Premier Challenge ROC/VET/RJCC


Tournament Date
Jan 20 - 22, 2023
Location
King of Prussia, PA
Region
Tournament Details

Welcome to the PREMIER CHALLENGE - ROC (DV1A, DV2, VET) & RJCC

Event is Open to ALL Regions

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

  • Event Center at Valley Forge 54,500 Sq Ft with 33 grounded strips
  • Separate setup for Final Strip
  • 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Separate entrance for the Event Space
  • Fully No-Smoking Host Hotel connected to the Event Center
  • Food Court on 2nd floor
  • 1600 free parking spots
  • Around the clock cleaning and disinfecting routines throughout the whole venue
  • Five minutes away from the famous King Of Prussia Mall

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

Tournament Guidelines

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

Age Eligibility

  • CADET = 2006-2009 (or on Y14 NRPS)
  • JUNIOR = 2003-2009 (or on Cadet NRPS)
  • ROC = 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

  • 11:00 am DV2MF
  • 11:00 am VETME
  • 11:00 am VETMS
  • 11:00 am VETWF
  • 11:00 am DV2WE
  • 11:00 am DV2WS
  • 5:00 pm VETMF
  • 5:00 pm DV2ME
  • 5:00 pm DV2MS
  • 5:00 pm DV2WF
  • 5:00 pm VETWE
  • 5:00 pm VETWS

Saturday

  • 8:00 am D1AMF
  • 8:00 am D1AWE
  • 8:00 am CDTWS
  • 12:00 pm JNRME
  • 12:00 pm JNRWF
  • 12:00 pm D1AWS
  • 4:00 pm CDTMF
  • 4:00 pm JNRMS
  • 4:00 pm CDTWE

Sunday

  • 8:00 am D1AME
  • 8:00 am D1AWF
  • 8:00 am JNRWS
  • 12:00 pm JNRMF
  • 12:00 pm CDTMS
  • 12:00 pm JNRWE
  • 4:00 pm CDTME
  • 4:00 pm D1AMS
  • 4:00 pm CDTWF

Check-In

  1. Venue opens 9:30 AM on Friday and 6:30AM on Saturday and Sunday. 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 January 2, 2023 11:59 PM PST - Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event
  • Late fees (Triple) from January 3, 2023 until January 18, 2023 11:59 PM PST - Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event
  • Starting January 20, 2023, 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 January 6, 2023, 11:59 PM PST
  • Refund of events fees can be requested by sending email to info@premierfencingclub.com
  • Starting January 7, 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 - Abdel Aziz
  • Referee Coordinator - Hisham Abdelaziz
  • Head Referee - Mary Frye
  • 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 Hisham Abdelaziz – hisham.abdelaziz92@gmail.com

Transportation Details

Airports

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 28 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 90 miles

Host Hotel

Valley Forge Resort (Connected) 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406 - Tel : (610) 354-8118

  • Free parking
  • Connected to the venue. All in one location without the need to go outside
  • Food court 24X7 on 2nd floor
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Gym/fitness

When Calling, be ready with:

  • Arrival and Departure dates
  • Room preference (King, Double) Based on availability
  • Hotel Tower “Valley Tower”
  • First & Last Name, address, phone number and email address
  • Credit card type, number and expiration date to be used for payment
  • Number of guests

Rate is TBA + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen. To book online click [here]()

My Registrations

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


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    Friday, January 20

    Veteran Men’s Saber (VETMS)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 4
    4 Official Competitors
    17 Open Spots
    Veteran Men’s Epee (VETME)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 2
    2 Official Competitors
    26 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Foil (VETWF)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    15 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Saber (DV2WS)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    49 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Epee (DV2WE)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    42 Open Spots
    Division II Men’s Foil (DV2MF)
    11:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    91 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Saber (VETWS)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    15 Open Spots
    Veteran Women’s Epee (VETWE)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    15 Open Spots
    Veteran Men’s Foil (VETMF)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    21 Open Spots
    Division II Men’s Saber (DV2MS)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Division II Men’s Epee (DV2ME)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    62 Open Spots
    Division II Women’s Foil (DV2WF)
    5:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    63 Open Spots

    Saturday, January 21

    Cadet Women’s Saber (CDTWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Epee (D1AWE)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Division IA Men’s Foil (D1AMF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    126 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Saber (D1AWS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Epee (JNRME)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    105 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Foil (JNRWF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    62 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Saber (JNRMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    77 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Foil (CDTMF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    84 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Epee (CDTWE)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    49 Open Spots

    Sunday, January 22

    Division IA Men’s Epee (D1AME)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    125 Open Spots
    Division IA Women’s Foil (D1AWF)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    63 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Saber (JNRWS)
    8:00am Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    56 Open Spots
    Junior Women’s Epee (JNRWE)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    49 Open Spots
    Junior Men’s Foil (JNRMF)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    119 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Saber (CDTMS)
    12:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    63 Open Spots
    Cadet Men’s Epee (CDTME)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    70 Open Spots
    Cadet Women’s Foil (CDTWF)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 1
    1 Official Competitors
    55 Open Spots
    Division IA Men’s Saber (D1AMS)
    4:00pm Close of Registration
    Possible Not Rated
    This event has a registration cap in place.
    Entrants 0
    0 Official Competitors
    105 Open Spots
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    Timeline

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


    Registration Opens
    Jul 28, 2022 9:00am PST
    Entry Deadline
    Jan 2, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Late Entry Deadline
    Jan 19, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Classification Change Deadline
    Jan 13, 2023 11:59pm PST
    Tournament Start
    Jan 20, 2023 12:00am PST
    Tournament End
    Jan 22, 2023 12:00am PST