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  1. Thread: The London Open

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    Although the format was published in May, it did...

    Although the format was published in May, it did not say (and never has) that unranked foreigners start in the second wave.
  2. Thread: The London Open

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    To be honest, they couldn't do anything less than...

    To be honest, they couldn't do anything less than compete on the day! There were no lists published beforehand for them to raise any questions. When you arrive at a competition you rely on the fact...
  3. Thread: The London Open

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    Every year there has been questions raised as to...

    Every year there has been questions raised as to who gets the byes, but other years noone seems to have made that much of it
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    And a very happy one from me too! See you at...

    And a very happy one from me too!

    See you at the Essex xx
  5. Thread: The London Open

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    I think the same still goes, the foil...

    I think the same still goes, the foil competitions I quoted are the ones where the majority of the top fencers go - apart from the "protected" fencers. The only way to get the top fencers back into...
  6. Thread: The London Open

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    Agree FA. There are too many compétitions all giving ranking points, maybe at the start of each season, BF should look at the calendar and pick 5 compétitions for each weapon where there are good...
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    Must be my age! I think one thing and type...

    Must be my age! I think one thing and type another, sorry :(
  8. Thread: The London Open

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    Xavier Gros is a Men's Foilist who beat Alex...

    Xavier Gros is a Men's Foilist who beat Alex Tofalides.

    Faris-Crespo and Jouve have not done any Internationals, Enright has for Finland but her FIE ranking is after 64
  9. Thread: The London Open

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    We will have to wait and see what the BF ranking...

    We will have to wait and see what the BF ranking co-ordinator decides, let's hope they look at the foreign fencers real rankings!
  10. Thread: The London Open

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    As far as I can see Garcia was the highest ranked...

    As far as I can see Garcia was the highest ranked WF fencer there today FIE ranking 31, Ducarme is ranked 40 on the French national rankings and has never competed in an International competition, so...
  11. Thread: The London Open

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    :) Normal so far

    :) Normal so far
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    Yes you are correct, they are either in the Army...

    Yes you are correct, they are either in the Army or Police. Of course Valerie Vezzali is now an Italian politician!
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    So would I, but the French don't see it that way....

    So would I, but the French don't see it that way. I believe he has to work for them so many hours a month and when he retires from fencing he will then be given a permanant place. Nice for those...
  14. Thread: The London Open

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    Agree, I have 18 years experience of organising...

    Agree, I have 18 years experience of organising one of the top French Senior Men's Foil Open, if a foreign fencer comes and they don't have FIE ranking they are classed 999, top 32 ranked have a bye...
  15. Thread: The London Open

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    "Normally" these "un-named foreigners" should be...

    "Normally" these "un-named foreigners" should be in the top 32 of the FIE rankings otherwise they should have fenced today! If not, like last year it calls the 2 wave system into question as well as...
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    French pay-outs after World Cup

    I have just been reading an article in the French newspaper 'Le Parisien' interviewing the Epeeist Ulrich Robeiri. who won gold in the Epee Individual and also Team in the World's. He stated that he...
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    Don't know why they put him in last, but it is a...

    Don't know why they put him in last, but it is a tactic often used in France. They let the more experienced fencers get the points and into the lead, so the last fencer just has to hold the score...
  18. Thread: The London Open

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    Never seen one published yet after all these...

    Never seen one published yet after all these years!
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    I did mention this in one of my earlier posts,...

    I did mention this in one of my earlier posts, there are always extras you don't expect - parking to pay for, spectators not free and then Gala tickets this year!
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    If they put the event between September and June,...

    If they put the event between September and June, they may have more fencers from more nations! The fencers from France, although often well ranked, are not in the pick of International/FIE...
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    I take it any foreign fencers will fence on the...

    I take it any foreign fencers will fence on the Saturday, as the competition details state that only the top 7 fencers have a bye through to Sunday (doesn't state whether they are GB or foreign)? I...
  22. BF are saying this rule only applies to the LP...

    BF are saying this rule only applies to the LP Contour Mask, what about masks from other manufacturers that do not have a double fastening?
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    What category is this for?

    What category is this for?
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    You haven't said which charity, but could catch...

    You haven't said which charity, but could catch on!! :D
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    So who actually designed these "delightful"...

    So who actually designed these "delightful" costumes? Were they meant to be worn together?
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