Table Tennis blazes a trail for female Board members

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Table Tennis blazes a trail for female Board members

Post by John Upham » Sun May 11, 2014 9:43 am

See

http://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/ta ... d-members/

Food for chess thought or simply something to be ignored? :roll:
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Re: Table Tennis blazes a trail for female Board members

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun May 11, 2014 10:40 am

John Upham wrote:Food for chess thought or simply something to be ignored? :roll:
It's neither, because that completely misses the point. For chess in England, there are 8809 standard graded players for whom a gender is known. Of those, just 239 are women over the age of 16. My guess is that women are at least proportionately represented on chess governing bodies.

The real issue is not the number women on governing bodies. It is the number of women [not] playing chess.

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Re: Table Tennis blazes a trail for female Board members

Post by John Upham » Sun May 11, 2014 11:44 am

Lack of female table tennis players is a problem in common with chess but chess is much worse off in those terms for sure.
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