KCC Minutes

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Minutes of meeting on 12-22-05

Minutes of the Kenilworth Chess Club Business Meeting on 12/22/05

Club Treasury: The club began the year with $740 and ended the year with $771 (excluding the expenses of the party held on 12/22/05)

Club Expenses: The club was contemplating buying some carbon-copy score- sheets as well as a remodeling of the cabinet.

Club Championship: It was decided to keep it at Game 90 with 5 second delay for electric clocks, trophies will continue to be awarded but may possible be smaller then the ones awarded in previous years, $25 for the entrance fee with an additional $10 deposit to ensure that no one takes more than 2 byes (the $10 will be returned if they cooperate with that condition; if a person takes an unauthorized 3rd bye they will lose that deposit and will lose games that they cannot make up after the 4th unauthorized bye. Geoff McAuliffe will direct this tournament. This tournament will consist of 2 round robin sections: an open section and an under 1800 section. It will also be unrated.

U.S. Teams: The club will allocate $150 toward people interested in forming a team and divide that $150 on the basis of the number of teams that are formed. This $150 will be reimbursed to the team(s) once they have complied with the condition of showing up and other such conditions. Only the people who are current members (for the 2006 year) in good standing are eligible to play for this team and their team name must include the phrase "Kenilworth Chess Club."

Elections: Joe Demetrick was elected president, Greg Tomkovich was elected vice-president, Geoff McAuliffe was elected treasurer, Mike Goeller was elected secretary, Pete Cavaliere was elected tournament director, Mike Wojcio, Bill Sokolosky, Howard Osterman, Mike Stallings, and Pat Mazzillo were elected members-at-large. Scott Massey was elected permanent member-at-large.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Club Meeting Postponed

Amendment to the minutes of meeting on 12-8-05
Due to the insufficient club attendance on 12-15-05, the club meeting that was supposed to have taken place on that day had been canceled. It will instead be held on 12-22-05 instead, assuming that there is a quorum and that the rest of the club agrees to it.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Amendment to Meeting on 12-8-05

Amendment to Minutes of 12-8-05 Officers Meeting

The third option for the Club Championship is to keep the status quo. Additionally, The option to have an under 1800 and an open section concurrently will be in a round robin format.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Minutes of Kenilworth Chess Club Meeting on 12/8/05

Minutes of the Kenilworth Chess Club Meeting on 12-8-05

1. Mike Stallings announced that he will accept another term if nominated, but cannot show up on a regular basis.

2. An end of the year report about the state of the club will be emailed out detailing its financial status.

3. A club meeting and elections will be held on 12-15-05. The Club Championship format, the sponsoring of a U.S. Amateur Team, and the financial status of the club are intended to be discussed.

4. The Club Championship's format will likely need to be modified. Among the proposals are an open section and/with an under 1800 section (similar to most major tournaments such as the World Open) or Swiss system.

5. A proposal to apportion between $100-$200 on the Club Team(s). A decision on this matter will be finalized at the 12-15-05 general meeting.

6. The club's treasury currently has about $700. A proposal was made not to allow it to go under $400.

Please Note: Club meetings take place on an intermittent (as opposed to a frequent) basis. Minutes of those meetings are contingent upon the number of meetings that are held and are therefore not made up on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.