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by Paul McKeown
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 26
Views: 2489

Re: Who is our next Adams?

It is rather funny how Shreyas Royal gets all the attention. He is an enormous talent, of course, but I would also name Nishchal Thatte and Verma Schlok in the same age category. If you want to go very young, I would suggest Patrick Damodaran, started playing tournaments at the age of four, now a ve...
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Club bank accounts

The way it works is that A raises a transaction or set of transactions. B or C or D must then authorise the transaction before any funds are transferred. All have PIN terminals to verify identity.
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15029

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There are various ECF school events which do support girls (and boys) aged 12-18: Andrew Martin runs an excellent girls team tournament for schools (open to mixed as well as girls schools). The teams are of 3 players. More details of the ECF National Schools Girls’ Under 19 Chess Championships (spo...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15029

Re: Director of Women's Chess

If a group of silent morose men want to sit hunched over boards at the cheapest hovel they can afford and shh anybody who dares breathe we can't stop them. Instead we should focus on creating chess playing environments fit to attract new players. I totally agree with you, that venues are a key fact...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15029

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:07 pm
I agree with Paul and believe, as I suspect he does, that a distinction should be drawn between girls and women.
Roger, can you explain what distinction you see that should be drawn?

I suspect that making the game more attractive to women would also make it more attractive to girls.
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15029

Re: Director of Women's Chess

--Text omitted-- The reference to "nerdy men" also chimes with me as I've spoken to several women who have spoken of most men chess players being seemingly devoid of almost all social skills. Which is why we're drawn to chess - a social activity requiring silence. More should be done to sell the ga...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15029

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I only became aware of this a couple of days ago, when I read a few posts on John Upham's interesting and informative British Chess News . Happily several women took part in that discussion. However, of course, there were also a number of men and/or boys, who spent the time moaning about their imagi...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Club bank accounts

Life must be very different down in the opulent South. ... The idea that there would ever be enough money in the account to be worth absconding for a licentious weekend in, say, Amsterdam is absurd. Admittedly, Richmond Juniors is, I imagine, currently larger and more active than most other chess c...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Club bank accounts

With Lloyds I found that the only way to get anything done was with the help of an experienced and willing member of the branch staff. Communicating with their business department was Byzantine at best. Admittedly they were laying off thousands of back office staff and demerging at the time. Perhaps...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Club bank accounts

Barclays offer multiple signatories, with dual authorisation or all signatories authorisation required. Complex mandates with other signing is possible. Banking for community accounts is free. Most things are possible online with a PIN terminal. They are generally responsive and helpful, but their i...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 88
Views: 7420

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Carl, your memory must be playing tricks. I have never "taken a break", as you put it, "again". I don't see the point, though, in rehashing one of the earliest points in a thread, simply because a poster can't remember or be bothered to read what he has posted before. As for our correspondent from S...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 88
Views: 7420

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Roger, except for creating a new entry in the ECF grading list. We have already beaten this topic to death at the start of this whole thread. I will leave the thread here, as it is now in danger of becoming yet another forum deja vu all over again retread.
by Paul McKeown
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 88
Views: 7420

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Grandmother. Suck eggs. Running the Richmond Rapidplays, Richmond Blitz tournaments and various junior events, naturally I submit regular FIDE rating reports, and am aware of Swiss Mangler producing TRF06, indeed use it each time I need to submit a FIDE rating report. The information required in a F...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 88
Views: 7420

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

For the experts, though, here is a question. Is there a way to get a full report (or a means to export the data) on all the players in an event, with all the entered data provided, including name, id, FIDE id, grade, rating, gender, club, date or birth, etc? Or even better, that plus all the games ...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 5258

Re: FIDE internal fighting

FIDE is imminently threatened with the loss of all its banking facilities, due to the dubious friends that FIDE's President has made and continues to make. Call me ridiculously old-fashioned and idealistic, but is this not the type of situation in which a President for Life apologises for his mistak...