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    Lost Property

    Just back from Summer vacation and have realised I am missing a right handed epee, black tennis racket handle, should say steiner inside the guard. If anyone has it could they call me on...
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    Gildas, I can definately empathise with people's...

    Gildas, I can definately empathise with people's reticence to stand. You may recall that:

    1) only 12% of membership bothered to vote last time.
    2) the system appears to be heavily influenced by...
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    Adam Steiner's contact details.

    If anybody would like Adam questions about what he would attempt to achieve as a director please feel free to ask through this forum account or directly via:

    steinerbfaelection@gmail.com
  4. Poll: Out of curiosity, in the aftermath of the...

    Out of curiosity, in the aftermath of the olympics, given that the selection committee went out on a limb with its subjective criteria, winding up both the Olympic association and much of the fencing...
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    Up now on the Aldershot website Sent from my...

    Up now on the Aldershot website


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    Any idea how many years? Sent from my Nexus...

    Any idea how many years?


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    Bexley Open contact details nightmare!

    Has anybody got contact details for any of the organisers of the Bexley open. The website doesnt work, the forum doesnt work.

    Somebody.

    Please.

    Help.
  8. Thread: Bexley Open

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    Missing Kit

    Hi Dudley

    I've tried your conventional email address to no avail -
    I am missing two carbon handled epees from the competition - do you know if any lost property was handed in, and if so who i...
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    Actions speak louder than words.

    Given the widespread level of dissatisfaction with the management of the BFA, and the olympic selection process, expressed in this thread, I would like to make a constructive suggestion.

    Next time...
  10. Poll: the obvious question

    Why, in a sport with a well established and independently verified national and international ranking system, do you need a three tiered committee structure to make olympic selection decisions?
    ...
  11. Poll: Just in case you haven't got the time/inclination to read the Sports Resolution

    These were the most interesting points made by the QC

    1. By not setting out in advance how many places would be awarded per weapon, and allowing potential performance in the next olympics as a...
  12. Poll: Once again the BFA proves itself a total disgrace

    I have just finished reading the BOA's response to the BFA selection appeal. Not exactly glowing with praise for the BFA to put it mildly. It should be compulsory reading for every BFA member just...
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    Wrong question continued .... even the advert on...

    Wrong question continued .... even the advert on the company's website makes this clear - "thumb to be placed in the groove at the front of the grip"

    on the other hand it does look pretty cool.
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    Wrong question

    The problem with this grip isnt whether its legal - its that if it is legal, because it is shaped, you would have to use it as a traditional french grip (with your thumb 2cm from the guard) - i.e....
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    how many people made the epee in the end? - we...

    how many people made the epee in the end? - we couldnt even get the car out of the drive
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    tickets for fencing

    For those who are unaware, if you were unable to get fencing tickets in the lottery as an EU resident you can get them completely legally through any European official retailers - a genuine benefit...
  17. How cool is this (even if it is sabre) - Adidas Ad

    Apologies if this is ten years old and everyone has already seen it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rZr2u9JD0M
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    Adam is running for the BF board

    I've been encouraged by a number of my colleagues to submit a nomination.

    I expect to have submittted it to BF well before the month end.
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    I'm starting to suspect that some people just use...

    I'm starting to suspect that some people just use this forum as a way of winding up their fellow fencers.......
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    round and round we go.

    Its amazing how easy it is to talk at cross-purposes on these forums - the whole purpose of my original post was a plea for refereeing with common sense!!!

    - the current rules on NC allows for no...
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    Pink Elephant - i'm not happy to discuss specific...

    Pink Elephant - i'm not happy to discuss specific instances from the past for a number of reasons (a) i dont know who you are (b) it is not my place to call into question DTs or referees historic...
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    no it doesnt!!!!!

    if your opponent jumps backwards from en guard and you stand still you are. if you step back and your opponent steps back you are NC.

    if you are 8-3 down at the start of the second period and the...
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    OK, let me try to explain better over the...

    OK, let me try to explain better

    over the last few months i have, on multiple occassions, watched referees in domestic competitions giev cards for NC because fencers have moved out of step lunge...
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    Not trying

    i think this is the key of the debate - NC is being called more and more frequently in epee when fencers ARE trying to fight.

    The latest version of the rules (i.e. since the abolition of...
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    not quite sure I see the problem. "If just the...

    not quite sure I see the problem. "If just the fencer in the lead is sprinting backwards, surely the trailing fencer would be chasing them down?"

    The problems as i seem them are

    (a) that the...
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