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CFF 2017 Cadet & Junior High Performance Selection Event

The purpose of this event is to stage a competition early in the fencing season to enable cadet and junior high performance program athletes to earn points towards selection for National Team projects. A secondary objective is to educate athletes and update coaches on the HP Program objectives.

The event is not a Canada Cup competition. It is geared to the “Train to Train” and “Train to Compete” level of athletes in the Cadet and Junior age classes who are aspiring to participate in International competitions during the 2017/18 season.

Who is eligible to participate? To be eligible to participate in the CFF HP Selection tournament, athletes must be registered in the CFF High Performance Program or be a Canadian registered for any Cadet or Junior NAC designated as a National Team Classification competition. Athletes must be registered in either of the above by September 8, 2017.

Competition Dates: September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017

Location: Vango Fencing Academy, 980 Denison St, Markham, ON L3R 8B4

Deadline to register: Friday, September 8, 2017

Cost: $200 per athlete

Schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017:

8 am to 8 pm for all weapons/gender, Cadet & Junior

11:00 –   Information session and lunch (provided) for ME, MF, MS, WS

13:00 – Information session and lunch (provided) for WE and WF

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017:

8 am to 8 pm for all weapons/gender, Cadet & Junior

11:00 –   Information session and lunch (provided) for ME, MF, MS, WS

13:00 – Information session and lunch (provided) for WE and WF

Information sessions:

  • CFF National Coaches – HP Program overview and expectations (Athletes and Club Coaches)
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Information session on anti-doping.

*Lunch will be provided during the sessions on both days.

New HP Program participants will receive their HP track suit at the event. HP Patches will be available for purchase and all participants will receive an HP t-shirt.

Competition Format:

The HP Junior/Cadet Sub Committee will oversee the execution of the event and will determine the event format/precise schedule which will be sent to all participants at the close of registration. Each weapon and/or gender may select different formats based on number of participants.

Following is an example of a preliminary format/schedule being considered:

(Please note that this is subject to change based on number of entries as noted above.)

ME, WE, MF, WF, MS, WS – Cadet & Junior:

Events will be partially organized using a Swiss System for Fencing Tournaments:

  • The Swiss System for Fencing Tournaments is designed to organize fencing events with up to 12 fencing bouts (rounds) per participant
  • All participants are placed in one pool
  • For the first round opponents are selected randomly
  • If the number of participants is uneven, one of the participants will have a “bye” and will be granted a victory with the score of 0:0
  • Participants cannot be granted a “bye” more then once
  • For the Round 2 and after, participants will have opponents with the same number of victories (or best possible match)
  • Participants will not fence each other twice in the same pool
  • The participants are ranked: first by the number of victories, then by the indicator and then by the highest number of touches scored
  • If a participant is not able to continue fencing for any reason, he/she will still remain in the pool and his/her future opponents will be granted victories with the score of 1:0
  • Depending on the event timing, participants will possibly have shorter breaks between the bouts or no break time at all
  • National Coaches reserve the rights to change the number of bouts per participant in a Swiss System Event at their discretion

 

More general reading on Swiss System for Tournaments at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament

Day 1 – Sat. Sept. 30:

  • Event 1 – 10 x 5 hit bouts in the Swiss System Pool with Junior and Cadet athletes are in the same pool
  • Event 2 – 6 x 15 hit bouts in the Swiss System Pool with Junior and Cadet athletes are in the same pool
  • The placements of the Cadet athletes in Event 1 and Event 2 are summarized to create a Preliminary Cadet Ranking. Athletes will be rank by the summary of placements in ascending order. In case of a tie, athletes with the higher placement in the Event 2 will have a priority
  • Top 8 Cadet athletes from the Preliminary Cadet Ranking are placed in a 15-hit DE Cadet Super Final with no bouts for the 3rd place or for places 5-8th
  • The Final Cadet Tournament ranking will be the 8 athletes participated in the Cadet Super Final in the order they finished the Final, followed by the rest of the participants from the Preliminary Cadet Ranking

Day 2 – Sun. Oct. 1:

  • Event 3 – Regular Round Robin Pools of 6/7 fencers; seeding is based on the Day 1 combined Event 1 and Event 2 results followed by a 15 hit DE tableau of 32 fencers maximum with repechage from tableau 16 and bouts for every place
  • The placements of the athletes in Event 1 (Day 1), Event 2 (Day 1) and Event 3(Day 2) are summarized to create a Preliminary Junior Ranking. Athletes will be ranked by the summary of placements in ascending order. In case of a tie, athletes with the higher placement in the Event 3 (Day 2) will have a priority.
  • Top 8 athletes from the Preliminary Junior Ranking are placed in the 15-hit DE Junior Super Final with no bouts for the 3rd place or for places 5-8th
  • The Final Junior Tournament ranking will be the 8 athletes who participated in the Junior Super Final in the order they finished the Super Final, followed by the rest of the participants from the Preliminary Junior Ranking.

HP Selection Points Awarded:

As per 2017/18 Junior and Cadet National Booklet – athletes will be awarded 100% of HP points designated for Canadian events as outlined in Chart 4 of the booklet.

Registration: Registration will be through the CFF website as of August 1, 2017. Please note that updated membership/ licenses for the 2017/18 season are required for event registration.

Hotel Information:

The CFF has reserved a block of rooms at the Monte Carlo Inn & Suites Downtown Markham, 7255 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON under the group block “Canadian Fencing.” (Please note that there are two Monte Carlo Inns in Toronto and our booking is at the Downtown Markham location on Warden Avenue which is walking distance to Vango.)Rate includes: continental Breakfast (6am – 10am), parking, local phone calls and hi speed internet access.  There is a restaurant on the property as well as swimming pool and fitness center. All rooms have a fridge and microwave.

To book please note the following:

  1.  Mention the group name “Canadian Fencing ” group block when making reservations over the phone (905)752-2700 or toll free 1877-752-2788 (US and Canada)
  2.  We will ask for Credit Card to secure the reservation, a pre-authorization of the room & tax plus incidentals will be taken upon check in and will be charge the exact amount upon check out.
  3. They have to make the reservation before the cut-off date which is September 7th, 2017. Reservation received after this time will be based on availability.
  4. The room preference is only 2 queen beds
  5. Check in time is 2:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am
  6. We have 24 hour cancellation policy,  if for some reason the reservation needs to be cancelled, they have to call us 24 hours (before 4 pm)prior to the arrival date otherwise the credit card will be charge for 1 night as a No Show.
  7. They can also book online:

Standard rooms with 2 Queen beds are at a rate of $129.90 plus tax per room night. (Roll away beds can be provided at an additional cost of $10 plus taxes per room night.)

Participants will be able to walk from the hotel to the competition venue.

Please note that due to space restrictions in the venue, only athletes and coaches will be allowed to enter the field of play. There is limited seating available around the perimeter of the competition venue.

If you have any further questions, please contact Monica Peterson at hppc@fencing.ca

Details

Start:
September 30 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 1 @ 8:00 pm
Cost:
CDN200.00
Website:
http://www.fencing.ca

Organizer

Canadian Fencing Federation
Phone:
647-476-2401
Email:
td@fencing.ca
Website:
www.fencing.ca

Venue

Vango Fencing Academy
980 Denison St.
Markham, Ontario L3R 8B4 Canada
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