Our long time Grader, Mr. Mike Creaney, has announced that he will not be standing for office in the 2017/18 season.
Mike has given 12 years of first rate service as CCA grader, going over and above what was expected of him. I’m sure we’re all going to miss his up-to-date GP’s and his ‘Feather in your cap’ feature on his Onedrive web page.
Many thanks Mike from all CCA Exec.
A very big welcome to our new Grader for the 2017/18 season, Paul Douglass.
Brian Whitaker, CCA Chairman
Report provided by Ernie Lazenby – Arbiter and chief controller for the event.
Thornaby Chess Club Rapidplay – 17th June 2017
The brainchild of club founder and tournament director Mr Brian Whitaker, the chess congress was conceived to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club and to remember one of its founders and star player Michael Closs who tragically passed away in 2010 aged 43 years.
The facilities afforded to the event by the Pavilion management team can only be described as the very best and it was a privilege to run a chess event in the wonderful relaxing surroundings of the bowls club social area. The manager and his team could not have been more helpful. Rarely can chess have been played in such a splendid venue and been offered such wonderful facilities.
As to the chess, well the presence of an up and coming star player from Newcastle added to the interest. 14 year old James Moreby already one of the country’s top junior players is making rapid progress to becoming one of the UK’s best players currently ranked in the top 200. It has to be said he won the event with ease scoring 5½ from 6 points; one of the local players holding him to a draw in one game. Three local players shared second place; Kevin Wilson from Darlington club, Julian Allinson from Redcar club and Andy Corbyn from Great Ayton club.
Thirty three players from the local area and the North of England had a good day out playing quick play chess on what was one of the hottest days of the year.
The event was partially sponsored by Cleveland Chess Association’s special fund and a local chess enthusiast.
Thornaby Chess Club offers a big thank you to the Management of Thornaby Pavilion and all the staff, to the sponsors in particular Mr Julian Allinson manager of the special fund and of course all the players who turned up to make it a memorable event. Mike Closs would have been very proud.
Thornaby Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening at Thornaby Pavilion.
In advance of the new subscription year 1/9/17 to 31/8/18, and with reference to the Balance Sheet within Appendix A, Part 2 of the Secretary’s Report to the AGM 2017, attention is drawn, via the link below, to the various balances held to the credit of the clubs listed.
CCA club credits as at 21.6.17
TAKE NOTICE that this may be viewed via the links below.
SECRETARY’S REPORT AGM 2017
AGM 2017 CCA accounts
AGM 2017 BALANCE SHEET as at 22.6.17
AGM 2016 CCA accounts
AGM 2015 CCA accounts
Note: AGM 2017 CCA accounts and AGM 2017 Balance Sheet updated post meeting to eliminate original estimates and revise cheques subsequently drawn etc.
The AGM brings to an end my two years as Chairman of the Association. Once again I am deeply indebted to the support of my fellow office holders, all of whom have worked hard in a voluntary capacity to ensure that the season has reached a successful, if not altogether satisfactory conclusion.
Both the Secretary and the Match Organiser have ably covered the key matters that needed to be addressed over the course of the season so I will not go over them again.
Following last year’s AGM I think that the establishment of the Association Fund has been a success and the work done by Julian Allinson in setting the fund up on a legal basis as well as his diligence in carrying out the role of Fund Manager has been commendable.
Looking at the agenda for this year’s AGM it is encouraging to see that we have nominations for Treasurer and Webmaster, posts which haven’t been filled for a couple of years. This should remove the burden from Philip who has covered the Treasurer’s role and Steve Henderson who has stepped in to keep the website up and running – many thanks to both.
Finally I would like to encourage as many members as possible to attend the AGM and contribute to the discussions and decisions made; the continued running of the Association depends on the engagement with its membership.
I would also ask that the members give their full support to the new Chairman and Officers elected at the meeting.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
To be held at 7.15 p.m. on Monday, 19th June 2017 at St Mary’s Church Hall, (corner of) Green Lane/St Mary’s Walk, Middlesbrough.
TAKE NOTICE that the Agenda may be perused via the link below.
AGENDA 2017 AGM
IMPORTANT: For their own convenience, Members are advised to print-off copies of the Agenda, Constitution, Rules, Minutes of Meetings, Officers’ reports etc from the website and bring them to the Meeting.
P Mitcheson, Secretary.
The full results of the final round of the Cleveland Individual Tournament are now on the web site, together with the final scores and positions after the seven rounds.
The draw for the final round of the Cleveland Individual 2016/17 has now been made. All but two matches will be played at the finale at Great Ayton Club from 7pm on Wednesday 17th May. Spectators are welcome.
Upon an application for a contribution from the Fund towards certain prizes to be awarded in the forthcoming Thornaby Rapidplay event, and the representations received from Members following the Notice thereof given on 7/3/17, the Fund Manager submitted his recommendations to the Executive Committee for consideration. The application was successful and a cheque for £100 from the Fund will duly be presented to Brian Whitaker.
Notice to Members
In anticipation of the Annual General Meeting of the Association for 2017, would members wishing to:
- 1) Propose resolutions, submit them to the Secretary by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 9th May 2017; or
- 2) Stand for election to any office, identify themselves by email (as above) as soon as possible.
P Mitcheson, Secretary.