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    As CESH says, venues need to be booked well in...

    As CESH says, venues need to be booked well in advance - the best ones often book a year ahead.

    I sometimes think that some people believe that there are an endless supply of workable, affordable...
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    It was me that did that analysis, and you should...

    It was me that did that analysis, and you should be careful drawing conclusions from it. For example, a very good proportion of Eastern members live in what many non Londoners would call "greater...
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    And I would rather run an event...

    And I would rather run an event...
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    Be asked nicely. Be thanked like the organiser...

    Be asked nicely.

    Be thanked like the organiser meant it, if I did it last year.

    Not much else. But then, there are very good reasons that I am not in great demand. :)
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    I take a different view to many. A colleague...

    I take a different view to many.

    A colleague of mine used to affect a brigade of guards tie. Anyone can buy one second hand, and they frequently come up in charity shops. My colleague had never...
  6. Thread: Geoff Griffin

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    RIP Geoff, and my thoughts are with his family...

    RIP Geoff, and my thoughts are with his family and all his friends at Crawley Sword.
  7. Thread: Poole order?

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    Your maths is correct. However, you would...

    Your maths is correct. However, you would probably remark that is was strange if you occupied the same position three times in a row (whether that position was 1st, 4th or 6th or whatever). And the...
  8. Thread: EYCs

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    You are confusing eligibility to represent...

    You are confusing eligibility to represent England with being a member of England Fencing.

    As members of EF, they can enter EF competitions.

    There is no reason that entry to the competition...
  9. Thread: EYCs

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    Certainly in the past, the sole criteria for...

    Certainly in the past, the sole criteria for entry to the EYC was membership of England Fencing.

    (And being the right age and gender of course).
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    This thread represents all the worst side of the...

    This thread represents all the worst side of the forum.

    People are free to parade their prejudices and utter ignorance of the facts in public, and since no sensible employer will ever discuss...
  11. Thread: EYCs

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    I think I am right in saying that in 2013 I...

    I think I am right in saying that in 2013 I announced 17 of the 18 finals in the same way that I had done every previous year. Unfortunately I missed one due to a communications cock up in the back...
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    Well done James, and the coaches, performance...

    Well done James, and the coaches, performance team etc - and don't forget the family who have been supporting him for these last 13 years or so. Big up to them too. :)
  13. Sorry Gildas, you must be mistaken. None of those...

    Sorry Gildas, you must be mistaken. None of those young ladies would qualify for the Vets.
  14. Thread: BYC Results

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    You can "make a club responsible" for doing...

    You can "make a club responsible" for doing anything you like.

    The question is who enforces that responsibility, and using what mechanisms and sanctions.

    One of the things that always struck me...
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    Oh lord, I almost agree with Ron. At Senior...

    Oh lord, I almost agree with Ron.

    At Senior and Junior level Ron, I am inclined to agree. With the exception of the nationals, the big opens do not, for the most part, give the same level of...
  16. Thread: BYC Results

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    Only if you take it personally. A lot of what...

    Only if you take it personally.

    A lot of what is being discussed is speculative, and is is difficult to back up assertions with empirical evidence.

    So essentially, we have a lot of competing...
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    And now I have spattered tea all over my nice new...

    And now I have spattered tea all over my nice new keyboard!

    Shame on you PE!
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    Fortunately, it being a free country, people who...

    Fortunately, it being a free country, people who think that there is a strong demand for a different type of competition are entirely free to set up such an event, and to test their hypothesis.
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    Just for info, the EYC timing was originally set...

    Just for info, the EYC timing was originally set in the summer because at the time of its renaissance, the BYCs were in Jan (Foil) and Feb (epee and sabre).

    We also deliberately chose odd numbered...
  20. Thread: BYC Results

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    You can always find individual circumstances to...

    You can always find individual circumstances to argue against change.

    What you can't see is the beneficial circumstances which might have accrued from that change had it been implemented earlier....
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    I have to agree with Chris, 900+ fencers in 24...

    I have to agree with Chris, 900+ fencers in 24 categories over a 3 day weekend is well within the logistical capacity of BF's resources. EF regularly do circa 700 in 18 categories over 2 days.

    It...
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    I have always found it dead easy to run someone...

    I have always found it dead easy to run someone elses competition from the comfort of my armchair.

    :)
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    Its a culture change that is required. At the...

    Its a culture change that is required.

    At the risk of sounding like one of the four yorkshiremen, back when I were a lad, if I misbehaved on a school trip, my only concern was preventing my...
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    The costs are not primarily financial - although...

    The costs are not primarily financial - although these can arise when cases are endlessly challenged and appealed, and counter accusations are made.

    The biggest cost is the vast amount of time and...
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    I think that the cost/parental availability thing...

    I think that the cost/parental availability thing will probably break-even in terms of which children are encouraged or discouraged from attending events.

    In the past, I think that (very broadly)...
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