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  1. Thread: Bonn

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    To amplify the USA finished in automatic top 4...

    To amplify the USA finished in automatic top 4 qualification place and therefore the next top ranked team from same Zone would also qualify providing they finished in top 15 ranking positions. Brazil...
  2. Thread: Bonn

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    Well done James on winning individual yesterday...

    Well done James on winning individual yesterday and the Team on qualifying for Rio.

    I was sweating when China beat USA, because Russia have not been performing well as a team in recent WC.
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    BUCS are well organised in the sense that the...

    BUCS are well organised in the sense that the Universities run teams in competitive leagues as well as Championships. I suspect that they receive financial assistance for these events.

    However, I...
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    Regional Centres of Excellence can be a strong...

    Regional Centres of Excellence can be a strong club and does not need to be run by BFA. The focus should be the
    calibre of the coach, the training which can be offered and of course recruitment to...
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    I made the point on other thread that the...

    I made the point on other thread that the establishment of Regional Centres of Excellence could/should be subsidised and that would afford talented fencers better training. At the moment we are still...
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    I think that you will find that most sponsorship...

    I think that you will find that most sponsorship is provision of services "in kind" rather than cash. That will be
    certainly the case with Leon Paul who are official sponsors of BFA,US Fencing and...
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    I had dinner on Friday with 2 former Directors of...

    I had dinner on Friday with 2 former Directors of FIE and also lunch recently with someone who is a businessman
    with interest in fencing.

    Also I have spoken at some length with my daughter who is...
  8. Thread: Cip

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    I think that a bigger threat remains China...

    I think that a bigger threat remains China finishing in top 4 and knocking out one of Russia or Italy. Unlikely,
    but still a possibility. They have a more realistic chance of winning a tournament...
  9. Thread: Cip

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    This is absolutely correct Slowhand's Chart is...

    This is absolutely correct Slowhand's Chart is slightly incorrect, because it includes discount scores. If you deduct
    Britain's lowest score of 19 and Germany's of 25 we are currently 25 points...
  10. Thread: Cip

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    Maybe it is more important that Italy reach the...

    Maybe it is more important that Italy reach the final and secure top 4 place in rankings! Frankly there can be no other sensible explanation.
  11. Thread: Cip

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    Great result. I think that unless Italy lose...

    Great result. I think that unless Italy lose automatic qualification Britain have qualified for Olympics. Obviously
    winning in France today would make it more or less secure.
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    Had you responded to my comments without making...

    Had you responded to my comments without making them personal I would not have reacted the way I did.

    Yes I did disagree with most of the policies prior to Board Elections in 2013 and in most...
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    That is sadly what happens when I express an...

    That is sadly what happens when I express an opinion. There are two or three posters who like to make their responses personal.

    I might accept it more readily if these people had actually done...
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    You sum it up perfectly. The problem as ever with...

    You sum it up perfectly. The problem as ever with fencing in this country is that those who run the Organizations
    and Committees in the sport fail to learn from their mistakes and want always 'to...
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    The difference between people who sit on...

    The difference between people who sit on Committees and those who run sports programmes the former know how to talk and waste money, whilst the latter are actually doing something productive for the...
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    I understand very well what you wrote and the...

    I understand very well what you wrote and the usual dig.

    If you mean have I been a critic of how the sport has been run and the calibre of the so-called board and management until recent times yes...
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    1. Most of the so-called productive activity has...

    1. Most of the so-called productive activity has been localised at club level with minimal assistance from the
    Federations.

    2. The so-called expertise recruited by BFA has been not only...
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    If there is always a reason for not doing so then...

    If there is always a reason for not doing so then the sport will continue to 'minimise' rather than 'maximise' its
    current potential.

    When you analyse the performance of British and England...
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    Sadly I must agree with Baldric and one or two...

    Sadly I must agree with Baldric and one or two others. The prospect of finding a sponsor for British Fencing let
    alone Global Fencing is not particularly good.

    There are three very goods reasons...
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    Sports england statistics

    The BFA has just published the latest statistics published by Sports England showing the number of people
    who are doing at least 30 minutes of exercise. In the case of fencing it shows that there...
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    I think that the one element where people agree...

    I think that the one element where people agree is that the sport needs better qualified and more referees to
    service the sport in this country and that applies to coaches as well.

    The only...
  22. Incidentally I am puzzled why my earlier post...

    Incidentally I am puzzled why my earlier post appeared on this thread, because I responded on the thread
    discussing the competition levy. Someone appears to have switched my post onto this thread.
  23. The point I made on the other thread is not about...

    The point I made on the other thread is not about BFA, but about the revenues received by England Fencing. As
    far as I am aware the Beazley sponsorship was used primarily to finance the...
  24. We keep on discussing the resources and...

    We keep on discussing the resources and expenditure of the BFA, but as I raised previously very little is mentioned
    about the responsibilities of the Home Countries and in particular England...
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    The question, which should be asked is what...

    The question, which should be asked is what exactly are the Home Nations spending their allocation on? It seems
    to me that England Fencing spend more on foreign trips and organising tournaments...
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