The AGM takes place from 7.30 pm on Tuesday 24th July in the first floor committee room at the Salisbury Arms Hotel, Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1BZ.
It is sad to advise that John Leake passed away on Friday 5th July in the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He had been ill for some time but his condition deteriorated and he withdrew from all chess activities two years ago. John was an extremely able administrator and supported chess activity in and beyond the county for over 30 years.
His funeral is at 3.15 pm Friday 20th July at Vale Crematorium, Luton. https://www.stalbanschessclub.org.uk/
7.30 pm Friday 9th March 2018
To be held in the Chauncy Room, Hertford Club, Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT
The message below is published here on behalf of Alex Holowczak.
Thank you to those who responded to the original questionnaire.
After consulting with the ECF Board, players, captains, counties and unions, the first stage of this process generated results that have enabled us to come up with proposals contained in this consultation.
Open the attached newsletter to keep up to date with HCA activity. There's news on:
ECF Game Fee
Herts & District League
Herts Closed Championships
The Annual AGM was held at the Salisbury Arms Hotel in Hertford on Friday 14th July. The main points of the meeting are as follows:
1. Mike Price reported that the finances are in decline due to a drop in Vice Presidents and losses from the county teams. As a result VP frees were increased to £10 (from £7.50) and the club affilliation fee from £10 to £20.
2. Two motions were passed - AGM proposals now need a seconder, and the proposal deadline has been extended from May 1st to June 1st.
Several Officers Retired:
The county quarter-finals are now completed, and sadly despite fielding 3 teams thanks to successful qualifying campaigns, 2 fell at the first hurdle. The u160s lost by the narrowest of margins 7.5 - 8.5 to Yorkshire in a nail-biting contest, while the u140s went to Derby and lost 6-10 to Lancashire. However the u120s made a trip to Northampton where they recorded a fine 8-4 win over Nottinghamshire, and now face Essex at home in the semi-finals on June 10th.
The ECF Quarter-Final draws have been announced. The U120s play Notts on May13th with the U160s facing Yorkshire on the same day. The U140s have a trip to Lancashire on May21st
The U120 team beat SCCU champions-elect 8-4 on Saturday, and although finishing fourth, have managed to secure an ECF nomination due to Kent not accepting their nomination. As a result Herts have a clean sweep of county teams, with all 3 teams entering making it through to the national stages.