IMHO, Holloid have to make a clear and concise statement as to what they are going to do, this statement should be signed by Holloidâ€™s MD, only then will we know what Holloidâ€™s true position is.
I know we have had ECF CEO say that he has spoken to Holloid and a message is on the ECF web site, which covers the conversation, however I feel this is not good enough. This is not a signed statement by Holloid and differs from another post on this forum that has since been edited.
I hope the ECF President, ECF CEO and or Peter Wilson ask for a written & signed statement ASAP to clarify Holloidâ€™s position.
Are Holloid going to produce 250,000 FREE chess sets â€“ YES or NO?
Was it Holloid who promised the free sets or was it Fergus Christie who at the time worked for Holloid?
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/national ... _house.htm
on this page it says Fergus Christie promised
â€œThe third speaker was Minister for Sport Gerry Sutcliffe who was presented with the first pieces of our promised 250,000 chess sets by Fergus Christie.â€
No mention of Holloid there?
For me the whole thing is mess, lets hope something positive is forth coming in the next few weeks, I mean, surly Holloid can say whether they will honour the 250,000 free chess sets or not! They seem to be buying time, 5-6 weeks for a new tool from China, now 2-3 weeks with tools in customs, it all seems a little sus to me (hope I am wrong), however it does not look very good at this moment in time.