When I had only been fencing about a year, I started to become a regular competitor. I went to all the tournaments I could find. I did OK (not great) at the novice and E-and-under types of tournaments, but it seemed like I couldn't win a direct elimination bout at any major local tournament. I always seemed to get somebody for my first DE whom I couldn't beat. As I gained … [Read more...] about The Importance of Seeding, or Why Can’t I Win Any DE Bouts?