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Referee Clinic with Doug Findlay     Jun 2, 2018
Apex Fencing Academy: Apex, NC Referee Clinic at Apex Fencing Academy with 3 time Olympic Referee, Doug Findlay.
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   Map to 504 East Williams St. Apex NC 27502
posted 02/01/2018
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Certified Referee Instructor, Doug Findlay, is an FIE-licensed referee in foil and sabre. Doug has refereed over two dozen World Cup finals and was the U.S. referee for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. After the 2012 London Games, he was selected as the World�s Best Foil Referee by the FIE. Addtionally, Doug coaches and holds Prevot de Fleuret certification from the USFCA. He�s also an experienced fencer and former Div1A National Champion.

Attending an official clinic sanctioned by US Fencing's Referee Commission is a prerequisite for becoming a certified referee. Successful completion of a written exam is also required. Once a passing score (90%) has been achieved on the written exam (both the general and one or more weapon-specific sections) a referee receives a rating of "P" in each weapon passed. Number ratings (1-10) are later obtained by formal evaluation at tournaments.

The written test is offered online and can be taken before or after attending an official clinic. Available here:

The Study Guide for the exam is available here:

US Fencing's Rule Book can be found here:

2:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday June 2nd.
9:00 a.m. Sunday June 3rd - Tournament observation

Apex Fencing Academy
504 East Williams St.
Apex, NC 27539

$75, payable by cash or check at the door.

Holiday Inn Express-Apex
1006 Marco Dr.
Apex, NC 27502
Guests may call the hotel directly at 919-387-3636 and reference the Apex Fencing Academy block, or use the link below to book online. If using the link, guests will need to complete the Arrival date and Departure date to access the special group pricing.®ionCode=1&hotelCode=aeenc&_PMID=99801505&GPC=APA&viewfullsite=true

The cutoff date for making these reservations will be May 4th. The cancellation for individual reservations is 6pm the day prior to arrival.