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Fencing Time Becomes First U.S. Software to be Homologated by the FIE

09/17/2014, 5:30pm CDT
By Dan Berke

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - USA Fencing is pleased to announce that Fencing Time LLC, has been officially certified as “FIE-conformant” by the FIE’s technical commission SEMI.

The official tournament management software for USA Fencing, Fencing Time is now the first U.S. software ever to be homologated by the FIE. 

This certification closes an almost two-year process of development and in-depth testing and allows FIE tournaments from World Cups and Grand Prix events to all levels of World Championships to utilize Fencing Time.

“I am very proud that Fencing Time is now officially recognized by the FIE. I am especially happy that Fencing Time could easily be adapted to the FIE rules,” says Fencing Time, LLC CEO Dan Berke (Kirkland, Wash.).

Fencing Time has been used to run tournaments of all sizes in the United States since 2002. In 2011, Fencing Time became the official tournament management software for USA Fencing and has been used to run North American Cups and Championship events for the last three seasons.

“USA Fencing has been a long-time user of Fencing Time; it has made the operations of our tournaments more efficient and run smoothly. The system works well and is also very user- friendly," said Don Anthony (Columbus, Ohio), president of USA Fencing and a member of the executive committee of the FIE. "USA Fencing is excited to know that now we will be able to use Fencing Time for our international events. We look forward to using it at our Men’s Foil World Cup in San Francisco and Sabre Grand Prix in New York City later this year."

With its competitive licensing model, Fencing Time will continue to be a prime choice for small and medium clubs. It is also quite capable at running large-scale events. This was demonstrated in June by running the USA National Championships and July NAC with almost 10,000 participants spread over 90 events and 12 days. 

“I am looking forward to providing software made in the USA to World Cups and Grand Prix events run on the American continent,” adds Dan Berke, “I am confident that Fencing Time will become the solution of choice for tournament organizers worldwide once they learn of its capabilities.”

With homologation awarded, Fencing Time will be used on the European circuit for the first time on Sept. 20 at the Luxembourg Epee Junior World Cup.  

“We’ve chosen Fencing Time because of its versatility and the large feature set allowing an extensive display of the competition’s status for the participants and the public,” explained Pascal Tesch, president of Luxembourg’s Fencing federation and coordinator general of the Junior World Cup.

The FIE homologated version 4.1 will be publicly released in October 2014. Pricing starts at $99.

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