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    Wait a minute. It seems weird to closet cadet...

    Wait a minute. It seems weird to closet cadet team members. That's a bit early in their development ... surely? What's the rationale?
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    We used to be better. In that past I've offered...

    We used to be better. In that past I've offered to help find fencers accommodation in Edinburgh usually with willing fencers ... for example. (A kind of fencers-airbnb. Truthfully, very few people...
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    I get the impression that there are people who,...

    I get the impression that there are people who, for whatever reason, want to attend all events. I understand the collector mentality but when it comes to sport it's not exactly smart training.
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    I'm adding an entry into the Domestic Opens...

    I'm adding an entry into the Domestic Opens section section to include 2 rounds of poules as a consideration.
  5. Thread: 2 rounds of poules

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    Poll: I officially endorse this statement.

    I officially endorse this statement.
  6. Thread: 2 rounds of poules

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    Poll: The Hoskyns certainly gives you plenty of...

    The Hoskyns certainly gives you plenty of fencing! There's no doubting that.
  7. Thread: 2 rounds of poules

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    Poll: 2 rounds of poules

    I started a discussion on a topic related to "reform and constructive criticism" thread on facebook last night and I was surprised at the direction this took.

    It appears that the 2 rounds of...
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    Time of year didn't help. weather was awful and...

    Time of year didn't help. weather was awful and travel badly disrupted. Also a large contingent were away at a stag do - yes a stag do. Don't make assumptions. Also: I actually don't think that there...
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    I personally like 4 because it allows the Home...

    I personally like 4 because it allows the Home Nations to have a purpose - using their local domestic opens to select for a regional "national circuit". I suspect 6 would continue the M25...
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    No. Look back. I stated that National Circuit...

    No. Look back. I stated that National Circuit would have a higher modifier (to reflect the contract between organisers and fences). I thought it was fairly obvious that Opens would remain and be used...
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    I agree. This is at the heart of my own proposal....

    I agree. This is at the heart of my own proposal.

    And in fact I don't stop as-is Opens from continuing to operate, I actually encourage it.
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    There is other stuff that needs worked out: for...

    There is other stuff that needs worked out: for example we need to abolish BAF in my [controversial] opinion or at least roll it into a single coaching entity that's modern and efficient. 2 (or...
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    I've decided to create a brand new thread. ...

    I've decided to create a brand new thread.

    Come on guys let's get real about this.
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    In addition to this referee/support development...

    In addition to this referee/support development will be run in parallel. Domestic Open events will be used to train these essential staff. Referee development run alongside opens, seminars on...
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    I think 4-6. Here's how we do it. I don't...

    I think 4-6.

    Here's how we do it. I don't claim all of the answers but I believe a mechanism like this will drastically improve the Opens. It will give a purpose and reason for the events to...
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    Reform: and Constructive Criticism

    I am a bit bored of reading nothing but constant criticism of British Fencing and how they are responsible for all the woes of the sport in the UK. Most of the points in this thread have been...
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    Yeah. Winners are so easily forgotten.

    Yeah. Winners are so easily forgotten.
  18. Thread: British fencing

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    The collapse in attendance has been a long time...

    The collapse in attendance has been a long time coming. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
  19. Play nice children.

    Play nice children.
  20. Thread: Bonn

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    Yep. Still drawing a blank on streaming. I don't...

    Yep. Still drawing a blank on streaming. I don't think there will be any.

    FIE are REALLY missing a trick here in the lead up to Rio.
  21. What's the best fencing club website you've seen?

    I'm doing a bit of informal research and it has me wondering if any clubs out there have sites which are much better than functional.

    So I'm curious, what's the best fencing club site you've seen?
  22. Thread: Fencing: The Truth

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    Fencing: The Truth

    Here have a handy infographic.

    http://imgur.com/gallery/UAVtFOC?lr=0
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    Exactly. As I've pointed out elsewhere, the...

    Exactly.

    As I've pointed out elsewhere, the process is arcane and it's led to this byzantine set of outcomes. Borges would be pleased.
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    Ironically I find Epee really interesting this...

    Ironically I find Epee really interesting this time around.
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    This is more like chat chat.

    This is more like chat chat.
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