The yellow card
has a somewhat different meaning for fencing
than it does for soccer
In fencing, a yellow card
is an official warning
--not a "penalty" per se. The fencer who receives the yellow card
is not penalized in any way other than the receiving of the card. If the fencer
repeats that same offense (or any other offense that would warrant a yellow card
) during the same bout, he will then receive a red card
. Yellow cards
do not carry over from bout to bout.
Yellow cards are only given for the less serious offenses--others carry with them the penalty of red card
or black card
for the first offence, with no yellow card
given at all.
The most common things a fencer
can do to earn a yellow card
include falling down, weapons and equipment not working or conforming to regulations, turning his back on the opponent
, causing contact (corps a corps
) with the other fencer], and refusal to obey the referee
See the Fencing Penalty Chart
for more info.