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    Some interesting questions. Short term, I...

    Some interesting questions.
    Short term, I imagine that the FIE would be happy to accept SCO competition entries under the FIE banner at competitions until SCO was formally recognised by the FIE (and...
  2. Good luck to the Men's Sabre Team vs Germany!

    They are fencing in an exhibition match at the Globe:
    http://www.beazleybritishfencing.com/news/fencing-gets-shakespearean-twist
  3. Men's and Women's Leon Paul Sabre Open

    A big thank you to all the referees at the Men's and Women's Leon Paul Sabre Open today for all your hard work. I got several compliments about refereeing from fencers (including one who had done...
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    I'm a bit confused. Is this a competition? I...

    I'm a bit confused. Is this a competition? I would have imagined so as it's billed as an alternative to LPJS, but with no refs, and being able to fence who you want, as much or little as you like. So...
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    Spot on SMJ. It is very common for sports clubs...

    Spot on SMJ.
    It is very common for sports clubs to offer women-only sessions to encourage women to take part in certain activities where some women might feel less comfortable taking part if they...
  6. U20 Sabre BSC at the Leon Paul Centre

    A big thank you to all the referees today at the U20 sabre BSC at the Leon Paul Centre today. The competition ran very smoothly thanks to all your hard work and all the feedback I got from coaches...
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    Hi CESH, no worries, contact has been made, and...

    Hi CESH, no worries, contact has been made, and no, it's not an issue with email addresses. It's just frustrating that, having spotted a potential issue with the way EF were going to deal with...
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    CESH, that may be the case, but in sabre some...

    CESH, that may be the case, but in sabre some people in the top 20 (top one actually!) were never and still have not been contacted!
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    The following document is taken from the England...

    The following document is taken from the England Fencing website.

    http://www.englandfencing.org.uk/attachments/408_Senior%20Selection%20Criteria%20for%20CFF%20Champs%202014.pdf

    "Beth Davidson,...
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    Just to confirm, we are talking about England,...

    Just to confirm, we are talking about England, right? So they've contacted some people lower down, but not those higher up? How odd! Especially that (from memory, apologies if this is incorrect) the...
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    NQV, it's not just Scotland. Some England fencers...

    NQV, it's not just Scotland. Some England fencers in automatic selection places have still received zero communication from England fencing regarding commonwealths. No selection notice, nor informal...
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    England team?

    Has there been any news regarding the senior England Commonwealths team yet?
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    Another fun competition to referee at, with the...

    Another fun competition to referee at, with the usual five star LP Centre organisation. If any competition organisers want to see how to treat refs, come to one of these events! Very efficient time...
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    Absolutely spot on. Well done British Fencing.

    Absolutely spot on. Well done British Fencing.
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    Well done BFA for recognizing the concerns of the...

    Well done BFA for recognizing the concerns of the membership and for amending their statement. I am confident a sensible solution can be found that satisfies all parties. Going forward, hopefully the...
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    Spot on Jed. Unless any of the competitors have a...

    Spot on Jed. Unless any of the competitors have a valid reason to believe that the system used put them at a real disadvantage, I hope BFA reconsider. If it is for any other reason, all the...
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    Here are the broad aims of the ref pathway, from...

    Here are the broad aims of the ref pathway, from refcom chair Oliver Smith (sent by email, edited for clarity):

    The aims of the pathway are of two broad classes. *We aim to have a member of...
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    I was very happy to referee at my local open...

    I was very happy to referee at my local open today.
    Results as follows:

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    1 Katie Hendra
    2 Bridget Pleasant
    3= Iza Sosnowska
    3= Liz Ng

    MS
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    Head coach of French WS team 1999-2008 Head of...

    Head coach of French WS team 1999-2008
    Head of the fencing section at INSEP 2008-2012
    Head coach of French MS team 2012-2013

    I think it's fair to say he's definitely a world class coach, well...
  20. FIE refs to get paid by BFA for refereeing abroad

    Excellent news! (although of course I would say that, right?!)
    http://www.britishfencing.com/news/latest-news/?n=1117
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    Thank you!

    Thanks a lot to Tristan and his team for an excellent event! Ran really smoothly, plenty of space, all scoring boxes with remotes, a few spare refs and delicious sandwiches. It also finished very...
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    SAM!! This should NOT concern you. Get a job, FFS!

    SAM!! This should NOT concern you. Get a job, FFS!
  23. Neg rep on its way... ;-)

    Neg rep on its way... ;-)
  24. Next thing you'll be demanding is that the FIE...

    Next thing you'll be demanding is that the FIE seminars/exams are consistent with how fencing is refereed by the top refs at major championships, right?
  25. Agreed. This isn't necessarily a call for...

    Agreed. This isn't necessarily a call for artificial refs over human ones, but it does remind us that the most important aspect of refereeing is consistency. If a good fencer can predict how a...
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