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by Andrew Farthing
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

Note to Carl: Since this nonsense is showing signs of rattling on and on, would it be better to move the posts about the 2013 venue to a separate thread? I suggest the title, "British Championships, Torquay 2013" so that at least the name of the thread doesn't serve to perpetuate this ridiculous sto...
by Andrew Farthing
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

There are clearly circumstances, however unlikely, under which the event would not take place. For example let’s say if the building is declared unsafe due to a structural fault or the ECF goes into liquidation and cannot meet its obligations. As the credibility of the ECF and yours, as a member ...
by Andrew Farthing
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

(...) 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. You should believe the directors because: (1) They are the people who decide the venue for the Bri...
by Andrew Farthing
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

I suppose there are always going to be people who simply will not accept the truth. There is no problem, potential or otherwise, with the venue for the 2013 Championships. The contract has been in place for a year and the 2013 event will take place at the Riviera Centre in Torquay in accordance with...
by Andrew Farthing
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

This is unbelievably stupid. The financial arrangements were known at the time the Board made its decision a year ago and nothing has changed. The ECF is committed to holding its 100th Championships in Torquay, and that is where they will be. No, William - the ECF is not going to guarantee your depo...
by Andrew Farthing
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships, Torquay 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4528

Re: New Qualifying rules for The British 2013

Just to reiterate Adam's post, because I don't want this nonsense to gain any traction. The 2013 British Championships will be held at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, in accordance with the decision taken by the Board a year ago. The contract has been in place for a year, and the Board has not consid...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

It's news to me that the ECF sought a legal opinion in October 2010. Can Roger point me towards whatever I'm missing? http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Board-Meeting-49-Oct10-Report.doc which contains the statement This concerned a draft letter protesting at the appointment of five ...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

Andrew Farthing foresaw all this unlike some members of the board (mentioning no names) who seem quite incapable of seeing past their own egos. If the rest of the board still believe in the case against FIDE perhaps one of them could come and answer the legitimate questions raised on here for once ...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

Let's go back to October 2010. The ECF were signatories to a letter of protest about the appointment of additional FIDE Vice Presidents. No particular issues there, except even then the ECF felt the need for legal opinion as to what they were committed to. So why? Was the October 2010 letter part o...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

Do we have an estimated time of arrival regarding the statement. I appreciate all of the points raised earlier (part-time volunteer based organisation etc), but perhaps you'd agree that this matter would be better resolved sooner rather than later. If it can't be sooner for whatever reason - reason...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

The Board understood this at the time, hence the care taken to establish that it was not making any commitment to a later legal action if the response from the FIDE Presidential Board proved unsatisfactory. So the Board as a whole, took a decision in January 2011 to join a action against FIDE with ...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

The subject of the possibility of a future legal action was previously touched on in a different context when discussing whether to put the ECF's name to a letter to FIDE. Specifically, the Board raised it in order to be absolutely certain that signing the letter did not commit the ECF to a subsequ...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

From the concerns of the rest of the Board in stating that they wanted financial security, it seems at least questionable that they shared Andrew's certainty in the outcome of the previous meeting. I have asked Andrew to reconsider his previous answer, which, whilst given in good faith, reflects on...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

The ECF Board met on 26 Feb 2011, at which time it first discussed the CAS legal action. I'm aware that the decision to become a signatory to a protest letter along with the ECU President and around a dozen other federations was taken and publicly documented back in October 2010. FIDE rejected this...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 27482

Re: CAS case clarification required

I've just had a brief conversation with Andrew Farthing and asked him when a statement would be appearing on the ECF website. I got the impression that this is unlikely to happen. He also assured me that I had my facts wrong as regards the motion presented to the Board. I have very strong reason to...