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by John Reyes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

Also see that this was discussed at the board meeting that Chris goodall seem to be against the ECF membership but wanted to highlight this Cost reduction actions highlighted to the Board previously were as follows: • Staff reduced to two in the Office (with Christine Carcas finishing on Thursday th...
by John Reyes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

Just to let people know that we have not heard much from the silver members but please tell us how you wanted us to vote and your views etc
by John Reyes
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

We're talking about the extent to which the sky will fall if we don't indulge the "professional" aspirations of strong amateur players The thread is "Membership renewal". Chris is entitled to his eccentric views on professional chess, but I find it distressing he is exaggerating the amount of money...
by John Reyes
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

This isn't the ECF's forum; we don't have to be impressed by the ECF hinting darkly at "operational problems". Do you really not understand that the ECF spends most of its money on administration not on professional players? I hate having to say that we are talking about the possibility of people w...
by John Reyes
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

Re: Membership Renewal Post by John Swain » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:17 pm The following appeal has appeared on chess24.com https://chess24.com/en/read/news/englis ... ur-of-need Mr Truran said: "Like many sports and leisure organisations we have taken an enormous hit over the past six months, and we nee...
by John Reyes
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

And this is a perfect example of the ECF's long-term spinelessness in the face of grandmasters pleading poverty. Because the correct answer to that, is that if you aren't playing at a high enough level to generate the revenue, then what you are is an amateur, and you should get a job. Tennis has th...
by John Reyes
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

the other more serious one as to how the professional side would be financed if it didn't raise enough income by sponsorship and patronage. And this is a perfect example of the ECF's long-term spinelessness in the face of grandmasters pleading poverty. Because the correct answer to that, is that if...
by John Reyes
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

Here is my long-term view: that there is a net flow of money in English chess from the grassroots to the elite, is rock stupid. No-one ever decided that or voted on it. What exactly do you think an ECF Council Meeting is? A forum for deciding whether, given that the elite being funded by the grassr...
by John Reyes
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Does anyone have a copy of the Gold members Statement to put on here to look at it as it would be interested to see that? To all ECF Gold Members The English Chess Federation AGM is on 17th Oct and at 130 and is online again. There are a few interesting motions and elections for your attention Elec...
by John Reyes
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

The Bronze reps also have: The resolutions likely to prompt some debate are: 1) Term Limits for Directors It’s proposed that ECF directors should retire after serving two terms in office (unless the AGM doesn’t elect a replacement). If the post is unfilled at the AGM, the Board of Directors would b...
by John Reyes
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

The Bronze reps also have: The resolutions likely to prompt some debate are: 1) Term Limits for Directors It’s proposed that ECF directors should retire after serving two terms in office (unless the AGM doesn’t elect a replacement). If the post is unfilled at the AGM, the Board of Directors would b...
by John Reyes
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Here the Silver members report From Tim Wall and John Reyes (Silver Member Representatives) Dear ECF Silver Members, This is one of the most difficult times English chess has faced in many years: We’re facing a continuing Coronavirus crisis, affecting every aspect of our lives – including health, ec...
by John Reyes
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Whoa! I suspect not everyone has studied the AGM papers, especially changes to the Articles of Association (yawn), but this time perhaps we should take more interest in what looks like a fundamental change proposed by the NCCU to amend the terms served by individual Board members. The NCCU resoluti...
by John Reyes
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22975

Re: Membership Renewal

Fair comment. i think they will published something before the AGM as no one know how covid will effect the ECF and now after boris announcement today, i don't think OTB will happen now in 2020!! Sadly I expect an entire season to be lost, & even a delay to the 2021-2022 Season. Many clubs will cea...
by John Reyes
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8630

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20