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    Tough tournament. L16 results are hard to come...

    Tough tournament.

    L16 results are hard to come by.

    Well done guys!!!
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    Website needs a bit of checking though!!! :) ...

    Website needs a bit of checking though!!!
    :)

    http://www.seca-a.com/Weapon_en.aspx
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    I noticed that US fencing have an article up that...

    I noticed that US fencing have an article up that they are sending 40 fencers (20 Boys, 20 girls) to the Cadet event in Hungary.

    Anyone from GB going?
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    With the return flights to SF at about $1,100 and...

    With the return flights to SF at about $1,100 and the return flights to Paris/Bonn for under $100, I hope the BF offer the self-funded fencers the opportunity to go to the Paris/Bonn for those...
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    Early Competitions

    I noticed that the first top foil competition is in San Francisco this year (17. Oct)

    Unfortunately, although I have to go to SF regularly on business at the moment, I'll be there at the end of...
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    The epee guys need to do exactly what the Men's...

    The epee guys need to do exactly what the Men's Saber guys did.

    Get together as a group, train like crazy, go to competitions (Yes self funded), get results and prove you're good enough and have...
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    That isn't attitude He just needs someone to...

    That isn't attitude

    He just needs someone to take him aside and give him a good slappin'
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    Funny, I call that SPONSORSHIP!!!!

    Funny, I call that SPONSORSHIP!!!!
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    I agree with everything you've said here Ron.

    I agree with everything you've said here Ron.
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    I tend to agree with you Tom, however I think...

    I tend to agree with you Tom, however I think you're looking at the exception rather than the rule.

    I've applauded MM's progress over the past couple of years however I do indeed question how much...
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    Despite Ron's eternal pessimism I look always to...

    Despite Ron's eternal pessimism I look always to the future and try to see the best way forward. A few observations;

    Men's Foil

    JD and RK are both World Class fencers and will form the basis of...
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    The good part though is that they have 3 results...

    The good part though is that they have 3 results at the beginning of the season where (if they make the L8) would improve their ranking.
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    That was what you call a dumping!!!!

    That was what you call a dumping!!!!
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    Unfortunately the Feed went dead just as the last...

    Unfortunately the Feed went dead just as the last 3 fights of the Germany v GB fight was getting interesting.

    Looking at the Poland result (Well done team) the score details (if correct on the...
  15. I'd like to take credit for the thought, but it...

    I'd like to take credit for the thought, but it was first suggested to me by John Fairhall some 30 years ago!!!
  16. I wouldn't mind seeing the non-weapon arm...

    I wouldn't mind seeing the non-weapon arm included as a target area.

    It'd save having all the arm judges and also having the fencers trying to get their "other" arm out of the way at close...
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    Coverage has been good and I've enjoyed it. (Time...

    Coverage has been good and I've enjoyed it. (Time difference is a bit difficult here in the US!)

    Also, I know the commentators have come in for criticism in the past, mostly unjustified, but I'd...
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    Looks like GB gave JD the day off. (Good idea)...

    Looks like GB gave JD the day off. (Good idea) Get's Toff/Mep back into the run of things and if you can get through (against Thailand) without your highest ranked fencer, fine.

    Poland used all 3...
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    Spain's team fight higher than their ranking. In...

    Spain's team fight higher than their ranking. In the next round they took Korea (3 seed) to within 3 hits)

    The team will be disappointed but the more they hang with the big boys, the better...
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    It's a dumb idea in sports here in the US. In...

    It's a dumb idea in sports here in the US.

    In fencing, it's equally dumb!!
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    Looked like James had trouble assessing and...

    Looked like James had trouble assessing and dealing with leforts attacks.

    L8 is a great result though!!

    Well done to both James and Ziemek
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    3 good wins from James to get into the L8 Well...

    3 good wins from James to get into the L8

    Well done!!

    I have no doubt he and Ziemek will have a game plan for the next fight.

    Interesting that both Bachman and Choupenitch who beat RK and MM...
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    2 good wins for James. They've switched to the...

    2 good wins for James.

    They've switched to the 3rd fie link for the day. Anyone know where it is?
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    Both baldini and aspromote out in the L64 ...

    Both baldini and aspromote out in the L64

    Shows how tough this round is.

    Anyone found a live feed?
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    Saber world champions are Kovalev (Rus) and...

    Saber world champions are Kovalev (Rus) and Kharlan (Ukr)

    Good luck to our Men and Women Foilists tomorrow!!!!
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