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  1. Thread: Brexit

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    Probably one of the loudest whooshes I've heard...

    Probably one of the loudest whooshes I've heard on this forum. Well done.
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    First had had bash for a few months when I was 15...

    First had had bash for a few months when I was 15 at the Naval Dockyard, Devonport, NZ; picked up a foil again when I was 20 and living in Sheffield which lasted about a year until unemployment meant...
  3. Don't you mean out of the M25?

    Don't you mean out of the M25?
  4. Thread: Membership renewal

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    Surely if your membership lapses then you are not...

    Surely if your membership lapses then you are not renewing but taking out new membership.

    Perhaps the mistake was in asking to renew, in which case BFA would look to receive payment for...
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    It used to be that some fencers from multiple...

    It used to be that some fencers from multiple clubs entered under a fictitious single club name to avoid fencing each other in the first round. Does this still happen?
  6. In my opinion the inclusion or not of a...

    In my opinion the inclusion or not of a particular sport is down to how many people are participants. Imagine, if you will, your average footballer. Not the athletic types who train day after day but...
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    Well put Graham. The main reason I didn't vote on...

    Well put Graham. The main reason I didn't vote on the proposed scheme is that I benefited from the existing scheme and felt that any input I had would be subjective.
  8. Not just the foreigners. The first time I went to...

    Not just the foreigners. The first time I went to the Worlds I made 7th seed after the poules only to meet one G Paul in the L32. Needless to say, it ended badly for me (by one hit).
  9. Thread: BYCs 2016

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    Not qualified but can ref epee on Saturday any...

    Not qualified but can ref epee on Saturday any time after 11.30 and any time Monday, if you'll have me.

    PS I'm free and I live locally.
  10. Yes, he lives just down the road from me and I...

    Yes, he lives just down the road from me and I bump in to him occasionally. He was one of my coaches many years ago and also at Sheffield Uni when I used to go there using my Lifetime Student Union...
  11. They'll probably be very thin trophies.

    They'll probably be very thin trophies.
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    It looks like you're using the old NIF...

    It looks like you're using the old NIF multipliers. For 2nd place it's now 17.22 and for 40th it's 3.83. Unless it's changed again, of course. I use a simple spreadsheet wherein you put the NIF and...
  13. Thread: Broken blade

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    In all the years I've been fencing, it's over 3...

    In all the years I've been fencing, it's over 3 decades suffice to say, I have had several blades break or simply stopped working within a few months of purchase. In not a single instance has the...
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    Is it this that tempted you Chris? As you...

    Is it this that tempted you Chris?



    As you know, I use CF handles and the way round the end digging in is to use cycle handlebar tape to replace the black rubber they come sheathed in.
  15. Thread: ME Rankings

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    The idea of the ranking coming out on the first...

    The idea of the ranking coming out on the first of the month and, err, you err, being well, in the top 10.:whistle:
  16. Thread: ME Rankings

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    Wow, 2 gotchas in one post. No offence Chris.

    Wow, 2 gotchas in one post. No offence Chris.
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    Sorry, this clashes with the Vets' Winton this...

    Sorry, this clashes with the Vets' Winton this year. :(
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    There will be, however, 7 of your arch...

    There will be, however, 7 of your arch mini-nemeses from Wingerworth present, so beware!
  19. Thread: 2 rounds of poules

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    Poll: The Darmstadt Fencing Marathon I did had 70...

    The Darmstadt Fencing Marathon I did had 70 fencers with two rounds of poules. After this we were seeded into poules unique of 17 / 18 with the top 18 going in the first, etc. I ended up fencing 27 5...
  20. Thread: The Ultra-Vets

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    I presume with sabre you sit on them and get...

    I presume with sabre you sit on them and get pushed around.
  21. Here's a link:...

    Here's a link: http://keelesu.com/events/6343/1745/

    At least with these types of comp everyone can get to the first DE!
  22. Don't forget Keele Open on 6th February.

    Don't forget Keele Open on 6th February.
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    I've just spotted this on the EIS website: BUCS...

    I've just spotted this on the EIS website: BUCS Big Wednesday which gives the date as 16th March 2016 which is different from the advertised BUS events in February.

    Is this a different event, does...
  24. Thread: Dear Santa...

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    Looks like you'll have to wait for next year as I...

    Looks like you'll have to wait for next year as I think the BF office is now closed.

    Happy Christmas Chris.
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    I can usually assume my weapon and wiring is...

    I can usually assume my weapon and wiring is perfect either from the previous club night, from checking my weapons the night before or from having come off the piste earlier with a working weapon....
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