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  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 16:12
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    There are more staff required to run an event the size of the BYCs than just referees. It would cost about 10 per fencer to pay all officials 50...
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  • Double Riposte's Avatar
    Today, 16:08
    She also didn't attend the Nationals. She won't be selected for anything including A Grades going forward.
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  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 16:05
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The absurdity is that if there was ever a competition that could afford to pay referees, it would be the BYCs (maybe fighting the public schools for...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Today, 15:56
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    There is a difference between a local rugby or cricket club and the British Youth Championships. Also these refs in most cases will have worked hard...
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  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 15:44
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Just for clarification, we'll (as a family) be at the BYCs for all 3 days, both refereeing and participating. I see the volunteering aspect no...
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  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Today, 15:43
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    In this case most wear mismatched suits with innapropriately casual footwear.
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 15:40
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Not all heroes wear capes
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  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Today, 15:32
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    You didn't get paid for senior nationals..... Jeez. You guys really are the unsung heroes of the sport. Pretty bad that you are so poorly...
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  • Savin.A's Avatar
    Today, 15:19
    Savin.A replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Most of the same as were at Senior Nationals... where the referees were also not paid... The regular refs know the status quo, and we're still there....
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  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Today, 15:14
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Well this degenerated into a childish squabble quite quickly. I don't think it's unreasonable for people to comment on a request like this seeing...
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  • Barry Paul's Avatar
    Today, 14:55
    I ran the BUSF /BUSA fencing event for about 25 years, during that time the standard of the World Student Games fencing event was relatively low. The...
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  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 14:23
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Using the multi-billion pound sport of football as an example definitely helps reinforce your point.
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 14:18
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    If participants in the Sheffield & Hallam FA can pay referees 22.00 plus 35p per mile for a local U17 football match taking 2 hours, then its not...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 14:14
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Nicely clarified - fairly low level competitions, like the British Youth Championships, in your opinion, should pay their referees. I get it now.
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  • ChrisHeaps's Avatar
    Today, 14:10
    ChrisHeaps replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Now that is pretty funny! One thing about these cartoons is that they all take the piss out of Wrexham. I find this rather disconcerting as I am the...
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  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 13:47
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    It is a fairly low level competition in the grand scheme of things. I mean it doesn't even have paid referees!
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • Road_of_Sheep's Avatar
    Today, 13:41
    Standards look variable. Swimming tough, table tennis less so. This opportunity for fencing is now closed. It might be nice for somebody to...
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  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 13:37
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'm enjoying the vitriol.
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • pinkelephant's Avatar
    Today, 13:34
    pinkelephant replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Jon - I've sent you a text.
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  • Foilling Around's Avatar
    Today, 13:30
    One of the problems with BUCS is that they need to be able to demonstrate some level of parity between sports in selection. If we as fencing are...
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  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 13:22
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'm not criticising the workers you dimwit, I'm pointing out the continuing absurdity in our system. Coaches, parents, and fencers should be...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 13:14
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Indeed. And remember this choice quote from last years thread ...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 13:08
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    This is fun for me
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • pinkelephant's Avatar
    Today, 13:05
    pinkelephant replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    BF no longer pay kennelling for dogs though, which is why I no longer volunteer. I'm not doing it if it costs me money.
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • Frence.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:59
    Frence. replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'd just like to clear this up for anyone who may be confused thanks to this forum user's posts. a) your petrol and any meals you have on your...
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  • Rob.Leicester's Avatar
    Today, 12:58
    Rob.Leicester replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Genuinely don't understand why this has got you so riled up. You don't want to ref, fine, we get it.
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 12:58
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'm confused Tristan, why have you posted 3 times on a thread appealing for help when you don't intend to give any? We require 5 foil or epee...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 12:46
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    So I get to have a really fun time working really long days, alongside giving up my bank holiday and being out of pocket for incidentals? Why...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • Savin.A's Avatar
    Today, 12:32
    Savin.A replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Shockingly, it is not you specifically that is being asked to referee. This was clearly an appeal for willing volunteers. You're not willing, so...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 12:23
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    What a ridiculous argument. Just because it's not the Birmingham we should give up our bank holiday for nothing? I'd be actually out of pocket after...
    31 replies | 706 view(s)
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