Sunday, Aug 28 - Bladefest in Tacoma, saber event - The "Russian Box of Death", new saber line rule claimed more victims at this event. First injury: flunge off the line- guard punch into the face of 15 year old boy. At the end of the match the boy said his face was numb, so they had an icepack on it. Next injuries: Different opponent, tall, an epee fencer who decided to enter. 3 guard punches later into the same side of the face, combined with a referee who refused to stop the match or card the opponent as his guard punch was "not intentional" , ignored the coach asking strongly to stop the match, and made them continue. The coach called for the bout committee as the bout continued. By the time the head of the bout committee got to the piste the bout was over. Ice packs on the side of the face, fencer said his ears were ringing, while the referee argued with the head of the bout committee. Other injuries: Broken hand due to keeping the close distance, and a young lady (14) keeping that close distance once they moved off the line took a huge hit to the leg requiring a long break. No skin broken but very painful and enormous bruise. Results after Emergency room visit: Xray results: Jaw broken in 2 places, broken hand. MRI results: concussion.