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by Paul Buswell
Sun May 11, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vaping
Replies: 31
Views: 3832

Vaping

Has any Club or competition made a decision about the use of electronic cigarettes, either at the board or elsewhere in the playing room?

Thanks

PB
by Paul Buswell
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Company Secretary?
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Company Secretary?

There doesn't seem to be a board better suited for this... I would be interested in hearing from any qualified person able to provide high level (not day to day) Company Secretary services to Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club Ltd, a registered charity. This is a form of insurance against a day when ...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

I suggest some selling points for adult members would also help. Correct me if I am wrong, but I know of no concise literature - fliers, leaflets - that sets out what the ECF actually does and why it is worthy of support. I expect to see a modest reduction in chess activity within our club (Hasting...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Changing tack, at the Council Meeting Nigel Short pointed out that in France and Germany they have (iirc) 70,000+ members of their national chess federations. The question is how, as a first step, do we raise our membership from 10,000 to 20,000. This is particularly difficult as this is more than ...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3081
Views: 337003

Re: Media comments on chess

Daily Telegraph earlier this week

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... hools.html

PB
by Paul Buswell
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mastermind Good Friday
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Mastermind Good Friday

Apologies if I've missed this already being announced. BBC2 Good Friday 8:00 pm Episode 30 Mastermind, 2013/2014 Episode 30 of 31 Duration: 29 minutes Five contenders compete for the last place in the grand final as John Humphrys hosts the sixth semi-final. Subjects are Bobby Fischer, the life and t...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Julie Denning ..... read out a prepared statement about the missing Sussex Archives. The words "dismayed" and "carelessness" were used, but it appears that a line has now been drawn under this matter. This is the Sussex County Chess Association statement referred to above: "We had, for an extended ...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

and fights vigorously for English players within FIDE - we should trust him to get on with it and consult with those affected. There are a number of FIDE related issues affecting down to the club players, for example the fact that the FIDE rating regulations exclude the vast majority of chess games...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Which is probably a good point to ask if Council discussed who should fill the vacant roles of President and NED? Or whether the Commercial Director 10th post was discussed? I'm assuming here that no-one else has resigned Apart from the mention above on Andrew Leadbetter's proposal there were two o...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Calling on Mike Gunn to chair the meeting seems to have taken the heat out of the situation and enabled all business on the Agenda to have been completed satisfactorily. Can we rely on Mike Gunn to chair future meetings or will the infighting be allowed to continue without a neutral umpire? Will th...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 15864

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Which is probably a good point to ask if Council discussed who should fill the vacant roles of President Wasn't it reported earlier in the thread, that they considered and rejected the idea of a recall for Roger Edwards? No... what Council rejected was a proposal (a) for the Board within one month ...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dealing with a crisis as a captain
Replies: 28
Views: 2988

Re: Dealing with a crisis as a captain

I have seen a spectator recording the game where both players are very short of time. This could have helped if there had been a dispute, (assuming both players agreed it was accurate) but I think it was mainly as he knew his club colleague would ideally want a record of all the moves. As a captain...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very late Canditates Master certificate from ECF
Replies: 35
Views: 2687

Re: Very late Canditates Master certificate from ECF

When did you gain the IM title? IIRC the policy used to be that the E(B)CF paid for IM and GM titles, but not for lower titles (prob. only applies to FM, at the time). I certainly never paid for my title/certificate/badge in 1997, nor was I asked to. *awaiting invoice* :shock: I'm too young to reme...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter levels
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: Arbiter levels

What appears on the ECF is broadly what the CAA have campaigned for. As David says there were concerns expressed at the AGM about non-qualified English people being put forward by the ECF for FIDE NA status without a requirement to at least attempt to qualify as an arbiter. This is now being done a...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg: A Parable for our Time
Replies: 156
Views: 9465

Re: The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg: A Parable for our Ti

1. Hotel provides free playing venue for congress in expectation of decent bedroom bookings and bar/restaurant takings. 2. Fewer than 20% of players stay at hotel. 3. Players bring own food and drink into hotel or eat/drink elsewhere. 4. Hotel decides it's not making any money and pulls the plug. 5...