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by Paul Buswell
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3194
Views: 350798

Re: Media comments on chess

I see a player with a FIDE rating of 1660 is elevated to GM status.....

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest- ... g-cannabis

PB
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99231

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

It seems to be a "decision" or "recommendation" of the CAA, who seem to be taking the view that "no penalty" isn't a "lesser penalty". I would have thought the ECF AGM in October an opportunity to challenge this, if it hasn't already been reversed by player boycotts. I understand that the same prin...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99231

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Programme for British Chess Championships now available. It includes the following: "Mobile phones – Competitors and spectators should avoid bringing phones to the venue. Players will be immediately defaulted if their mobile phone, or other electronic device, makes any sound in the playing area. Sp...
by Paul Buswell
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 3385

Re: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911

The only reference I can find in the 1911 Minutes of the Hastings Club (28 April 1911) describes it as the 'biennial tour', to be organised by Mr Chandler, five matches in France/Switzerland, duration a fortnight, estimated cost £15 or £16, and Chandler was authorised to advertise in BCM for players...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 3385

Re: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911

I'll try to check the Club's Minute Books in the next few days and see what's recorded.

PB
by Paul Buswell
Sun May 11, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vaping
Replies: 31
Views: 3865

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: 639

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: 16086

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: 16086

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: 3194
Views: 350798

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: 2674

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: 16086

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: 16086

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: 16086

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: 16086

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...