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by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 6216

Re: National Stages 2019

I was not even commenting on a game of chess dispute a long time ago so why are you raising it again Andrew? you ought to take up your complaints with the Surrey board with them directly. I have seen nobody from the Surrey board posting such matters against you. I assumed that particular incident w...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I'm starting to think we should mirror Soheil's English Language thread with one for people to patiently explain things to Andrew. Hopefully we will get through this eventually and can get back to the substantive discussion. I might be many things Paul but don't ever have the temerity to suggest I'...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Following the posts above, in particular the one from Michael Farthing, I will just make one further comment and that is that much of my approach towards Angus derives from a post on this forum directed towards Mike Truran (Jack quickly removed it but I saw it). I've been the subject of Mike's ire a...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent. It's already spoken for to finance the Office and International teams. The proposal was to cap the amount of member's money spent on international teams at a certain amount. The question of how the...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent.
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Equally, why is an individual gold member so obsessed to keep it secret? I'm sorry, Andrew, but you are getting very angry about a representative expecting to be told about how his constituents money is being spent and more to the point how the executive of the ECF is implementing policies determin...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Or perhaps there should be a line beyond which matters remain confidential. Ultimately the job of council is Well, there's a divergence of opinion on that; however, if Council passes a motion, then the relevant ECF Director has to comply, and that is what Angus is saying And what action is taken ag...
by Andrew Zigmond
Wed May 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 6216

Re: National Stages 2019

i'm hoping lancs get no teams to the final stages this year. Just because of the actions of a solitary player! I'm well aware my name is second only to his as muck in Surrey due to my absolute temerity of trying to handle that dispute fairly and impartially, as opposed to bending over to Surrey's d...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Rewinding to 2007ish (if memory serves) and an England under performance at the Olympiad, Leonard Barden absolutely castigated the BCF (as was) in the Guardian for not making international chess their top priority, instead spending the time chewing the cud over the failed Northern Membership Scheme...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Exhausted Tie Breaks
Replies: 23
Views: 3442

Re: Exhausted Tie Breaks

That was clever :) Well done Harrogate. Fairly sure its the first time Forgrove have been relegated in their existence. They'll very likely come straight back up again of course. They were one of only four teams that have been consistently in the Woodhouse Cup since (at least) the late nineties alo...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Exhausted Tie Breaks
Replies: 23
Views: 3442

Re: Exhausted Tie Breaks

So in the event of all draws the team with black on board 1 would have won (Rose Forgrove). That's really quite a useful little rule. Did the teams have choice of colours? The usual rule of thumb would be that taking White on 1 is the better option if you anticipate a possible drawn match and the a...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

On the appearance fees breakdown, I wasn't aware that Malcolm Pein had said: The effect of the resolution, if passed, would probably lead to England fielding an open team of 1 grandmaster and four young amateur international masters. I am not sure if I mentioned it when it was first brought up, but...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Firstly I would like to thank Angus' for his reply. I raised a few questions which have largely been answered (although I still think his board and standing committee record has a relevance and would certainly welcome a bit more information about why he resigned from the governance committee so quic...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

It should be possible for almost all parties to agree that scrutiny is generally a good thing and that there probably hasn't been enough in the past. I do feel that in some instances the scrutiny may become an obsession or an end in itself, and it is then that motives might be questioned, sometimes...
by Andrew Zigmond
Tue May 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14491

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

- if memory serves Michael Farthing had to step into the breach at short notice. Lest anyone should be over-concerned for me I hasten to point out that I was not pinned to the ground by a large gang of ECF thugs until I agreed to take responsibility. And you seem to have done a fine and diligent jo...