Harvey Cup, Thomson v Neanor

Sidcup v Lewisham, Bennet v Grist

A good win for Sidcup 2 team this week beating Lewisham 7 1-3 with wins for Keith Thompson, Ken Grist and Leon Hopkins.

Keith and Leon got the match off to a good start both winning their games and finishing at about the same time with both their opponents making a few blunders to give Sidcup an early 2 -0 lead. Unfortunately, Dennis made a blunder from a winning position and lost quickly after that giving Lewisham a chance of a draw as Ken was in a difficult position at the time. However, a blunder by Delroy Bennett (Lewisham) on move 22 combined with careful play by Ken, meant the result was never in doubt, giving Sidcup a well deserved 3-1 win.

Sidcup v Lewisham, Moody v Thompson

Kent v Sussex

Intro v Lewisham

Sidcup 3 got off to a bad start for the defence of the Intro trophy they won last year with a resounding loss against Lewisham. It started badly when just before the match we had a player unavoidably pull out due to illness in the family, so we had to default on board 4. We could only manage a half point on board 3 by Ken Grist. Keith Thompson and Peter Houching had good games but were still beaten well, losing the match in the end 3 ½ to ½.

AGM 14.09.11

How much should the club subscription be? How many teams should we run this year? These are typical questions to which we hope to find answers at the Annual General Meeting of the club. The meeting should start at 8.00pm on Wednesday14th September. I hope you and all other members will be there. The formal agenda will be:

  1. Apologies for absence.

  2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 15th September 2010.

  3. Matters arising from the minutes.

  4. Chairman’s report.

  5. Secretary and Treasurer’s report.

  6. Match Captains’ reports.

  7. Press Officer’s report.

  8. Webmaster’s report.

  9. Website in the coming year.

  10. Team entries in the coming year

  11. Club tournaments in the coming year.

  12. Subscriptions.

  13. Election of officers i.e. chairman, secretary and treasurer, match captains, webmaster, tournament officer and press officer.

  14. Any other business.

Last year we ran three teams in the Kent League, but the meeting may decide to run some other number of teams.

We will be discussing our website (sidcupchessclub.org.uk). I look forward to hearing your ideas for material to put on it and what you can provide for it.

After the meeting I will try to collect the subscriptions which you have just voted. Last year the subscription for a full year was £55, except for pensioners, who pay £50, those with an annual income under £10,000, who pay £35, and members in full-time education, who pay nothing.

I very much hope to see you and hear your constructive comments on 14th September.

Yours sincerely

Ian McAllan