The minutes of the previous AGM 2017-18 were approved.
Dairena Gaffney gave a report of the events of this season. Ken Stewart's death was a great blow to the club. The Richardson cup was cut short due to dreadful weather in Aberdeen. Police had advised people not to travel.
Glasgow Chess League
Division 1 - Stepps A came first, whilst the Poly A were in seventh position. 10 teams competed.
Division 2 - Renfrewshire came first, whilst the Poly B were in sixth position. 10 teams competed.
Our C and D teams struggled. However, everyone enjoyed the games.
No promotion or relegation.
Dumbarton and District Division 2
Phones came first. Poly Bishops came in a respectful fourth place.
Richard Hall thanked Alastair McIntyre (former treasurer) - in his absence - for his time, help, and guidance in taking on the role of Treasurer.
Without taking the Quickplay into account, we were £3.60 in surplus. However, in the future, there could be additional expenses - the Richardson Cup, hiring a venue / travel, website costs, updating equipment.
New Membership Rates
The new version was agreed. Hopefully it will be another 100 years before we need to do this again!
Julien Papillon very kindly offered to make a commemorative stained glass window which could hang from the middle window at the Wellington.
Alex Marshall thought of a social evening – some analysis and a restaurant dinner. Other ideas were discussed including a fun tournament, publicity for the event - eg newspapers.
Presentation of Trophies
The Lyon Trophy
This year's Club Champion was Graeme King, presented with the Lyon Trophy.
The Macmartin and Thomson Trophies
The Macmartin Trophy ( best-performing U1600 player ), and the Thomson Trophy ( Player of the Year ) were presented to Craig Fay.
Election of Office Bearers and Committee members
John Larkin - President
Dairena Gaffney - Secretary
Treasurer - Richard Hall
Captain - Larry Kirk
Webmaster - Andy Heron
Other Council Members:-
Graeme King, Alex Marshall, Jim Prentice
John Larkin gave a special mention to Danny Breslin’s excellent performance in both the Club Championship and as a player for the GCL A team. Danny won 6 out of 9 games. He played well above his grade of 1605 with a performance rating of 1764. Well done!
Many thanks to Alastair McIntyre and Iain Swan for their many years of work on the Council.
Many thanks to Scott Blackwell ( Quickplay Administrator ) and Andy Howie ( Arbiter ) in ensuring the success of the first Ken Stewart Quickplay.
For more detailed information the Poly AGM minutes will be available later.