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    Team Results have now been published. Boys ...

    Team Results have now been published.

    Boys

    2. Camden [silver]
    7. Truro
    10.Shakespeare/Marshall

    Girls
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    There are three major considerations when the BFA...

    There are three major considerations when the BFA holds a National/International Event

    1. Finding a venue which meets the requirements of the tournament being held. Both venues now used by BFA
    ...
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    I requested in June 2014 an analysis of BFA...

    I requested in June 2014 an analysis of BFA Membership with breakdown of different categories which I received.

    The total membership at that time was 9,136 [including social 1,236]

    The current...
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    Much of what is written is fair comment, although...

    Much of what is written is fair comment, although I would add that the Leon Paul Centre is not suitable for national competitions. It is far too small for that purpose and in my assessment can only...
  5. The real point is that it is now 4 years since...

    The real point is that it is now 4 years since this matter was raised following the first incident. On that occasion
    there were some practical solutions offered by manufacturer, armourer and coach....
  6. I had not seen this thread before commenting in...

    I had not seen this thread before commenting in sabre section.

    The real issue is that three fencers at Camden have suffered similar impact injuries where a broken blade has penetrated their jacket...
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    Many thanks for update. Please convey my best...

    Many thanks for update. Please convey my best wishes to Nuno.

    I can assure you something will now be done about this, because this has to be considered now a health and safety issue.It is 3 years...
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    I have now referred back to my correspondence and...

    I have now referred back to my correspondence and this is in fact the third incident involving a Camden member
    in the last 3 years where a jacket and plastron have been penetrated by a broken blade....
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    The injury to Nuno has to be of real concern,...

    The injury to Nuno has to be of real concern, because it is now the second such incident to have occurred with
    a British Fencer in less than 3 years. On both occasions they seem to have been...
  10. I think that it would be valid to say that the...

    I think that it would be valid to say that the opportunities on offer to train seriously to international standards in
    Epee weapon in Britain are somewhat limited and that is reflected in the senior...
  11. My comments on this thread relate to fencers who...

    My comments on this thread relate to fencers who come under jurisdiction not just of BFA but BOA who are making selection decisions. Sending young fencers to China is a costly business and if there...
  12. Whilst I appreciate that the fencer in question...

    Whilst I appreciate that the fencer in question may feel hard done by the simple fact is that not a single British Fencer managed a last 16 or better result at this year's World Junior or Cadet...
  13. CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL The tournament, which is...

    CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL

    The tournament, which is now being run by British Fencing takes place over weekend of 31.1 and 1.2 and not
    as shown on the calendar posted above. The individual events should...
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    As Red said the rules apply whichever way. A...

    As Red said the rules apply whichever way.

    A Cadet who competes on the European Cadet Circuit would not be precluded from representing another country
    at Junior or Senior level UNLESS they have...
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    I have been involved recently in such a...

    I have been involved recently in such a situation.

    1.The fencer needs British Citizenship and Passport.
    2.Once she has got that she can apply to represent Britain/England at competitions....
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    There is a Dedicated Facility i.e. Leon Paul...

    There is a Dedicated Facility i.e. Leon Paul Centre, but those running our International Programme don't want to
    use it.

    Both Ian Williams and Ziemek Wojciechowski now use it for daytime lessons....
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    I am not concerned post 2016 because at the end...

    I am not concerned post 2016 because at the end of the day the sport will survive with or without Lottery Funding. The sport may need to improve its act with more self help. That is certainly how...
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    Maybe I am just fed up with the same excuses and...

    Maybe I am just fed up with the same excuses and claptrap and more importantly suggestion that I am being negative.

    The reality is that the current foil squad has until now received the bulk of UK...
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    You are like a lot of people who criticise me and...

    You are like a lot of people who criticise me and talk a lot bs and contribute absolutely zippo to the sport. That is the problem with fencing in this country. Too many people who have not got a clue...
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    Sabre is not under discussion for 2016, because...

    Sabre is not under discussion for 2016, because there is no team event. 2020 is a long way off. I am not selling
    their prospects, because the mens sabre weapon is dominated by Central and Eastern...
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    I don't disagree with what you say. You need to...

    I don't disagree with what you say. You need to be positive, but also you need to be realistic. Britain are ranked
    10th at moment with 5 European,3 Asian and USA ranked above us.

    Only top 4 teams...
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    John L/Keith Smith I think that it will be...

    John L/Keith Smith

    I think that it will be very difficult for GB Mens Foil to qualify for Rio.

    Leaving aside for a moment that we are the 5th ranked European team and we could possibly move...
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    Finance is of course a major factor in the...

    Finance is of course a major factor in the changes being made on the circuit, but not the ''non payment of bills"

    The BFA has in past taken responsibility for 'nominated national trips' and that...
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    When you wrote your first post I assumed that was...

    When you wrote your first post I assumed that was the case. However, your last post confused the message, which
    is why I responded.
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    I am well aware what is difference between...

    I am well aware what is difference between participation and membership. The point is that BFA membership has
    actually shrunk since its peak and been static in last 2 years based on official...
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