Rain City Super Youth Circuit (SYC)
May 3-6, 2019
Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce that the Rain City Super Youth Circuit is returning in 2019! SYCs are national point events for all youth age groups. Fencers from all over the western US, Canada, and beyond are expected to compete.
Live results will be published online throughout the event on the Fencing Time Live website. Initial competitor lists and seeding will be posted approximately 3 days before the event. Please contact us if there are any errors.
Event Schedule by Day
Friday, May 3, 2019
|9:00 AM||Youth-10 Women’s Foil|
|9:00 AM||Youth-14 Men’s Épée|
|12:30 PM||Youth-14 Men’s Sabre|
|2:00 PM||Youth-14 Women’s Foil|
Saturday, May 4, 2019
|9:00 AM||Youth-10 Men’s Foil|
|9:00 AM||Youth-12 Men’s Épée|
|1:00 PM||Youth-12 Men’s Sabre|
|2:00 PM||Youth-12 Women’s Foil|
|4:00 PM||Youth-10 Women’s Sabre|
Sunday, May 5, 2019
|9:00 AM||Youth-10 Men’s Épée|
|9:00 AM||Youth-10 Men’s Sabre|
|9:00 AM||Youth-12 Women’s Épée|
|11:30 AM||Youth-12 Women’s Sabre|
|2:00 PM||Youth-12 Men’s Foil|
Monday, May 6, 2019
|9:00 AM||Youth-14 Women’s Sabre|
|9:00 AM||Youth-14 Women’s Épée|
|9:00 AM||Youth-10 Women’s Épée|
|12:00 PM||Youth-14 Men’s Foil|
Event Schedule by Weapon
|Men’s Épée||Men’s Foil||Men’s Sabre||Women’s Épée||Women’s Foil||Women’s Sabre|
Fencers may not fence in two simultaneous events under any circumstances. Fencers who do not report to strip after their third call will be scratched from the event.
All events will be fenced as a single round of pools, followed by straight direct-elimination (10-touch bouts for Y10, 15-touch for Y12 and Y14), no fence-off for third.
Medals will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event. In all events, including small events such as Youth-10 Épée, boys and girls will fence separately.
Entry fees will vary depending on when you make your payment.
On or before April 1, 2019:
- $29 registration fee
- $50 per event
Between April 1 and April 30, 2019 (at 11:59pm PDT), triple fees will apply:
- $99 registration fee
- $150 per event
No registrations will be accepted after April 30th, 2019.
All tournament fees must be pre-paid at time of registration.
Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, visit our Refund Request page.
All competitors must have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. This form will be signed online during the registration process.
The event will be held at
Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
All fencers must be current competitive members of USA Fencing or their national federation. If you do not have a current USA Fencing Competitive or Foreign Fencer membership, you will not be able to register online.
Full regulation uniform according to USA Fencing rules is required, including plastron, knickers, and knee-length socks. No jeans or sweatpants allowed. Names are not required on fencer uniforms.
For foil, masks with electric bibs are required for all events.
For épée, a conductive surface can ground out the opponent’s weapon. Épée fencers may NOT wear electric foil masks. Two-weapon fencers must have two masks, or a mask with an exchangeable bib.
For Youth-10 events, a 30” or 32” blade is required. For Youth-12 and Youth-14 events, a standard 30”-35” blade is permitted.
Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:
- Youth-10: Born in 2008 through 2011
- Youth-12: Born in 2006 through 2009
- Youth 14: Born in 2004 through 2007
Fencers with Youth-10 national points are eligible to fence in the Youth-12 events. Fencers with Youth-12 national points are eligible to fence in the Youth-14 events.
If your USA Fencing membership card does not indicate “DOB: VERIFIED”, please bring a form of government-issued ID or photocopy of a birth certificate for age verification.
Fencer classifications, club and division affiliations, and national point rankings will be validated against the USA Fencing’s membership database as of April 30, 2019. It is the fencer’s responsibility to ensure that USA Fencing has properly recorded any necessary changes or corrections prior to that date. No classification or affiliation changes will be made at the event.
In all events, all ranked fencers (those possessing national points) will be seeded ahead of unranked fencers, regardless of classification. All unranked fencers will be seeded by classification letter and year.
Please arrive early to allow time for equipment checks. We will be checking masks, lames, body cords, gloves, and foil/sabre mask cords.
Fencers who are in the Seattle area prior to the event can get equipment checked at Rain City Fencing Center on Thursday, May 2nd from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.
We will also keep the equipment check open until 8:00 PM on Friday so that fencers competing on Saturday morning can get their gear checked.
Bellevue, Washington is served by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Most popular airlines have several flights daily in and out of Seattle. The airport is approximately 15 miles from the hotels and venue.
There will be shuttle service from the hotels to the venue. We strongly recommend use of the shuttles, as parking will be tight at the venue.
We are still working to arrange a block rate at the nearby hotels for the SYC. We will post the information as soon as we have it.
For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, following hotels are located near the venue:
Courtyard by Marriott
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
$123/night, includes breakfast, must book by April 13, 2018
Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
A free shuttle will be running between Rain City and the Fairfield Inn throughout the competition. Guests staying at the Fairfield, Courtyard, and Residence Inn (all three hotels are adjacent to each other) are encouraged to take the shuttle to avoid the tight parking situation at Rain City.
The shuttle will operate on a loop and should make the circuit every 15-20 minutes on the following approximate schedule:
- Friday, May 3: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, May 4: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday, May 5: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Monday, May 6: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Our shuttle will NOT be stopping at the Hampton Inn. They have their own shuttle which may be available as-needed, but it should not be relied upon.
If you have any questions about our tournament, click here to send us email.
Places to visit in the Seattle area
- Space Needle
- Bellevue Art Museum
- Microsoft Visitor Center
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Pike Place Market
- Seattle Aquarium
- Boeing Museum of Flight
- Seattle Center Pacific Science Center – IMAX
- Bellevue Square Mall