Papers for YCA AGM 2022
Below are papers for the YCA AGM to be held on 18 June 2022, starting 16:00, at
The Chess Centre, 8 Crescent Court, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DE.
(Note that this is an upstairs venue without wheelchair access.)
The President has asked that reports be placed on the website so that people can read them before the meeting in the hope that they can be “taken as read” by those at the meeting, freeing up time for other matters. Obviously, questions on reports will need to be entertained.
Documents and Reports etc from Officers, Captains and Others
(More to be added if/as and when received.)
* Individual match captain’s reports will be posted as/if received.
Proposed Changes to the Rules
(The current wording of the Rules can be found here.)
Proposals from Competitions Controller Andrew Zigmond,
a) rewording of the rule regarding postponed matches. After discussion with Jim I've decided not pursue the idea of preventing teams requesting a postponement benefitting from any defaults.
b) reworking the rules relating to board order to bring them into line with monthly rating lists. I was going to allow the start of season list to be used at any point during the season if captains wished but Jim was opposed to that as it defeats the object of having monthly rating lists. My reasoning was that some clubs do like a set board order but given that they are not obliged to play in strict rating order anyway it shouldn't cause massive problems.
c) digital time controls now have primacy in all divisions although analogue time controls can still be used by clubs not possessing digital clocks.