American Challenge RJCC Region 3
April 1st & 2nd 2017
Burlington Middle School
1600 Burlington Bypass, Burlington, NJ 08016
For questions, please send an email to AIF_Challenge@hotmail.com
***Regional points will be awarded to fencers from Region 3 only. Points will count towards qualification to the July Challenge and to the 2017-18 Junior Olympics.
Triple Fees are now in effect until Monday March 27 11:59PM EDT
Registration, Events Fees, and Check-In
Regular Fees entry deadline Extended (Monday March 20 11:59PM EDT) - $30 registration plus $40 per event
Double Fees (March 21 to March 24 11:59PM EDT) - $60 registration fees plus $80 per event
Triple Fees (March 25 to March 27 11:59PM EDT) - $90 registration fees plus $120 per event
Starting March 28th 2017, no registration will be accepted through askfred.
Walk-ins are permitted at the triple fee rate ($90 + $120) AND are subject to a $200 surcharge per the US Fencing RJCC guidelines
Your registration is incomplete until payment is made via askfred. If you want to make alternate payment arrangements, you must email the organizer before March 13 11:59PM.
Check-In Venue open 7:00AM on Sat, and 7:00AM on Sunday.
You will need to present:
- Proof of USFencing membership, FIE license, or foreign federation membership. If no membership provided, fencer has to complete and pay for USFencing membership at he door
- Signed waiver
- Proof of age, Birth certificate, passport, driver license or USFencing membership
card if DOB is noted on the card.
- Registration fees are NON REFUNDABLE
- Before March 13th 2017 11:59PM: refund of event fees except askfred fees
- After March 13 : No refund: No exception
To request a refund, send email to AIF_Challenge@hotmail.com
08:00 AM Cadet Women's Epee
08:00 AM Junior Men's Foil
01:00 PM Junior Women's Foil
01:00 PM Cadet Men's Epee
04:00 PM Cadet Women's Saber
04:00 PM Junior Men's Saber
08:00 AM Cadet Women's Foil
08:00 AM Junior Men's Epee
11:30 AM Junior Women's Epee
01:30 PM Cadet Men's Foil
03:30 PM Junior Women's Saber
04:00 PM Cadet Men's Saber
Fencers must check-in each day they fence
Please arrive sufficiently early for equipment check
Event eligibility is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing birth year requirements only (not specific day/month). All entrants' age/point eligibility will be verified prior to the tournament, and any ineligible fencers will be notified and removed from the "who's preregistered" list.
Exception to Age Eligibility
- Cadet (through JO's): A fencer born after 2003 can fence in Cadet local and regional competitions, NAC Cadet tournaments and Junior Olympic Cadet Fencing Championships and qualifying tournaments IF the fencer is on the National Youth 14 point standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
- Junior (through JO's): A fencer born after 2003 can fence in Junior local and regional competitions, NAC Junior and Junior Olympic Junior Fencing Championships and qualifying tournaments IF the fencer is on the National Cadet point standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
- Cadet (After JO's): A fencer born after 2004 can fence in Cadet competition for the 2017 July Challenge IF the fencer is on the National Youth 14 point standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament.
- Junior (After JO's): A fencer born after 2004 can fence in Junior competition for the 2017 July Challenge IF the fencer is on the National Cadet
point standings at the time of the entry deadline for that tournament
Bout Committee Chair: Rasha Abdellatif
Head Referee: Charles Greene II
Head Armor: Paul Szmaida
Medical: George Cummings
Equipment Vendor: Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear http://www.blue-gauntlet.com
Official Merchandiser Lamsah for Custom T-Shirts http://www.lamsah.us
Tournament Format and Rules and Seeding
USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/695208-rulebook
Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), gloves, sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee).
Name is NOT required on uniform.
Medals awarded to top 8.
100% advances to DE after pool results.
Points for RJCC
- All athletes whose USA Fencing's membership division is in the region in which the RJCC is held will earn regional points based on placement. Athletes fencing in an RJCC outside their region will not earn regional points. Larger fields will award more points for placement. A percentage of athletes will earn qualification from their rankings on the RRPS. For more information on this Regional Points formula see the Regional Recognition Initiative Document available http://www.usfencing.org/rycresources
- Up to the best 2 results in a given category will be combined to determine a fencer's Regional Rank each season.
- There is NO trickle down for points at the Regional level. Points earned in a Regional Cadet or Junior tournament only appear in the category in which they were earned. (For example: Junior regional points do NOT trickle down to Cadet).
- There IS trickle down for QUALIFICATION at the Regional level. Therefore, if a fencer qualifies in an older age group and is age eligible for a younger age group, they earn qualification in that category as well. (For example: If a fencer qualifies to the July Challenge in Juniors and is age eligible for Cadet, he/she will also qualify in Cadet)
- There are NO National Points earned at RJCC events. Junior and Cadet National Points (NRPS) are only awarded at NACs, the July Challenge and Junior Olympic/National Championships.
Hampton Inn Burlington Mt. Holly
2024 Route 541, Westampton, NJ 08060
Tel: (609) 702-9888
You can book by visiting the website http://www.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code "AF1" or by calling the hotel directly.
Deadline for our negotiated rate is 3/10/2017