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  1. Thread: A Cool Style

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    Many of the "older" French fencers (some I know...

    Many of the "older" French fencers (some I know personally who were in the team 20+ years ago, who like to tell their "stories", admit to this as normal!) I know of one in paticular who arrived...
  2. Took me 2 days to read it, jusst couldn't put it...

    Took me 2 days to read it, jusst couldn't put it down for long! Now need to know what happens next, so hope there is a sequel soon!
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    Manchester is exotic? Give me a tour of this...

    Manchester is exotic? Give me a tour of this sometime ;) (Living in France for the past 25 years, I have lost some of these changes!)
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    You need nerves in whatever sport you do, make...

    You need nerves in whatever sport you do, make them work for you!

    Usain Bolt, who is always "playing it cool" before a race says, "The training is there, it's too late to change anything, so go!"...
  5. Will have to search later and see if there are...

    Will have to search later and see if there are any males doing it ;)
  6. Oh come on! After the "Calendar Girls" from the...

    Oh come on! After the "Calendar Girls" from the WI, how about some of us more "mature" fencers giving it a go? (All in the best possible taste!) :p
  7. French National Competitions, Cadet - Veterans

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  8. Thread: Commonwealths

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    There is a Senior WF A Grade in France and the MF...

    There is a Senior WF A Grade in France and the MF are in Tokyo the weekend 7-9 November (which at this present time no one knows who is selected) and which may affect décisions?
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    No further comment needed :D :D :D :D

    No further comment needed :D :D :D :D
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    Brilliant idea! Our club is recruiting that...

    Brilliant idea! Our club is recruiting that weekend, so I have put the proposition to our President to see if we can join in....
  11. Thread: The London Open

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    Although the format was published in May, it did...

    Although the format was published in May, it did not say (and never has) that unranked foreigners start in the second wave.
  12. Thread: The London Open

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    To be honest, they couldn't do anything less than...

    To be honest, they couldn't do anything less than compete on the day! There were no lists published beforehand for them to raise any questions. When you arrive at a competition you rely on the fact...
  13. Thread: The London Open

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    Every year there has been questions raised as to...

    Every year there has been questions raised as to who gets the byes, but other years noone seems to have made that much of it
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    And a very happy one from me too! See you at...

    And a very happy one from me too!

    See you at the Essex xx
  15. Thread: The London Open

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    I think the same still goes, the foil...

    I think the same still goes, the foil competitions I quoted are the ones where the majority of the top fencers go - apart from the "protected" fencers. The only way to get the top fencers back into...
  16. Thread: The London Open

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    Agree FA. There are too many compétitions all giving ranking points, maybe at the start of each season, BF should look at the calendar and pick 5 compétitions for each weapon where there are good...
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    Must be my age! I think one thing and type...

    Must be my age! I think one thing and type another, sorry :(
  18. Thread: The London Open

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    Xavier Gros is a Men's Foilist who beat Alex...

    Xavier Gros is a Men's Foilist who beat Alex Tofalides.

    Faris-Crespo and Jouve have not done any Internationals, Enright has for Finland but her FIE ranking is after 64
  19. Thread: The London Open

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    We will have to wait and see what the BF ranking...

    We will have to wait and see what the BF ranking co-ordinator decides, let's hope they look at the foreign fencers real rankings!
  20. Thread: The London Open

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    As far as I can see Garcia was the highest ranked...

    As far as I can see Garcia was the highest ranked WF fencer there today FIE ranking 31, Ducarme is ranked 40 on the French national rankings and has never competed in an International competition, so...
  21. Thread: The London Open

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    :) Normal so far

    :) Normal so far
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    Yes you are correct, they are either in the Army...

    Yes you are correct, they are either in the Army or Police. Of course Valerie Vezzali is now an Italian politician!
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    So would I, but the French don't see it that way....

    So would I, but the French don't see it that way. I believe he has to work for them so many hours a month and when he retires from fencing he will then be given a permanant place. Nice for those...
  24. Thread: The London Open

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    Agree, I have 18 years experience of organising...

    Agree, I have 18 years experience of organising one of the top French Senior Men's Foil Open, if a foreign fencer comes and they don't have FIE ranking they are classed 999, top 32 ranked have a bye...
  25. Thread: The London Open

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    "Normally" these "un-named foreigners" should be...

    "Normally" these "un-named foreigners" should be in the top 32 of the FIE rankings otherwise they should have fenced today! If not, like last year it calls the 2 wave system into question as well as...
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