Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:09 pm

I take it they don't have "none of the above" in US elections.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Could be a badly needed boost for the Republicans.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:45 pm

It would help if people quoted from the link!

"Democrat Phil Ehr to Announce Candidacy for Congress"

"All are invited to join Democrat Phil Ehr in downtown Pensacola as he announces his candidacy for Florida's First Congressional District. Ehr will run in 2018..."

That took place on Monday (17 July 2017). Wonder how it went?

For those with short memories, Phil Ehr was CEO of the ECF recently. Sadly, I can't find a site that documents the exact years. Surely someone out there is carefully documenting the history of the officers of the federation? (Who held which roles in which years?)

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/ecf-officials/

Phil Ehr is still listed there as "Past Chief Executive Serving on Council".

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Sadly, I can't find a site that documents the exact years.
The minutes of the AGMs at the ECF's site are the source material.

Elected 2013
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... nal-v1.pdf

Unelected 2015
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... -draft.pdf

The englishchess website is the obvious place alongside the Yearbook to maintain a history of Directors (and Officers).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:21 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Could be a badly needed boost for the Republicans.
Doesn't look like they need much help Ballotpedia
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Meet Phil
Recently, Phil fought financial corruption in an international sports federation linked to the Kremlin and the oil trade between the Syrian regime and ISIS
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:01 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Recently, Phil fought financial corruption in an international sports federation linked to the Kremlin and the oil trade between the Syrian regime and ISIS
This goes onto to say
Fought corruption in the World Chess Federation, whose Russian leader was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for materially supporting the Government of Syria and association with the Assad regime’s oil trade with the terrorist group, ISIS.
Other than endorsing the ECF's support for Kasparov, what fighting did he do?

Co-founded a school chess club and helped coach school teams who won nine English national championships in 12 years.
Citation?
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Hopefully not at ECF meetings, or in the UK in general.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:32 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Recently, Phil fought financial corruption in an international sports federation linked to the Kremlin and the oil trade between the Syrian regime and ISIS
This goes onto to say
Fought corruption in the World Chess Federation, whose Russian leader was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for materially supporting the Government of Syria and association with the Assad regime’s oil trade with the terrorist group, ISIS.
Other than endorsing the ECF's support for Kasparov, what fighting did he do?
I'd be interested to know what in practical terms anyone has done
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:44 pm

"Other
Gun owner

Hopefully not at ECF meetings"

I can't be the only person who has attended chess meetings and wished he had a gun with him?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:32 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Other
Gun owner

Hopefully not at ECF meetings"

I can't be the only person who has attended chess meetings and wished he had a gun with him?
Normally I take the view that use of "one" is archaic and only the Prince of Wales should use it but here it would disambiguate between you attending chess meetings with Phil Ehr where you wished he would shoot somebody and you attending chess meetings where you wanted to shoot somebody yourself.

People who know you well no doubt know which one of these two terrible sounding alternatives you meant but the rest of us are left wondering.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:34 am

"Normally I take the view that use of "one" is archaic and only the Prince of Wales should use it but here it would disambiguate between you attending chess meetings with Phil Ehr where you wished he would shoot somebody and you attending chess meetings where you wanted to shoot somebody yourself."

Yes - sorry about that, I have no wish for Phil Ehr to shoot somebody at a meeting.

I don't wish too either, but some meetings are very frustrating.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:33 am

Mick Norris wrote:Meet Phil
That impressive sounding CV led many of us to rush to embrace his candidature when he first stood for election to the ECF Board.

Hopefully, the good citizens of Florida's First Congressional District will learn from our mistake.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:55 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Meet Phil
That impressive sounding CV led many of us to rush to embrace his candidature when he first stood for election to the ECF Board.

Hopefully, the good citizens of Florida's First Congressional District will learn from our mistake.
:lol:
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:05 pm

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Co-founded a school chess club and helped coach school teams who won nine English national championships in 12 years.
Citation?

The first bit is certainly true. Don’t have personal knowledge of the second bit - but if wobbly memory serves, didn’t PE have a family connection to a school that did well in chess competitions? Probably that’s it.

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