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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 6011

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I never said that I'd support everything the board did. My point is that I think that these are the right people to be running English chess at this moment in time and I will listen to what they have to say. Fair enough, I think it was a fair comment, given you mentioned 'bottom lines'! What's inte...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 6011

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

For me the bottom line is that I support the current board and want to hear their ideas to develop chess in this country. The demographic time bomb will hit in about ten years and we no longer have time to mess about (I had to resist the temptation to use another word instead of mess). Paying £3.50...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 7100

Re: ECF increased membership costs

A glance at my most recent bank statement tells me that I currently pay £5.30 a month for membership of a political party, £7.99 for Netflix and £10.49 for membership of a Union. If my 2021 ECF Gold membership was split across the calendar year it would work out as £3.41 a month which is peanuts re...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 6011

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I am not entirely sure why there isn't much discussion on the rather ambitious membership fee increases, of ~25% over two years from 2018-2020. Are members, clubs, and leagues, actually aware of the scope of the membership fee proposals, and perhaps not all of them are entirely sensible, and therefo...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 7100

Re: ECF increased membership costs

This thread started by Roger is actually worth a lot of attention, for a number of reasons. Intentionally ambiguous or not, the ECF appears to have published a breakdown of costs that don't appear to add up properly in their requests for more funding, and seem to lack sufficient clarity that it woul...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)

Just under a week to go! This Sunday will be the Coventry Club Junior Rapidplay, open to players from all clubs to none! Please get in touch if you have any queries :)
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)

Just under a week to go! This sunday will be the Coventry Club Junior Rapidplay, open to players from all clubs to none! Please get in touch if you have any queries!!
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)

Feel free to either email Ed Goodwin or message myself, for any queries about the event! Some of you may know Ed, as the Chief Organiser of the 28th Leamington Rapidplay 2017, and myself, as an ECF Arbiter in the Midlands area (and Vice-Chair of the Coventry and District League). The idea of this ev...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)

Coventry Chess Club are holding their very First One-Day ECF graded Junior Rapidplay Event, on Sunday 23rd September 2018 , at the Massey Ferguson Social Club, Coventry . This is a first for Coventry Chess Club and anyone under 18 is welcome to join. There will be an Open and Minor (U120 ECF) Secti...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018

Feel free to either email Ed Goodwin or message myself, for any queries about the event! Some of you may know Ed, as the Chief Organiser of the 28th Leamington Rapidplay 2017, and myself, as an ECF Arbiter in the Midlands area (and Vice-Chair of the Coventry and District League). The idea of this ev...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Coventry Chess 1st Junior Open Rapidplay Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 (ECF Rated)

Coventry Chess Club are holding their very First One-Day ECF graded Junior Rapidplay Event, on Sunday 23rd September 2018 , at the Massey Ferguson Social Club, Coventry . This is a first for Coventry Chess Club and anyone under 18 is welcome to join. There will be an Open and Minor (U120 ECF) Secti...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 28582

Re: Director of Women's Chess

If you write down a list of what a national chess federation of England has to do, there are some very obvious roles which are matched with Director level responsibilities. In England there's a problem with the number of people playing chess, so is concentrating on a subset of that issue, namely th...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 28582

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I might delete "educated" from that. Other than that, I mostly agree with your post, except perhaps... I appreciate the good chuckle, however, I'm optimistic that most people (here) do want to see more people (men and women, in general) playing ...I'm not at all sure about this "wide consensus". I ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 28582

Re: Director of Women's Chess

This whole thread is full of guys saying the same. Let's hope we don't descend into a rerun of a particularly memorable Yes Minister moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhZRDoGZg00 .. the discussion on this thread doesn't look gorgeous either. I think the fact that the wide consensus recognises ...