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by harrylamb
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director elections for 2012/13
Replies: 472
Views: 39221

Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

The proposals to shackle Roger Edwards if elected seems wrong to me. In voting for a candidate one should consider the candidates policies and vote for or against him accordingly. I presume at the AGM the Presidential election comes before the proposal. In which case the ECF is in the rather silly p...
by harrylamb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director elections for 2012/13
Replies: 472
Views: 39221

Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

You are right with your exceptions. But last time I quoted a figure "here" I was about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 out. :oops: So I think you are quibbling at a difference of a mere 10,000,000 :)
by harrylamb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director elections for 2012/13
Replies: 472
Views: 39221

Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Please do not put words in my mouth. I have never 'advocated members not being permitted to stand without being grilled by the Board.' Ok Lets use your words I never felt comfortable with the process of candidates appearing before the Board so that the Board could make a recommendation. My view was...
by harrylamb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director elections for 2012/13
Replies: 472
Views: 39221

Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

It is unsurprising that not many people put themselves forward for election when experienced people, like yourself, are simply hostilely critical about the Board. We agree! There is hostile criticism of the board. Ask yourself why. Its an important question. People are not hostile on a whim. IMO Me...
by harrylamb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director elections for 2012/13
Replies: 472
Views: 39221

Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Stewart The whole process you describe is totally undemocratic. Firstly I am a member of the ECF. Like other people on this forum I am a reluctant member of the ECF. But nevertheless I am a member. But you and the ECF Board will not give me a vote. Worse still if I want to stand for the board you sa...
by harrylamb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Analogies
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Chess Analogies

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_barium), Ba-130 and Ba-132, both minor components of naturally occurring Barium, are "thought to" decay via double beta decay, Ba-130 with a half-life greater than 10^21 years, I got my information from Wikipedia too http://en.wikiped...
by harrylamb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Analogies
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Chess Analogies

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_barium), Ba-130 and Ba-132, both minor components of naturally occurring Barium, are "thought to" decay via double beta decay, Ba-130 with a half-life greater than 10^21 years, I got my information from Wikipedia too http://en.wikiped...
by harrylamb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Analogies
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Chess Analogies

Barium has one "radioactive" isotope Ba 130. Ba 130 is present in Barium at the level of 0.1%. The half life of Ba130 is about 10 raised to to power of 14 years. This level of radioactivity is negligible and well below the normal background levels of radioactivity that we are all subject to. It is a...
by harrylamb
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Games
Replies: 746
Views: 43521

Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

(Years ago, RCA Lee-Pentecost suggested a system for leagues which was 3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and 0 for default. This is the way the French national league scores. But on a match basis not an individual game basis. You get 3 points if you win a match 2 points if you draw a match 1 ...
by harrylamb
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thank you Lara and staff
Replies: 69
Views: 6187

Re: Thank you Lara and staff

Andrew Farthing wrote: The ECF will NOT struggle to afford the Riviera Centre.
It seems to me, as a management consultant, that having the CEO shout and bully you ( by putting words in capital letters) does not make a statement more true. It does however indicate that the CEO's case is weak.

Harry Lamb
by harrylamb
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

Sorry Carl But the ECF has kept so many issues secret in the last few months or even years, why when at "The Parks" it has been announced that one should not book for Torquay as the event may be removed to Plymouth should we believe the directors and not believe the congress officials. There is clea...
by harrylamb
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Cheating Case
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

Re: French Cheating Case

Sorry David but that does not make agree with reality. I have just played in my French Club's annual FIDE international tournament. The event was from July 21-26. Marzolo played and finished fifth. You can see the wall chart at http://www.echecs.asso.fr/ResultatNew.aspx?URL=Tournois/Id/22898/22898&A...
by harrylamb
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Compulsory Membership?
Replies: 734
Views: 39081

Re: Compulsory Membership?

There can be tremendous problems this side of the Pennines getting a visa to get into Yorkshire, and even then you can't guarantee your passport will be accepted at the border Even so I find getting a Lancashire visa even harder even though I was born in Lancashire. Often I prefer to get a Yorkshir...
by harrylamb
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chessgames of Jan Hein Donner
Replies: 42
Views: 6341

Re: Chessgames of Jan Hein Donner

In the 1950's and 1960's BH Wood/Chess magazine ran a two week chess festival every summer. I think the first few may have been played at Bognor but maybe I am getting confused with a separate event. The event then moved to Whitby and then to Eastbourne. At Eastbourne it was played in the Town Hall....
by harrylamb
Thu May 17, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Compulsory Membership?
Replies: 734
Views: 39081

Re: Compulsory Membership?

Somehow we need to find more effective ways of raising funds. Don't knock it Dave. There is nothing wrong with selling pens, badges and tee-shirts to raise funds. Every pen used means you have a committed supporter. Every badge worn is another committed supporter. As for the power of wearing a tee-...