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    I'm pretty sure I read a post on here years back...

    I'm pretty sure I read a post on here years back which said that they have to reserve the Welsh National Sports Centre one or two years ahead and that it is in such strong demand that a change of...
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    Given the diminishing number of domestic events...

    Given the diminishing number of domestic events and entries to those events perhaps a good start would be to readmit points earned from foreign domestic competitions? Hell, go one step further and...
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    I remember that thread :whistle: Given the...

    I remember that thread :whistle:

    Given the decline of the Open circuit perhaps the rankings should be calculated on the basis of a lesser number of events
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    Pedant that I am it could do with some serious...

    Pedant that I am it could do with some serious spell checking/proof reading. "Oympian" appears twice for example.
  5. Is it any better organised these days? Is it...

    Is it any better organised these days? Is it still hours gazing at empty pistes for ME competitors followed by the march to the gym up the road?
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    Same here - fortunately just a short ride around...

    Same here - fortunately just a short ride around the North Circular ;)
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    Something to do with poule sizes/numbers perhaps?

    Something to do with poule sizes/numbers perhaps?
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    Another well balanced post from TomA. The...

    Another well balanced post from TomA. The system certainly requires you to defend any points you may hold last year from either Essex or Bristol, else if they form part of your 6 best results you...
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    Probably that, and the continual movement of the...

    Probably that, and the continual movement of the goalposts and .... and ....
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    My thoughts entirely as posted earlier however...

    My thoughts entirely as posted earlier however from BF Website:

    "This new scheme will be closely monitored for the 1st three months and may be subject to further change. In particular, the...
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    Notice please

    Irrespective of any comment on here (most of mine included too) I still think it is ridiculous to publish details of new Ranking schemes after the season has commenced.

    As I did say already some...
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    Another Backward Step?

    Further to my earlier post on this I have now substantiated my assumption that this new Ranking Scheme devalues FIE Satellite Competitions - at least as far as ME is concerned - based on fact.

    On...
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    Me too - with the first ME A-Grade coming up at...

    Me too - with the first ME A-Grade coming up at the end of October it makes it much harder to miss any Open in the meantime.

    Frankly I think all of this should have been publicised much earlier as...
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    I have only scanned it briefly (as regards ME)...

    I have only scanned it briefly (as regards ME) but as I see it the new system will create a massive distortion from the off as all Opens cannot fail to have much higher NIF ratings (thereby devaluing...
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    Laurence wins 15-9 having been 1-5 down in the...

    Laurence wins 15-9 having been 1-5 down in the first period
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    ..... taking 1996 Bronze after losing to Ivan...

    ..... taking 1996 Bronze after losing to Ivan Trevejo, 1996 Olympic Silver and 2015 Gold at Baku
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    The point I was trying to make was the omission...

    The point I was trying to make was the omission of a certain 31 year old epeeist for home country selection for the 2012 Olympics
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    I was aware of that. The point I was trying to...

    I was aware of that. The point I was trying to make is that experience can make a difference, perhaps particularly in epee
  19. Are there still two John Leaheys?

    Are there still two John Leaheys?
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    and ME Gold goes to ....

    .... 43 year old Ivan Trevejo for France. Hope our PD and other selectors have been paying attention
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/fencing/33004075

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/fencing/33004075
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    Thanks. Well beyond Juniors so missed that

    Thanks. Well beyond Juniors so missed that
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    2015

    Any date in mind for this year's event?
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    As a parent who is relieved to be beyond all this...

    As a parent who is relieved to be beyond all this now I would observe that no system is perfect. Whilst a simple ranking system is the most transparent, on the other hand I can see the merit of...
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    Tableau up on Federcherma. Worman and Nichols...

    Tableau up on Federcherma. Worman and Nichols out in 64, Sanchez-Lethem thru to 32, Curran-Jones bye to 32
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