Munster Chess Union Annual General Meeting 2018



No names had been nominated for chairman and no one came forward from the floor. John Cassidy indicated immediately after the meeting that he was willing to go forward and was co-opted by the committee.


Ray O'Brien.

Proposed By: P.J. Rea. Seconded By: Paul Kiely.

Elected unopposed.


Paul Dowdall.

Proposed By: Pat Twomey. Seconded By: Simon Lawrence.

Elected unopposed.

League Controller:

Kevin O'Flaherty.

Proposed By: Pat Twomey. Seconded By: Tom Myers.

Elected unopposed.

ICU Rep:

John Cassidy was appointed ICU Rep by the Committee.


FIDE Rating of Division 1:

At present FIDE Rules require that a National Arbiter be in charge at each round of the league. However because the Munster leagues include players who have FIDE Federations other than Ireland a FIDE Arbiter could be required to meet the rules for FIDE Rating. The requirement to have a National Arbiter present is already quite burdensome. Given that we have much fewer FIDE arbiters that would be even more difficult. The AGM agreed that the committee could drop FIDE rating of Division 1 if necessary.


  1. Attendance & Reports
  2. Motions
  3. Elections & AOB

  4. Secretary's Report(pdf)