Sunday, March 28, 2004

Calgary Open Report - Women's Foil - Sunday 28 March 2004

My event started at 1330, which allowed me to sleep in this morning. I rather liked that! Tournament weekends have a tendency to throw my system for a loop, so to sleep out was lovely. As luck would have it, two of the best fencers there were in my pool, and the others weren't walks in the park either. I lost all five of my bouts (5-0, 5-0, 5-2, 5-3, 5-3), and came out of the pools 17th of 17. I fenced my DE against Emily Dixon from Saskatchewan Fencing Club, and had some issues. I managed to push the bout into the third period, though, with a final score of 15-5. My fencing was... not terribly impressive, but not gawdawful either. It's the mental game (reading opponent, staying ahead of their actions) that's giving me the most trouble. It's something to work on at any rate. I've nearly given up on this season. Barring the Calgary Centennial, I've placed last in WF at every tournament I've attended. Provincials are in four weeks, and I doubt I'll improve that much in that amount of time.

Final result: 17th of 17 in WF for the Calgary Open


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