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  1. Health update

    by , 10-20-2007 at 12:05 PM
    I really hate the usage of the word "warned".

    During the second period of a 10 touch (i.e. Veteran) direct elimination bout, having been warned in the first period that they were not actively attempting to score, the fencers contine to not actively attempt to score. The Referee should:
    a. Give each fencer a YELLOW CARD
    b. call "Halt!" Award each fencer with a RED CARD. The fencers will go straight into the next period of fencing, without the minut break and without the ...
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  2. RU feeling athletic? No.

    by , 10-20-2007 at 11:38 AM
    The tendonitis is somewhat manageable. [Pause to knock on wood.] I can fence as long as I'm wearing my sleeve cuff without any sensations of pain during or afterwards, although I do ice it ASAP to be safe. I do notice the symptoms (1) when I wake every morning; (2) when I do my arm exercises; and (3) when I do little things like zipping up my coat. No pain until the angle rises above 90 degrees and then there's a warning signal about the time the zipper reaches the top.

    I've had ...
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  3. Because I'm the mom, that's why!

    by , 10-19-2007 at 10:11 AM
    Steve was NOT a fencer; he was a bodybuilder and the first and only bodybuilder I'd ever really known (we worked in the same department for a few years). He was my first encounter with someone who had dedicated his life to achieving a goal that initially appeared to bring no significant monetary compensation. In fact, he quit his job (he was a co-worker) and went to work for a subcontractor so he could work part-time and devote more effort to bodybuilding.

    Here's a link that includes ...
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  4. Hello!

    by , 10-18-2007 at 06:49 AM
    The non-combativity rules are a little confusing to me as a sabre fencer, so these are also giving me some problems. I THINK I've got it. The change I found reads:

    a) If during the two first periods of a direct elimination bout of 10 or 15 touches both fencers make clear their unwillingness to fight*, the Referee will award a warning (yellow card) against each of the two fencers and will proceed to the next period, without the minute rest.

    96. During a pool bout, the ...
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  5. Defining 'elsewhere' for mental masochists...

    by , 10-17-2007 at 05:15 PM
    I've been reviewing the changes and marking what I believe to be the correct responses but when I reached this one, I had a problem:

    48. No penalties have been given. After causing incidental corps a corps with Fencer Y, Fencer X leaves the side of the strip with both feet.
    a. Y advances one meter; X receives a yellow card in foil and sabre
    b. Y holds ground except if it would cause X to be placed behind X's end line; X receives a yellow card in foil and sabre.
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