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    Mike was a real asset for the competition, and...

    Mike was a real asset for the competition, and had a significantly positive impact on Saturday too. One of the nice guys of the fencing world :)
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    It felt like more, but defo 55 in men's épée fencing, with a handful of no shows.
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    No more taking a year off. Tell him please :)

    No more taking a year off. Tell him please :)
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    Reminds me of a competition Mr Howser runs .... I...

    Reminds me of a competition Mr Howser runs .... I think that might be coming up soon too.
  5. Thread: Ankara EFC

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    James' result puts him as the fourth highest...

    James' result puts him as the fourth highest ranked GB cadet in the Euro rankings, so well worth the trip. Sitting at 89th if I remember correctly. Good luck to him, and all of our cadets for the...
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    I think the important bit you raise is 'if you...

    I think the important bit you raise is 'if you know how to ....' Having the odd person around to make things run smoother is different to every poule with its own referee, and some of the smaller...
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    I think a competition, even épée, can benefit from having some referees around to help make sure things run smoothly. A couple of examples. You might have a poule that is running slow, as more of the...
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    It will be nice when a couple of those tricky...

    It will be nice when a couple of those tricky 999's get back to the top of the épée rankings again. One certainly took out the competition top seed in the first poule, rather too easily, though...
  9. Thread: Ankara EFC

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    Not sure if any other GB based epeeists were out...

    Not sure if any other GB based epeeists were out there, but I certainly understand that James was 24th going into the DE's, including repecharge, and finished 16th. Nice to see some of our fencers...
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    Really nice competition. Well done to the York...

    Really nice competition. Well done to the York Team. Definitely one for next year.
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    Another thought for the debate. Other countries...

    Another thought for the debate. Other countries seem to have kit for their top fencers sponsored and supplied each year by one of the fencing manufacturers. Instead of worrying about who is wearing...
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    Totally agree, if the purpose is to help identify...

    Totally agree, if the purpose is to help identify members of your squad. And why shouldn't individuals selected to be part of a squad not be seen as representing their country. The knock on is that...
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    Which is where the half colours idea came from....

    Which is where the half colours idea came from. You can still provide a visible reward and find squad members in a crowd of white, and the full colours / stripes comes from the A Grades.

    The fact...
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    Whenever this debate kicks off the point in...

    Whenever this debate kicks off the point in question always gets down to what constitutes representation. I have heard individuals with their senior stripes questioning why U15's are allowed to wear...
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    To keep both camps of the debate happy maybe...

    To keep both camps of the debate happy maybe 'half colours' could be the reward for youngsters going as part of England (or other nation) trips at U15 level, and similarly for Cadet GB trips. In...
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    McCarthy finishes 41st, Powell 52nd and Cormack...

    McCarthy finishes 41st, Powell 52nd and Cormack 53rd.

    Hudson 68th, Gundry 89th, Stanier 99th, Turley 102nd, Greetham 109th, Plant 113rd.

    And rankings already updated .... Fast work again...
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    McCarthy out 15/14. Powell out 15/10. Cormack...

    McCarthy out 15/14. Powell out 15/10. Cormack still to fence number 8 seed.
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    Through to the 64: McCarthy, Cormack, Powell. All...

    Through to the 64: McCarthy, Cormack, Powell. All others lost their 128 fights.
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    Results coming through. Qualified: 36 McCarthy,...

    Results coming through. Qualified: 36 McCarthy, 38 Hudson, 71 Powell, 72 Cormack, 81 Gundry, 98 Stanier and 102 Turley

    Missing the cut: 113 Plant and 109 Greetham
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    Poules are up for Budapest. Twenty poules of 7...

    Poules are up for Budapest. Twenty poules of 7 today, with 102 qualifying. Good luck to the team.
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    Can anyone find a link to the Women's event in...

    Can anyone find a link to the Women's event in Budapest?
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    Men's looks like a good sized competition with 30...

    Men's looks like a good sized competition with 30 poules of 7, and could be interesting with almost a third of the fencers unranked. As well as the GB fencers I have spotted at least four GB based...
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    Good luck to our junior epeeists

    Good luck to our epeeists heading off to their first Junior World Cup competition of the season. Men are off to Luxembourg and the women are off to Budapest this weekend. I haven't tracked down any...
  24. Thread: 2014 Essex Open

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    Link to results

    Link to results on BF page:

    www.britishfencing.com/events/results/essex_open_2014/
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    I'm not sure why I am biting and I'm sure I will...

    I'm not sure why I am biting and I'm sure I will regret it later.

    This is a Women's Sabre competition, that by virtue of its nature is only open to women. The organisers have a choice - they could...
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