Membership Renewal

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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by TimWall » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:40 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:34 am
Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:19 am
I thought the ECF ran the British Championships on behalf of the British Isles Chess Coordinating Committee (BICCC).
It's actually the BICC. The word "Chess" does not appear in the official title.

As regards your statement which I have quoted, that was not the case up to 2017. Allegedly it is now, as a new BICC Agreement was adopted in 2017.

However, virtually no-one knows the content of the 2017 Agreement. The ECF, traditionally responsible for publishing the Agreement, have persistently declined or refused to do so for over three years. The obsolete 2007 Agreement is still published in the ECF Documents section of the ECF website.

A question for both the candidates for the position of Director of Home Chess, should they happen to read this:

If you are elected, will you commit to publishing the BICC Agreement 2017 as a matter of urgency, before the end of October 2020?
Hi David, yes - thanks for your question. If I'm elected as Home Chess Director, I will commit to publishing the 2017 BICC Agreement as a matter of urgency by the end of October 2020.

This is an important issue and I support full transparency by the ECF in its relations with the other national federations in the British Isles.

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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:52 pm

Michael Farthing wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:30 am
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:19 am
Would you speculate why that might be? Would it be that continued government restrictions make it impossible or at best unattractive to organise events in the usual manner? Or is it that enforced inactivity will have provoked a mass retirement from active play?
A mixture of both.
Up to 24 months of Government Restrictions (which will include travel), & the continuing closure of venues.
The time it will take for people to return to socialising in a more "normal way".
I think the last is an exaggeration. There will be some that will not be happy resuming. There are others who, had there not been Government restrictions, would never have stopped and will resume immediately. Resumption may be at a lower level but I think it will happen as soon as it is allowed.
Looks like UK Government Restrictions are going to roll into next year.
Scotland & Wales have already made references to there being some form of restrictions continuing to remain in place throughout the first half of 2021.
Wales even talking of "Full Lockdown's" in February 2021.

This will take us to close to A Year with no OTB Chess for the Average Member.
Paul Robert Jackson

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