Monday, 18 October 2010

Members Area - Options

The ECfencing web site is open and free to read for anybody in the world with internet access. The Members area, on the other hand, is a restricted area for fencers, coaches and parents to share information and conversation.

To date, the Members area has been under-used. Tim and I hope to make greater use of it in the coming months; however, a small test by Tim last week revealed that some advice on members' options settings would be useful.

When you become a member, your default settings will specify that you wish to receive an email every time there's an update in the members area. When the volume of traffic is low this isn't an issue, but last week showed that it may not be the best setting for those who don't want to be involved in interactive conversations by email!

I recommend that you log-in to the Members area, click Edit My Membership over the right-hand side, and change the "How do you want to read this group?" setting to the "Abridged Email" or "Digest Email" settings.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to email me. I'm happy to help.

Fresh and Up-To-Date

From: Andy (Web Admin)
I've been a bit lax with web site maintenance lately. I apologise.

However, I've just caught up with a number of outstanding items and I thought you might be interested to know...

-- The competition results page is now up-to-date

-- The gallery page now shows our latest video and a link to our YouTube channel. And Tim has added a number of new albums

-- The contacts page now shows Chris G's fencing CV and will soon show similar information for our other coaches. This will help you to see the quality of the team that Tim has created

-- Too late for a separate post now (sorry Claire, entirely my fault), Matt Tuck (Lemming and Crumb's Dad) ran in the London Parks Half-marathon last Sunday and recorded a very creditable time of 2hrs 13mins. He was running in aid of Bowel Cancer research (a charity particularly dear to Matt's heart, as he lost his dad to bowel cancer in 2004). If you would like to support him, visit Matt's JustGiving page

-- And I should add that Mary has been busy updating the diary with upcoming events. Fencing is a competitive sport... make sure you're keeping up-to-date with upcoming events and getting your entries in on time! If you have ideas on how this process can be made easier for you (without actually doing it for you) please let Mary know at

-- And finally, if you haven't already seen or heard, the London 2012 Olympic Games ticket prices have been revealed. In addition to the pricing details, you can view the draft competition schedule on the London 2012 web site. The draft schedule shows fencing at Excel between Saturday July 28th and Sunday 5th August 2012.

Enjoy your half-term break.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Camden LPJS Foil 2010

Results from last weekend:

Michal Burda 7th place
Lewis Tuck 8th place

Harrison Hazeldine 25th place
Ben Dines 27th place
Christian Mitchell 30th place

Owen Tuck 37th place

Adam Aspden 11th place