USA Fencing Announces the North Texas Roundup Super Youth Circuit and Cadet Fencing Tournament hosted by the North Texas Fencing Tournament Coalition, http://www.NTFTC.org, a cooperative venture of the Fencing Institute of Texas, Cutting Edge Fencing Club, Gold Blade Fencing Club, and North Texas Fencing Alliance. Sponsored by Absolute Fencing Gear.
WHAT IS FENCING?
Fencing was one of the original nine sports in the inaugural modern Olympic Games played in Athens, Green in 1869. It is one of four sports that have been featured at every single Olympic competition since.
Fencing incorporates agility, strength, coordination, balance, and timing. Physical ability is just as important as having a strong mental edge. Featuring three differed levels, categorized by type of weapon used in each level. These weapons include the epee, foil, and the saber.
F.E.S. WHICH IS BEST?
Foil- In foil fencing, touches are scored with the tip of the blade. The torso is the target. These weapons are often flexible and weighing less than one pound. Beginners learn the foil method first as it is the most technical form of fencing to execute, incorporating all the basic elements of fencing.
Epee- The largest and heaviest of swords with a stiffer blade. The entire body is the target in this style of fencing- including the mask.
Saber- By far the most physical of the types of fencing. Points can be scored with the top or sides of the blade and the target is the bend of the hips to the top of the head.
Fencing is a very aerobically challenging sport. Featuring lunge after lunge. Conditioning one’s body, training will consist of exercised like squatting and lunging.
HOW TO WIN?
Olympic Games matches are contested over three three-minute rounds. Winners must be the first to 15 points or whoever has the most hits after the three rounds. Other scoring protocols exist and are usually based on the first fencer to a predetermined number of points, with a five point/three minute system quite common.
Points are scored by touching or ‘hitting’ opponents with the tip or blade of your sword, which is wired to a buzzer that sounds to indicate contact, on a valid target area.
Registration will open once USA Fencing deploys the new registration system, later this summer. In the meantime, schedule of events have been posted on
Registration fees before 11:59 PM CDT August 13
Event Fees: $45:00
Registration fees between August 14 to August 28 11:59 PM CDT
Event Fees: $135:00
Additional $200 late fee starts August 29, 2016
Registration fee is not refundable.
Last day to request refund of Event Fees is August 26, 2017. Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks after the tournament.
check back for registration system details.
WHEN / WHERE
September 2 – September 4
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
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ON THE FENCE ABOUT WHERE TO STAY?
Wingate by Wyndham Dallas/ Las Colinas
850 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75038
Only 1.3 miles away from the venue and offers complimentary shuttle to and from!
Additional amenities include free hot breakfast buffet, WiFi, Parking, and comfortable and clean rooms at friendly rates.