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by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 305
Views: 18291

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

In 2006 I was briefly enthused with Bessel Kok's intervention, but unfortunately he fell in with the wrong crowd and his campaign became nothing more than a social jaunt. Isn't the verdict of history that he fought a clean campaign but was overcome by the FIDE establishment's usual support maintain...
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 am
They could be building a very productive relationship with the ECF right now to the benefit of everybody. Instead some strident misunderstanding on their part has led to backs being put up left right and centre.
"Strident" is good
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

However, as you're being criticised here for what you're saying rather than what you're doing, the objection is a specious one.

On top of that, what do you imagine a discussion board is for, if not to discuss?
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:45 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:01 pm
England five up at half-time and yet this thread is so fantastic it's outperforming them
The point I'm making (admittedly not very well) is that increasing women's chess needs to be part of a wider strategy to solve the demographic problem.
Why does it "need" to be?
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

England five up at half-time and yet this thread is so fantastic it's outperforming them
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

So you're complaining about a non-existent situation, yes? And your response to the problem of the vast under-representation of women and girls in chess is to invent scenarios about boys being turned away?

This is a fantastic thread.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:37 pm
I'm all for increasing the number of female chess players but are overall player numbers in this country so healthy that we can afford to turn away men and (in particular) boys?
I wasn't aware that this was happening, can you help us out here?
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Nick Grey wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 pm

we recognise diversity but we do not really need quotas or positive discrimination
Yeah that's the important thing obviously Nick
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 305
Views: 18291

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I mean in all seriousness, good Googling, and people should definitely do this, but I doubt any of us knows the reliability of any of the four stories in the two posts above this one, or the status of the sources which carry them. Still, that's the advantage of contests, each side has an interest in...
by JustinHorton
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Let us assume for a moment that "women's chess" is a thing that requires a Director. It would seem logical that a female Director should be sought, but not essential. Surely, if there is a post, you want the best candidate? I can't be bothered to look it up, but I assume the Director responsible fo...
by JustinHorton
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Ah yes, the Internet Seem
by JustinHorton
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 pm

I think the problem most of us have with Casual Chess is their blithe assumption that the ECF a) has a bottomless pit of reserves and b) that they should be first in the queue to get a slice.
Could you source this assumption, and explain "first in the queue"?
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

All proper questions, and not ones we presently have enough information to answer.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 91
Views: 6890

Re: Director of Women's Chess

"then appointing a man ahead of two qualified female candidates" That's interesting. Who were they? This requirement that, a female captain of the English women's team, be female, shows a misunderstanding of the objectives. It's also possible Stewart that you misunderstand why a consistent pattern o...