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 was sent to all referees rated at a 1 or 2 level who worked as Assigners at national tournaments during the season.  It was also sent to all members of the FOC as it was constituted for most of the season.  All recipients of the report were asked to provide their opinions regarding what rating each referee listed on the report should have, and invited to add any additional comments about the referee’s work.

The responses from all of these people were collected and added to the season ending referee usage report.  The RC then reviewed the report with all the responses, and voted on the ratings upgrades/renewals for each referee.

For those referees who aren’t familiar with the annual ratings review process, it starts with the Assigners at each national tournament.  At the end of each event, the Assigner for that event reviews the referee usage report and determines the rating level at which each referee successfully performed.  At the end of the tournament, any referees earning upgrades or year renewals up to a 5 level are awarded the upgrade/renewal within a month of the tournament.

Referees rated as having worked successfully at a level of 4 (or their current rating, if higher) or higher are added to a summary usage report.  International usage is gathered from the FIE (www.fie.org) and the European Fencing Confederation (www.eurofencing.info/tournaments/cadetcircuit) websites and added to the report.

This full season domestic and international referee usage report is what is used for the season ending referee ratings review.  This is the report that was sent to the group of evaluators, and voted on by the members of the RC.

Assigners for the 2015-2016 season:
Abdelaziz, Abdel
Alperstein, Donald
Astudillo, Charles
Balog, Marcus
Baumgart, Gerrie
Benson, Jerry
Burchard, Peter
Campi-Sapery, Lisa
Cheris, Sam
Crocket, Dan
Delgado, Fernando
Donnelly, Devin
Everson, Sharon
Foster, Andrew
Frye, Mary
Greene II, Charles
Jacobson, Tyler
Klinkov, Ariana
Lambdin-Abraham, Andrew
Lilov, Vladimir
Mahon, Mary
Mar, Kevin
Medalis, Chris
Meehan, Justin
Oliver, Bill
Sach, David
Shumate, Sean
Sierra, David
Stasinos, Mark
Webster, Patrick

Assigners/FOC members providing ratings evaluations:
Abdelaziz, Abdel
Alperstein, Donald
Becker, Bill
Benson, Jerry
Campi-Sapery, Lisa
Cheris, Sam
Cotton, Derek
Crocket, Dan
Donnelly, Devin
Everson, Sharon
Findlay, Doug
Foster, Andrew
Frye, Mary
Greene II, Charles
Jacobson, Tyler
Klinkov, Ariana
Lambdin-Abraham, Andrew
Lilov, Vladimir
Mahon, Mary
Mar, Kevin
Meehan, Justin
Oliver, Bill
Sach, David
Stasinos, Mark