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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 58
Views: 4680

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

I wonder why the ECF does not appear to have responded to this? (I hope it does so soon! I would otherwise raise the question at the upcoming ECF council, however, it is possible that I may not have returned from abroad by then) Anyway, to avoid being involved in any further nonsense of this nature,...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)

We are just under 3 months away from our 2nd CDCL Rapidplay ! (We moved it from the date last season, as the 4NCL calendar is very packed after Christmas!) We are now up on the ECF Calendar , and our online entry form is also now open. ***IMPORTANT LINKS*** Online Entry Form: https://tinyurl.com/2nd...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 1
Views: 654

2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)

Coventry & District Chess League 2nd Rapidplay - SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated) The 2019-2020 Season marks 101 years of the Coventry and District Chess League fostering chess across the local area! We will be running our 2nd Rapidplay Tournament to mark another successful season, after...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri May 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

If Organisation A wants to appoint Person A as its delegate, then he's perfectly entitled to do so without restriction. Organisations B, C, D ... could also appoint Person A as their delegate. Suddenly Person A has lots of votes without any need for proxies. Even if proxies were able to be banned, ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri May 24, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

I don't think Council has the capacity to impose that rule. This naturally leads onto the question of, why not? It does not appear to contravene any existing regulations. It isn't a matter of the regulations, it's a matter of company law. It's not clear that the proposal is in contravention to any ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri May 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

Perhaps, we could put an amendment to the next Council meeting, restricting Council members (Directors, Members Reps included) from representing more than two constituencies (proxies included). This may put the impetus onto local leagues/associations to elected their own delegates, in turn that wou...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu May 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

To frame this as a disagreement between Council and Board overlooks that the biggest block vote in Council is the Board members. There is no evidence to suggest this is a disagreement between traditionalists and innovators. It is a disagreement between those who want more centralisation, and higher...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sat May 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

If certain individuals (I'm looking at one in particular) refuse to accept the answer given then that is their privilege. It's politics. I think what Angus was looking for, is the level of scrutiny that the British Broadcasting Corporation commits to with what their top wages are, because they are ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sat May 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

Obviously there is overlap, but something we've found is that ECF membership puts off unsure members from competitive chess, in that we can not guarantee enough games to make it a worthwhile commitment, and when we suggest local congresses, they are unsure about being able to make. Would you suppor...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu May 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

At this point, the idea of fiscal responsibility to keep ECF membership fees down and chess as accessible possible, is a lost cause; I might just give up and stick to arbiting and organizing. I'm guessing that your events would not be graded, to avoid the need for ECF membership. If so that would b...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13068

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

- That the increases in the adult Bronze membership fee since inception of the membership scheme – from £13 in 2012/13 to £18 in 2019/20 with £20 indicated for 2020/21 – are and will likely be somewhat higher than the rate of inflation for the corresponding periods. What has or will the extra money...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6310

Re: April Council meeting 2019

Which is the point I keep coming back to. If international chess seems to benefit disproportionately it is because the current International Director knows exactly what needs to be done to take his program to the next stage. Whilst I think it is admirable to be ambitious and to come up with news wa...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6310

Re: April Council meeting 2019

Out of curiosity; if contributors to this forum had £800 to spend on grassroots chess - how would they invest it? This is a good question, which raises two strands of thought. Suppose we placed £800 in front of the Board, or even a humble member, it is not entirely evident that anybody has a partic...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6310

Re: April Council meeting 2019

I still have not decided what I think about the proposal Tentatively, I am with Paul; in particular, the bit about Budgets based on membership fees in line with inflation every year, seem reasonable. So, on one hand the proposal of £30,000 reflects a long term increase across the last 10+ year in l...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many casual players?
Replies: 87
Views: 6502

Re: How many casual players?

In the latest Board (125th) minutes Malcolm outlined the key points from the paper and supporting note. Malcolm said that it was critical to reach out to the millions of casual players who do not currently engage with the ECF, Where does he get that count from? Is it on the same scale as the 600 mi...