AGM minutes 2009

Minutes of Telepost Chess Club Annual General Meeting

Held at Telepost Club on Tuesday 25th August 2009

Present Keith Tabner (Secretary), John Westhead (Treaurer), Adrian Sweeney, Steve Jones, Maisy Pugh, John Casewell, Vinny Crean, Charles Micallef, Peter Crean, Richard Bryant, John Bashall. 
Apologies – Brian Holford

Review of Last Season
We fielded two teams in Division 1 of the Shropshire chess League. Our A team were just pipped to the title by Shrewsbury A, whilst the B team performed heroically to come so close to avoiding the inevitable drop into Division 2. Newport had to recall all their strong players from university to level with Telepost B on points and stay up on goal difference. In Division 3 our C team finished a creditable third.
Nigel Ferrington was again crowned county individual champion, whilst Richard Bryant became national U170 champion with a phenomenal series of tournament successes around the country.

2009-10 Teams
The club have the opportunity this year to put a team into each of the three Shropshire League divisions. Thus all players will be able to play at a level to suit their abilities. After much discussion a team structure was accepted. (see list of members / teams)

Officers / Captains
Secretary – Keith Tabner
Treasurer – John Westhead 
A Team Captain – Richard Bryant,
B Team Captain – Peter Crean,
C Team Captain – John Casewell

Treasurer’s Report
Chess Membership Fee – £12-00pa for all team members – to be paid to the Treasurer as soon as possible. (All members must of course also join Telepost Club – currently £15-00 pa). League fees are £45 per team payable in November.

Match Nights
A team – Tuesday 
B team – Wednesday 
C team – Wednesday

Keith Tabner Secretary

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