well at the Australian Nationals I had my first full on competitive
look at bouts to 15. They are excellent, there is always fencing
because someone always has to make a hit to win, there is no slack
periods, and does it get exciting when time is running out. I was fencing
a guy, I had the higher seed, 12 - 12 with 10 seconds to go he gets a hit
I beat and attack like mad, halt, no hit 5 seconds, attack again, off target 2
seconds to go, so I attack like crazy, getting the blade close to his jacket
but short, so I kept on attaking "halt, halt, halt" I turn around, a single
green light, I HIT, time , well 0.1 seconds to go, now that is exciting.
SUMMARY OF NEW SCORING SYSTEM: A resounding success, well done to the FIE
it achieves it's aim of making the bouts more exciting.