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14th Annual Amarillo Open

September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Where
Carter Fitness Center & AC Fencing Salle
Corner of 24th Street 26 Washington, Amarillo, TX 79109 United States

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14th Annual Amarillo Open Sep 27, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013

The Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Amarillo Open Fencing Tournament.
Carter Fitness Center & AC Fencing Salle: Amarillo, TX

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Map to Corner of 24th Street & Washington Amarillo TX 79109
The Amarillo Competitive Fencing Association is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Amarillo Open Fencing Tournament. This tournament will be sanctioned.

DATE
September 27-29, 2013

VENUE
Amarillo College
Carter Fitness Center & AC Fencing Salle
Corner of 24th Street & Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109

We will have at least 8 grounded strips. 

BOUT COMMITTEE AND FOC
The Bout Committee Chair will be Gerrie Baumgart.
Bout Committee Contact Info: acfencer@gmail.com (806) 553-0115

EVENTS SCHEDULED
Fencing will commence for each event as soon as possible after close of registration. Please arrive sufficiently early so you will be ready to fence when registration closes. The venue will be open at approximately 7:30 a.m. both days.

Friday September 27th
7:00PM – Vet Mixed Epee

Saturday September 28th
9:00AM – Senior Mixed Epee
12:00PM – Senior Mixed Saber
2:00PM – Junior Mixed Foil
2:00PM – Women's Epee
2:00PM – Y14 Mixed Foil

Sunday September 29th
9:00AM – Junior Mixed Epee
10:00AM – Women's Foil
12:00PM – Senior Mixed Foil
1:00PM – Y14 Mixed Epee

REGISTRATION/EVENT FEES
Online early registration completed and fees paid on or before September 6th – $15
Early registration completed on or before September 20st – $25
Registration after September 21st – $50
At the door registration – $75.00
$20 for each Senior or Veteran 
$20 for each Women's or Junior Event
$15 for each Youth 14 Event

CLUB REBATE
A club rebate is available to clubs who have at least 10 paid fencers. The rebate will be a total of 8% of the club's fencers' total fencing fees paid (including late fees) if the club has at least 10 paid fencers, and 10% if the club has at least 20 paid fencers. The rebate will be paid to the club at the tournament.

TRAVELING INFORMATION
If you're flying – Nonstop commercial service is available from Dallas Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Houston-Bush Intercontinental Airport, Denver International Airport, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and Memphis International Airport. Amarillo is served by American, Continental, Delta and Southwest airlines.
If you're driving – Amarillo is located on I-40 between Albuquerque and Oklahoma City, and on HW287 between Denver and Dallas/Fort Worth. Amarillo is an easy four-hour drive from either Albuquerque or Oklahoma City, a five-hour drive from Fort Worth, and a seven-hour drive from Denver or El Paso.
Well over 50 hotels and many more restaurants within 5-10 minutes of the venue will accommodate any budget and need.
Visitor Information – http://www.visitamarillotx.com/index.cfm
Hotels near the venue – http://www.visitamarillotx.com/maps.cfm?p=maps_accommodations
Restaurants near the venue – http://www.visitamarillotx.com/visitors.cfm?p=DiningGuide

AWARDS
Medals for the top 8 fencers will be awarded for all events.

USFA RULES
All USFA rules will be enforced in the tournament. Please bring proof of USFA membership or you will not be allowed to compete. New USFA membership applications will be available at the tournament.

COMPETITION FORMAT
Standard USFA pool format with 100 percent advancing to direct elimination with no repecharge.

ARMORER
The tournament will have an armorer to check fencing equipment before each competition and to assist with equipment problems during the tournament. Masks and body cords will be checked for all events. In addition, lames will be checked for foil and lames/cuffs for saber. The bib is now target for all US Fencing foil events.
The armory will be opened for early equipment check on Friday night from 6PM to 9PM at the venue. We are encouraging everybody with an 8AM start time on Saturday to take advantage of this early equipment check.

EVENT KIOSK AND MOBILE ACCESS
We will have LCD monitors and event kiosks that will display live results and tournament info. When pools or DE's are called, you can see where you need to be on either the LCD monitors, the event kiosks, or on your Internet-enabled mobile device.

SET YOUR CLOCKS
For those coming from other time zones, Amarillo is in the Central Time Zone. Be sure to set your clocks accordingly.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FOOD IN THE VENUE: The Carter Fitness Center does not allow food and drink (other than water bottles) on the floor of the gym where the competition is being held. There will be an adjoining classroom where all food must be kept and consumed.
Breakfast burritos and box lunches will be available.

REFUND POLICY
For refund of event fee(s), withdrawals must be submitted to acfencer@gmail.com or (806) 553-0115 (leave message) by midnight 09/14/2013. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

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