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by John Reyes
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

by John Reyes
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118235

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

This would seem to make chess congresses even less likely, but three-board club matches still possible, probably Six player at a time internal competitions perhaps 10pm curfew as well, Edward Heath only had a 10.30p.m one. Curfew would only apply for hospitality venues, altho I accept that covers a...
by John Reyes
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23006

Re: Membership Renewal

Well, I've paid £39 of that for 2020-21 Current Gold Member as well .....just being optimistic that the ECF would share some up to date information with its members. 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 a...
by John Reyes
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118235

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Here is The Ramblers' take on the new rule-of-six, at least as conveyed through the website of North East London Ramblers: Rambling is however legally a "sport", whereas chess isn't. Suppose you had a chess club meeting of more than six and one of Boris's COVID wardens wanted to fine the lot of you...
by John Reyes
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118235

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Here is The Ramblers' take on the new rule-of-six, at least as conveyed through the website of North East London Ramblers: In the document at ... https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-saf...
by John Reyes
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

i'm talking about the direct members, as the directs members from the bronze/silver/gold was nothing to do with the board
(angus might be able to asked that question?)
by John Reyes
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

The candidates have been announced: A contested election for Director of Home Chess, Nigel Towers v Tim Wall. An immediate problem for the new appointee is that outside of online chess, there isn't very much Home Chess to direct and unless there's a way of ignoring the government's ban on gathering...
by John Reyes
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Update on Direct of Membership I announced on 21st August that I was planning to stand again as Membership Director for no longer than a year, in order to ensure delivery of the new monthly grading system in particular. Since that announcement, I am very pleased to be able to say that, because anoth...
by John Reyes
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118235

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

i follow darts and one of the PDC players has withdraw from a darts event, as he is putting his health and family 1st

I know there people wanted to play OTB chess but you are seeing that some areas are reaching to very high levels and you do have to understand that there is a virus out there?
by John Reyes
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:02 pm
ECF announcement re Dave Thomas
That is good to hear as I have a lot of time for people who do a lot for the ECF and Dave Thomas is really good for the board
by John Reyes
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8649

ECF AGM 17/10/20

Hi all Thought i would opened the chat about this year AGM These are the people who is standing or not and it will be interested to see who will be putting there names forward and supported the members of the ECF Members of the Board Director of Finance – David Eustace is not intending to stand Dire...
by John Reyes
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23006

Re: Membership Renewal

According to the ECF lists available to organisers, as at yesterday there were 4016 members (including Junior Free Silver members) and 137 supporters. I don't have figures for the start of September 2019 to compare against but the 1/10/2019 counts were: 7524 members and 12 supporters. I wonder if t...
by John Reyes
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23006

Re: Membership Renewal

I have posted this in another thread, but it is as relevant here (from the BBC): Up to 20,000 fans could be allowed into Twickenham to watch England play Barbarians on 25 October, the Rugby Football Union says. It would be the largest crowd at a sporting event in the UK since lockdown restrictions ...
by John Reyes
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23006

Re: Membership Renewal

And, as ever, it's no concern of those who choose not to enter. It is however a concern for those who might be consulted over go/no go decisions for other events. In that Northumberland might set a precedent? I don't think there are any right or wrong answers at present and congresses come in all s...
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23006

Re: Membership Renewal

I have renewed my silver membership in the knowledge that Cleveland Chess association has suspended all chess until sometime in the new year. Supporting the national federation in these difficult times is essential, it has outgoings to meet. I am very happy to spend the money which after all is les...