bouts to 15

bouts to 15

Post by Ian Metz » Thu, 30 Sep 1993 12:25:18


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.

        Ian.

 
 
 

bouts to 15

Post by STFZ00 » Thu, 30 Sep 1993 21:14:59


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>SUMMARY OF NEW SCORING SYSTEM: A resounding success, well done to the FIE
> it achieves it's aim of making the bouts more exciting.

> Ian.
>.
>.

Hear, hear.  At our Nellya First-of-the-Season Tournament, we ran the
entire epee round to 15, like a direct elimination round, except as a
large pool.  There is more time to study your opponent, to plan
strategy, to gather courage, and to rethink the approach.  Even down
10-2 I always found some hope to keep me fencing my hardest.  In
contrast, in the 5-point bouts I tend to give up around 4-0.

-Mer