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2014 USA Fencing National Championships & July NAC (DVI, JR, CDT, Y10, Y12, Jr Team)

08/01/2013, 11:30am CDT
By Tanya Brown

Columbus, OH - June 22 - July 3, 2014

What events do I have to qualify for?
Qualification is required for: Y10, Y12, Y14, DIA, DVII, DVIII, VET AGE 

No Qualification is required for: DV1, JR, CDT, JTM, STM 

What events are considered Championships?
The USA Fencing Championship Events are: Y14, DIA, DVII, DVIII, VET AGE, STM
The Non-Championship Events (July NAC) are: Y10, Y12, JR, CDT, DV1, JTM

I am appearing on the Entrants list as “Registered” for some of my events but not all - why??
As the indivdiual
championship events require qualification, your status will appear as “Registered” until your entry has been confirmed (“Approved”).  Once your entry has been confirmed, the system will generate an email updating you on the change in entry status.


Important Dates

All entries must be received by the posted deadlines no later than 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

Check-in times are posted approximately one week after the triple fee entry deadline.

Day Schedule Posted December 30, 2013
Petition Opens January 21, 2014
Registration Opens March 24, 2014
Qualifying Reports Due within 10 business days of qualifier May 12, 2014
Regular Entry Fee Deadline May 19, 2014
Petition Deadline May 19, 2014
Late Entry Fee Deadline (Triple - Online Only) May 20-26, 2014
Withdraw Deadline (only the event fee is refundable) May 26, 2014
Check-In Times Posted week of June 2, 2014
Classification Change/Seeding Deadline June 9, 2014
Individual Registration Online Admin Fee Paper Entry Admin Fee Per Event
Regular 55 5 10 80
Triple (Online Only) 165 15 N/A 240
Team Registration Online Admin Fee Paper Entry Admin Fee Per Team Per Event
Regular N/A 5 10 120
Triple (Online Only) N/A 15 N/A 360

Withdraw

All withdraws must be received by the USFA by the posted withdraw deadline for a refund of event fees for individual and half the event fee for teams.

Withdraw through your membership profile under "Competition Schedule" or by written notification via e-mail to Amanda Ward.  No refunds will be given for withdraws after the posted withdraw deadline. Refunds are processed 4-6 weeks after the tournament.

Open to any athlete who is a current competitive member of the USFA in good standing with an expiration of 7/31/2014 or later.  Foreign athletes who have a current FIE license (2013-2014), proof of affiliation with their Federation or a USFA competitive membership are welcome to compete.

Championship events are open only to US Citizen or Permanent Residents who have not represented another country in the last 3 years.

Athletes must meet age eligibility

DV1: A, B, C
DV2: C, D, E, U
DV3: D, E, U
D1A, Junior, Cadet, Youth, Veteran: No Classification requirements 
Junior Team: Not a championship event; no Classification requirements; any 3-4 Junior age eligible athletes may form a team without regard to club or division affiliation. Athletes who do not meet the Junior age restriction, may compete on the team if they are on the Cadet NRPS at the regular fee entry deadline. Team members competing ONLY in the Team competition must submit a NAC Individual Team Registration Entry Form or register online with payment of the registration fee.

‚ÄčSenior Team: Championship event. No Classification or qualification requirements. Team members competing ONLY in the Team competition must submit a NAC Individual Team Registration Entry Form or register online with payment of the registration fee.

  • All Club Teams and team members must be current club and competitive USFA members respectively.
  • No more than three teams per USFA member club per event will be allowed to enter. 
  • Members of the team must have represented the Club at a competition during the current season. 
What events do I have to qualify for?
Qualification is required for: Y10, Y12, Y14, DIA, DVII, DVIII, VET AGE 

No Qualification is required for: DV1, JR, CDT, JTM, STM 

What events are considered Championships?
The USA Fencing Championship Events are: Y14, DIA, DVII, DVIII, VET AGE, STM
The Non-Championship Events (July NAC) are: Y10, Y12, JR, CDT, DV1, JTM

Division IA
Fencers must be 13 years old before January 1 of the current season or on the Junior NRPS AND
  • Placed in top 8 at the previous season Division I-A National Championships OR
  • Placed in top 4 at the previous season Division II National Championships OR
  • Placed in top 8, of those eligible and not already qualified, at any current season Division I-A Regional Open Circuit [BoD, August 31, 2011] OR
  • Be on the current season’s Division I-A Regional Open Circuit point standings with at least 1000 points at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships [BoD, August 31, 2011]

Division II
Fencers must be 13 years old before January 1 of the current season or on the Junior NRPS. Fencers must have a classification in the weapon of “C”, “D”, “E” or Unclassified at the time of the qualifying competition AND meet age requirements AND

  • Place in the top 25% of the current season’s Division Qualifying competition (see Table 2.7.4.1 in Chapter 2 .7)  [BoD, September 2006] OR
  • Qualified for Division 1A, if classification eligible. [BoD, September 2008] OR
  • Finish in the top 10% (with a minimum of 4) of a Division II ROC (see Table 2.7.4.2 in Chapter 2.7) [BoD, September 2010]

If a fencer meets the classification requirement when his or her application is processed by the USFA, and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament.

Division III
Fencers must be 13 years old before January 1 of the current season or on the Junior NRPS. Fencers must have a classification in the weapon of “D”, “E” or Unclassified at the time of the qualifying competition AND meet age requirements AND
  • Place in the top 25% (see Table 2.7.4.1 in Chapter 2 .7 for detailed chart) of the total number of “D”, “E” or “U” fencers competing in the current season Division’s Division II Qualifying competition (when Division II and Division III qualifying competition held together; See Appendix 2.7 for more details)  OR
  • If separate Division III qualifying competition held by Division, then top 25% of the field will qualify for Division III National Championships  [BOD September 2006] OR
  • Qualified for Division II. [BOD, September 2008]. 

If a fencer meets the classification requirement when his or her application is processed by the USFA, and subsequently earns a higher classification, the fencer retains eligibility for that tournament.

YOUTH-12
Fencers must meet age eligibility AND

  • Fence in one Regional Youth Circuit or one Super Youth Circuit or NAC Youth competition in the current season in the age and weapon category (categories) in which fencer requests entry acceptance OR
  • Be on the Youth 12 national point standings at the regular fee entry deadline

YOUTH-10
Fencers must meet age eligibility AND

  • Fence in one Regional Youth Circuit or one Super Youth Circuit or NAC Youth competition in the current season in the age and weapon category (categories) in which fencer requests entry acceptance OR
  • Be on the Youth 10 national point standings at the regular fee entry deadline

Youth 14 
Fencers must meet age eligibility AND

  • Be on the Youth 14 point standings at the regular fee entry deadline for this tournament OR
  • Place in the top 25% (see Table 2.7.4.1 in Chapter 2 .7) of the fencer’s Division’s Youth 14 qualifying competition held in the current season OR
  • Place first in the Y14 event at a current-season RYC tournament [BoD, October 2010]. In mixed events, only the first place finisher is recognized as qualified. There must be at least 2 fencers in the RYC Y14 competitive field.
Veteran Age Groups

Fencers must meet age eligibility requirements AND compete in the weapon event

  • Current season Division qualifying competition for Division II and/or Division III Championships in which only those with a “C” classification or lower (D, E, or U) may compete OR
  • Any Regional Open Circuit event during the current season OR
  • Any NAC during the current season.
Senior Team
  • All Club Teams and team members must be current club and competitive USFA members respectively.
  • No more than three teams per USFA member club per event will be allowed to enter.
  • Members of the team must meet age criteria as stated in Table 2.5.1
  • Members of the team must have represented the Club at a competition during the current Season.
  • Club Team members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have not represented another country in the past three years, and have represented the club in USFA competitions this season.
  • USA Modern Pentathlon may enter one team in men’s epée and one team in women’s epée in the Division I National Team Championships without participating in a qualifying competition. [BOD February 2000]
  • Exceptions to club membership requirements are granted to members of teams representing USA Modern Pentathlon or any branch of the Armed Services. Those fencers must submit entries identifying themselves as members of these teams by the deadline for entries to the National Championships. By doing so, these fencers waive the right to fence on any other team. Members on these teams need not have represented that organization prior to the National Championships. The rules governing members of the teams for the Division I National Team Championships are not waived for this exemption: the fencers must have a classification of “A”, “B”, or “C”.?

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