Senior World Championships - Wuxi, CHN - July 19-27

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  1. Ancientepee

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    The first round pools for men's sabre and women's epee have been posted here:
    https://www.fencingtimelive.com/?t=58

    Fencing begins on Thursday, Wuxi time, which is exactly 12 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the US and so results should start being posted on Wednesday evening. Note that all of the individual events will be held over two days which are three days apart. So while the MS and WE will begin on Thursday, July 19, the final rounds won't be until Sunday, July 22. The other four individual events have a similar break.

    USA Fencing just posted this on Facebook: "Geoff Loss will fence at his second Senior World Championships in Wuxi tomorrow. Loss comes in as an alternate after Ben Natanzon was injured in training. Best wishes to Ben on his recovery."
     
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    Uh oh. That's going to put a dent in Dan's "last pool in to DE slips going out with refs" average time for Fencing Time.
     
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    Natanzon was injured a while ago, still a bummer.
     
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    Oops. Forgot that some prelim DEs get run the same day. WE pools just completed. Holmes was first from the pools, going 6-0 +21 and advances straight to Sunday's round of 64.
     
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    Loss will also advance directly to the 64. We'll have to see how Courtney and Andrew do in the DE.
     
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    61 DE bouts were fenced on the first day of Worlds, and every single DE bout was won by the higher seed.
     
  7. Inquartata

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    Did you mean FIE rank?

    For instance,

    (49) AMER Mohamed EGY v. (16) AMER Mohamed

    Winner: AMER Mohamed EGY, the lower seed ( but higher FIE rank ).
     
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    And will there be a video stream? Somewhere? Anything? Bueller?
     
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    Not sure about that... the internet here is pretty awful. If you want to get anything done, you need to be on a VPN.

    Dan
     
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    Pretty certain there will be streams but nothing until L64...
     
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    No, I meant I really need to fix that script to handle FT's FIE vs domestic DE results format. Seed numbers follow fencers in USFA DE results listings but not FIE (sigh), so it failed miserably. There actually were numerous upsets.
     
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    You're in luck! Some Facebook live video streaming has been popping up.

    That is you're in luck if your somewhere, anything needs include shaky handheld videos of bouts involving Thai women epee fencers and a US referee.

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/thaifencing/live_videos/?ref=page_internal
     
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    Apparently Geoff Loss arrived in China the night before he competed and still managed to be undefeated in his pool the next morning with a good enough record to get one of the 16 byes directly into the 64. Not bad for someone who had what must have been a 15 to 24 hour flight from NYC and had to adjust to a 12 hour time difference. He thought that it was the end of his fencing season after the April Nationals because he ended up as only third alternate for the World team. So he had to readjust his mental attitude as well. He's got the Korean fencer seeded 39th in the DE of 64, so he'll end up better than his best World Cup result this season which was a tie for 60th place.
     
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    If it had been known for awhile that Natazon was injured as @ReadyFence said, why was Loss's additional so last minute? Did Natazon wait to withdraw in case he got better? Or did another alternate pull out last minute?
     
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    There was a small interview with him at the venue posted on FB, he said basically he had the least to lose of anyone there, it was a bonus just being there, he just wanted to fence and enjoy the experience ( and not give Peter W. any cause to be upset :D ).

    And in my experience that's when good things happen in fencing. Wanting it too much, willing it too hard, all of the visualizing and ginning up the intensity and stuff that everyone talks about doing can actually be counterproductive. Expectations can surely be a curse.

    He had not had time to think about and obsess and go through the usual pre-tournament ramp-up, so he was relaxed and just fenced. The results speak for themselves.

    One codger's opinion.
     
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    He probably tried to fence, right up to the last minute. I know I would. And being 3rd alternate, Loss May have been the only one capable of short notice travel.
     
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    If Loss medals that would be awesome!
     
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    I'm at a loss to even begin thinking about the good puns we could make if he does.
     
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    Meanwhile, you might have noticed that none of the fencers with a country code of COD have shown up. Sounds fishy.
     
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    I directed him in the gold medal of a local event when he was younger.

    On the announcement of placement, I said "The win goes to Loss!"
     

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