KCC Minutes

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Preliminary Calendar for 2012

I have prepared a preliminary Calendar for 2012. New President Dr. Ian Mangion will add events and modify it over the coming weeks.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Consultation Resumes Tonight

The 2011 Kenilworth Consultation Game will be resumed tonight, when White's sealed move will be revealed at 8:15 or 8:30 p.m.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Kenilworth Ch. Starts January 12th

The 21st Kenilworth Chess Club Championship will begin on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 and run through February 9th, 2012. Here are the details :

21st KCC Championship
  • USCF-rated
  • 5-round Swiss
  • January 12th-February 9th, 2012
  • Time Control: G/85+5 second delay. Analog clocks must be set to G/85, per new USCF rules.
  • Rounds to start at 8:20 p.m. every Thursday, for the duration of the event.
  • Prizes : TBA
  • EF: $10 entry fee + $5 anti-forfeit deposit + dues (= $30 for most players)
  • KCC & USCF memberships are required (KCC dues for 2012 are $7.50 for those age 17 or less, $10 for those age 65+, $15 for everyone else)
  • Please register with TD Geoff McAuliffe by 8:20 p.m. on 1/12/2012
19 players took part in the 20th Championship, which was won by NM Ken Chieu.

Championships Mis-numbered

The Kenilworth Championships for the years 2005-2011 were erroneously numbered as championships 15-21, instead of the correct 14-20.

The 2012 event will be the 21st Club Championship.

Sorry it took us 6.5 years to discover the error.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Business Minutes Addendum

Greg Tomkovich's present term as Trustee is not expiring. Therefore, his new term will run 2013-2015 and there will be no trustee election in 2012.

Lou Sturniolo will begin his 3-year term (2012-14, deferred from last year) in January. Pat Mazzillo's term will run through Dec. 2013.

Business Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Kenilworth Chess Club's 2011 Business Meeting:

- The business meeting was delayed for 30 minutes, until at least half of the membership (required by rule) was present. The meeting commenced at 8:45 p.m.

- Members in attendance included Joe Renna, Geoff McAuliffe, Greg Tomkovich, Pat Mazzillo, Lou Sturniolo, Mark Kernighan, Jack McCorkell, Ted Mann, Joe Azzarello, Bert Shiffman, Kevin Chen, Ziggy Bliznikas, Bob Sherry and John Moldovan.
- The following officers were elected by acclamation:

  • President: Ian Mangion
  • Vice President: Joe Renna
  • Treasurer and Tournament Director: Geoff McAuliffe
  • Secretary: John Moldovan

- Greg Tomkovich was re-elected (by acclamation) to another term as Trustee.

- USATE sponsorship in the amount of one full entry fee ($145?) was approved. Funds will be divided between teams that contain 4 KCC members and use KCC (or Kenilworth) in the team name.

- The 2012 Club Championship will be USCF-rated but will otherwise use the same 5-SS format as 2010. Prizes (trophies and/or cash) will be determined by a vote of those playing, prior to the event.

The swiss format and alternating years of unrated, rated will be reviewed at next year's Business Meeting.

- Preliminary plans for the KCC's 40th Anniversary were announced! There will be a tournament (in the spring), a party in late May, and, hopefully, a picnic (probably mid or late September).

- Treasurer Geoff McAuliffe announced the club had a $49 profit in 2011.

- A donation to the Kenilworth Recreation Department was approved.

- A written change to the Club Constitution, with Trustees replacing Members At Large in the organization structure, will be drafted by Greg Tomkovich and put to a members' vote at the January 12th meeting.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Business Meeting Re-scheduled

The KCC's Business Meeting scheduled for Dec. 29th will now be held on Dec. 22, along with our Holiday Party.