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by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council Meeting
Replies: 448
Views: 29649

Re: Finance Council Meeting

Going back on topic I'm curious as to how the ECF intends to sell the new membership proposals to those it expects to join up. I can say with confidence that Yorkshire will almost certainly reject them. Yorkshire might be a special case, but for the rest of us, the ECF will threaten to send a bill ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council Meeting
Replies: 448
Views: 29649

Re: Finance Council Meeting

I guess Yorks won't be playing county chess either in future. At the end of the day it's individuals who join the ECF, not counties or congresses. Those players in Yorkshire who wish to play County Chess are probably members already and will continue to be. The likely consequence is that the Yorksh...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council Meeting
Replies: 448
Views: 29649

Re: Finance Council Meeting

I think Andrew Farthing deserves a lot of credit for the professionalism and restraint he showed throughout the meeting. Certainly he got a very tough ride, especially during the early part of the meeting, when a lot of the anger was aimed at him largely because another member of the board wasn't t...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council Meeting
Replies: 448
Views: 29649

Re: Finance Council Meeting

The meeting has proceeded to consider the report of the Chairman of the Finance Committee which was approved with thanks. This was the point of the meeting at which the revised page of British Championship figures was presented to the meeting. The ensuing debate ultimately led to the following moti...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Query over CRB checks
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Query over CRB checks

The following question arose at a club committee meeting last night. Obviously any individual working with children (ie running a junior chess club) would need CRB clearance but where do we stand as a primarily adult club that is willing to admit junior members? Someone suggested that every club mem...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Vacancies
Replies: 100
Views: 13551

Re: ECF Vacancies

I'm not the first person to make the observation that everything positive in British chess that has happened in recent years (the 4NCL, the London Chess Classic to name but two) have happened independantly of the ECF (or BCF back in the day). However the ECF always seems to be there with petty quibb...
by Andrew Zigmond
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

Without wanting to break confidences I have been involved in some interesting correspondance today. While my sympathies remain 100% with Alex and Lara it has been brought to my attention that some of those supporting CJ have been subject to abusive and obscene emails. While my own statements have be...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

and help her make South Shields (not North as I put earlier for some daft reason) the best championship ever. Perhaps not so daft - the venue address is Parks Leisure Centre, Howden Road, North Shields, NE99 6TL. Thanks Andrew, I thought I was right first time but Alex referred to South Shields.
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

My main worry now is that Keene, de Mooi and their sycophants are going to hound Lara all the way to North Shields. It is difficult to comment on this, since as I said above I know I am not in full possession of the facts. I am not aware that anyone is hounding Lara, I hope this is not the case. In...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

Firstly I'm sorry about the message above where I mangled the quote and ended up reposting Paul Cooksey's comments as if they were mine. I have twice asked Keene on twitter to specify exactly what Lara has done to deserve such persecution at his hands. He has twice failed to answer. As Mr Keene clea...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

Just playing devil's advocate for a moment, could CJ's supporters and apologists possibly explain exactly what Lara has done wrong, apart from raising a legitimite concern about whether the T shirt was appropriate (and I'm sure she would happily concede there were arguments for and against). Could ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

Just playing devil's advocate for a moment, could CJ's supporters and apologists possibly explain exactly what Lara has done wrong, apart from raising a legitimite concern about whether the T shirt was appropriate (and I'm sure she would happily concede there were arguments for and against). Could t...
by Andrew Zigmond
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

SG's blog is very droll. More seriously though - what was RDK's role in the FIDE-PCA split that resulted in parallel World Championships? There might be split ECF British and RDK English championships one day. Unless, of course, he takes behind the scenes control through the incumbent president of ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

One really does have to wonder at RDK's motives in going on the attack yet again (and I'm sorry to say I see the hand of CJ in this). Surely Lara has already been misrepresented in the press, been subject to abusive emails (which CJ supposedly deplored) and seen her health and happiness suffer as a ...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My Resignation
Replies: 305
Views: 32570

Re: My Resignation

Just read the latest comments on Keene's twitter feed which beggars belief. Why is it that whenever we seem to be making small progress on this issue (and it needn't have been an issue at all lest we forget) something happens makes matters even worse than they were before. I'm sorry but the board ca...