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by TimWall
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Local Online Leagues

My latest blog on Chess.com - 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Online Chess' - features the newly created North East Online League, and says why local online leagues are a great way to keep chess clubs together during lockdown: https://www.chess.com/blog/timpeterwall ... line-chess I believe local...
by TimWall
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55381

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

My latest blog on Chess.com - 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Online Chess' - features the newly created North East Online League, and says why local online leagues are a great way to keep chess clubs together during lockdown: https://www.chess.com/blog/timpeterwall/always-look-on-the-bright-side...
by TimWall
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55381

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The first round of the North East Online League was held successfully on Tuesday 13 October.

Results for all matches are available via the ECF's League Management System: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/62801/ofixtures
by TimWall
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 300
Views: 17353

Re: Membership Renewal

I thought the ECF ran the British Championships on behalf of the British Isles Chess Coordinating Committee (BICCC). It's actually the BICC. The word "Chess" does not appear in the official title. As regards your statement which I have quoted, that was not the case up to 2017. Allegedly it is now, ...
by TimWall
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 90
Views: 4928

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

There seems to be some misreading or misinterpreting of the NCCU resolution on Term Limits for Directors, which I would like to clear up. First of all, why did the resolution come about? Quite simply, because of ambiguities in the Articles and Regulations left unresolved from the Pearce Governance R...
by TimWall
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 90
Views: 4928

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

At the suggestion of Michael Farthing, I am posting here a copy of what I have written to him today. I make no presumptions about the outcome of the election for Director of Home Chess, but am happy to state that - if elected as DoHC - I would step down as Silver members rep. Here is the text of my ...
by TimWall
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

This has been posted on the ECF website today: The ECF is pleased to announce the participation of England Open and Girls teams in the invitation-only European Online Youth Individual and Team Championships, to be held from Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September, 2020. The 24 selected Englan...
by TimWall
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 134
Views: 6885

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: 4997

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: 4997

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: 4997

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: 4997

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: 4997

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
Views: 16760

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by TimWall
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
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Replies: 121
Views: 16760

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