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by Jovanka Houska
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16784

Re: My Story

It has saddened me immensely to see Sabrina be forced to defend herself in such a way, no-one should be made to feel so desperate that they have been driven to justify themselves so publicly like this. Sabrina is one of the most committed chess persons I know, passionate and enthusiastic and she has...
by Jovanka Houska
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 18070

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

No-one at the CCA feels they are above the rules. It is others who have been using this argument of accreditation in order to discredit us in some way. It is also grossly unfair that suddenly we are subjected to this all this scrutiny when it seems that the people in power can pick and choose who ac...
by Jovanka Houska
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 18070

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

Why don't you all turn the scrutiny the other way, if sabrina says she is accredited and has the necessary documentation to prove it. Lets trust her and ask the question: So Why is Sabrina not on the list? Another point, is that where are all the top coaches on these lists? Why are the top trainers ...
by Jovanka Houska
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 18070

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

I am not going to argue about our choice of the word "at" because it is now perfectly clear what we meant. Suffice to say I can most certainly confirm that no coaching will be taking place at the venue. The organisers have said no and we respect their wishes. There should be no further discussion on...
by Jovanka Houska
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 18070

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

I have been following this thread and some of the posts have made uncomfortable reading. Firstly some of these "general" criticisms of riding roughshod over established rules, piggy-backing onto a tournament , rogue trader statements maybe aimed in a general manner but on a thread about our in-tourn...
by Jovanka Houska
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's In-Tournament Training
Replies: 319
Views: 24496

Re: Women's In-Tournament Training

I am not interested in arguing about the existence of women's chess, I feel it is counter-productive and leads nowhere. In fact on a theoretical level I even agree with Louise! :) However, there is a big problem. In reality, there is a massive under-representation of women and girls playing in chess...