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by Paul Buswell
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: to Vice-Presidents and Life Members
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: to Vice-Presidents and Life Members

By one of those quirks of a rather archaic set up the Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club (an unincorporated entity, not an individual) is one of the two 'delegates' at the ECF Council of the Honorary Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Corporate Vice Presidents, Honorary Life Members, and Life Me...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Board Orders
Replies: 58
Views: 4822

Re: Board Orders

This arises from a discussion we had at yesterday evening's Surrey board meeting about the penalties which are applied for "incorrect" board orders in matches. It is generally held (I believe) that a devious (or competitive, depending on your point of view) captain might want to change his board or...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334749

Re: Media comments on chess

Chess on Ice was the lead-in headline to this piece on Curling. Alas the website editor seems not to have read the article - it contains no mention of chess! It's a quote from the BBC resident expert on curling, Jackie Lockhart. She certainly referred to "Chess on Ice" in an interview this morning ...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Fee for grading checks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

Fee for grading checks?

Just a random thought, and I believe the Manager of Grading reads this forum... I have a couple of my club members querying their grades and in at least one case I can't resolve it. Perhaps a grading surgery, ECF charging £10 to set out in full detail how the grade was arrived at? Fee refundable if...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

£13 to join a national federation for a year for anything is peanuts, really. I agree with this. How many Hastings members are we talking about? Perhaps the Hastings club could absorb the cost? That is an option we will look at if push comes to shove. But it would still be members paying more, alb...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

I'm running a small weekender in Bexhill-on-Sea on 22-23 March http://www.sussexweekendchess.blogspot.co.uk/ and it will be interesting to see how many local players take part, given that it is a FIDE rated event, and ECF membership of Gold or above is obligatory for English players. I already know...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Given the number of times I have put forward this argument, I think you will find the ECF Board and possibly 70% of the voting membership totally deaf to this very obvious proposition.
So only 20.1% to persuade then!

PB
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

£13 to join a national federation for a year for anything is peanuts, really. My AA membership renewal for me and my wife came through recently - £185!! However - I think it is reasonable that ECF membership fees may be reduced or cut to zero for: 1. Unemployed/retired 2. Juniors £13 a year is a...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

So if club internal was reduced to 50p (25p rapid) the implication is a maximum loss to ECF of: Standard: (24,242 - 22,659) * (£1.50 reduction) * (100/120 net of VAT) = £1,979 Rapid: (7,136 - 5,999) * (£0.75 reduction) * (100/120 net of VAT) = £711 Paul, it would be helpful if you could articul...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

I'm running a small weekender in Bexhill-on-Sea on 22-23 March http://www.sussexweekendchess.blogspot.co.uk/ and it will be interesting to see how many local players take part, given that it is a FIDE rated event, and ECF membership of Gold or above is obligatory for English players. I already know...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

Re: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

Phil Neatherway wrote:Paul,

how much does it cost to join Hastings Chess Club?
Full adult membership: £60

Other rates available

PB
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2143

ECF Game Fee - Club internal games

I am of the view that the present Game Fee of £2 (£1 rapid) is inappropriate to the casual player whose only competitive chess is within their own club's internal tournaments. I think it is a disincentive to their taking their first steps in competitive chess, and that one alternative - joining th...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: to Vice-Presidents and Life Members
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

to Vice-Presidents and Life Members

By one of those quirks of a rather archaic set up the Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club (an unincorporated entity, not an individual) is one of the two 'delegates' at the ECF Council of the Honorary Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Corporate Vice Presidents, Honorary Life Members, and Life Mem...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2014 Grades
Replies: 104
Views: 20286

Re: January 2014 Grades

It was the morning of Saturday 26 January 2013 last year.

The final final deadline for receipt of results set by Richard Haddrell this time was 23:59 on Thursday 23 January.

PB
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?
Replies: 114
Views: 13326

Re: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?

Alex Holowczak wrote:The website has now gone live here: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... pionships/
Thank you; it would be helpful to have some accommodation suggestions and/or cost estimates so that the overall cost of participation can be assessed.

PB