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  • ED_R's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Purple Vivaldi's Avatar
    Today, 20:22
    There are some fab photos of the event from Saturday (MF, WF and MS) http://dingleimages.co.uk/
    56 replies | 4904 view(s)
  • jahl's Avatar
    Today, 19:53
    The program details for 2017 are available on BF website here http://britishfencing.com/development/aaseprogramme/ Sporting Excellence Award...
    0 replies | 73 view(s)
  • Sameer's dad's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • randomsabreur's Avatar
    Today, 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. ...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 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 | 626 view(s)
  • ChrisL's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Foilling Around's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • The Driver's Avatar
    Today, 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 | 626 view(s)
  • Not quite a Vet's Avatar
    Today, 13:41
    That's a shame if rumours are true, another Large WF event gone.
    5 replies | 626 view(s)
  • itteacher's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Gav's Avatar
    Today, 13:19
    Gav replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Outraged. I know you're outraged. Let's keep it civil.
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • rake's Avatar
    Today, 11:59
    Word on the grapevine is it won't be going ahead.
    5 replies | 626 view(s)
  • Jacdaw's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Jon Willis's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • The Driver's Avatar
    Today, 10:06
    Any news on this year's event?
    5 replies | 626 view(s)
  • max's Avatar
    Today, 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,...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 09:28
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Agreed..
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • danKew's Avatar
    Today, 09:04
    danKew replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    100%. :thumbs_up
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Ronald Velden's Avatar
    Today, 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...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • JackSparrow's Avatar
    Today, 08:50
    JackSparrow replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    That's how I feel. As a coach, I've always considered supporting my fencers at the BYCs as part of my job. Of course I don't in any way feel like I'm...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Wiltsfencer's Avatar
    Today, 08:50
    Wiltsfencer replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    If money really is the issue and if the idea of an honesty box/donation box didn't produce any funds last year. Might I suggest doing either or both...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • cesh_fencing's Avatar
    Today, 08:46
    cesh_fencing replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I am not an expert on it, however I suspect there is also employment status issues for the likes of governing bodies (as employers) to be concerned...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Gav's Avatar
    Today, 08:29
    Gav replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    Hi Jon, I think the "won't pay" attitude needs challenged.
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
  • Gav's Avatar
    Today, 08:27
    Gav replied to a thread BYCs 2017 in Tournaments
    I know what you're saying but this is a different thing. The relationship between the coach and the fencer is strictly between them. That they turn...
    70 replies | 2980 view(s)
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