The Bristol University Chess Club’s annual general meeting will be taking place on the 8th May. This is a chance to reflect on the past year as a chess club and to discuss how we can operate in the future. Chess club members are welcome to email us in advance if they want to put forward any motions or any points they would like to be discussed. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Most importantly, the AGM will involve electing the new committee for the 2021/2022 academic year. It is important we have applicants for all roles to ensure that the chess club runs smoothly next year. We encourage all chess players that are enthusiastic to apply for a role on the committee. Hopefully, next year we will be returning to normality and we can return to having fun and playing chess in person!
The new committee will be determined by voting at the AGM. All chess club members are encouraged to attend so they cast their votes. Applicants may be required to justify why they are suitable for the role over the competing applicants.
The chess club committee is made up of the following roles:
President – Oversees the running of the club.
Vice President – Supports the president with overseeing the club.
Treasurer – Manages the finances of the club.
Secretary – Focuses on communication, and keeping a record of everything that happens within the club.
Social Secretary – Takes a leading role in organising social events.
(Fingers crossed) In September we will return to competing in our local chess league (http://chessit.co.uk/). This involves competing against local clubs in Bristol in classical time control (~90min per player) matches. These matches take place on week days at 7:30pm with homes games played on Thursday in the SU. All of the games are ECF-rated and this is a great opportunity to play competitive chess. We have three teams of different ability that each play around 18 matches per year (one match every 1 or 2 weeks during term time). The captains sole responsibility is to arrange a team for each of these matches and to ensure that the matches are indeed played. If you are keen to play competitive rated chess and would like to be a captain, please contact us as this is a key part of our club.
A Team Captain – Captains the team in the 1st division.
B Team Captain – Captains the team in the 2nd division.
C Team Captain – Captains the team in the 4th division.
I hope to see many many of you there and we will provide a zoom link for the AGM close to the date.
Conor Newton – Chess Club Secretary.