Dear NSW club contacts,
I am writing to you in relation to the up coming NSWCA Grade Matches. The purpose of this email is to request interested clubs to provide me with their grade match teams.
The NSWCA Grade matches will commence on Monday, 21 May 2018. We intend to run an Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1500 grade, like last year. Each team must consist of four players. A team may include only one player rated above the limit for their division (up to 50 points), and this player must play on board one.
The U 2100 matches will once again all be played at CabraVale Diggers Club on Sundays at 2 PM (commencing 27 May 2018) and the other two grades will be played on a home and away basis on club nights.
The rules for the grade matches are expected to be very similar to those operating last year. See 2017 Grade Match Rules - http://nswca.org.au/
gradematches/rules.html. Each grade will require at least 4 entries to proceed. We do not anticipate teams from clubs very distant from Sydney entering. Double or triple round robins are possible to establish the winners depending on entries.
Please email me once you have finalised the teams you wish to enter, including captain names and overall chief contact for your club for the matches. Please provide me with entries by Monday 7
thMay to give us sufficient time to make the draws.
For any further queries I can be contacted on my mobile on 0412 834 579.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Note the email from NSWCA regarding the Grade Match Competition which starts on May 21st, if you would like to play please let me know ASAP. I would like to enter a team in each division as we did last year and hopefully come first in all divisions as we did last year, if numbers permit we will entre more than one team in a division.
Monday, 23 April 2018
Just a reminder that chess is on this Wednesday even though it is Anzac Day, so if you are in the Club Championship or just playing casual games please turn up.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Our Club Championship Competition starts on Wednesday which is a long play competition with a time limit of 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to finish the game, and will be played over the next 9 to 12 weeks. If you wish to compete please let me know before 6.00pm on Tuesday.
Monday, 29 January 2018
Our rapid play competition starts on Wednesday, the time limit is 25 minutes and there will be 3 rounds each Wednesday for the next 3 Wednesday’s starting at 7.30pm. if you whish to compete please let me know before 6.00pm Tuesday.
I have our programme for the year.
Monday, 8 January 2018
I hope you are all having a wonderful festive season.
You are invited to our 2018 AGM to be held in our chess room on Wednesday 24th January starting at 7.30pm. the agenda for the meeting will be;
- Opening of the meeting by the Vice President – Bill Gletsos
- Minutes of our 2017 AGM by the Secretary – Rob Watson
- Financial report by the Treasurer – Mohan Pagadala
- Election of the committee for 2018
- Refreshment break
- General business
- Closing of the meeting by the President
Also with great sadness I wish to inform you that another of our members (James Cox) passed away late last year.