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by MSoszynski
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changing a league's grading limits
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Changing a league's grading limits

So the question is how do I go about doing this (please don't state that I put it forward as a proposal at an AGM, and then it gets voted upon.) What I mean is, do I need to do some sort of "election campaign" to make sure that people vote for my proposal. Something vital comes alongside that. You ...
by MSoszynski
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Chess a Sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 5835

Re: Is Chess a Sport?

Robert Stokes wrote:Another thought. What other "sport" can be played by post or over the internet?
Archery, for one. There is even such a thing as the World Correspondence Archery Tournament:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B386A1 ... 15a0k/view
Not decided by "subjective judgement" either.
by MSoszynski
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Features of a chess website
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Features of a chess website

Hello. The website of my province offers a chess calendar, listing all events to be held in the province over the whole year together with their dates. Do you think it is necessary to include it? Where else would someone expect to find the chess events of a province than on that province's chess we...
by MSoszynski
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: American Tournaments

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by MSoszynski
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back lapsed members to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Getting back lapsed members to the club

The main thing that frustrates me is when members join the club, seem enthusiastic for a couple of weeks and then vanish never to be heard from again, even in response to an email follow up. If the club has done something wrong at least you have the feedback as data. On two occasions an adult has v...
by MSoszynski
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back lapsed members to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Getting back lapsed members to the club

[...] More lapsed members came back because we made contact with them but this was not the exclusive source of new or returning members. For new members most of the joiners came because of personal recommendation rather than what they had read. Some however just phone up on spec presumably having r...
by MSoszynski
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back lapsed members to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Getting back lapsed members to the club

The truth remains: if former members wanted you, then they would have found you already. I disagree. In Witney I used to make contact with lapsed members and ask why they left. if relevant, I then would explain why the club was now different eg more active club nights, more teams, better coaching a...
by MSoszynski
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back lapsed members to the club
Replies: 14
Views: 2067

Re: Getting back lapsed members to the club

Keeping them on the email distribution list for news updates, match reports etc helps, but to be honest we haven't had many lapsed members return over the years, given that they usually lapse for a good reason (moving away from the area, family commitments etc). Lapsed members will reconnect with y...
by MSoszynski
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wanted: Old-style DGT 2010 Clock
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

Wanted: Old-style DGT 2010 Clock

Wanted: A DGT 2010 so-called First Generation (FG) model. That is, NOT the current Second Generation (SG) model with its front panel buttons on a blue strip. What is wanted is the original DGT 2010 so that we can complete our complement of such clocks. Currently we have 7, which is neither here nor ...
by MSoszynski
Sat May 23, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DGT2010 clocks
Replies: 26
Views: 4858

Re: DGT2010 clocks

Gareth T Ellis wrote:For clubs the 3000 is available at £45 the 2010 £35
Where?
by MSoszynski
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9708

Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

but normally supply follows demand. Here, by advertising an event where there is little or no demand among stronger players, the best "surprise" you are likely to get is two teams of 160 strength playing each other four times over a weekend and one of them becoming "Open" Champion. Then "you" will ...
by MSoszynski
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9708

Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

but normally supply follows demand. Here, by advertising an event where there is little or no demand among stronger players, the best "surprise" you are likely to get is two teams of 160 strength playing each other four times over a weekend and one of them becoming "Open" Champion. Then "you" will ...
by MSoszynski
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9708

Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Beyond scale of course I don't actually think there's anything fundamentally different between a county team and a local league team. Compare how many County players aren't members of a Club to how many Club members don't play for a County. Compare how many County matches there are in a season... C...
by MSoszynski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social chess club or competitive chess club
Replies: 26
Views: 3315

Re: Social chess club or competitive chess club

One of the things that’s a bit odd about club chess is that there’s no culture of adults seeking professional help to improve. Unlike golf or tennis, say. [...] It’s not obvious to me why this would be. Because it's one thing to be told that you're weak in your hands, but another thing to be told t...
by MSoszynski
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you pay for a title?
Replies: 56
Views: 8098

Re: What would you pay for a title?

"What would you pay for a title?"

It depends on the title. Zero for zero.

Remember, though, that even the award of a university degree is conditional on fees (and fines) being paid; never mind that you've passed the exams; never mind whether the university course actually helped you to pass them.