TCA Minutes 13th of June 2011

Meeting held in Launceston, 13th of June 2011, after the Tasmanian Open

Meeting Opened:

12:30 pm


  • Graham Richards (President),
  • Kevin Bonham (Secretary), 
  • Ross George (Webmaster),
  • Mellissa Harvey,
  • Nigel Frame (HICC)


  • David Hughes (Treasurer),
  • Michael Lucht (Launceston)


Minutes of previous meeting were confirmed.


None discussed

General Business:

Vacancy - Junior Chess Officer:

Moved Kevin/Nigel that Mellissa be appointed TCA Junior Chess Officer CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Vacancy - Ratings Officer:

Kevin willing to continue in caretaker capacity if necessary.  Kevin to write to other clubs and see if anyone is available

Glen Gibbs Memorial Junior Prize:

Maria Gibbs has offered the TCA funds to set up a memorial prize in memory of Glen, to be awarded on an annual basis of a $200 prize and perpetual trophy to a single junior. 

Determined that prize be awarded as a contribution towards travel and costs of competing in the Australian Junior.

MOVED Nigel/Kevin that the TCA match the funding for a successful junior based on results of 3 events chosen by the TCA.  CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Kevin to devise Grand Prix type pointscore to determine winner across three events.

Events for 2011 were determined to be:

  • Tasmanian Junior Championships
  • Rapid competition at camp in December
  • Burnie Shines if Burnie club willing to have it one of the events, otherwise Hobart Weekender.

Choice of events for 2012 was foreshadowed as an item for next meeting.

Meeting closed:

1:25 pm