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by Alan Kennedy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 1688

Re: Toliet facilities

Julie Denning wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:18 pm
the door opened out strode as fine a specimen of able-bodied manhood as one might expect to find anywhere - and, of course, the first thing I had to do on entering was to put the seat back down!
Are you going to name names or leave us to guess?!
by Alan Kennedy
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best book for a beginner
Replies: 26
Views: 1977

Re: Best book for a beginner

The books by Tim Onions are very good. http://www.witneychess.co.uk/junior_chess_club.htm gives a link to them in particularly 10 ways to succeed in the .....(opening, middlegame and ending) are well worth a read. the other book I would use is winning chess tactics for juniors.
by Alan Kennedy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

the situation with Mrs Basman is not uncommon and yes the Trustee can take the house unless it is solely owned by Mrs Basmaan. There is a particularly helpful article from the citizens advice http://bit.ly/2j7kww1 which summarises my understanding of the legal position. Most interestingly it says Th...
by Alan Kennedy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Arbiter Regulations
Replies: 31
Views: 3701

Re: ECF Arbiter Regulations

Paul Cooksey wrote:Alan is doing his best to provoke me into criticising the ECF.
Oh dear that was not my intention - merely to encourage our CEO.
by Alan Kennedy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Arbiter Regulations
Replies: 31
Views: 3701

Re: ECF Arbiter Regulations

There is no such regulation, nor is it the case that grading would be denied to a league, as the August Board minutes make clear: The proposed regulations had been subject to wide consultation, and are proposed to come into force from 1st September 2016. Discussion centred on the requirement to hav...
by Alan Kennedy
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 9546

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

even if the most charitable way I can can describe some of the documents is immature, and even if I disagree with some of the policies. How does using words like immature add to the debate. It is merely likely to produce a defensive response. I would also suggest as all of the Director's are unpaid...
by Alan Kennedy
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UKCC
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: UKCC

well done hope it goes well.
by Alan Kennedy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

thanks - have been absent but have the following comments: a. the key in vat is who is supplying what to whom. One then has to ask can the recipient reclaim the vat. I would stress that not only am i not an insolvency expert or a vat specialist particualrly as I took a commercial decision to avoid c...
by Alan Kennedy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Anyway how are the meetings going not that I can see any reason why HMRC are not going after the maximum they can under the penalty charge regime. Perhaps Mike cannot post particularly if he also has no computer records. Most insolvency meetings are largely irrelevant to the world at large - the la...
by Alan Kennedy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

JustinHorton wrote:I am not suggesting stoning the man to death. I am suggesting that if he wants to rave he can take the trouble to register and post of his own accord.
It is not what you say but how you say it that creates the effect.
by Alan Kennedy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

JustinHorton wrote:
Andrew Varney wrote:I have been asked by Mike Basman to post the following message on his behalf
"No, do it yourself" would have been a good reply.
I would invite you to show some kindness.
by Alan Kennedy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

“Alan Kennedy is one of the more level headed of the Forumites. An ex-accountant, he nonetheless recognises the shortcomings of his profession. He produces some remarkable statistics; from his post on page 25 of Save the UKCC on 18th September, 2016 he states: ‘… building a small business is extrem...
by Alan Kennedy
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Witney Rapidplay 25 September
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Witney Rapidplay 25 September

thanks for organising this mike. It is very impressive that even though you are CEO of the ECF you still have time to be involved in helping your local junior (and senior) chess.
by Alan Kennedy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 43903

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

JustinHorton wrote:Meanwhile what's Mike up to now?
Hardly being in the background as John Upham suggested.
by Alan Kennedy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board minutes
Replies: 253
Views: 29796

Re: Board minutes

Mike Truran wrote:Outrageous flattery won't get you out of producing the junior certificates for next Sunday's Witney Rapidplay. :twisted:
Mike thanks for the reminder - what will outrageous flattery get me?! :D Well done on the board report and your own election address btw. Both very impressive documents.