ECF Newsletter No 11

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Roger Lancaster
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ECF Newsletter No 11

Post by Roger Lancaster » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:56 pm

I reproduce the following paragraph from the June e-newsletter just received. Anyone in a position to give more details?

"It's coming up to membership renewal time – Please watch this space in the upcoming July e-Newsletter for a special offer from our sponsors Tradewise, who are finalising the details of a free ECF membership deal for all chess players. The rates will be changing from September"

I assume this means a free insurance-related deal for ECF members rather than offers of free ECF memberships but the wording seems to me to verge, to put it no more strongly, on the ambiguous.

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Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

Post by Angus French » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:19 pm

Roger Lancaster wrote:I reproduce the following paragraph from the June e-newsletter just received. Anyone in a position to give more details?

"It's coming up to membership renewal time – Please watch this space in the upcoming July e-Newsletter for a special offer from our sponsors Tradewise, who are finalising the details of a free ECF membership deal for all chess players. The rates will be changing from September"

I assume this means a free insurance-related deal for ECF members rather than offers of free ECF memberships but the wording seems to me to verge, to put it no more strongly, on the ambiguous.
I suppose the deal could be along the lines: take out insurance with us and we'll throw in free (Bronze?) membership of the ECF.

I was a little confused by the reference to "membership renewal time". Presumably the offer will apply for 2017/18 though there may still be players who have yet to renew for the current year - the deadline for doing this (and avoiding game fee charges) is imminent: 30 June.

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Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:08 pm

can someone confirm what email address this newsletter was sent from?

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:28 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:can someone confirm what email address this newsletter was sent from?
office@englishchess.org.uk is what appears at the top of the email.

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Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:38 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Adam Raoof wrote:can someone confirm what email address this newsletter was sent from?
office@englishchess.org.uk is what appears at the top of the email.
thanks Roger - weirdly this email came in to my inbox (I saw it on my phone) and then disappeared! I will have a closer look for it.

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Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:57 pm

Tradewise have tweeted using their Chess News and Info page. https://twitter.com/tradewise64

Times Chess (ie Raymond Keene) has retweeted it, which is how I saw it in my news feed earlier.
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