Fencing referee online test – General questions – Part 2

1. Fencer X retreats over the rear limit of the strip with both feet.

2. A Halt! is called when Fencer X retreats so that both feet are behind the end line before Fencer Y’s simple attack lands valid. The attack was started while X was still in front of the end line.

The first touch halts the action.

3. Fencer X has retreated behind the end line while parrying Fencer Y’s attack. X makes an immediate valid riposte.

t.27 Should a competitor cross the rear limit of the strip completely—i.e. with both feet—a touch will be scored against him/her. The halt—and the earning of the point—occurs as soon as both feet leave the volume of the strip. Nothing after that matters,

4. Fencer X retreats with both feet behind the end line while parrying Fencer Y’s attack. Y then makes a replacement, which X parries, and X then scores an immediate valid riposte.

strip completely—i.e. with both feet—a touch will be scored against him/her. The halt—and the earning of the point—occurs as soon as both feet leave the volume of the strip. Nothing after that matters,

5. A fencer steps off the side of the strip with one foot. The Rules direct the Referee to:

6. During an action, Fencer X crosses the lateral boundary of the strip with both feet (not in order to avoid being hit).

7. Fencer X goes off the side of the strip with one foot between Fencer Y and the end line. Y was standing 2.25 meters from X’s end line when X went off the side of the strip. The end result is:

8. At the start of a five-touch bout, the clock is set for:

9. In which of the below circumstances is a touch awarded after time has expired?

10. If the clock fails, the Referee should:

11. Fencer X causes interruptions early in a bout after a penalty for the same fault in a previous bout in the pool.

12. For recovery from a verified accident (once for the same injury in one day), a fencer is allowed:

13. Fencer X has already had a verified sprained ankle occur in the current bout and has taken a ten minute break. During a subsequent action, X sprains a finger.

Time is allowed for a different injury or cramp.

14. Fencer X had a verified sprained ankle and took a ten minute break during the round of pools. During the third round of direct elimination, X receives a touch to the hand that sprains X’s finger.

In épée, “c” is also a correct answer. The question should be reworded: “receives a touch to the hand” should be replaced with “is struck on the hand in a way….”

15. Fencer X appears physically incapable of continuing the bout.

…If the doctor considers, before or at the end of the 10- minute break, that the fencer is incapable of continuing the bout, the fencer must withdraw (individual events) and/or be replaced, if possible (team events)….

16. At the end of a pool, the Referee should:

In practice, this occurs at the end of the pool, not each pool bout. The correct answer must be “b” because it is the only one that requires a signature. The FIE no longer requires a signature at all, because they require the referee to announce the victory and score.

17. The score in a bout is not tied and time expires before the maximum number of touches has been scored.

18. A fencer in a six-fencer pool who wins three bouts has a victory indicator of:

19. A fencer in an elimination pool who receives ten touches and scores twenty touches has a touch indicator of:

20. In a pool two fencers have a 0.600 victory indicator. Fencer X has scored 23 touches and received 17. Fencer Y has scored 21 touches and received 15. For placing:

21. In a pool, two fencers who have qualified to the next round have a victory indicator of 0.600, a touch indicator of +4, and the same number of touches scored. In seeding the table:

22. How much time is a fencer allowed between consecutive bouts?

23. Fencer X is in a team match and sustains (verified) a twisted ankle while fencing and cannot continue. The score in the bout at the time of the injury is 0-3 in favor of Fencer Y.

11. If a member of a team is obliged to retire during a match as the result of an accident which has been duly recognized by a medical representative of the FIE, the captain of his team may ask to put in a reserve to continue the match at the point where the competitor who was obliged to retire withdrew, even during a bout in progress.

24. After receiving a warning duly registered with the Bout Committee and noted on the scoresheet, spectators at the competition (including coaches, trainers, and an official not presently presiding) are interfering with the smooth running of the competition.

t.115 The offences and their penalties which appear in different articles of the Rules are summarized in the list that follows in Article t.120; they are divided into four groups (cf. t.116–t.119). All these penalties are within the competence of the Referee, although the Technical Directory still retains the right to intervene on its own initiative (cf. t.97).

25. Fencer X has received a RED CARD for disturbing order on the strip. X repeats the offense and receives a BLACK CARD. X protests the issuance of the BLACK CARD because the RED CARD was not noted on the scoresheet.

t.114 All warnings (Yellow Cards), penalty touches (Red Cards) and exclusions (Black Cards) must be noted on the score sheet of the bout, the pool or the match, together with the group to which they belong.

26. Fencer X is so excessively verbally abusive that the Referee cannot maintain order.

t.83 The Referee and/or the Technical Directory, on their own authority or at the request of an official delegate of the FIE or of the Organizing Committee, can decide to expel from the competition venue, with or without a warning, any person who by his gestures, attitude or language disturbs the good order or smooth running of the event.

27. Fencer X refuses to obey the orders of the Referee after a penalty for the same fault in the current bout.

28. In the fourteenth bout of the pool, Fencer X is not present when first called to the strip and was penalized for the same fault in a previous bout in the pool. Fencer X arrives at the strip to fence five minutes after first being called.

29. Fencer X is not present when called to the strip after the first and second required calls at the start of a pool, but arrives, ready to fence before the third call.

30. Team Z has only two of their members present when called to the strip after all the required calls at the start of a pool.

31. During a pool bout, the fencers are not actively attempting to score, the Referee should:

The rules for non-combativity apply to individual direct elimination bouts of 10 or 15 touches and team events.

32. During the first period of a 15 touch direct elimination bout with no previous warnings having been given, the fencers are not actively attempting to score, the Referee should:

33. During the second period of a 15 touch direct elimination bout, with no previous warnings given, the fencers are not actively attempting to score, the Referee should:

34. During the third period of a 15 touch direct elimination bout with 2 minutes left to fence, having been warned in the first two periods that they were not actively attempting to score, the fencers continue to not actively attempt to score. The Referee should:

35. With no penalties yet given, Fencer X allows Fencer Y to score a touch without attempting to defend.

36. A YELLOW CARD indicates:

37. Having already received a YELLOW CARD in the current bout, Fencer X commits a different offense from the same group.

38. A RED CARD issued to a competitor indicates:

39. A BLACK CARD indicates:

40. In a previous bout in the same pool, Fencer X committed an offense requiring an immediate Group 2 RED CARD. With no other penalties given in the current bout, X commits the same offense.

41. A warning for any person disturbing order off the strip is valid for:

42. When may a Referee’s reconstruction of a phrase be protested?

43. When may a Referee’s awarding of a touch be protested?

44. In an individual competition, Fencer X unjustifiably complains about an analysis of a phrase after a penalty for body contact earlier in the bout.

The key word is “penalty.” This means that a red card has already been awarded; another Group 1 offense (unjustified challenge) results in a second RED CARD.

45. In a team competition, Fencer X’s Captain unjustifiably complains about an analysis of a phrase after X was penalized for leaving the strip without permission earlier in the bout.

46. The bout score is 3-3 in a 5 touch pool bout; three minutes have elapsed.

47. In the third bout of a team match, the score is 12-12 when time expires.

48. The score has reached 15-9 in favor of Fencer X during the first round of a direct elimination bout.

49. Fencer X, seeded #27 into the direct elimination table, is leading 13-11 over Fencer Y, seeded #6, when time expires at the end of the third round.

50. Fencer X, seeded #27 into the direct elimination table, and Fencer Y, seeded #6, are tied at 12-12 when time expires at the end of the third round of a bout in the table of 32.

51. After the referee calls Halt! awarding a touch to make the score 14-12, a spectator approaches the Referee and offers comments about the Referee’s calls.

t.82 …Everybody taking part in or present at a fencing competition must remain orderly and must not disturb the smooth running of the competition.… At no time is one allowed to criticize the Officials or thier descisions [sic], to insult them or to attempt to influence them in any way.

52. Fencer X has been given a RED CARD for disturbing order on the strip. In the same bout, Fencer X uses his non-weapon hand to parry his opponent’s attack.

53. At a national competition, a direct elimination bout ends with the score at 14- 12. Proper procedure for the end is:

Key points: · guard line · salutes · shake hands · announce winner and score · sign · deliver results The rules do not specify how the slip is to be delivered to the bout committee; the referee is responsible for making it happen.

54. Fencer X reports for his bout with a mask with a valid inspection mark: With no other penalties given, the Referee notes that there is no safety strap on the back of the mask.

The strap could have been removed after inspection; the referee is still responsible for ensuring conformance.

55. In a team match, Team X properly substitutes for fencer #3 with their reserve fencer for the fifth bout of the relay match. In the seventh bout, Team X is winning by a score of 33-16, when the Team X fencer sustains an injury, verified by the medical personnel, because of which he is forced to retire.

56. In a team match, Team X’s fencer #1 has a YELLOW CARD for non-conforming equipment. During the course of the match, and with Team X winning 32-30, Team X’s fencer #1 exhibits unsportsmanlike behavior.

57. The format of a U-14 Direct Elimination Bout is:

58. During a team match, in the first bout of the match, Fencer #2 for Team X receives a red card for a vindictive hit. In a subsequent bout Fencer #1 on Team X turns the back during a riposte.

The point is that warnings and penalties are assigned to the team, not the fencer.

59. During a team match, in the second bout of the match Fencer #1 for Team X should have fenced, but Fencer #2 for Team X actually did fence. The error is caught at the beginning of the third bout.