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    Selection for the Worlds 2019

    The system for selection to the Veterans world championships is at-
    http://www.veterans-fencing.co.uk/do...ver17.pdf?vn=3

    I think that it is appropriate that I explain the reasoning behind this...
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    I didn't think it was to my advantage but thought...

    I didn't think it was to my advantage but thought perhaps that the interpretation of a hit had changed.(This has happened with 'rules like swerving loses the attacker the right of way) There were 3...
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    Marcia Stretch Resignation

    Marcia has had difficulty posting and has asked me to post the following on her behalf-

    It is with the greatest regret and sadness that I have tendered my resignation from the BVF committee. As...
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    John, I am not going to get into a slanging...

    John,
    I am not going to get into a slanging match with you.

    However there is an important matter that I would like an answer to-
    You have now emailed the membership that the committee are going...
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    Originally Posted by graham paul ...

    Originally Posted by graham paul http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png It seems to be happening (referring to...
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    This was the question I asked at the last...

    This was the question I asked at the last committee meeting and in my email resigning if I did not get a satisfactory answer.
    At the committee meeting the only answer was a 'retired solicitor'. All...
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    I can assure you that there were lawyers...

    I can assure you that there were lawyers consulted last year over selection issues. In that case there was no certainity of success if a legal process was followed.
    In this instance, as Hokers has...
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    Welcome Chris, I was quite worried about you not...

    Welcome Chris, I was quite worried about you not reacting to my post for so long. Usually you are the first to attack. Is age slowing you down?

    Correct and that is symptomatic of problem with the...
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    Lucy perhaps you missed the reception I received...

    Lucy perhaps you missed the reception I received when I suggested that the committee should appoint the Electoral officer and the appointment should not just be made by the chairman?

    Could not...
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    Geoff, I care as well, we need proper governance....

    Geoff, I care as well, we need proper governance.
    You mention the committee protocol, which raises an interesting point. The fourth paragraph of the protocol states-
    If a committee member considers...
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    Chris I could not agree more. This was the text...

    Chris I could not agree more.
    This was the text of an email I sent to Gillian on 27th March-
    We were not allowed to make any substantive change to the proposed constitution from that which...
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    The nightmare senario is that we proceed with the...

    The nightmare senario is that we proceed with the AGM based on the 'New constitution'. At the AGM a new committee is elected by electronic voting. At sometime later a member has an issue with the...
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    Let me make it entirely clear. I have no...

    Let me make it entirely clear. I have no intention of persuing a case through the courts. My reason for resigning was that if a third party took the matter to court, I as a committee member could be...
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    There are some very substantial changes, such as...

    There are some very substantial changes, such as electronic voting. I am not in principle against the new constitution, with some reservations on the extra power given to the chair.

    However what...
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    BVF Constitution

    I am posting to explain why I found it necessary to resign from the BVF committee.

    At the recent EGM on 24th March, a proposal for a new constitution was passed. However this process was invalid...
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    I think that you might be looking at June 2017?

    I think that you might be looking at June 2017?
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    15 better than 10?

    The standard and numbers competing in veterans competitions has increased greatly since its inception over 20 years ago. There is also now a 40-49 category in the European championships.
    I believe...
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    Just to confirm now, the foil will be on Friday...

    Just to confirm now, the foil will be on Friday 1st, Sabre Saturday 2nd and epee on Sunday 3rg.
    Graham
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    Age groups 3-4th March at Leon Paul centre...

    Age groups 3-4th March at Leon Paul centre
    Nationals 2-3rd June in Manchester
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    Just wait until bonfire night then we may have...

    Just wait until bonfire night then we may have fireworks!
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    Chris, You have given me a great problem....

    Chris,
    You have given me a great problem. Normally when you reply to one of my posts I can disagree with you on every point you make. However in this instance I can only agree with you. Apologies it...
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    It has been brought to my attention that it is...

    It has been brought to my attention that it is possible that a person has been upset by posts in this thread. It goes without saying that I apologise for any offence caused.
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    Chris, I will try one more time. You and...

    Chris,
    I will try one more time.

    You and Duncan are of the opinion that the majority of vets do not want the Nationals used for selection. That is fine, it is your opinion, I have no problem with...
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    Chris, I am afraid that it is not a matter of...

    Chris,
    I am afraid that it is not a matter of opinion or an initial point of view. It is a question of applying logic and an understanding of statistics to the facts. Something that neither you nor...
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    A completely false analysis of the vote. The...

    A completely false analysis of the vote. The membership were given 3 choices. Because of the way the vote was organised, (it should have been taken by a transferable vote), we can have virtually no...
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