Carl Hibbard wrote:Anyone got any further news on what is happening with this one as the new term approaches?
The Times Chess Correspondent wrote:MEANWHILE IT SHD ALSO BE POINTED OUT THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE LIVE FEES ARE GOING TO COVER THE DELIVERY COSTS OF THE HOLLOID PLASTIC CHESS SETS FOR UK SCHOOLS ( WHICH ARE BEING GIVEN FREE BY HOLLOID APART FROM THE DELIVERY COSTS) -SO ANYONE WHO PAYS CAN BE SURE THEIR MONEY IS GOING TO A VERY GOOD CAUSE.
Roger de Coverly wrote:Carl Hibbard wrote:Anyone got any further news on what is happening with this one as the new term approaches?
Here's a snippet in the comments from
http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/engla ... -memorial/
Sorry about the CAPSThe Times Chess Correspondent wrote:MEANWHILE IT SHOULD ALSO BE POINTED OUT THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE LIVE FEES ARE GOING TO COVER THE DELIVERY COSTS OF THE HOLLOID PLASTIC CHESS SETS FOR UK SCHOOLS (WHICH ARE BEING GIVEN FREE BY HOLLOID APART FROM THE DELIVERY COSTS) - SO ANYONE WHO PAYS CAN BE SURE THEIR MONEY IS GOING TO A VERY GOOD CAUSE.
Alex Holowczak wrote:If the idea behind it was to help fund Chess for Schools, then given his experience, he would have made it crystal clear that this was the case right from the start of the event.
Staunton Round 1 report wrote:Predictably enough, there have been a few termitic tantrums about the derisory Â£5 charge being made to view the games, but given that the provision of live game relays is costing the tournament several thousands of pounds, it seems only reasonable that those who use this service should make some contribution to its cost.
They are planning on having a â€˜BIGâ€™ launch in London in October, where they will be inviting all the London Mapâ€™s, London schools, major news networks and radio coverage, but will not be giving out any actual chess sets! They will then be planning to start the roll out to all schools, at 1 LEA per week, taking about 48 weeks to complete! This is still to be confirmed by Holloidâ€™s that this is definitely the way they intend to go.
The last information we had was that Holloidâ€™s would be looking to send all the sets for each LEA to a central location, such as a storage unit / yard, and then invite the schools to collect their sets in their own time within a given time scale, for example, of 2 weeks.
We are looking into a better form of distribution from the storage yards, and an example of something we are considering would be to then arrange for the sets once in each LEA to be distributed and sent to local chess clubs, we can then invite the schools to attend the chess club nearest them, on the same day and time , to collect their sets. This will help build foundations between the schools and the clubs, and it is hoped that new members of the chess club from the school clubs will be gained and a support network established.
John Upham wrote:As far as I know, no new sets have been made since the initial tranche of 500 a number of months ago. My guess is that there are no more sets to give out since most of the 500 have been given away.
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