[posted four months after the fact because someone was slow in getting the ref ratings updated on FRED and I wanted to wait until it was official before saying anything]
The December RYC at Jersey City is a charity event. Lisa Campi organizes it, and she uses this tournament as a chance to give new referees a chance to work a higher-level competition. Just the opportunity I was looking for. As an incentive for referees to volunteer, she offers everyone observations for a new or
Updated 04-24-2015 at 11:29 PM by Zebra
First vet class in two weeks. We started with a point drill that I just couldn’t master—I feel myself reaching and aiming with my last two fingers rather than my thumb. Set the tone for the entire night. More variations on the drill, more misses than hits. Then a drill where one of us goes for a foot touch and the other steps back and counters to the arm. Better there.
Meanwhile Lioness was having a better time hitting target than I was, and she carried it into our bouting.
West Chester University hosted a dry foil tournament with Shippensburg and Kutztown Universities. 27 fencer: Kutztown with six, Shippensburg with seven, and WCU with 14, divided into four pools. The pools were done by 1:30pm and DEs started soon after. We needed to be out of the gym-space by 4pm, which limited the DE to a round of 16.
We were done and cleaning up by 3:30pm. In the end, first, second and third (tie) were to West Chester. The other tie for third was to a Shippensburg
Route 1 south was a nice drive. Pity that I left 15 mins late and stressed myself out. I really need to leave earlier.. But I got there in time to check-in and say hello. There were 27 fencers scheduled, with five Ds to make it a C2 event. One of the D’s dropped leaving four. They ran four pools of five, and one pool of six in three flights. The refs were great and the event ran like clockwork. We had all three
Updated 04-12-2015 at 08:47 AM by jkormann (adding results link)
One of our fencers pulled out of today’s MD tournament due to track. She seemed a little depressed but there’ll be other events. Kyle is coming, which is good. I always love the email from MDFC, “We’re a small venue, don’t bring much stuff.” Is the gist. They are and it’s good to be reminded.
Thursday University practice went pretty well. Talked with Ben (Prez) about the event on the 18th. They are expecting 30 fencers and he’s nervous about finishing before the 4pm hard-stop. Another