Important FIE infomation (FIE LetterNº1 20/01/2005) For Grand Prix and World Championships events: - Transparent masks - Wireless apparatus
For all World Cup, Grand Prix, World Championship and FIE sanctionned events: - Contact time foil - Breast Protectors
Transparent mask : The wearing of the transparent mask is compulsory starting from 1st March 2005, at Men's and Women's Sabre for all Grand Prix and Team competitions as well as the World Championships (all categories). It will be compulsory at all weapons for Grand Prix and Team competitions as well as the World Championships (all categories) starting from the 2005 Leipzig World Championships.
- Wireless apparatus : We remind you that the wireless apparatus must be used in all Grand Prix and Team competitions at Sabre from the table of direct elimination. Exceptionally and for the current season only, organisers will receive a subvention of EUR 2'000 for the use of these apparatus. The fencers must equip tthemselves with the “special wireless” T-shirt which is sold by fencing equipment manufacturers. For this season, the lamps in the mask, which are part of the apparatus, are at the organiser’s expense. Application from 1st March 2005.
- Contact time at Foil : The contact time at Foil is the same for valid and non-valid hits. Urgent decision. Immediate application.
- Breast protectors/chest protection : The use of breast protectors/chest protection at Foil is authorised for Men and women providing that they are worn directly on the skin for Men and over the T-shirt for Women. Urgent decision. Immediate application.
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