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    I suggest we weld all fencers into their masks....

    I suggest we weld all fencers into their masks. Oh wait a minute - isn't there a film about something like that?
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    My observations, and contrary to the rest of you,...

    My observations, and contrary to the rest of you, I am always right! :p

    In the top picture, there are two problems.

    1) The retaining strap is clearly open. What we don't know is which of thee...
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    Looking at the diagram, I would be pretty certain...

    Looking at the diagram, I would be pretty certain the answer is yes. Because some of the worst injury problems have come from punctures in between the fingers. It is one of the most susceptible areas...
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    Very True, forgot about that. Remember we are...

    Very True, forgot about that.

    Remember we are not the under dogs

    GER - Top 4 world ranked - 25, 45, 46, 61
    JPN - Top 4 world ranked - 2, 50, 54, 56

    GBR - Top 4 world ranked - 14, 17, 28,...
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    Actually it is not a separate ranking, but you...

    Actually it is not a separate ranking, but you can view it in two different ways

    If you start from April 2015 at Zero and add on the points as you go along. On this "race" rankings we are ahead of...
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    I used to go all over the place to coach and...

    I used to go all over the place to coach and referee and money was just a bonus.

    Having changed my employment status, I have take the decision that, unless it is for my or my own kids fencing,...
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    Next Team event. We defend 21 points for 13th and...

    Next Team event. We defend 21 points for 13th and Germany defend 40 points for 3rd. Even if we do no better than L16 then Germany have to make 4th to stay ahead.
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    Great incentive to beat Russia tomorrow....

    Great incentive to beat Russia tomorrow. Currently we have an 8 point switch with Germany from last year so instead of being 24 points ahead of us in the rankings they will be 16. Now that is good...
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    Ron you could say that about aspect of any sport,...

    Ron you could say that about aspect of any sport, so let's all give up and leave it to those with the best natural ability!!

    We have some fantastic natural athletes up and coming. Just in the boys...
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    And your brain was right!

    And your brain was right!
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    Or maybe Canada! Russia only 13:12 ahead as I...

    Or maybe Canada! Russia only 13:12 ahead as I type!!
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    Bad day for Germany's foil all round Men seeded...

    Bad day for Germany's foil all round Men seeded 7th and Women seeded 6th both out in L6 to GRR and HUN respectively.
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    If the website is right then the lads have just...

    If the website is right then the lads have just beaten Germany 29:28 in the extra minute. What I shame it was not on the YouTube channel

    Real boost to Olympic qualification. Not just the L8+...
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    Massialas and Meinhardt are excellent fencers,...

    Massialas and Meinhardt are excellent fencers, but they looked like they were clog dancing whilst Ota was conducting a ballet lesson. Just wow!

    Just think of the hours and hours of footwork...
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    To use a cricketing analogy, JD looked like he...

    To use a cricketing analogy, JD looked like he could only see the fielders and had no idea where the gaps were.
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    What a shame, at 10:10 after a cagey minute it...

    What a shame, at 10:10 after a cagey minute it was RK who blinked first and started to chase it.
  17. I'm not understanding this. Please correct me if...

    I'm not understanding this. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    When organising a competition with poules of 6 and 7 then the top seeds should end up in poules of 7, as that gives them an advantage...
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    I have seen far more incompetence than bias. And...

    I have seen far more incompetence than bias. And even bias does not mean cheating.

    1) A referee has a fight between a well known top fencer and an unknown. They can tend to assume that the top...
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    Put simply, there is no perfect answer. At least...

    Put simply, there is no perfect answer. At least there is planning well ahead of time to allow fencers to work towards it. This year we had the late introduction of the BRC events on the equivalent...
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    I have a couple of LP budget maragings in my shed which meet that criterion!!! Not used them in years!!
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    Cadet and Junior Seasons effectively run from...

    Cadet and Junior Seasons effectively run from World Championships to World Championships. Therefore as the Cadet and Junior Worlds are usually held in April each year, the Cadet and Junior year for...
  22. "If the fencer goes off the piste with both feet,...

    "If the fencer goes off the piste with both feet, the Referee must annul everything
    that has occurred after the boundary has been crossed, except a hit received by the
    competitor who has crossed...
  23. I hope it does work June. We need both people and...

    I hope it does work June. We need both people and statistics. Statistics generate money. We can have as many students fencing as we like but, unless we can put numbers on it and prove it then the...
  24. I would agree with that Gary. I presume there...

    I would agree with that Gary. I presume there will be one at the Winton Cup, amazing coincidence it is on this weekend. It would be good for the youngsters the be reminded after whom the Winton and...
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    Also depends what quality sparing opportunities...

    Also depends what quality sparing opportunities they have. If they have few, then competitions may have to substitute. As long as the aims are clear.
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