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by benedgell
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details
Replies: 54
Views: 7979

Re: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details

I'm disapointed there's been no word of public apology or explanation r.e the £8000 overspend for the British Championships 08. Seems like they're hoping that by making very little reference to it the issue will be swept under the carpet and forgotten about.
by benedgell
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Update on Project?
Replies: 129
Views: 25965

Re: Update on Project?

From the sccu report of the last ECF meeting: "Chris Majer and David Anderton had had a meeting on Tuesday, their second we believe, with the new Executive Chairman of Holloid. We won't report everything they told Council, in view of Holloid's wish to handle publicity themselves (a press release is ...
by benedgell
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details
Replies: 54
Views: 7979

Re: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details

[quote][/quote] think that it will all be ok if they put up the cost of membership massively (by up to 25% for standard members) and put up game fee by twice the rate of inflation (6%). Not saying I have any more business sense then the people who came up with this, but one would assume that putting...
by benedgell
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Abusive UK Chess Sites
Replies: 79
Views: 6211

Re: Abusive UK Chess Sites

I do enjoy a good petty squabble. Can we have some 'your mumma' insults thrown in please? :lol:
by benedgell
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19156

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

Going back to the point about the British. I think it's good that there are a lot of qualifying places up for grabs through congresses etc, as it does make entering congresses a more attractive proposition for players graded around the 170-190 mark, who might be too strong for grading prizes, but no...
by benedgell
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19156

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

Firstly, pleased to confirm I am a person and not a hair cosmetic. How a hair cosmetic might type his views in on here, not quite sure, but it's somewhat beside the point. What has Gerry Walsh done wrong/badly as ECF president that effects the average club player? The list is long, historically deta...
by benedgell
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19156

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

I imagine if I spoke to club members in my area about how they viewed Gerry Walsh's presidency, probably about half wouldn't know who Gerry Walsh is, and a large majority of people who do know who he is (myself included) would be satisfied as long as the game fee doesnt rise too steeply. 2 questions...
by benedgell
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 19156

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/organisation/general/reg2-directors-officers-responsibilities.htm "The responsibilites of the President....acts as a focal point for the concerns of members and chess players generally" :lol: Also, and possibly I'm being a bit simple here, but if some of the people pos...