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    Sentimental prediction: 1. Kruse 2. Cassara 3....

    Sentimental prediction: 1. Kruse 2. Cassara 3. Joppich

    Patriotic prediction: Halsted, David and Kruse in any order

    Realistic method of predicting medallists : get 26 small pieces of paper and...
  2. Thread: St Petersburg

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    I stand corrected. Same rules as London 2012...

    I stand corrected. Same rules as London 2012 above. And apparently reserves don't get accreditation for the Olympic village - training and competition venues only. Where do they put them?:confused:
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    A bit of thrilling light reading:...

    A bit of thrilling light reading: http://fei.org/system/files/Late_Athlete_Replacement_Policy%20-%20Rio%202016%20-%20ENG_0.pdf
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    I think that was true for the last Olympics but I...

    I think that was true for the last Olympics but I believe the rules have changed for Rio and teams can use their 4 fencers as normal, starting with whichever 3 they want and subbing in/out during...
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    IMHO, the right draw at the Olympics would be a...

    IMHO, the right draw at the Olympics would be a big help. At the moment we are seeded to draw France which I think is quite a good draw. However France are defending quite a lot of world ranking...
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    Yes for both individuals and team.

    Yes for both individuals and team.
  7. Thread: Men's Foil

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    L64 draw: Peggs (48) vs Mertine (FRA) Kruse...

    L64 draw:
    Peggs (48) vs Mertine (FRA)
    Kruse (37) vs Le Pechoux (FRA)
    Davis (6) vs Poscharnig (AUT)
    Archer (34) vs Cheng (HKG)

    Plenty of tough but winnable fights in there. Also some other...
  8. Thread: Men's Foil

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    Kruse, Archer and Peggs join Davis in the L64.

    Kruse, Archer and Peggs join Davis in the L64.
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    GB lose 45-32 to China in first 9-16th match....

    GB lose 45-32 to China in first 9-16th match. China lost to Canada in the L16. Only highlights of match seem to have been Marcus and Alex giving a trashing to Chen Li and Sheng Lei in fights 7 and 8....
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    Marcus out 15-10 to Lefort.

    Marcus out 15-10 to Lefort.
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    6 Brits into L64. Davis, Kruse, Rattan, Peggs,...

    6 Brits into L64. Davis, Kruse, Rattan, Peggs, Mepstead and Halsted. Marcus and Amol meet each other at this stage.
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    Many thanks to all the fencers, parents, coaches,...

    Many thanks to all the fencers, parents, coaches, referees and volunteers who made the inaugural Holyrood Cup such a great success. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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    AFAIK Cook and Peggs are not on the WCP and...

    AFAIK Cook and Peggs are not on the WCP and therefore are self-funded for this trip (and all others). Rattan and Hendrie are on the WCP but self-funded for this trip. Very interesting re. Halsted's...
  14. Holyrood Cup. Foil and epee teams 4th & 5th October

    Men's and women's foil and epee team competition in Edinburgh on the 4th and 5th October. Should be a fun day with some quality fencing and great prizes. All the details at www.salleholyrood.com. Get...
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    Holyrood LPJS teams 4th/5th October

    LPJS team events at under 15 foil, under 15 epee and under 11 foil in Edinburgh on 4th and 5th October. Should be a great competition. All the details at www.salleholyrood.com. Get your entries in! ...
  16. Janfei Ma of China in the men's foil was wearing...

    Janfei Ma of China in the men's foil was wearing the new design mask with back-strap. World number 1 and silver at the World Championships. Pretty decent endorsement!
  17. Thread: The London Open

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    It's not NIFFed by FIE regulations, it's NIFFed...

    It's not NIFFed by FIE regulations, it's NIFFed by BF ranking rules. The reason I compared them was they are 2 MF competitions in London with a large percentage of foreign entries and if you look at...
  18. Thread: The London Open

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    For comparison, Leon Paul MF Satellite - 179...

    For comparison, Leon Paul MF Satellite - 179 fencers, 2 Brits in L16, a lot of fencers who competed at the recent World Championships and almost all the WCP fencers. NIF = 85.
  19. Thread: The London Open

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    Thanks NQAV. I was writing my reply when you...

    Thanks NQAV. I was writing my reply when you posted. How come a 15 for Garcia?
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    Has anyone worked out what the NIF would be...

    Has anyone worked out what the NIF would be without the foreign fencers (except those with a suitable FIE ranking)? I appreciate it wouldn't be a completely fair reflection of the strength of the...
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    Guest commentator for sabre was Stewart Watson,...

    Guest commentator for sabre was Stewart Watson, former Laszlo's and Scotland sabreur, now coaching in Denmark. Thought he was very good and informative. Hopefully he'll be back.
  22. I agree. I think close quarters is very hard to...

    I agree. I think close quarters is very hard to referee consistently because of this. At normal distance the extra target area wouldn't really come into play because it's so far away.
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    Suddenly, Russian sabre a disaster. I blame the...

    Suddenly, Russian sabre a disaster. I blame the coach...
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    I'm sure that when BF has a rumoured budget of...

    I'm sure that when BF has a rumoured budget of half a million a year for 2 coaches salaries, we'll be hiring like that too!
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    Natalia wins 15-4. Fences Boubakri of Tunisia in...

    Natalia wins 15-4. Fences Boubakri of Tunisia in L32.
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