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by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I edited the word conservative before Andrew replied because I thought it might cause confusion in the sense fiscal conservative. I do not understand the relevance of Andrew's comments on Yorkshire chess. My point was that the majority of club/ league stalwarts want things to stay as they have alwa...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I only mentioned it to point out that it would be wrong to characterise the board as in dispute with a conservative English Chess establishment. Unfortunately there is a conservative English Chess establishment in my view. It doesn't really get to rear its head fully at council very often because c...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
From the minutes of the most recent board meeting, which was held prior to the finance council meeting.
It was noted that comments had been made on the ECF forum
Sic!

ECF Board howler, not Andrew's.
Well spotted. I simply copied and pasted from the minutes themselves.
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

From the minutes of the most recent board meeting, which was held prior to the finance council meeting. It was noted that comments had been made on the ECF forum in relation to membership growth being overestimated for the next two years’ budgets’ and it was expected that this would be raised at the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri May 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Carl/ Jack - would it be possible to have a special thread for Nick Faulks and J T Melsom to carve bits off each other so we can get back to discussing how ECF membership income could be spent? If expressing my viewpoint gets me a bit of trolling and insults from Paul and Justin it's a price I'm hap...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu May 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

My other point remains valid; we know what bronze and silver members don't want their money spent on but we seem to be no nearer finding out what they might like it spent on. This sentence summarises the unbridgeable gap between the two sides of this argument. Andrew's view, evidently shared by the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3280

Re: National Stages 2019

I was not even commenting on a game of chess dispute a long time ago so why are you raising it again Andrew? you ought to take up your complaints with the Surrey board with them directly. I have seen nobody from the Surrey board posting such matters against you. I assumed that particular incident w...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I'm starting to think we should mirror Soheil's English Language thread with one for people to patiently explain things to Andrew. Hopefully we will get through this eventually and can get back to the substantive discussion. I might be many things Paul but don't ever have the temerity to suggest I'...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Following the posts above, in particular the one from Michael Farthing, I will just make one further comment and that is that much of my approach towards Angus derives from a post on this forum directed towards Mike Truran (Jack quickly removed it but I saw it). I've been the subject of Mike's ire a...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent. It's already spoken for to finance the Office and International teams. The proposal was to cap the amount of member's money spent on international teams at a certain amount. The question of how the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent.
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Equally, why is an individual gold member so obsessed to keep it secret? I'm sorry, Andrew, but you are getting very angry about a representative expecting to be told about how his constituents money is being spent and more to the point how the executive of the ECF is implementing policies determin...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Or perhaps there should be a line beyond which matters remain confidential. Ultimately the job of council is Well, there's a divergence of opinion on that; however, if Council passes a motion, then the relevant ECF Director has to comply, and that is what Angus is saying And what action is taken ag...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3280

Re: National Stages 2019

i'm hoping lancs get no teams to the final stages this year. Just because of the actions of a solitary player! I'm well aware my name is second only to his as muck in Surrey due to my absolute temerity of trying to handle that dispute fairly and impartially, as opposed to bending over to Surrey's d...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 157
Views: 6850

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Rewinding to 2007ish (if memory serves) and an England under performance at the Olympiad, Leonard Barden absolutely castigated the BCF (as was) in the Guardian for not making international chess their top priority, instead spending the time chewing the cud over the failed Northern Membership Scheme...