Rain City Super Youth Circuit (SYC)
April 29-May 2, 2022

Rain City Fencing Center is pleased to announce that the Rain City Super Youth Circuit is returning in 2022! SYCs are national point events for all youth age groups. Fencers from all over the western US, Canada, and beyond are expected to compete.

Check out the event schedule and other tournament information on the USA Fencing website.

Live Results

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

Event Schedule by Day

Friday, April 29

9:00 AM Youth-14 Men’s Épée
11:00 AM Youth-14 Women’s Saber
 1:30 PM Youth-10 Women’s Foil
 2:00 PM Youth-10 Women’s Saber

Saturday, April 30

 9:00 AM Youth-14 Women’s Épée
 9:00 AM Youth-12 Men’s Épée
 10:00 AM Youth-12 Women’s Saber
 2:00 PM Youth-14 Men’s Saber
 2:00 PM Youth-12 Women’s Foil

Sunday, May 1

 8:00 AM Youth-12 Men’s Foil
10:30 AM Youth-12 Women’s Épée
12:30 PM Youth-12 Men’s Saber
 2:00 PM Youth-14 Women’s Foil
 3:00 PM Youth-10 Men’s Épée

Monday, May 2

 9:00 AM Youth-14 Men’s Foil
12:30 PM Youth-10 Women’s Épée
1:30 PM Youth-10 Men’s Foil
 2:00 PM Youth-10 Men’s Saber

Event Schedule by Weapon

Men’s Épée Men’s Foil Men’s Saber Women’s Épée Women’s Foil Women’s Saber
9:00 AM
1:30 PM

11:00 AM

2:00 PM

9:00 AM
2:00 PM
9:00 AM
2:00 PM
10:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
12:30 PM
10:30 AM
2:00 PM
9:00 AM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM
12:30 PM

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.

Registration Information

The final entry deadline has already passed. No further registrations will be accepted.

Registration fees are non-refundable. For refunds of event fees, send us an email, indicating the fencer’s name and which event(s) you wish to withdraw from.

Venue Information

The event will be held at

Rain City Fencing Center
1776 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA  98005
(425) 747-6300

Click here for a Google map of our location.

Tournament Rules

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 or saber 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.

COVID-19 Policies

All competitors, officials, spectators, and coaches must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Referees will be enforcing this policy strictly.

Minor athletes may be accompanied by one parent or guardian in the venue. All spectators and parents must remain in the lobby or upstairs on the mezzanine. Only athletes, officials, and coaches are allowed on the fencing floor.

All fencers, spectators, coaches, and officials will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result from no more than 72 hours prior to the event. We will be verifying that status at the entrance and providing wristbands for access. Before the event, we will send an email to all competitors with instructions on how to provide vaccination proof or test results in advance. RCFC fencers and parents will be able to provide vaccination proof during the week before the event if they have not already done so.

Age Eligibility

Eligibility is based on birth year, regardless of the specific day/month:

  • Youth-10: Born in 2011 through 2014
  • Youth-12: Born in 2009 through 2012
  • Youth 14: Born in 2007 through 2010

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.

Event Seeding

Fencer classifications, club and division affiliations, and national point rankings will be validated against the USA Fencing’s membership database as of April 27, 2022. 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.

Equipment Check

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 28th 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.

Nearby Hotels

For fencers visiting from outside the Seattle area, following hotels are located near the venue:

Sonesta Select Bellevue
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Hotel Website

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
14595 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Hotel Website

Residence Inn by Marriott
14455 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007
Hotel Website

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, April 29: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 30: 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 1: 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Monday, May 2: 7:30 AM – 7:00 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