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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.
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  • 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...
    22 replies | 384 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...
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • 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!
    22 replies | 384 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.
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  • pinkelephant's Avatar
    Today, 13:34
    pinkelephant replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Jon - I've sent you a text.
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • 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...
    22 replies | 384 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 ...
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 13:08
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    This is fun for me
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  • 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.
    22 replies | 384 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.
    22 replies | 384 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...
    22 replies | 384 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • Frence.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:00
    Frence. replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    There are some things that money can't buy. I would include in that efficient competition organisation which ensures that your days out reffing are...
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Today, 11:46
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Just to be clear. Do we get paid apart from expenses? Would travel to sheffield for 75/day. Not a huge ask for 13 year of experience in the industry.
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  • Road_of_Sheep's Avatar
    Today, 11:18
    I also don't think the CEO is the problem - more the possible solution. I would be more concerned if there was still anyone at BF who was involved in...
    49 replies | 3264 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 11:10
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Tristan, you are consistent though sadly not useful.
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • Savin.A's Avatar
    Today, 11:10
    Savin.A replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I feel like there was a similarly unhelpful comment about the bycs last year... Just why bother? Either volunteer or stay silent, lay off the s***...
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  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Today, 11:00
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
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  • Marvin's Avatar
    Today, 10:33
    Please consider putting on an under 11 epee event. We have friends in Linlithgow and would love to use it as an excuse to visit! Would happily...
    1 replies | 84 view(s)
  • JackSparrow's Avatar
    Today, 10:29
    Spectatorsport - Georgina Usher is one of the good guys. What we need next is a new performance director who was a top fencer and understands their...
    49 replies | 3264 view(s)
  • hokers's Avatar
    Today, 10:06
    hokers replied to a thread European Championships in Tournaments
    Don't really understand that. I'm not having a go at the fencer who is selected, just pointing out that if I were one of the other fencers with...
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  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 10:03
    Jon Willis started a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Referees Required I have the privilege of running the fencing at the BYCs this weekend in Sheffield. It's 24 weapons over 3 days and one of the...
    22 replies | 384 view(s)
  • SpectatorSport's Avatar
    Today, 09:33
    I have been reading this with great sadness and disgust. As Fleetfoot and Rake have highlighted, the day to day operations is the responsibility...
    49 replies | 3264 view(s)
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