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US Regional Open Circuit (ROC) Announced

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USA Fencing published the list of tournaments that comprise the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) for the 2011-2012 season.  The ROC events are designed to provide a set of tournaments for the advanced fencer looking for solid competition at a regional level in addition to participation at North American Cup (NAC) events.

As of this season, placement at a ROC is the only qualification path available for the Division IA events at the 2012 US Summer Nationals to be held in Dallas, TX.

Here is the list of ROC Events for the 2011-2012 season:

Division I-A:

Virginia Division ROC – 9/24-9/25
Amarillo Open – TX – 10/1-10/2 (+VET)
Remenyik Open – IL – 10/29-10/30
Crescent City – New Orleans, LA – 10/29-10/30 (+D2 +VET)
Columbia Int’l – Beaverton, OR – 11/19-11/20
Charm City Classic – Baltimore, MD – 12/3-12/4
Duel in the Desert – Las Vegas, NV –  1/6-1/7(+VET)
Battle in Seattle – 1/27-1/28
Wang Memorial – Arlington, TX – 3/10-3/11 (+D2)
Dean Alexander – Chandler, AZ – 3/24-3/25
Atlanta ROC & Georgia Games Peachtree Classic – 4/21-4/22
Stro Memorial – 4/28-4/29 (+VET)
Long Island Challenge – 5/5-5/6 (+D2)

Division II:

Bladefest – Tacoma, WA – 9/10-9/11
NJFA Div2 – NJ – 9/24-9/25 (+VET)
Fencers Academy – St. Louis, MO – 9/30-10/2
Crescent City – New Orleans, LA – 10/29-10/30 (+D1A +VET)
Cobra ROC – Jersey City, NJ – 2/11-2/12
ROC of the Rockies – Denver, CO – 2/25-2/26 (+VET)
Wang Memorial – Arlington, TX – 3/10-3/11 (+D1A)
Alice B. Memorial – Houston, TX – 2/4-2/5 (+Vet)
Long Island – 5/5-5/6 (+D1A)

Veteran:

NJFA Div2 – New Jersey – 9/24-9/25 (+D2)
Amarillo Open – Texas – 10/1-10/2 (+D1A)
Don Appling Iron Man – Hawaii – 10/15
Crescent City – New Orleans, LA – 10/29-10/30 (+D1A +D2)
Duel in the Desert – Las Vegas, NV – 1/6-1/7 (+D1A)
Alice B. Memorial – Houston, TX – 4/2/12
Stro Memorial – Los Angeles, CA – 4/28-4/29 (+D1A)

Here’s the US Map of the 2011-2012 ROC Events for the upcoming season:


View 2011-2012 ROC Locations in a larger map

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