Mr Ian Little
ACF: GRAND PRIX DIRECTOR
TCA: Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster
HCC: Vice-PRESIDENT and Webmaster
Ian Little is a passionate chess player, advocate, and former junior chess coach for the HJCC. In 2016 Ian was awarded his first Tasmanian Chess Champion title in an eventual 4-way tie.
Ian served as president of the Hobart Chess Club (Inc.) (HCC) for 5 years from 2013 (when it was known as the Hobart International Chess Club) to 2018. Ian remains a passionate member of the HCC executive, now serving as Vice-President and the clubs Webmaster.
Also in 2013 Ian became the vice-president of the Tasmanian Chess Association (TCA) holding the position until mid 2017 when an executive reshuffle saw him exchange the position for TCA Treasurer. Ian has also been the TCA secretary and webmaster since 2015, and the director of the Australian Chess Federation (ACF) National Grand-Prix since 2014. Ian briefly relinquished his national GP directors duties in early 2018, but it didn't take.
Outside of chess Ian is an accomplished ballroom dancer and together with his wife Lindsey, owns and operates Long-Steps Ballroom Dancing. In 2017 Ian completed a certificate IV in website technologies and has since founded his own web design business - Incy Wincy Web Solutions. Ian also enjoys such things as cooking, photography, Magic the Gathering, and fiction writing.