AGM Summary

The Hampshire Chess Association Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 14th June 2017, here follows a summary report.

Present – John Wiseman, John Wheeler, Gillian Moore, Chris Priest, Malcolm Clarke, Roger Marsh, Rob Davies, David Fowler, John Upham.

  • Website – Mickey Blake’s update much appreciated.
  • So’ton League are considering sending regular updates to Mickey.
  • County Championship Quarter-Finals (Under-140) – we lost narrowly to Yorkshire. ECF – Membership fees are going up. And game fee is expected to be abolished, but non-members will be able to play 3 games before sanctions for non-membership kick in. More details expected later.
  • Finance – we made a loss of £309.56, entirely due to the increased cost of Eastleigh College. Our balance now stands at £1,111-14, which is below the target of £1,500. The treasurer is proposing increases in affiliation fees, and in entry-fees for the Eastleigh Congress.
  • Election of officers – Chris Priest steps up to be President and John Wiseman steps down to be VicePresident. Junior Organiser is vacant/abolished, but Chris Priest is delegate to HJCA, and John Upham is the HJCA delegate to us.
  • The meeting approved a proposal that HJCA be affiliated to HCA. John Upham outlined current activities and status of HJCA.
  • Fees for 2017/18. Base rate will be £1.60, translating to £8.00 per League team affiliation fees. No change to county match board fees.
  • Next season’s county matches – continue with two teams in the Chiltern League, and hopefully continue with a team in the Under-140 National Quarter-Finals – but we do not have to commit ourselves to this just yet.
  • Eastleigh Congress, The proposed entry-form with increased fees etc was approved. 3-5 November 2017.

The meeting closed at 9.35 pm

About Michael Blake 58 Articles
Mickey has represented Hampshire at Correspondence Chess for many seasons. Living in Scotland he is he is unable to play locally but spends his time helping to promote Hampshire chess through the website.

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