ECF Finance meeting 2018

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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:49 am
I would be interested in the experience of other countries who have sought to fund teams of professionals in this way.
It's my understanding that's basically the way the Australian and Canadian teams are financed. At the very least the players aren't out of pocket for travel expenses and spending money. ( It's worth remembering that basic accommodation costs for the Olympiad are paid for by the hosts)

You do hear of other countries having difficulty funding their national teams. Despite being one of the world's Federations with the most players, the Germans were short of money for one Olympiad, but did actually send teams, albeit not as strong as usual. More recently the team representing Israel has either been absent or not up to its usual strength.
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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:47 am

Michael Farthing wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:29 am
A number of silver members have argued to us against membership fee increaes on the basis that the ECF directors were undoubtedly over-paid.
I know you can't be specific, but I would be disappointed if any were from the London area. I intend to send something to all London League clubs after the meeting and would be happy to disabuse them of this belief, if it is held.

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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm

I wasn't wanting to imply that it's a widely held belief, but I think it probably is also not widely known that they receive nothing. When such comments do come they do get a reply (though hardly any of this time's respondents have got a reply yet - they will eventually - just to reassure any that are here. Encouragingly there has been a goodly number).

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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Chris Goodall » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 pm

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 am

the two strongest English players post Adams (Sadler and McShane)
The current English number 1 might have something to say about that :wink:
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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:34 pm

To clarify this, I meant in terms of appearance on the scene (ie Short predates Adams by being slightly older).
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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:51 pm

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:34 pm
(ie Short predates Adams by being slightly older).
It's about 6 years (1965 v 1971). Nigel first came to prominence in the immediate aftermath of the 1972 match and along with Julian who is about two years older, demonstrated that you could be a decent chess player even while your age was in single figures.

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Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by Chris Goodall » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 am

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:34 pm
To clarify this, I meant in terms of appearance on the scene (ie Short predates Adams by being slightly older).
True, but David Howell post-dates Adams by a considerable time...
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