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    by , 10-16-2014 at 12:08 AM
    I was in Swarthmore on Saturday to work as assistant BC: working for and learning from David Sapery (Marshal hires good people, and David came as part of a package deal with Lisa Campi) so I can do a better job running tournaments at the club. But then one of the sabre referees we expected didn’t show, so Marshal and David decided to have me fill in and ref as well.

    Fortunately, I was expecting to step in and ref a few bouts to help slow-moving matches catch up, so I was prepared. ...
    Tags: refs
  2. This time it counts

    by , 10-10-2014 at 12:05 AM
    Some of you may know about how my son won and then lost his E rating last year. The organizers of the tournament he won had not done the proper sanctioning paperwork, and the whole tournament including the E got annulled.

    Well, he had a great chance to win it again Sunday at Del Val. It was the first time since he was a Y14 that he went in looking like the favorite (though I wasn’t going to tell him that). The other contenders were a good Y14 from Jersey who won at Liberty last ...
    Tags: parents
  3. Notes 5 Oct 2014 – Bob Flynn recap

    by , 10-06-2014 at 07:15 AM
    Link to results:

    Initial placement was 22 (of 25) and finished at 21. First warm-up was with Stephen Bratsko, where one of my StM epees broke a wire. Second warm-up was with Matt Wallace (from WCU). I keep forgetting about his speed and reach. We fence weekly at the University and it is always a “durr” moment.

    I did better in the pools than I expected. Dirk reffed from his chair (which could use a pimping). ...
  4. Sheridan Fencing Academy Veteran Sabre Season Opener

    by , 10-05-2014 at 06:34 PM
    I had a good time last time I went to NYC for a veteran event at Sheridan, and this time there were some very good people preregistered. Also, my car was working (it was in the shop for a good bit this week because of electronics problems). It was a nice drive up.

    We had Miyako DeRose, Natalia Oblonsky, Angela Diegel, Eva Thornton, and Cynthia Starr. Natalia and Angela are from Manhattan, Eva is from Capital and was at the veteran camp with me this summer, and Miyako and Cynthia ...
  5. Calling my shots

    by , 10-04-2014 at 12:26 PM
    I wasn’t expecting to fence last Saturday: instead I was finishing preparations for the Awesome Saber Tournament. However, there was only one other epee in class, so after they finished their drills, I suited up to work with him.

    In vet class the week before, we worked on the tactic of attacking from outside normal distance to draw a reaction from your opponent without putting yourself in danger. Most novices and teens have one or two standard reactions, so if you can figure them ...
    Tags: teens, vets

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