AGM

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John Philpott

Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:18 pm

Other elections are now proceeding. The non-contested ones are being disposed of on a show of hands: David Eustace, Alex Holowczak, David Openshaw, David Thomas, Bob Kane, Mike Truran and the members of the Finance Committee have so far been re-elected.

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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Chris Majer and the members of the Governance Committee (including David Robertson, who addressed the meeting) elected.

Card vote in progress on NEDs, Junior Director and FIDE Delegate.

Finishing time put back to no later than 6.30 p.m. Oh joy.

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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:37 pm

HLVPs for Andrew Farthing and John Wickham approved by acclamation.

The counting is still proceeding.

Now onto Alex Holowczak's proposal on adjudications. Alex has nothing to add to his paper, but I suspect that there will be a number of comments and questions from the floor. Stewart Reuben is proposing an amendment to the motion to add "except in exceptional circumstances", with disabled players, for example, in mind.

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Re: AGM

Post by benedgell » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:44 pm

This is a looong afternoon.

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Re: AGM

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:47 pm

John Philpott wrote: Stewart Reuben is proposing an amendment to the motion to add "except in exceptional circumstances", with disabled players, for example, in mind.
I struggle to understand the disabled players issue. We've had quickplay finishes in tournaments for over forty years, as Stewart is always reminding us. I cannot recall in that time any special treatment being requested for disabled players that they should be exempt from the normal time controls, so why should leagues offer different rules?

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Re: AGM

Post by Rob Thompson » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Discussion of Alex's proposal continues.
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Re: AGM

Post by Rob Thompson » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:06 pm

Having been voted against 23 - 12 on a hand vote, we now have card vote 2.
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Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:09 pm

Adjudication proposal lost 23 v 12 on a show of hands, Card vote called for.

Election results:

NED Ball 93 Clissold 191 Foley 156

Junior Levens 53 Whitfield 197 Neither 2

FIDE delegate Pein 154 Reuben 86

John Philpott

Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Card vote on adjudications - For 85 against 138.

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Re: AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:17 pm

Thanks for the excellent coverage as usual John especially given the level of duplication needed.
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John Philpott

Re: AGM

Post by John Philpott » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Code of conduct and complaints policy both noted.

In the meantime, HLVP awards, President's award and Magazine of the year award were presented by Dominic Lawson. In addition to the three President's awards announced in the meeting papers, the Board had decided to make an additional President's award to Roger Edwards.

Game Fee discussion item rolled on to the next meeting.

There being no other business, the meeting was declared closed at 18.20, following a round of applause for Julie's chairing.

All thanks gratefully accepted! Thank goodness for the concept of copy and paste.

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Re: AGM

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:23 pm

John Philpott wrote:All thanks gratefully accepted! Thank goodness for the concept of copy and paste.
The veneer of officialdom thanks you :roll:
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Re: AGM

Post by David Gilbert » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:52 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
John Philpott wrote: Stewart Reuben is proposing an amendment to the motion to add "except in exceptional circumstances", with disabled players, for example, in mind.
I struggle to understand the disabled players issue. We've had quickplay finishes in tournaments for over forty years, as Stewart is always reminding us. I cannot recall in that time any special treatment being requested for disabled players that they should be exempt from the normal time controls, so why should leagues offer different rules?
Stewart held the proxy for the London League. The LL allows a blind player the option of adjudication. The LL will not change its rule. If the amendment had not been accepted by the Director of Home Chess, Stewart had been mandated to vote against the proposal. As it was he needn't have bothered, the local automy argument prevailed.

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Re: AGM

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:06 pm

John - thank you for live coverage - better than minutes.

Gave some of us a chance to play County Chess - a lovely trop to Horsham where there was torrential rain until the train got to Horsham then glorious sunshine!

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Re: AGM

Post by Nigel Short » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:24 pm

A great day for English chess...

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