Using Video Replay Guidelines and Recommendations

Devin Donnelly, RC Vice-Chair of the Rules and Examinations Committee, has made a post to the RC rules blog on video refereeing: http://www.refereescommission.org/blog/2017/11/rules-blog-using-video-replay/ We thank Devin for the post, and in addition would like to request that US Fencing make efforts to limit the influence on referees and video consultants by limiting access to the … More Using Video Replay Guidelines and Recommendations

RC Domestic Development Election Feedback and Request For Outreach

Many of our posts have served as a place to make recommendations and point out our perceived deficiencies in the way a tournament is run or a decision was made. For a change of pace, we are congratulating USA Fencing on running, and Patrick Webster winning, the election for the VP of Domestic Development on … More RC Domestic Development Election Feedback and Request For Outreach

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

Challenges and Recommendations for the March NAC

The 2016-2017 Season March NAC presented challenges for both referees and assigners.  The number of referees was barely above the minimum, there was a greater number of referees who worked less than four days, there were more referees who were in and out, working less than a full complement of events, and there were more … More Challenges and Recommendations for the March NAC