Summer Schedule starts July 1st to August 31.
Five Weapon E and under Rochester, NH
Su Habip 2nd place Women’s Epee
Martha King 10th place Women’s Foil
New England Division Junior Championship
Junior (U20) Men’s Foil:
Saam Rasool 10th place
Ernesto Vargas 11th place
Junior (U20) Women’s Foil:
Jessica Muzzi 6th place
Morgan Sammut 8th place
New England Division Senior and Cadet Championship
Cadet (U17) Men’s Foil:
Harrison Genest 3rd place
Saam Rasool 5th place
Dylan Bloch 13th place
Cadet (U17) Women’s Saber:
Anat Katz 1st place
Miriam Rittenberg 3rd place
Christina Wan 3rd place
Senior Men’s Foil:
Saam Rasool 6th place
Ernesto Vargas 16th place
Senior Women’s Saber:
Anat Katz 1st place
Ter-Ovanesyan, Irina 2nd place
Qualifying Path for July Challenge
Similar to additional criteria for JO’s USFA also added a new rule for July Challenge, and it is if a fencer earned 65 points or if they are in top 50% of their region then he/she is qualified for the July Challenge.
Why relief in the criteria for the July Challenge versus JO’s?
I have two explanations – first, JO’s is a championship while July Challenge is a Cup, and thus JO’s are more strict. Second, there is a whole year to qualify for the JO’s via RJCC path while there are only few months to qualify for the July Challenge, and thus less opportunities to improve the points.
Which brings me to the last point, which is very important.
After January 10 all RJCC points will be wiped out and the season will start over until the next year JO’s. Not only that – cadets and juniors change their age eligibility for the sake of July Challenge.
For example, if for upcoming JO’s cadet age is 2000-2003 and junior age is 1997-2003, for July Challenge the oldest guys age out of their group and cadets become to be 2001-2004, while juniors are 1998-2004.
Bottom line – check your fencer’s regional points standing and based on where they are decide if and which RJCC’s you would like to attend to improve your fencer’s chance to qualify for either JO’s or July Challenge.