Andrew Camp wrote:Because it's not a sport?
Sean Hewitt wrote:No it isn't.Neil Graham wrote:Chess is not recognised as a sport in the United Kingdom but is recognised as such in every other European country.
Andrew Bak wrote:Â£25M on swimming was money well spent...
Neil Graham wrote:I'm only going on memory from what was said at those BCF Board meetings I attended; perhaps Denmark was mentioned as not recognising chess as a sport? I could spend a deal of time researching this but if you have the information instantly to hand maybe you can advise on this on the lines of how many recognise chess?
Geoff Chandler wrote:Sailing Â£22,942,700
Synchronised Swimming Â£3,398,300
Water Polo Â£2,928.039
See the connection?
They are solid supporters of aquatic sports.
Torquay is by the seaside, lets hold the British Championship in the sea and get a piece of the action.
Neil Graham wrote:You understand now why UK Sport refuses to recognise chess as a sport.
Neil Graham wrote:As we are all aware chess lost its government funding after the 2010 election; had it been recognised as a sport we might have received some funding from UK Sport instead of them squandering government money on handball, synchronised swimming..................etc
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