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Reminder - UCU Board meeting 19th Sept 6:30pm on Zoom.

Reminder - UCU Board meeting 19th Sept 6:30pm we are holding a virtual meeting due to the Covid Virus. See details for the agenda.

Please email mark.chris.newman@googlemail.com for the Zoom meeting details.

 

The Agenda:

6:30pm Start

Agenda

1. Previous Minutes

https://www.ulsterchess.org/Members/ucu00450/agm2019/minutes-from-the-2019-ucu-agm

a) Review, amend and accept minutes of previous AGM
b) Matters arising

 

2. President’s Annual Review

3. League Prize Ceremony

The prizes have been handed out. We will give recognition to the award winners.

2020 Award Winners:

Tom Clarke Grandprix:

Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk

Intermediate: Aaron Wafflart

 

Div 1 Champions: Strand 1. Individual trophies presented to the following regular team members: Daniil Zelenchuk, Robbie Wright, Calum Leitch, Ross Harris, Brendan Jamison, Modestas Razbadauskas and David Hill.

 

Div 1 Board Prizes:

Board 1 Nick Pilkiewicz 6/9 = 67%

Board 2 Robbie Wright 5/6 = 83%

Board 3 Robert Lavery 6.5/8 = 81%

Board 4 Paul McNaughton 5.5/8 = 69%

Board 5 David Hill 5/6 = 83%

 

Div 2 Champions: Strand 2. Individual trophies presented to the following regular team members: Conor Spackman, Edward Khanzharov, Aaron Wafflart, James Wong, Ciaran Rowan and Dexter Harris.

 

Div 2 Board Prizes:

Board 1 Sam Moore 6/8 = 75%

Board 2 James O’Fee 5/6 = 83%

Board 3 Bernard Jaffa 5/6 = 83%

Board 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 8/9 = 89%

Board 5 Paddy Magee 5/6 = 83%

 

4. Financial Report - Hon. Treasurer

5. Administrators Reports

6. Proposed Resolutions:

 

  1. To amend our constitution so that we represent all the Counties in the Province of Ulster - so that in sections :2a, 2b, 2c, 2s, 2e and 2f  of the constitution we replace the reference to " in Northern Ireland" with - "in the 9 counties of Ulster. So that we have:  The Objects for which the Union is established are:- a) to encourage the study and practice of chess in the 9 counties of Ulster; b) to administer and develop the playing of chess in the 9 counties of Ulster; c) to arrange for the participation of players from the 9 counties of Ulster in British and Irish chess meetings and contests d) to act as the supreme governing body for chess in the 9 counties of Ulster, e) to affiliate to other chess organisations, and in particular the World Chess Federation (FIDE), in its role as the supreme governing body for chess in the 9 counties of Ulster, f) to be responsible for the representation of the 9 counties of Ulster in International chess contests and meetings.  - Proposed on behalf of the UCU Board by Mark Newman, Seconded Adrian Dornford-Smith.
  2. From this moment forward, incidents of cheating brought to the attention of arbiters/organisers of UCU chess events, during either ‘over the board’ or ‘online’ events, should be reported to the UCU executive board for their consideration and action if necessary. Proposed by Damien Lavery, Seconded by Michael Sheerin.
  3. From this moment forward , players deemed to have cheated during UCU chess events, during either ‘over the board’ or ‘online’ events, should have their membership suspended for one year and be prevented from taking part in any UCU related activities during that time.  Proposed by Damien Lavery, Seconded by Michael Sheerin.
  4. From this moment forward , arbiters/organisers of UCU chess events, either ‘over the board’ or ‘online’ events, who have allegations of cheating brought to their attention and fail to report those allegations to the UCU executive board for their consideration should have their membership suspended for one year and be prevented from taking part in any UCU related activities during that time.   Proposed by Damien Lavery, Seconded by Michael Sheerin.

7. Election of Board Members

Under the constitution, the Executive Board must be composed of at least 5 members including
the officers.
UCU Board Nominations :

 

Post

Name

President/Chair

Mark Newman

Secretary

Andy Boal

Treasurer

Adrian Dornford-Smith

League Controller

Evan Elwoond

Vice-League Controller

 

Tournament Director

 

Vice-Tournament Director

 

Ratings Officer

Robert Lavery

Youth Development Officer

Mark Newman

Child Protection Officer

Acting Officer

Mark Newman

Trophies Officer

Geoff Hindley

Woman’s Development Officer

Karina Kruk

Funding Officer

Barney McGahan

UCU Historian

David McAlister

 

 

Election of non-portfolio members of the board.

Neil Gardner (Lisburn Chess Club)

 

 

 

Rhys McLean (Strand Chess Club)

 

8. AOB

Minutes of last years AGMhttps://www.ulsterchess.org/Members/ucu00450/agm2019/minutes-from-the-2019-ucu-agm

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