Canberra chess organiser Shaun Press has a devastating post today over on his blog.
As far as I can tell it's a dispute over monies between the Australian Chess Federation and a "state" junior chess association, the ACTJCL. Basically it's a case of the big boys telling the kids and their parents, "pay up or else!" Well, somebody did pay up and that was none other than the ex-ACTJCL boss, Libby Smith, who apparently forked out near 2-grand of her own money to settle the whole thing. Seemed like a dumb idea I thought, but, as it turns out, her move has forced the ACF into an embarassing spotlight.
OK, by the time I reached this point in my post I have only this question: what's the ACF collecting all this money for anyway?