Your First Tournament
This webpage from Pope HS provides the ideal tutorial of what one should do to get ready for and do during a fencing tournament!
Also, here are some questions that you should be able to answer BEFORE your first tournament!
New Fencer Tournament Checklist
What is check-in?
What is mask check?
What is the purpose of mask check?
What is weapon check?
What is a shim?
What is the shim test?
What is the weight?
What is the weight test?
What is a pool?
What is a pool bout?
How long can a pool bout last?
What can the score go up to in a pool bout?
When do you salute?
Who do you salute?
How do you salute?
What do you do at the end of your pool?
What % of fencers advance out of the pools?
What is seeding?
How long is a Direct Elimination (DE) bout?
How long is the break in a DE?
What is the bout committee?
What color of cards can a referee give out?
What should you take with you to the strip when it is your turn to fence?
What does the referee mean when he/she announces “On deck”?
What does “In the hole” mean?