Out of town success.
Ian Cook’s team of Waldemar, Tim Prior and Mark Ballantine won the Waddington Cup.
David Wilson, Waldemar, Ian Cook and Mark Ballantine represented Yorkshire B in the Northern League last October and have also been selected again this year. David Rose will replace Waldemar
Ian Cook, David Wilson, Waldemar & Mark Ballantine were runners up in the Scarborough Congress Swiss teams.
In the Yorkshire league Hull B and Hull C finished mid table and remain in Divisions 5 & 7 respectively. Hull A were undefeated and won Division 2 They will play in the top division next season.
Mondays: average of about 8 tables included 3 special competitions
Sundays: average of 6 tables. Celebrated Mamie Seal’s 100th birthday with flowers and cake and a photograph which was printed in the EBU magazine. Penny Joseph introduced a beginners playing with an experienced player on the first Sunday of the month. We have been making an effort to encouraging the less experienced players to attend Monday’s and Wednesday’s events and we are starting to see that happen.
The Monthly Pairs has been very encouraging. This year has seen an average of 6 tables.
We had 4 teams every month for our Thursday teams. It is now a qualifier for Waddington cup
The biggest disappointment was the Wednesday Cup where we averaged only 4 tables. For a major competition that is really not good enough and the chairman hoped that attendance would improve next year otherwise he might suggest removing it from the calendar
The annual Teams of 8 competition again proved popular and the result went to the wire with Hull B retaining the trophy by the margin of 1 IMP.
Handicapped teams. This was a new event. 7 teams took part and it was particularly nice to see that 3 of those teams were relatively inexperienced, particularly as regards team play.
The chairman thanked Tim Prior who produced booklets for Individual. Tim also led a series of lessons in the summer months.
The big undertaking this year of course has been the refurbishment. The chairman took office to get the refurbishment completed and other people like Toni Sales and Paul Witty stayed on the committee and David Rose joined in order to help him out. However, although the work will not be completed until the next committee is in situ the four of them have committed themselves to staying on as an ex-officio co-opted sub committee to oversee the completion of the work.
We have updated the scoring program to the latest version and we are hoping that it will be able to send team events for the National Grading Scheme to the EBU. The chairman thanked Mark Ballantine who had been co-opted onto the committee to deal with the scoring programme and to keep the web page up to date. The ‘Find a Partner’ aspect of the web page was up and running but disappointingly no-one seemed to be using it.
The chairman thanked the committee who had been of much help to him this year. All the committee have taken on myriad tasks and helped to keep the club running smoothly The chairman made special mention of Toni Sales who not only does so much behind the scenes to keep the club running but has in particular this year spent a great deal of time updating the fire regulations. Also Paul Witty without whose expertise in building work was invaluable in the planning and who has overseen all the work in the later stages. The chairman also thanked those people who, although not committee members, help towards the smooth-running of the Club. He emphasised that, whilst the committee members shoulder responsibility for the running of the club, it is everybody’s club and everyone should be prepared to help out with minor tasks.