The Iron Duel Is Open for Registration!

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November 6 and 7th in MEMPHIS, TN!

near Forest Hill-Irene Rd & Winchester.

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YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER THROUGH ASKFRED.NET OR YOU WILL PAY $5 EXTRA PER WEAPON.
Go to the bottom of this email for where online to go to do this.
ALSO, YOU MUST BE A USFA MEMBER OR JOIN THE USFA ON SITE (we will have applications to fill out).
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THE EVENTS:

Mixed Epee (for ages 13 - up)
**Mixed Novice Epee (for ages 13 - up)
Women's Epee (for ages 13 - up)
Youth 12/Youth 14 Epee (for ages 9 - 13 only)
Mixed Foil (for ages 13 - up)
Mixed Sabre (for ages 13 - up)

**This event is not a USFA Sanctioned Event. No ratings will be given. All other events are USFA-sanctioned events, current USFA membership is required to compete in these events. Applications will be on hand but we encourage going online to http://www.usfencing.org to apply/renew.

'Novice' means six months training or less and non-rated.

Trophies awarded for 1st. Plaques for 2nd. Medals for 3rd (ties for 3rd).

Entry Fees: $10 for Novices.
$15 for all other entrants for 1st event/$10 for 2nd or more event(s)

EVENT SCHEDULES: (Some events will overlap - due to facility scheduling constraints this will be unavoidable. PLEASE arrive before time or on time and BE READY to fence. Have working equipment. Pre-Test your tips and weights.)

Schedule for Saturday, Nov 6:

7:00am: Check-In for Mixed Epee commences.
7:30am: Registration for Mixed Epee Closes. Mixed Epee commences.
8:00am: Check-In for Novice Epee AND Y12/Y14 Epee Commences.
8:30am: Registration for Novice Epee Closes. Novice Epee AND Y12/Y14 Epee commences
8:30am: Check-In for Women's Epee commences.
9:00am: Registration for Women's Epee Closes. Women's Epee commences.

Schedule for Sunday, Nov 7:

2:45pm: Check-In for Mixed Foil commences.
3:00pm: Registration for Mixed Foil closes. Mixed Foil commences.
3:45pm: Check-in for Mixed Sabre commences.
4:00pm: Registration for Mixed Sabre closes. Mixed Sabre commences.

IMPORTANT INFO: (please find which type of fencing student or supporter you are below)


BRAND-NEW FENCING STUDENTS (just started in the last month or two with Mr Tom):
Fencers of all ages and levels who aren't ready/able to compete: we could use your help and you can learn how a fencing competition runs, help with timekeeping/scorekeeping, and generally understand the tournament process better by attending. 
You should consider attending because:
1) This is the real deal put into action. A fencing competition is the best way to see it all put together and see what you are driving towards.
2) You can help - by helping to set up/breakdown, run a stopwatch, do little errands, etc. Ask Mr Tom if you want to help!
3) You can show your family and friends what this is all about. Perhaps they might get interested if they see fencing up close!
4) You get to see Mr Tom fence!
5) It's fun!

CBHS/SGS/High School FENCERS:
Veteran Fencers should attend and compete because:
1) You know you need more experience and this is the first local event of the season.
2) A great chance to snag a Division rating!
3) Fencing in town is always better than fencing away.
4) You need to set a good role model for the new fencers on your team and give them the chance to support you.
5) Help support your team and contribute to the local equipment fund!
6) It's fun!

New CBHS/SGS fencers should attend and participate because:
1) This is the real deal put into action. A fencing competition is the best way to see it all put together and see what you are driving towards.
2) You can help - by helping to set up, run a stopwatch, do little errands, etc. Ask Coach Tom if you want to help!
3) You can show your family and friends what this is all about. Perhaps they might get interested if they see fencing up close!
4) You get to see Coach Tom fence!
5) It's fun!

YOUNG BLADES students, AGES 6.5 - 9: 
You should consider attending and watching because:
1) This is the real deal put into action. A fencing competition is the best way to see it all put together and see what you are driving towards.
2) You can show your family and friends what this is all about. Perhaps they might get interested if they see fencing up close!
3) You get to see Mr Tom fence!
4) It's fun!

YOUTH FENCERS, AGES 9 - 12: Fencers age 9 - 12 should compete for a number of reasons:
1) You need experience and this is the first local event of the season.
2) Fencing in town is always better than fencing away.
3) The ONLY way to truly get better at this sport is to DO IT, under pressure and with other competitors in your league.
4) It's fun!

VETERAN/RATED FENCERS, AGES 13 - UP:
Veteran and Rated fencers should compete and participate by helping out for a number of reasons:
1) You need to gain experience directing and using the proper Referee arm signals.
2) You need to be a role model for other younger fencers or less experienced ones.
3) You appreciate it when we direct and help you out, return the favor by volunteering time and interest.
4) Anyone who considers themself a serious fencer understands that bout management is important and we all need to pitch in.
5) Help us/me out since I first helped most of you out as you have learned this fun and exciting sport.
6) It's fun!

NOVICE and UNRATED FENCERS, AGE 13 - UP:
Novice and/or unrated Fencers age 13 and up who ARE ready to compete: this competition is a great opportunity for you to receive a rating in these weapons. Just go to askfred.net and look at the results of many of the other competitions.
1) You need experience and this is the first local event of the season.
2) Fencing in town is always better than fencing away.
3) If you need to borrow equipment, we will have weapons, underarm protectors, and bodycords on hand.
4) It's fun!


ABOUT ASKFRED.NET:
If you are NOT familiar with this website, please go and visit http://www.askfred.net/
(Select SouthEast Region in the top left to only see competitions in the relevant part of the country to Memphis-area.)
This site is where the majority of fencing clubs and schools will post announcement of UPCOMING fencing tournaments AND the results of RECENT competitions. Several of our club's competitions may be found showing the results for all fencers involved. You should create your own account on askfred so you can sign up online for competitions that I and others host in the region. If you do so, remember the following: you are in the Tennessee Division and select Memphis Fencers/Collierville Arts Academy for your primary club/school. If you get mixed up, email me.

To find out more info on this competition, go here: http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=13209
To PreRegister for this competition, go here: http://askfred.net/Events/Prereg/prereg.php?tournament_id=13209

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