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by TimWall
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 79
Views: 2899

Re: Direct Members’ Representatives election

Hi, everyone. This is the election address I've sent to Michael Farthing as the chair of the ECF Council: Tim Wall – Election address, ECF Silver Members Rep Who am I? Member, Forest Hall Chess Club, Newcastle upon Tyne Coach, Forest Hall Juniors & the ECF Academy A 54-year-old chess dad (and chess ...
by TimWall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4401

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

You’re quite correct, David. The poll was really just to provoke a response among the Forum users. I would never expect to gain a majority for any progressive course of action from the regular posters here - but other people do read the forum, even if they don’t post. I’m trying to be the canary in ...
by TimWall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4401

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

"A few years later - I can't remember exactly when - there were serious problems in a telephone match between Maidstone and Dundee in the National Club Championship. This time it did matter; the score was 3-3 and Dundee won on board count. The result stood after the BCF rejected a protest by Maidst...
by TimWall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4401

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

To John Reyes: You wrote about not knowing whether it is possible to go to your social club in Manchester. Many people are in a similar situation - we are currently negotiating with our chess club's venue about whether they will allow us to return (despite more than a dozen years of close cooperatio...
by TimWall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4401

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

Hi Roger, If it's safe to play a 6-board match with 12 players in one chess club venue, that's great. But many venues are short on space, while other social clubs (like the one where my chess club plays) are nervous about allowing people to use the premises who are not members. My main idea in propo...
by TimWall
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4401

Could Hybrid events save English chess?

Could Hybrid events save English chess? We need to face a stark reality: Unless the ECF reinvents itself and finds new ways to organise chess, the organisation faces potential financial collapse in the next 12-18 months. I am therefore proposing 6 steps to save English chess (and the ECF) during th...
by TimWall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
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Replies: 121
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by TimWall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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by TimWall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
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Replies: 17
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by TimWall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 16210

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I would like to withdraw this message and close this thread. I have decided that in future I would like to communicate with my good friends and respected colleagues in the chess world in person, rather than via this forum.