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    Exclamation Volunteers around Australia required.

    Hi, this is on behalf of the South Australian Junior Chess League.

    A new proposal to the ACF will be made at the National Conference in January next year. We will be revealing the details on here next week in a thread. There will be a national junior competition played on the internet . This is not replacing anything already in existence.

    To make our plans happen in 2006, we need a volunteer/co-ordinator for each state bar South Australia (Alan Goldsmith).

    In the mean time, we would be very keen to hear from any people who:

    a) have a passion for chess and junior chess in Australia (and the world!)
    b) are altruistic, personable, reliable, trustworthy, can work as a team and individually
    c) happy to volunteer their services in 2006 (possibly beyond); usually on a Sunday night but possibly during the week (depends on the role you get)
    d) are over 15
    e) have significant experience in playing chess or in chess administration, coaching or some other avenue.
    f) not interested in anyone who will use this position for their own financial gain!
    g) are able to liase with the ACF and state associations/ junior associations.
    h) It is preferable that the person has been on a chess committee before.
    i) preferrable if you have good computer experience esp internet,
    j) preferrable that you have an ICC account.


    If you are interested, send a PM that tells me:
    1) your full name, date of birth, address, contact details (email, phone)
    2) tell us about your contribution to chess in Australia/the world including any good performances, any positions you've been on committees, etc.
    3) why you would be a good state representative.
    4) when are you available during the week to volunteer your services.
    5) your ICC account (not necessary)
    6) why you think an national junior internet chess tournament would be a great idea. (if you like)

    This is a great opportunity. Don't miss the boat.

    Your application will be judged by a panel, hopefully including our ACF president (that is not confirmed yet!!!).

    Kind regards,

    Alex, on behalf of SAJCL.

    ps DEADLINE: Thursday 8th December 5pm EST.
    Last edited by AES; 29-11-2005 at 10:18 PM.
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    what about Klyall?

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    She is a wonderf ul organiser and passionate about junior chess...I think she would be ideal

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    ok, why it is juniors only? Doesnt this just continue the lack of development for adult chess? It is internet play, no more work is required to include adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    ok, why it is juniors only? Doesnt this just continue the lack of development for adult chess? It is internet play, no more work is required to include adults.
    This is a big overreaction. You make it sound like we are doing Australain Chess a disservice by creating this new type of tournament for juniors.

    Look who this proposal is being done by-the South Australian Junior Chess League. I don't see how creating a new tournament can put adult chess backwards. You can't blame us for that.

    Besides, we had talked about doing this in adult chess but thought that we would see how tournament 1 in 2006 goes (1st Term) and then include adults (through the South Australian Chess Association and/or ACF) if it succeeds.
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    I guess you could say we would prefer to have a small pie and then gradually make it into a bigger pie if we have the right ingredients.
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    Is Alan planning on reopening Icon to facilitate this Junior chess league?
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    Nah, it will be all done through ICC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AES
    Nah, it will be all done through ICC.
    I think it's a poor choice to use ICC. There is a considerable and unnecessary cost incurred for registration and their administration policies are abysmal. I'd recommend FICS - free and friendly, with plenty of users.
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    Hi Dion,

    I will pass your comments onto Alan and we will discuss this option. I think we thought that a lot of people had ICC and it was quite reasonable for what you get. Also, we were prepared to buy spare ICC accounts for those who could not afford it.

    We are more than happy to accept constructive criticism, changes, additions, whatever to our plan. As i said, the whole idea will be revealed next week so probably best to wait till then.

    Thanks,
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    I might be interested if it were FICS.... Not ICC....... and if i knew the dates beforehand...... ie don't clash with NSWCA weekenders......

    I'm a tournament manager on FICS.....
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    I'll be a third person who supports the use of FICS over ICC.

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    FICS over ICC or FICS over BlitzIn?

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    Thanks for your thoughts. Again, I will pass them on.

    One thing Alan and I were talking about was that ICC can detect if someone is cheating (ie opening other programs while playing a game on ICC). Does anyone know if the same exists on FICS?

    If not, i think that could be a problem. As we are offering prizes.

    Also, just because something is free, doesn't make it better.
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    I looked up the "ICC website", they offer free 7 day trials, if it's any help, but it sounds like the free one sounds good, will you be making tournament entry fees if so perhaps you could assort something like 2 months membership on ICC for perhaps 10-15 dollars, they would be happy to have more customers.

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