TCA Minutes 25th October 2009

Meeting held in Burnie, 25th of October 2009, after the Burnie Shines Weekender

Meeting Opened: 

2:30 pm


  • Kevin Bonham (Secretary),
  • Russell Horton (JCO),
  • Tony Dowden (Vice-President),
  • Carey Kuzmic (BCC),
  • Nigel Lewis (observer – present from late in Aus Junior item)


  • Michael Lucht (LCC),
  • Dylan Kuzmic (Ratings),
  • Graham Richards (President),
  • Ross George (Webmaster),
  • Leo Minol (Treasurer)


Minutes of meeting 16 August were confirmed.




Held over

General Business:

Australian Junior

Accommodation booked out as other bookers took some, Mellissa trying to get more.

Russell to arrange notice in ACF Newsletter that Chesskids bid for scoresheet rights was accepted by TCA. 

Russell to talk to Mellissa re billets.  Policy of some amount of payment for billets was supported in view of costs to host families.

Aus Schools Teams Champs:

Kevin outlined problems with getting Tasmanian schools to enter in the ASTC.

RESOLVED that the TCA make a submission to the AusJCL suggesting it is unlikely Tasmania will compete in ASTC until issues making participation difficult are remedied.  These issues include:

  • splits between year 7-10 and year 11-12 schools
  • scattered distribution of strong players
  • lack of competitive format as players do not find their own level as in Chess Kids individual swiss tournaments and there are no weak teams

Minimum publicity for weekenders:

RESOLVED that for any GP event from 2010 onwards, it is expected that at least 4 weeks prior to each tournament, and ideally 7 weeks prior, the entry form will be released and be available on the TCA and any other appropriate websites.

Russell noted, following some recent confusion, that the Burnie Chess Club is happy for BCC events to be publicised on the TCA website.

Next years events:

  • Launceston Weekender – date being determined
  • Tas Champs 6-8 March, Hobart
  • Tas Open Burnie June
  • Hobart Weekender mid-August
  • Burnie Shines late October

Rapid series to be held again – review timing of rapid events after third event in Launceston has been held.

Venue costs:

Russell mentioned that clubs may be able to cut venue costs by reaching agreements with schools to hold events on school premises as the Premier has requested schools to assist community groups with meeting venues

Meeting closed:

3:30 pm