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    This is really weird. I understand the reasoning...

    This is really weird. I understand the reasoning for getting people to enter earlier, but I'm not convinced this is an entirely logical step.
    You don't think it will lead to a situation where NO-ONE...
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    Facebook says this is cancelled due to lack of...

    Facebook says this is cancelled due to lack of entries :(
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    Anyone have any ideas about entry numbers for...

    Anyone have any ideas about entry numbers for this?
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    I should clarify my above comment, my reason for...

    I should clarify my above comment, my reason for switching shouldn't be a negative reflection on the LP kit (Team). It was good and lasted a long time, but I eventually wore it out.
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    I went back to PBT 800N kit after my LP Team...

    I went back to PBT 800N kit after my LP Team stuff finished. Happy so far.
    No issues with tailoring IMO.
  6. Thread: The London Open

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    Blatent anti-sabre discrimination. Prize money...

    Blatent anti-sabre discrimination.
    Prize money tournaments are a good idea though.
  7. Thread: Big Weekend

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    It's on the L32 tableau. Twice ELSISSY (WR 25)...

    It's on the L32 tableau. Twice ELSISSY (WR 25) turned over a good GB lead. Last match was 14-4.
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    MST lost 45-44 to Egypt. Finish 19th. Score...

    MST lost 45-44 to Egypt. Finish 19th.
    Score breakdown makes hard reading.
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    Lost 5-15 to OH (KOR)...

    Lost 5-15 to OH (KOR)
    http://www.engarde-service.com/files/rfee/wc_vm/wc2015ind/
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    Discretionary selection bad.

    Discretionary selection bad.
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    Was replying to John really.

    Was replying to John really.
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    Gaming is orders of magnitude more popular than...

    Gaming is orders of magnitude more popular than fencing.

    Also widely misunderstood, there are significant benefits which don't exist when compared with the other big source of indoor...
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    Ron is correct but I don't think these are the...

    Ron is correct but I don't think these are the only factors.

    I'd (again) point to the International L128 rule change, the 4 scoring int comps rule and discretionary selection in general as being...
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    Well run and fully reffed was a significant...

    Well run and fully reffed was a significant improvement to the last nationals.

    But 60% price hike since 2010 is way too much. We need to be encouraging people to join and more importantly stay in...
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    That's counting the total number of competitions...

    That's counting the total number of competitions entered from the top 50 of the March and September rankings in each of the last 5 years. Quite easy to do at sabre due to the format of the rankings...
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    Price rise and venue are all factors but we...

    Price rise and venue are all factors but we should be more concerned at the reduction in numbers of fencers competing than either of these things.

    My quick stat from checking the last few years is...
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    https://sport80.com/platform/public_reports/index/...

    https://sport80.com/platform/public_reports/index/51

    Or the BF list is here:
    http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/bbc_team_entry_lists_2015_for_website_13apr15.pdf

    Mens is 14/12/4 for E/F/S...
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    Probably an oversimplification, but price up 25%...

    Probably an oversimplification, but price up 25% and entries down 33%.
    I wonder if the Sport80 problems account for a small percentage of this too.
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    Pretty sure duelling with live steel was banned...

    Pretty sure duelling with live steel was banned by Wellington after he kept losing officers.

    Please let us know if Nigel turns up at your club looking for some lessons...
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    Which begs the question: Are fewer people...

    Which begs the question:

    Are fewer people seriously competing for rankings, and if so why?

    1.2 multiplier on the nationals points remember.
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    Entered. Website is horrible, but wasn't that...

    Entered. Website is horrible, but wasn't that hard.
    52.08 including PayPal fee.
    12 hous to go if anyone else is planning to.
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    So I've banged on about this a bit already, but...

    So I've banged on about this a bit already, but my concern is that the L128 rule change makes the international points too easy (relative to domestics) to come by and hence we might expect a drop in...
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    Entries to date: WS:7 MS:23 MF:35 WF:8 ME:51...

    Entries to date:
    WS:7
    MS:23
    MF:35
    WF:8
    ME:51
    WE:33

    Closing date is Sunday night, 100 after that.
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    I've seen black cards given in the UK for a...

    I've seen black cards given in the UK for a kicked mask, but this really is dependent on having independent referees. Very hard to expect a fencer to black card a rival/fellow fencer when they can be...
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    Entries to date: WS:5 MS:20 MF:29 WF:8

    Entries to date:
    WS:5
    MS:20
    MF:29
    WF:8
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