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Thrust Fall ROC/RYC/Y8 Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019
Regular fee entry deadline Oct 9. Registration taken through USA Fencing: https://member.usafencing.org/details/tournaments/3867
Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY
posted 05/20/2019
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THRUST FALL DIV 1A/DIV2 REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT / REGIONAL YOUTH CIRCUIT, plus non-regional Y8

Div 1A, Div 2, and Veteran ROC
Y10, Y12, Y14 RYC
Y8 non-regional

November 2-3, 2019


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

Free Parking, 60,000 sf venue, comfortable spectator seating, free Wi-Fi


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

WEBSITE: Live tournament seeding and results: http://www.fencingtimelive.com

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REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT (ROC)
https://www.usafencing.org/roc-resources

The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC Division I level. Other competitive opportunities in the ROC tournaments are provided for Veteran (40 & Older) and Division II (C, D, E or U) fencers. 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.

In each ROC category (Division I-A, Division II, and Veterans) competitions will award points to the top 40% of the competitive field (rounded up to the next higher integer) to a maximum of 64th place, using the point tables for regional competitions found in The Athlete�s Handbook Appendix 2.5. 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. Only ROC events award regional ranking points.

**Entry is determined by 2019-20 USA Fencing birth year requirements and rating restrictions:

Div I-A: Born 2006 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List, and with any rating
Div2: Born 2006 or before and with C,D,E or U rating
Veteran: Born 1980 or before

REGIONAL YOUTH CIRCUIT
https://www.usafencing.org/ryc-resources

The RYC tournaments are held throughout the season, similar to the Super Youth Circuit tournaments. There are no national points awarded at Regional Youth competitions. These competitions are one of the possible qualification paths for Youth 10 and Youth 12 events at both the March NAC and the Y10, Y12 and Y14 USA Fencing National Championships. Fencers only earn points at RYCs within their home region (your Region is assigned based on Division affiliation). Only the best 3 results count towards the point total. These points may qualify Youth fencers to the USA Fencing National Championships. Points earned at Regional Youth tournaments are not considered in determination of national point standings; they are only reflected in regional point standings. Using the formula below, RYC tournaments will award points to all participants: ((# entries – place + 1) / # entries) x 100 points. The winner of each RYC, regardless of size of field, will earn 100 points. The size of the participant field is based on all athletes in the event, regardless of region. Regional RYC Points are only earned in the fencers own region.

Y8: Born 2011-2014 (non-regional and not part of the RYC)
Y10: Born 2009-2012
Y12: Born 2007-2010 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y14: Born 2005-2008 (or on Y12 NRPS)

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TOURNAMENT STAFF
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Bout Committee: George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Referee Coordinator/Head Referee: Charles Greene (If interested in working as a referee, contact Charles at CharlesEGreeneII@aol.com

Armory: Armory services available (for fee)

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REGISTRATION AND EVENT FEES
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REGULAR fee entry/payment period: thru October 9: $30 registration fee plus $50/event
TRIPLE LATE fee entry/payment period: October 10-12: $90 registration fee plus $150/event.

WALK-IN: No walk-ins accepted.

REFUND POLICY

USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration. 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 and USA Fencing fees are nonrefundable. Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on October 25, 2019. There will be no exceptions to this policy. There are no refunds in the event of time changes. All times are subject to change according to event entries, therefore we strongly encourage you to keep your entire day flexible until final close-of check-in times are determined. 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 for any reason. No refunds issued to no-shows.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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CLOSE OF CHECK-IN TIMES:
All times are subject to change, depending on event entries, thus we strongly urge you to keep your entire day flexible until final close of check-in times are determined. Final check-in times will be posted no later than October 15, 2019. No refunds will be issued due to change of event times.

We suggest arrival at the venue at least 1 hour before close of check-in for your event. Fencers not checked in at posted close of check-in time will not be permitted to compete, and no refund of entry fees will be issued. Fencers must check-in each day they fence. No refunds issued for no-shows for any reason.

SATURDAY
All times are subject to change (no refunds in event of time changes).

* 8:00 Y14 MF
* 8:00 Div1A ME
* 8:00 Div1A WS
* 8:00 Div 1A WF
* 11:00 Vet MS
* 11:00 Y12 WF
* 11:00 Y8 Mx E
* 11:00 Y8 Mx F
* 11:30 Vet ME
* 11:30 Vet WE
* 12:00 Y12 MS
* 1:00 Div2 MF
* 1:00 Y10 MF
* 1:30 Div 1A WE
* 1:30 Y10 ME
* 1:30 Y14 ME
* 2:00 Y14 WE
* 2:00 Y10 WE
* 4:00 Y14 WS
* 4:00 Div 1A MS

**SUNDAY**
All times are subject to change (no refunds in event of time changes).

* 8:00 Y12 WS
* 8:00 Div1A MF
* 8:00 Div2 WS
* 8:00 Div2 WF
* 10:00 Div 2 WE
* 10:00 Y12 WE
* 11:30 Vet MF
* 11:30 Y8 Mx S
* 11:30 Vet WS
* 12:00 Div2 ME
* 12:00 Y10 WF
* 1:00 Y12 MF
* 1:00 Y14 MS
* 2:00 Y12 ME
* 2:00 Y14 WF
* 2:00 Vet WF
* 4:00 Div 2MS
* 4:00 Y10 WS
* 4:00 Y10 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 following from any and all claims and/or liability in any way related to or arising out of this tournament to the fullest extent allowed by law: USA Fencing and its sponsors, New Jersey Division of USA Fencing, Thrust Fencing Academy, Rockland County Community College, tournament staff, tournament volunteers, and referees. With entry you give consent to Thrust Fencing Academy and its representatives (including without limitation any tournament personnel) to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital, EMS personnel, 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 and Rockland County Community College are 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: Born 2006 or before, or on the Junior National Rolling Points List, with any rating
Div 2: Born 2006 or before and with C,D,E,or U rating
Veteran: Born 1980 or before
Y14: Born 2005-2008 (or on Y12 NRPS)
Y12: Born 2007-2010 (or on Y10 NRPS)
Y10: Born 2009-2012
Y8: Born 2011-2014

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.

** Results posted at the venue are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.

**USFA rules apply: http://www.usafencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book
**Full USA Fencing regulation uniform is required. Electric bib required in foil events. All women's FOIL fencers are required to wear a padded chest protector. Men are not required to wear a chest protector; however, if they do, it must have acceptable padding. All chest protectors must be worn under the plastron.

**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 join/renew or print your membership card visit: http://www.usafencing.org/membership. If no proof of membership you must complete and pay for USA Fencing membership at the venue.

TOURNAMENT DAY CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS

** Venue opens at 7 a.m. each morning.
** Fencers are required to check in each day they compete. Present to self check-in desk to scan your fencing federation membership card.
** Fencers are required to have equipment checked (only required once if fencing more than one day)

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TOURNAMENT FORMAT/RULES
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** USA Fencing rules apply. http://www.usafencing.org/athletes-usa-fencing-rule-book
** Equipment check required (mask, lame (as appropriate), sabre cuffs, head cords, and body cords). 800N Saber Glove is mandatory. Armorer will be on-site for repairs (for fee). Fencers only need to have their equipment passed once for the duration of the ROC/RYC.
* 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. 800N Saber Glove is Mandatory.
** Plastrons (underarm protectors): Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform. All women's FOIL fencers are required to wear a padded chest protector. Men are not required to wear a chest protector; however, if they do, it must have acceptable padding. All chest protectors must be worn under the plastron.
** 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: Y8 and Y10 blades must be no longer then 32.5 inches. For all other events standard blade length of 30-35 inches permitted. Must have at least 2 working weapons and 2 body cords when reporting to the strip.
** Weapon Handle: Any attachment to a weapon 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 can be awarded if criteria met. See USFA ratings chart at: https://www.usafencing.org/classification-chart

SEEDING

The format for all events is one round of pools maximized to 6 and 7 fencers as possible, with 100% promoted to a direct elimination table. Fencers from the same club will be separated as much as possible in the first round of competition.

Only ratings and points standings listed on the USA Fencing website will be used (ratings posted on FRED are not official). It is the fencer's responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to this date. Current ratings: https://member.usafencing.org/search/members. Current point standings: http://www.usafencing.org/current-point-standings

DV1A:
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.

DIVII:
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.

VETERAN:
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.

RYC:
1. Current National Rolling Points Standings in applicable age category/weapon/gender regardless of classification
2. Classification and year
3. If athlete has neither National Points nor a weapon classification they are seeded on a random basis
with the other athletes in the same situation

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. Fencers are seeded by their results in the pool round wherein the results of fencers in all the pools are ordered by best results to poorest results: highest ratio of victories vs. bouts fenced, touches scored vs. touches received. 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.

** 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.

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EQUIPMENT CHECK
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Equipment check lines will be long. 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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VENDORS
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Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear ( http://www.blue-gauntlet.com) will be on-site for equipment sales.

Proprintwear for fencing-themed merchandise.

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FOOD
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Food and beverage concessions will be available.

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QUALIFICATION INFO
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https://www.usafencing.org/regional-events

Results posted at the venue and on-line are not official; results must be verified by the national office for final determination of qualification.

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NEARBY HOTELS
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Crowne Plaza Suffern- Mahwah http://www.cpsuffernhotel.com

Hampton Inn and Suites- Mahwah http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hampton-inn-and-suites-mahwah-MAHWHHX/index.html

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott - Mahwah - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrfm-fairfield-inn-and-suites-mahwah/

Hampton Inn - Nanuet - http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-nanuet-HPNNUHX/index.html

THE TIME - Nyack - http://www.thetimehotels.com/nyack/

Courtyard by Marriott Montvale http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrmv-courtyard-montvale/

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER

Thrust Fencing Academy
35 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
http://thrustfencingacademy.com
917-371-5603
e-mail: thrustfencingacademy1@gmail.com

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- young adult through the Olympic sport of fencing. Coach Mika'il Sankofa (Three Time Olympian, Hungarian Honors Maestro's Degree) has over 20 years of experience teaching students fencing at beginner, National, and World class levels.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the Thrust Athletic Foundation - a 501c3 organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of athletes involved in the sport of fencing in the Rockland and Westchester areas.