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by Angus French
Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

As I have said the board does need to be held to account. At the same time they cannot be expected to divulge every detail, particularly confidential payments to players. No one’s asking for the Board to divulge confidential payments to players. What was requested were expenditure figures for the O...
by Angus French
Tue May 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

My comments on Roger Emerson's report to Gold members can be found here.
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I would rather Justin had quoted the full sentence, I am making an effort to be less confrontational that I might otherwise. But anyway, I think I can guess the part of Roger's report Angus will take issue with, and would consider it selective reporting rather than factual inaccuracy. But I might b...
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

angus -Roger Emerson’s report to Gold members which is grossly misleading. I disagree with you on this matter. it was joint up, well thought out asked for comments before on voting intentions. so what more could I want. it seems there is too much I in team ECF - we volunteer in all sorts of ways fo...
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

angus -Roger Emerson’s report to Gold members which is grossly misleading. I disagree with you on this matter. it was joint up, well thought out asked for comments before on voting intentions. so what more could I want. it seems there is too much I in team ECF - we volunteer in all sorts of ways fo...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 2633

Re: ECF Supporter

Some 2017/18 stats showing counts of members who didn't play a graded game and also averages for the number of graded games played: 3 year memberships may affect these figures a bit - how many of the non-players took out 3 year memberships prior to 2017/18, played in their first year of membership,...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 2633

Re: ECF Supporter

"A couple of directors did ask me about whether I though parents would be interested in social membership, so I think still a live idea." Many parents will possibly think that they are paying over the odds anyway, but there must be some that would pay extra to be supportive. Perhaps they become nor...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 4684

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Well, yes, I can understand how Charlie believes his bid scored higher, based on what he knew about the Longsons bid, but that's rather different to knowing how the respective bids were scored. It also makes the assumption that the bid with most points would automatically win, which probably wasn't...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I think Angus' £1 a year is ignoring what goes on behind the scenes. There were over 2,300 submissions last year from over 150 graders. Surely there is more benefit in that activity than £1 per member. I think I know pretty much what happens and what the volumes are. I've been a local results offic...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 162
Views: 7444

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

… in response to a direct question Council were told that bronze and silver membership does NOT fund international spending. I don’t recall the direct question. I do recall, though, a presentation made by Tim Herring giving an alternative view of the accounts which attempted (crudely in my opinion)...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 4684

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I've not seen your evidence of other bodies being more informative yet either. How much time have I got? You only just asked didn't you? Anyway, the copy I have of the Sports & Recreation Alliance's Voluntary Code for Good Governance (which I quoted from earlier) has this: 6 SIXTH PRINCIPLE - Accou...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 4684

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I'm sure that transparency is an admirable thing, but I think those advocating full disclosure in this instance are wrong. Firstly there are commercial sensitivities - would a re-dacted version really be of interest? Secondly I don't believe it is for a membership organisation to re-run board decis...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 4684

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

The ECF have issued a press release on this matter : https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-academy-statement/ A few comments on the statement... 1. As regards the bid process to run the ECF Academy after 2019, the ECF’s Chairman of Governance Robert Stern has confirmed that he has reviewed the bid pr...
by Angus French
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4904

Re: April Council meeting 2019

My impression was that the eligibility requirement remained. This was also my understanding - i.e. that the part of the proposal to waive the qualification requirement was removed. On a more general point, I was surprised that the pre-announced motion could be replaced without any warning by one to...
by Angus French
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership fees resolution (from NCCU)
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: Membership fees resolution (from NCCU)

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:11 am
The successful England World Teams team had a sponsor.
Yes, it did - significant sponsorship was provided. But why did it cost just £21,000 in total to participate when it must have cost substantially more - well over £30,000 I'd guess - for the Open team to participate at the 2018 Olympiad?