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by David Sedgwick
Tue May 30, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 188
Views: 5132

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

I am a volunteer, but volunteers can still get reimbursement. By "paid commensurately" I meant in the context similar to the amount of money I receive for doing similar work for other events. I wasn't exactly talking Barbados retirement money... Oh dear - check this with HMRC. It is legit...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 22, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug

Mick Norris wrote:It is on the ECU Twitter feed as Oslo

The ECU Calendar for 2018 at http://www.europechess.org/calendar/2018-2/ confirms the venue as Oslo, but gives no dates
by David Sedgwick
Sat May 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 254
Views: 9986

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

LawrenceCooper wrote:Assuming it's not a board malfunction 12 Rg1 by Svidler (presumably with the idea of g4-g5) made me smile.

Chris Rice wrote:Me too, I'm guessing White's king is safe enough in the middle, but just wow, what a move.

Mamedyarov thought for a long time, then sacrificed the exchange.
by David Sedgwick
Sat May 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter Final Draw
Replies: 59
Views: 3438

Re: Quarter Final Draw

Great day in the morning! Dave Gilbert, high priest of Kos, must have conjured up the ionospheric weather for the remaining q-final matches being played today. Good luck to Surrey in the U-180 and to Kent in the U-140 & U-100. http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/index.cfm?Org=4 Hey John, don't frig...
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League fixtures meeting
Replies: 26
Views: 1102

Re: League fixtures meeting

Mick Norris wrote:If anyone can point me at a fixtures programme that would work out the fixtures, I'd be very grateful.

Surrey have one. I suggest that you contact SCCA Administrative Director Peter Lawrence. (http://www.scca.co.uk/SCCA/SCCA_Pers.html)
by David Sedgwick
Tue May 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 188
Views: 5132

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

If OMOV were adopted, you could prevent one individual gathering lots of proxy votes by use of a voting trust structure, where the member of the ECF for Companies Act purposes would be a trustee who would hold a special share entitling him to, say, 10,0000 votes which could only be voted as directe...
by David Sedgwick
Tue May 16, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 127
Views: 9632

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Presumably the 2016 accounts will be published for the 2017 General Assembly meetings (whenever in 2017 they take place) Please see http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10180-88th-fide-congress.html for a recent announcement about the dates and venue of the FIDE Congress 2017. ...
by David Sedgwick
Tue May 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?
Replies: 188
Views: 5132

Re: Poll: Is the ECF doing a good job?

I do think the voting system needs looking at and either the number of votes increased such that it becomes 1 member 1 vote or reduced such that those present at the meetings only have a few votes each at most. I really don't like the system where individuals can cast large numbers of votes as they...
by David Sedgwick
Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: European Women's Championship 2015
Replies: 161
Views: 14969

Re: European Women's Championship 2015

In case anyone wondered who is on the ACP board: Emil Sutovsky "the nine board members are: IO Jeroen van den Berg (Netherlands), GM Alex Colovic (FYROM), WGM/FA Aleksandra Dimitrijevic (BIH), IO Yuri Garrett (Italy), GM Abhijit Kunte (India), WGM Anastasia Savina (Russia), GM Emil Sutovsky (I...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 115
Views: 14545

Re: Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation

I doubt the ECF or English chess players had much enthusiasm for either candidate. Well ah cough (and apologies to David for mentioning it). My guess is that the ECF had considerable enthusiasm for Danailov, who was generally viewed as the Kasparov candidate. Nick overstates things. The ECF support...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 15, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Suspension of Iran
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: FIDE Suspension of Iran

Surely a suspension on this magnitude necessitates a formal notification to all member federations? Has that happened? It's believed that the statement on the FIDE website was parallel to an email to Federations. That email has not been reported as rescinded. Roger is correct. The announcement on t...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1317

Re: General Election 2017

Does it matter whether the money goes to HMRC via bankruptcy or as a lost deposit to the Govt? Here's some info about deposits - http://www.democraticaudit.com/2013/10/14/rules-on-election-deposits-create-an-uneven-playing-field-and-protect-the-interest-of-the-largest-parties/ From the link provide...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Suspension of Iran
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: FIDE Suspension of Iran

Iran has not yet been suspended, as IA Shohreh Bayat says. Iran payed most of the money, but is yet to pay by 80 dollars, reportedly. FIDE issued a statement saying that Iran was suspended, we have so far not seen anything to from FIDE since then to say that this has been rescinded though the state...
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1317

General Election 2017

Nominations closed yesterday. The excellent resource at https://candidates.democracyclub.org.uk/numbers/election/parl.2017-06-08/parties gives details of all the candidates, so it's time to start spotting people whom we know. As a mark of club loyalty, I am starting with the President and Secretary ...
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 254
Views: 9986

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Mick Norris wrote:chessbase live

Now also on ChessBomb at https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2017-mo ... grand-prix, for those who prefer that site.

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