Honorarium Increase

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Sep 032016
 

The Board of Directors, National Office and Referees’ Commission are pleased to announce the amounts of the increased honorarium for referees for the upcoming season. The previously announced increases have been finalized, and the new honorarium amounts are: Referees with ratings 1, 2, 3, FIE A & B – $125 per service day Referees with […]

Referee Ratings Review – 2016

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Aug 222016
 

Due to the reorganization of the FOC into the Referees’ Commission this season, a change was made to the procedure normally used for the annual August referee ratings review. The RC is a smaller group than the old FOC, with less representation of all weapons.  To compensate for this, this season’s referee usage summary report […]

Reversing the Shoulder in Foil

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Aug 082016
 

Beginning August 1 2016, a foil fencer who reverses the line of his/her shoulders (bringing the shoulder of the non-weapon arm forward of the weapon arm shoulder) is now subject to a Group 1 penalty (a yellow card). Much like other penalties (such as corps-a-corps to avoid a touch or substitution of non-valid target), any […]

Letter from USA Fencing President Donald K. Anthony Jr.

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Jul 192016
 

FOC Reorganization and Candidates Put Forward July 18, 2016 I would like to take a moment to provide context around the FOC reorganization and the process that was utilized to select the candidates. Further, I am writing to provide transparency to the process and address any misconceptions regarding the rational concerning how the candidates I […]

USA Fencing Names Fencing Officials Commission Members

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Jul 132016
 

The USA Fencing Board of Directors has selected five of the individuals who will sit on the reorganized Fencing Officials Commission beginning with the 2016-17 season. Following an open application process and a series of interviews conducted by members of the USA Fencing community, Don Anthony nominated and the Board of Directors approved the following […]

Change of Application of the Rules Regarding Wiring Epees

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May 052016
 
Change of Application of the Rules Regarding Wiring Epees

Effective immediately, there is a change in the acceptable way one may wire an epee.  In a post to the FOC site in 2013 it was stated that the wires may not pass through the “tunnel” created by the socket and the metal plate because the referee cannot verify if there is a hidden switch. […]

Clarification and Update on the FOC Nomination Process

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Dec 092015
 

In an effort to clarify the reorganization process of the Fencing Officials Commission (FOC), please see the information below on the candidate review, nomination process and the interview panel(s) composition. Candidate Review Process The USA Fencing National Office administers the application process for the FOC reorganization. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2015 and […]

A Request for Information

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Dec 052015
 

December 1, 2015 The Ethics Committee of the Fencing Officials’ Committee, in accordance with our duties to uphold the highest standards of behavior in the referee corps, issues the following statement: There was an incident at the October NAC of the 2015-16 season where a male referee’s pool score sheet went missing from a scoring […]

FOC Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 11

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Nov 112015
 

In order to allow potential candidates additional time to submit their applications for positions on the new Fencing Officials Commission during this busy season of domestic and international fencing tournaments, the current FOC Chair has extended the deadline for applications until Dec. 11. Please use the links below to view job descriptions and application information for […]

FOC Reorganization – Accepting Applications

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Nov 062015
 

The Fencing Officials’ Commission (FOC) is in the process of reorganizing and is seeking candidates for the following leadership positions: FOC Chair Vice Chair – Domestic Assignments Vice Chair – Domestic Development Vice Chair – International Development and Assignments Vice Chair – Rules and Exams Ombudsman Regional Ombudsman (multiple) Click on each link for a description […]