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by Mike Truran
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261604

Re: Media comments on chess

Oho?
by Mike Truran
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: New National Blitz event

I'm planning to get the event launched tomorrow ready to take entries, assuming I don't break down.
As you don't drive, presumably mentally?
by Mike Truran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4858

Re: County Championship Finals

I was there to present the prizes, and I agree the playing conditions weren’t great. No promises (money is tight as always), but we’ll see if anything can be done for next year.
by Mike Truran
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rapidplay dates: clarification
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Rapidplay dates: clarification

If people were minded to do a bit of investigation with their colleagues as to how many teams might support a one-day team event and how much people might be willing to pay, I would happily undertake to try to find a suitable venue. In the absence of a two-day event, you don't need me to tell you th...
by Mike Truran
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rapidplay dates: clarification
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Rapidplay dates: clarification

We’ve gone for a straight individual event in the end. There wasn’t much enthusiasm from past captains for the suggested new format and the previous format was financially unsustainable - and probably financially even worse this year because of the ECC clash. So we’ve invested the intended team priz...
by Mike Truran
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19753

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Roger Your post could possibly be construed as being a little ambiguous to the inattentive reader. I believe you mean (although please correct me if I'm wrong) that "the J4NCL comes immediately to mind" as an event that has been designed NOT "to thwart the efforts of junior clubs". In the spirit of ...
by Mike Truran
Sat May 26, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 9037

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

More precisely, it's the Word document at the bottom of the page.
by Mike Truran
Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ray Starkie
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Ray Starkie

Dreadful news. I knew Ray for for more than forty years, and had many fine encounters with him over the chess board. He has been taken from us all too soon, and will be sorely missed.

As would be expected, very nice words from Gerard.
by Mike Truran
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18836

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Tried that, but my tablet wouldn't let me. Bloody technology.
by Mike Truran
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18836

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

i think Alex's colleagues on the Board would share your astonishment. it's certainly an objective, but is certainly not the raison d'etre.

Sorry - don't know how to do a circumflex.
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18836

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

That is the link.

Please net off the income line.
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18836

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

£72,000? I don’t think so.

Please have another look at the numbers.
by Mike Truran
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18836

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I thought 2018.
by Mike Truran
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Revised Papers
Replies: 39
Views: 2273

Re: Revised Papers

PS Many thanks to all Council members who attended and contributed so constructively to the various debates.