Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation

The Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation is the national organization for fencing in Karnia-Ruthenia and the first micronational organization for this sport in the world. It was founded in 2017 and its headquarters is in Persenburg. The chairman of the Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation is its founder, the Emperor-King Oscar. The matches initially took place on a virtual basis using the Android mobile game engine, FIE Swordplay.

Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation
SportFencing
JurisdictionKarnia-Ruthenia
AbbreviationKRFF
Founded2017
AffiliationInternational Fencing Federation (de jure)
Affiliation date2017
HeadquartersPersenburg
PresidentHIRM the Emperor-King
ChairmanWilhelm von und zu Hochbach
Vice presidentPeter Melchior
Idealized Uniform of a Karno-Ruthenian fencer.
First gathering of the KRFF.

On 28 October 2023, during a medieval festival held in São Paulo, Brazil, Emperor Oscar I, accompanied by Prince Wilhelm Hochbach and Count Peter Szentmária, participated in a workshop on Olympic fencing and were able to engage in combat in what is, informally, the first fencing tournament in the history of the Empire. Oscar I, who was also the President of the Karno-Ruthenian Fencing Federation, won the three combats in which he participated; Prince Hochbach won two combats and Count Szentmária did not obtain victory.[1]

On the following day, Prince Wilhelm Hochbach became the chairman of the federation, while Count Peter Szentmária became its vice-president. By December, Oscar I started attending a fencing academy in São Paulo, Brazil to practice the sport effectively, becoming a sabreur.

Summary Edit

There are three forms of Olympic fencing:

  • Foil — a light thrusting weapon; the valid target is restricted to the torso; double touches are not allowed.
  • Épée — a heavy thrusting weapon; the valid target area covers the entire body; double touches are allowed.
  • Sabre — a light cutting and thrusting weapon; the valid target area includes almost everything above the waist (excluding the back of the head and the hands); double touches are not allowed.

Until the moment, the only form played personally between the fencers of the federation was the sabre.

Medal summary Edit

2023 Edit

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Points at KRFF ranking
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Oscar I Sabre, 2023 Tournament 0 loss 3-2 0 loss 3-0 0 loss 3-2 0 loss   9
Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach 1 loss 2-3 1 loss 3-0 0 loss 3-1 1 loss   8
Peter Melchior 1 loss 2-3 1 loss 0-3 1 loss 1-3 3 losses   3
Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach Épée, Friendly Tournament[2] 0 loss 3-0 0 loss 3-0 0 loss 3-0 0 loss   9
Edgard Pires   1 loss 0-3 1 loss 0-3 1 loss 0-3 3 losses   0

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