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by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25191

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Ihor Lewyk wrote: In some sports, playing in the local unofficial league would have you banned from playing in local or national official competitions.
Even in Chess. The national chess federation of India springs to mind. Surely you are not advocating that sort of action Roger?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25191

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Of course in some leagues outside Yorkshire, casual players are just banned or restricted. If the last part of this statement is true (casual players are banned or restricted) then the Yorkshire Chess Association could not go down this line as it would be unconstitutional. 2. The objects of the Ass...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25191

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

We are open to any constructive suggestions Sean.
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25191

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

This was published on the Yorkshire Site on 20 Sept. see http://yorkshirechess.org/who-keres/ Membership Organisation (MO) Framework Agreement The ECF CEO has not accepted our Membership Framework Agreement which we presented at the AGM. He had a signed copy from us and we understood that it would b...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25191

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

But the ECF Board are happy to penalise the members in Yorkshire that do!
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many players have defected since the membership change?
Replies: 51
Views: 3362

Re: How many players have defected since the membership chan

Yorkshire isn't foreign, or outside England... :? No need for confusion Alex. You are correct about where Yorkshire can be found. However, I was merely pointing out that the facility to have all games graded for ECF members under the MO has been withdrawn since last year. Indeed I don't think it wa...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many players have defected since the membership change?
Replies: 51
Views: 3362

Re: How many players have defected since the membership chan

3) We get all our games in foreign, (eg English), congresses graded, should we submit the results. (It is all results or nothing) A benefit about to be withdrawn by the ECF. The withdrawal of grading games played outside England has not been decided - it will be voted upon at the AGM. There will be...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation
Replies: 45
Views: 4556

Re: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation

[quote="The loss of ECF revenue from Yorkshire's decision to maintain a separate grading system is higher than I thought, if these estimates are correct.[/quote] Hi Roger, I was merely adding weight to your argument that there are a large number of games that aren't reported to FIDE. I don't underst...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation
Replies: 45
Views: 4556

Re: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation

So Roger. You are stating there are a lot of games being played in England which fall under the radar of FIDE.
A similar analogy could be made of games in Yorkshire that fall under the ECF radar.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation
Replies: 45
Views: 4556

Re: Letter to Mayor of London from Moscow Federation

that playing chess has a beneficial impact on academic performance in schools and London could play a key role in the revival of the sport in England

I find it interesting that Mr Palikhata refers to chess as a sport.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Interview with ECF President CJ de Mooi
Replies: 74
Views: 10962

Re: Interview with ECF President CJ de Mooi

I'm the current YCA President and also one of the website editors. The Yorkshire committee haven’t discussed the ECF candidate votes yet. The fact we have published the interview does not necessarily show support for CJ. The CJ interview was discussed by the website editorial team and put on our s...
by Ihor Lewyk
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in India
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Chess in India

Well said Stewart, I think this development is far more worrying than FIDE electing a few Vice Presidents prematurely. Maybe the 150 Indians can be adopted and registered by the ECF so their appeals can be heard. Of course this would probably require a ludicrously high transfer fee. Thanks Kevin for...
by Ihor Lewyk
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 79
Views: 13075

Re: County Championship Finals

There is also a report with Yorkshire's perspective on the Yorkshire site.

http://yorkshirechess.org/county-champi ... al-report/
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Membership year vs grading year
Replies: 26
Views: 2055

Re: Membership year vs grading year

Yorkshire have lost their one-legged facility, so no games in the local Yorks leagues will be nationally graded unless like Leeds or the weekend league, they sign up for Bronze/ £2 per head. The equivalent would presumably apply to the Hull Congress, that, like Scarborough, it would have to sign u...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Membership year vs grading year
Replies: 26
Views: 2055

Re: Membership year vs grading year

Under one soultion it would be easier if the membership year was the same as the grading year. An alternative is to withdraw the league from grading. Outside of Yorkshire, players appear to want to retain participation in national grading. On what grounds do you make this assumption Roger? At the Y...