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by Phil Ehr
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 13951

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

Sean, Abrupt departures over email and public screen correspondence demonstrate extreme dysfunction. Lessons are surely there to be identified and learned. The stated reasons for your resignation are directed at my leadership and performance as Chief Executive. That’s unfortunate. Council will have ...
by Phil Ehr
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins
Replies: 140
Views: 22508

Re: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins

ECU President Silvio Danailov is meeting with Council and Board members Friday evening, 11th April in Central London. The format will be determined after the number of guests is set. RSVPs are due tomorrow to the ECF office. http://www.englishchess.org.uk/meetings-with-fide-and-ecu-presidential-cand...
by Phil Ehr
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Meeting of 19 January 2014 - Draft Minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Board Meeting of 19 January 2014 - Draft Minutes

DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE BOARD These Draft Minutes are subject to change and approval by the ECF Board. They are posted in the usual place: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/about-2/minutes/ Phil Ehr ECF Chief Executive Draft Minutes of the 80th Board Meeting of the English ...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 55774

Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

These Draft Minutes are subject to change and approval by the ECF Board. Phil Ehr ECF Chief Executive DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE BOARD Draft Minutes of the 81st meeting of the English Chess Federation Board on Saturday 8th February, 2014, at 18.00 at Exmouth Arms, Starcross ...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Consultation on the upcoming ECU and FIDE elections
Replies: 49
Views: 6855

Re: Consultation on the upcoming ECU and FIDE elections

Does anyone know how the meeting with Azmaiparashvili went? The meeting went well, with a frank exchange on what I believe were the toughest questions generated with help from the Forum. I would like to wait for a similar meeting with Silvio Danailov before sharing impressions with the full Board, ...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Consultation on the upcoming ECU and FIDE elections
Replies: 49
Views: 6855

Re: Consultation on the upcoming ECU and FIDE elections

I'd much rather ask about policies, resources, visions and the future. So far, they seem to be eclipsed by personal character issues. Is this a fair set of questions for Zurab Azmaiparashvili? 1. Many believe that you are not a good ambassador for chess due to accounts of past misdeeds. Those accoun...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Reporting of Board meetings
Replies: 128
Views: 19460

Re: ECF Reporting of Board meetings

Roger, The imbedded paper is a Google Doc. It is my working copy of questions for the candidate. The input is from multiple sources. Because I thought it was useful, I cut David Sedgwick's question from the comment he submitted and pasted into the imbedded document. In response to your comment, I ad...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Reporting of Board meetings
Replies: 128
Views: 19460

Re: ECF Reporting of Board meetings

Jack Rudd has been tasked with being the moderator. So far the submissions, both of them, have been posted anonymously. I don't know if that is policy, or just the way it happened. The ECF did ask me if they could create a fully moderated section here for themselves, each post would have needed to ...
by Phil Ehr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Reporting of Board meetings
Replies: 128
Views: 19460

Re: ECF Reporting of Board meetings

Thank you for your scrutiny of ECF Board minutes. Minutes from 22 November and 16 December are now published. Your complaints here should not have been necessary. The delay in publishing minutes is entirely down to me. I apologised to the Board and will apologise to Council in April. All of the Boar...
by Phil Ehr
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Phil Ehr - Candidacy for ECF Chief Executive
Replies: 26
Views: 3954

Re: Phil Ehr - Candidacy for ECF Chief Executive

The ECF needs effective leadership and the right blend of innovation and stability to advance our mission to ‘promote chess in all its forms as an attractive means of cultural and personal advancement and to foster the highest level of achievement in the game.’ My life’s journey and service a...
by Phil Ehr
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections - Statement by Malcolm Pein
Replies: 77
Views: 11083

Re: ECF Elections - Statement by Malcolm Pein

Martin, The ‘IBM’ presentation of analysis is indeed a pedantic ‘science project’ that does not warrant obsession. We are stewards of Chess. Improving the image of the chess community and the income for chess is the aim. Ethics require that I disclose my growing links with CSC, for example. ...
by Phil Ehr
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections - Statement by Malcolm Pein
Replies: 77
Views: 11083

Re: ECF Elections - Statement by Malcolm Pein

Perhaps take a idea from MPs and have a Register of outside interests. Yes, I think the ECF should have this. If any ECF Officer receives income from a chess source this should be publicly listed so that everything is seen to be above board. I notice that on his election thread, Phil Ehr has said t...
by Phil Ehr
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Brooklyn Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Brooklyn Castle

Tired of election posturing? Me too. Three more days of it until the AGM. Here’s immediate relief: http://www.pbs.org/pov/brooklyncastle/interview.php This 34-minute interview with Katie Dellamaggiore, producer of the inspiring documentary, Brooklyn Castle, explains well the special attributes of ...
by Phil Ehr
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Phil Ehr - Candidacy for ECF Chief Executive
Replies: 26
Views: 3954

Re: Phil Ehr - Candidacy for ECF Chief Executive

Pure membership sounds simple, but two practical impediments spring to mind. Can we afford the information technology needed to ease the burden on congress organisers and the ECF office? How do welcome foreign players into English congresses? You could add the ECF demanding an annual membership fee...
by Phil Ehr
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Statement
Replies: 22
Views: 3454

Re: Resignation Statement

Neville served us well. He gave his time and talent generously as Junior Ratings Officer. He knows juniors very well—many socially, and nearly all by their tournament performances. His analysis was refreshing in many ways, but particularly by knowledge of individual matches (e.g., the significance...