Over on the club forum, which you should all be a member of but just in case, there are a number of notices regarding upcoming BKA events and our attempts to 'organise' our participation in them.
This years Bowden takes place on the 5th and 6th of June in Reading again. If you would like to state your interest in participating or even coming along to watch [if there is room] then please make a note on the message or speak to Joe or Oscar, preferably tonight or next Wednesday.
Also there is a referee seminar on June the 19th in Stoke. It's £15, pay on the day and doors open 9:00am for a 10:00am start. I think it'll finish around 4ish. Attendance is a grading requirement for Sandan and above. However there is a lot to be learned about shiai and competition from these courses. If you're perhaps interested in seeing how these things go and the thought of travelling to the Bowden just to watch is daunting then Stoke may be a better option and you may get to take part as well. Usually refereeing requires a match to take place so if you are not refereeing you may actually be fencing, or observing so it's a good gig for any level.
Again, expressions of interest on the forum, Joe or Dave tonight.