ECF Elections 2015

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:11 pm

What is the Bob Kane commercial plan if we could possibly divert him from his criticism?
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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:35 pm

D'oh. Stick to your own advice.

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:40 pm

Richard Bates wrote:D'oh. Stick to your own advice.
That is fair enough I stand corrected.
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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:44 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Richard Bates wrote:D'oh. Stick to your own advice.
That is fair enough I stand corrected.
Talking to myself ;)

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Simon Ansell » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:23 pm

Having just wasted 30 minutes of my life reading the relevant threads on the alternative forum I feel like if there was any choice at all and I didn't have to be a member of the ECF to keep my international ratings and title or play in the 4NCL / local leagues that I wouldn't bother paying the fee and would just let my membership lapse.

I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:27 pm

Two hundred nicker I think. Or maybe it was euros.
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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:27 pm

Simon Ansell wrote:Having just wasted 30 minutes of my life reading the relevant threads on the alternative forum I feel like if there was any choice at all and I didn't have to be a member of the ECF to keep my international ratings and title or play in the 4NCL / local leagues that I wouldn't bother paying the fee and would just let my membership lapse.

I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)
Grass is always greener...

Go and search some of the Irish forums, great fun over there. And anyone wanting to play in that country might be forced to become a member over there depending on which way the civil war goes!

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by David Robertson » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:30 pm

JustinHorton wrote:I'd also back None of the Above for CEO.
But you've been backing None of the Above for as long as anyone can remember

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Simon Ansell » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:31 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Simon Ansell wrote:Having just wasted 30 minutes of my life reading the relevant threads on the alternative forum I feel like if there was any choice at all and I didn't have to be a member of the ECF to keep my international ratings and title or play in the 4NCL / local leagues that I wouldn't bother paying the fee and would just let my membership lapse.

I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)
Grass is always greener...
Yorkshire's practically independent anyway, so I should be alright :)

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:48 pm

David Robertson wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:I'd also back None of the Above for CEO.
But you've been backing None of the Above for as long as anyone can remember
I'm a great believer in maintaining the finest of our old traditions
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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Brian Towers » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:10 pm

Simon Ansell wrote:I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)
Because your rating is over 2300 and you are not resident in Germany the German federation would have to pay the ECF €2,000 plus €250 administration fee to FIDE. Hang on a moment. You're also an IM. That ups the transfer fee to €4,000 .You don't come cheap!
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Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:13 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Simon Ansell wrote:I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)
Because your rating is over 2300 and you are not resident in Germany the German federation would have to pay the ECF €2,000 plus €250 administration fee to FIDE. You don't come cheap!
They must have plenty of spare cash after the money they received for Naiditsch :lol:

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Simon Ansell » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:16 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Simon Ansell wrote:I was born in Germany, how much would a transfer cost?! ;)
Because your rating is over 2300
Shouldn't be a problem in 6 months or so, on current form :)
and you are not resident in Germany
Might be more difficult to arrange.
the German federation would have to pay the ECF €2,000 plus €250 administration fee to FIDE. You don't come cheap!
I'll pay it myself at this rate. I was actually making a semi-serious point, I have real objections to giving any of my money to these clowns (certain individuals excluded). And they object to this forum?

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:19 pm

I think we might agree to waive the transfer fee if you agreed to play lots of norm tournaments in England.

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Re: ECF Elections 2015

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:21 pm

Phil Ehr's ban on Directors and Strategic Advisers posting here leaves this forum a relative ocean of peace and serenity.

Apparently the commentary set up was the same as at Aberystwyth. Perhaps the commentators had updated their machines to a lower video and audio specification, or was it that a deal with chess24 meant a higher standard was demanded? That does seem to be the sticking point in the dispute between Commercial and Home Directors.

I suppose we wait to see the John Foley statement as to whether it will propose radical concrete change or just meaningless waffle. I would suspect the latter. He should be warned that his electorate have deeply conservative values ( with a small c). Alex last year tried to abolish adjudication and failed. For that matter, the Thames Valley League of which John is the Chairman of a member club has still to abolish the practice of adjudications and adjournments.

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