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    OK, got it, it was "just" me not getting the...

    OK, got it, it was "just" me not getting the right button, sorry! :o
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    Not able to access the book on Amazon, is this...

    Not able to access the book on Amazon, is this just me?
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    Oh dear, maybe we shouldn't go here! But I...

    Oh dear, maybe we shouldn't go here!

    But I have seen a superb fencing match (epee I have to admit) done underwater by 2 French fencers! They jumped into a pool fully clothed in fencing "tenue"...
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    Men's Foil

    In the pools Ben Peggs had OV, Alex Tofalides had 1V, Marcus Mepstead and Richard Kruse both had 2V.

    Ben and Alex went no further and in the DE32 Marcus lost to Ingargiola (ITA) 14-15 and RIchard...
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    Want to bet? ;)

    Want to bet? ;)
  6. Thread: Flick Hits

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    I remember well! The worst hits were from the...

    I remember well! The worst hits were from the guys who thought it was "funny" to do this to some of us (then) beginner female fencers! Don't think my shoulder ever recovered ;)
  7. French 2015-2016 Competitions (Cadets - Veterans)

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    This is the "project" dates for next years French domestics for the Cadets to Vétérans. They have also included the International Competitions for Cadets to Seniors in it too.

    One...
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    Has been longer check-ins at the Tunnel since...

    Has been longer check-ins at the Tunnel since Easter, we still caught the train we were booked on, but it just takes longer to get through the passport area.

    Bit annoying, as they have now...
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    ;) What could be better? (Mid-week and I am...

    ;) What could be better?

    (Mid-week and I am being silly, so what ?)

    The more team competitions, the better, no matter the format!
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    ;) Yup! So will France!

    ;) Yup!

    So will France!
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    Non-ranked event and the fencers have already...

    Non-ranked event and the fencers have already been selected, apparently done in the same manner as for the Olympics, so no chance for no one not in the main teams!
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    So the Juniors which were on the WCP, who next...

    So the Juniors which were on the WCP, who next season go up to Senior will be dropped from the programme?
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    So what happens to the fencers who are over 20,...

    So what happens to the fencers who are over 20, in the top Senior rankings and have no funding, but who are selected to go to International A Grades and GP's?

    Is there no assessment day for them?
  14. Thread: The London Open

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    Well.... No, too much of a waste of time!

    Well....

    No, too much of a waste of time!
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    Certainly not done in France. There are no...

    Certainly not done in France.

    There are no competitions after the Nationals (held for ALL categories Minime, Cadet, Junior and Senior) in May and June EVERY year, until October and November.
    ...
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    Know the feeling - bit sad really if I had time...

    Know the feeling - bit sad really if I had time to think about it! :D
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    Don't get me started! There's snooker too....

    Don't get me started!

    There's snooker too....
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    About a month ago, there was a news feed on the...

    About a month ago, there was a news feed on the BBC about this been the latest "craze" and showed people going to what was the local theatre or cinema to actually Watch teams compete!

    When they...
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    I'm coming over from France with my daughter for...

    I'm coming over from France with my daughter for the Nationals, arriving Friday and staying til Monday as she is fencing individual and team, anyone more South than that?
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    Master de Fleuret, Melun

    Here is the YouTube for last Friday's "Masters" in which James-Andrew Davis performed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4QTBazNinQ
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    France is definitely not moving out of the...

    France is definitely not moving out of the centralised system - they have 5 Poles for the Cadet/Junior fencers and then INSEP in Paris for the Seniors. Although the fencers train in these places...
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    It depends on the club holding the competition. ...

    It depends on the club holding the competition. In France the 8/9 year olds use a size 0 blade then 10/13 use a size 2, also both with a straight grip. Then a blade size 5 with a "cross" grip for...
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    Yes he was! 1313

    Yes he was!

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    Both of these were super events, one of the best...

    Both of these were super events, one of the best Masters (this was the 7th) and with over 200 fencers starting at the Revenu competition on Saturday, the largest start for many years.

    I was there...
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    You got my hopes up there! No foil ranking and...

    You got my hopes up there! No foil ranking and they are supposed to use them to make the selections today for the next World Cup A Grade....
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