FAP Open Epee May 5, 2013
Check-in closes at 10am. Event is largely self-refereed and will be double flighted if more than 21 fencers.
Fencing Academy of Philadelphia, Inc.: Philadelphia, PA
Email the Organizer
Map to 3519 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia PA 19104
Entry fee $25 if pre-registered on askfred. Late entry fee $35 for registrations at the door. All fees paid at door are cash only. (This is a Philadelphia Division policy due to a number of bounced checks.)
This is an official USFA-sanctioned event. Current USFA membership and full regulation uniform required.
Philadelphia division information at http://www.phildiv-usfa.org/ .
About venue and surrounding area
About waiting list
About no-show policy
FAP and the surrounding area:
Doors open one hour before close of check-in. Free parking on street (just not Lancaster). Showers available. Several nearby restaurants, ranging from good pizza joints and coffeehouses to fancy dining by UPenn campus. 7-Eleven one block away.
Waiting list policy:
Pre-registration limited to first 42 fencers. If the registration is full, send the organizer an email with your phone and hours at which you can be contacted. You will be put on a waiting list and notified by email and/or telephone (only if you leave your number!) if space opens up. If you do not yet have an account with Fred, please create one, so that the organizer can add you manually.
Fencing Academy of Philadelphia Pre-registration Policy:
We are trying to discourage people from pre-registering and not showing up. If you are listed as pre-registered in the 24 hours before close of check-in and you do not show up, your name will go on a warning list. If you do so again you will not be able to pre-register for FAP events for the next calendar year. If you pre-register and cannot show up, simply remove your name from the pre-registration list. If you are not sure how to do that, click on the "Email the Tournament Organizer" link and we'll help you out.
FAQ for Pre-Registration Policy
Q. Why on earth are you doing this?
A. Our space is limited and we are committed to running a smooth, efficient tournament, which means that we are forced to limit how many people can participate. If you sign up and then don't show up, you are often keeping somebody else from fencing, which just isn't fair. We understand that sometimes life throws a curveball and you get sick or something and can't show up, which is why we allow you to miss once. Really, though, its not that hard to take your name off the list!
Q. What happens if I can no longer pre-register because I've done so in the past and not shown up?
A. Just that you can no longer pre-register. That's the only penalty. You are still welcome to fence the events, but you'll have to take your chances with showing up at the door. Some of our tournaments are very popular and if the tournament is full you probably won't be able to fence. Also, if there is a discount for pre-registration, you will not be eligible for that discount.