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  • Fleetfoot's Avatar
    Today, 15:39
    Wanted to reply to this post, by an apparent newbie forum member! There's no doubt about the immense frustration in regards BF's management, which I...
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  • kingkenny's Avatar
    Today, 15:03
    I thought some might be interested in the latest blog post from US Epee Coach Cody Mattern. Find the rest of the post here: ...
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  • Baldric's Avatar
    Today, 11:39
    Baldric replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    My thoughts exactly.
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 10:46
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I have to say that there are actually far more state school kids involved in fencing than there were 30 years ago, especially at International level....
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  • ChrisHeaps's Avatar
    Today, 09:42
    ChrisHeaps replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    But we already pay a fair bit. I can't remember exactly how much but it was a payment to the region and then one to BF. It's not just one comp in...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • ED_R's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:52
    ED_R replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The size and spectacle are part of what makes it special. I'd charge more for it. We will get the sport we pay for. A collection box is not the way...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Purple Vivaldi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:22
    There are some fab photos of the event from Saturday (MF, WF and MS) http://dingleimages.co.uk/
    56 replies | 5079 view(s)
  • jahl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:53
    The program details for 2017 are available on BF website here http://britishfencing.com/development/aaseprogramme/ Sporting Excellence Award...
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  • Sameer's dad's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:53
    Sameer's dad replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Would it help if i ran a collection box around at any competition that I attend with the boy. We all know the importance of competitions and...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • randomsabreur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:01
    randomsabreur replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Late 90s also moved around. E&S one weekend and Foil a different one. Remember Orpington, somewhere obscure possibly Lincolnshire and Scotland. ...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:01
    Big public venues are very expensive to hire. I had looked at using the K2 centre in the past for competitions as it is a great facility, however...
    5 replies | 715 view(s)
  • ChrisL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:39
    ChrisL replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Referees are paid when they go abroad to Junior World Cups for Britain as normal for FIE events. They are unpaid when refereeing European Cadet...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:38
    Ronald Velden replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The so-called tax liability is a red herring unless someone is actually making a living out of the sport. There is another matter which makes the...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Foilling Around's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:37
    Foilling Around replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Oh Jeez, this is bleedin' Groundhog Day!! I don't see the employment status issue as a problem. I do a fair bit of work for BF and, as an...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • The Driver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:56
    A shame indeed. So even limiting entry numbers and using just the one hall last year was not enough to save the day?
    5 replies | 715 view(s)
  • Not quite a Vet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:41
    That's a shame if rumours are true, another Large WF event gone.
    5 replies | 715 view(s)
  • itteacher's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:26
    itteacher replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The Regions pay from memory 22 per fencer who qualifies and 5 for every fencer that takes part in the qualifiers, i believe from the blurb that...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Gav's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:19
    Gav replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Outraged. I know you're outraged. Let's keep it civil.
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Changing the structure for future BYCs could be a way to sort out going forward. This would work quite well if the BYCs moved around the country...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • rake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59
    Word on the grapevine is it won't be going ahead.
    5 replies | 715 view(s)
  • Jacdaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53
    Jacdaw replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Maybe each region could send a ref for every 10 fencers or something similar. That way it would cover a lot of pistes and regions can pay for the...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28
    Jon Willis replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    The refereeing situation for the BYCs is now looking a lot better. Thank you to everyone one who has answered the call to come and referee. We have...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • The Driver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06
    Any news on this year's event?
    5 replies | 715 view(s)
  • max's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39
    max replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    This how we raise funds at our local carnival, we can't charge entry fees as there are too many access points plus insurance issues etc. However,...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Agreed..
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27
    Ronald Velden replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I omitted one final point. I wish Jon and Amy Grant good luck at BYC. I am sure that their management of the tournament will make it a great...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    My point was that many coaches at the event will be going paying their own way to attend. A number of coaches will be attending and being paid by...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • danKew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    100%. :thumbs_up
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56
    Ronald Velden replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    It is very clear and has been for a long time that the payment or non payment of daily rates is a sore point withinthe referee community in Britain...
    73 replies | 3558 view(s)
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