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by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 16
Views: 4599

Re: Private Messages

Carl Hibbard wrote:I have increased the limit on the number of private messages from 50 to 100

Well mine was full anyway...
Thats just showing off........ or no one likes me. Nah first one.... cos everyone likes me. :P
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 2116

Re: Academic Assistance

I love that good old Gerry Wade? Who. Anyway I'm desperately trying to find an article that had similar conclusions (from Oxford) about women and Michelin Starred Chefs. The best part is look at sports where women are allowed in the same high end events as the men: I know F1 has no restrictions on w...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Morning Charles Mmmmm ....... so you are not offering to send me your 'stuff'!! My email address is in the public domain - its on the ECF site. Pleased your package is selling overseas - hope it does not, by inference/association, appear to be endorsed/recommended by ECF!! Regards Peter T It doesn'...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

I spoke to quite a lot of coaching people about direction on Certification Programmes, but that was before, during and after the CfS project. Nick Nixon, Paul Blackman, Peter Cloudsdale to name just a few locally, more importantly from the CfS point of view, people and organisations like the DfCSF,...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles, OK, so you didn't speak to Andy Martin, but presumably for a project of this size you would speak to other experts on junior chess. I think I would be getting in touch with Richard James, Mike Basman, Peter Purland and Tony Corfe for starters. Which junior chess experts did you make contac...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ill have one of what Charles W! Wood is having...
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Ill have one of what Charles W! Wood is having...

Seems hes gone even more heavy in to forum than my "drivel" days. Ben - I get your point. I found it difficult to comprehend what Bradford and Bingley was on about myself, too, and what I did understand, I struggled to swallow. P. Just Bradford dear boy, Bingley is a different town within the Bradf...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On a lighter note
Replies: 17
Views: 3741

Re: On a lighter note

Silly names: I love my old captain's name from Bradford Chess Club. Mike West (say out loud) a man on a mission. I hope you don't mind these as they are a little sexist. In the Bradford & District Chess Ass there is a structure for players who have scores the highest percentage of wins through the l...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Lack of chess sets is not the problem
Replies: 56
Views: 15744

Re: Lack of chess sets is not the problem

...my personal experience is that many schools have chess sets, but only a very small proportion have a chess club ...The "problem" is not lack of chess sets, but rather a lack of people willing / able to run a school club I agree, Brent, from our modest experience we feel too that lack of chess se...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles, I am really not bothered about how much you earn. I am also not concerned if you had used the Chess for Schools project to make yourself £10, £100, £1,000, £10,000 or £100,000 - frankly if you had got it working sucessfully you would have deserved the latter. If you were in charge of ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Peter, Matthew, John, et al This will be my last post on this matter as it is clear that as soon as a point is made that requires answering, it morphs into another point entirely. I will try to answer the main questions. Holloid Of course I checked the trading record as soon as the offer was made. ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles W Wood wrote "3. This ones harder, I wanted Andrew from day one but as I was working on so much I couldn't get hold of him direct. I was also Marketing Dept and him Junior & Education part of the ECF, so I was a bit cagey about inviting him on board (That is definitely my fault as I didn't ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Martin Regan wrote (to Charles W Wood) Of course, you could easily have forgotten the two-hour phone conversation we had when I told you that unless you stopped insisting that you had the support of Holloid and that the "academy" materials were the only ones that would go into the school then I wou...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles would you be so kind as to answer this question I posted earlier tonight; Charles while you are being candid would you mind saying what you think now of the timing of the high profile pres release by Gerry with the two MP's. Given that nothing had actually been started it seems to me it was...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 9774

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Charles W Wood wrote: 2. The coaching part was not the problem, testing was. If we are dealing with schools in the way we do now the DoE would not be interested in getting involved in how things work (thats down to the individual school) but if we are dealing with, at the time, all schools the DoE ...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????
Replies: 31
Views: 2901

Re: What Did Charles Wood Do?????????????

Thats where common sense has to prevail. There are also funds for "Joe average" under the Community Cohesion band. This is just as hard to find but with a bit of work it can be found, this means coaching staff working in everyday main stream schools can also take part and still put food on the tabl...