2017 Jeff Wolfe Long Island Challenge ROC At Mission
The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and sectional level but below the NAC Div I level. Additionally it is a qualifying path for Summer Nationals. The top 40% of finishers in D1A and D2/3 will receive points. Any fencer who accumulates points over the course of the season will qualify. If a fencer qualifies via points for Div1A and is rating eligible, they will also qualify for Div 2/3.Fencers who qualify for Div 2 and meet classification requirements for Div 3 will also qualify for Div 3. Foreign fencers with a current FIE license can participate but foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in USFA national championships.
The Athlete’s Handbook:(http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0103/2516/2016-2017_Athlete_Handbook_12.16.16.pdf) contains detailed information on qualifying pathways for summer nationals and should be used as the appropriate reference document.
This particular ROC is in honor of Coach Jeff Wolfe. This event is proudly held in his memory. Jeff Wolfe, a longtime coach at Brentwood High School, fenced at New York University. After graduating he became a teacher at Brentwood High School where he began both a Boys' Team and a Girls' Team. The Girls' Team was the first girls' varsity program on Long Island. During his tenure (1971- 1998) the Girls' Team had 18 undefeated seasons, 19 League Championships and 18 Sectional Championships. The team set a N. Y. State record winning 98 consecutive dual meets. Jeff Wolfe's W-L record at Brentwood was 388-14. Eight of his fencers became collegiate All- Americans. Four represented the United States in international competition. In 1987, he was the first recipient of the NFCAA Regional Coach Of the Year Award. In 1988 he was named to coach the US Cadet Team at the Continental Cadet Championships and the World Cadet Championships. Coach Wolfe was a highly respected member of the fencing community, and is greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Registration is through askFRED.net. Payment must be made via Askfred.net. Registration is not complete until payment is made. The regular fee registration period ends at 11:59pm on 04/07/17. The double-fee registration period begins on 04/08/17 and ends at 11:59pm EST on 04/17/16. All registrations made after 11:59pm EST on 04/17/17 will be considered walk-ins at the triple fee rate. If you are listed as an “incomplete” registrant on FRED’s list, you will be charged the walk-in event fee.
Regular Period Registration fee: $30
Regular Period Fee per Event: $40
Double-Fee Period Registration fee: $60
Double-Fee Period Fee per Event: $80
Walk-In Period Registration fee: $90
Walk-In Period Fee per Event: $120
Registration fees will not be refunded. There are no exceptions. Prior to April 8th, 100% of the event fee will be refunded if the bout committee is contacted with a refund request. After April 8th, there will be no refunds of the event fee. Please make your registrations early to avoid complications. All refund requests will be responded to after the conclusion of the tournament, during the first week in May.
These events will have one round of pools, with 100% promotion into a direct elimination table. Engraved medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event. Classifications (ratings) can be awarded, if conditions are met. View USFA Classification Chart at: http://capdiv.usfencing.org/forms/Classification_Chart.pdf
The Bout Committee must use the current rating and points information found on the USAFencing website for seeding purposes. Please verify that your rating and points standing are correct with the USAFencing, and contact the National Office to resolve any discrepancies prior to the tournament. Current ratings can be verified here: http://www.usfencing.org/current-member-list
Current points standings can be verified here: http://www.usfencing.org/current-point-standings
Seeding will be determined by Senior NRPS and then USAFencing Letter Ranking with classification/year. Athletes of the same classification/year will be seeded randomly within their criteria. Initial Seeding will be posted starting April 26th here: http://www.missionfencingcenter.com/results
Live tournament seeding and results can be found at http://missionfencingcenter.com/results during the event.
It is the fencer’s responsibility to notify the Bout Committee of any registration discrepancies before the close of check-in for the event. (I.e. wrong club, wrong rating, misspelled name, etc.) As this information comes directly from askFRED, fencers should make sure their FRED profiles are up-to-date!
Fencers competing must be current competitive members of the US Fencing Association, registered with the USAFencing. To become a member or renew your membership, please visit http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698114-membership Please note that all memberships expire on July 31st, so if you have not renewed since July 31st you are not a current member. One-day memberships are not valid for this tournament. If you do not have a membership at check-in, you will be required to sign up for one on the day of the tournament. Your USAFencing membership card will be checked during check-in, so please make sure you have it with you!
Fencers must follow the age and classification restrictions set forth by the USFA. These restrictions can be found here: http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698393-age-and-classification-eligibility
To fence in Div IA, fencer birth year must be 2003 or earlier.
To fence in Div II, fencer birth year must be 2003 or earlier.
If your registration is rejected for age and you are qualified to fence, please e-mail the organizer to process your entry at current fee rates.
All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. This includes the mandatory use of knickers, long socks, and underarm protectors. Names are NOT required to be on the uniform.
CONDUCTIVE FOIL BIBS ARE REQUIRED. 800N SABRE GLOVES ARE REQUIRED.
The Armory Equipment Check will test the mask, lame (as appropriate), gloves, sabre cuffs, mask and body cords. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked, and directors will be checking for these marks prior to the start of fencing. Full Armory Equipment Check is required for all competitors, with no exceptions. Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC.
Mission Fencing Center is located at 346 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778. They can be contacted at 631-821-1131 for directions or assistance.
A map can be found at http://bit.ly/mfcmap
Mission is in the same shopping center as Kohl’s, Michael’s, and PETCO. It is across the street from Planet Fitness. If inputting the address into a GPS, you can search for the Rocky Point Post Office which is also located in our shopping center. Ample parking can be found around the back of the shopping center, near the main entrance to Mission.
Located in the shopping plaza is a Subway restaurant, Italian/Pizza restaurant, Chinese restaurant, and a Bagel Store/Deli. There are numerous restaurants in the immediate surrounding area as well.
Host Hotel Information:
Rates have been negotiated to $119.00 breakfast included. Request the Mission Fencing Block code CGMFAP.
Ramada Plaza Long Island
1730 North Ocean Ave.
Holtsville, NY 11742
Main Phone: 631 758 2900
Free shuttle service from Ronkondoma train station and ISP airport to the hotel, provided by the hotel
Free shuttle service from the host hotel to the venue will be provided upon request. Requests must be made prior to April 27th.
The Hotel is located about 20 minutes from the venue.
For shuttle service please email:
Event Schedule and Check-In Information:
Please note that event times listed are the close of registration. Fencers are required to be checked in by this time. Fencing will begin shortly after registration closes. It is recommended to leave yourself ample time for travel, check-in, and equipment check prior to the close of registration of your events. Arriving at the venue minimum of 1 hour before the close of your registration is strongly recommended. Fencers must check-in each day by close of registration of their event that day.
Please bring current USAFencing Card to check-in.
Fencers are only permitted to fence in one event per day. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion of the Bout Committee and Tournament Organizers.
Estimated Travel Times:
25 minutes from Islip MacArthur Airport
15 minutes from Port Jefferson Ferry
15 minutes from the Port Jefferson Train Station
1 hour 15 minutes driving from JFK and LGA Airports, you can take the train from JFK to Port Jefferson Train Station.
Important tournament information will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. Please verify that your FRED profile contains your correct e-mail address!
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Preregistration opens on 03/01/2017.
Preregistration closes on 04/07/2017.