Minutes of Nevada Chess Membership and Board Meetings

Minutes of Nevada Chess Membership Meeting
Meadows School  4/26/2014

Present were Dan Conver, Gale Winds and Allen Magruder.  Due to lack of a quorum no official business was conducted but the ballots were counted.  Charles (Tony) Chinnici and Jerry Weikel won election to the board.

Minutes of Nevada Chess Board Meeting
Las Vegas Chess Center 4/27/2014

Board members present were Alan Losoff, Jon Trivet, Allen Magruder, Alan Losoff and Tom Brownscombe. Juan Jauregui was present as an observer.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Election results were certified.  Motion: Defer election of officers until the new board members can be contacted.  Secretary Alan Losoff will manage the officer elections. Passed 5-0.

Jaun Jauregui is appointed the chair of the Nevada Clearing House. Passed 5-0. Alan Losoff will notify USCF.

Allen Magruder distributed the financial report. We have a balance of $5,500 with a net operating income for the year of $170.  A few items are still pending.

The $50 increase in TD fees that had been approved for the State Scholastic tournament was not included in the TD’s Checks. Those TDs present agreed to donate the $50 to Nevada Chess.  The tournament was financially about the same as last year: break even or slight loss.

Alan Losoff and Juan Jauregui would like to bid the 2015 State Scholastic at the Las Vegas Learning Center.  The following motion was made:  Nevada Chess will put the 2015 State Scholastic tournament up for bids with a bidding deadline of August 1, 2014.  Passed 4-0, Losoff abstaining. This will be posted on NevadaChess.org.

It was noted that the current state champion may not be a resident by the time of the play offs.  Motion: In the case of the Nevada Champion being ineligible or unable to defend the runner up is automatically seeded into the championship. Passed 5-0.

Tom Brownscombe reported on the Southern Nevada Qualifiers. Two have already been held, and the 3rd will be the Las Vegas Open on August 22-24 at the Las Vegas Chess Center.  The 2 spots are still wide open.

The State Championship will be in Tonapah on September 27-28.  Jon will make arrangements with the hotel. Nevada Chess will pay for the rooms for the 4 qualifiers and a TD. Alan Losoff volunteered to be TD for no fee except expenses.  The team challenge will be on Saturday, and there will be a state Blitz,  Quick or Action Championship on Sunday.  It has yet to be decided. So far Blitz, G/15 and G25+5 have been suggested. In any case it will be an official Nevada Championship.  Approved 5-0.

Alan Losoff will attempt to schedule an election meeting for Thursday 5/1/2014 with the Las Vegas members meeting at Clark County Chess Club and the Northern Nevada members joining us by phone or Skype.

The meeting was adjourned.

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