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by Angus French
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 3061

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

It's not the British but a few weeks later, in the same part of the World, the Paignton congress offers week-long tournaments for less. More information here.
by Angus French
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4914

Re: Falkland Islands

I see the ECF is claiming jurisdiction over the remnants of the British Empire, although I can't remember them organising anything on the Falklands/Malvinas - is there even an ECF graded player on the islands? Perhaps we can send Nigel to give a simul, or would that provoke another war? Quite. You ...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4914

Re: Falkland Islands

The English Chess Federation administers chess activity in British Overseas Territories who are not members of FIDE in their own right. Is this accepted fact and what does the administration currently comprise? 3. The Company's objects are: ... 3.8. To provide assistance in relation to chess to Bri...
by Angus French
Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

As I have said the board does need to be held to account. At the same time they cannot be expected to divulge every detail, particularly confidential payments to players. No one’s asking for the Board to divulge confidential payments to players. What was requested were expenditure figures for the O...
by Angus French
Tue May 14, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

My comments on Roger Emerson's report to Gold members can be found here.
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I would rather Justin had quoted the full sentence, I am making an effort to be less confrontational that I might otherwise. But anyway, I think I can guess the part of Roger's report Angus will take issue with, and would consider it selective reporting rather than factual inaccuracy. But I might b...
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

angus -Roger Emerson’s report to Gold members which is grossly misleading. I disagree with you on this matter. it was joint up, well thought out asked for comments before on voting intentions. so what more could I want. it seems there is too much I in team ECF - we volunteer in all sorts of ways fo...
by Angus French
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

angus -Roger Emerson’s report to Gold members which is grossly misleading. I disagree with you on this matter. it was joint up, well thought out asked for comments before on voting intentions. so what more could I want. it seems there is too much I in team ECF - we volunteer in all sorts of ways fo...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 3664

Re: ECF Supporter

Some 2017/18 stats showing counts of members who didn't play a graded game and also averages for the number of graded games played: 3 year memberships may affect these figures a bit - how many of the non-players took out 3 year memberships prior to 2017/18, played in their first year of membership,...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 3664

Re: ECF Supporter

"A couple of directors did ask me about whether I though parents would be interested in social membership, so I think still a live idea." Many parents will possibly think that they are paying over the odds anyway, but there must be some that would pay extra to be supportive. Perhaps they become nor...
by Angus French
Thu May 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6774

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Well, yes, I can understand how Charlie believes his bid scored higher, based on what he knew about the Longsons bid, but that's rather different to knowing how the respective bids were scored. It also makes the assumption that the bid with most points would automatically win, which probably wasn't...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I think Angus' £1 a year is ignoring what goes on behind the scenes. There were over 2,300 submissions last year from over 150 graders. Surely there is more benefit in that activity than £1 per member. I think I know pretty much what happens and what the volumes are. I've been a local results offic...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14240

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

… in response to a direct question Council were told that bronze and silver membership does NOT fund international spending. I don’t recall the direct question. I do recall, though, a presentation made by Tim Herring giving an alternative view of the accounts which attempted (crudely in my opinion)...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6774

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I've not seen your evidence of other bodies being more informative yet either. How much time have I got? You only just asked didn't you? Anyway, the copy I have of the Sports & Recreation Alliance's Voluntary Code for Good Governance (which I quoted from earlier) has this: 6 SIXTH PRINCIPLE - Accou...
by Angus French
Wed May 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6774

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I'm sure that transparency is an admirable thing, but I think those advocating full disclosure in this instance are wrong. Firstly there are commercial sensitivities - would a re-dacted version really be of interest? Secondly I don't believe it is for a membership organisation to re-run board decis...