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by JulianClissold
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The North South Divide (?)
Replies: 52
Views: 5093

Re: The North South Divide (?)

Threads about the North-South Divide provide tricky territory. There are a lot of variables, some of which probably are more about economics and politics than chess. I wouldn't want to attempt to cover some of the ground covered by this thread to date. I am not as sanguine as Phil (Adams), who I cou...
by JulianClissold
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The National Schools Championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: The National Schools Championship

I write this as one of the team who ran the ECF National Schools Under 11 in 2013 and is involved with others in running the equivalent tournament this year. I also have many years involvement in the EPSCA National Schools Tournament, running zonals and controlling in semi-finals and finals. First o...
by JulianClissold
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What is the ECF for?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: What is the ECF for?

Jack Rudd thinks that the discussion about the NED post is just General Waffle and wants to know what EPSCA is doing. What are EPSCA trying to do? Are you succeeding in doing that? What would you say the intrinsic value of your aims is to the rest of English chess? The question is a fair one and I w...
by JulianClissold
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum
Replies: 29
Views: 15316

Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Andrew just voted. I will ask people at my club and my juniors to add their names to the list. Hope to see you at the Under 11 National Schools this year, after the problems we had last year. We have simplified the format and will run a one day event in Manchester. The Prospectus will be out around ...
by JulianClissold
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What is the ECF for?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: What is the ECF for?

The NED should bring to the table a clear vision of the sort of organisation that ECF should be, and a clear understanding of the way it should operate. I have suggested two dimensions to this: (i) the need to collaborate with those in and around chess; (ii) the need to take a chess-wide perspective...
by JulianClissold
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What is the ECF for?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

Re: What is the ECF for?

Jack Rud: Er, how do you propose to have this happen? Most of the chess organizations I have dealings with in England want to talk on their own behalf, not have the ECF talk for them, even if their purposes happen to be aligned. And given the wide range of organizations we have in the country, there...
by JulianClissold
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What is the ECF for?
Replies: 35
Views: 3990

What is the ECF for?

In periods of uncertainty or even crisis, when the "normal" activity of an organisation becomes questioned, listening to the noise that is created begins to sound like random babble. It lacks coherence, argument, purpose and structure. The "noise" around the ECF Board at the moment must appear to ou...
by JulianClissold
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

To Ken Norman and David Sedgwick Firstly your dialogue proves to me that I still have a lot to learn about chess. I guess I was really unaware of the wealth and depth of activity in Senior Chess as I said - my loss - and secondly I will look again at this and the Durham event. I am quietly pleased t...
by JulianClissold
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

Ken
Thanks for the two events. Do you have a website for these events, entry, eligibility etc.
Julian
by JulianClissold
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

Ken Yes sorry. Quite right to query my post. I used Senior as opposed to Junior. I did not mean to imply chess for the over 60's. So I run two or three Manchester Congresses every year, I run two Bolton Chess Congresses every year, I run a Bury Congress every year. In between that I have helped at L...
by JulianClissold
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

John Thanks for noting that the post seems to have morphed into a discussion about senior chess! No doubt one day I will sign up. I recently became a grandfather and when Mia Clissold starts to play chess with her Dad (Ben) I might make a concession to my age and join a senior national tournament. Y...
by JulianClissold
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

Keeping up with a Forum is hard work! I will try and respond to all the overnight queries. Apologies if this time I do not respond to each one individually against the named inquirer. Firstly if I do not get the post...well I won't be surprised, hurt or disappointed, toys will stay in the pram. But ...
by JulianClissold
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

I was pleased with the Silver Membership idea as a compromise. But it still only speaks to those children who would join anyway. If the National Schools Under 19 , which richard Haderell runs with such enthusiasm, is forced to be ECF members only, some schools who only get to play one round because ...
by JulianClissold
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

Jack This afternoon I was in a school in Bolton with twenty children (9 year olds) who still do not know how to castle (I hope they are a bit better informed now). But they love chess, they cannot get enough of it; some of them would play all day if they could. On Saturday I will be at a Manchester ...
by JulianClissold
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold
Replies: 38
Views: 5026

Re: ECF Post of Non-Executive Director: Julian Clissold

To Matthew Turner Matthew's Question:What do you think is the role of a non-executive Director and how well do you think the incumbents have performed this role? Thanks for the question. Formally the Non Executive Director listens to the Board and advises and guides. I would seek an an active approa...