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John Reyes
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Hastings Congress

Post by John Reyes » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:27 pm

just seen on the ECF Board minutes

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... ration.pdf

 Hastings Congress (AE/ DE)
The Board noted that the Hastings congress have requested support in raising funds for this
year’s congress. The ECF has already published a request for support in the newsletter and
this will be extended to the web site and social media.
MP recommended that the ECF should provide some direct financial support given the
importance of the Hastings event but that this should be conditional on changes to the
Congress’s committee structure and operation, and the Congress raising funds by other
means as well.
It was agreed that the ECF should offer to provide a £5k donation to the congress for this year
contingent on £5k or more being raised by other means, with the donation also dependent on
the Congress taking actions to:
• implement a streamlined committee structure including a representative from the ECF;
• develop a social media presence;
• increase the level of female participation;
• actively seek new sponsorship arrangements for 2020 and future events.


I know that Hastings happen every year, but at the same time i do agreed with Malcolm comments, about the importance of the event, should the board focus on the british and british Rapidplay events, as hastings is not run as a ecf event??
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:50 pm

To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:26 pm

It would be a shame to lose the Hastings Congress as it is such a huge part of English chess heritage, but £25,000 is a LOT of money, more then most businesses can afford to spare these days.

I would personally have a crack at getting a big bookmaker to sponsor it - the are a few of them that take bets on chess now, so it would not be completely out of the question.
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Reading on Facebook that sponsorship has been secured.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Reading on Facebook that sponsorship has been secured.
Any link?

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:48 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Reading on Facebook that sponsorship has been secured.
Any link?
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lara-barnes (in the Updates section), although it doesn't name the sponsor.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:32 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:48 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Reading on Facebook that sponsorship has been secured.
Any link?
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lara-barnes (in the Updates section), although it doesn't name the sponsor.
A joint press release is being prepared. It should be out before the British Championships.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:27 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:32 am
A joint press release is being prepared.
http://www.hastingschess.com/caplin-sys ... -congress/

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:36 pm

"http://www.hastingschess.com/caplin-sys ... -congress/"

Didn't someone wince at the picture at the top and ask them to change it?

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 pm

It's a metaphor for Europe's relationship with Britain following Brexit
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Didn't someone wince at the picture at the top and ask them to change it?
The ECF website is full of Andrew Walker's flights of fancy in this regard. I tend just to ignore them.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:09 pm

Very well done to whoever the people are who made this happen.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Andrew Walker » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:41 pm

I am, and always will be, open to fresh ideas / images / suggestions, especially directly, which I feel is always more polite than via the forum, which I visit very rarely. Send your images to andrew@englishchess.org.uk and when a suitable image presents itself, I'll change it :D :D :D :D :D
Good news about the HICC though, eh?

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