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  1. British Fencing Appoints Georgina Usher as Chief Executive Officer

    British Fencing Appoints Georgina Usher as Chief Executive Officer

    Excellent choice.
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    Outstanding result for Yas - the best England...

    Outstanding result for Yas - the best England result since Alex Savin won it, and the best girls result since we started going to the event.
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    Brilliant news- come on Yas, kick ass girl.

    Brilliant news- come on Yas, kick ass girl.
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    Come on Yas

    Come on Yas
  5. I am very pleased to announce that Marie Matheson...

    I am very pleased to announce that Marie Matheson will be the next President of England Fencing, with Peter continuing as deputy President.

    I wish them the very best of luck.

    The England...
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    I can give you half an answer.

    Firstly, 20 goes to BF and the balance goes to your home country. So in the case of a youngster, 5 goes to home country and 20 to BF.

    The only exception is...
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    Good luck to all the fencers and officials. ...

    Good luck to all the fencers and officials.

    <wipes away nostalgic tear>
  8. Thread: Funding Cuts?

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    We were grouped together with some other sports...

    We were grouped together with some other sports who may have had less good news. Journalists don't always read the small print.
  9. Thread: Funding Cuts?

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    Somebody described it to me earlier as "two wins...

    Somebody described it to me earlier as "two wins and a draw" which I think is probably fair comment.

    So 7 points out of 9, and hopefully we can nail the other 2 next time round.
  10. Thread: Funding Cuts?

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    Actually, Fencing's funding from Sport England...

    Actually, Fencing's funding from Sport England has increased substantially in two categories (core funding and talent pathway) in both annual amount and length of award (3yrs instead of 1 yr).

    For...
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    I couldn't find better words than those.

    I couldn't find better words than those.
  12. Thread: Refunds

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    Poll: TANSTAAFL. People entering a competition and...

    TANSTAAFL.

    People entering a competition and subsequently withdrawing are imposing a cost on the organiser - even if its just the cost of processing the entry, never mind upsetting the balance of...
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    OK, thanks, I think I can help with this. ...

    OK, thanks, I think I can help with this.

    Leaving comps to one side for a moment, and just dealing with ordinary club fencing.

    Hitherto, it was unclear what the insurance status was of...
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    Hi CC As the person who took the lead in...

    Hi CC

    As the person who took the lead in negotiating the nitty gritty of our insurance policy, along with long standing BF volunteer and allround insurance guru and good-egg Catherine Nicoll,...
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    Peter, you should be ashamed of yourself. ...

    Peter, you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Coming on here with your facts, and your extensive consultation with people who are closest to the ranking system. How dare you? And to make matters worse...
  16. The articles provide for a number of solutions...

    The articles provide for a number of solutions which the board can discuss.

    Ray
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    None forthcoming.
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    In fairness, they certainly did ask for my input,...

    In fairness, they certainly did ask for my input, which I gave, in confidence.

    It should be noted that there are a few practical differences between running the EYC and (say) the senior nationals....
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    Who said it was felt necessary to consider 100? Apart from that well known kite-flyer, B. Paul. :)
  20. Thanks for the kind words about the EYC...

    Thanks for the kind words about the EYC organisation.

    To be fair, if I was running that event for adults, I think entry fees would be nearer the 35 mark to get the same quality.

    Part of that...
  21. Thread: Uksg 2012

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    Well done all the England fencers and officials!

    Well done all the England fencers and officials!
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    I made something up a few years ago using several...

    I made something up a few years ago using several 555 timer chips. I don't have a wiring diagram though, and it was never perfect.

    You could probably make something with an arduino board fairly...
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    National Conference

    Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere:
  24. After some delay, the formal announcement has now...

    After some delay, the formal announcement has now been made, and nominations are open.

    See the England website for more details.

    There have been some changes in strategy since I made the...
  25. I agree with everyone - a very nice event with a...

    I agree with everyone - a very nice event with a great atmosphere.
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