TAKE NOTICE: instructions for the submission of subsciptions for the new membership year commencing on 1st September 2017 may be perused via the link below.
Following on from the previous post on the new initiative by C.S.C to bring chess to the wider community, there is now a link on the main page of this site where you can obtain further information. Just underneath the CCA links on the right hand side you’ll see the C.S.C. logo. Clicking on this will take you to a page containing images of the two posters that are used to promote the library sessions.
The Buffs chess club gained one new member after just one week, so the project obviously has potential to increase the numbers in our clubs. However it can only do this if we give it our support. Why not drop in to one of these sessions from time to time and join in the activities, talk to the attendees, promote your club, etc. It might just pay dividends!
To all CCA Clubs who intend submitting 2017/18 Club Championship results to the grader, can you please use the attached structure in Excel (2007 or above).
It is the intention to submit all Club Championship results as per the normal bi-submission timetable during the 2017/18 season.
All submissions, or any queries around using the Excel structure, should be emailed to Paul Douglass – firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlington Chess Club would like to invite CCA members to a simultaneous display by GM Danny Gormally on 11th September 2017 (7pm start).
Please read leaflet (Microsoft Word document) for more details.
Many of you will already be aware of the great work Sean Marsh has been doing over the years, bringing chess to schoolchildren in our area through C.S.C. But were you aware that C.S.C. are now trying to increase the community aspect of the work they do? A new project has been set up in the Teesside area through C.S.C. using local libraries to run chess educational sessions. Initially focussed on Middlesbrough and Stockton central libraries, but with plans to expand to more, the sessions run from 10AM – noon at Middlesbrough and 1PM-3PM at Stockton, every Saturday. This project is the first of its kind and it is hoped will benefit CCA, CSC, local chess clubs and local libraries.
I have attended two sessions now at Stockton and I have to say that the initiative seems to be a great success with around a dozen attendees at each.
We are always complaining about the dwindling numbers in our clubs so it’s nice to see something positive happening to attract newcomers to our world. Well done to Sean Marsh, Sean Cassidy, David Smith and Paul Weightman for their efforts in this excellent new initiative.
Brian Whitaker, CCA Chairman
TAKE NOTICE that on 27/7/17 the E.C.F. published its provisional July grading list, viewable via the link above. Members should check their status and report any suspected errors to the E.C.F. immediately. This will enable any corrections to be made in time for publication of the August 2017 revision of its grading list, which is definitive for reference purposes for play in C.C.A. competitions beginning on or about 1/10/17.
1) the draft minutes, together with the various reports referred to, have been published under ‘CCA Mins’;
2) the Constitution has been amended following resolutions 4.1.2 and 4.3 respectively and narrative references to the NCCU in the text have been deleted in the light of resolution 4.3; and
3) the Rules have been amended in accordance with resolutions 4.6 and 4.7 respectively.
P Mitcheson, Secretary.
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.