2nd Annual Herb Spector Cup

May 6 - 7

Birmingham Fencing Club
1581 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35216 USA
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Join us for the 2nd Annual Novera "Herbert" Spector Cup. Youth and Open Foil and Epee events. Get ready for two fun days of fencing at 1581 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 109, Hoover AL 35216! Cool prizes will be awarded!
Note This is a Old AskFRED event. Registrations and results are all correct, but some other data could be missing.
UPDATES: AskFRED seems to being having issues sending emails. Please read the information below. Venue doors will open 1 hour before the first event closes each day. For fencers registering or paying at the door, we are not taking cash payments. Registration fees can be paid via credit card, check, or paypal. Only masks and gloves will go through equipment control. All foil fencers wearing chest protectors must have the FIE approved padding when fencing. ------------------------------------------------------------ The Birmingham Fencing Club is excited to host the 2nd annual Novera Herbert Spector Cup in honor and memory of Herb Spector. Rated referees, custom medals, custom awards podium, at least 4 grounded strips, and plenty of nearby food options. Herb played a large role in the creation and development of the Birmingham Fencing Club. He was an active fencer for over 60 years, beginning in college and continuing until he was 90 years old. Herb won hundreds of medals, qualifying for the USA Fencing National Championships 61 times. While Spector fenced all three weapons over the course of his career, saber was his favorite, claiming 22 veteran saber age category titles and three veteran open saber championships. This tournament has been sanctioned by the Alabama Division of USA Fencing. Please direct any tournament questions to info@fencingclub.org For additional information on the Birmingham Fencing Club: http://www.fencingclub.org For a map of our location, go to http://www.fencingclub.org ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL CENTRAL TIME . Times listed are the close of registration time. Doors will open an hour before first event close of registration 8:00 AM Saturday and 11:00 AM Sunday (central) Fencing should begin approximately 15 minutes after the close of registration. UPDATED: Events Scheduled: Saturday, May 6th Y12 Mixed Foil - 9:00 AM Open Mixed Foil - 9:00 AM Y10 Mixed Foil - 12:00 PM Y14 Mixed Foil - 12:00 PM Div3 Mixed Foil - 3:00 PM Sunday, May 7th Open Mixed Epee - 12:00 PM Div2 Mixed Epee - 3:00 PM COVID-19 Policy as set by USA Fencing: As of August 10th, face mask are no longer required for tournament participants or attendants. You may continue to wear face masks at your discretion. Please do not attend this event if you have tested positive, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Tournament Format.: All events will include a minimum of 1 round of pools with 100% of the fencers promoted to a direct elimination tableau. Y10 Fencers: Y10 fencers must use blades that are no longer than 32.5 inches (i.e., blades that are designated a "0" or "2" under the internationally recognized lengths). Weapon length will be tested prior to competition. Foil Fencers wearing chest protectors must have padding with FIE approval mark. Fencers wearing Leon Paul masks with the comfort disk must have secondary neck strap. Regular Fee Entry Deadline (5/4/2022) = $20 (registration fee) + $25 per event Entries after this date or at the door will be charged a $25 late registration fee. PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT: A-rated fencers fence for free, and B-rated fencers' registration fee is waived! Live results can be found at: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/AF66137124CD44DD97BCDA73BEB17568#today ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bring proof of current US Fencing competitive membership, or join USA Fencing on site. All fencers must be current USA Fencing Access Level Membership, and will need to show proof of membership, either by card or by fax or email from USA Fencing. (Alternatively, a fencer may be a member in good standing of another National Federation or a current FIE license holder.) You may renew your USA Fencing membership or join at the tournament. Forms will be available at the tournament, or can be downloaded from the USA Fencing website at http://www.usfencing.org. If you do not have your USA Fencing card with you when checking in, and we cannot verify membership from the web site, you will be required to complete a new form and pay the annual fee. The form and payment will be returned to you upon proof of membership subsequent to the tournament. Mask checks will be performed prior to competition, and there will be weight/shim tests for all weapons brought onto the fencing strip. You MUST wear a plastron, and pants/knickers that conform to USA Fencing guidelines. No sweatpants will be permitted. Correct length of socks also required. All chest protectors used in foil events must have FIE padding. All USA Fencing rules apply. At the end of each bout, fencers are required to sign pool sheets and DE slips before leaving the strip and rules will be enforced throughout the competition. Youth Fencers must have a parent or guardian signature (not a coach) on the tournament entry form AND on their USFA membership form (if renewing or joining at the tournament)