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      August 31, 2013 - September 2, 2013

       

      500 W. Las Colinas Blvd
      Irving, Texas 75039

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      North Texas Super Youth Circuit and Cadet


      North Texas Super Youth Circuit and Cadet Aug 31, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013

      Sponsored by Absolute Fencing Triple fee period through 11:59 PM CDT, August 27th. Armoury open on Friday, 8/30 at 6pm for equipment inspection.
      Irving Convention Center: Irving , TX

      Preregister
      Who's Coming
      Email the Organizer
      Download Waiver
      Map to 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard Irving TX 75039
      The armoury will be open for equipment inspection starting at 6pm at the Convention Center on Friday, August 30th. Competitors in early events on Saturday are encouraged to come in at that time for equipment check.

      Triple-Fee Registration period in effect.

      NEW OVERFLOW HOTEL INFORMATION - PLEASE SEE BELOW

      FRED Announces the North Texas Super Youth Circuit and Cadet hosted by The North Texas Fencing Tournament Coalition, a cooperative venture of the Fencing Institute of Texas, Cutting Edge Fencing Club, Gold Blade Fencing Club, and North Texas Fencing Alliance. Sponsored by ABSOLUTE FENCING GEAR.

      Download Waiver here:
      http://www.northtexasfencing.org/gov_docs/waiverconsent.pdf

      This is a National Qualifier for Youth 10, 12, and 14 events. Fencers must show proof they are COMPETITIVE members of the USFA.

      TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

      • Youth fencers must check-in with their membership card or a letter of good standing. Athletes without proof of membership must fill out all appropriate forms to pay for membership. Payment will be returned if membership can be verified.
      • USA Fencing is working towards an age verification process. An athlete can submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport to the National Office via email, mail or fax and they will verify the DOB in the database. Once the date of birth has been verified, it is indicated on permanent and temporary membership cards.
      • This season, parents should come prepared with ONE of the following in case the fencer's age needs verification for eligibility purposes or submit one of the following to: information@usfencing.org:
          1. A government issued photo ID with date of birth included
          2. A copy of birth certificate
          3. Passport

      You will not be allowed to fence, no matter what events you participated in last season, without proof of USFA competitive membership and age verification.

      Birth Year Eligibility 2013-2014 season:
        Y10 2003-2006
        Y12 2001-2004
        Y14 1999-2002
        Cadet (U17) 1997-2000
      • Special Notes about Birth Year vs National Points List to determine Eligibility:
        • The North Texas SYC is August 31 - September 2, using birth year eligibility for the 2013-2014 season. Age eligibility for events is determined by BIRTH YEAR, not age at time of participation.
        • If you are not eligible by BIRTH YEAR, but have NATIONAL POINTS for the age group younger than the event you want to enter, you must contact the organizers and request they enter you into the event for which you are not age eligible. You will be asked to download the entry form and mail payment to NTFTC. Pay only for that event. For example, if you are born in 2001, you may only enter CADET if you are on the Youth 14 National Points List for the same weapon.
        • At this time, askfred will not let you register and pay for an event for which you are not age eligible.


      Awards will be given to the top eight finishers in each event

      Event | Date | Registration Closes
        Cadet Events
        Cadet Men's Epee | 8:00 AM Mon
        Cadet Men's Foil | 8:00 AM Sun
        Cadet Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM Sat
        Cadet Women's Epee | 8:00 AM Sat
        Cadet Women's Foil | 12:30 PM Sun
        Cadet Women's Sabre | 1:00 PM Sat

        Youth 10 Events
        Y10 Men's Epee | 9:30 AM Mon
        Y10 Men's Foil | 11:30 AM Sun
        Y10 Men's Sabre | 9:00 AM Sat
        Y10 Women's Epee | 1:00 PM Sat
        Y10 Women's Foil | 9:00 AM Sun
        Y10 Women's Sabre | 1:00 PM Sat

        Youth 12 Events
        Y12 Men's Epee | 11:30 AM Sat
        Y12 Men's Foil | 12:00 PM Mon
        Y12 Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM Mon
        Y12 Women's Epee | 9:30 AM Mon
        Y12 Women's Foil | 11:30 AM Sat
        Y12 Women's Sabre | 12:00 PM Mon

        Youth 14 Events
        Y14 Men's Epee | 8:00 AM Sun
        Y14 Men's Foil | 8:00 AM Sat
        Y14 Men's Sabre | 12:30 PM Sun
        Y14 Women's Epee | 11:30 AM Sun
        Y14 Women's Foil | 8:00 AM Mon
        Y14 Women's Sabre | 8:00 AM Sun

      Events by Registration Times
        Saturday, August 31, 2013
          Cadet Men's Sabre | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sat
          Cadet Women's Epee | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sat
          Y14 Men's Foil | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sat
          Y10 Men's Sabre | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sat
          Y12 Men's Epee | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sat
          Y12 Women's Foil | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sat
          Cadet Women's Sabre | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sat
          Y10 Women's Epee | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sat
          Y10 Women's Sabre | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sat

        Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
          Y14 Women's Sabre | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sun
          Cadet Men's Foil | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sun
          Y14 Men's Epee | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Sun
          Y10 Women's Foil | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sun
          Y14 Women's Epee | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sun
          Y10 Men's Foil | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sun
          Cadet Women's Foil | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sun
          Y14 Men's Sabre | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sun

        Monday, Sep 2, 2013
          Cadet Men's Epee | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Mon
          Y12 Men's Sabre | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Mon
          Y14 Women's Foil | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Mon
          Y10 Men's Epee | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Mon
          Y12 Women's Epee | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Mon
          Y12 Men's Foil | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mon
          Y12 Women's Sabre | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mon


      FEES:
        Registration fees before 12:01 AM CDT August 12
        • Registration: $40.00
        • Event Fees: $30:00

        Triple fee registration period August 12 - 11:59 PM CDT, August 27
        • Registration: $120.00
        • Event Fees: $90:00

        Additional $200 late fee starts August 28, 2013
          Triple fees plus $200.00

        Registration fee is not refundable. Last day to request refund of entry fees is August 25, 2012. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament. Refund request should be sent to:coach@cuttingedgefencing.com

        If registering on askfred, registration is not complete until payment is made. Registrations not paid on askfred by 12:01 AM August 30 will be deleted from the askfred fencer list for this tournament. You may still register at the door.

        PAPER ENTRY: A paper entry form is available to download and mail with a check here: http://www.fenceintexas.org/Downloads/NTxSYC_Entry%20form.pdf


      EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES
      • Standard fencing uniforms; cannot have any rips, tears, or holes. Warm-up pants are not allowed. Fencing glove must cover half of the forearm. Names on uniforms are not required per SYC guidelines.
      • Standard fencing plastron; required with every uniform; women must wear chest protector.
      • Mask: 12K punch test. Sewn-in or channel (Leon Paul X-change style) bib. Conductive Bib in foil is required. Elastic strap at back of mask is required.
      • The maximum blade length permitted for Y10 competitions is 32.5 inches. This requirement shall be strictly enforced. Y12, Y14 and Cadet competitions, standard blade length of 30-35" permitted.
      • 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.
      • Epee wiring must meet the current standards in effect as of August 1, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fencingofficials.org/blog/2013/05/wiring-epees/


      SEEDING: Seeding for Youth Events shall be based on the following order:
        1. Current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon. This filters down the entire list, not just the top 32 as done in a NAC.
        2. Letter ranking with year classification
        3. Athletes with neither of the above are seeded on a random basis after the athletes who are seeded by the preceding factors.

      Seeding for Cadet Events will use National Cadet ranking within classification, then classification/year.

      TOURNAMENT FORMAT
      Please note new Y10 and Y12 DE formats for the 2013-2014 season as designated by the USA Fencing Board of Directors and Youth Development Committee.
      • All events will be one round of pools with 100% promotion to direct eliminations. Pools of 6 or 7 (whenever possible; however, equal pools sizes should be used per SYC guidelines) with 100% of the fencers promoted to a DE tableau. Events with fewer than 11 participants may be two rounds of pools to direct eliminations.
      • No fence off for 3rd place.
      • For Y10 direct elimination bouts are 10 touch bouts (2 three minute periods with 1 minute break in between). During the 1 minute break, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.
      • For Y12, Y14 and Cadet events, DE bouts are 15 touch bouts (3 three minute periods with a 1 minute break between). During the 1 minute breaks, ONE person, designated by the fencer (a teammate, coach, or parent), may be on the strip with the fencer.
      • SYC's are national point events and serve as qualifying paths to national tournaments, therefore, no events at an SYC may be combined regardless of number of entrants.


      POINTS AND CLASSIFICATION EARNINGS:
      • SYC Competitions award points to the top 40% of the field regardless of where the cut off occurs, within a pool round of a direct elimination bracket. For example, if there are 17 fencers in an event, 40% of 17 is 6.8. Only the top 6 finishers, not the top 7 finishers, earn points.
      • Classifications may be awarded only at tournaments at which electrical apparatus for the scoring of touches is used. The competition must meet or exceed criteria in Group C1 or higher to award changes in classification. Please refer to the Classification Chart for more information.
      • Points, classifications and qualification are not finalized until complete results, membership forms and program service fee are received by the National Office. Fencers who earn a new classification on Saturday or Sunday of the tournament may not use that classification for subsequent events on Sunday or Monday of this tournament.
      • National points are not earned for Cadet events, nor is this a qualifying event for Cadet.


      VENUE:
      Location: Irving Convention Center
      500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
      Irving, TX 75039
      The venue has complimentary wi-fi access throughout the building.
      For directions to the venue by DART, train, taxi, or personal vehicle, go to the Irving Convention Center website:
      http://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/facility-information/

      There are coupons on their website for taxi and shuttle discounts and a printable parking map with driving directions.

      VENDOR INFORMATION
      Exclusive vendor of fencing equipment and headline sponsor Absolute Fencing Gear.

      AIRPORTS:
      • Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW),
        8 miles from venue.
      • Dallas Love Field airport (DAL),
        9 miles from venue.

      Airport Transportation
      We recommend using SuperShuttle: http://www.supershuttle.com/.

      Host Hotels
      The Hampton Inn Las Colinas - SOLD OUT
        820 Walnut Hill Lane
        Irving, TX 75038
        (972) 753-1232
        $72/night rate is good through 8/16/2013. Once the cut-off date has passed the remaining rooms go back into inventory and will be subject to the Best Available Rate
        The hotel amenities include:

      Comfort Suites Las Colinas - LIMITED AVAILABILTY
        1223 Greenway Cir.
        Irving, TX, US, 75038
        Phone: (972) 518-0606
        $79/night rate is good through 8/16/2013. Once the cut-off date has passed the remaining rooms go back into inventory and will be subject to the Best Available Rate
        The hotel amenities include:
        • full hot breakfast
        • Complimentary airport shuttle
        • Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the hotel
        • Complimentary shuttle is available to take you to/from the venue and to local restaurants within a 5 mile radius of the hotel
        • Microwaves and Refrigerators in all rooms
        • All-Suite Guestrooms
        • 42" HDTV Flat Screen's with Free Movie and expanded HD Cable Channels
          Reservations will be made by individuals calling the hotel directly 972-518-0606. Guests should ask for " North Texas SYC"
          http://www.lascolinascomfort.com/fencing


      UPDATE 8/15: NEW HOTEL ADDITION
      Hilton Garden Inn Las Colinas
        We have secured an additional 10 double rooms at the rate of $79/night. These rooms will go quickly!
        Address: 7516 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75063
        Phone:(972) 444-8434
        Room Block: Super Youth Circuit



      For additional hotel information please contact Debbie Roberts with the Irving CVB


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      Contact email for more information:
      Brenda Waddoups: info@fenceintexas.org

      Bout Committee
      Brenda Waddoups - Bout Committee Chair

      Armourer
      Ovy Waddoups - Head Armorer

      Confirmed Referee Cadre
      David Sierra - Referee Coordinator coach@cuttingedgefencing.com
      Abdelwahab Abdelaziz Head Referee
      Gerrie Baumgaurt Head Referee
      Bill Oliver
      Brad Baker
      David Sach
      Jerry Benson
      Justin Meehan
      Kelly Johnston
      Kevin Mar
      Tyler Jacobson
      Allan Curry
      Marcus Balog
      Andrew Foster
      Anna Cillo
      Curtis Hardy
      Devin Donnally
      Janos Gasparin
      Nelly Evanyk
      Zach Brown
      Abbas Fadel
      Adam Brewer
      Brian Day
      Laura Decker
      Rowan Sachs
      Terry Dix
      Vitaliy Boksiner
      Mark Stasinos
      Megan Galaway
      April Alford
      Ben Simpson
      Bob Fiegel
      Andria Hine
      Osvaldo Diaz de Souza
      Margaret Nemeth

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