 20, 2022
Location
Metuchen, NJ
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the AMERICAN CHALLENGE, the signature Fencing tournament in the US.

To sign up for Y8 events click here

ALL EVENTS ARE CAPPED

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

The Venue

  • SportsPlex at Metuchen, 75,000 Sq. Ft. fully air-conditioned open space venue
  • 43 grounded strips with special setup for final strip with Video Replay
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue

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
  • Fencers to 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 aif_challenge@hotmail.com

Tournament Guidelines

Tournament Guidelines

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

Age Eligibility

  • Y8 = 2014-2017
  • Y10 = 2012-2015
  • Y12 = 2010-2013 (or on Y10 NRPS)
  • Y14 = 2008-2011 (or on Y12 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2003-2009 (or on CADET 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

Saturday November 19

  • 8:00 AM JMF
  • 8:00 AM Y10ME
  • 8:00 AM Y12WE
  • 8:00 AM Y14WS
  • 8:00 AM Y8MS
  • 11:30 AM Y12MF
  • 11:30 AM Y12MS
  • 11:30 AM Y10WF
  • 11:30 AM JWE
  • 11:30 AM Y10WS
  • 3:00 PM Y14ME
  • 3:00 PM JMS
  • 3:00 PM Y14WF
  • 3:00 PM Y8MF
  • 3:00 PM Y8WE

Sunday November 20

  • 8:00 AM Y10MF
  • 8:00 AM JME
  • 8:00 AM Y14MS
  • 8:00 AM Y12WF
  • 8:00 AM Y8WS
  • 11:30 AM JWF
  • 11:30 AM Y12ME
  • 11:30 AM Y12WS
  • 11:30 AM Y10MS
  • 11:30 AM Y10WE
  • 3:00 PM Y14MF
  • 3:00 PM Y14WE
  • 3:00 PM JWS
  • 3:00 PM Y8ME
  • 3:00 PM Y8WF

Check-In

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

Our Sponsors

  • Equipment Vendor - Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear Blue-Gauntlet.com
  • Official Event Merchandiser - Lamsah for T-Shirts & Custom Printing
Event Fee Info

Registration and Event Fees

  • Regular fees until Monday October 31, 2022 11:59 PM PST - Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from November 1, 2022 until November 17, 2022, 11:59 PM PST - Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting November 18, 2022, No Online registration is permitted
  • Walk-In is permitted if there are open spots and approved by the Bout Committee

Refund Policy

  • Registration fees and Administration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Refund requests must be received by Friday November 4, 2022 11:59 PM PST
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to aif_challenge@hotmail.com
  • Starting November 5, 2022 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 - Mac Shaker & Abdel Aziz
  • Referees Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Head Referee - Mary Frye
  • Referee Assigner -Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Bout Committee Chair - Meredith Delgado
  • Head Armory - TBA

    If you are interested in working as a referee in this event, please send an email to Abdel Aziz - abdelwahab_a@hotmail.com or Hisham Abdelaziz hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - 20 miles
  • John R. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 42 miles

Host Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Edison-South Plainfield

875 New Durham Road Edison, New Jersey 08817 - Tel : 732-650-0011

  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness
  • Indoor pool

Click here to book your room or call the hotel with a Group Code ACL

Our negotiated rate is $129.00 per night + tax. Cutoff Date October, 31, 2022

My Registrations

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


Tournament Menu

    Contested Events

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    Saturday, November 19

    Youth 14 Women’s Saber (Y14WS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    33 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    80 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Epee (Y12WE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    27 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Epee (Y10ME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    34 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    62 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Foil (Y12MF)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    53 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Saber (Y12MS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    34 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 0
    0 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Foil (Y10WF)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    28 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Foil (Y14WF)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    40 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Epee (Y14ME)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    54 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    77 Open Spots

    Sunday, November 20

    Youth 10 Men’s Foil (Y10MF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    80 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Foil (Y12WF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Saber (Y14MS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Women’s Epee (Y10WE)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    28 Open Spots
    Youth 10 Men’s Saber (Y10MS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Women’s Saber (Y12WS)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    25 Open Spots
    Youth 12 Men’s Epee (Y12ME)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    34 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    11:30am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    63 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Men’s Foil (Y14MF)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    77 Open Spots
    Youth 14 Women’s Epee (Y14WE)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 3
    3 Official Competitors
    32 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    3:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    55 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jun 1, 2022 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Oct 31, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Nov 17, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Nov 12, 2022 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Nov 19, 2022 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Nov 20, 2022 12:00am PST