After almost 18 months the club is open again. The club held an AGM on Tuesday.
We held a minute’s silence in memory of Alan Groves.
We will enter three teams into what is likely to be a much smaller league this season as many people are understandably still feeling cautious about playing chess over the board. Hopefully things will look a lot better this time next year.
Brian Hayward, who has been our club secretary for about 100 years, decided not to continue and was thanked for everything he has done – he has been a brilliant club secretary. The position has been taken over temporarily (so he thinks) by Mike Naylor.
Derek Padvis decided not to continue as president and the position is currently vacant. The job is really tough; chairing one meeting a year and handing out prizes.