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Neil Lazar RYC/RJCC Sep 23, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
You cannot register through FRED - All registrations taken through your membership profile at Regular fee entry deadline Sep 8, 2023, late fee Sep 9-13.
Floyd Little Athletic Center: New Haven, CT
posted 05/17/2023
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WAITLIST INFO: Should events reach waitlist capacity, to be officially on a wait list you must have supplied a valid credit card when registering. If you have an invalid/expired credit card on file we cannot move you into the event, or if you did not supply a payment method when registering your entry is listed as "waitlist pending" and cannot be advanced, and your place on the waitlist will drop as others join. Your card is not charged until you are moved into the event. If you join the waitlist during regular fee period your card will be charged regular fee, if join during late fee period you will be charged late fee. If any questions regarding the waitlist contact the organizer immediately.

Waitlisted fencers may inquire in-person at the Bout Committee on tournament day and if available slots due to no-shows can enter (in event of multiple fencers present entry will be based on original place on waitlist). Fencers not on waitlist can also inquire at the BC on tournmaent day for available slots, however will only be accommodated after any waitlisted fencers present.


Armorers will be at the venue on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for fencers wishing to do early equipment check.

On tournament day all fencers must enter through the Sherman Ave doors. Lines to enter the venue will be very long at times, as building security requires everyone to pass through metal detectors and submit to bag search. Please plan your travel accordingly.

All bags must be stored in the upper mezzanine or in outer hallway against the walls.

USA Fencing Regional events follow the codes of conduct set by USA Fencing. All spectators, coaches and members will be expected to abide by these codes of conduct ( Spectators must remain in the upper mezzanine or in the bleachers. Only credentialed coaches are allowed on the fencing floor. Credentials are available at Bout Committee.

To report MAAPP, SafeSport Policy or Code of Conduct violations visit


The Neil Lazar Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) and Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC)
September 23-24, 2023

Registration opens June 18, 2023, and closes September 13, 2023, with regular and late fees as noted in "Registration and Event Fees" below. It is your responsibility to be aware of fee period deadlines; no reminders will be sent.

We ask everyone to practice general infectious diseases guidelines. If you're sick, stay home. At this time Covid testing is not required, proof of vaccination is not required, and wearing of masks is optional. If any circumstances arise that would preclude safe running of this event, this tournament can be cancelled at any time. Should tournament cancel, any refund of fees is subject to USA Fencing.

• All events will be capped and entry is on a first-come first-served basis – no exceptions. Caps may be adjusted depending on registrations in each event and to ensure balance throughout the day. Once the event cap has been reached fencers will be placed on a wait list. A payment method must be supplied in order to join the wait list. If no payment method you will not be officially on the wait list and you are "waitlist pending." Wait lists will also be cleared on a first-come first-served basis.

• RYC tournaments will award points to all participants based on this formula: ((# entries – place + 1) / # entries) x 100 points. The winner of each RYC, regardless of size of field, will earn 100 points. The size of the participant field is based on all athletes in the event, regardless of region, however regional RYC points are only earned in the fencers own region. *Only fencers residing in Region 3 are eligible to earn regional points at this RYC. These points may qualify Youth fencers to the USA Fencing National Championships. Points earned at Regional Youth tournaments are not considered in determination of national point standings; they are only reflected in regional point standings.

• RJCC will award points to all participants using this formula:((# entries – place + 1) / # entries) x 100 points. The winner of each RJCC, regardless of size of field, will earn 100 points. The size of the participant field is based on all athletes in the event, regardless of region, however only fencers residing in Region 3 will earn points at this tournament. These points may qualify Cadet and Junior fencers to the USA Fencing Junior Olympics and July Challenge. Points earned at Regional Junior/Cadet tournaments are not considered in determination of national point standings; they are only reflected in regional point standings.

• Classifications can be earned, if USA Fencing criteria met. Note that youth events do not qualify for the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that these events are NR until they achieve C1 level or higher. See USA Fencing chart:




If interested in refereeing, e-mail Cheryl at Only referees who are FIE/nationally rated, FenceSafe-approved, and have background screen passed will be considered (FenceSafe and Background not needed if under age 18).

If you have tournament questions e-mail Cheryl at


Floyd Little Athletic Center (located in Hillhouse High School)
480 Sherman Parkway; New Haven, CT 06511
Everyone must enter through the Sherman Avenue doors and must past through security metal detectors and bag search. Line will be long at times.

• Less than 15 minutes from I-95
• 60,000 sf venue, rubberized flooring surface
• Upper mezzanine for spectators
• Free parking
• Air-conditioned
• All FIE/Nationally rated referees
• Experienced Bout Committee and Armory Staff

Free parking is available on surrounding streets, in the small lot with entry on Crescent Street, and in large parking lot with entry on Munson Street.

Fencers and spectators must abide by and comply with all safety measures required by the tournament organizer. Fencers are allowed 1 person to accompany them (this person does not include coaches). Clubs will be allowed 2 coaches in attendance. To receive a coaching credential coaches must be SafeSport compliant (i.e. have a current NCSI background screen and have completed the required online SafeSport training).

All spectators must remain in the upstairs mezzanine or in the bleachers. Anyone (fencer or spectator) refusing to comply with safety protocols will be escorted from the venue. If you cannot comply do not register for this tournament.

Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well. Infectious Diseases protocols are strongly recommended, including:

• Wash and sanitize all your fencing equipment. Consult the manufacturer for proper cleaning instructions to avoid possible damage to equipment.
• Come to the tournament already dressed in freshly washed fencing uniform. Changing in bathrooms is discouraged.
• Social distancing is encouraged.
• Spectators should remain in designated seating areas.
• Fencers should remain in designated seating areas and not congregate in groups.
• Refrain from contacting other participants and attendees (handshakes, body contact, etc.)
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.
• Avoid touching your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.
• Do not share equipment such as weapons, body cords, fencing masks, gloves or uniforms, with others.


Follow live results, pool assignments, strip assignments, etc. at: There will be no public monitors in the venue; information access will be through your cell phone or other internet-accessible device.



• Event times are subject to change to ensure strip balance. There is no refund of fees due to time changes on the same day, so we encourage you to keep your day flexible until event times are final. Notice of time changes will be posted on the USA Fencing tournament page and e-mail sent though the USA Fencing system. Verify your event time prior to traveling to the tournament.
• All events will be capped and entry is on a first-come first-served basis – no exceptions. Once the event cap has been reached fencers will be placed on a wait list. Wait lists will also be cleared on a first-come first-served basis. Direct any questions regarding capping to USA Fencing National Office.
• Events are open to current USA Fencing competitive members and age-eligible to fence.
• Fencing generally commences apprx. 10-15 minutes after close of check-in, or as tournament conditions permit. Arrive sufficiently early to be ready to fence when registration closes and pool set-up is complete.
• Venue opens at 6:30 a.m.
• Full equipment check required. Fencers must have appropriate armory inspections marks upon presentation to the strip.

*Event times are subject to change
8:00 CME
8:00 Y14 WE
8:00 Y10 WE
8:00 JWF
8:00 Y12 MF
8:15 Y14 MS
11:00 Y10 MS
11:00 Y12 WS
12:00 Y12 ME
12:00 Y14 WF
1:00 JWE
1:00 CMF
2:00 CWS
3:00 Y10 WF
4:30 JMS

*Event times are subject to change

8:00 JME
8:00 Y12 WE
8:00 Y14 MF
8:00 CWF
8:00 Y12 MS
8:00 Y10 WS
11:00 Y14 WS
12:00 Y12 WF
12:00 Y10 MF
12:00 Y14 ME
1:00 CWE
1:00 JMF
1:30 JWS
2:30 Y10 ME
4:00 CMS


Registration is through USA Fencing using your Membership Profile. **Registration and USA Fencing fees are nonrefundable*

REGULAR ENTRY fee/registration/payment period: Until September 8, 2023: $40 registration fee plus $55/event, plus applicable USA Fencing Administration fees

LATE ENTRY fee/registration/payment period: September 9-13, 2033: $120 registration fee plus $165/event, plus applicable USA Fencing Administration fees

WAIT-LISTED ENTRY: Once the tournament has filled to the capped amount a wait list will begin. A payment method must be supplied in order to officially join the wait list. If no payment method you will not be officially on the wait list and your potential place on the list will continue to drop as others join the wait list. When an athlete withdraws from the event the next person on the waitlist will then have 24 hours to officially register for the event and pay event fees.

NO GENERAL WALK-IN ENTRIES. In-person inquires can be made at the BC on tournament day for any availble slots, and entry allowed (at late fee) only if available spots and only after any wait-listed fencers present have been entered.


• Requests for event fees refunds will only be honored if received prior to midnight on September 16, 2023. An exeption will be made for events with waitlists, and if your spot can be filled from the waitlist "event fee" refund request will be honored until midnight Sep 20. No refunds after Sep 20, even if due to illness/injury. Registration and USA Fencing administration fees are nonrefundable. USA Fencing will issue refund to credit card used for the registration.

You must send notification of withdrawal and request for refund to FENCERS WHO WITHDRAW THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND.

• On tournament day, fencers arriving after close of check-in will be withdrawn from the competition, and no there will be no refund of entry fees for any reason. No refunds for no-shows, including in event of illness/injury.

*There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this refund policy.*


** Liability waiver - Upon entering this tournament you agree to abide by the current rules of USA Fencing and other applicable rules instituted by Floyd Little Athletic Center, Candlewood Fencing Center (CFC) and Connecticut Division. You agree to abide by all health safety protocols instituted for this tournament. You acknowledge you are entering this tournament at your own risk and release USA Fencing and its sponsors, Candlewood Fencing Center, Floyd Little Athletic Center, and any tournament/facility staff from any liability, even if due to negligence. With entry you give consent to tournament organizers to obtain medical care from any tournament medical staff, licensed physician, EMS personnel, hospital or clinic for any injury or illness that may arise during activities associated with this tournament. Photography, filming, recording, or any other form of media of the athlete during the tournament can be used by Candlewood Fencing Center and USA Fencing. Those wishing to opt out of media coverage must inform the Bout Committee.**

Candlewood Fencing Center and Floyd Little Athletic Center are not responsible for any lost or stolen property. We advise against bringing any valuable items, and if you do should be kept with you at all times.

• Valid USA Fencing membership card with clearly readable bar code is required for contactless check-in. Cards can be printed from your USA Fencing membership profile page or downloaded to your phone.
• Event entry is determined by 2023-24 USA Fencing Birth year requirements.

• See current point standings at:


Blue Gauntlet Fencing Gear:


There will be full equipment check. Additional armorer services will be available (for fee).


Food concession is provided by Floyd Little Athletic Center and menu selection is limited. We encourage you to bring your own water. There is a public water fill station in the hallway. Water is also available for purchase.


Bout Committee: Jeremy Goun, Hisham Abdelaziz, George Janto, Cheryl Delaney
Head Referee: Adam Brewer
Head Armorer: Alice Kee
Referees: All referees are FIE/Nationally rated, FenceSafe-approved, and background screen cleared.


• Equipment check required.
• Y10 fencers must fence with blades no longer than 32.5 inches.
• Must have at least two working weapons and two body cords present on-strip.
• Full USA Fencing regulation uniform required. Name is NOT required on uniform. Foil mask with conductive bib required. 800N Saber glove required. t.15 1. Fencers arm, equip and clothe themselves and fence at their own responsibility and at their own risk.
• USA Fencing rules apply.
• Ratings can be awarded if criteria met.
See USA Fencing ratings chart at:

All tournament information will be posted on-line only at There will be no paper posting or video monitors in the venue. Fencers are responsible for ensuring accuracy of all posted information and must report errors to the bout committee immediately. This includes club affiliation, division, classification, date of birth, gender, spelling of name, etc. Errors in posted pool results must be reported to the BC immediately (within 5 minutes). Once DE round starts and tableau is posted, the pool results are final and no adjustments will be made. Check all scores before leaving the strip. Fencer signature on pool sheet and DE slip implies accuracy.

Each event consists of two rounds (pools and DE (direct elimination):
1) Pools: One preliminary round of 5 and 6 or 6 and 7 person pools comprised of the standard 5-touch bout in 3 minutes. 100% then advance to direct elimination round.
2) Direct Elimination: DE tableau shall be comprised according to the results of the preliminary pool round.
Y10 DE format: 10-touch bouts (two 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between). The first period ends either at the expiration of three minutes or when 5 hits are scored, whichever comes first.
Y12/Y14/Cdt/Jr DE format: 15-touch bouts (three 3-minute periods with a 1 minute break between).

• No fence-off for third place; Medals awarded to 8th place (awarded to top 3 in events with less than 10 fencers). Two third-place medals awarded.
• Photography and filming is allowed, however NO flash photography is allowed near ongoing competitions.

Withdrawal during pools: The pools must be fenced through the last bout. A fencer who withdraws, or who is excluded, is scratched from the pool, and his results are annulled as if he had not taken part.

Withdrawal during DE: When for whatever reason a fencer cannot fence or cannot complete his bout, his opponent is declared winner of that bout. A fencer who withdraws does not lose his place in the overall classification of the competition.


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Candlewood Fencing Center

We are Connecticut's oldest and most decorated fencing club, and we are so honored to have been recently ranked the highest in Connecticut by National Fencing Club Rankings' list of "Best Fencing Clubs"! We know our success is all thanks to you, our community, for allowing us to serve you and the fencers in your family, and for that we thank you! From our little Musketeers to our World Team Members, National Champions and many NCAA Recruits, we are dedicated to each individual that walks through our door. We offer personally tailored instruction for individuals and groups of all ages to ensure each student's learning, growth and fun in a nurturing environment.

Neil Lazar (1920-2012)
Neil Lazar was involved in fencing since 1937. He was well-known in the sport of fencing, was a fencing master, and had a tremendous influence on fencing in New York, where he was years ahead of everyone else in the colored uniform trend. He was a member of the 1948 Olympic saber squad, and in 1952, 1956, and 1960 the Olympic foil squads. He coached at Salle Santelli, in Westchester high schools, and at CCNY. Among his former students were Tom Ciccarone, Craig Cummings, and Uriah Jones. In 2001 he was inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame.