I smell popcorn.
I smell popcorn.
"a braggart, a rogue, a villaine that fights by the book of arithmatick. Why the dev'l came you betweene us?.."
It's incredibly disappointing to think you've made it only to be told you have to fence a couple of more DE bouts and then get knocked out.
A few years ago I fenced a Div 2 qualifier, finishing in a tie for the 3rd qualifying spot, lost in the DE fence off by one touch, and then had to fence the Div 3 qualifier (determined completely by the pool results), where I lost the bout that kept me from qualifying by one touch (determined by a short strip rule). At that moment it was easy to wish the Northern California division had the same format as the Central California division, but it doesn't....
Hopefully those "lurking" individuals will take notice soon and enlighten us all.
Last edited by evaluna; 02-29-2012 at 05:31 PM. Reason: comment wasn't directly addressing the post i was replying to
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
For example, an official protest of a NorCal qualifier event was faxed and emailed to the USFA National Office and the NorCal division chair and secretary within the required three days following the process detailed in the Athlete's Manual ... back in 2008.
From what I've been told, the NorCal member who submitted the protest never heard back from the USFA NO or even the NorCal division about the protest. Perhaps Jefferies has some knowledge of what happened from it, if anything.
It might very well be that since a protest was filed and the NO didn't act, it was taken as a sign of approval of NorCal's procedures.