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by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who are the alternates?
Replies: 21
Views: 1963

Re: Who are the alternates?

David Sedgwick wrote:This isn't the right thread, but would you be willing at some stage to set out what your priorities would be, if elected?
Definitely. I'll prepare something for inclusion in the Council papers and post it on the Forum.
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who are the alternates?
Replies: 21
Views: 1963

Re: Who are the alternates?

I would consider it perfectly reasonable to ask candidates for the forthcoming election whether they intend to request the appointment of an alternate and, if so, whom they have in mind. If I'm elected in October, I would certainly be looking to appoint an alternate, just in case I fall ill, take a...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?
Replies: 99
Views: 6981

Re: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?

michele clack wrote:Try not to let your own chess suffer too much!
I fear that a lot of people would look at my typical efforts over the chessboard and ask, "How would we tell?" :)
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New look CHESS magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 4314

Re: New look CHESS magazine

I've just received the August issue of 'Chess', which shows signs of some tweaks to the new look. Most of the diagrams have been reduced slightly in size and have been watered down from the eye-gougingly bright colours used last month. A big improvement, in my opinion. The average size of the photog...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?
Replies: 99
Views: 6981

Re: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?

Thanks for all the positive reactions (in particular, Brendan's gave me a chuckle).

When I mentioned my decision to a few friends, the responses leaned more towards "You must be mad", so the Forum comments are a welcome boost!
by Andrew Farthing
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?
Replies: 99
Views: 6981

Re: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?

Assuming that the board meeting took place we should now know who is not standing and therefore for what positions we need to find candidates. Would anyone like to shed light on this matter? I wasn't at the Board meeting either, but I can confirm that after considerable reflection I have decided to...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 30542

Re: What am I doing?

I agree - very good interview. It was striking that Jeremy Vine commented on the fact that 100% of the calls, texts and e-mails were positive about the value of chess for kids. I'd say that his audience was clearly a sensible lot if I hadn't heard the earlier segment on ASBOs which was a non-stop fl...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Worcestershire Congress results
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Worcestershire Congress results

The 2nd Worcestershire Open took place on 24-25 July. A new, larger venue at the University of Worcester and an increased prize fund attracted 110 entrants, up from 62 a year ago. Open First: Lawrence Cooper (Stafford) winning the Armageddon play-offs against Jane Richmond (Brown Jack, Swindon) and ...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Organization!
Replies: 19
Views: 1586

Re: Tournament Organization!

As one of the organisers of the Worcester tournament, I was very sorry to see the extent of Matt's disappointment with the event (or more precisely, Round 1). We take full responsibility for the problems with pairings in the first round, which led to a delay in the start by half an hour. Alex is rig...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 42 Years Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2366

Re: 42 Years Ago

The line is a refrain from the most famous poem in Francois Villon's "Testament". The standard English translation is, "Where are the snows of yesteryear?"
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Diary Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Diary Plus

There is another event happening this weekend: Worcester, 24-25th July 2010 New venue--University of Worcester, Conference Centre, St John’s Campus, Henrick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ. (A mile from Worcester Foregate Station.) 5 rd swisses. Open/ U-160/ U-120. A Farthing, 9 Peninsula Rd, Brockhill V...
by Andrew Farthing
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July

Andrew, I wish you well with your congress...and Worcester is a delightful spot, with plenty of sightseeing for those who finish early! However, a note of caution... I notice your noble intention of donating any profits to a local Hospice, but I would urge you to keep a reserve to help cover for ye...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July

Alex Holowczak wrote:My entry should have arrived through your mailbox this morning. 8)
It did indeed - many thanks!
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 120847

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

If you love playing chess and haven’t entered yet – what is there to think about!? Come down to Canterbury and play, and enjoy, it’s going to be fantastic. And if it's on the way, why not warm up at the Worcestershire Open congress on 24-25 July? We have a bigger and better venue than last ye...
by Andrew Farthing
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Worcestershire Congress 24-25 July

With just under two weeks to go, it looks as though entry numbers will be up on last year's inaugural event. This is really encouraging and good news for the Birmingham St Mary's Hospice, to which any profits will be donated. The new, larger venue has plenty of room, however, for more entries. If yo...