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by Angus French
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations sought for post of Chairman of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Nominations sought for post of Chairman of Council

Just to say I'm pleased Michael has put himself forward for Chairman of Council. In my view, Michael has made his points very well at Council meetings and does or did excellent jobs representing Silver members and as Voting Register Officer (including tidying up the process to calculate vote entitle...
by Angus French
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 934

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

The EC Forum started life with the blessing of the ECF... For what it's worth, this isn't accurate. The Board agreed there should be a facility through which Directors would make announcements and respond to queries but no proposal for a forum was ever put to or agreed by the Board. Angus, please s...
by Angus French
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 934

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:29 am
The EC Forum started life with the blessing of the ECF...
For what it's worth, this isn't accurate. The Board agreed there should be a facility through which Directors would make announcements and respond to queries but no proposal for a forum was ever put to or agreed by the Board.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

New on the ECF website today: Outcome of a complaint regarding the CEO of the English Chess Federation.

Hopefully, in the interests of transparency, the Board will publish the full report.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6261

Re: Council Papers are out

Draft (I assume) minutes have been published. At a glance they look fair and accurate to me though others who attended may like to confirm. I thought Ursula Wielgosz who attended as an "observer" made a good contribution: volunteering to be one of the tellers when no one else did and asking some per...
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Queen of Katwe' BBC2 Sat 2nd 3.30 p.m.
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: 'Queen of Katwe' BBC2 Sat 2nd 3.30 p.m.

I agree: well worth seeing.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Coming back to the central issue, while my sympathy for Tim Wall is somewhat limited, I note [and I have said this before and so apologise for the repetition] that the dating of Carl Portman's communication remains unexplained. To that extent, I feel Tim has a fair point. Well, there was this: I wo...
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 143
Views: 10785

Re: End of an era

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:38 pm
See here
Hmm... There's no attribution in Keene's piece and I reckon there are similarities with the annotations in Kasparov's My Great Predecessors Part 1 where the McDonnell - La Bourdonnais game is game 1.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Dear Julian... I have pointed out that you and the other Directors who voted at the October 12 Board meeting to uphold the flawed appointment of Carl Portman as Development Officer... Tim, possibly I've missed something but can I ask: how do you know the Board discussed Carl's appointment at its 12...
by Angus French
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 143
Views: 10785

Re: End of an era

Seen on Twitter:
Ray Keene in The Times, 1 November 2019 wrote:Today I announce my retirement from writing The Times chess column.
by Angus French
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12628

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Re Geoff's post of 11:17am today: I wonder what constitutes a top 3 match? If the move played was the engine's fourth move and had the same valuation as the the third move - would that count as a match? And what if the fourth move had a valuation within a margin of the third move's? Could that count...
by Angus French
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I could, without direct evidence, suspect a Director's row in this case about the appointment of the Development Officer, or perhaps the terms of reference for the position. That could have lead to the delayed announcement of the appointment... Well, yes. It might also explain the decision to creat...
by Angus French
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:46 pm
... or b) the complainant being obliged to approve the members of this committee (in theory the complainant might never be satisfied - perhaps the procedure should allow one rejection of any committee with the second selection being binding)...
Who's talking about approval?
by Angus French
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I think Tim has a point. The type of complaint - against the CEO and possibly other Board members - isn't one that's currently envisaged by the Complaints Procedure so arguably Tim, as the complainant, ought to have been consulted about the appointment of an outside adjudication panel. Without comm...
by Angus French
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12092

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I think Tim has a point. The type of complaint - against the CEO and possibly other Board members - isn't one that's currently envisaged by the Complaints Procedure so arguably Tim, as the complainant, ought to have been consulted about the appointment of an outside adjudication panel.