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by David Gilbert
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: All Roads lead to Rhodes
Replies: 4
Views: 925

All Roads lead to Rhodes

It seems they do! The European Amateur Championships (and the European Seniors) take place on the island from 5 April 2019 to 15 April 2019 and the ACO’s World Amateur Champions start on 20 April 2019 to 29 April 2019. It’s time for the good times. Nice for people who enjoy playing chess on their ho...
by David Gilbert
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 364
Views: 28193

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Here's the big question (easy for serious Chelsea fans). Can you date the photograph in the right-hand corner of the picture?
by David Gilbert
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO World Amateur Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: ACO World Amateur Championships

The champagne corks are popping as I type this. Meyrick Shaw of Exmouth Chess Club, and a familiar face in the South West, is the new ACO Seniors World Champion in the under 2000 section. Meyrick has just won his ninth round game, a game he needed to win for the trophy. He becomes the first player f...
by David Gilbert
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO World Amateur Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

ACO World Amateur Championships

The journey to Crete begins today for the ACO's World Seniors Amateur Chess Championships at the incredible looking Fodele Beach Resort. There'll be a few beached whales doing the flumes and slides this week. On the plane are nine oldies from England, one Welshman and a New Zealander from Sidcup! Al...
by David Gilbert
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 7964

Re: ECF AGM 2018

27 for - 13 against. Card vote happened. Meeting closed. Result pending. For 160 against 103, 1 abstention. It's not clear to me what these votes are on The top was a hand vote in favour of the Board’s finance proposal. Five members then called for a card vote, which is the second vote.
by David Gilbert
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 4641

Re: Rebranding

Pretty cool and quite inspired. I might buy the T-shirt. Done that.
by David Gilbert
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Home Chess
Replies: 27
Views: 4175

Re: Director of Home Chess

Good luck and best wishes Alex in whatever you’re going to do next. People do appreciate your hard work and the sacrifices you have made for chess. You’ll be much missed but I hope you’ll continue to be involved in some capacity. Chess can hardly afford to lose young(ish!) organisers like you.
by David Gilbert
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 9517

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Should anyone be thinking seriously about joining the home party heading to the ACO Seniors at Fondele Beach Resort on Crete in October, the €150 discount ends next week, on 15 June 2018. There's presently 102 participants on the list, including seven from England. Trouble is it means a second manki...
by David Gilbert
Thu May 31, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 9517

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

There's more marketing for the ACO events, entry forms at British events for example. You would only find out the when and where of the FIDE event by looking it up on the FIDE or perhaps the ECF websites. That’s absolutely true. The ACO is reaching out across the world. They take out full page adve...
by David Gilbert
Thu May 31, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 9517

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I think Alex is right. This year in Cagliari the FIDE World Amateur Championship ran four sections: under 2300 ; under 2000; under 1700; and under 1700 women. There were a total of 245 participants. At the ACO World Amateur Championships in Kos in 2018 there were 308 participants. I’d take a guess t...
by David Gilbert
Sat May 26, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11144

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

To give this a little more publicity, the ECF has helpfully produced a template for Clubs to use to develop their own privacy notice. It can be downloaded from the link beneath: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-privacy-notice/#cps It might be particularly useful for Clubs with their own websites ...
by David Gilbert
Thu May 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 5017

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2018

News from the ACO’s World Amateur Chess Championships at the incredible Helona Resort on Kos. England is punching above its weight. With six rounds gone and three to come, we have three players in contention for possible titles. In Group B - the 2200 crowd - Timothy Seymour from Surbiton shares a th...
by David Gilbert
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26465

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

The request concerns how the ECF’s share of the funding was spent, not the £26k sponsorship money Malcolm raised. Oh, dear. You seem to be saying that we requested a breakdown of the budget for the 2016 Olympiad, whereas I though we were talking about the 2018 event. That needs to be cleared up qui...
by David Gilbert
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 26465

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

There was a lot of discussion on the International budget. A motion was passed along the lines of "Council requests the International Director provides a more thorough breakdown of the costs for the International teams at the Olympiad (appearance fees, travel etc)" Obviously it would be unfair to p...
by David Gilbert
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 9517

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

On the non-FIDE front, the Amateur Chess Organisation (ACO) is hosting its World Senior Chess Championship from 15th to 24th October 2018 on Crete. There’s seven grading groups (allotted according to the higher of your FIDE rating or national grade) and open to anyone - you don’t even need a FIN. Yo...