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by Neville Belinfante
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President
Replies: 213
Views: 27580

Re: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President

Hi Andrew Thanks for the personal invite to your coffee morning. Are you aware that if you were standing for election at a local or general election, it would be deemed illegal because offering food or drink is bribing the electorate? Two questions, one normal and one curveball (I am good at the lat...
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Statement
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Re: Resignation Statement

Dear Everyone Thank you for all your kind comments. However the only position I have resigned from is Junior Ratings Officer which Phil Ehr appointed me in November 2011 shortly after his election as JD. I shall be around the chess scene. The reason is as quoted - I wish to pursue other interests, s...
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 29821

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

One topic of discussion here was my nomination of Angus French as NED in my role of Buckingshire CCA representative. Both Jonathan Melsom and myself are in agreement that internal Buckinghamshire disagreements should not be aired in the forum. As both Jonathan and Angus French have given more detail...
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Request to temporarily suspend the forum
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Request to temporarily suspend the forum

In response to some of the comments yesterday and today Is this serious?! I was serious in my desire to direct everyone's attention that a big match was in progress. I was not seriously expecting the whole forum to be closed down, and Carl's solution of highlighting this thread was the best solution...
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Request to temporarily suspend the forum
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Re: Request to temporarily suspend the forum

Carl - thanks for agreeing to my unusual request yesterday.

Geoff - are you sure it is not sour grapes as all the England - Scotland matches at Budva went England's way?
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Request to temporarily suspend the forum
Replies: 35
Views: 3691

Request to temporarily suspend the forum

Dear Carl and Jack May I respectfully request that you close down the forum for this afternoon. The reason is Akshaya Kalaiyalahan is playing live in the final round of the European Youth Chess Championships Under 12 Girls section which starts in a few minute. Everyone who wants the best for English...
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 29821

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

You are correct. The votes I have are as a representative of other organisations - which is why I emailed them asking for their comments and suggestions. You are not a member of the executive committees of any of the bodies I represent, so my reasons for nominating Angus and coming to the stated vo...
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Statement
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Re: Resignation Statement

Hi John Thanks for your comments. The easiest way to see the North South Divide wrt Junior Selections is to take a look at the Meet the Team pages on the ECF Junior website, where you will see considerably more Southern than Northern children. Comparison with results at the British Championships and...
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 29821

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Now may be an appropriate time to steer this conversation back on topic by stating what my personal voting intentions are. I sent the following to the executive committees of the bodies I represent asking for their comments and suggestions... Those names marked with a * are those that I am minded t...
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Statement
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Re: Resignation Statement

Hi Phil Thanks for the kind words. In Westminster, if a minister resigns, then his or her resignation statement and the party leader's response are both in the public domain within 24 hours. But no-one has ever said that ECF politics matches Westminster politics. In various phone conversations over ...
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 29821

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Now may be an appropriate time to steer this conversation back on topic by stating what my personal voting intentions are. I sent the following to the executive committees of the bodies I represent asking for their comments and suggestions " The agenda and election addresses are out for the ECF AGM ...
by Neville Belinfante
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Statement
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Resignation Statement

Watch this space ....
by Neville Belinfante
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 29821

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

The allegation was made yesterday afternoon that at the August Board meeting in Torquay, a director walked out of the meeting. I can confirm the following I was in Torquay I was not at the board meeting Immediately after the meeting, I heard the same allegation from more than one of the meeting's at...
by Neville Belinfante
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championships 2013
Replies: 99
Views: 12060

Re: European Youth Chess Championships 2013

There is a Social Chess Club at High Wycombe Library every Sunday afternoon, and there is an internet enabled plasma screen in the room the Chess Club uses. Last week myself and some of the young children at the club saw the live game in the World Juniors between Felix Ynojosa (ex Reading Chess Club...
by Neville Belinfante
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championships 2013
Replies: 99
Views: 12060

Re: European Youth Chess Championships 2013

Hi Jim

Are the times you quoted local time? Also what is the time difference with the UK?


Has anyone spotted any active in England players other than those I listed above?