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by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

I think one of the few things we all agree on is that there is currently a dearth of money in the national game. This has been a long running problem and the blame game is probably twenty years out of date. The here and now situation is that chess professionals (as Nigel Davies has written about ma...
by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

ND wrote: So you were another ECF person who is oblivious to professional status? I'm surprised you didn't meld better with the organization Another assumption another error. I actually tried to bring in free and discounted membership for titled players and do believe that one of the core purposes ...
by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

If the list on the Board and Officers page read, `List of people who received a complimentary biro for services to the English Chess Federation` would you be kicking up such a stink? An Honorary Vice Presidency is not worth an awful lot more in the grand scheme of things. There are implications to ...
by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

I also captained county teams for Cheshire and North Wales. Indeed Nigel may years ago I recall asking you to play for the team and you, in effect, telling me you couldn't be arsed. As for teaching, I have done some voluntary work in local schools, but I've never been remotely good enough to charge...
by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

Nigel, to follow up on a point I made on a previous thread, I feel the problem is not so much to do with chess but the education system and our (Western) society in general. Too many people are given accolades for stuff which is in my opinion, and the opinion of others, useless. I think because you...
by Nigel_Davies
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

Nigel is it really so difficult to grasp that the Hon VP is an award for volunteers, most of whom are organisers? If you ever bother to volunteer, I'll nominate you. Using the word "politics" and the phrase "board room antics" is really just a meaningless gesture that plays to the slow of thought. ...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

I don't really have a problem with those on the list, more I find it hard to understand why some of the great players we have currently and have had in the past are not there. I should have put Bob Wade on there too who was invaluable in the development of English chess. There are lots of important...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

I think Nigel is right that it is an area that needs looking at. The ECF should at heart be an organisation that is about playing chess, rather than just administering it. To not have the likes of Michael Adams, Nigel Short, John Nunn, Jon Speelman on the list as life members just seems wrong, mayb...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Chess Recognition

Anyway, here are some people who SHOULD be honored for their contribution to English Chess but are not currently on any list I know of. I have no idea what many of the current 'Honorary Life Vice Presidents' and/or 'Honorary Life Members' have done. Leonard Barden Raymond Keene Jim Slater Tony Miles...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

It's noticeable that there are no titled players among the Honorary Life Vice-Presidents or Honorary Life Members. Honorary Life Members J M Brew, T Bristow, M Foster MP, P C Gibbs, J M Glendinning, N A Grant, C M Gurney, R Gurney, M Johnson, C J A Jones, A F Kent, J A Leake, C R Moore, Sir J Morse...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

Andrew Zigmond wrote: have been lionised for their immense contribution to the game elsewhere, and rightly so.
Where exactly? And you might want to keep your references to the ECF site and organization.
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

It's noticeable that there are no titled players among the Honorary Life Vice-Presidents or Honorary Life Members. Oh dear, Nigel! That sounds terribly needy. Did somebody not get enough love and affection as a child? I might add that as a Welshman I am no longer eligible, though players might feel...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

The ECF Awards are here: President's awards Player of the year There are also awards for Clubs, Congresses, Websites, Books, Magazines, Schools - bot sure exactly what else is being suggested? For completeness: Honorary Life Vice-Presidents D W Anderton OBE, R J Edwards, A Farthing, B A Fewell, N G...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

My issue was with the implication that Phil Ehr and others should be honoured with the acronym C.R.A.P. I assumed you had him in mind as one of those who excelled in `conversation, rapport and politics` although I recognise that you didn't mention him by name. In any case I suspect a lot of these p...
by Nigel_Davies
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Recognition
Replies: 96
Views: 8374

Re: Recognition of Phil Ehr.

I have flagged Nigel Davies' post to Carl. His comments about the state of English chess on this forum and elsewhere are well made. Of course we should honour those players who have dedicated themselves to the game and have enriched it as a result. There should be a `hall of fame` where the likes o...