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    $80,000 wish list.

    If your chess association had $80,000 what would you want it to do with it?

    I know of one association that says that the best place for it is the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    If your chess association had $80,000 what would you want it to do with it?

    I know of one association that says that the best place for it is the bank.
    my wish is for my association to have $80,000 in the bank

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    my wish is for my association to have $80,000 in the bank
    Dude, I hope you're not serious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    my wish is for my association to have $80,000 in the bank
    It's no wonder you and BG get on so well.

    Now be serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    It's no wonder you and BG get on so well.

    Now be serious.
    meaning that i wish my association had enough cash flow and income to generate that type of money in the bank

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    meaning that i wish my association had enough cash flow and income to generate that type of money in the bank
    It does have quite a bit.. "in shares" apparently. Matt was asking what would you don with it though, what initiatives would you spearhead? Or would you leave it where it is?

    I notice Bill hasn't yet given an explanation of why the cash is sitting there.. I'd expect his reasoning would be it's necessary to have to ensure NSWCA's continued running. Even so, it's a lot of capital to sit on.
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    BD - Are you saying NSWCA has $80,000?

    1 - Run some TV ads in winter to promote chess. - I think it costs something like $20,000 to $40,000 to do this. It may seem like alot now, but you are reaching many million viewers.
    2 - Since running the TV ads, you have many hundreds or if you're lucky, thousands of more people interested in chess, so: Run Many more tournaments, with high cash prize.
    3 - Use some of the money to hire a PR expert. <- Maybe this should go first.
    4 - Get a semi decent website... j/k.....

    Though one thing you can do with the website at no extra cost is take off that hit counter to hide how unpopular chess is in Australia/NSW (83753 Hits since 02/12/97)
    Last edited by skip to my lou; 11-08-2004 at 09:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    If your chess association had $80,000 what would you want it to do with it?

    I know of one association that says that the best place for it is the bank.
    i doubt it's enough to bribe an elevation of all australian im's into gm's

    for a while i thought it might be the amount needed to sway a certain dr k bonham into applying to become tasmania's next governor but it's most likely out by a factor of 10 or 100

    it could be used for a research grant to investigate the cause of irrelevant threads and posts on chess bulletin boards

    how about use it to put a deposit on a house in balaclava for the exclusive use of one r j fischer once the australian government can be persuaded to grant him asylum



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Dickinson
    It does have quite a bit.. "in shares" apparently. Matt was asking what would you don with it though, what initiatives would you spearhead? Or would you leave it where it is?

    I notice Bill hasn't yet given an explanation of why the cash is sitting there.. I'd expect his reasoning would be it's necessary to have to ensure NSWCA's continued running. Even so, it's a lot of capital to sit on.
    i think the serious answer is related to the nswca chess centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectic
    how about use it to put a deposit on a house in balaclava for the exclusive use of one r j fischer once the australian government can be persuaded to grant him asylum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    If your chess association had $80,000 what would you want it to do with it?

    I know of one association that says that the best place for it is the bank.
    Hang on a sec how does Matt know this? Is it true? Is he necessarily referring to NSWCA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethbcharles
    Hang on a sec how does Matt know this? Is it true? Is he necessarily referring to NSWCA?
    amounts of this nature have been mentioned quite alot before, not just by matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    If your chess association had $80,000 what would you want it to do with it?

    I know of one association that says that the best place for it is the bank.
    This was discussed last year on the old ACF BB.

    The situation has not changed, with the exception that we received a $10,000 donation last year.

    The funds have been accumulated over many years.
    The aim of many councils over the years was to build up a fund for the lease or eventual purchase of a chess centre.

    One of the biggest costs over the years has been rent. Although we have been able to hold some events at free venues this is not the case for all events. Also it should not be assumed that the free venues will continue, especially with the NSW Givernments new pokie tax coming in from Sept 1st.

    Having a chess centre that is usuable by the NSWCA and the NSWJCL would eliminate this cost and would benefit NSW chess.

    Of course there is a fair amount of debate as to where this centre should be located. Some would want it in the city, others would like it in the suburbs be they north, south or west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    amounts of this nature have been mentioned quite alot before, not just by matt.
    Oh he mentioned it back on the 2/8/04 in the NSW Chess Centre thread.

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    If SACA I would want them to use some of it in finding a new South Australia Chess Centre.
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