AGM 2008 - Secretary's Report

Jack Killane

This article part of the series: ICU Bulletins 2007-08 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

  1. The Committee met on 5 occasions during the year to transact the business of the Union.
  2. The Chairman, Philip Hogarty, died in tragic circumstances in early 2008. Gerry Graham replaced him and Michael Crowe replaced Stephen Stokes who resigned as Vice-Chairman. Jobstown Chess Club will run a tournament in memory of Philip which will be financially supported by the Union.
  3. The Union did not send a team to the European Championships but is sending a men's and a ladies team to the Olympiads in Dresden, Germany later this year with Mark Heidenfeld as Head of Delegation. IM Mark Orr and Gearóidín Ui Laighléis will represent Ireland at the World Mind Games in Beijing, China.
  4. The Union was represented by Kilkenny and Rathmines at the European Team Championships in Turkey last October while our representatives at this year's event in Greece will be Phibsboro and Galway. The Committee have decided to review the arrangements for the Irish Team Championships which decides the representatives for the European event.
  5. The Committee agreed a programme of financial support for suitable tournaments and that the availability of such funding for other possible suitable tournaments should be publicised. The Committee also agreed to consider whether funding should be made available for rapid-play tournaments and to consider establishing a policy of funding for junior players representing Ireland abroad.

Created 2008-09-24 ◦ Last updated 2014-07-23 ◦ Editor MO

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