Notice of holding of AGM

John McMorrow


Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Irish Chess Union

Time and Date: 4.00pm on Sunday 16th September 2018

Venue: The Academy Plaza Hotel, 10 – 14 Findlater Place (just off O’Connell Street Upper), Dublin 1.

Agenda for AGM:

  1. Opening Address by Chairperson
  2. Minutes of 2017 AGM (adopted)
  3. Reports from Officers including 2017-18 Accounts. (adopted)
  4. Election of Officers
  5. Motions
  6. A.O.B.

4. Election of Officers – Nominations:

Official Nominations for ICU Executive 2018/19

NominationPosition Nominator
John McMorrowChairperson Ciaran Mahon 838
Alex BaburinVice-Chairperson John McMorrow 5320
Ciaran MahonHon Secretary John McMorrow 5320
NoneTreasurer None
Desmond BeattyJunior Officer John McMorrow 5320
Ivan BaburinTournament Officer John McMorrow 5320
Conor BarrettDevelopment Officer John McMorrow 5320
Mariana VerdesWomen's Officer John McMorrow 5320
NoneRating Officer None
Luke ScottPublic Relations Officer John McMorrow 5320

Officers above were elected with vacancies at rating officer and treasurer.

5. Motions:

i. "That Irish Championship: Terms and Conditions be accepted as the official rules of the Irish Championship going forward." (Proposed by ICU Executive) (passed with some amendments based on discussion of motion 2)

ii. "That the Irish Championship be strictly limited to players with published ratings of 1900 or more on either the ICU or FIDE lists in any preceding month of the same calendar year as the Championship." (Proposed by Peter Cafolla) (defeated)

iii. "That rule 4 of the National Club Championship Rules be changed from: A club may enter only one team in the competition. to A club may enter at most 2 teams in the competition. However, if two teams are entered from the same club, then they must play in round 1. Per current ECU laws, only one of these teams may qualify for the European Club Cup. (Proposed by ICU Executive) (defeated)

iv. That the attached "ICU policy on admissions to privately organised tournaments" is placed in Appendix A of the constitution under the title of "ICU policy on admissions to privately organised tournaments". (Proposed by ICU Executive) (defeated)

v. That the attached "Terms of use for ICU online payment facility" is placed in Appendix A of the constitution under the title of "Terms of use for ICU online payment facility". (Proposed by ICU Executive) (passed with two amendments and with document to instead be held among non-Constitutional/Appendix A documents)

vi. That the attached "ICU Health and Safety Document" is placed in Appendix A of the constitution under the title of "ICU Health and Safety Document". (Proposed by ICU Executive) (passed with document to instead be held among non-Constitutional/Appendix A documents)

vii. That David Fitzsimons be made an honorary life member of the Irish Chess Union given his outstanding personal achievements in chess and his dedication to developing the next generation of top Irish chess players. (Proposed by ICU Executive) (passed)

viii. That FM Philip Short be made an honorary life member of the Irish Chess Union given his outstanding personal achievements in chess and his contribution to Irish chess over the last 4 decades. (Proposed by ICU Executive) (withdrawn with executive to explore new ways to honour recently deceased members)


Created 2018-08-20 ◦ Last updated 2018-09-17 ◦ Editor JMM


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