Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Matthew Sweeney Attacks

Matthew Sweeney seems completely serious with his ambition to revolutionise chess in Australia. Now he's actually founded a real chess company - Chess Attack Pty Ltd! And how does a young business announce itself to the world? Sponsor an event, of course!

Chess Attack, a name very much in keeping with the founder's personal style, has just secured the bronze sponsors package for the upcoming Sydney International Open.

Here is a statement from Mr Sweeney:

Chess Attack will conduct the highest quality chess courses in the world. It aims to be the quality chess education provider of choice in its field. Chess Attack will also play an important part in a national drive for exponential growth in chess participation.

I think chess is a noble pastime with significant benefits for society. It deserves and needs better administration than has been the case in recent decades. Chess Attack will provide services in those areas where the volunteer system of Australian chess administration is in chronic failure.

At the very least, Mr Sweeney sounds like he means business. Just how he's supposed to achieve all that remains unclear. To deliver the highest quality chess courses in the world, for instance, suggests the employment of some pretty strong masters. I'd like to see this venture succeed, if only to have the satisfaction of seeing Matthew Sweeney laugh down at his current enemies, the New South Wales Chess Association and their friends in the Australian Chess Federation. That would be something.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Closet Grandmaster, what is the matter with you? Why do you promote Sweeney on your blog? Why do you want Sweeney to defeat the NSWCA when you know that he is a menace to NSW chess? Why don't you instead help those on NSWCA Council who are trying to get rid of Sweeney in order to benefit NSW chess? I suggest to you that your support for Sweeney is neither in the interests of NSW chess or your interests. Wake up to yourself, mate!

Like his false promises regarding the NSW Chess Centre and his farcical recent Wollongong chess tournament, Sweeney's claims that "Chess Attack will conduct the highest quality chess courses in the world" are just hot air.

Matthew Sweeney said...

Here we go again. The same gutless anon on the same old theme. I can deal with his personal attacks upon me - I am a big boy. However, if there is one comment made by him that is defamitory to Chess Attack P/L, then the company will have its lawyer deal with it.

442 said...

Hope all goes well with your company Matt,seems some NSW people are a little worried with their continued veiled threats on this forum.

This shows me that you are actually doing something worthwhile,and they just cant hack it...lol.

Doha baby! said...

Dear Mr. Anon,

Perhaps TCG wishes Sweeney every success because he recognises the blatant injustice served upon Matt Sweeney by the NSWCA.

Truly Sweeney's bark is bigger than his bite, and claims regaridng the highest quality of chess tuition will be difficult to substantiate ... perhaps Matthew has David Cordover's marketing handbook on loan?

Anonymous said...

Hey Doha Baby, you are an Anon too!

In response to your post:

1) Sweeney has not been punished hard enough. For the good of Australian chess, he needs to be rooted out from chess PERMANENTLY, which some in NSWCA are working towards.

2) Yes, it appears that Sweeney has indeed been taking a leaf or two out of David Cordover's Marketing handbook!

Matthew Sweeney said...

Gutless Anon Turd: Sweeney has not been punished hard enough. For the good of Australian chess, he needs to be rooted out from chess PERMANENTLY, which some in NSWCA are working towards.

MS: Name names. LOL

GAT: Yes, it appears that Sweeney has indeed been taking a leaf or two out of David Cordover's Marketing handbook!

MS: Let me restate, "Chess Attack will conduct the highest quality chess courses in the world. It aims to be the quality chess education provider of choice in its field." What you need to take notice of are the terms "highest quality" and "in its field." Furthermore, I reiterate: one statement from you suggesting otherwise about Chess Attack P/L and lawyers will be involved.

Anonymous said...

Permanently take Sweeney out?...sounds like a "hitman" talking. lol

442 said...

So banning Matt for 2 years wasnt enough for some nasty NSW people...perhaps you would prefer him to be publically whipped at the upcoming Australian open?

Or tarred and feathered at the next Doeberl?

And people wonder why chess is going nowhere in this country when you have vindictive people like this involved in running chess.

The Closet Grandmaster said...

This really just appears to be provocation and baseless hints from our anon friend.

However, if true, then the NSWCA is set for the biggest blunder in their entire history.

- TCG