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    Agreed! My point is that when you give fencers...

    Agreed! My point is that when you give fencers the choice of getting 6 results at high-rated competitions in their local area, by and large that's what they'll do.

    If you have a system as in...
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    I'm sure he's not either, as it's not the point I...

    I'm sure he's not either, as it's not the point I took away from what I think Chris is trying to say.

    Your point was 'build it and they will come' - ie if you build a quality event, you'll get the...
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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=109051...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1090519587666474&id=144092338975875

    Interesting post from Tim Morehouse on a similar subject on Facebook.
  4. Thread: Bonn

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    Chamley-Watson next. When was the last senior...

    Chamley-Watson next.

    When was the last senior international final that both fencers held British citizenship? :)
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    With what money though? Coordinated and/or...

    With what money though? Coordinated and/or sustained coverage is not cheap, particularly if you want broadcast media.
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    Poll: How about a fencing competition run on a Swiss...

    How about a fencing competition run on a Swiss format? It works for plenty of other individual based activities (notably chess).
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    Peter Rome, Peter Cormack and Dan Redshaw are the...

    Peter Rome, Peter Cormack and Dan Redshaw are the three coaches with clubs in the immediate vicinity who spring to mind. If you just want private lessons then you could also approach some of the...
  8. Thread: British fencing

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    The idealist in me agrees with Baldric and Alp. I...

    The idealist in me agrees with Baldric and Alp. I want to see fencing do well in the UK. I want it to still be there for me to follow and cheer on in the future.

    With my marketing hat on though, I...
  9. Teampdfa.com No affiliation (I don't even know...

    Teampdfa.com

    No affiliation (I don't even know anyone there) but it's a solid build.
  10. Thread: British fencing

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    I should have been clearer, I was agreeing with...

    I should have been clearer, I was agreeing with him! What I meant was I trust my bank to protect me (within reason) from fraud etc involving my DD details. So regardless of what I think of...
  11. Thread: British fencing

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    This. Also, whilst I don't especially trust...

    This.

    Also, whilst I don't especially trust BF/Sport80, I do trust my bank.
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    Richard Kruse interview

    Just saw this:

    https://combativecorner.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/10-questions-with-richard-kruse/

    Very interesting interview, particularly this quote:

    "A lot of people asked me why I was so...
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    The rankings should be up this week.

    The rankings should be up this week.
  14. Thread: Dear Santa...

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    I emailed BF head office in December just to see...

    I emailed BF head office in December just to see if they knew what was happening - the response I got suggested they didn't know.

    Stephen is usually pretty quick with the rankings, so there is...
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    I've used fabric sleeves in the past, albeit not...

    I've used fabric sleeves in the past, albeit not jackets. But based on that experience, my advice would be to get the leather one. It cushions hits much better - particularly flick hits in foil,...
  16. Thread: Youth Panel

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    Hopefully without the risk of sour grapes...

    Hopefully without the risk of sour grapes...
  17. Thread: Doha

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    Doha

    Phil Marsh is through to the last 64 of the Doha Grand Prix - he beat Kneip (GER) and Alimzhanov (KAZ) to get there.

    Nick Perry narrowly missed out on making the second day as well - had a great...
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    If we're talking about Men's Foil, I think John...

    If we're talking about Men's Foil, I think John may have a point.

    I haven't got the time to take up hokers' challenge of a graph right now, but it's interesting to look at say, how many fencers...
  19. Thread: Turin GP

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    All through to the last 32.

    All through to the last 32.
  20. Thread: Turin GP

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    If two fencers have equal points on the rankings,...

    If two fencers have equal points on the rankings, the one who has the highest place finish in any competition is ranked higher. Richard's top place finish is 6th, Ma's is 7th.
  21. Agreed with everything here about fencing have...

    Agreed with everything here about fencing have bad PR, rugby not being simple but still very popular and complex rules not being a barrier to enjoyment.

    The one slight caveat I would add though is...
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    If you want to engage a media organisation at...

    If you want to engage a media organisation at this stage you'll need a local case study and/or a mildly famous face (athlete). Preferably both. TV journalists want individual stories - virality of a...
  23. If anyone's tweeting this, a good tactic is to...

    If anyone's tweeting this, a good tactic is to tag prominent sports journos and athletes in the tweet - much more likely to attract attention that way.
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    Sorry, but this is wrong. Month to month rankings...

    Sorry, but this is wrong. Month to month rankings matter for selection to world cups - this isn't done on 'end of season' ranking (which in practical terms doesn't exist as there's no break between...
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    Just a thought Chris: I know EE events...

    Just a thought Chris: I know EE events traditionally give 6 nif fencers free entry - are you going to update this in light of the changes?
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