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by Carl Portman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14005

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Hi Carl , Sorry to take a while to reply had a surgical procedure today. Just to clarify I was not inferring any candidate was party to anything so apologies if you picked it up that way. I regard both you and Tim to have integrity. I was simply pointing out how it reads to me. Perhaps I should hav...
by Carl Portman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14005

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Justin Horton - when there is a bad word to be had you'll find his snout deeply embedded in the trough. Clearly one of life's snipers from the wings he dislikes me because I would not answer his questions whilst the ECF investigation was on. The man once accused of cheating by Chess.com he was frust...
by Carl Portman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14005

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

We all know in job interviews it’s sometimes a nudge, nudge, wink, wink prior to the interviews and why should the ECF be any different , although it’s never going to be admitted I would bet the shirt off my back on this one ! ..because if you ARE saying that Paul then that is actionable. That is a...
by Carl Portman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

Getting back on topic... The report could not be clearer in its findings. Those who took the time to do such a thorough piece of work deserve our thanks. Carl’s own statement is also really helpful. What’s left to say? Perhaps only to wish Carl the best of luck. I know he will do a terrific job. Th...
by Carl Portman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

The EC Forum started life with the blessing of the ECF but following some disagreement was .. er well, disowned. However, that was not the can of worms. During the Phil Ehr years the ECF started its own forum as it regarded this one as - I've genuinely forgotten the word, senior moment - anyway "no...
by Carl Portman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14005

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

We all know in job interviews it’s sometimes a nudge, nudge, wink, wink prior to the interviews and why should the ECF be any different , although it’s never going to be admitted I would bet the shirt off my back on this one ! Paul - Can I be absolutely crystal clear on this. Are you saying that in ...
by Carl Portman
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

Jonathan, I never like to let the past dictate the future. I have no idea what the 'can of worms' might be but I am genuinely interested (and probably naïve) to learn what the issue was. It is a fact that so many people think that this is an organ of the ECF - the name is very similar. Indeed a coll...
by Carl Portman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

I appreciate that this is not an ECF Forum (I do not think it has one!) but finally with the posting of the full investigation report on the ECF web site today I am able to make a comment. I know that many of you have been awaiting this (as have I, believe me) and I thank you for your consideration....
by Carl Portman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3644

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: 1699

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: 40
Views: 4271

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: 1699

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: 1933

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: 1589

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: 19367

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!!