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by Paul Cooksey
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 54
Views: 1968

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

For that purpose I propose to create shortly a new thread on this Chess History section of the ECF, entitled "Tim Harding's typically peculiar assertions."- O.G. Urcan I note that only John Upham expressed an interest. Sending the examples to him by PM would be preferable for me and I suspect most ...
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

His constant politicking don't really endear him to an essentially conservative electorate, and it is hard not to be wary of the potential alliances that would be formed upon his election. I don't want to be too holier than thou, everyone is politicking to some extent. I am myself in taking a publi...
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

interested election chat from our Fide delegate, highlight Alex H and that is good for english chess I look forward to hearing more about those remarks. I intend no disrespect to the distinguished arbiters of the intervening period, but Alex Holowczak is probably the highest regarded English arbite...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

The NCCU motion on Director's terms went to a card vote, despite needing a 75% majority and losing on a hand vote. Jonathan did understand my implication. Chris and Malcolm also spoke in favour of the proposal which Tim advocated on behalf of the NCCU. Chris made his opposition to the Governance com...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Towers: 168
Wall: 92
NOA: 0

all unopposed candidates elected with small numbers against, excepting Natasha Regan who had no votes against and presumably wins some sort of prize.
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Nigel spoke first. Made a relatively traditionalist case based on restarting existing events competently and expansion. Made a good impression IMO based on his competence, the work he has done with all board members, and his leading role in helping ECF launch online events during covid19. The two Di...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

we did the others first, addresses just started
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4433

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

some interesting discussion, but nothing very surprising so far. we are now moving onto elections
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54382

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I think those are guidelines for Tier 1. In Tier 3, I believe wedding receptions are out and children’s activities such as soft play areas are closed among other things. Not so, Matt. See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-very-high. Of course, these are baseline restrictions and t...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416969

Re: Media comments on chess

Rausis in the odd one out round of Have I Got News For You this evening. People who have changed their names. Helen Lewis of the Guardian impressively well informed.
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition
Replies: 48
Views: 2308

Re: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition

I stand by my position that Andrew's posts in this thread are without any merit.

I regret that he thinks this is because of personal animosity.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition
Replies: 48
Views: 2308

Re: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition

So, to summarise, we have established that Andrew wants to be clear he lacks the relevant competence to comment, but objects strongly to me implying he lacks the competence to comment. I'm conscious that while I might find this amusing, other than an evening writing Appendix B, I don't have any invo...
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition
Replies: 48
Views: 2308

Re: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition

I'll be happy to explain the relevance to the moderators. I didn't think I was being especially cryptic.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition
Replies: 48
Views: 2308

Re: Future of EPSCA Schools Competition

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:07 pm
I personally doubt I could have done any better.
Nope, too easy...