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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3718

Re: ECF AGM 2018

You're entitled to disagree! I may be prejudiced as I have experienced the brave new world of open-plan offices and NLP, which are still being used widely, despite being discredited... Anyway, keep up the good work. Naturally! (on open offices, it often depends on the space constraints that usually...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3718

Re: ECF AGM 2018

" I took issue with the funding structure of the role, by linking individual bonuses to a non-deterministic performance was very unwise. The bonus payments will formally mis-attribute credit of future membership growth, to one individual, instead of the collective achievement of the Board and other...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2673

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

The paper contains the following statement - "The Northern Counties Chess Union AGM has just passed a rule change that allows clubs to play their matches in the NCCU Club Championship online, and the first trial match is set to take place this summer." Has that trial match taken place, and what did...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3718

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Delegate Report (and Personal Thoughts) to Coventry and District Item 1) Appointment of Chairman, 2) Minute's Silence to colleagues passed away, 3) Notices: Passed through without major issues, and not directly relevent to CDCL. Item 4) Approval of Last Meeting Minutes: Only grammar issues. Item 5)...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3339

Re: ECF increased membership costs

Sorry for any confusion. I was just hoping that in some way the ECF made a tangible contribution to the running of such courses, that could be used as part of the hard sell of what the ECF does for people and why a national body was important. I've no idea about the charges that are applied or whet...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3339

Re: ECF increased membership costs

Well if you want to further diminish the value of the ECF to members by claiming potential arbiters pay their way then ok :) But is the increased number of courses not an ECF initiative or is it an idea of somebody who happens to be a Director? As somebody said in another context with a relatively ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3339

Re: ECF increased membership costs

I wonder to what extent the points which Adam raises are an almost inevitable consequence of the limited funds available to the ECF. There has been an increase in membership benefits, but these are pretty common to many organisation (ie discount on Fred Olsen cruises) and the newsletter is better t...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3339

Re: ECF increased membership costs

If my 2021 ECF Gold membership was split across the calendar year it would work out as £3.41 a month which is peanuts really. If I was really that fussed I'd just have to drink one less pint of beer each month and it's problem sorted. I do get tired of this argument, which can be used about any dem...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)

I had the impression Tim Wall may have been pencilled in for this job having written the (unpublished) development paper, but with Alex H moving sideways, he's standing for Home Director instead. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Election-Address-Tim-Wall.pdf Personally, it...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)

The ECF should perhaps clarify its thinking on this. Is it looking to convert people who already play some form of competitive chess into ECF membership? Or is it seeking to attract entirely new players? If it had to choose one or the other, which is its choice? My comment was more in relation to m...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)
Replies: 13
Views: 838

ECF Council: Issues within Paper C29.12, Challenges for English Chess (in particular,The Development Manager)

This thread seeks to address some of flaws in the rationale found in the Paper C29.12 tabled to Council (less on the finances, but will potentially overlap with ongoing discussion) Paper: (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/C29.12-b-Challenges-for-English-Chess-and-the-ECF.pd...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2805

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I never said that I'd support everything the board did. My point is that I think that these are the right people to be running English chess at this moment in time and I will listen to what they have to say. Fair enough, I think it was a fair comment, given you mentioned 'bottom lines'! What's inte...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2805

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

For me the bottom line is that I support the current board and want to hear their ideas to develop chess in this country. The demographic time bomb will hit in about ten years and we no longer have time to mess about (I had to resist the temptation to use another word instead of mess). Paying £3.50...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3339

Re: ECF increased membership costs

A glance at my most recent bank statement tells me that I currently pay £5.30 a month for membership of a political party, £7.99 for Netflix and £10.49 for membership of a Union. If my 2021 ECF Gold membership was split across the calendar year it would work out as £3.41 a month which is peanuts re...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2805

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I am not entirely sure why there isn't much discussion on the rather ambitious membership fee increases, of ~25% over two years from 2018-2020. Are members, clubs, and leagues, actually aware of the scope of the membership fee proposals, and perhaps not all of them are entirely sensible, and therefo...