ACN to host Region 6 RYC on November 5th, 2016 at ACN

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Tournament Eligibility
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Event eligibility is determined by 2016-17 USA Fencing birth year requirement only (not specific day/month). All entrants’ age/point eligibility will be verified prior to the tournament, and any ineligible fencers will be notified and removed from the “who’s preregistered” list.

Age Eligibility:

Y10 2006-2009
Y12 2004-2007 (or on Y10 NRPS list)
Y14 2002-2005 (or on Y12 NRPS list)

Regular online registration period runs through October 29, 2016
$30 Registration plus $30 per event

From October 30, 2016 through November 3, 2016 DOUBLE FEES $60 registration plus $60 per event Preregistration Tournament fees must be PAID for entry to be complete.

Refund Policy

– Registration fee and any ASKFred surcharges are non-refundable.
– Until October 29 – Only events fees can be refunded
– After October 29 – No refund – No exception

Final Pre-registration will close at midnight November 3.

Events Scheduled:
9:00 AM Y10 Women’s Foil
9:00 AM Y10 Men’s Foil
12:30 PM Y12 Women’s Foil
12:30 PM Y12 Men’s Foil
9:00 AM Y14 Women’s Foil
9:00 AM Y14 Men’s Foil

Check-In – Venue open 8:00 AM

You will need to present:
1- Signed waiver (will email to pre-register competitors)
2- Proof of age – Birth certificate, passport, or USFencing membership card if DOB is noted on card
3- Proof of USFencing membership, FIE license, or foreign federation membership. If no membership
provided, fencer has to complete and pay for USFencing membership at the door

Tournament Format and Rules

USA Fencing rules apply. http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0059/5402/Regional_Points_Qualification_and_Recognition_FYI_for_membership_2015.pdf
POINTS, RATINGS AND SEEDING

Seeding is based on current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon, then letter rankings, then by classification year. Fencers with equal classification will be randomized among themselves.

RYC will ONLY use ratings and points standings that have been forwarded to and accepted by USA Fencing in advance of the tournament and then downloaded by organizers from USA Fencing. It is the fencer’s responsibility to notify the bout committee of any discrepancies before the close of check-in and before pools are posted.

Each fencer is required to have two working electric weapons, two working mask cords, and two working body cords.

Failure to appear when called and with approved regulation equipment will subject fencer to penalties as defined by USA Fencing rules and regulations.

Equipment check required : masks, lames, gloves, mask and body cords.
Blades: The maximum blade length permitted for Y10 competitions is 32 inches (Size 0, and 2)

Name is NOT required on uniform. However, full fencing uniform is mandatory, including mask, jacket, plastron, fencing knickers, knee length socks and glove. Additionally, chest protectors are required for girls. All USFA uniform requirements apply. Conductive bibs are required for foil fencers.

AIRPORT: Hartsfield-Jackson International airport (ATL)

HOTELS:
Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta North Druid Hills – Emory
2061 North Druid Hills Road| Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory
1236 Executive Park Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Important tournament information, including any close of check-in time changes, will be communicated through the FRED e-mail system. Be sure your e-mail address is up-to-date. Visit askfred.net then go to “My FRED” to verify your current e-mail address.

Preregistration opens on 08/24/2016.
Preregistration closes on 11/03/2016.

ACN to host RJCC (Regional Junior Cadet Circuit) Tournament October 15, 2016

Junior Men's Results Oct 2016 RJCC Junior Women's Results Oct 2016 RJCC Cadent Women's Results Oct 2016 RJCC Cadent Men's Results Oct 2016 RJCCThe RJCC (Regional Junior Cadet Circuit) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Junior/Cadet aged fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but below the NAC level. Click here for detailed information.

Events Scheduled:
Saturday October 15th
9:00 AM Cadet (U16) Women’s Foil
9:00 AM Junior (U19) Men’s Foil

Saturday October 15th
1:30 PM Cadet (U16) Men’s Foil
1:30 PM Junior (U19) Women’s Foil

Birth Years
Cadet 2000-2003
Junior 1997-2003

The Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is sanctioned by USA Fencing. RJCCs are a group of events throughout the country for fencers in the junior and cadet age categories in all six weapons. They provide an opportunity for young athletes to experience elite competition, earn regional RJCC points, and prepare for future national events while limiting travel time and expenses for the fencers and families. Regional RJCC Points will be awarded to all fencers in the competitive field who reside in Region 6. The Athlete’s Handbook:(http://www.usfencing.org/athletehandbook) contains detailed information on qualifying pathways for the Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and should be used as the appropriate reference document.

IMPORTANT QUALIFYING INFORMATION: New 2016-2017 season.

Any Junior or Cadet Fencer who earns 110 Regional Points before the regular entry deadline for the JO Championships 2017 will qualify in that event regardless of their % position on the Regional list. (Qualification does trickle down from Junior to Cadet if fencer is age eligible)

Any Junior or Cadet Fencer who earns 65 Regional Points before the regular entry deadline for the July Challenge 2017 will qualify in that event regardless of their % position on the Regional list. (Qualification does trickle down from Junior to Cadet if fencer is age eligible)

EQUIPMENT
There will be a weapons check as it is required for RJCC events. We will be checking masks, lames, gloves, body cords and mask leads. Armorers are available to help fix small issues, please check your equipment thoroughly according to US fencing rules before arriving.

IN ORDER TO COMPETE, FENCERS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE VENUE WITH THE FOLLOWING IN HAND:
1. A USA Fencing membership card (valid for the current competitive season); AND
2. A waiver form that has been signed by a parent or legal guardian; AND
3. A birth-certificate (copy acceptable) or other government-issued identification showing the fencer’s birth date. USA Fencing membership card with date of birth verification confirm will suffice.

Cost Information:

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 EST on 10/05/16. The double-fee registration period begins on 010/06/16 and ends at 11:59pm EST on 10/12/16. All registrations made after 11:59pm EST on 10/12/16 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 October 5th, 100% of the event fee will be refunded if the organizer is contacted with a refund request. After October 5th, there will be no refunds of the event fee. Please make your registrations early to avoid complications.

AIRPORT: Hartsfield-Jackson International airport (ATL)

HOTELS:
Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta North Druid Hills – Emory
2061 North Druid Hills Road| Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory
1236 Executive Park Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Preregistration opens on 08/15/2016.
Preregistration closes on 10/05/2016.

ACN Named to Best Fencing Clubs in USA for second year in a row!

The National Fencing Clubs Ranking organization has added ACN Fencing to its prestigious list of “Best Fencing Clubs” for the second consecutive year.  Congratulations to ACN coaches and fencers!

ACN also ranked highly in the NFCR ranking for Veteran Men’s Foil, a new category of analysis that was added for the 2015 – 16 season, and the Veteran Women’s Foil category as well.

ACN Fencers lead in representing Georgia in 2016 USA Summer Nationals Foil events

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Summer Nationals will be in Dallas, TX

ACN will field 13 fencers in over 30 events, including 2 team events.  Click here for full details and to follow our fencers’ results.  Good luck all!

Georgia is the 4th largest state to supply fencers to the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in 2016.  ACN will send more fencers to foil events than all other Georgia clubs combined.  See details analysis at National Fencing Club Rankings’ web site.

ACN Youth EPEE Tournament March 6, 2016

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Events Scheduled:

10:00 AM Y10 Mixed Epee (birth years 2005-2008)
10:00 AM Y14 Mixed Epee (birth years 2003-2006)
12:30 PM Y12 Mixed Epee (birth years 2001-2004)

Cost: For each tournament, the cost is $25 for the first event and $20 for each additional event.

Proof of USFA membership required.

Click here for Directions to ACN.

ACN FOIL Tournament April 30, 2016

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Events Scheduled:

09:00 AM Y10 Mixed Foil (birth years 2005-2008)
09:00 AM Y14 Mixed Foil (birth years 2001-2004)
11:30 AM Senior Mixed Foil (born 2002 or earlier)
11:30 PM Y12 Mixed Foil (birth years 2003-2006)
2:30 PM C & Under Mixed Foil (born 2002 or earlier)

Cost: For each tournament, the cost is $25 for the first event and $20 for each additional event.
College students $20 for the first event and $15 for each additional event.

Proof of USFA membership required.

Click here for Directions to ACN.

Summer 2016 Foil and Epee Fencing Camps at Athletic Club Northeast Available for Registration

Beginners welcome, all equipment provided.

Choose from 6 Sessions:

Camp 1: May 31 – June 3

Camp 2: June 6 – June 10

Camp 3: June 20 – June 24

Camp 4: June 27 – July 1

Camp 5: July 11 – July 15

Camp 6: July 25 – July 29

Time:   9 am to 4 pm – Early drop off and late pick up are available upon request

Cost: $195 – $295   (10% discount for a two or more camps or siblings!)

Contact:

Walid Mahran

(404) 808-5991

lotusfencing@hotmail.com

Location:

Athletic Club Northeast

1515 Sheridan Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

Click here for complete ACN Summer 2016 Camp Flyer and Registration Form

Georgia Division Junior Olympic Qualifiers Available for Registration

Preregistration on ASKFred is required.

Pre-registration on askfred is mandatory! You MUST pay on askfred by December 7th. If there are any issues with this, contact Kathleen Ferrara at 404-579-1290 secretary@gafencing.org. Late registrations MAY be taken at the discretion of the tournament organizers at TRIPLE THE ENTRY FEE. THIS MUST BE OKAYED BY KATHLEEN FERRARA. There will be no refunds allowed for withdrawals after the entry deadline except for medical withdrawals. The medical withdrawal must be accompanied by a note from a physician. Medical withdrawals during the tournament are not eligible for refund.

Please call Kathleen Ferrara 404-579-1290 with any questions.

Proper equipment is required. Masks, body cords and lames will be checked by the armorer.

USFA membership is required. You must have proof of USFA membership and your membership number at the time of check-in or you may join at that time.

The venue will be open each day at 8:00am

The Cost is $25 per event paid through AskFred.

THE SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE. MODIFICATIONS MAY BE MADE AFTER THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION DEPENDING ON THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF COMPETITORS REGISTERED FOR THESE EVENTS. AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOU THROUGH ASK FRED WITH THE SCHEDULE CHANGES.

Cadet is birth years 1999-2002
Junior is birth years 1996-2002

The top 25% finishers of each event will qualify to attend the Junior Olympics. Additionally, any AGE ELIGIBLE fencer who has qualified for Junior event(s) at the Junior Olympics is automatically qualified to fence in the corresponding Cadet event(s) at the Junior Olympics.

Fencers who are on the USFA’s national rolling points standings are automatically qualified to fence at the Junior Olympics. These fencers do not have to fence in this qualifying event in order to attend the Junior Olympics. They may, however, fence in this qualifier if they choose to. They will not take a qualification spot away from a non-qualified fencer and may actually enable us to qualify more fencers to attend because they will increase the numbers of fencers in their chosen event(s).