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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter courses
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Arbiter courses

As ever, I would be able to secure a free venue at Warwick University for any future ECF or Fide Arbiter courses in the Midlands - as with the previous one!

Unrelated, hope to see a Fide Arbiters Course at the British Championships in the summer.
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 963

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

Just under 4 days to go till the 2nd Coventry & District Rapidplay, on Sunday, 8th December! Spaces are filling up quickly, with 52 players registered already! Three Sections for Max Grade: Open, Major (U145), and Minor (U110) Entry: £15 (Juniors: £10) Format: 6 Rounds, of 20'+10''; Online Entry For...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 963

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

Just under 2 weeks to go to the 2nd Coventry & District Rapidplay (Sunday 8th December), the online entry form is now up! Dave Thomas and I will be arbiting at this, so hope to see you there! Online Entry Form: https://tinyurl.com/2ndCDCLR Entry Form with full details: https://tinyurl.com/2ndCDCLpdf...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

As ever if there are technical issues with buying tickets on the Warwick SU system, email James/Simeon for alternative payment methods! warwickunichess@gmail.com
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

Final Day to enter for the 3rd Warwick Rapidplay - Saturday 23rd November! : https://www.warwicksu.com/venues-events/events/4117/18253/ Entry List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nx_0HNTNX7Rmriat9AsDxUoSIETB7dQDXxGdkssxZus/edit#gid=0 ➡️ £5 Entry! ➡️ Open to Students, Staff & the Public ➡️ 1...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

It's exactly one month to go, till our annual and 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay! As usual, this is a completely non-profit event, 100% of entry fees go back to prize money! (Made possible by a very active Committee, and our generous sponsor, Optiver) All members of the public, University staff an...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament (ECF-graded & FIDE-rated), to be held on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the University of Warwick, Warwick University Science Concourse (opposite the Library on the Bridge)- B2.01-B2.05, Library Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL. This event is open to...
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: 68
Views: 6656

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 1:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 963

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: 13912

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: 13912

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: 13912

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: 13912

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: 13912

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: 13912

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...