ECF Finance meeting 2018

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John Reyes
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ECF Finance meeting 2018

Post by John Reyes » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:40 pm

so the big question is

what are we going to be talking about this year?
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:53 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:40 pm
what are we going to be talking about this year?
Apart from the usual, namely the levels of ECF spending, reserve building and how to raise the finance for it, there's likely to be a possibly acrimonious discussion about the future format of inter-county matches. That would depend on what the ECF Directors try to get through the meeting.

Wild cards for discussion might include who the ECF would support for election as FIDE President later this year and where the ECF stands on awarding the World Rapid and Blitz Championships to Saudi Arabia.

I suppose there's also whether the ECF should or could attempt to use Agon's World Championship match in London in some promotional manner.

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Post by John McKenna » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:

... SNIP

I suppose there's also whether the ECF should or could attempt to use Agon's World Championship match in London in some promotional manner.
I recently read, in the Evening Standard (so it could be true), that Agon were moving their operation from Moscow to London in advance of the 2018 World Chess Ch. The announcement also stated it hoped to boost chess in the capital.
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Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:18 am

Can you remind us of the date and time of the meeting?

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Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:28 am

Date is April 28th - I needed to ring the office to find that out a few days ago. Didn't think to check times or places!

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Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am

C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/

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Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:54 pm

Thanks Brendan,

Clearly the Board is expecting a record:
(a) lack of attendance
(b) male to female ratio
(c) geriatric to youth ratio
(d) gentry to plebs ratio

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:22 pm

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Thanks Brendan,

Clearly the Board is expecting a record:
(a) lack of attendance
(b) male to female ratio
(c) geriatric to youth ratio
(d) gentry to plebs ratio
In that photo, it appears that all the attendees are men. I'm sure I've been to Council meetings where that would only tie the record.

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Post by Reg Clucas » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
John Reyes is nowhere to be seen on that photograph! - where were you, John? :D

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Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm

He was taking the photograph of course!

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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:30 pm

Reg Clucas wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
John Reyes is nowhere to be seen on that photograph! - where were you, John? :D
John would be much more formally dressed than that :wink:
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Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:24 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Thanks Brendan,

Clearly the Board is expecting a record:
(a) lack of attendance
(b) male to female ratio
(c) geriatric to youth ratio
(d) gentry to plebs ratio
In that photo, it appears that all the attendees are men. I'm sure I've been to Council meetings where that would only tie the record.
I think my attendance will help combat (a), (c) and (d), but perhaps not (b) at this stage...
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Post by Adam Raoof » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:21 pm

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
I still don't know what time this meeting is taking place, and what the venue is!

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
I still don't know what time this meeting is taking place, and what the venue is!
It is in London during the afternoon, what more do you want? :lol:
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:21 pm
Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
I still don't know what time this meeting is taking place, and what the venue is!
It is in London during the afternoon, what more do you want? :lol:
To be fair, that's the only detail that Council ever agrees. A venue and start time is communicated when notice of the meeting is sent out, which isn't for a few weeks yet.

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