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Rose Condon Memorial - 2009 ROC Sep 26, 2009 - Sep 27, 2009
REGIONAL OPEN CIRCUIT EVENT ***PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE and addition of MIXED WHEELCHAIR FOIL*** FEES GO UP SOON - PAY BEFORE SEPT 6th!!
Bossier Civic Center: Bossier City, LA
posted 07/18/2009
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Caddo Magnet Alumni Fencers and Friends, Caddo-Bossier Sword Sports, the Ark-La-Miss Division, and Shreveport Regional Sports Authority Invite you to the 9th USFA Regional Open Circuit Event
THE ROSE

Tournament Website: http://www.fencetherose.com

EVENTS SCHEDULED

Please arrive with enough time for your equipment to be checked.

Please arrive to check in during the scheduled time. You must have checked in before the time in BOLD, which is CLOSE of registration. (Projected finish time is in parenthesis.)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
7:00-8:00 Men's Epee (1:10)
7:30-8:30 Women's Foil (11:50)
9:00-10:00 Wheelchair Mixed Epee
12:30-1:30 Men's Sabre (5:30)
1:00-2:00 Wheelchair Mixed Sabre

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
7:30-8:30 Women's Epee (11:50)
7:00-8:00 Men's Foil (11:30)
8:30-9:30 Wheelchair Mixed Foil
10:30-11:30 Women's Sabre (2:00)

FEES (please read carefully)
Pre-payment is required for pre-registration.

EVENT FEES

Early bird discount through 11:59 p.m. August 9th
$40/10 (Registration $40 /event $10 )

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE August 10th - through 11:59 p.m. September 6th
$50/10 (Registration $50 /event $10 )

LATE REGISTRATION September 7th - through 11:59 p.m. September 24th
$100/20 (Registration $100 / event $20 )

AT DOOR FEE begins FRIDAY, September 25th.
$150/30 (Registration $150 / event $30 )

For refund schedule see http://www.fencetherose.com/TournamentInfo

PRE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
PRE-PAYMENT is required for pre-registration. With a credit card fencers may pre-register on AskFred.net. If you pre-register on askFRED, please make sure your confirmation is from the organizer and NOT ASKFRED!!

You may also pre-register by USPS (snail mail) using the mail-in form (see below):
Mail forms and payment to:
Lydia Rich
8880 Weirwood Rd
Shreveport, LA, 71129
Checks should be made out to The Rose Scholarship Foundation

There will be a $15.00 charge on all returned checks.
***Because discounts do expire, a request for confirmation is wise. When your registration is completed, the organizers will send you an email (via askFRED) confirming this, and your name will appear on the pre-registration page. With your mail in confirmation request, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with mail in registration, a return fax number, or a preferred email.

If your registration is being rejected for age, but you are currently listed on the National Rolling Points for the next lower age, please contact magnetfencing@gmail.com.

If you have difficulty with your pre-registration or have other questions, please first see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not answered, please contact the organizers and we will be happy to help you.

USFA Membership
Fencers must be a current competitive USFA or FIE Member. Proof of membership is required. All fencers who begin the registration process on FRED will receive membership status information via askFRED email using most current USFA membership data. While fencers are encouraged to get memberships directly through the USFA prior to the competition, completed USFA membership forms will be accepted at the door. If you do not have proof of membership, you will be required to complete and pay for a membership. Payment for memberships is made directly to the USFA * NO CASH * bring separate check or credit card number (preferred) for membership. Fencers under 18 years old are reminded they need the signature of a parent or guardian (not a coach) on BOTH the membership and waiver forms.

INFORMED CONSENT/WAIVER FORMS:
The Waiver of Liability/Informed Consent is required to be filled out and signed. Parent signature needed for minors. It can be downloaded from http://www.almdiv.org/Operations/WAIVERS/waiverconsent.pdf

A parent signature is mandatory on both the USFA membership form and the waiver/informed consent.

Birth year limitations (2009-2010 season) :
Senior Men's and Women's events: 1996 or before, or on Junior National Rolling Points List

EQUIPMENT POLICIES:

Events will all be fenced electrically. Equipment checks will consist of masks, body cords and lamés. Sabre cuffs and underarm protectors are REQUIRED including plastrons for female fencers. USFA Rules.

TOURNAMENT SHIRTS
This year, tournament shirts are being offered for pre-order Short-Sleeved ($15.00). Color this year is BLACK! Please pre-order by September 7th to guarantee your size! Shirts will also be for sale at the tournament.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

All events will be run with one round of pools being fenced; 100% promotion to a single elimination bracket of 15 touch bouts. Initial seeding, seeding after pools and final placemnts will be posted in the venue. Fencers are responsible for verifying the posted lists, and signing their pool and DE sheets.

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AIRPORTS Shreveport Regional Airport, approximately 15 miles west of the venue.

HOTEL INFORMATION
Hilton Shreveport. $3/day parking, gym and pool, 2 restaurants, room service 6am-11pm. Group rate: $119 single/double, $129 triple, $139 quad. Two ways to make reservations:


1. By Phone at 1-800-HILTONS. Mention group code CFT in order to receive the discounted group rate.


2. Online at http://www.shreveport.hilton.com . Enter arrival and departure dates, click on GO button. Complete Stay Information and Room Type Preferences sections, scroll down to Special Accounts section. Type the group code CFT next in the field labeled "Group/Convention Code" Click CONTINUE. Select your room preference at the group rate and complete reservation.



***NOTE: CUTOFF DATE for Shreveport Hilton reservations is August 26th, 2009. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after this date; however, rooms will be at the prevailing rate and subject to availability.

Eldorado Resort & Casino free parking, gym, 4 restaurants, 24 hour room service. $125/night. Address: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101

Microtel Inn free parking. $75/night. Address: 2713 Village Lane, Bossier City, LA 71112.
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VENUE DIRECTIONS: Coming from the west on I-20 exit on Benton Road. Keep right on Benton Road (at the light, avoid the railroad overpass) and the Bossier Convention Center is just across the railroad track on the right.

Coming from the east on I-20, exit Old Minden Road and turn right. At the Benton Road intersection, turn right, then keep right at the light on Benton Road (avoid the railroad overpass) and the Bossier Convention Center is just across the railroad track on the right.

IF YOU GET LOST... PLEASE CALL 318.458.3779

IF YOU CATCH A TRAIN, you can turn around and go over the tracks via the previously avoided track overpass and double back to the venue.


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PLEASE NOTE: Absolutely ALL proceeds from every aspect of this tournament - entry fees, t-shirt sales, concessions, silent auction, etc. - go toward the Rose Condon Memorial Scholarship Fund. These proceeds do not benefit any fencing clubs and all committee members are unpaid volunteers that work year-round to plan and carry out this event in Rose's memory.

CONTACTS:
Tournament Chair (refunds, all non-bout committee questions)
Sharron Settlemire - contact@fencetherose.com

Bout Committee Chair (registration and technical)
Terry Harkey - magnetfencing@gmail.com / 318.458.3779