159. Usa Fencing Rules For Competition

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Abbreviations Used In The Text And Numbering Of The Articles
Introduction—Historical Note
i.1-i.5 History of the weapons and World Championships
Book 1: Technical Rules
Part I—General Rules And Rules Common To The Three Weapons
Chapter 1: Application of the Rules
t.1 Obligatory use of the Rules
Chapter 2: Glossary
t.2 Assaults and bouts
t.3 Match
t.4 Competition
t.5 Championship
t.6 Fencing time
t.7 Offensive and defensive actions
t.8 Offensive actions—explanation
t.9 Defensive actions—explanation
t.10 Point in line
Chapter 3: The Field of Play
t.11 The field of play
t.12 Definition of the strip
t.13 Size of the strip
t.14 The lines of the strip
Chapter 4: The Fencers’ Equipment (Weapons—Equipment—Clothing)
t.15 Responsibility of the fencers
Chapter 5: Fencing
t.16 Method of holding the weapon
t.17 Coming on guard
t.18 Beginning, stopping and restarting the bout
t.19 Fencing at close quarters
t.20 Corps à corps
t.21 Displacing the target and passing the opponent
t.22-t.23 Substitution and the use of the non-sword hand and arm
t.24-t.25 Ground gained or lost
t.26 Crossing the limits of the strip—stopping the bout
t.27 Crossing the rear limits of the strip
t.28 Crossing the lateral boundaries of the strip
t.29 Leaving the strip accidentally
t.30-t.32 Duration of the bout
t.33 Injury or cramp, withdrawal of a competitor
Chapter 6: Refereeing and the Judging of Touches
t.34 Accepting a position as a referee or judge
t.35 The Referee
t.36 Judges
t.37-t.39 Attribution of referees
t.40-t.41 Method of judging touches

t.42 Validity of the touch/Video refereeing/Referee hand signals
t.43-t.44 Regulation equipment and checking of equipment by the referee
t.45 Non-regulation equipment
Part II—Foil—The Conventions of Fencing
t.46 Method of making a touch
t.47 Limitation of the target
t.48 Touches off the target
t.49 Extension of the valid target
t.50 Judging of touches in foil
t.51-t.52 Materiality of the touch
t.53-t.54 Annulment of the touch
t.55 Validity or priority of the touch
t.56-t.59 Respect of the fencing phrase
t.60 Judging of touches
Part III—Epee—The Conventions Of Fencing
t.61 Method of making a touch
t.62 The target
t.63 Corps à corps and flèche attacks
t.64 Judging of touches in épée
t.65 Judging of touches in épée—general principle
t.66 The annulment of touches
t.67-t.69 Possible failures of equipment, condition of the strip
Part IV—Sabre—The Conventions Of Fencing
t.70 Method of making a touch
t.71-t.72 The target
t.73 Materiality and annulment of touches
t.74 Validity or priority of the touch—preface
t.75-t.79 Respect of the fencing phrase
t.80 Judging of touches
Part V—Disciplinary Rules For Competitions
Chapter 1: Application
t.81 Persons subject to these Rules
t.82-t.83 Maintenance of order and discipline
t.84 Pledge of honor
t.85 Refusing to fence an opponent
t.86 Presence on time
t.87 Fencing etiquette/Non-combativity
t.88 Personal effort
t.89 The team manager
t.90 The team captain
t.91 The referees and judges
t.92 The instructors, coaches and technicians
t.93 The spectators
Chapter 2: The Disciplinary Authorities and their Competence
t.94 Jurisdiction
t.95 Principle of jurisdiction
t.96 The Referee

t.97 The Bout Committee
t.98 The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee
t.99 Disciplinary juridicial bodies
Chapter 3: Penalties
t.100-t.101 Classification of penalties
t.102 Loss of ground on the strip
t.103 Refusal to award a touch actually made
t.104 Award of a touch which has not actually been received
t.105 Exclusion
t.106 Exclusion from the competition
t.107 Exclusion from participation in the whole tournament
t.108 Expulsion from the venue of the competition or the tournament
t.109 Disqualification
t.110 Censure
t.111 Temporary suspension
t.112 Permanent suspension
t.113 Announcement of penalties
Chapter 4: Offenses, their Penalties, and the Competent Juridicial Authorities
t.114 The types (groups) of penalties
t.115 Competence
t.116 The first group of offenses
t.117 The second group of offenses
t.118 The third group of offenses
t.119 The fourth group of offenses
t.120 Offenses and penalties
Chapter 5: Procedure
t.121 Basic principle
t.122 Protests and appeals—against the decision of a referee
t.123 Protests and appeals—other protests and appeals
t.124 Investigation—right of defense
t.125 Method of decision
t.126 Repetition of offenses
Chapter 6: Anti-Doping Controls
t.127 Anti-doping control
Book 2: Organization Rules
Chapter 1: Competitions
o.1-o.2 Official competitions
Chapter 2: Bodies Responsible for Organization and Control
o.3 The organizing committee
o.4 The Central Office of the FIE
o.5 The Bout Committee
o.6 Auxiliary personnel
o.7 Checking of equipment
Chapter 3: Entries for Competitions
o.8 Entries
Chapter 4: Timetable
o.9-o.10 Timetable for competition

Chapter 5: Individual Competitions
o.11 Organization of individual competitions
o.12-o.19 General rules for the round of pools
o.20 Withdrawal during the round of pools
o.21-o.24 General rules for direct elimination
o.25 Withdrawal during direct elimination
o.26 Order of bouts for direct elimination
o.27 The final
o.28 Classification
o.29-o.34 Mixed formula—Open World Championships, World Cup competitions
o.35-o.41 Mixed formula—Junior/Cadet World Championships, Junior World Cup
Chapter 6: Team Competitions
o.42-o.44 Team competitions—Championships
o.45-o.47 Team competitions—World Cup
Chapter 7: Organization of Official FIE Competitions
o.48 Common conditions—program of competition
o.49 Cahier des charges
o.50 Official invitation
o.51 Advance program
o.52 Commitment to take part in the World Championships
o.53-o.54 Entries for FIE Competitions
o.55 Age of participants
o.56 Bout Committee and FIE delegates at major competitions
o.57 Nomination of the Bout Committee
o.58 Functions of the Bout Committee
o.59-o.62 Operation – Refereeing, SEMI and Medical delegates and Supervisor
o.63 Supervision by the FIE
o.64 Anti-doping testing
o.65 Open World Championships—entries
o.66 Open World Championships—referees
o.67 Open World Championships—invitations for international officials
o.68 Regional Games
o.69 Technical delegates of the FIE
o.70 Technical officials and referees
o.71-o.72 Junior and Cadet World Championships—entries
o.73 Junior and Cadet World Championships—referees
o.74 Junior and Cadet World Championships—invitations for international officials
o.75 World Cup competitions—introduction
o.76 World Cup competitions—admission
o.77 The supervisor
o.78 The Bout Committee
o.79-o.80 Participation
o.81 Referees—A Grade and candidate A Grade competitions
o.82 Team World Cup
o.83 Individual world rankings
o.84 Team world rankings
o.85 Nations Grand Prix
o.86 Table of financial penalties and fines
Chapter 8: Veterans World Championships
o.87 Advance program
o.88-o.89 Entries
o.90 Composition of the pools for Individual Championships
o.91 Duration of the bouts
o.92 Team Championship
o.93 Referees
o.94 Invitations for international officials
Book 3: Material Rules
Part I—Fencers’ Weapons And Equipment
Chapter 1: Weapons
m.1 Characteristics common to all weapons
m.2 General description
m.3 Dimensions
m.4 The grip
m.5 The guard
m.6-m.13 Characteristics of the foil
m.14-m.20 Characteristics of the épée
m.21-m.24 Characteristics of the sabre
Chapter 2: Equipment and Clothing
m.25 General conditions
m.26-m.29 Rules specific to foil
m.30-m.31 Rules specific to épée
m.32-m.35 Rules specific to sabre
Chapter 3: Checking of Material
m.36 Competence
m.37 Checking of fencers’ equipment
m.38-m.39 Presentation of equipment to the Weapon Checking Center
m.40-m.41 Checking body
m.42-m.43 Checking personnel and equipment
Part II —Fittings And Material Provided By The Organizers
m.44 Introduction
Chapter 1: Scoring Apparatus
m.45 Authorized design
m.46-m.50 Approval of designs of apparatus
m.51 Requirements for all electrical equipment
m.52 Number and quality of judging apparatus
m.53-m.54 Checking of apparatus
Chapter 2: Reels, Cables and their Connections
m.55-m.56 Reels, cables and their connections
Chapter 3: Conductive Strips
m.57 Conductive strips
Chapter 4: Source of Electrical Current
m.58 Source of electrical current
Chapter 5: Extension Lamps
m.59-m.60 Extension lamps

Appendix A To The Material Rules—Manufacturers’ Safety Standards
1. Blades—Specification For The Manufacture Of Fencing Blades
2.1.1 Standards For The Materials For The Mesh Of Fencing Masks
2.1.2. Transparent Masks
2.1.3. Masks That Are Colored Or Decorated With Drawings
2.2. Shape, Dimensions And Methods Of Production Of The Elements Of Fencing Masks3. Standards
For The Manufacture Of Clothing
3.1. Resistance Of Cloth Against Perforation
3.2. Parts Of The Fencer That It Is Vital To Protect
4. Label Of Quality
Appendix B To The Material Rules—Characteristics Of Scoring Apparatus
A. Foil
1. The Central Judging Apparatus (cf. m.51)
2. Anti-Blocking Type Central Judging Apparatus
B. Epee
C. Sabre
Appendix C To The Material Rules—Scoreboard For Finals
Appendix D To The Rules For Competition—Fencers’ Publicity Code
Chapter 1: General Principles and the Relevant Texts
p.1-p.3 General principles
Chapter 2: Collective Advertising Agreement
p.4 The parties
p.5 Procedure
p.6 Position of the fencer
Chapter 3: Individual Contract
p.7 Principle
p.8 Restrictions
Chapter 4: Specific Regulations
p.9 Marks
p.10 Position and sizes
p.11 Exploitation of the fencer’s image
p.12 Advertising which is worn or carried
p.13 Leg band or self adhesive notice
Chapter 5: Penalties
p.14 Individual contract
p.15 Mark not conforming to the regulations
p.16 Advertising on clothing
p.17 Advertising not conforming to the rules or not authorized
p.18 Leg bands and self adhesive bandages
p.19 Image advertising
p.20 Offense
p.21 Competence and procedure



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