ECF Finance Meeting

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John Upham
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Upham » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:47 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Relaxing the 2 metre rule would be very risky. Unless everyone was forced to wear gloves, masks and visors.
The other places in the UK that might return to normal are some of the other extremities like Lundy,Sark, Orkney and Shetland.
Possibly down the line the Isle of Wight like in The Day of the Triffids.
Possibly Portmeirion ?
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:53 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:13 am
The same may apply in the near future to the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey for their residents, if not visitors.
This is now happening in the Isle of Man and in Guernsey.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... n-53001567

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... y-52996988
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:08 pm

"Possibly Portmeirion ?"

That would be a great venue for a chess event, although equating Portmeirion with normality is a bit of a stretch.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Mike Gunn » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:48 am

Would participants in this Portmeirion chess congress dream of being chased through the streets by large bouncing balls looking like the Covid19 virus?

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:21 am

"Would participants in this Portmeirion chess congress dream of being chased through the streets by large bouncing balls looking like the Covid19 virus?"

If I were running it, I'm sure I could get Rover to make an appearance!

The pairing numbers would start with 2, obviously.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:57 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:21 am
"Would participants in this Portmeirion chess congress dream of being chased through the streets by large bouncing balls looking like the Covid19 virus?"

If I were running it, I'm sure I could get Rover to make an appearance!

The pairing numbers would start with 2, obviously.
But player number 2 would be different every round.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:40 pm

"But player number 2 would be different every round."

Good point, but I imagine you could charge entrants an extra fee to be number 6...

I think we may have drifted a bit from the point of the thread, but I've seen worse examples.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:17 pm

Book the Hotel 6 Years in advance. Small tournament.

My number 6 t shirt worn at chess over 100 times. I expect that is an ECF record.

As number 2 came up I was thinking Austin Powers. Nice to drift...

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:48 am

Thanks for all those posts gentlemen. It's made me chuckle.
I've never visited Portmeirion. If I win the lottery, I'll will take you all there for a few chess games and Welsh Beer.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:13 am

well i have Email my other Silver rep and also message part of the bronze member to put a amend to the meeting and will be putting it into the forum when the silver members get it as well

We all need to all remember that the ECF are there to support us and we don't want to be like the Bridge union and also like the BDO darts
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Julie Denning » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:51 am

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:53 pm
The other places in the UK... like ...Sark ....
Has Sark declared UDI from the Bailiwick of Guernsey?

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Perhaps it should, temporarily, because there's safety in fewer numbers now.
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:54 pm

"Has Sark declared UDI from the Bailiwick of Guernsey?"

No - but they did isolate themselves from Guernsey quickly. The Barclay brothers have been trying to take over Sark, but the Guernsey Courts won't let them.

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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:05 pm

the Agenda will be out this week
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Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Post by John Reyes » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:48 pm

just wanted to say that the ECF Agenda has been published just this minute
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