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  1. Notes 5 Oct 2014 – Bob Flynn recap

    by , 10-06-2014 at 07:15 AM
    Link to results: http://askfred.net/Results/results.p...ament_id=26888

    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). ...
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  2. 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 ...
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  3. 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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  4. Notes: 3 Oct 2014

    by , 10-04-2014 at 11:39 AM
    The Y finally received all of the pieces to build a VSM! Reels, working laptop, etc. Except the laptop doesn't work. It is configured to boot off of a network device. Time to put the google-fu to work and reformat it.

    We had 10 Fencing I students at the Y last night. I got there late with Jane and Mark running them around. We reviewed the 4 & 6 parries, then walked through disengage. Normally, we would have the students line-up and go over Head-Shoulders-Knees-Toes with them. But ...
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  5. By the numbers

    by , 09-29-2014 at 12:20 AM
    3 events
    86 entries (I'm too tired to count which competitors fenced two [or three!] events)
    about 18 no-shows
    10 fencers who had to go back and find proof their USFA membership was renewed
    7 refs
    5 strips
    13 pools
    4 re-seedings of the pools because of late changes or fencers saying FRED didn't have their proper rating.
    235 pool bouts
    80 DE bouts
    4 15-14 bouts (I must have seen all of them)
    1 15-14 final (!)
    4 broken ...
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