Rain City Super Youth Circuit (SYC)
April 27-30, 2018
Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce that the Rain City Super Youth Circuit is returning in 2018! SYCs are national point events for all youth age groups. Fencers from all over the western US, Canada, and beyond are expected to compete.
We will plan our schedule based on turnout for the other western SYCs. Our event schedule will be posted in early December.
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 March 31, 2018:
- $30 registration fee
- $40 per event
After March 31, 2018 (at 11:59pm PDT), triple fees will apply:
- $90 registration fee
- $120 per event
All tournament fees must be pre-paid at time of registration. If you do not wish to pre-pay online, you may download a paper registration form.
Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, visit our Refund Request page. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your payment receipt email from AskFRED. Please do not cancel your preregistration on AskFRED first; doing so will delay the process!
All competitors must have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Download the waiver form here. If you pre-register online, please bring your signed waiver form to the tournament with you.
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. You may join or renew your USA Fencing membership online at http://www.usfencing.org. Foreign fencers must be current members of their nation’s fencing federation or possess an FIE license.
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 2007 through 2010
- Youth-12: Born in 2005 through 2008
- Youth 14: Born in 2003 through 2006
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 24, 2018. 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, April 26th 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
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. The schedule will be posted in April 2018.
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
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- Microsoft Visitor Center
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Pike Place Market
- Seattle Aquarium
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