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by Mick Norris
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speculation...
Replies: 83
Views: 5541

Re: Speculation...

I think the use of real names is one of the most important parts of this forum - hiding behind made up names is a barrier to intelligent debate
by Mick Norris
Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Checks on children's club drivers
Replies: 37
Views: 4035

Re: Checks on children's club drivers

Mick Norris Fortunately, we have the ECF who I am sure we can rely on to issue comprehensive guidance that all chess clubs and counties can rely on :D As it happens I raised this issue with Chris Majer last Friday, and understand that CCPR is expected to provide advice on the subject which the ECF ...
by Mick Norris
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Checks on children's club drivers
Replies: 37
Views: 4035

Re: Checks on children's club drivers

I thought there were some positives in the article - it clearly is stupid for, say, Sean to obtain CRB clearance for football and then have to obtain clearance again for chess, so one central register would be good Also, it defines how often the contact with children would need to be before clearanc...
by Mick Norris
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: A Vision for the Future
Replies: 52
Views: 7039

Re: A Vision for the Future

There has been a Greater Manchester Congress mailing list for years - David should know, he's probably on it!
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF/BCF trustees
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Re: ECF/BCF trustees

Don't wish to sound morbid but, in a situation where trustees are individuals, what happens if one or all of the trustees pass away? Who controls the funds then? Their next of kin? Curious that's all. If there were 4 trustees and one dies, the surviving 3 are in control (unless the Trust says there...
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF/BCF trustees
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Re: ECF/BCF trustees

The PIF does indeed have trustees, but is not a charitable trust (which may or may not make a difference - this is starting to pass outside my area of expertise!) A charitable trust would make a differnce i.e. there are more rules, but all trusts are subject to the Trustee Act 2000 (and any other l...
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF/BCF trustees
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Re: ECF/BCF trustees

You would need a copy of the relevant Trust Deed If they have been appointed as individuals (i.e. the Deed says Gerry Walsh) then losing any ECF position would not affect their role of Trustees I think it is unlikely that the Deed would say e.g. the chairman of the ECF, but if it did, the trustee wo...
by Mick Norris
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 5009

Re: What do you do for a living

Chartered Financial Planner

I also supply lions to Keith
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 14819

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

I'll get this discussed at tonight's AGM of the Manchester Chess federation and see if the MCF will nominate Nigel
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events
Replies: 51
Views: 7004

Re: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events

... professionals like Nigel and Keith Again, for the record, I'm no longer a professional player (actually I've only ever been a semi-pro at most) and have not played in a weekend tournament since last year. You may describe me as a 'gentleman Grandmaster' if you wish! I don't wish to be a party p...
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4
Replies: 48
Views: 12062

Re: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4

Jon

Hope your grade keeps going up
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events
Replies: 51
Views: 7004

Re: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events

"Ray has a very interesting talent for getting sponsors – once. They never come back. He has a history of making people unhappy ." - Mohammed Amin, talking to the Sunday Times, 1990. London WFW, 1988-1991. Meanwhile you might care to check out Mr Amin's record of tournament organisation... N Actu...
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Considering presidency is nearing.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1761

Re: Considering presidency is nearing.......

I would like to nominate any of the following for position of ECF President - all are avid chess players : Freddie Flintoff (along with Monty Pansar and Mike Atherton) or Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (The owner of Manchester City football club) If nobody asks them, then how do we know they wo...
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Draft grading list delayed 24 hours !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Draft grading list delayed 24 hours !!!

Thanks to everyone who has worked hard on this