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by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 pm
I'm left with the view that you are simply not a reliable or credible witness.
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by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Update on car parking at Kingston University. It is possible to park all day for £2.70 on Saturday and Sunday at the Fassett Road car park. Parking is around 100 spaces, first come first served. Friday is also possible after 4.30pm but the car park is full until people start leaving at 5.00pm. Parki...
by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:36 am
You've broken your political neutrality to confirm you are happy with Zurab
He was the only candidate for ECU President and was voted in almost unanimously.
by John Foley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

can you comment on the suggestion that Zurab is a thug and a bully or is he a re-formed character? I've always found Zurab to be open and honest with a sense of humour. He gets on with people and is doing a good job. He has attracted many dynamic people to support the ECU which is growing rapidly. ...
by John Foley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am
you might explain why your favoured candidate was a good choice.
My favoured candidate was Zurab Azmaiparishvili. He has done an excellent job over the last four years in growing ECU as a separate brand. I was there for the ECU not for the FIDE Congress.
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JT if you do not believe me, I cannot help you further. On any definition of "independence" there should be no beneficial connection between the parties. Hence proving independence is equivalent to proving a negative - a fruitless exercise. To move the discussion forwards, why don't you tell us why ...
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Do you still claim you are independent of all the candidates?
I won't repeat myself.
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30777

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Without these fine people, the Batumi Olympiad would not have taken place. Is there a collective term for Arbiters?
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Justin, the pertinent question is whether Arkady works for Vladimir.
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 18
Views: 1183

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

I suggest putting car parking details on the website somewhere. The one off Penrhyn road is a bit confusing to get to (as is the one near the station)and you don't want to circumnavigate the one-way system too much! The big car parks next to the shopping centres do get full at weekends sometimes. H...
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I thought you were backing Makro and assisting his campaign. JT, if you were to read the thread you would see that I was not connected with the ECF delegation and nor was I part of any campaign group. As an official with the ECU, I refrain from expressing political opinions. I had conversations wit...
by John Foley
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

John, you might like to reflect on your choice of candidate and their policies. JT, the ECF Board decides which FIDE presidential candidate to support. To remind you of its clear and principled grounds: the Board felt unable to support the candidacy of Arkady Dvorkovich, or anyone connected with it...
by John Foley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Both major candidates had stalls at the Olympiad. There were speeches at the Assembly. Sure, but where was the opportunity to ask questions in public of each of the candidates assembled together prior to the election? The nearest thing we got to this during the Congress was at a conference New Gove...
by John Foley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think Dvorkovich pitching the gifts and entertainment at a level he could defend if he had to, which is what you'd expect from someone with his background. Paul is correct, this was a streamlined operation, fully deniable. The party invitation didn't say who it was from. In the UK, election publi...
by John Foley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8699

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

John Foley works for Malcolm. As an independent service provider, I have collaborated with Malcolm and CSC for many years on the London Chess Conference and other chess and education events. I was in Batumi as Secretary of the ECU Education Commission. I spoke to Arkady about chess in schools and h...