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    The trend with many nations not just in Britain...

    The trend with many nations not just in Britain seems to be to complete most of their competitions by Christmas.

    One of the reasons that Camden International has been moved to October/November is...
  2. My understanding is that the Leon Paul System has...

    My understanding is that the Leon Paul System has been approved by FIE. Has any other system been approved?

    Also I believe that the Leon Paul System is being [or about to be] trialled by one or...
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    I have argued consistently over many years that...

    I have argued consistently over many years that the national centre programme has done little to improve standards. Quite the reverse it has done considerable damage to club system.

    If you look at...
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    The National Championships is supposed to be the...

    The National Championships is supposed to be the premier domestic event in British Fencing. This year it attracted just 234 competitors in six individual categories [157 men/77 women] and 42 teams.
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  5. The United States is most certainly a major...

    The United States is most certainly a major fencing nation today. The sport was on a similar level to Britain at the beginning of 1990s, but was kick started with the success of Iris Zimmerman their...
  6. I was aware of the result in Dormagen,...

    I was aware of the result in Dormagen, However,Visscher's only other result of significance this season was JWC in Algiers where he came 1st. Most of his other results were L32/64 or in case of...
  7. Slight error one Italian still in last 4. Top...

    Slight error one Italian still in last 4. Top seed left in is De Visscher [seeded 2nd after poules who is a Belgian!
  8. A lot of Mens Sabre Matches appear to be very...

    A lot of Mens Sabre Matches appear to be very tight affairs. JJ lost 15-14 to Bancsis [Hungary] who was 5th
    in recent European Junior Champs and was bronze medallist in Dormagen JWC.

    Van Hofflen...
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    I make no apology about what I have said about...

    I make no apology about what I have said about the infrastructure in the sport. When I see how much money is
    unspent each year by England Fencing and 'sleeps' in a bank account earning just 67 on a...
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    Baldric I do believe in the 'Volunteer'...

    Baldric

    I do believe in the 'Volunteer' system. A small sport like fencing needs its volunteers to run clubs and become
    referees and coaches.

    However, I am afraid that I do not believe in the...
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    This is not about rules, but common sense and...

    This is not about rules, but common sense and more importantly serving the best interest of the sport.

    The issue of BYC Qualifiers is a matter which could be easily resolved by taking it out of...
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    I think that everyone misses the point of the...

    I think that everyone misses the point of the rules change.

    It is not about BYC Qualifiers, but whether it is appropriate for a club located in Inner London whose membership
    are also primarily...
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    I agree 100% with the points you raised. When...

    I agree 100% with the points you raised.

    When I retired from running Camden I wrote an article in the last printed issue of Sword published in July 2014, which you can still access on the BFA...
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    Tubby The rules for international...

    Tubby

    The rules for international qualification are entirely different from what is discussed here.

    Fencers are as I understand the rules allowed to switch nationality at cadet level without...
  15. Big words from someone who is a clever dick.

    Big words from someone who is a clever dick.
  16. Ray I responded to what you wrote. You did not...

    Ray

    I responded to what you wrote. You did not provide the explanation that you have now provided.

    What I said also is that if a particular region does not have the demand or volunteers to...
  17. Are you seriously suggesting that you keep a...

    Are you seriously suggesting that you keep a Region alive by shifting clubs from all around the country just to
    achieve this? If the demand is so low in an area and you don't have enough volunteers...
  18. Ray I have made a consistent case for a very long...

    Ray I have made a consistent case for a very long time that I consider that there is far too much bureaucracy in
    what is a very small sport.

    You made a point about Southern Region almost folding,...
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    The priority for me in fencing is and should be...

    The priority for me in fencing is and should be to learn to walk before you can run. Fencing in this country needs
    to grow, improve its culture and produce coaches and a system that is fit for...
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    I have given already an explanation why I did not...

    I have given already an explanation why I did not get involved in the organisation of the Governing Bodies and
    Committees of Sport. I believe also in concentrating on one or two things and...
  21. Ray I am not suggesting that you are seeking...

    Ray I am not suggesting that you are seeking popularity, but as you have pointed out on the other thread the change in rules was made after consultation with regions and clubs. I am sure that with...
  22. Thank you for explanation. I appreciate genuinely...

    Thank you for explanation. I appreciate genuinely what you did in personal capacity.

    However, at the end of the day we come back to the same point which is what exactly is the role of England...
  23. Ray this was not a personal attack on you,...

    Ray this was not a personal attack on you, because I am well aware that you believed that there was no necessity for 2 organisations. Moreover I appreciate that you have organised a very decent...
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    The real issue for me is not so much whether...

    The real issue for me is not so much whether Chairmen of Organizations run around the country shaking hands and
    conducting roadshows,but putting meat on the bones.

    As I have pointed out when I...
  25. However, when I took a look at the last published...

    However, when I took a look at the last published Accounts for the year ending 30th June 2013 it revealed what I suspected that England Fencing offers very little to the sport apart from the...
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