Friday, 21 July 2017

Middlesex County Chess Association AGM 24th July 2017


Green Top Centre, Quakers Course, Lanacre Avenue,

Colindale NW9 5WR.

Note parking not possible at venue so you are asked to park in the free nearby car park.

Nearest tube is Colindale and short bus journey or longish walk.


1.       Apologies for Absence

2.       President Address

3.       Award of trophies – Middlesex League / County

4.       Approval of 2016 Minutes

5.       Matters arising:

a.       Upgrading County equipment – EB has taken steps to replace boards

b.      Missing MLD3 trophy – in preparation for AGM AF has tried to locate missing trophy awaiting to hear from 2014-15 winners () and 2013-14 winners ()

c.       Tasker’s proposition – since we are lacking General Secretary no Executive Committees have been held to discuss (Review what Tasker’s proposition was)

d.      Clubs to inform Open Captain of players graded 190+ – AF advises and also states in Match Captain Open report there is still a great deal of inertia by clubs in this regard.

6.       Officers report:

a.       General Secretary – n/a

b.      Treasurer

c.       Auditor

d.      League Secretary

e.      County Grader

f.        Match Captains:

                                                               i.      Open – report attached

                                                             ii.      U180 – report attached

                                                            iii.      U160

                                                           iv.      U140

                                                             v.      U120

                                                           vi.      U100 – n/a

g.       Individual – n/a

h.      Team – n/a

i.         Correspondence – n/a

j.        Junior

k.       Winters Trophy – n/a

l.         Ralph Barnett n/a

m.    SCCU/ECF Representative – SCCU 125th Anniversary Match publicity attached

7.       Election of Officers:

a.       President

b.      Deputy President

c.       Officers as per Agenda item 6

d.      2 additional committee members

e.      Supplementary item if General Secretary and/or Treasurer post vacant

8.       Middlesex website

9.       A.O.B – none noted prior to meeting. President will exercise discretion regarding any business raised at meeting

10.   Date of 2018 AGM provisionally 9th July 2018 (1st Monday after Finals Day probably 7th July – 1st Saturday in July)

11.   Date of Fixture Meeting

Monday, 3 October 2016

Middlesex U120 V Kent U120 @ Home on 01/10/2016 Results

It all started with Middlesex winning the toss and  Kent team bringing us two free points with defaults in the last two boards. Thanks to James and Michael for waiting for that 60 minutes to bring us the first points. But already it was all happening in the boards with Phil drawing the first blood with a knight up in the 40th minute since we started.  

Jenny delivered some spectacular queen maneuver and got our first win over the board in 90 minutes. Barry Fraser went for bishop sacrifice on h6 sqaure and started terrorizing his opponent. Top 6 boards were fighting hard as the Kent players gave a good resistance to keep the odds high. 

Phil was questioned in the 42nd move with a stalemate but he went on well to answer with a win. I was a knight up by that time and was  sensing a win for  and Middlesex. 

In two hours from we started well experienced  Surjit delivered a decisive fork in his 24th move and gave us another point. Dejan agreed for a draw to increase the lead and Middlesex was smelling victory. David who joined to strengthen our top boards delivered what was expected from him and by now in 120 minutes from we started Middlesex already won with 6.5 to 1.5. 

After 3 hours of toiling and Only 4 games to go I was over excited and blundered and lost my queen. Barry's opponent found his way out and eventually the sacrifice lead him to a loss. I saved my self with a good rook and bishop defense to settle for a draw. John Harvey took the game into the 4th hour but since we already won agreed for a draw with his opponent as he needed to return back strong in a weeks time.

Alexander and James played exceptionally well  but it was not their day. They will return strong as hungry tigers which smelt the blood to take on Surrey next week.

It was a brilliant team work and thank you all. Win or loose I am sure we all enjoyed our chess.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

EGM and Fixtures Meeting, on 12th September at The Plough, 27 Museum St, London WC1A 1LH.

EGM and Fixtures Meeting, 12th September at The Plough

The Fixtures Meeting is on Monday 12th of September at The Plough, 27 Museum St, London WC1A 1LH

There will be a short EGM before the fixtures meeting to ratify decisions made at the inquorate AGM on 11th July. This is Mandatory for all clubs, starting 6.45 for 7 pm.

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