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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

-- Chess milestone: Coventry celebrates 100 years of local Chess League Celebrating 100 years of fostering chess across Coventry, Warwickshire, and the wider-Midlands, in 2019, with an exciting tournament. PRESS RELEASE Coventry, West Midlands / 15 Jan 2019 / - - The Coventry and District Chess Leag...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

I think we didn't have enough time to do it in November/December, and February will be the Warwick University Rapidplay, and March will be the Birmingham Rapidplay, so we were constrained to January. Narrowing on the month, 4NCL dates were a constraint, as well as the well known Coventry Chess Acade...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

The Centenary Rapidplay will be exactly 1 month today, on Sunday 27th January 2019! We will be celebrating 100 years of chess with a Centenary Rapidplay with a 6-Round Rapidplay, also coinciding with the city being the European City of Sport 2019! 27-JAN-2019 | Sections: Open, U145, U110 | ECF-grade...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 0
Views: 140

2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament (ECF-graded & FIDE-rated), to be held on Saturday 16th February 2019 at the University of Warwick, Science Concourse - B2.02, Library Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL. There will be an Open and Minor (U135 ECF) Section; both with seven rounds of 15 m...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

The Coventry & District Chess League will be celebrating 100 years of fostering chess within the Coventry, Warwickshire, and Midlands area, in 2019. To celebrate this joyous occasion, the League is organizing a Centenary Rapidplay tournament (ECF-graded, and FIDE-rated). In particular, we are deligh...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 3rd February 2018 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: 1st Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 3rd February 2018 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Shame I only just saw this, I probably would have turned up if I knew about it sooner. Good effort getting everything organised, it looked like a successful tournament, if you are planning another one it would be good to know so I can try and get up to play it this time. For your interest, there ar...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4320

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: 4320

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: 3015

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: 4320

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: 3777

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: 3777

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: 3777

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: 3777

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: 948

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...