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by Andrew Paulson
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11370

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Andrew Zigmond wrote:...even Andrew Paulson was ultimately a volunteer ...
Now you tell me!
by Andrew Paulson
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

this was an inevitable consequence of Phil Ehr's ill-judged (although one might suspect deliberate) memo which appeared to lobby (on behalf of, and citing the judgement of, 'individual' members of the board) in the motion's favour against the wishes of those Directors. In what is basically a contes...
by Andrew Paulson
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

"The Members of the Board agree to both the letter and the spirit of this Motion. They will support the passage of the Motion by ECF Council: although in no way obliged to lobby for this Motion, they will not in any way lobby against this Motion." "The eight Members of the Board who voted for this ...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

The Board did not nominate the ECF President to stand in the ECU elections. It was requested that before standing for the ECU the President should justify his stance to the Board. I think the above statement is misrepresentative of what the draft minutes state. This is complicated because you are c...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

The daft Minutes have, nevertheless, been released to the Public and we can gain an overall impression of the meeting and its business. Doubtless, any detailed corrections that members of the meeting deem important will be resolved at the next meeting in which they will be reviewed, amended and acc...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

The Minutes of the Board Meeting held on 8th February provide an official and public record of what happened. http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ECF-Board-Minutes-B081-08022014-v7.pdf Please note: "DRAFT – SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND NOT APPROVED BY THE BOARD" There are outstanding...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

First, the Chief Executive asked for my resignation not because I had lost his confidence — quite the contrary, as he stated and as is recorded in the Minutes, he noted that I had been doing an excellent job as President — but because he felt that the rage whipped up on the ECF Board by you and Sea...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins
Replies: 140
Views: 23043

Re: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins

Zurab Azmaiparashvili about the Chess Olympiad bid Apr 3, 2014 Q: Zurab, do you know that FIDE Presidential Board has postponed the bidding deadline until 15th April? A: Yes, I have read about this decision. Of course I’m not happy with this. Though I try to understand. If I were a member of PB and...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

Secondly,regarding the secret Paulson/Kirsan agreement: Phil Ehr took legal advice on this from two different lawyers and as a consequence, despite being AP's friend, he asked Andrew to resign. Incidentally, "yes" I think I have been doing the ECF a service... You have been consistently sloppy and ...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14365

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

Andrew Paulson is better known as the co-founder and former co-owner of SUP Media rather than as a " fashion photographer ". Can we have some objectivity please? Frankly, at the time, when I was much younger and living in Paris, I couldn't imagine anything better than being a fashion photographer ....
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 98895

Re: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begi

Not sure what to make of FIDE extending these deadlines except that they know that Kasparov is behind the South Africa bid that came in two hours before the deadline. Why didn't FIDE wait till the deadline had passed instead of extending the deadline two days before it was due? South Africa have no...
by Andrew Paulson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins
Replies: 140
Views: 23043

Re: The battle for ECU Presidential elections begins

Nearly one-third of FIDE’s 179 member federations lie within the ECU. 82 of the top 100 players are from, and three-quarters of the rated games and two-thirds of the top tournaments take place within, the ECU. but nothing stops a delegate to vote for Azmai at the ECU election and for "not KI" at th...
by Andrew Paulson
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 57448

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

Andrew, To cut to the chase, as you Americans put it, I have pruned some of your post in this follow-up. I know it goes with the territory, but here I am being held to an Anglo-Saxon level of scrutiny; you can't apply a 'sovok' level of insinuation and innuendo. Murky is one of those words that is ...
by Andrew Paulson
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 57448

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

Andrew, I shall post twice today, this first, concerning the shift in venue from Chelyabinsk to London, is to satisfy my curiosity. It's possible you have nothing you wish to add. I know you were playing piggy in the middle of a Kremlin bun fight. Out of the blue, for some reason having to do with ...
by Andrew Paulson
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 57448

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

Simon, Happy to answer your questions. But, try to be more concrete and less allusive if you expect answers to be concrete and substantive. Andrew, In the land of Roman Malinovskii, Zubatov trade unions and the Potemkin Village it goes with the territory. You know that. "... for instance, there is ...