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2018 Provincial Championships
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2018 Provincial Championships

  

2018 ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS



DATES:         March 9 – 11, 2018

LOCATION:

University of Toronto
Athletic Centre
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2W6

The Ontario Fencing Association (OFA), in partnership with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, invite you to compete at the 2018 Provincial Fencing Championships, to be held at the Athletic complex in the middle of beautiful downtown Toronto.

Below is the event schedule for these Championships; times will be posted upon confirmation of registration numbers, in order to most efficiently plan for the smooth running of events with minimal delays or disruptions.
 

EVENT SCHEDULE

        

Current Men's Registration List           

Current Women's Registration List

Current Team Registration List

Note that all TEAM participant names must be registered/confirmed with the DT at the time of check-in for the Senior event.
Men’s Epee and Men’s Foil Team events - Team Captains are required to attend a brief meeting with the DT at 7:50am.

RESULTS

LIVE UPDATES for the competitions and results will be available at the Championships by using the following link:


EVENT NOTES
1. Events listed in red are those that have been moved to a different day than originally planned, due to low registration numbers.  Events will be mixed.  If these individual events reach the threshold at the close of check-in, the competition will be separated.

2. Friday events will be scheduled with check-in closures at or after 6:00pm, in order to permit travel time on Friday afternoon. Please ensure to account for downtown commuter traffic during a Friday evening.

3. The U23 category is being introduced this year as an exhibition event (no points for rankings, howe The U23 category is being introduced this year as an exhibition event (no points for rankings, however, medals will be awarded). Thus, competitors who register for U23 must also be registered for the Senior event in order to participate. Competitors must be under 23 years old as of December 31st, 2017 (birthdate in or after 1995).  The event will be held as a separate DE event, based upon the results of the Senior event; the DE table will be conducted separate from the Senior DE table, and coordinated so as to ensure competitors are able to participate in both without conflict. 

4. Team events will be conducted as a direct elimination table, seeded based upon the Senior event individual results. At least one fencer on the team must have competed in the Senior individual event.  Only 8 teams are permitted to compete for the Provincial title, based upon (a) date/time of registration, (b) one per club (Unless space permits), and (c) strength of the team.  A side event will be established for all teams above 8 who wish to participate, but will compete in a separate DE table toward a separate ranking, and will not be competing for the Provincial title or medals.  On-site registration ($160/team) will only be accepted if space is available, subject to the limits and discretion of the Directoire Technique.
Note that all TEAM participant names must be registered/confirmed with the DT at the time of check-in for the Senior event.

Men’s Epee and Men’s Foil Team events - Team Captains are required to attend a brief meeting with the DT at 7:50am.

5. For events within the same category (e.g. JMS and CMS) that are being held on the same day, the schedule will be arranged to accommodate competitors to participate in all those events. However, if a competitor is registered within different weapon categories within the same day (e.g. SME and SMS), no accommodation will be made so conflict may necessitate the competitor to withdraw from one of the conflicted events.

6. All competitors must hold an active Competitive Membership.

7. Facilities will be opened at 7:15am on both Saturday and Sunday; fencing will not start before 8:00am to permit sufficient time for warm-up, equipment checks, and preparation. Participants at the Provincials will have access to day locker storage, but must provide their own locks. Shower facilities are also available, but athletes must bring their own towels and toiletries.

8. Athletic therapy and medical coverage will be available on site. For any taping that is requested, athletes must provide their own tape. Ice is available on request.

9. There will be NO equipment vendors available at the Championships, as none were available. Please ensure that you come with sufficient personal equipment to compete in your event(s).
 


EVENT COSTS

Administrative Fee

$30

Cadet event(1)

$40

Junior event(1)  

$40

Senior event     

$40

Supplemental event:   U23

$10

Open (40+) Veteran event  

$40

Supplemental events: Veteran Age Categories

$10

                                                      


Senior Team event                 $80 per team ($140 on-site registration, space permitting only)
 
Age categories are as defined by the CFF (as of December 31, 2017), with additional restrictions listed HERE:
 
(1) Cadet, Junior, U23, and Senior registrants must be at minimum 13 years of age as of December 31, 2017 to compete.
(2) In order to register for the specific Veteran age category events, the fencer must be registered in the Open (40+) Veteran event, and can only register in one supplemental age category (as applicable).
 
 


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT


You must register and pay for the events on-line at the following link:

Men's Registration:                

Current Men's Registration List           

Women's Registration:

Current Women's Registration List

Team Registration:

Current Team Registration List

                        

Note: Registrants MUST be validated members of the OFA and CFF with a license number, or currently registered with a foreign federation (proof required); in the latter case, your results will not be entered into the Canadian national rankings.

On-line registration deadline is Sunday, February 25th, 2018 (11:59pm EST).
 
After closure of online registration, late registration will be accepted on-line at DOUBLE Administration Fee and DOUBLE Event Fee, until March 7, 2018. On-site registration will ONLY permitted at the discretion of the Directoire Technique (based upon suitability of numbers) at $140 per event.
 
Please ensure to consult the website when check-in times have been posted on or before February 21, as any exceptional changes will also be posted at this time.
 

REFUNDS: No refunds are permitted other than due to exceptional cases, such as medical emergencies or injuries that prevent the registrant from competing (or as otherwise specifically detailed above). Requests must be submitted in writing (via email), accompanied by confirmation from a physician, to be received NOT LATER THAN March 16, 2018. Note that the Administrative Registration Fee will be withheld in these cases of granted refunds (except as otherwise provided above).

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Please follow THIS LINK to visit our Technical Information page, including details on format and material regulations.

 

HOST HOTEL
 

Unfortunately, our regular host hotel in close proximity on Bloor Street will be closed for renovation during this period. However, we are pleased to have arranged a special courtesy rate for 2018 Ontario Provincial Fencing Championship’s at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, centrally located right in the middle of downtown Toronto, minutes walk away from the Eaton Centre. The hotel is a 7-minute drive from the venue (2.3km) or a 26-minute walk.
 
You will be getting a preferred rate of $139/night (plus 13% HST and 3% Destination Market Program fee). This courtesy rate is  available at the link below or by calling in to the hotel directly at 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975, identifying that you are part of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Fencing Championships to take advantage of the discounted group rate.




Please note this rate is valid for rooms in the Chelsea category only. Additional room types may be available on request. Upgrade and premium rates will apply.
 
ADDITIONAL ROOM OCCUPANTS
Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $20.00 per night. There will be no charge for children up to and including the age of eighteen (18) years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room is four (4) adults and children.
 
The courtesy rate will not be valid after February 19, 2018. The courtesy rate is subject to availability and can be cancelled by the Hotel, at their sole discretion based on business levels.
 

PROVINCIAL GALA BANQUET

The Ontario Fencing Association invites our athletes, coaches, parents, and support staff to our annual gala, held this year at the Chelsea Hotel in the heart of downtown Toronto. This year’s gala is sponsored by Mr. Jackson Wang, and all proceeds from tickets will be reinvested into athlete development program initiatives.

As always, we will be honouring the achievements of our Quest for Gold athlete as well as our Veterans Master-at-Arms winners.  We will also have three speakers on our theme this year from the perspectives of coaching, officiating, and competing on Women in Sport.

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4
Start Time: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner 7:30

Please follow THIS LINK to purchase tickets!

MAPS
The following maps will provide an overview of locations for this event, including parking facilities. Flat rate of $8 will be in effect during these periods.

CONTACT INFORMATION
General or administrative inquiries:
Technical inquiries (related to the competition): Thomas Nguyen