I was looking at rules for the various formats and was surprised to see what appears to be a change applicable to vets: the DE format still has two 3-minute periods and a 10-touch limit, but the break now occurs at either the expiration of the first period, when one competitor has 5 touches. This is now the same as the Youth 10 format. As per page 48 of the 2017-18 Athletes' handbook: "Direct Elimination (DE): Competitions are said to be by direct eliminations when a competitor is eliminated from the direct elimination tableau after his or her first loss. Bout format: is as contained in the Rule Book. Veterans and Youth 10 DEs, are 10-touch bouts with two periods; the one-minute rest occurs when one fencer’s score reaches 5 touches or when three minutes have elapsed, whichever occurs first. For information on competition, types, reference Table 2.16.1." Is this correct? and will this be the FIE format as well?