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by Angus French
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess player / chessplayer
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Chess player / chessplayer

Doesn't 'chess-player' get a look in?

Isn't it a matter of time and how often the two words are used together? First the preference would be 'chess player', then 'chess-player' and finally, with the connection established, 'chessplayer'.
by Angus French
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Streatham & Brixton's Knightmare Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Streatham & Brixton's Knightmare Magazine

Chris Jones and Robin Haldane, both long term Streatham members and involved in the production of Knightmare, reckon there were three editions in the late 1970s, possibly in consecutive years or with a two-year gap between two of the editions.
by Angus French
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Streatham & Brixton's Knightmare Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Streatham & Brixton's Knightmare Magazine

John,

I believe Knightmare was produced for a limited period and that you may well have copies of all the publications produced. I'll see if I can find out.

Angus (S&BCC member since the early 1980s).
by Angus French
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Simply not good enough

Ernie, You imply that the President has responsibility for day-to-day operations. Isn’t that the responsibility of the Chief Executive though – doesn’t it define what the Chief Executive does? If successive Chief Executives haven’t been able to perform this role then what have they been doin...
by Angus French
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

Mike Truran wrote:If somebody wants to email a soft copy of the accounts to me on mike@mtruran.fsnet.co.uk I will happily have a look at them.

Mike
Done. I tried to attach the document to a post to this forum but pdfs aren't accepted (nor txts).
by Angus French
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

I showed the accounts to a friend with a bit more financial knowledge than me and he said possibly the £600,0000 is the profit (although that isn't what the accounts seem to say). I doubt it. First, it wouldn't fit with a net worth of £17K - if there's a profit of £600K, how come the value of th...
by Angus French
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

I have just downloaded the 2007 accounts for Holloid Plastics from Companies House. They seem to be a company with a turnover of about £600,000 in 2007 (about the same in 2006). It seems unlikely that such a company would be able to donate 25,000 chess sets, let alone 250,000. (Disclaimer: I'm no ...
by Angus French
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AN EGM
Replies: 37
Views: 3231

Re: AN EGM

So, if an EGM is called to discuss and vote on a motion, what would that motion be? What's this all about? Ernie?
by Angus French
Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline and Fall?
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: Decline and Fall?

If you want to know why chess (and magic and other minority interest) books are no longer available on the High Street (but are available elsewhere) then the answer may be here.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

I think Andrew is in charge of Chess for Schools and NOT Free Chess Set For Schools. That’s what I’m asking about. Isn’t liaison with Holloid Plastics and seeing through the delivery of the sets an – or the – essential part of the job? Isn’t the importance of this project the reason the...
by Angus French
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

Ernie, I think you’ve missed the point. It’s not the rationale behind the decision that I’m asking about. It’s the ability to make the decision (if I’ve understood its meaning) and yet retain the Directorship.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

Andrew Martin said earlier in this thread (Nov 2 @ 12.0pm, last post on page 2): “I have delegated full responsibility for the production of the sets and liaising with Holloid Plastics to Gerry Walsh and Peter Wilson”. I didn’t understand the statement when I first read it, five days ago, and ...
by Angus French
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 37627

Re: No news is bad news

Gosh, Andrew.

You don't need to report, now, on this Forum. Go and see Holloid Plastics. Assess the position with them and look for positive outcomes. And remember that Holloid are a potential benefactor (a very big one)!

Angus French
by Angus French
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 75052

Re: GRADING ANOMALIES

Looking at Neill's graphs, what strikes me is that "current" grades appear to be normally distributed but "new" grades don't. The first chart approximates a bell curve but the second is sharper and draws (to my eyes, anyway) something more like a pyramid (albeit with tapers at the ends of the range)...
by Angus French
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 9231

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

That Mr Wilson should decide to stand against a perfectly competent director to fulfil his own personal whims, while at the same time seeking to cling to a post in which he has been extraordinarily ineffectual says it all really. As does the fact that in challenging his own board colleague he is no...