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    A sad day indeed. Thanks for letting us know...

    A sad day indeed. Thanks for letting us know Keith.
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    I don't see how one statement follows the other. ...

    I don't see how one statement follows the other.

    Just because an international organisation imposes one standard does not mean that national organisations are not free to impose a different...
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    I think that its brilliant that people are...

    I think that its brilliant that people are interested in fencing, and that we should be doing our best to guide and support them, not undermine them.

    :)
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    Without wanting to specifically have a pop at the author of this post, it exemplifies much of what used to drive me nuts about fencing.

    When running an event, you have to make decisions, and...
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    Apart from the poor facilities at the venue...

    Apart from the poor facilities at the venue (anyone remember those loos?) I quite liked the old Cosford format of Individuals on one day and team the next.

    ME and MF numbers might have to be...
  6. In all my time at England Fencing, I found...

    In all my time at England Fencing, I found persuading the English fencing community that night followed day to be something of a challenge.

    I'm not sure that I have the energy to start on our...
  7. All perfectly reasonable questions. My point was...

    All perfectly reasonable questions. My point was to challenge the apparent assumption in your earlier post that the same solution should somehow be "naturally just" for all events, when I can see no...
  8. Sorry Paul, I should have been less enigmatic...

    Sorry Paul, I should have been less enigmatic with my question.

    I understand both the problem, and the similarity between the events.

    What I wanted to question was the automatic assumption...
  9. Why?

    Why?
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    As CESH says, venues need to be booked well in...

    As CESH says, venues need to be booked well in advance - the best ones often book a year ahead.

    I sometimes think that some people believe that there are an endless supply of workable, affordable...
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    It was me that did that analysis, and you should...

    It was me that did that analysis, and you should be careful drawing conclusions from it. For example, a very good proportion of Eastern members live in what many non Londoners would call "greater...
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    And I would rather run an event...

    And I would rather run an event...
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    Be asked nicely. Be thanked like the organiser...

    Be asked nicely.

    Be thanked like the organiser meant it, if I did it last year.

    Not much else. But then, there are very good reasons that I am not in great demand. :)
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    I take a different view to many. A colleague...

    I take a different view to many.

    A colleague of mine used to affect a brigade of guards tie. Anyone can buy one second hand, and they frequently come up in charity shops. My colleague had never...
  15. Thread: Geoff Griffin

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    RIP Geoff, and my thoughts are with his family...

    RIP Geoff, and my thoughts are with his family and all his friends at Crawley Sword.
  16. Thread: Poole order?

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    Your maths is correct. However, you would...

    Your maths is correct. However, you would probably remark that is was strange if you occupied the same position three times in a row (whether that position was 1st, 4th or 6th or whatever). And the...
  17. Thread: EYCs

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    You are confusing eligibility to represent...

    You are confusing eligibility to represent England with being a member of England Fencing.

    As members of EF, they can enter EF competitions.

    There is no reason that entry to the competition...
  18. Thread: EYCs

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    Certainly in the past, the sole criteria for...

    Certainly in the past, the sole criteria for entry to the EYC was membership of England Fencing.

    (And being the right age and gender of course).
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    This thread represents all the worst side of the...

    This thread represents all the worst side of the forum.

    People are free to parade their prejudices and utter ignorance of the facts in public, and since no sensible employer will ever discuss...
  20. Thread: EYCs

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    I think I am right in saying that in 2013 I...

    I think I am right in saying that in 2013 I announced 17 of the 18 finals in the same way that I had done every previous year. Unfortunately I missed one due to a communications cock up in the back...
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    Well done James, and the coaches, performance...

    Well done James, and the coaches, performance team etc - and don't forget the family who have been supporting him for these last 13 years or so. Big up to them too. :)
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    Sorry Gildas, you must be mistaken. None of those...

    Sorry Gildas, you must be mistaken. None of those young ladies would qualify for the Vets.
  23. Thread: BYC Results

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    You can "make a club responsible" for doing...

    You can "make a club responsible" for doing anything you like.

    The question is who enforces that responsibility, and using what mechanisms and sanctions.

    One of the things that always struck me...
  24. Thread: BYC Results

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    Oh lord, I almost agree with Ron. At Senior...

    Oh lord, I almost agree with Ron.

    At Senior and Junior level Ron, I am inclined to agree. With the exception of the nationals, the big opens do not, for the most part, give the same level of...
  25. Thread: BYC Results

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    Only if you take it personally. A lot of what...

    Only if you take it personally.

    A lot of what is being discussed is speculative, and is is difficult to back up assertions with empirical evidence.

    So essentially, we have a lot of competing...
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