A small postscript to my previous piece regarding the ECF Finance Meeting on Saturday:
The Dear Leader may have survived the de facto no confidence vote, by the skin of his teeth, but his position remains untenable to anyone with any sense of propriety. One example of how bad things are is that Lara Barnes, the Manager of the 2012 British Championship, made it clear to the Council meeting that, if de Mooi shows his face at this year's championship, he will be ejected from the premises! We thus have the extraordinary situation of an ECF President, who has been declared personal non grata at the Federation's flagship event. In practical terms, this may not mean much, because I rather doubt that de Mooi was planning to visit the frozen wastes of the North East anyway. Nonetheless, it is a truly extraordinary state of affairs, and surely one that even the hapless ECF Management Board cannot tolerate?