Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Irish Chess Union Go Online

Here's a lesson for our Australian chess politicians. The ICU has just moved their journal to the internet. There will also be a separate e-zine for younger players. I wonder if "e-zine" is even in the vocabulary of Australian Chess Federation officials.

ICU PR officer Mark Quinn says, "We are making use of the flexible format of the internet...This generation is the future of Irish chess. They will be more likely to stay involved if we encourage them and let them realise that there's a whole world out there."

More from Electric News. The journal can be read here. It's an absolutely massive publication - some 44 pages, packed full of reportage, games, pictures and tables.

A tip for the NSWCA: stop sending those paper wasteful newsletters. Go online! Send me PDFs instead.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any chance of an efficient amalgamation of ALL the Australian chess newsletter type publications were this PDF idea to be followed through?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the link to the PDF journal is not working at this time...

The Closet Grandmaster said...

Corrected now.

- TCG

Matthew Sweeney said...

Jesus Mohamad Budda, The ACF cannot even get a regular newsletter out. It has not been issued for five weeks. The last time it disappeared (late 2006) it was gine for three months.

My offer to compile and send it was not taken up. But what else can you expect of plodders. Maybe that thing that spends 16 hours a day moderating at Chess Chat could do something useful in stead of making enemies.

cary grant said...

do you really think that the australian chess federation will EVER be organized? let's blame the chess players since they're pretty disillusioned as well