G'day fencers everywhere,
I've checked my 1994 rules (and the 1993-1994 appendix) and cannot find what
I had thought had been changed (again).
With all these recent little rule changes, I can't recall what is the current
state of play. Can you gurus help me out with three simple black-and-white
1. In sabre, is a simulataneous attack currently the same as foil or epee?
(I know it used to be foil, then was changed to epee (as it says in my book),
but I thought it had been changed again...)
2. My recollection is that in a pool bout if regulation time expires and scores
are tied the score is set to 5-each. Then a coin is tossed and the fencers
are given one additional minute to get that winning touch. At the end of
the bout (either through time or the touch) the score is recorded as V5 and
D5. However, my rule book says that the coin toss occurs prior to the bout
and thus the extra minute (i.e. the fifth minute) is not employed. Hasn't
this been changed again?
3. In sabre a fleche is penalised as a Group One offense. (In fact it is the
rear leg crossing the front that is penalised.)
(a) is the hit, if there was one, annulled? (I think it is); and
(b) is it the same in foil, or are fleches still allowed?
Thanks very much.
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