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by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee - Club internal games
Replies: 16
Views: 2084

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 2084

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: 1522

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: 19932

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: 13029

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
by Paul Buswell
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?
Replies: 114
Views: 13029

Re: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?

As I noted above Guy Greenland did communicate the change to all clubs who had entered in recent seasons. Presumably any clubs getting in touch about playing in the competition for the first time would have received the same communication. As Secretary of a club that entered last season, I beg to d...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Professor Sir John Cornforth 7/9/1917-8/12/2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Professor Sir John Cornforth 7/9/1917-8/12/2013

A strong county and correspondence player in past years.

A native of Australia but resident for many years in Sussex.

Deaf from the age of 20.

Above all, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975
by Paul Buswell
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Netherlands - England, Vlissingen oktober 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Netherlands - England, Vlissingen oktober 1974

I got him via Facebook a couple of years ago. Don't know if he's still there. Or c/o the 'Daily Express' I presume, where he is Beachcomber. I wonder who won the last Anglo-Dutch match? As I recall the perpetual trophy was an extremely impressive model of a sailing ship (do correct me if I misremem...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Reporting of Board meetings
Replies: 128
Views: 19155

Re: ECF Reporting of Board meetings

I was there July 1975 replacing Ann Hopton and went on 31 December 1986, Graham Lee came in early in 1987. I could have acted like a CEO I suppose if I had had the necessary qualities, but I didn't. I probably should have gone sooner, because in my view the ECF needed a CEO person by then. When I ca...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Felton
Replies: 1
Views: 2172

John Felton

Paris 22/12/1922
Ashford (Kent) 21/11/2013

A member of the Hastings & St. Leonards Chess Club for over 50 years

PB