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The Referees’ Commission website is moving to a new location. As of March 11, 2019, the content from refereescommission.org will be hosted on the USA Fencing website under the new referees tab at www.usafencing.org/referees. Please adjust your bookmarks! All of the information on the RC site will now be included on the USA Fencing Referees […]
Please be advised that USA Fencing is adopting the structure of recent changes to rule t.124, “Unwillingness to Fight”, as decided by the FIE during the December 2018 Congress. The effective date of the rule change is February 14, 2019. The new t.124 will be in use at USA Fencing’s Junior Olympic Championships in Denver. About […]
As you may be aware, the FIE adopted a significant change to the rules governing “Unwillingness to Fight”, or non-combativity, at the Congress meeting on 8 December 2018. You can find the summary of the Congress’s decisions as published by the FIE. Please be aware that USA Fencing is not adopting these changes to non-combativity […]
The right of appeal against a referee’s decision is an important aspect of fairness in our sport. Appealing a referee’s decision ensures that athletes retain some recourse against decisions they believe to be incorrectly applied or contrary to the rules. As a refresher, the rules relevant to the right of appeal (t.172-t.174) state: t.172 1. [...]
As the 2018-2019 season gets underway, I’d like to highlight some changes to the USA Fencing Rulebook for the upcoming season. These changes reflect decisions made at the most recent FIE Congress, and were adapted to conform to the USA Fencing Rulebook by the tireless efforts of our rule book editor, Bradley Baker. Taken broadly, [...]
Dear Referees: Thank you for your service to USA Fencing. As we begin the 2018-19 season, we want to provide an update from the National Office on a few items. USA Fencing remains committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical, emotional and social development, and to ensuring that it promotes an [...]