new rules

new rules

Post by Perry Donh » Tue, 09 Nov 1993 23:07:47


I participated in a small (14 fencers) tourney this past Sunday under the
new rules. My comment: What a lot of fencing!

We had two seed rounds, then everyone went to the DE, with the higher seeds
getting bys. The format is kind of fun, and you certainly get a lot of bouting,
but 15 points sure takes a fair amount of stamina.

Perry Donham

 
 
 

new rules

Post by Paul Lawrence Obir » Wed, 10 Nov 1993 02:48:33


Quote:
>I participated in a small (14 fencers) tourney this past Sunday under the
>new rules. My comment: What a lot of fencing!
>We had two seed rounds, then everyone went to the DE, with the higher seeds
>getting bys. The format is kind of fun, and you certainly get a lot of bouting,
>but 15 points sure takes a fair amount of stamina.
>Perry Donham

Just finished a touney this weekend myself using the new rules. They
aren't all that bad except for the coin tosses at the beginning of the
bouts instead of at the end when the tie has already occurred. That leaves
one fencer with a psychological disadvantage knowing that if he ties then
he automatically looses. I think it would be better if the coin toss
ocurred after the bout when there already is a tie. Just a thought though.

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new rules

Post by Mark Cart » Thu, 11 Nov 1993 15:54:26

: Just finished a touney this weekend myself using the new rules. They
: aren't all that bad except for the coin tosses at the beginning of the
: bouts instead of at the end when the tie has already occurred. That leaves
: one fencer with a psychological disadvantage knowing that if he ties then
: he automatically looses. I think it would be better if the coin toss
: ocurred after the bout when there already is a tie. Just a thought though.

Hmm... hadn't really taken the psychological disadvantage into account...

'Course, I only win about 1 in 5 coin tosses anyways. ;-)

But you're right... the one that loses the coin toss is under pressure
to stay a point ahead, while the other guy can be satisfied with tying the
match 'cause he'll win anyways.  Of course, in individual competition where
indicators are taken into account, it doesn't make much of a difference.

               Mark