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by John Upham
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1520

Re: What do I do?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Hello.
I have got government's go fo establishing a chess club. What's the next step?
Any suggestion is welcome



Obtain a venue that is available at useful hours and is affordable.

J.
by John Upham
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: EPSCA archives
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: EPSCA archives

Jon Tait wrote:Does anyone have records of old EPSCA competitions, going back to the 1970s? I'm specifically interested in the 1974 (?) final match which Ernehale (Arnold, Nottingham) lost to some team or other.



Peter Purland is someone worth asking about this.

John
by John Upham
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?

Well on a directly year basis there's also simple bad luck. In general though the demographics just aren't good from here on. Potentially very big crash due in 10-15 years. (Well, maybe London manages to keep its player base younger.). London Chess League had 900 active players in 2016 - 2017 (play...
by John Upham
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Geoff Chandler wrote:Hi,


Pickett writes: 'the famous Eccles' and nothing more.

Any idea to what he is referring too. I cannot find the original game or even the players anywhere.



Could it be something to do with a Goons character?

Intriguing.
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

I note with considerable disappointment that : Publicity Manager – Vacancy Email I am sure that this is a coincidence but the word Vacancy appeared following the cancellation of the Player of the Year Award 2017. Mark Jordan was doing a great job for the ECF and it is a shame that he has been replac...
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 8512

Re: Court case

Michael Farthing wrote:John,

Is there any truth in the rumour that you are to be co-opted on to the Board as "Director of Leaks" ?


Yes, main my source is met regulary in an underground car park and is known as "Shallow Throat".
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 8512

Re: Court case

A long standing (and highly regarded) member of Guildford Chess Club and significant person within the environs of Surrey chess has severed all connections from the chess world following disagreement regarding CCFs standing in Surrey chess and the hosting of county matches etc. There is little appet...
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:Would it be fair to say that the only candidate that cared about the award was judged to have campaigned too hard and too effectively?



I would agree with that.

Take note Teresa May !
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"
Replies: 15
Views: 1373

Re: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"

Michael Farthing wrote:
John Upham wrote:
And Governance Committee Member of the Year...


It would seem you are party to unannounced infomation :wink:


I have many friends in low places.
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

IM Jack Rudd wrote:David Howell, Gawain Jones and Jovanka Houska were the other three.



Thanks Jack, So just these seven names then ?
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Richard Haddrell

I'm informed that the ECF is due to receive a gift of £400K from the estate of Richard Haddrell.

This is very welcome development.

Do we know which fund / account the gift will be paid to?
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"
Replies: 15
Views: 1373

Re: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"

Michael Farthing wrote:Umm.

And then Organiser of the Year...

And then Nexus of the Year...



And Governance Committee Member of the Year...
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Can someone do me a favour and post the list of nominated players who appeared on the list?

I recall Shreyas Royal, Michael Adams, Keith Arkell and Nigel Short as a starter for ten.
by John Upham
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4338

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Following a conversation with a senior ECF person it would appear that the issue which was deemed to be inappropriate revolved around ECF members who are were considered to be too young to be capable of voting sensibly (whatever that means) who were voting for a friend of theirs. The question was es...
by John Upham
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help me!!
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Help me!!


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