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by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: English Chess Federation Forum
Topic: New service for ECF members?
Replies: 46
Views: 10567

Re: New service for ECF members?

There are three possible outcomes to the current situation, which I order according to my personal preference: There's a fourth option seemingly desired by some ECF Directors and magazine proprietors which is that all comment critical of the ECF be suppressed. If we go back to the Chess for Schools...
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth
Replies: 43
Views: 7229

Re: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth

The lack of sponsors is more down to not being allowed to be the only company in their field that will be accepted , and even more so by being ignored when they do approach the ECF. What is your basis for asserting this? I recall every tobacco compamy under the sun lining up to promote a different ...
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth
Replies: 43
Views: 7229

Re: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth

Roger, I had a chess business called Wholesale Chess Supplies that did bookstalls for Chessmaze but sold up years ago due to ill health at the time.

The British is nothing to do with this as it is put out to tender.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth
Replies: 43
Views: 7229

Re: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth

The lack of sponsors is more down to not being allowed to be the only company in their field that will be accepted, and even more so by being ignored when they do approach the ECF.
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

Stewart Reuben wrote:That's prize money of £1300 + cost of venue + admin. Say a minimum of £2000 sponsorship.
No it's prize money of £1250 in each of the 3 sections, a sponsorship of nearer £5000.

But, if there is little interest then the amounts won't matter as nobody wants to waste time or money.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

They were thinking of 3 sections, with prize money 1st £500 2nd £250 & 4 grading prizes £100 £50 best sat & Sun results Per section.

But as it doesn't seem to be of much interest to anyone, it looks like it won't happen.
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

Stewart, it's a new business sponsoring it, that is being launched around that time and THEY want something different to hopefully stand out and possibly get publicity. This of course requires an event that chessplayers actually want to enter therefore any useful comments are most welcome, especiall...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

According to the ECF, events do not exist until official notification has been received by them, then they go on the calendar.
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

Apart from a possible Bolton congress, subject to confirmation, they all seem to be in the south
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

John, this is only to see if there is sufficent interest from players and the availablility to do it. The busy people players wouldn't be interested as they don't have the time to enter your main congress and the congress players must prefer congress games to rapidplay so again no clash of interest,...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Pairing Boards for Sale £25 each or Box of 20 for £260
Replies: 0
Views: 1563

Pairing Boards for Sale £25 each or Box of 20 for £260

Each board holds 16 pairs of cards.
They are not pre numbered but there is space to number them.

The price includes p&p if required.

If interested please pm
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

Re: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ?

To help with traveling a late start Friday and early finish Monday so a 4 6 6 4 with up to 4 byes The Welsh Championships and Southend on Sea which are both congresses and in the south, are there others that aren't listed yet ? This would be either Midland or in the North depending upon avoiding exi...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????
Replies: 34
Views: 3026

4 day 20 round Rapidplay on Easter Bank Holiday 2014 ????

Would this be worth trying ?

I have a potential sponsor who is keen on the idea but what do the chess players think ?