Some questions for the English Chess Federation:-
Q. Is it true that Ray Keene played a significant role in securing the funds that paid for the British Championships at Sheffield last year?
- If it is, at what point did the ECF become aware of his involvement?
Q. Is it true that CJ de Mooi made no financial contribution to last year's Championships?
- If it isn't, how does the ECF explain the President's ongoing involvement with a man who says that it is?
- If it is, how does the ECF explain the President's statement on 13th July last year that,
The British Championships this year received 2 donations - one of £250 from a private benefactor and one of £16585 from me.and where precisely is the cash that the President claims (see the ECF's own website last October) that he has put " ... into chess and into the federation ...."?
Q. However it was raised, is the ECF confident that it knows how and where the money was spent?
We've been here before. If these questions remain unanswered I fear that we, English chess I mean, will just end up going back to them again and again and again.