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by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

I can't say I agree with Andrew on what the Home Director's priorities should be. The current regulation below. I understand Alex was pressed for time so hope he will be able to expand on the ideas in his address. The start of a new term seems a good moment to review and update. Director of Junior ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

From the perspective of the ECF, there are two issues: 1. Developing the elite juniors. At the moment, if chess clubs didn't exist, we would be negligibly less successful than we are at the moment, because juniors are more or less independent of chess clubs. 2. Retaining healthy numbers of junior p...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

I agree it's the role of clubs to do the leg work rather than the ECF but I think the ECF should provide some sort of structured framework, even if it's only a list of resources and tips for best practice. The biggest problem we have is that gulf that appears at age eleven where players who might ha...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

I was surprised to see Alex standing after standing down early from the Home Director role due to other commitments. Evidently the "other" commitments are to Junior chess organisation. It seems to be an agreed takeover, given the endorsement by the retiring director. Alex has suggested elsewhere th...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Moving on to the Director of Home Chess election; it is frustrating that Adrian Elwin has made no address so it is impossible to know whether he disagrees with Tim Wall on any substantive issue. Having dealt with Adrian a few times as county championships controller and also having played in the wee...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Quite a bit to get stuck into. Starting with the Director of Women's Chess role it is worth noting that this is the first time Chris Fegan has faced a council wide vote and it will be council's chance to either endorse or reject the appointment the board made. It's probably the one election where no...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

The nominations and addresses have been published. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/agm-elections/ Wall vs Elwin (two excellent candidates) confirmed for Director of Home Chess. Interestingly Alex Holowczak is not stepping down from the board but is instead seeking the junior directorate. Equally int...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2603

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

What constitutes a bona fide member and what constitutes a ringer aren't the same question. They are different things. In my experience, people who write this in their rules want the competition to be restricted to genuine members of their club. A ringer, in that context, is not a genuine member of...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2603

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

What constitutes a bona fide member and what constitutes a ringer aren't the same question. They are different things.
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2603

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

I think the problem is that there are two different matters under discussion here. One is (as the title suggests) what a Bona Fide member actually is in strict application of the term and when somebody might not be a Bona Fide member. The other question is whether the Essex controller and the appeal...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2603

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

As a county league controller myself I personally wouldn't rule a player ineligible in these circumstances (but obviously this specific instance is none of my business). I've always viewed rules requiring club membership to be relatively toothless as it's up to individual clubs to decide what consti...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 8490

Re: 2019 British

Torquay is fine. Well done the organisers. I suggest not booking into Fawlty Towers. Hopefully temperatures will be a bit cooler than this summer. Although Fawlty Towers was set in Torquay the building used and the relatively few external scenes were filmed elsewhere (Dorset I think, may be wrong)....
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 8490

Re: 2019 British

The original one was in Liverpool, but I think the guy surfaced for one of the Torquay Britishes and raised the point there as well. The issue but not the person also resurfaced at a Junior 4NCL and an e2e4 Congress, possibly also a BUCA event. Wasn't most or all of the Torquay discussion deleted? ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 8490

Re: 2019 British

Accomodation is booked. See you in Torquay!
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Keeping the National club
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Keeping the National club

The photograph long predates the 4NCL which has largely taken over. Obviously I can't speak for the ECF but if a private individual or group feel they make the national club work I'm sure they would be able to take it on. That said, this time next week candidates for Director of Home Chess should be...