March 23, 2020

Dear fans of the Rain City SYC,

We have been watching the development of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and its likely timeframe and progression. We have come to the conclusion that the 2020 Rain City Super Youth Circuit should be canceled. While we regret the necessity – we love inviting fencers from all over North America to our facility, and we know people enjoy a well-run tournament –the safety of the athletes, families, coaches, staff, and volunteers is paramount. Even if attendance were significantly lower than in past years, it would be impractical to implement the kind of distancing and disinfecting measures that would be needed to keep everyone safe and healthy.

We are working with the USA Fencing national office on a bulk process for refunding event and registration fees, similar to what is being done for other regional and national tournaments. You do not need to request a refund individually; they will all be done in a batch. We will update the tournament page and our Facebook page when we know the timeframe for the refunds.

While we are disappointed that we’re not able to hold our signature event this year, we look forward to seeing everyone at Summer Nationals and all of next season’s regional events.

Best wishes to the fencing community, and stay healthy!

Greg Jones, Dan Berke, and Alan Geller
The Rain City SYC Team