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Thrust Fall ROC- Div 1A/Div 2 Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017
Qualifier to National Championships (Div1-A, Div 2, Div 3, Vet)...Regular fee entry deadline Oct 22, 2017...Current competitive USA Fencing(or other fencing federation) membership required...Read "more info" before e-mailing with questions
Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY
posted 04/16/2017
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THRUST FALL ROC – Div 1A/Div 2
November 4-5, 2017

Rockland Community College
145 College Rd, Suffern, NY 10901
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/campus-life/athletics/athletic-facilities

Rockland Community College Fieldhouse, spacious 80,000 sq ft facility with 1,500 free parking spaces. The venue is a short drive from the surrounding metropolitan New York and New Jersey areas - a 30 min drive from Westchester County Airport, 60 min drive from Newark Liberty International, and is minutes from great dining, shopping and attractions in Rockland and Westchester.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Regular fee entry deadline: October 22, 2017

REFEREES: If interested in refereeing, e-mail Lisa Campi-Sapery at lisacampi@hotmail.com

LIVE FEED: https://www.escrimeresults.com/thrust

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REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT

Entry is based on 2017-18 USA Fencing Age Criteria - Must be born 2004 or before (or be on the National Junior Points Standings)
Div IA: Open to all fencers with any rating
Div 2: Open to fencers with only C, D, E, or U rating
(Note, if a fencer meets the classification requirements when his or her application is processed by USA Fencing and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament).

ROC events function as qualifiers to the National Championships Division 1-A, Division 2, Division 3, and Veteran Categories. The USFA Athlete Handbook contains detailed information on qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.

ROC tournaments are open to current USA Fencing competitive members eligible to fence in Open competitions and to foreign fencers with current FIE licenses. Foreign fencers may compete and earn regional points, but are not eligible to compete at the Summer National Championships. ROC Regional points can be earned by attending any ROC in the U.S. All participants, regardless of home region, may earn regional ranking points. Regional points are awarded to top 40% (rounding up) of the competitive field. The three best results per category will be combined to determine an athlete's final regional ranking. There is no trickle down for points at the Regional level.

2017-18 ROC Schedule
http://www.usfencing.org/regional-events

Qualification Info:
http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0089/9298/2017-2018_Qualification_Tables.pdf

ROC point standings are maintained at usfencing.org. ROC points are considered seasonal.

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===========REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES


REGULAR fee period (Until October 22, 2017): $30 registration fee* plus $50/event
LATE fee period (October 23-28): $60 registration fee* plus $100/event

Fencers listed as "incomplete" and presenting to compete must pay late fee plus $20

WALK-IN period (October 29-November 5): $175/event (entry and payment at the door).

To arrange an alternate payment method (other than through FRED) you must "e-mail the organizer" for instructions no later than October 22

REFUND POLICY

*Registration fee is nonrefundable.
Event fee refunded if notified no later than October 28. No refunds if notified October 29-November 5) - NO exceptions.

To submit refund request, e-mail Mika’il Sankofa at thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com and include mailing address.

==========SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES (subject to change):
We strongly encourage you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration. Fencers not checked in at posted close of check-in time will not be permitted to fence and no refund of fees given. Fencers must check-in each day they compete. Equipment check is required only once for the duration of the ROC.

SATURDAY (all times subject to change)
9:00 Div 1A ME
9:00 Div 2 WE
9:30 Div 1A WS
11:30 Div2 WF
12:00 Div 2 MF
3:30 Div 1A MS

SUNDAY (all times subject to change)

8:30 Div 1A MF
8:30 Div 1A WF
9:00 Div 2 WS
12:00 Div 1A WE
12:30 Div 2 ME
3:30 Div 2 MS


============TOURNAMENT ENTRY

Entry is based on 2017-18 USA Fencing Age Criteria - Must be born 2004 or before (or be on the National Junior Points Standings)
Div IA: Open to all fencers with any rating
Div 2: Open to fencers with only C, D, E, or U rating
(Note, if a fencer meets the classification requirements when his or her application is processed by USA Fencing and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament).

Liability Waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release the USA Fencing and its sponsors, Westchester-Rockland Division of USA Fencing, Rockland Community College, Thrust Fencing Academy, Escrime Management, tournament staff, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Thrust Fencing Academy to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by the tournament organizers and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee. Thrust Fencing Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

• Results posted at the venue are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification). The Athlete’s Handbook (http://www.usfencing.org/athlete-handbook) contains detailed information on qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.
• USFA rules apply: http://www.usfencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book.
• Full USFA regulation uniform is required. Electric bib required in foil events.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords.

• Current USA Fencing competitive membership, FIE, or other foreign federation membership, required. Must present membership card (or proof of membership payment) at check-in. To print your USA Fencing membership card or join/renew membership visit: http://www.usfencing.org/membership

TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN

• Venue opens at 7 a.m. each morning.
• Fencers are required to check in each day they compete
• Fencers are required to have equipment checked (only required once if fencing more than one day)
• Present to registration desk with fencing federation membership card (USA Fencing, FIE, or foreign federation). To print your USA Fencing membership card visit http://www.usfencing.org/membership.
• Verify seeding information (name, club, division, country, rating) at check-in for your event. Changes will NOT be made after the close of check-in.

============TOURNAMENT STAFF

Escrime Management: George Janto, David Sapery, Cheryl Delaney, Lisa Campi-Sapery
Referee Coordinator/Head Referee: Lisa Campi-Sapery(If interested in working as a referee, contact Lisa at lisacampi@hotmail.com)
Armory: Armory services available (for fee)

============EQUIPMENT CHECK

Arrive early to allow time for equipment check. Equipment will be inspected and marked (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC. Names not required on uniforms.

=============EQUIPMENT VENDOR

Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment sales.

=============FOOD

Food and beverage concessions will be available. Water fountain is located in hallway of restrooms.

=============VENUE

Rockland Community College
145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/campus-life/athletics/athletic-facilities

Ample FREE parking
FREE Wi-Fi

==============NEARBY HOTELS

Crowne Plaza Suffern- Mahwah (1.8 miles)
http://www.cpsuffernhotel.com/
3 Executive Blvd; Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-4800

Hampton Inn and Suites – Mahwah (4.7 miles)
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hampton-inn-and-suites-mahwah-MAHWHHX/index.html
(201) 828-2031
290 Route 17 & Corporate Dr.; Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430,

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott – Mahwah (4.7 miles)
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrfm-fairfield-inn-and-suites-mahwah/
(201) 529-4000
225 Ramapo Valley Road; Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

Hampton Inn - Nanuet (4.0 miles)
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-nanuet-HPNNUHX/index.html
(845) 623-0900
260 NY-59; Nanuet, NY 10954

==========TOURNAMENT FORMAT/RULES

• USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usfencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book.
• Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk. Fencers are responsible for ensuring arrival at the strip with working equipment.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
•Uniforms (jacket, pants, knee-high socks, fencing glove): Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tear, or holes. Warm-up pants or jeans are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm.
• Plastrons (underarm protectors): Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform
• Chest Protector: Required for females
• Masks: 12K punch test; sewn in bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required
• Blades: Standard blade length of 30-35” permitted. Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords when reporting to the strip.
• Weapon Handle: Any attachment to a weapon’s handle must fix the hand in one position such that the top of the thumb is no more than 2 cm from the inner surface of the guard.
• Names on Uniforms: Not required.

RATINGS: Ratings can be awarded if event criteria is met. See USFA ratings chart at: http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0103/2516/2016-2017_Athlete_Handbook_12.16.16.pdf.- page 137)

SEEDING:

DIV 1A:
1. Current Senior national rolling point standings regardless of classification.
2. Classification and year
3. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

DIV 2:
1. Classification and year
2. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

Only ratings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used. It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to this date.

FORMAT:
• One preliminary round of pools (5-touch/3 minute bouts), then all fencers advance to direct elimination round (15 touch/9-minute bouts.). DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round. During the 1-minute break, ONE PERSON designated by the fencer (team-mate, coach, or parent) may be on the strip with the fencer.
• There is no fence-off for third place.
• Medals awarded to Top 8.
• 40% of competitive field earn Regional points

• Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee (BC) immediately. This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc. Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.

• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

WITHDRAWAL DURING TOURNAMENT:
• Withdrawal during pools: The pools must be fenced through the last bout. A fencer who withdraws, or who is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part.

• Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. A fencer who withdraws does not lose his place in the overall classification of the competition.

SPECTATORS:

Everybody taking part in or present at a fencing competition must remain orderly and must not disturb the smooth running of the competition. At no time is anyone allowed to criticize the Officials or their decisions, to insult them or to attempt to influence them in any way. Coaches and spectators are allowed to give advice to fencers, but in all situations, coaches and spectators must not disturb the order of the bout. The referee and/or the Bout Committee can decide to expel from the competition venue, with or without warning, any person who by gesture, attitude or language disturbs the good order or smooth running of the tournament.

================================ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER =================================

Thrust Fencing Academy
35 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
http://thrustfencingacademy.com

The Thrust Fencing Academy takes pride in providing families an affordable haven for kids and adults to learn one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Located at the historic YMCA in Nyack, New York, Thrust Fencing Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of students age 5- Adult through the Olympic sport of fencing.
Contact Coach Mika’il Sankofa (Three Time Olympian, Hungarian Honors Maestro’s Degree) - thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com