Schedule Update for FAP-Central January 2022
Starting January 8, 2022, both the mixed level Cadet and Competitive Youth classes meet at 1:30pm to 3:30+pm.
This will allow us to offer unofficial, smaller introductory level tournaments on Saturday afternoons at 3pm. These events must have a minimum of 5 competitors to run and have a maximum entry of 12. These events usually take about 2.5 to 3 hours and will follow official USA Fencing competition rules: full uniform required, full complement of electric scoring equipment required (if applicable) and all regular protocols followed. For more details, please refer to the USA Fencing website.
Any athlete participating in our afternoon events has done their pre-event warmup by attending class and is ready for the competition close of check in at 3pm. Class at this level mirrors what they should do before a tournament: warm up, stretch, footwork practice, drill, bouting. Athletes not participating in an after-class competition will finish class at 3:30, but still have a chance to help teammates with warm up bouting and possibly spectate at least the first round of the event.
These practice tournaments prepare the athlete for official competitions, whether at F.AP. Central or elsewhere; the athlete is learning to arrive an hour before close of check in to warm up and get their pre-event practice bouts. Occasionally the events will be official, sanctioned tournaments where athletes can earn ratings, so participating athletes will have a chance to help their more experienced teammates move up by making it a bigger tournament.
Start looking for these events after Junior Olympics are over (Feb. 18-21). You can check the schedule on askfred.net and/or the F.A.P. website bulletin board.
Below are registration links for regional events in our region (Region 3) that are coming up this month and next month (February)
Registration and Event Fees. Regular fees until January 7th, 2021 11:59PM PST – Registration $30, Administration $15, and Event fee is $55/event; Late fees (Triple) from January 8th until January 19th 11:59PM PST – Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event Starting January 19th, No Online registration is permitted; Walk-In is permitted with Triple Fees
Registration and Event Fees. Regular fees until January 10th 2022 11:59PM PST – Registration $35, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event; Late fees (Triple) from January 11th until January 24th 2022 11:59PM PDT – Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event Starting January 25th, No Online registration is permitted; Walk-In is permitted with Triple Fees if there is …
The Integrity Cup event above is held at the end of the month , January 29-30. this is a good place for the cadet and junior fencers to step out and try a regional Division 2 tournament. If you are 13 as of January 1st, 2022, and you’ve already competed in local tournaments, this is your next step.
LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY
Registration and Event Fees. Regular fees until Monday January 17th, 2022 11:59 PM PDT ; Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $45/event ; Late fees (Triple) from Tuesday January 18th until Monday January 31st 11:59 PM PDT Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $135/event
The second “Integrity Cup” below is only a regional level event for Juniors and Cadets
Registration and Event Fees. Regular fees until January 21th 2022 11:59PM PDT – Registration $35, and Event fee is $45/event; Late fees (Triple) from January 22nd until February 7th 2022 11:59PM PDT – Registration $105, Administration $15, and Event fee is $135/event Starting February 8th, No Online registration is permitted; Walk-In is permitted with Triple Fees (if a spot is available and …
Registration and Event Fees. Regular fees until Monday February 7th 11:59 PM PDT – Registration $30, Administration $5, and Event fee is $55/event; Late fees (Triple) from February 8th until February 21st 11:59 PM PDT – Registration $90, Administration $15, and Event fee is $165/event Starting February 22nd, No Online registration is permitted; Walk-Ins are NOT permitted
February also includes the Junior Olympic Championships in Salt Lake city, Utah on President’s Day weekend
MAIN LINE UPDATE
We’re happy to announce a new schedule and the addition of Sunday classes at the Kaiserman JCC beginning Tuesday, January 4th.
Youth Beginners (ages 8-12)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Sundays, 9:00am – 10:00am
Cadet Beginners (ages 13-17)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sundays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
*NEW* PARENT PROGRAMS
Based on feedback from new and experienced fencing parents alike, we will be rolling out a virtual bulletin board on the club website. This virtual board will serve as a resource for parents, covering information such as club updates and guidance on tournament registration. AskFred (local tournaments) & USA Fencing (regional & national) can be confusing; if you’re baffled by the search/signup process, or have other peer-to-peer questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get support from an experienced parent!
Please join us in congratulating Maestro and all of the athletes who participated in the December North American Cup this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Special shoutout to Tristan Szapary on his 11th place finish!
Cadet Men’s Épée, Nate Otto
Junior Men’s Épée, Zach Suico ⠂David DiSimone ⠂Nate Otto ⠂Felix Zhao
Junior Women’s Foil, Natalie Adams Kim
Division I Men’s Épée, Tristan Szapary ⠂Felix Zhao ⠂Zach Suico
Division I Women’s Foil, Natalie Adams Kim
WORLD CUP UPDATE
Congratulations to Maia Weintraub on her impressive 15th place finish at the Senior Women’s Foil World Cup in Saint-Maur, France!
REMINDER: JUNIOR OLYMPICS
It’s time to sign up for the Salt Lake City JO 2022 ! We strongly suggest registering online before January 10th, as the USA Fencing website can get overloaded closer to deadlines. Unsure of which events your athlete might have qualified for? Consult this page, where you can search by name, event, or other criteria. For further support, please reach out to email@example.com and be connected with a fellow FAP parent who can help!