thanks for your excellent report, the extended version of which I've also
read on mannchess.
more than a little surprised as well as disappointed by the outcome.
think it just goes to show how out of touch the ECF, especially our
illustrious International Director, is with the ordinary membership.
you have any insight into how the wishes of the Silver and Bronze
membership, which I believe make up the majority of the membership in terms
of numbers (and probably in terms of financial contribution) could be
ignored by those in power?
the way the votes are allocated skewed towards achieving successful
outcomes for the Board?
think their arrogance and contempt for the views of the ordinary membership
will rebound on them at some stage.
to make a start with that process I intend to switch from my current Silver
membership (£23.50) to Bronze (£18) next season.