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by David Robertson
Wed May 21, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

Hi Charles

Where are these names you promised me? You promised the secondary school names on Wednesday - ie today. OK, there are still 12 hours to go :)

David Robertson
Atticus CC & MCA Junior Organiser
by David Robertson
Tue May 20, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

Of the Merseyside numbers, Liverpool has nearer 40 secondary schools, or roughly 40% of total. But CWW now seems to be claiming the schools visiting him in Bradford were mainly from Widnes & St Helens. Widnes is in (Halton) Cheshire, but never mind. He claims 10 secondary schools visited him. If all...
by David Robertson
Tue May 20, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 20980

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

Andrew Martin wrote:can you, in any of my postings, find a sentence where I say that Charles Wood ' is unable to run this project'?
No. But it might be true all the same

David Robertson
Atticus CC
by David Robertson
Mon May 19, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

giving over too much information that can damage the reputation of the ECF as a whole LOL :lol: No one could ever accuse ECF of doing that! ECF provides no information on most things. And it can hardly have a worse reputation just now :( But I can't wait until Wednesday, I'm so excited :P That'll b...
by David Robertson
Mon May 19, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 20980

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

Hi Donna Nice rant! I'm very impressed :) Now, I hope you don't think I'm being cheeky, but before you turn off the light tonight, could you just dig Charles in the ribs and remind him to name those schools he promised me. He'll know the ones I mean :) Thanks and bless David Robertson Atticus CC & M...
by David Robertson
Mon May 19, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 6132

Re: British Championships

Matthew OK, I get your point now. Apparently the Brits don't appear listed in one of the websites you've accessed. This is possible. The civic authorities here can be frustrating; they don't always communicate with each other. So different civic agencies' websites can have different info, and differ...
by David Robertson
Mon May 19, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 6132

Re: British Championships

I've no idea what you are talking about, Matthew. I could not have made it clearer. St George's Hall remains reserved for the exclusive use of the ECF between July 27th and Aug 9th. Your knitting circle would need to cast off elsewhere between those dates. St George's Hall is heavily used for variou...
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

Not much further forward in supplying simple information, are we? As for the big three items ALL three will have to be in place before individual names can be passed on, as that is the agreement between the Chess for Schools Project Manager (on behalf of the ECF) and the LEA's agencies. Which one of...
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

I am just digging out the information for you and the legalities of what I can send you at this point. You do have the big three items in place I hope; Child Protection Policy (I can't find it on the web site), CRB's for all coaching staff representing the MCA, and Public Liability Insurance to cov...
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

I've just had 15 Schools Chess Club organisers from the MCA area (10 Secondary and 5 Primary) coming across to see the Bradford Blatherer to get an idea of how to put their school chess clubs together and will be entering local and national events in the new academic year. All the 15 people I met a...
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

As far as I can understand it, we have a stock of 500,000 and an annual flow thereafter of 100,000 deflated by 10% annually. I calculate this will yield a ten-year stock of c. 850,000 new active chessplayers, aged 6-16, for which competitive provision must be found. This is not a trivial number. It ...
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

'Lump' as in '499,500'?

David Robertson
Atticus CC
by David Robertson
Sun May 18, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 23246

Re: Resignation Rumours

With the addition of 500,000 juniors coming through in the next twelve months, we do need to lead by example This statement merits a little closer inspection. It would be helpful to clarify the evidence base. So: 500,000 juniors coming through what? Coming from where? Coming prepared to do what? An...
by David Robertson
Fri May 16, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 6132

Re: British Championships

As far as I'm concerned and as far as I'm aware, the 2008 British Championships in Liverpool proceed. I certainly hope so: alot of time, effort and will power has been invested in the matter to date. Obviously the abrupt resignation of the previous Tournament Director was unhelpful. Forewarning and ...
by David Robertson
Thu May 15, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Letter
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: Resignation Letter

Can I ask if the letter has been posted on this forum ? I would have thought this was a far more appropriate place to put it first, if only to show some respect to ECF members and officials. A far more appropriate post to this Forum would be a response from ECF President, Gerry Walsh. Don't get to ...