Faq III: References
3.7 Fencing Software
There are several software packages available for the
administration of fencing tournaments. They generally provide for
automated seeding, pooling, and elimination tableau organization,
with the ability to display/print out intermediate and final
results. They are best suited for events with 15 to 250 or more
entrants. With less than 15 entrants, organization is generally
just as fast by hand.
ATHOS is a French program (by Christian Coulon of Paris), although
the display and manuals are in French or English. ATHOS is widely
used at world levels of competition, including the 1993 and 1994
U-20 World Championships. It runs on DOS PCs. It is the only
official fencing software recognized by the CFF. In the USA, the
price is $250 (includes unlimited upgrades and support). Contact
Marc Walch (Marc.J.Walch@JPL.NASA.GOV, (818) 354 5688).
Engarde is another French program (by F. F. Nicaud of Paris), and
runs on Apple or PC. Like ATHOS, it sees extensive use at
international levels of competition, including the 1994 World
Championships. It is available in French only, and is freely
reproducible. Contact your national fencing organization for more
Xseed is an American program (by Dan McCormick of Hudson, Ohio),
supported by the USFA only. It runs on DOS PCs. Contact the USFA
for more information.
There are supposed to be other programs that are more common in
other countries and languages, such as German and Italian.
Contact the national fencing organizations of such countries to
find out more.
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