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by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1708

Re: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012

With just over three weeks to go, we're up to 52 entries, which is ahead of this stage last year. This is potentially excellent news for the designated charity, St Richard's Hospice, Worcester. If we can beat last year's 110 entries, the donation to the charity should be bigger, and the scope to add...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership FAQs
Replies: 145
Views: 14792

Re: ECF Membership FAQs

Of course we did due diligence, including speaking with organisations of a similar nature to the ECF who have practical experience of using the Paysubsonline system.

Paysubsonline decided only recently to switch to limited company status, but they have been trading over a longer period.
by Andrew Farthing
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiter Appointments for the 2012 Olympiad
Replies: 44
Views: 7759

Re: Arbiter Appointments for the 2012 Olympiad

Ali Nuhat Yazici has resigned as a FIDE Vice President. Coming as soon as this does before the court decision, I think we can infer that FIDE has lost. (Some courts distribute their decisions to the parties a few days in advance so that factual errors can be corrected, and that they are ready to ta...
by Andrew Farthing
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Compulsory Membership?
Replies: 734
Views: 40897

Re: Compulsory Membership?

If they don't, the event is processed in the grading system (as has been described earlier in the thread) but only the results of ECF members are counted. Could you please clarify this? It was general understanding that any game without exception between a non-member and a member would incur a £ 2...
by Andrew Farthing
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Compulsory Membership?
Replies: 734
Views: 40897

Re: Compulsory Membership?

Re the MO agreement and the significance of the registered/non-registered events: I am seeking confirmation from the author of the new agreement of exactly what it means in this regard. If the wording needs to change to achieve the intended effect, this will be done. To avoid any further risk of ina...
by Andrew Farthing
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Compulsory Membership?
Replies: 734
Views: 40897

Re: Compulsory Membership?

Actually you wonder what will happen in the local Yorkshire evening leagues. Uniquely they have a concession at present that anyone who is an ECF Direct or MO member will have all their games graded, even if against a non-member. Unless there's a secret deal, this is withdrawn, so no evening games ...
by Andrew Farthing
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 33663

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Christopher's right. The exchanges on the other thread weren't pleasant to read. I was out at the time and didn't have an opportunity to comment. I would like to say something about this year's British Championships and its Manager from the ECF Board's point of view. I don't intend this to be an inv...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

My main point was that instead of doing this (extract quoted from initial announcement of ECF protest) a wider lobbying for support would have sent a more powerful message rather than restricting yourself to the author nations of the dispute presented to CAS. I think you have overfocussed on the wr...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

The Russian Chess Federation has issued a statement on the arbiters controversy: Russian Chess Federation resolutely refuses to accept the position of the Turkish Chess Federation demonstrated in its President’s, Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici’s, latest statement. The refusal to accept referees [arbiters]...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

You dont see it do you ? In an official FIDE event, the Chess Oympiad, a FIDE agent organiser is being allowed to take action, as a punishment/deterrent to CAS users, which is not compliant with FIDE statutes or the undertaking made to the IOC by FIDE in 1995/99. The half of this, which you are ign...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

An abuse of office, in awarding Vice Presidencies for political favours, is not a minor breach of the rules. By what standard do you judge 'minor'. The writer of the finance report did not judge it so. Are ECF rules less important than FIDES? The ECF was prepared to investigate the deficiencies in ...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

I don’t believe that Andrew Farthing is progressing this issue very well. On the surface its about arbiters being banned but its more about National Federations being denied the right to take a dispute to the Sports Arbitration Court for fear of reprisals; Mr Danailov is more on the ball in that ...
by Andrew Farthing
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

This is going over old ground. With all due respect to Justin's nomination, this surely has to be not only Line Of The Thread but strong candidate for Motto Of The Forum. :) Does anyone really believe that come the next AGM anything will be challenged or adverse comment made I would suggest that th...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Justin's use of the term "stooges" is, I think, unjustified. The same point applies as I made in response to Ernie Lazenby's "star struck rabbits" comment earlier in the thread. No matter what the origin of the proposal - and incidentally, I now see that I actually confirmed in my report to Finance...
by Andrew Farthing
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33291

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

In the first place, this is about good practice, or good governance if you prefer. If you engage in legal actions and deliberately keep that fact secret, then that is not good practice, precisely because when people do find out, they will not be at all pleased and will lack confidence in the people...