Who Runs The Club?

The officers of the club elected for the coming year are Lee Brockwell (chairman, 1st team captain and 2nd team captain), Ian McAllan (secretary and treasurer and 3rd team captain), Janis Elton (4th team captain), Steve Moon (webmaster), Dave Helps (marketing) and Cliff Gregory (club tournaments).

For only the second year since 1972 Jack Hollands has not stood for any of these offices, but at the Annual General Meeting he was elected as President of the Club.

Ian McAllan

AGM 10.9.14

Chess at Sidcup remains outstanding value at £55 for 50 three-hour meetings.  Even better, pensioners get a £5 discount and anybody whose yearly income is under £12,000 pays only £35. And the most outstanding value is for juniors under 18, who pay nothing at all!  Joiners during the year pay pro rata.  This is even better value than the cups of tea or coffee available at 20p per cup.

Another decision of the members at the Annual General Meeting was to enter 4 teams in the Kent League this season.  There will be two six-board teams and two four-board teams of various average strengths.  Members who intend to play in Kent League matches should now renew their membership of the English Chess Federation (see the English Chess Federation website for details).

Also like last year the club will run its knock-out tournament for all members bar the stronger (“over 120 grade”) players and an all-play-all handicap tournament where the handicap is that the stronger player has less time to make all the moves than the weaker player.  This year the stronger player has even less time than last year.  There will also be an “all-play-all simultaneous” in the summer.  Perhaps you will play a game worth showing on the website.  If you have items for the website, continue to send them to Steve Moon at chess AT sidcupchessclub.org.uk.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WHO RUNS THE CLUB?

The officers of the club elected for the coming year are Jack Hollands (chairman), Lee Brockwell (1st team captain), Ian McAllan (secretary and treasurer and 2nd team captain), Keith Thompson (3rd team captain), Mark Lenette (4th team captain), Steve Moon (webmaster), Dave Helps (marketing) and Cliff Gregory (club tournaments).

Ian McAllan

Annual General Meeting

Chess at Sidcup remains outstanding value at £55 for 51 three-hour meetings. Even better, pensioners get a £5 discount and anybody whose yearly income is under £10,000 pays only £35. And the most outstanding value is for juniors under 18, who pay nothing at all! Joiners during the year pay pro rata. This is even better value than the cups of tea or coffee available at 20p per cup.

Another decision of the members at the Annual General Meeting was to enter 4 teams in the Kent League this season. There will be two six-board teams and two four-board teams of various average strengths run by the same experienced captains as last year. Members who intend to play in Kent League matches should now renew their membership of the English Chess Federation (see the English Chess Federation website for details).

Also like last year the club will run its knock-out tournament for all members bar the stronger (“over 120 grade”) players and an all-play-all handicap tournament where the handicap is that the stronger player has less time to make all the moves than the weaker player. There will also be an “all-play-all simultaneous” in the summer. Perhaps you will play a game worth showing on the website. If you have items for the website, continue to send them to Steve Moon at chess at (use the @ character) sidcupchessclub.org.uk.

Ian McAllan

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