Get ’em while they’re down: Yakimenko (RUS) v Won (KOR)

The big table for the Budapest world cup is up, and we’re looking forward to some pretty interesting matches in about 12 hours’ time. One we’re pretty confident we’ll see is Won v Yakimenko in the 16. These two faced off at the same comp last year in the 32, and Won dominated the match … More Get ’em while they’re down: Yakimenko (RUS) v Won (KOR)

Trends in refereeing 2014: Decisions from the Athens World Cup

Just got back from the Athens A-grade Senior World Cup a few days ago and spent most of my time there hanging out with referees and taking videos. The refereeing has changed significantly in the last couple of years, with a strong element of rewarding fencers for accomplishing the actions that they attempt, while penalising … More Trends in refereeing 2014: Decisions from the Athens World Cup