|Philip (the class of the division), Sabers, and Willie|
After stepping in to referee a few bouts at the fencing tournament a few weeks ago so one of our originally-scheduled refs could compete and qualify the tournament for a higher rating, I figured I should get properly trained and tested. The club had a seminar Saturday, and I passed the test with flying colors—interpreting and explaining why a point in line wasn’t valid, and then spotting the missing tip screw in an epee. So now I have a third refereeing certification. I’m pretty sure there’s never been another combination hockey, fencing, and cricket official before.
Then The Other Doctor Mitchell got a call Sunday morning: one of the people assisting with the skating competition at her club had to go to the hospital—could she come early and serve as accountant? She agreed, and when she got there, the head accountant explained the basics of the job and said he’d guide her through it. He didn’t know that the essentials of the job: entering and organizing data, spotting errors and inconsistencies, and staying cool under pressure happen to be The Other Doctor Mitchell’s fortes. By the end of the day, he was insisting that he put her name in to the USFSA to be added to their roster of officials. That’s great because even if she doesn’t get paid for this, they’ll take care of travel expenses for events that she works, possibly some of the events Bangle will be skating at this fall. That will come at a good time, since she’s up to the level now where she and her mom are both on track to qualify for their respective Nationals.
Not quite flying colors on this puzzle though. I can’t fully parse 13d. Any of you get it?