ECF Finance Meeting

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Nick Grey
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Nick Grey » Tue May 19, 2020 11:20 pm

Atm I will not renew until I play again. Hopefully some time in 2021.

Simon Rogers
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 pm

I'm hoping it will be sooner. I will probably still renew my membership the same time in September, unless the ECF instructs us not to.
For me, I feel like I'm supporting the ECF and chess in general.

David Sedgwick
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat May 30, 2020 10:09 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Of course, if the ECF were relying on game fee income rather than membership, the situation would be worse
The English Bridge Union have a system akin to Game Fee - and their situation is worse.

https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3812

J T Melsom
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by J T Melsom » Sat May 30, 2020 10:21 pm

David

I note they also have an 'abusive behaviour' warning prominently displayed. Is this precautionary or are a significant number of bridge players a difficult bunch? I won't ask you to say whether they are better or worse than chess players.

David Sedgwick
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat May 30, 2020 10:49 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:21 pm
I note they also have an 'abusive behaviour' warning prominently displayed. Is this precautionary or are a significant number of bridge players a difficult bunch? I won't ask you to say whether they are better or worse than chess players.
It's about 15 years since I last played a significant amount of bridge, but I would say precautionary.

In normal times, the EBU has a significantly larger paid staff than the ECF and ordinary players have more contact with them.

Also, the EBU's disciplinary procedures are wider in scope than the practice in the ECF. For instance, they will take action against anyone being abusive to hotel staff, even if the incident takes place outside the playing venue (in chess terms).

But in my experience problems of this nature are mercifully rare in both mind sports.

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