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by Julie Denning
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 17257

Re: National Chess Library closure

Julie will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the cataloguing job has been completed yet. That's as I remember the situation. The University had catalogued the majority of the material they had, but not all of it. Being professional librarians, we can assume their work is of high quality....
by Julie Denning
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 17257

Re: National Chess Library closure

The named collections that I boxed up and transferred to storage in 2015 were as follows:- Why did the University see fit to keep complete what were mostly unremarkable and duplicated collections by chess enthusiasts? You might keep a list of what they had collected over their lifetime, but the phy...
by Julie Denning
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 17257

Re: National Chess Library closure

The named collections that I boxed up and transferred to storage in 2015 were as follows:-

Clarke
Croker
Diggle
Golombek
Jordan
Dunleavy
Rumsey
Ravilious
Wade
Whiting
by Julie Denning
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 17257

Re: National Chess Library closure

Just noticed this topic has got hyper-active again. The reason being that the ECF is proposing to increase its expenditure on the library to at least £ 8,000 a year without, it would appear, any firm plans on the library's future and what it's for. Roger, thank you, but rest assured I was well awar...
by Julie Denning
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 17257

Re: National Chess Library closure

David Robertson wrote: Who was it a while back - Julie Denning and someone else nearby - who were claiming the importance of a key national resource. Utter bollox
Just noticed this topic has got hyper-active again.

No, David, I don't believe I ever said anything of the sort.
by Julie Denning
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11089

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

I think a real difficulty arises if and when the minutes of a meeting (whether an ECF AGM or anything else) are so long delayed that 'unauthorised versions' are already in circulation and have gained credence. Precisely. It will be interesting to see how the Board deals with the conundrum of produc...
by Julie Denning
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11089

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

I have been taken to task by 2 people already that in my SCCU report I glossed over the item on the Strategy Statement to the point of giving the wrong impression. On reflection, and scratching my aging grey memory cells as best I can, I shouldn't have said the Statement was approved by Council. The...
by Julie Denning
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 6425

Re: Richard Haddrell

It is the wish of Richard's family that there should be chess playing at the wake following Richard's funeral on 3rd November. This will be at the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells (further details on the ECF website), and the local club, of which Richard was a very longstanding member and officer, have ag...
by Julie Denning
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11089

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

I've now written up some notes on the meeting that I expect Michael Flatt will put on the SCCU website shortly. Always intended to maintain the tradition of Richard Haddrell, albeit not in his inimitable style, but had to take it's place amongst a load of other tasks. My notes from the meeting were ...
by Julie Denning
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Philpott
Replies: 29
Views: 5117

Re: John Philpott

Heard the news while travelling home from the AGM where we had remembered Richard Haddrell. Puts all other activities yesterday into perspective. Two of English chess' greatest servants of recent times lost to us within a couple of weeks. Both had remained in harness till the very end. They had had ...
by Julie Denning
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF elections 2016
Replies: 224
Views: 18909

Re: ECF elections 2016

Relative calm descends on the forum (for a few hours at least). No doubt all hell will break loose once papers start getting published tomorrow (God willing) ...... :wink: So, most of the AGM papers have been published and are available here . Kudos to the Board, John Philpott, the ECF Office and, ...
by Julie Denning
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 6425

Re: Richard Haddrell

Not a huge shock, as we knew Richard was seriously ill, but still very sad. I have only had the privilege of knowing Richard for about the last 10 years. Firstly as a grader submitting results to him - and perhaps I was not the only one to receive a typically succinct Richard rebuke whenever I got s...
by Julie Denning
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inordinate length of time at a club
Replies: 30
Views: 4043

Re: Inordinate length of time at a club

Kevin, An impressive record, but still a few years behind my club's Chairman. Namely, John Cannon who you may recall exchanging correspondence with on the SCCU Forum a couple of year's ago when John recorded having played his 500th county match. John produced a history of Horsham Chess Club a few ye...
by Julie Denning
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 14883

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Julie Denning wrote: According to the grading database, he hasn't been graded since 2005, so I doubt this will be an issue for him.
He played some rapid play games whilst President.
I stand corrected, although even rapidplay he hasn't had a recorded game since 2011 / 12
by Julie Denning
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 14883

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

NickFaulks wrote:
John Upham wrote:
[i]The Guardian[/i] wrote: and keep a charged mobile phone with him at all times.
How is he going to play chess?
Nick,

According to the grading database, he hasn't been graded since 2005, so I doubt this will be an issue for him.