Chayevsky Atlanta Fencing Classic SYC & Reg. Cadet

October 2 - 4 2015
Registration Closes September 29, 2015

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 USA Map
Online Payment Required To Register
All net proceeds benefit The Arkady Burdan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that enriches the physical, academic, and character development of youth in need through the sport of fencing. Learn more at WWW.ARKADYBURDAN.ORG
Note This is a Old AskFRED event. Registrations and results are all correct, but some other data could be missing.
The Svetlana Chayevsky Atlanta Fencing Classic Super Youth Circuit & Regional Cadet Tournament Same tournament, same venue, new name! Welcome to the 2nd annual Atlanta Fencing Classic, renamed to honor the memory of Mrs.Svetlana Chayevsky. Our SYC and new Regional Cadet events will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, a spacious 70,000 s.f. facility located a short 20-minute drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The venue is minutes from great dining, shopping and attractions. Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Parkway, SE Atlanta, GA 30339 Learn more about the Cobb Galleria Centre  Driving Directions: From the airport, travel north on I-75 (north). Take Exit 258/ Cumberland Boulevard. Go west (left) on Cumberland Boulevard to the fourth traffic light at Cobb Parkway/US 41. Turn right on Cobb Parkway and go 7/10ths of a mile (5 traffic lights) to Galleria Drive. Turn right onto Galleria Drive. The Cobb Galleria Centre’s main (rotunda) entrance is located immediately on the right. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive. Parking at the venue is free. Hotel Information: We are pleased that our official tournament hotel for the Svetlana Chayevsky SYC & RCC is the Sheraton Suites-Galleria-Atlanta. Connected to our venue, the Cobb Galleria Centre, the Sheraton is an all-suites hotel offering 3 configurations: the King Suite with a king bed and sleeper sofa, the Double Bed Suite with two double beds, and a suite with both a king and double bed. All suites are completely renovated this year and offer complimentary parking along with a $12 all-inclusive (tip & tax included) breakfast coupon. The room rate is $109 per night. Please book your rooms now and help The Arkady Burdan Foundation develop this tournament as a long-term fundraiser for Atlanta youth. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that enriches the physical, academic, and character development of youth in need through the sport of fencing. The hotel room block is limited, so please book your rooms now! Room booking link: Deadline for reservations are September 10, 2015, 5 p.m. EST If you have any questions, please contact: Becky Douville 404-518-7188 SPONSORS & VENDORS The Atlanta Fencing Classic is proud to partner with Absolute Fencing Gear and ProPrintWear. Please feel free to visit their booths for all of your fencing equipment, repair needs and tee shirts. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Birth year requirements for 2015 – 2016 Fencing Season ‒ Youth 10 event: 2005 – 2008 ‒ Youth 12 event: 2003 – 2006; or on Youth 10 NRP List ‒ Youth 14 event: 2001 – 2004; or on Youth 12 NRP List ‒ Cadet event(U17): 1999-2002; or on Y14 NRPS list NOTE: askfred will not allow you to register and pay for events for which you are not age eligible. If you are eligible to fence in an event via the NRPS in a lower age category, please register for an additional event in a different category for which you ARE age eligible, and email Terrence Lasker at with the name of the athlete, and the events that need to be switched around. Please verify your eligibility via NRPS BEFORE doing this! No refunds will be given for ineligible fencers who mistakenly enter. Format: One round of 5-touch / 3 minute bout pools. 100% advance to direct elimination rounds. For Y12 and Y14, direct elimination bouts are 15 touch / 9 minute bouts with a one minute break when one fencer’s score reaches 8. For Y10, direct elimination bouts are 10 touch / 6 minute bouts with a one minute break when one fencer’s score reaches 5. All other USA Fencing rules apply, as set forth in the USA Fencing Rulebook and as discussed further in the USA Fencing Athlete Handbook. USA Fencing Rulebook and Athlete Handbook  EVENT SCHEDULE: FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2015 8:00 Cadet (U17) Women's Epee 8:00 Y14 Men's Foil 8:00 Y10 Women's Foil 8:00 Y10 Men's Sabre 8:30 Y14 Women's Sabre 12:30 Cadet (U17) Men's Sabre 12:30 Cadet (U17 Women's Foil 1:00 Y12 Men's Epee 1:00 Y10 Women's Epee SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2015 8:00 Y14 Women's Foil 8:00 Cadet (U17) Men's Foil 8:00 Y12 Men's Sabre 8:00 Y10 Men's Epee 8:00 Y12 Women's Sabre 12:00 Y14 Men's Epee 12:30 Y12 Men's Foil 12:30 Y12 Women's Epee 1:30 Cadet (U17) Women's Sabre SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2015 8:30 Cadet (U17) Men's Epee 8:30: Y14 Women's Epee 8:30 Y14 Men's Sabre 8:30 Y12 Women's Foil 8:30 Y10 Men's Foil 11:30 Y10 Women's Sabre FENCERS MAY ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE EVENT PER DAY: In exceptional cases, the tournament organizers may waive this limitation. If you would like to request an exemption from this rule, please email Terrence Lasker at CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DAY OF EACH EVENT: The venue will open for fencers at 7:00 am each day of the tournament. Fencers must check-in each day that they compete, within the indicated hours of check-in, or they will be withdrawn from that event. 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. To help us at registration, please download the waiver form, print it, read it, sign it, and bring it to the table with you. This is especially critical if the fencer does not have a parent/guardian at check-in. No one will be allowed to fence without a signed waiver form. New USA Fencing memberships and new or replacement USA Fencing cards should be obtained through the USA Fencing website before the tournament. Athletes arriving without proof of USA Fencing membership must fill out all appropriate forms and pay for membership at registration even if already a member. Refund requests can be made later with USA Fencing as appropriate. Fencers who fail to register by the published deadline will be removed from the event and refunds will not be made. Note that per USA Fencing rules, fencers who are not present for their bout after having started a competition (for reasons other than a verified medical withdrawal) will be excluded from the competition, and national points and/or classifications that might have been earned for that competition will not be awarded. Further disciplinary action can be taken by USA Fencing. UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS Please note that the new sabre glove requirement will be enforced at this tournament. The rule is here: review and list of vendors is here: All USA Fencing uniform requirements apply. NAMES ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM. Conductive bibs are required in all foil events. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTIONS Y10 fencers must fence with weapons NO LONGER than 32.5 inches. . Equipment check will be open each day of the competition at 7:00 am. Equipment check will test the mask, lame jacket and foil mask bib, gloves and body cords, as well as any French grip weapons. Items that have passed inspection will be specially marked. Masks that do not pass the 12-kg punch test will be impounded or given a visible mark to signify that the mask is "not approved for use." All events are conducted with electric equipment. A preliminary check will be conducted at the beginning of each pool and DE bout to ensure the presence of: Underarm plastron, 2nd weapon and body cord, weapon check control marks. Athletes are subject to prohibition from fencing if these conditions are not met. Weapons with grips other than French will not be inspected or marked in advance. Regardless, failure to have the proper number of working weapons and other equipment at the strip is subject to penalty according to relevant USA Fencing rules. Parents and fencers should expect significant lines for equipment check between 7 – 8 am on Friday and Saturday. Please plan accordingly. POINTS, RATINGS AND SEEDING Seeding: Seeding shall be based on the following (in order): 1. Current national rolling point standings according to age group and weapon 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. Fencers from the same club will be separated as much as possible in the first round of competition. The Svetlana Chayevsky Atlanta Fencing Classic 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 us from USA Fencing. Please be sure to check your ratings and points at USA Fencing. This information will be obtained from USA Fencing on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Any discrepancies regarding classifications or points earned must be resolved by this date. Each event's tentative seeding will be posted at the venue prior to the close of check-in. 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. COMPETITION INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS Failure to report to a strip on time for the start of a bout subjects the fencer to disqualification according to USA Fencing rules. No flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions. Be advised that we may have press and other media at this event and to have video, photography, and sound recordings being made. The waiver form includes a release regarding this. REGISTRATION INFORMATION, DEADLINES, COSTS: Regular Entry Fee Deadline - Extended to September 22, 2015 Late Entry Fee Deadline - September 29, 2015 Withdraw Deadline - September 18, 2015 Classification Deadline - September 23, 2015 After September 29, 2015, no registration can be done through AskFRED. Furthermore, any registrations after this date are subject to a $200 surcharge, per USA Fencing guidelines. Contact Terrence Lasker at for more information or to register after September 29, 2015. If you have already registered and want to make a change or add an event after the regular entry deadline, this cannot be done through AskFRED. Please contact Terrence Lasker at REGISTRATION FEES Regular Entry - Registration Fee = $30 + Event Fee (for each event) = $40 Late Entry - Registration Fee = $90+ Event Fee (for each event) = $120 REFUND POLICY The registration portion of the entry fee and any AskFRED surcharges are non-refundable, however the event fees will be refunded for an athlete who needs to withdraw and does so in writing on or before September 18, 2015. After this date, no portion of the entry fees will be refunded.