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by Carl Portman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 3020

Re: Development Officer appointment

I will caveat this post by saying that I speak for myself and not on behalf of the ECF. Further It is NOT my intention to use this forum as the official communication platform for the ECF Development Officer. However, since Mr Wall has seen fit to traduce my name, (and by association ECF personnel) ...
by Carl Portman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Chess on the canals

Adam,
It was Volume 81, No.7 October 2016. If you cannot find a copy, PM me with an email address and I am sure I can find a PDF.
Carl
by Carl Portman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 39
Views: 3413

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

I am not sure if this is helpful but when the ECF Accredited Coach Scheme existed (as previously stated, it has been scrapped) I was one of them. My contract was with the school (not the ECF) and if there were to have been any queries about lesson delivery that would be a matter between the two cont...
by Carl Portman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Chess on the canals

Adam, One of my team mates at Banbury chess club lives on a narrowboat called Grendel. I wrote about him for Chess Monthly magazine. He is well known on the chess circuit - his name is Arthur Hibbitt. He has his own little chess laboratory deep within Grendel's bowels and I am due to have a short cr...
by Carl Portman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jeff and Nancy Cox (1935 to 2019 and 1932-2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Jeff and Nancy Cox (1935 to 2019 and 1932-2019)

I had the privilege of spending some of my youth growing up in the same Shropshire Village as Jeff and Nancy (and of course my good friend John and his brother Meyrick). It is true to say that without those two special people my life could - nay would - have turned out completely differently and not...
by Carl Portman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 27th NATO Team Championships, Shrivenham, 22-26 August 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: 27th NATO Team Championships, Shrivenham, 22-26 August 2016

I witnessed your win against Helbig Kevin - very smooth. I am still basking in the warm afterglow of a great week. Good to see you and Luc - here's to the next chess experience whatever it may be.
by Carl Portman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF elections 2016
Replies: 224
Views: 19092

Re: ECF elections 2016

Well, I wish to continue to serve as a volunteer doing my chess in prisons work. I do not sit on the board, nor indeed do I know everyone but I just get on with the job of fostering chess in prisons. Lots has been done and I am always happy to do my bit until the day I simply run out of energy!!
by Carl Portman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Yearbook
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: ECF Yearbook

Well I live in a small village and I am way ahead of the anoraks, but I have always enjoyed receiving the Yearbook and I have always used them for reference, sometimes taking hard copy with me on meetings around schools and prisons. That said, it is terribly late and would put many people off but Mi...