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  1. Vet 50-59 WS

    by , 07-06-2006 at 04:44 AM
    We had a small event, only 19 people. I had a pool of 6, Linda Dunn, Betty Brown, Jeannine Bender, and Kathryn Kvols, and Pat Lawrence.

    From the beginning of the first bout, I realized that I was feeling awkward, slow, ponderous and stupid. Ah, well. I still won all my bouts because I made a conscious effort to move correctly, though I dropped one point each in four of my bouts and two points in another. We had two referees, Bak (not Adrian but his brother Daniel) and (Brian?) ...
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  2. More thoughts on video

    by , 07-04-2006 at 12:50 AM
    I've looked at the video a couple of times and a couple of times I'm taking a half step back after my first advance when Stephanie, but that referee still calls simultaneous actions. Two other times he calls attack on preparation against her, though I can't see why from the photographer's vantage point.
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  3. Video

    by , 07-01-2006 at 08:47 AM
    Stephanie Aiuto's dad very nicely sent me a Quicktime movie of my bout with Stephanie and my bout with Asha. We were trying to figure out what the referee was calling. I can't really tell from the video, sadly.

    As usual, I watch and think to myself that it doesn't look anything like what it feels like. I vividly remember the bout with Stephanie but I can't see any of the details I remember when I watch the video. I don't look like I'm moving very much or doing much of anything, ...
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  4. Last one before Atlanta

    by , 06-29-2006 at 12:38 AM
    It was a nice busy night. CR was there and about to leave to get an MRI of her knee, but I managed to fence her. She actually managed to get to a very good place in the bout--I reminded her at one point that a good fencer controls the opponent, and at another that her opponent (me) had just gotten coached at the break and had changed once again, and suddenly she reeled off a bunch of touches. I took off my mask and said, "We'd better stop now."

    "Before I get annoyed?" she said. ...
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  5. Correction

    by , 06-27-2006 at 03:18 PM
    Huh--I see from the results that I lost to Asha by 2 touches, not 4 or 5. Jeepers--pretty close for being so far in the hole at the start. I'm pleased.
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