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    Still at only £15 a year, I believe it is good value!
    Graham
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    Frence, The referees committee has been inactive...

    Frence,
    The referees committee has been inactive for far to long and we have been working hard to set up a new committee. We had our second meeting at the nationals, and we have made, what I...
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    Abusing refs

    There would appear to be a common theme appearing here of fencers and spectators abusing referees and making refereeing an unpleasant experience. This would appear to be a much bigger problem for...
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    Where were the sabre referees?

    Can somebody answer Munkey's question on the number of competent sabre referees? Why did there seem to be more referees in the other weapons? Were sabre referees more affected by the lack of per diem...
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    I am not certain of the venue cost, but have a...

    I am not certain of the venue cost, but have a feeling it is around £7000. Sheffield is not just expensive because of the venue. The cost of transporting the equipment is significant, and I would...
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    Thanks for the information, but be careful you...

    Thanks for the information, but be careful you will accused of being 'nerdy' and a 'spoiler'.
    Graham
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    Depends what you mean by 'destructs'? Are we...

    Depends what you mean by 'destructs'?
    Are we talking about a manned space craft, which will have an internal atmosphre with oxygen that can combust. (There was the tradgedy on the launch pad when 3...
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    So what was the reason for the thread as you seem...

    So what was the reason for the thread as you seem to object to me commenting on the film? Was everyone just supposed to agree with you?
    Graham
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    If you really want to get down with the nerds,...

    If you really want to get down with the nerds, be my guest!

    Imploding can occur when the external pressure on a vessel is greater than than the internal pressure. For instance a submarine can...
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    Gav, I never suggested remaking Apollo 13, I...

    Gav,

    I never suggested remaking Apollo 13, I was just correcting your statment that an explosion means the film lasting 5 minutes. I did also say that I enjoyed the film, just thought it could...
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    I disagree. Of course if you watch 'Lord of the...

    I disagree. Of course if you watch 'Lord of the Rings' then there has to be some concessions to reality given, but in this case it was not essential to the film. You can have realism and survival, as...
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    The realism of the filming and zero gravity was...

    The realism of the filming and zero gravity was incredible. You really thought that you were there.

    It was a great shame the story, script and some of the physics was so poor. The scene where...
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    FIE Exam February 2014

    Please see the British fencing website news for details of the entry procedure for the FIE referees exam in February 2014....
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    The new Referees committee (RefCom) discussed the...

    The new Referees committee (RefCom) discussed the grading of referees this evening and will be bringing out a new refereeing pathway as soon as possible. We feel that the current referee grading...
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    I am shore the bored committee will come to the...

    I am shore the bored committee will come to the write decision!
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    I think that constructive criticism is fine and...

    I think that constructive criticism is fine and can be helpful, it is the silly sniping that some people seem to think is clever that I object to.

    As was presented at the AGM, BF finances are not...
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    I do get rather irritated with the small number...

    I do get rather irritated with the small number of people who seem to be continually making snide comments criticising BF. We are not a large organisation with a 24/7 publicity department. We have...
  18. Referees for European Cadet and Junior Championships Jerusalem 23/02 to 04/03/2014

    ALL ACTIVE BRITISH FIE REFEREES SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A VERSION OF THIS NOTICE, HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE NOT, PLEASE SEE BELOW. URGENT ACTION REQUIRED.

    British Fencing has been invited to put forward...
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    Nick, The first thing that needs to be done is...

    Nick,
    The first thing that needs to be done is to consider what the ranking system is there for. If it is to select fencers for events like the commonwealth then it probably should reward fencers...
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    http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/senior_ran...

    http://britishfencing.com/uploads/files/senior_ranking_scheme_2013-14_v8.1_%28final%29.pdf

    Clearly the requirement for BF membership refers to those fencers who wish to enter an Open. There seems...
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    The main reason for the decision to stop ‘per diem’ payments was our current financial situation. There are other considerations, but I would not rule out them being paid in the future.

    Graham
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    So far in our costing for the competitions we...

    So far in our costing for the competitions we have not put in any element of staff costs. To do so would show the competitions running at an even larger deficit, as clearly Katie is involved with the...
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    The term 'Consultancy fees' in the accounts is...

    The term 'Consultancy fees' in the accounts is misleading. It includes payments to coaches and other people working for BF in a similar capacity.

    As regards the running of competitions, the Board...
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    Tuesday 1st Oct, details at...

    Tuesday 1st Oct, details at http://www.fencingveterans2013.com/
    Graham
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    I see no problem in Nick being involved with...

    I see no problem in Nick being involved with selecting candidates for the FIE exam and still be an International referee.
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