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  • randomsabreur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:35
    randomsabreur replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    BYCs moving to London wouldn't be a panacea either - suspect the increased hotel/official transport bill for Sheffield would be outweighed by venue...
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  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:15
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    That's pretty much it, 1. We will be using 38 pistes at this BYCs so that no competitions have to be stacked. so I need at least 38 referees per...
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  • Sameer's dad's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:04
    Sameer's dad replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    When I first registered with this site, I read through various threads and learned so much information. Then I happened to come across this thread...
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  • randomsabreur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:40
    randomsabreur replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    1. Fewer referees/officials required/provided. BYCs has 30 or so pistes so needs 30+ referees. BYCs is very armoury heavy because many of the...
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  • riposteinprime's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:27
    riposteinprime replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Appreciate the answer. So how do most other respectable competitions manage to pay officials/referees then? I would have thought BF would have larger...
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  • randomsabreur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:14
    randomsabreur replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'd be there if anyone could solve my childcare problem as my husband is working. Can't even do Monday as he doesn't finish until 8am at the...
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  • Cyranna's Father's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:21
    Here's a thought to the neggers If you were any kind of a man or woman you would sign your feedback As it is by leaving anon comments you are less...
  • Not quite a Vet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:17
    Now this is all presumption on my part, has a male epeeists lost their Large Allstar Mask with detachable innards at the Championships? I've deduced...
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  • max's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:06
    max replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    One of the things which could be considered is a Airbnb type arrangement, if people can't volunteer then perhaps they could offer accommodation. ...
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  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:48
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    A good reason for BF to look at locations of events to ensure there is the infrastructure in terms of referees & other helpers in an area who can go...
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  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:41
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I did not think I had said otherwise. We have lots of people who are not going to attend the event, who do huge amount of support in fencing in...
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  • max's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:33
    max replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I'm a little bit selfish in that I like to get home to my own bed so am likely to only volunteer locally, such as the EIS. I made the exception...
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  • Double Riposte's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:57
    Double Riposte replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Massive thank you to all those volunteering time to referee (or do any other role) at the BYC's, the Senior Nationals, or any other event. The BF...
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  • danKew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:56
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Your sarcasm is noted. Hopefully it wont discourage others from offering their time.
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • ED_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:54
    ED_R replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Actually Dan makes a big contribution to epee with his fantastic website epee.me
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  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:49
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    You are an absolute Saint.
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • pinkelephant's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:48
    pinkelephant replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The two groups are not mutually exclusive. I think what is on offer is too little (especially as when I ran it we DID pay referees AND other...
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  • danKew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:45
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I don't except others to, but I appreciate the situation that we find ourselves in. If we can help improve matters by volunteering when asked, then...
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  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:37
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    It is not only referees and other helpers volunteering. I suspect a large number of coaches will be going along and not getting paid for going...
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:43
    FencingMove replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    In this case most wear mismatched suits with innapropriately casual footwear.
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:40
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Not all heroes wear capes
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  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • Savin.A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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....
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
  • FencingMove's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    48 replies | 1612 view(s)
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