Entries are now invited for the club winter tournaments
Closing date Sunday the 13 October
|President’s v Chairman’s Match|
|Hastings||Wanstead and Woodford|
Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club Ltd, company registration 07737752 – will be held on Sunday 8 September 2019 at 2:30 pm at Pelton House, 2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings.
All Members are entitled to attend and speak but only Full Members are entitled to vote
Members are encouraged to attend but if they cannot then company law permits them to appoint a proxy and a form of proxy accompanies this notice.
Would be proxy givers are asked to consider carefully any directions they wish to give the proxy holder on how and when their vote is to be exercised or not to be exercised.
A form of proxy is enclosed for eligible members who wish to use it.
Members are strongly urged, in order to expedite the business of the Meeting, to raise beforehand with the appropriate person any points of information that might perhaps be disposed of without taking up the Meeting’s time.
Tea (complimentary) will be taken at approximately 4.00 p.m., and if necessary, the meeting will adjourn for that purpose.
After the AGM, there will be the customary President’s v Chairman’s Match (30 minutes per player,
ungraded) for the Reg Cload Trophy.
It is not obligatory for most to submit written reports, but the following documents are enclosed with this Agenda:
Agenda item 5: Chairman’s Report
AGENDA ITEM 7 Treasurer Report
Agenda item 8.7 Harvey cup
Agenda item 8.8 En Passant Kent
Agenda item 8.9 Tom Fuller
Agenda item 8.12 Mid Sussex 1
Agenda item 8.13 Mid Sussex 2
Agenda item 8.10 Kent summer Quickplay 2018
Agenda item 18.9 Shadforth Boger
N.B. members who receive these papers by e-mail may find them collated differently to those receiving hard copy, but the content is the same!
The Minutes of the AGM of 9 September 2018 have been previously circulated but are circulated again for the convenience of Members. Members who attended who have issues of accuracy with them should advise the Secretary in good time.
1 Apologies for Absence.
2 Announcement of any proxies.
3 One minute’s Silence for members who have died.
4 Matters Arising not otherwise on the Agenda or reported.
5 Chairman’s Report MR. Bryant
6 Secretary’s Report – Mr Willson
7 Financial Report Treasurer – Mr. Wheeler
7..2 Accounts for the year to 30 June 2019
7..3 Adopt the Accounts
7.4 Appointment of examiner of the Accounts.
8 Reports from other office-holders
8.1 Premises Officer vacant
8.2 Junior Organizer Mr. Woodhams
8.3 Tournament Controller Ms Norinkeviciute
8.4 Librarian – Mr. Cafferty
8.5 Website manager – Mr. Woodhams
8.6 Stevenson Mr. Cload
8.7 Harvey Mr Bryant
8.8 EnPassant Mr Bryant
8.9 tom Fuller Mr Jozwiak
8.10 Kent Summer Quickplay 2018
8.11 Friendly matches Mr. Woodhams
8.12 Mid Sussex League 1st team Mr Tebbs
8.13 Mid Sussex League 2nd team Mr Bryant
8.14 Mid Sussex League 3rd team Mr Woodhams
8.15 Mid Sussex league 4th team Mr Willson
8.16 representative on Committee of the Hastings Chess Congress -Mrs Penfold
8.17 Delegates to Mid-Sussex Chess League – Messrs. Bryant, Tebbs woodhams Wilson
8.18 Delegate to Sussex Chess Association – Mr. Elliston Delegate to Sussex Chess Association
9 Vote of Thanks to Retiring Officers
10 Election of Directors of the Company (i.e. Committee)
Directors also serve as Trustees of the registered charity
10.4 Premises Officer
10.5 Junior Director
10.6 up to six non-executive Directors
11 Election of other Officers and delegates:
11.1 Tournament Controller
11.2 Membership Secretary
11.3 Publicity/Press Officer
11.4 Website Manager
11.5 Equipment Officer
11.6 Representative on Committee of the Hastings International Chess Congress
11.7 Delegates to Mid-Sussex Chess League (has usually been the MSCL match
captains ex officio)
11.8 Delegate to Sussex Chess Association.
12 Membership Subscriptions and related matters
12.1 The Committee is not proposing any changes to the standard rates
13 Match Captains
13.1 Paul Watson Trophy (teams of six and four respectively)
13.3 2 team
13.4 3 team
13.6 MacArthur cup
14 Kent League teams: six divisions
14.2 Lewis 170
14.3 Stevenson 155
14.4 En passant 140
14.5 Harvey 125
14.6 tom fuller 110
14.7 Intro 95
15 Friendly matches
16 Date of Annual General Meeting 2020
17 Any Other Business
18 Presentation of Trophies
18.1 Club Championship D.Lowe
18.2 Pelton Cup S.Blewitt
18.3 Rush Cup W.Cobb
18.4 Anslow Cup 2015 (summer tourney) To be announced
18.5 Bradley-Martin 2015 (summer tourney)
18 6 Winser Trophy 2015 (summer K.O.)
18.7 Dent Cup 2015 (summer K.O. Plate)
18.8 Whyte Cup 2015 ½ hour (summer quick play)
18.9 Shadforth-Boger Trophy (merit in matches) to be announced
18.10 Starling Cup (10-minute
This year has been again been a busy year for me within the club
As each year goes by, we lose some old faces and gain some new ones this year was no exception
It is My sad duty to report to the agm the deaths of two former members John Gorton and Alfred Mikurenda
Alfred died in May he was a man it did not suffer fools gladly and had a no-nonsense approach to life this may have been due to a hard child hood during the war . However, on the few occasions when he did open up Alfred was an extremely interesting and complicated man
I did not know John Gorton personally John was a regular team player for the GLC and was a member of the club in the eighties
I would like to express my condolences and those of the chess club to the family Alfred and John
In addition to my role as chairman I am also housekeeper and in the past year have endeavoured to get the club up to a high standard this involved cleaning and repainting the chess set also done a lot more picture hanging and generally trying club good state of repair
In club matches I am sure the match captain will give their own reports however a special mention to our first team to Mid-Sussex in retaining the title also the 4 team for gaining promotion thank you to all the captains and drivers this year
We also had a twinning match this year against Bethune nine players went to France all reporting having a lovely time many thanks to Jim Wheeler John Sugden and Martin Fletcher for doing the transport
Club tournaments am sure the tournament controller will give her a report on these however a special mention about William Cobb who won the rush cup at his first attempt
I’d also like to thank Rasa for fulfilling this role
Paul Buswell did a couple of his famous one-day rapid play at the club this was greatly enjoyed by everyone who played and I would like to thank Paul for his efforts
Alan Barton did a series of talks in June and July on the beauty of the game and was greatly enjoyed by those who attended I would like to thank Alan behalf of the club and myself on eight evenings which was very enjoyable
The premises officer Adrian Cload had a reasonably quiet year we did need to replaced the water heater in the kitchen and I thank Adrian for his efforts
Club finances seemed to be healthy a small profit this year however we should not be complacent and it only take one major bill to take away that profit
I would further point out that this is the fifth consecutive year we have not put up subs
, we need to keep a watchful eye on our finances and should be looking to try to make a good surplus each year rather than rely on reserves many thanks to James Wheeler
Ken Lucas acted as secretary of the first part of the year but found it necessary to resign consequently we were without a Secretary for about four months this year Gary Willson has now stepped into this role I thank them both
The library MR John Knott donated 50 books for which the club was extremely grateful Bernard Cafferty the librarian seems to be having a lovely time looking after the library with all these new books for which I thank him
The Hastings International Congress has continued to survive on a shoe string budget For many years and with the withdrawal of tradewise the future looked uncertain putting includes considerable strain on Congress official this reached a head at the begin of July with the resignation of chairman Congress director the Congress Secretary the Congress treasurer and Maureen Charlesworth at this point the future of the Congress seemed in real doubt the chess club felt it necessary to put proposal to the Congress Committee in a nutshell we’re offer fill these posts and that the club basically take over the reins of Congress after a of the a lot of discussion this was accepted with myself taking over the chairmanship Gary Willson as Secretary Jim Wheeler was treasurer Mason Woodhams as IT media and Adrian Cload has the club rep
you’re unlikely to see much change this year as there was very little time other than get the entry form out lastly I am happy to report that the Congress does have a new sponsor in Caplin the borough council continue give there generous sponsorship I would like to thank all the above for stepping in and saving the Congress some of us reluctantly
I would like to thank all members of the committee who have served this year
I would like to take opportunity to wish all the club members a good chess 2019 2020 and remind you all the Subs are now due and on that happy note I conclude this report
En Passant tournament
This is a sixth player tournament in the Kent league for teams averaging 140 or under
The first round was an all play all league with the top two teams qualify for the semi-final
We started the season off with wins against Tunbridge wells 5.5 v 0.5 and Rainham 1 v 5 followed by a draw against Swale we then had losses at Tunbridge wells 3.5 2.5 and Maidstone 2.5 3.5 and again at Maidstone 4 2
we now had to win our last game against Rainham to qualify for the semi-finals which we did
|Hastings & St Leonards 3||8||4||1||3||27½||20½||9||0||0||0|
|Rainham (Kent) 3||8||3||2||3||23||25||8||0||0||0|
|Tunbridge Wells 3||8||1||1||6||17½||30½||3||0||0||0|
this put us in to the semi-finals in second place where we played Beckenham & Bromley 3 which we won 2v 4
In the final we played petts wood we drew the match but loss on board count
we used 16 players in this tournament
A team was entered in the Kent Summer Quickplay for 2018.
Teams of four play against each of the opposing team on a time handicap system with 30 minutes for the whole game; time divided between the relative strength of players as follows:
The four matches in our group stage were all won as follows:
04/07/2018 Maidstone A 4.5 Hastings 11.5
19/07/2018 Swale 5 Hastings 11
24/07/2018 Hastings 12.5 Folkestone 3.5
12/08/2018 Hastings 10 Maidstone B 6
In the semi-final away to Rainham on 26/09/2018, we won:
Rainham 6 Hastings 10
The final was played at home on 06/10/2018 with the result:
Hastings 10.5 Beckenham 5.5
Players who took part, and points scored, were:
Daniel Lowe (4 matches) 13/16 (81.25%)
Jim Wheeler (3 matches) 9.5/12 (79.17%)
Ollie Willson (2 matches) 6/8 (75.00%)
Paul Kelly (6 matches) 15.5/24 (64.58%)
Nicolas Varley (2 matches) 5/8 (62.50%)
Marc Bryant (2 matches) 5/8 (62.50%)
Steve Blewitt (4 matches) 9.5/16 (59.38%)
Adrian Cload (1 match) 2/4 (50.00%)
Of the total of 96 games played in the competition, 57 were won, 17 drawn, and 22 lost.
A particular mention to the four players who defeated a strong Beckenham team in the final: Nicolas Varley, Daniel Lowe, Paul Kelly and Steve Blewitt.
Many thanks to all those who played.