To all HFC fencers.
Just a reminder of the changes to the rules coming in to effect on the 1st September 2016.
See attached page 28 onwards. Changes to rules document.
From the 1st Sept 2016.
t18.5 add a second para and t120.1.19
They have brought back the reversing of shoulders rule for foil.
FOIL & SABRE
m27.3 & m32.4
Coiled mask wires not allowed.
Must be white or clear and 30 to 40 cm long
The following could be a big problem as it will require a change to box timings at sabre.
m.annexe B section C, sabre, para 8
After a hit is sored a subsequent hit made by the other fencer will only be registered if it occurs with in a max of – changed from 120 milliseconds to 170 milliseconds.
The following is a statement just issued by the BFA
The FIE are introducing new timings for sabre for the 2016/17 season, with the new block-out time increasing to 170 milli-seconds from 120 milli-seconds. Further information about the new timings is available athttp://britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1568
It is the intention that all domestic events should also operate under the new timings for the 2016/17 season in line with the FIE (from 1st September 2016 onwards) so we wanted to alert coaches to this so they can put plans in place for the new season. You should contact your equipment manufacturer to confirm how you can go about getting your boxes updated to the new T2016 timings, and what the timescales for this will be. An email has also been sent to organisers of competitions involving sabre taking place after 1st September.
If you have any queries, please contact Katie Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HFC are already in discussion with Leon Paul about changing the timing for our club boxes.
We have 8 boxes that would need to be changed and this could cost the club around £400.00