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    Don't you see, old chaps, the British Empire was not built on sweat (at least not the sweat of the British) and as such a competition which is to represent the very essence of the commonwealth cannot include a sport as inducive to sweating as our own.

    Besides lets be honest it's more of a French sport and they are the very antithesis of what it means to be part of the British empire. What with all that style and culture? What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by O*N
    Don't you see, old chaps, the British Empire was not built on sweat (at least not the sweat of the British) and as such a competition which is to represent the very essence of the commonwealth cannot include a sport as inducive to sweating as our own.

    Besides lets be honest it's more of a French sport and they are the very antithesis of what it means to be part of the British empire. What with all that style and culture? What?

    Anyone for a game of Lawn Bowls while we wait for the second inning?

    Toodle pip!

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    Someone once told me a comment by Punch Bertrand (I think) - "If you want to sweat, go to a gymnasium" - in a fairly pinched old school voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Pan View Post
    From a paper circulated at the CGC Scotland meeting last night:


    "After assessing all applications it is recommended that, at this stage, we progress forward with 20 sports for planning purposes. This may be further reduced to give us the best balance of sports within the overall funding available for the Games. (20 sports includes the 5 core sports).

    "Sports
    Core Sports (5)
    Athletics, Aquatics (including the core sport of Swimming along with the optional disciplines of Diving and Synchronised Swimming), Lawn Bowls, Netball (women), Rugby Sevens (men)

    Additional Sports
    Badminton, Boxing, Cricket (subject to ICC approval), Cycling, Golf (subject to CGF approval of the International Golf Federation application), Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling"

    Notice anything missing?
    Interesting to see how many other nations do triathlon. Yes likes of Home nations, Canada, Aus, NZ, RSA but wouldn't think many more than that. Think there's more of a who's going to win the medals as well as who's likely to compete. Interesting that there are caribbean islands that are affiliated to FIE so maybe they need a bit of a boost and be invited. At least do some marketing in that direction.

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    I didn't think that Fencing had been in the Commonwealth Games for many years, for much the same reason that the Aussies don't invite us back to the Australian Youth Olympics!

    There is of course the Commonwelath Fencing Championships (Set for Glasgow in November 2014), which runs the same year as the Games. Then there's the Junior version, which runs between the Senior version, so was last held in Jersey in Feb 2012.

    But these are a very different thing.............

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    The Commonwealth Champs are not to be in Glasgow. Apparently, they will be in Largs...which is no where near Glasgow though it's a bit more picturesque...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishsabreur View Post
    The Commonwealth Champs are not to be in Glasgow. Apparently, they will be in Largs...which is no where near Glasgow though it's a bit more picturesque...
    I had not heard this - interesting!

    At least there will be fine fish and chips and ice cream on offer. Although the night life is a bit poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hungry Hippo View Post
    I didn't think that Fencing had been in the Commonwealth Games for many years
    1970 Games in Edinburgh.

    Medals dominated by England (7 out of 8 Golds) with a sprinkling for Scotland, Australia and Canada.

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    Apparently the fencing commonwealths and the original commonwealths are not allowed to be held in the same city at the moment

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    Any Commonwealth sporting event that is not part of the main games must be three months clear of the main Games. It can be in Glasgow, as long it meets the date criteria.

    The Commonwealth Fencing Championships in 2014 will, in fact, be in Largs about 20 miles from Glasgow in November 2014. More info to follow very soon.

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    Hmm Largs in November. Thats going to be lovely, warm, and dry :P

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    Nice in May! There's even a regular fencing tournament there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Any Commonwealth sporting event that is not part of the main games must be three months clear of the main Games. It can be in Glasgow, as long it meets the date criteria.

    The Commonwealth Fencing Championships in 2014 will, in fact, be in Largs about 20 miles from Glasgow in November 2014. More info to follow very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    The Commonwealth Fencing Championships in 2014 will, in fact, be in Largs about 20 miles from Glasgow in November 2014. More info to follow very soon.
    Hope to see all the selection schemes for the home nations coming out sooner rather than later so people know the selection criteria prior to that selection period coming into force (i.e. more than a year prior to the selection cut-off date).

    We will wait and see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCommuter View Post
    Will the organisers be wanting any volunteers/helpers?
    There were forms for volunteering for the Commonwealth Championships being handed out at the Scottish Open. So I'd suggest just giving SF a quick e-mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Any Commonwealth sporting event that is not part of the main games must be three months clear of the main Games. It can be in Glasgow, as long it meets the date criteria.

    The Commonwealth Fencing Championships in 2014 will, in fact, be in Largs about 20 miles from Glasgow in November 2014. More info to follow very soon.

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    Is that only if it's in the same city? Or in the same country? 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Australia overlapped with the Commonwealth Games in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCommuter View Post
    Will the organisers be wanting any volunteers/helpers?
    Absolutely. There will be a volunteer section on the event website when it is launched where you will be able to submit your details and skills.

    Alternatively, please drop either the SF office or me an email (chris at scottish-fencing.com) and detail any specific skills or experience you have that may be of use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27ab1c View Post
    Is that only if it's in the same city? Or in the same country? 2010 Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Australia overlapped with the Commonwealth Games in India.
    Only if it's in the same country as the main games.
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    Am I right that the veterans is going to be with the seniors the same as it was in Melbourne?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foilling Around View Post
    Am I right that the veterans is going to be with the seniors the same as it was in Melbourne?
    We're planning it will be run in the same venue but immediately after the Senior Champs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foilling Around View Post
    Am I right that the veterans is going to be with the seniors the same as it was in Melbourne?
    The Dates are on the Commonwealth Federation Site all be it tentatively, Seniors 10-15 Nov and Veterans 16-19 Nov.

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