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by Chris Fegan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4911

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:30 pm
You write your bit after the close quote tag
so you do
by Chris Fegan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4911

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

2022 may be too pessimistic. But for some of us a chess break maybe good. Nick 2022 is not a prediction but it is a possible scenario and it may be pessimistic and equally it may even be optimistic. The main point which I wish to make is that chess in England will not go back to where it was before...
by Chris Fegan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4911

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

I have agreed an event on 12 Sept at Golders Green, provisionally. Here are my thoughts; Your temperature will be taken at the door, no entry if you have an elevated temperature wearing masks at the board will be compulsory, so please wear them on entering the venue maximum 80 players (usually 160)...
by Chris Fegan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4911

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

I think Tim's idea is worth a try. I worry not just about playing in a Covid-19 safe environment down at the local club but also the travelling to away venues. (I don't particularly want to spend an hour driving to a venue with other players in my car even if they are wearing masks.) Playing at one...
by Chris Fegan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1122
Views: 54931

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:35 am
I read that the Greeks had said we were welcome. Has that changed?
Do I not recall Rocky Raccoon saying?
"I fear the Danaans [Greeks], even those bearing lifts,"
by Chris Fegan
Sun May 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 45673

Re: 4NCL Online

Not that it is anything to do with the 4NCL but the ECF Blitz over this weekend does prove that you can cheat more than once against titled players in full view with absolutely no shame, and a ridiculous handle, and you still won't get banned either by the ECF or the platform. There were a lot of l...
by Chris Fegan
Sat May 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9649

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I was not aware that they were If you don't have a login to the ECF Council board, you can see no more than that there are 47 posts in 13 topics with 114 members of whom the newest is Pete Kobryn. Otherwise This is a private forum only accessible to Members of the English Chess Federation Council a...
by Chris Fegan
Sat May 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9649

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 pm
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Physical ECF Council meetings aren't confidential. Why should virtual ones be so?
I was not aware that they were
by Chris Fegan
Sat May 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9649

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:34 pm
But I very much dislike being dragged into the secretive approach the board takes to running the ECF.
I don't think is particularly fair nor correct and certainly not my intention as an individual Board member.
by Chris Fegan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: CSC Launch Chess at Home
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

CSC Launch Chess at Home

I am delighted to announce that CSC has now formally launched its #chessathome offering for schools, children and parents following the Easter break. This offering is designed to support schools, children and parents during the Covid-19 lockdown and the ambition is to teach chess to 1 million childr...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 26276

Re: Worrying times

Rather more people were sick about the football, which as I recall quite possibly affected the result. I was 18 and had just been given the vote, but couldn't even be bothered to spoil my ballot paper, as I more responsibly did in 1974. [/quote] Nick Absolutely. I was gutted about the loss to West G...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 26276

Re: Worrying times

John Moore wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:15 pm

Mick, that's a heartfelt plea and I can agree with a lot of it but from what I can see, you were six when Edward Heath was elected Prime Minister so I doubt that your views were fully formed at that age :wink:
John

I remember my father being very sick when Ted Heath won
by Chris Fegan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

Paul, there is an ECF Board meeting on Friday 20th March. I suggest that you submit your proposal to the ECF before then. Speaking for myself, I have never played online chess and I| would feel at a considerable disadvantage if, for example, I had to play a London League match online. I would prefe...
by Chris Fegan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 18769

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I very rarely post on here and for reasons that I think people are generally aware of it but this situation re Covid-19 is exceptional. My view for what it is worth is that English chess has a lot of active participants in the "at risk" age demographic and that includes myself as an "active" chess p...
by Chris Fegan
Fri May 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 17446

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

Even those of us who appoint proxies do not think it is fair. However you have to reform the whole voting system, not just tinker around the edges. Why should people pay a membership fee to the ECF and not have a direct say in what their money is spent on, or at least be able to directly vote for r...