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  1. Finally finished the tournament!

    by , 02-02-2007 at 06:16 PM
    Jake and Grayson fenced the gold medal bout of the loser's bracket; Max S. was refereeing but I took over part way through. Grayson kept hitting Jake off target, so Jake won.

    Jacob and Remi fenced their gold medal bout electric. Jacob was wearing his shiny new equipment and Remi was wearing my slightly beat-up mask and lame. Jacob was quite sure that Remi had dead spots, even though I am still using all of the equipment in my own bouting. Remi was up by about 5 points at the break ...
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  2. semi-finals

    by , 02-01-2007 at 05:34 PM
    Keenan begged me to let him come to practice, even though he has a badly turned ankle. I told him he could if he would promise not to move. I watched him fence Henri doing just that. He used line and parry-riposte, and when I showed him how he could use invitation he used that too. He's a very smart kid and I think he could be an excellent fencer.

    Max V. came to fencing because I saw and nagged him to come, even though he has a cast on his left hand. He acted as scorekeeper and ...
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  3. Ho-hum.....

    by , 02-01-2007 at 07:43 AM (My training log)
    Training at Mannheim, only AL present.

    We did the Nellya warm-up and drills, then fenced five touch bouts. I was trying to be relaxed, upright, etc., and lost the first six bouts BADLY (5-2 or worse). Took a break, I came back with a bit more intensity, and we basically split the rest of the bouts. Seb., one of the foil fencers, came to play with us for awhile--he's tall, with good footwork, so it is amusing to fence with him, although not all too difficult as long as you are patient ...
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  4. Wednesday night rush hour

    by , 01-31-2007 at 09:39 PM
    It was madness at fencing tonight, jammed. I don't know if I can even remember how many people were there just for sabre. For the kids: RY, NL, JM, Jessie2, Shannon, Alissa, Doreen, AD. For adults: CR, Tom, DJ, Alexei, Chris, MK, AL, Danielle back again, and Dave Mandell--Dave's getting ready for an alumni meet. It was nice to see him.

    We took over three strips and were fencing fast fives, two up and then down. CR took me aside when I got there and asked me how the heck I managed ...
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  5. In the 8

    by , 01-31-2007 at 07:08 PM
    I think we are almost done. Tomorrow we should be able to finish this tournament.

    We were still missing Doug, Zac, Max V., and today Keenan wasn't there--his ankle was bothering him yesterday from something that happened in drama class, and though he fenced and forgot about it, it started hurting afterwards. He wasn't in school today. I hope he's okay.

    I think we still have Remi, Alexis, Max, and Shariq in the semi-final. I set up a losers' bracket and they're in ...
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