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by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Having said all that, if there was a satisfactory explanation as to the date of that letter, this whole matter could have been killed off a long time ago. The absence of any explanation does, I have to say, leave me a little uneasy. Suppose Carl walked out of the interview having been told that the...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 26
Views: 2726

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Just heard - there's a missing pairing, Barnet Knights 4 v Watford 1.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 26
Views: 2726

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

"I may be wrong but there's a strong rumour that, although Watford 2 have been included in the draw, Watford 1 are omitted." and a triangular match as a consequence? But are any other teams omitted? Only 31 teams out of 34 are included in the published draw. Either two teams aren't competing, in wh...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Coming back to the central issue, while my sympathy for Tim Wall is somewhat limited, I note [and I have said this before and so apologise for the repetition] that the dating of Carl Portman's communication remains unexplained. To that extent, I feel Tim has a fair point. He makes assorted fair poi...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 26
Views: 2726

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Following email just sent:

"9:39 PM (0 minutes ago)
"to David, Mark, Matthew

"I may be wrong but there's a strong rumour that, although Watford 2 have been included in the draw, Watford 1 are omitted."
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Queen of Katwe' BBC2 Sat 2nd 3.30 p.m.
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: 'Queen of Katwe' BBC2 Sat 2nd 3.30 p.m.

Thanks for flagging this up.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

"I don't recall ever attending an interview, as a candidate, and bringing with me a long acceptance letter." However, if you guess one of the questions will be, "How are you going to do the job?", you might turn up with a draft document and say, "I'll send something like this to people." That doesn...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Coming back to the central issue, while my sympathy for Tim Wall is somewhat limited, I note [and I have said this before and so apologise for the repetition] that the dating of Carl Portman's communication remains unexplained. To that extent, I feel Tim has a fair point. Well, there was this: I wo...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Coming back to the central issue, while my sympathy for Tim Wall is somewhat limited, I note [and I have said this before and so apologise for the repetition] that the dating of Carl Portman's communication remains unexplained. To that extent, I feel Tim has a fair point.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

For what it's worth, and again I have no view on the dispute itself, isn't this why you have such things as independent panels to consider complaints, which do precisely involve outsiders? Justin, I think the short answer is that - at some point - the independent panel would have been appointed by ...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 13628

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Roger, the particular individual has gone rather quiet since making 0.5 out of 9 in an all play all in Europe. Obviously, his concern was that Justin would ask him how many tournaments he'd come last in. Explicit identification of the individual in question, even though his identity would be appare...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 13784

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I have pointed out that you and the other Directors who voted at the October 12 Board meeting to uphold the flawed appointment of Carl Portman as Development Officer (these are limited to yourself, David Eustace, Adrian Elwin, David Thomas, Julie Denning and Stephen Woodhouse, as the directors who ...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hull 4NCL GM norm event
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Hull 4NCL GM norm event

I assume that, in the course of moving his rook across to capture on a8, Black allowed it to rest momentarily on d8 and that triggered off the following sequence of non-moves which required manual correction.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hull 4NCL GM norm event
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Hull 4NCL GM norm event

Okay, it's now been corrected
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hull 4NCL GM norm event
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Hull 4NCL GM norm event

Surely a transcription error on Black's 16th move [...Rd8] in Plat v Merry in round 3 as 16...Rxa8 must have been played