National Black Card Sanctions Database Update

As a followup to our post earlier last week, Executive Director Kris Ekeren reached out to the RC Ombudsman Committee and informed us that the US Fencing national office does track black card sanctions, in the following statement: The USA Fencing National Office currently tracks black cards given at national events as well as those … More National Black Card Sanctions Database Update

National Black Card Sanctions Database

In US Fencing, there has been a trend to standardize operations. Many of these moves are good for our sport. Some examples with historical context to our audience, are the referee rating system, originally conceived by George Kolombatovich and Ralph Zimmermann, and the referee seminar, conceived by Jon Moss, which has proven so successful the … More National Black Card Sanctions Database

2018-2019 Rule Changes Published

Below is the full text of a post discussing the rules changes for the 2018-2019 fencing season that was published here: 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 … More 2018-2019 Rule Changes Published

Repost: USA Fencing’s Commitment to SafeSport in America

This is a repost of US Fencing’s publication: ——— Dear USA Fencing Members, Nearly five years ago, USA Fencing introduced its Safe Sport Policy, which codified our commitment to, among other things, a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical and social development. The Safe Sport program has grown and evolved to include educational … More Repost: USA Fencing’s Commitment to SafeSport in America

Virginia Beach NAC and Payment Calculation Information

Referees encountered extra travel days en route to and from Virginia Beach for the January NAC. There have been reports that those extra days were not accounted for in perdiem payments. Those who work an event for US Fencing and are paid by direct deposit are only informed of the amount that they are paid. … More Virginia Beach NAC and Payment Calculation Information

Elections Committee Recommendations

A Brief Suggestion for Future Elections to the Referee’s Commission There was a delay and reboot to the election of the Vice President of Referee Development for the Referee’s Commission. There seems to be a lack of communication between the National Office and the Referee’s Commission and the working referees who compose the potential candidates … More Elections Committee Recommendations