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Cobra Challenge Div 1A/Div 2 ROC Dec 27, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019
Registration is taken through USA Fencing using your Membership profile. Regular fee deadline is December 6, 2019.
Cobra Fencing Club: Jersey City, NJ
posted 05/20/2019
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Tournament registration is through your USA Fencing Membership Profile. https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3858

Regular fee entry deadline: December 6, 2019

COBRA CHALLENGE DIV1A/DIV 2 ROC (Regional Open Circuit)
December 27-29, 2019
Cobra Fencing Club
Jersey City, NJ



Div IA: Born 2006 or before (or on the Junior National Rolling Points List), any rating
Div 2 (C & Under): Born 2006 or before, AND with C, D, E, or U rating

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REFEREES:
If interested in refereeing, e-mail Charles Greene II at CharlesEGreeneII@aol.com

QUESTIONS ??: Read the "More Info" section before e-mailing with questions.

Live tournament seeding and results: http://www.fencingtimelive.com
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REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT

The USA Fencing Athlete Handbook (http://www.usafencing.org/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. However, foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in USA Fencing National Championship events. In the event that a foreign fencer finishes within the qualifying group, the foreign fencer will be skipped and only the highest-finishing eligible domestic fencers will qualify.

ROC competitions will award points to the top 40% of the competitive field. Only the best 3 results, in each respective category, count towards the point total. These points may qualify D1A, DV2, and Veteran ROC fencers to the USA Fencing National Championships in D1A, DV2, DV3, and Veteran. The ROC point standings are not used for seeding National level tournaments. ROC events award regional ranking points.

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
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REGULAR entry/payment period (until December 6): $30 registration fee plus $50/event (registration fee is nonrefundable)

DOUBLE LATE entry/payment period (December 7-8): $60 registration fee plus $100/event

TRIPLE LATE entry/payment period (December 9-11): $90 registration fee plus $150/event

Walk-ins accepted at triple late fee (paid at the door with cash only). No credit cards accepted for at-door payments.

REFUND POLICY

Registration fee and USA Fencing fee are nonrefundable. Event fee refunded if notified before December 20, 2019. NO exceptions. No refunds issued for event time changes. All close of check-in times are subject to change and we strongly advise that you keep your entire day flexible until final event times are determined. Any time changes will be posted no later than December 13.

On tournament day, fencers arriving after close of check-in will not be allowed to compete. They will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees. No refunds issued for no-shows.

Must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to cherylfencing@gmail.com. FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES:
ALL TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Any changes will be posted no later than December 13.

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. We strongly encourage you arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before close of your event registration.

FRIDAY (Times subject to change depending on entries)

9:00 D1A WE
9:00 D2 ME
12:30 D2 MF
2:30 D1A WS

SATURDAY ((Times subject to change depending on entries))

8:00 D1A MF
11:30 D2 WE
1:00 D1A WF
3:30 D2 MS

SUNDAY (Times subject to change depending on entries)

8:00 D1A ME
11:00 D2 WF
2:30 D2 WS
3:30 D1A MS

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TOURNAMENT ENTRY
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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, New Jersey Division of USA Fencing, Cobra Fencing Club, volunteers, tournament staff, and referees from any liability. With entry you give consent to Cobra Fencing Club to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, EMS personnel, 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. Cobra Fencing Club is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

** Entry is determined by 2019-20 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions:
Div I-A (any rating): Born 2006 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List
Div 2 Born 2006 or before and with U,E,D,or C rating

** USFA rules apply http://www.usafencing.org/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.
** The USFA Athlete Handbook (http://www.usafencing.org/athlete-handbook) contains detailed information on ROC qualifying pathways and should be consulted as the appropriate reference document.
** Results posted at the venue and on FRED are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.

** 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 join/renew USA Fencing membership or o print your membership card visit: visit: http://www.usafencing.org/membership.

Foreign fencers must obtain a USA Fencing membership as a "Foreign Fencer" to be allowed to compete. This membership is FREE. Go to https://member.usafencing.org and sign up, choosing "Foreign Fencer" as the membership type.

If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership. You may join/renew at the door (parent signature required if under 18).

TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN

* Venue opens at 7 a.m.
* 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).

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VENUE
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Cobra Fencing Club
Lakawanna Warehouse
629 Grove Street, 4th Floor
Jersey, City NJ

FREE Wi-Fi
FREE Parking - Note Important Parking Information below

NEAREST AIRPORT: Newark Liberty International (12 miles away)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: From Manhattan by train: PATH train from Manhattan to Hoboken. The walk would be about 20 minutes. Taxis available in Hoboken (appx 4 minute ride to Cobra). Have the cab take Observer Highway West and turn left on Grove St. The Lackawanna Warehouse is on the right-hand side between 18th and 16th St.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION:

To avoid possibility of your car being TOWED, please follow these parking instructions:

1. The parking lot directly across the street. You can park in the front and back lots. Do not block anyone from ability to get to the back part of the lot, and do not block anyone from leaving.

2. You can park nose in to the cyclone fence between Grove St. and Marin Blvd on 16th Street.

*IMPORTANT NOTE- the small parking lot at the southwest corner of Grove and 18th St is no longer available for Cobra Events. Do not park in this lot even if there are empty spaces.

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EQUIPMENT CHECK
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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.

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EQUIPMENT VENDOR
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Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear will be on-site for equipment sales. Repairs available at armory (for fee).

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FOOD
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Food and beverage concessions will be available.

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NEARBY HOTELS
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Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
455 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310
http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/EWRWTDT-Doubletree-Hotel-Jersey-City-New-Jersey/index.do

Hyatt Regency
2 Exchange Place
http://www.jerseycity.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Westin Jersey City Newport
479 Washington Blvd
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3049

Courtyard Jersey City Newport
540 Washington Boulevard
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrnw-courtyard-jersey-city-newport/