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by IanCalvert
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 43248

Re: ECF Elections 2015

Can anyone Fill Phil Ehr shoes? Surely the decisions just taken by Council, for better or worse, make it clear that they consider those size 15s should be hung up. Is John Philpott , de facto acting CEO, now? I guess he would have to write the minutes of Board meetings before the event which would ...
by IanCalvert
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: OMOV A serious discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 6689

Re: OMOV A serious discussion

Rdc: The Andrew Farthing amendment to set up the structure of Bronze, Silver etc. defines members who aren't members of the company. Precisely. But it is members of the company who have the right to vote - on the basic legal principle that those who offer the guarantee (or own the shares) must have...
by IanCalvert
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ELECTIONS AGM LIVE Coverage
Replies: 142
Views: 9733

Re: ELECTIONS AGM LIVE Coverage

People might feel it was a bit late to give such dramatic and consequential advice though And others might feel, rather strongly, that it is no place for the chair of governance to seek to influence a vote over the election of a board. Given events at and following the British, including the the CE...
by IanCalvert
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: A Proposal to the FIDE President
Replies: 30
Views: 3055

Re: A Proposal to the FIDE President

Mick Norris wrote:OK, forget FIDE then, Blatter to join the ECF?
I guess he will sign for Slade prison on a free transfer.
by IanCalvert
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online Coverage & Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Online Coverage & Presentation

Roger As someone who used to watch snooker in Black and White without knowing much about the game, I feel such details are hugely important. I agree very much about computer evaluation as a simple scoring mechanism for viewers. My only other observation is that we seem to have lost celebrity comment...
by IanCalvert
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's OK About The ECF?
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

What's OK About The ECF?

The other place has three topics under a "What's right" banner, started in 2015, under this heading and a Welsh ? Of the three, two relate to grading, the database is working and results go back to 2003. Accepting the ethos of this place, I guess we could do better than three with OK replacing "Righ...
by IanCalvert
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 43248

Re: ECF Elections 2015

At the same time the truth of the matter has been an open secret for some time. It could be close. In the hope of good governance, I hope the truth is whole and unembellished and open to all with voting power on Saturday but do not believe it! I feel some form of OMOV combined with an ECF strategy ...
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 43248

Re: ECF Elections 2015

If "None of the above" is an arbiter, I guess the majority view is that the ECF is OK?

However, if not, I do think the ECF needs a Commercial Director ... the funding for Hastings is a good thing.
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 43248

Re: ECF Elections 2015

Martin Regan wrote:Sometimes one despairs.
Is there an another Western European nation such as the Netherlands or Germany whose national chess governance we could just copy?

Do you think Bob Kane could work adequately with the other forecast Board members?
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: OMOV A serious discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 6689

Re: OMOV A serious discussion

Section 5.3 of the Pierce Commision ,seems to say that they did not recommend changes to voting rights of Member Organisations, because there were so many other pressing problems and that it would be a "distraction". With the introduction of the Direct Membership Scheme why should any organisation, ...
by IanCalvert
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Not the 2015 AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Not the 2015 AGM

Alex McFarlane wrote: The unsuccessful NED is Jack Rudd, the arbiter cartel having decided that it would not be democratic for every post to be held by an arbiter and besides Jack can almost be considered as a player!
Whatever happened to arbiter meritocracy?... the Terror has begun.
by IanCalvert
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 players.
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 players.

I guess it was an old mistake?

What was your best, chess mistake so far?
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: End of ISIS
Replies: 40
Views: 3508

Re: End of ISIS

John McKenna wrote:
IanCalvert wrote: Putin today is an ally against ISIL.
On what do you base that statement?

Today, Ash Carter, the US Sec. of Defence said that coalition forces fighting IS in Syria would not co-operate with Russia.
A couple of days ago there were reports of Russian air attacks on ISIL Palmyra positions.
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: End of ISIS
Replies: 40
Views: 3508

Re: End of ISIS

Peter D Williams wrote:Afternoon friends :wink:



Well i do hope your all keeping dry this afternoon
Doubtless ISIS children will present a real challenge for the West.

Putin today is an ally against ISIL. I guess a significant part of ISIS today were children in Chechnya a few years ago.
by IanCalvert
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone latest
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: Mobile Phone latest

Perhaps some of those who I heard exclaim "I'm sure I turned it off before I put it in my bag/coat" spoke the truth and were innocent victims of GCHQ smurfing!? The trouble with "smurfing" is that it cannot be credibly blamed on the NSA ? I sincerely hope the creator of the term has been redacted i...