Maccabiah

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  1. alexmb

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    Is anyone going to maccabiah, in Israel? I leave in about a week.
    Has anyone gone before, or knows anyone who is going? What's the level of competition like, in general. I'm doing the mens foil.

    Thanks, and i'll give a report when i get back in a month.
     
  2. DHCJr

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    I have heard it is a strong tournament. The Jacobson's went for Women's Sabre.
     
  3. Welted 24/7

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    I've also heard Dan Kellner is also a fairly regular appearance there, if that gives you any idea of what the level of the tournament will be like.
     
  4. SJB

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    I can tell you that there will most likely be no Canadian team this year as Maccabi Canada sent Canadian team members an email stating they had no funds to send a fencing team this year.

    However, if we wanted to spend $6,000 each they would love to have us :rolleyes: .

    It's too bad. I was looking forward to going to Israel.
     
  5. Mr Epee

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    Is there a pre-games equipment inspection?
     
  6. reposte

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    The level of competition naturally depends on the participants, and that varies with each year.
    Naturally, with the already political nature of the games the attendance is very much dependant on political circumstances that year.
    The comps this year are very strong in comparison to the last couple of games.

    From the Israeli side Tomer Or almost assuredly will attend, as well as the Hatuel cousins, and Men's foil has always registered a fine American attendance. I have been told that Kellner and Tiomkin confirmed, as well as Epee's Soren Thompson. An Ukranian WE world champion will attend but the name was momentarily forgotten by the person informing me.
    As for Sabre events, They will not take place this year.
    I will ask more informed people as to more confirmed names, but the overall impression is that this year is going to be a strong event altogether.
     
  7. veeco

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    Ukrainian WE world champion would be Natalia Conrad.

    There will be a French team in men's epee, which should be pretty strong (no names yet, sorry)
     
  8. reposte

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    Is this from knowledge?

    I wasn't sure whether it was the current senior w'champion and had left the option for a past junior w'champion. If it's Conrad, much better.
     
  9. alexmb

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    wow, that's a lot of impressive people.
    anyone know how many countries are in the fencing?

    and are they all putting teams in? i'm the only aussie fencer, are composite teams allowed?

    what level of refereeing is it?

    there's a weapons check beforehand. there's a meeting the week before the event, training times and weapons check times will be decided then i think.
     
  10. veeco

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    No, it's not from knowledge. AFAIK, she's the only individual senior world champion from Ukraine in women's epee, I didn't think it would be a junior. But you're right it could be someone else.
     
  11. whtouche

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    What are the requirements for participation / standards for qualification for the maccabiah games?
     
  12. Mr Epee

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    You need an official Jew Card...

    That way you can avoid the potentially embarassing pre-game equipment inspection.
     
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  13. alexia

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    Hey -- that is offensive. Cool it.
     
  14. Mr Epee

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    Hey for the record...

    I'm not the one organizing exclusive race/religion games...
     
  15. alexia

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    Is that your point? Then why don't you make it, instead of insulting other races/religions?
     
  16. Mr Epee

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    It wasn't my point... but it's a point.

    Would you care to explain your point?
     
  17. alexia

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    What's to explain? Your post was in bad taste. I was offended.

    Anyway, not that you care. I've seen you in action on the forum. Here come the ad hominem arguments and flicks to the groin...

    Forget I mentioned it.
     
  18. Mr Epee

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    the word Jew shouldn't be offensive to anyone...

    But I am not interested in continuing this conversation with you, because you are a knee-jerk reactionist... and this is a potentially touchy subject to a large audience.
     
  19. DHCJr

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    I also find what you said in your original post offensive. If you had said, "you have to be a Jew", that would not have been offensive.

    Let me give an example, if you used the letter F, no one would be offended. If you used the letter U, no one would be offended. If you use these 2 letters together along with 2 others, people would be offended.

    How you presented the information was offensive.
     
  20. alexia

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    Yes, it is a potentially touchy subject, which is why I was trying to shut you up.
     

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