With the start of a new season comes new rules and procedures for the USFA. The biggest and most notable change is the mandatory requirement for all sabre fencers to be using a glove that meets the 800N standards during ALL USFA tournaments. If the fencer does not have and use such a glove for the tournament they will not be allowed to fence in the competition. The text of the new rules can be found here. The rule went into effect October 1, 2015.
Also new for this season, at the conclusion of the tournament, a new Referee Usage Report is listed in the table at the End of Tournament reports in Fencing Time. So, when closing out your tournaments and uploading the results to AskFred, save the following reports to your computer and submit these reports to the Division Secretary (Tom Lauzon).
- Tournament Results Report
- Classification Changes Report
- Referee Usage Report Report
Tom’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. These reports should be sent in to the Division Secretary within 2-3 days of the conclusion of the competition.
If you have any questions about the new rules or reports, please feel free to contact me.
Chairman of the Virginia Division of U.S. Fencing