Changes to background screening requirements for Safesport

Beginning in September 2019, per the updated USOC/ NGB Background Screening Policy, USA Fencing will no longer be able to accept travel cards, such as Global Entry, Nexus and Sentry, in lieu of a Background Screen.  Our records indicate that you provided a copy of your Global Entry or Nexus Card to satisfy the background … More Changes to background screening requirements for Safesport

Unwillingness to Fight Rule to Go Into Effect at USA Fencing Competitions Beginning Feb. 14, 2019

This is a repost of the full text from the following source: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/991685?referral=rss All USA Fencing members are advised that t.124 of the USA Fencing Rulebook, “Unwillingness to Fight” has been updated and will be in use at all USA Fencing events beginning on Feb. 14, 2019, including the 2019 Junior Olympic Championships. This rule … More Unwillingness to Fight Rule to Go Into Effect at USA Fencing Competitions Beginning Feb. 14, 2019

No adoption of new non-combativity rule for January 2019 Charlotte NAC

The following is a repost of an article on the RC rules blog published on 01/03/2019: http://www.refereescommission.org/blog/2019/01/rules-blog-no-adoption-of-new-non-combativity-rule-for-charlotte/ 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 … More No adoption of new non-combativity rule for January 2019 Charlotte NAC

USA Fencing Referee Exam Now Available Through the USA Fencing Database

The following is a repost of the following article published by US Fencing on 12/17/2018: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/978210 Beginning Monday, December 17, 2018, the USA Fencing Referee Exam and the Referee Wheelchair Exam will be located in the USA Fencing Store found at Member.USAFencing.org. The exams are available to those interested in becoming a USA Fencing referee … More USA Fencing Referee Exam Now Available Through the USA Fencing Database

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: http://www.refereescommission.org/blog/2018/09/rules-blog-2018-2019-rules-changes/ 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