1. I'm trying to locate the original document which specifies that qualifiers have to have a level 5 referee. So far I've failed to locate it in the latest versions of The Athlete's Handbook, The USFA's Ops Manual, and I've even looked through the Fencing Rules Manual and some other minor docs. Could be I'm just missing it. Also is that requirement mentioned elsewhere or the referee's duties spelled out in any detail?
2. The Fencing Rules Manual edited by Omar Bhutto is of course the english translation of the FIE manual which sets the rules for FIE run tournaments. But does it have any official or legal mandate for USFA sanctioned tournaments?