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

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