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by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four
Replies: 23
Views: 1916

Re: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four

LOL, I recruit, you entice players to join you, he poaches.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon May 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:08 pm
This is becoming an advert Charlie so keep to the thread question or I will move some of the posts.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7499

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Phil Neatherway wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 12:35 pm
And a big thank you to all those who help enable the 4NCL to take place.
I'll second that.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7499

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Even in Division 4, there's a £50 penalty for defaulting a match at short notice. I'm not sure that "even in Division 4" is the proper way of looking at it. The inconvenience and disappointment caused to those players is just as great as it is to anyone else. In fact, at the other end, players who ...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7499

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

The all-play-all divisions set great store for teams completing their fixtures in proper order and defaults are rightly and properly penalized. The lower divisions IMHO should be no different and not treated like some amateur event where teams enter and don't turn up etc Even in Division 4, there's...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 02, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

The thought that occurs to me throughout all this is quite simple. If I were in the position of bidding for any contract such as this, the last thing I would do is advertise full details of my bid up-front so that any and all competitors knew exactly what they had to beat. If I were to advertise any...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Well, yes, I can understand how Charlie believes his bid scored higher, based on what he knew about the Longsons bid, but that's rather different to knowing how the respective bids were scored.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Perhaps I have misunderstood Charlie but, since the details of the competing bids are supposed to remain confidential, I don't entirely understand how he is able to make comparisons between his bid and that of the Longsons, let alone know how the respective bids were scored. Please elucidate. I've ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

In the parts of the public sector I've been involved with it is normal for unsuccessful bidders to be told why they didn't win if they ask, this being typical of what might be provided. Grid/criteria yes, scores yes, specific reasons no in my experience. There's one simple reason for this. The scor...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 01, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Are you confident that the number of parties was greater than one ? I agree that 1 is indeed a number. appears to be answered by I have compared the offerings of the bid and mine had nearly 100 percent points Sarah and Alex L clearly did not, further I have an arrangement from Chessbase to sponsor ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

6. Once a decision is taken, the responsible Director has the duty to advise all those bidding of the decision reached. No reasons shall be given. That doesn't seem very sensible. It's reasonable that unsuccessful bidders are told why they weren't successful. It's in the ECF''s interests that they ...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12821

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

It doesn’t take a lot of maths to work out the revenues gained if that was increased to 50 per. There's actually not a lot of revenue to be gained by making a lot more juniors into members. The reason being that the ECF prices the first year at £ zero and only £ 5 after that. Well, if Rob's ballpar...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5982

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I'm somewhat confused as to what is being implied in this thread. The casual reader might reach the conclusion that Traci Whitfield stood down at very short notice in order to facilitate Alex Holowczak becoming junior director so that, by virtue of his position, Alex H was effectively able to hand t...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12821

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

My activities as a local organiser are modest by comparison but still occupy a very fair proportion of the working week so I'm genuinely impressed by Tim's list and what must be his considerable time-management skills to combine all this. I have occasional dealings with Mike Truran and can recall on...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey
Replies: 44
Views: 3605

Re: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey

If I have calculated correctly recent World Schools results were 2018 8 players average score 4.31, 2016 no Eng players, 2015 8 players average score 3.62 2017 I think 1 player average score 4.5 but maybe I missed some as I couldn't find on chess results - only here https://chessinschool.ro/results...