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by TimWall
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Today I received a fundamentally flawed ruling by the Complaints Panel, and I intend to appeal. This matter is not over by a long chalk. Here is the text of my email in reply to Julian Clissold and Robert Stern: " Appeal against Complaints Panel Ruling To: Julian Clissold , Non-Executive Chairman, E...
by TimWall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

This is my final posting/announcement here on the complaint before the panel of Gareth Pearce, Suzzane Wood and Roger Emerson produce their findings. I received an email from Julian Clissold on 1st November, in which he bizarrely managed to contradict himself in successive sentences: "As regards the...
by TimWall
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I wish you applied this level of scrutiny to your own tournaments rules and regulations. I'm still waiting for the grounds on which you refused to refund my wife the difference in entry fee when she changed from the open to the lower section at Northumberland, since you did not inform her of any su...
by TimWall
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I have received a reply from Non-Executive Chairman Julian Clissold today. It is breathtaking in its blatant misrepresentation of my complaint, and the way he ignores the Elephant in the Boardroom: That the directors who consider the complaint (or appoint a complaints panel) should not be the same o...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I am posting here as an announcement the text of my email today to ECF Non-Executive Chairman Julian Clissold. (I also sent a copy to the other ECF Directors.) The purpose of this posting is merely to put these facts on the record. Others may wish to debate on the forum - I am waiting for my complai...
by TimWall
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

For the record, the questions I posted to the Board here were the same as the questions I sent on Sunday morning to Julian Clissold, Non-Executive Chairman of the ECF Board. That email read: 'Dear Julian, I was somewhat surprised to see that the appointment of a panel to investigate my complaint was...
by TimWall
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Thanks, Tim, for pointing this out. I’m playing at Scarborough and so have been involved in playing for the last 36 hours. What is very interesting is that the ECF Board chose not to notify me about the appointment of this panel. It seems they are bypassing procedures by not communicating directly w...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

Tim, congratulations on your appointment. Dare I ask, will you also be working with Carl Portman, the new Development Officer, to help the federation achieve its goal of increasing female membership to 15% of the total? Edit: When I posted I also considered making the point that another male has be...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12089

Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I have today sent a formal complaint to the ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran regarding the Development Officer appointment. As the events surrounding this appointment are of interest to all members of the ECF and the wider chess community, I am placing this complaint on the public record and posting ...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

Congrats Tim! Can I invite you, Chris and Helen to the Nat Schools girls' semi final at St Catherine's School in Bramley on January 12th to talk about the ECF plans for increasing female participation and involvement. Last year approx. 270 girls attended, plus tens of parents, teachers and influent...
by TimWall
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Women's Recruitment Officer

I am very happy to announce that today I have been appointed as the English Chess Federation’s Women’s Recruitment Officer by the Director of Women’s Chess, Chris Fegan. In this role I will be working closely together with Chris and Helen Frostick, the Manager of Female Social Media, to help the Fed...
by TimWall
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: Northumbria Masters

Hi folks, I have just noticed this thread (I don't check the EC Forum that often, I must confess). The organisers and arbiters were grappling with trying to get some DGT liveboards to work in the 24 hours before the Northumbria Masters began on August 23, but the boards themselves were not brand new...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 3371

Re: Development Officer appointment

Carl Portman Credo ECF website 091019 screenshot 1.png How is that Carl Portman was ready with his 'Oscar acceptance speech' hours after the interview? Who told Carl that he had been appointed on 13th September - 16 days before the Board was asked their opinion? These are questions that need answer...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 3371

Development Officer appointment

A document of some concern has appeared this week on the ECF website, in which Carl Portman announces his appointment as Development Officer. The document, titled 'Credo', https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/C-S-Portman-CREDO.pdf is dated September 13, 2019, the day his and my...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6261

Re: Council Papers are out

I originally posted here about the Development Officer appointment, but have decided to open a new thread on the subject instead.