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by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Remind us how you financed the Woodhouse and associated competitions in previous years. Did you charge a levy for each player however few games they played and met the ECF Game Fee out of the proceeds? So whilst in the previous season for a ten match league, you had to find £5.80 per board, now so...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Counties Finals
Replies: 18
Views: 6236

Re: Counties Finals

John Philpott wrote:Andrew Bak wrote:
In truth, I didn't even realise one existed!
Yorkshire won it in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003!
To be fair. It was a bit before Andy's time. :)
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Hi Sean, The Yorkshire league has recently sent bills out to the clubs to collect registration fees. The clubs are responsible for paying the actual fees and the estimated grading fees for non ECF members who have represented them this season. I'm sure our treasurer will be getting a lot of amended ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

The problem with the leagues in Lancashire and Yorkshire is that they aren't sure there should be a national chess body. Even if they accept its existence, they are quite sure that someone else should pay for it. That is an absurd statement. Have you run a survey in Yorkshire to ask players what th...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Martin. The ECF will be billing the league. It is the Yorkshire league who are billing the clubs to meet any shortfall.
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

Nice one Mick, You are I presume making a point about unlimited free grading results in club competitions, leagues , county championships etc. I meant to thank you for confiming that Yorkshire are not alone in running leagues that do not pay game fee. However, there may be a slight differencce with ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

There are two points that are fundamental to this argument. 1. The ECF have changed their stance. http://www.englishchess.org.uk/?page_id=2 Clearly states that there will be unlimited free grading to all bronze members as well as silver, gold etc. I know a number of people in Yorkshire consulting la...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 25917

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: 25917

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: 25917

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: 25917

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: 25917

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: 3475

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: 3475

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: 4653

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...