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by Andrew Zigmond
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hang on, surely the money has been put forward by a private sponsor at a privately organised event. The sponsor can spend the money on whatever they like. Which is not to say I disagree with what you are saying but this is not public money.
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

I personally thought that the minutes were very detailed and allowed me to understand a few things a lot better. We can't compare the record of card votes with anything we have previously because such a summary has never been published before. I understand the primary role of the voting register off...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1389

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

"you can tell it is not an ECF event because no-one has objected to it being in London " Brilliant. I may have mentioned here before that I found a report before the formation of the BCF (in 1904) that Yorkshire objected to the preliminary meeting being held in London! The objection only really com...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4188

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

So we're already on three pages moaning about juniors but only two about chess development and attracting new players to the game. I find that very telling.
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4188

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

The irony is that if some people really detest playing juniors that much there are plenty of leagues and congresses where you don't have to worry about being paired against one.
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

This thread appears to have lost its way already. Statistics are interesting but this discussion needs to be about strategy and ideas for chess development and how the ECF can provide some muscle to get behind it. Doesn't strategy start with assessing where you are, including in relation to your pe...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

This thread appears to have lost its way already. Statistics are interesting but this discussion needs to be about strategy and ideas for chess development and how the ECF can provide some muscle to get behind it.
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4188

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I'm not sure where Mr Edwards and others play chess but I spend a reasonable amount of time working with young players and I have never seen any of the behaviour described. I have seen the very odd isolated incident over the years but to suggest it is rife is ridiculous. I could make a list of atroc...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

I can only find the Gambian Chief Arbiter listed in the voting register as representing Hastings. I struggle to think of a reason why that body should have any genuine objection to a new Junior Director, or has Alex upset someone else. Personality clashes aside, congresses voting on non congress is...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

I've now had the chance to digest the paper in detail. In some ways there is very little here that hasn't already been suggested or indeed tried already (the paper acknowledges some examples). A fair few ideas are things I've actually tried locally, with limited success. Which takes me on to Ben's c...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Thanks to all those volunteers who gave up their time to attend the meeting today. It doesn't sound like there was much drama and I'm looking forward to hearing how the chess development strategy is going to work in real terms. Very kind of you to say so Andrew. Nick and I had a discussion about wh...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Heard from a couple of people privately that felt Tim was an unsuitable candidate. I personally wasn't impressed by Adrian as a candidate. Would be happy to eat humble pie on that once Adrian gets into the role, but if I had a personal vote (all of the organisations I represented, either directly o...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Adrian Elwin 147, Tim Wall 135, not this candidate 5. Close then. Any impressions as to why the meeting or proxies preferred Adrian? Nigel Short on Twitter (possibly getting his information from here) has blamed it on the `defamatory` tweet he made about the FIDE elections. He also notes with glee ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

In all fairness to Chris (and I'm well aware we differ on issues such as OMOV and proxies for ECF meetings) he genuinely impressed me more then anyone else there, and has my full support in his work as Director of Women's Chess. I actually agree with Chris on the need for constitutional reform alth...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3866

Re: ECF AGM 2018

D Lawson 277 2 M.Truran 286 0 Alex H 281 6 C Fegan 279 1 M.gunn 272 5 M.Pein 240 7 G Chair 276 1 Finance Chair 261 1 Audit 267 1 Mike Truran clearly most popular Chris Fegan also did remarkably well given the the comments he's made about the council system and those within it in recent years.