All this discussion about how to improve the state of chess is nothing new. By coincidence, at yesterday's tournament, I saw an old copy of the July/August 2004 issue of Brian Jones' Australian Chess magazine. On page 43 is a letter from Eddy Katnic. Eddy has been around for yonks! This is what he had to say:
I wish to give some comments in regard to present chess activities in NSW.
Firstly, Sydney Grade Matches could have more teams participating if travel could be reduced. Perhaps the competition should divided into zones as in Melbourne. Perhaps the time limit should be changed as in the Western Suburbs competition.
Secondly, to make weekend tournaments more popular, entry fees should be reduced and there should be more rating divisions.
What are the opinions of other players?
What does the NSWCA Council think?
Very good questions, indeed, by Eddy that truly deserve some answers. That just reminded me to finally get off my gluteus maximus and organise that interview I promised with a political heavy. And perhaps, in the process, we can urge our local chess polies to learn a lesson from their ECF counterparts.
Oh, our friend Matthew Sweeney made a suggestion that NSWCA events should be ran at a loss for the next 3 years. Just for the record, we do not take this suggestion very seriously.
Come on NSWCA Council. Give us your ideas on how to fix NSW chess and tell us what you have been and are doing. Myself and others have given our thoughts in other threads, so lets hear from YOU as to what you think is the way forward to get out of the mess that NSW adult chess is in.
There is little chance that you will get ANY information out of an organisation totally bereft of management, insight or integrity.
Attend a meeting and put your ideas foward. Or put your name down and be a council member.
Come on Mr anonymous or are you worried that you then will become attacked by people who sit on on their asses and do nothing (they cant even be bothered playing in events)
Just as I expected. No response from anyone in NSWCA Council as to how they plan to fix the crisis in NSW adult chess. I reckon they do not have a plan. Fair dinkum, if the NSWCA Council was a horse it would have been put out of its misery long ago. Those guys are as useful as a hole in the head.
"Just as I expected. No response from anyone in NSWCA Council as to how they plan to fix the crisis in NSW adult chess. I reckon they do not have a plan. Fair dinkum, if the NSWCA Council was a horse it would have been put out of its misery long ago. Those guys are as useful as a hole in the head"
Come on champ tell us how you would do things oh great oracle.
In response to the previous poster who said "Come on champ tell us how you would do things oh great oracle."
Bozo, you clown. Myself and other fed up NSW chess players have already done this. Get off your lazy backside and look through TCG's threads. There you will find a variety of solutions from people like me as to how to fix NSW chess, such as getting sponsorship for NSWCA tournaments, getting a decent website, use the CAWA newsletter as a guide how to produce a decent newsletter, promote NSWCA tournaments in a profesional manner and so on.
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