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by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2924

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: 13
Views: 779

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: 46
Views: 2924

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: 3874

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: 13
Views: 779

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: 46
Views: 2924

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: 46
Views: 2924

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: 761

Re: Help me!!

by John Upham
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help me!!
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Help me!!

Are you prepared to pay for it?
by John Upham
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2924

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

That means a small group of determined members can get their candidate a relatively large number of votes. Is this perhaps because those people believe that the player deserves the title of Player of the Year? If you do not want certain players to win then do not include them on the list of nominat...
by John Upham
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2924

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

I wonder if the ECF will take an IAG type stance in revealing the specifics of the problem encountered ?
by John Upham
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2924

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

the result of unacceptable behaviour. Presumably there were attempts from individuals to vote on behalf of other individuals using membership data in the public arena. I would have thought that one email address together with a unique membership ID was sufficient. I'm trying to imagine what is mean...
by John Upham
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ken Wyld (December 1st 1942 - May 30th 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Ken Wyld (December 1st 1942 - May 30th 2017)

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Not to be confused with chess historian Ken Whyld (1926-2003). Were they related?



Their surnames are spelt differently but they did share the same forename so you might be on to something.
by John Upham
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ken Wyld (December 1st 1942 - May 30th 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Ken Wyld (December 1st 1942 - May 30th 2017)

Ken Wyld, former Berkshire Chess Champion (1977), Basingstoke CC secretary and AWE stalwart, died last Tuesday. He had been graded as high as 174 and was a former Battle Of Britain Knockout Finalist. He was twice married, keen on cricket, table tennis and cycling. He had known his clubmate, Roy Ashm...
by John Upham
Thu May 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading of Junior Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 1238

Re: Grading of Junior Tournaments

See http://www.yorkshireparty.org.uk/ for further detail of the FIDE / Yorkshire alliance.

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