Ah, another McGill Open in the books. As I look back on this event, I am especially appreciative of your continued and unwavering support. There have been difficult times at the club, and as a result, we weren't able to host a classical McGill Open. However, the turnout of 83 people really expressed your confidence in the McGill event as well your enthusiasm for chess, both aspects that will help this summer event survive moving on.
As well as the players, I would also like to thank my team for its full support and efforts to make sure that we do the best we can. The Organization, which I can proudly claim to be a part of, was superb, from the Photograher (Phi-Khanh Hoang, whom these pictures are attributed to), to the Tournament Director, to our Arbiter in Chief. Of course, I thank our sponsor, the Students' Society of McGill University for its contribution to our expanded prize fund.
Originally, we planned $1000 as the prize fund, but we were able to expand it to $1130 due to registrations in the B section. Accordingly, the B section benefitted from an increase of $105, while the A increased by $25. Congratulations to all our prizewinners.
Both sections were extremely competitive, with the Open section having 14 titled players, consisting of half the section, and an Under 1800 section that contained 55(!) players, many of whom are playing their first ever tourney.
Looking forward, I am very optimistic about the successes of our future events. Again, I thank you for your continued support, without which a McGill summer event would not have been possible over these past few years. As co-presidents next year, Indy and I look forward to hosting you again next year!
More about standings and prize distribution below.
McGill Students' Chess Club 2016-2017
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Section A Open/Ouverte
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Section B -1800
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Open positionsCurrently, the following positions are open. Of course, we reserve the right to add/remove openings.
Co-PresidentAccording to our constitution, the co-President shall:
- Be the chief executive officer, chief representative, and chief spokesperson of the Club.
- Oversee all aspects of the club.
- Be the main point of contact between the SSMU VP Student Life and the club
- Ensure the smooth running of the Club as a whole through facilitation of, and mediation with, the various EC portfolios with a vision that is consistent with the Club mandate.
- Chair all EC meetings.
- Cast the deciding vote in the event of a EC deadlock
- Co-sign all financial transactions with the VP Finance.
- Ensure that the Club is abiding by the Constitution, By-laws and Policies of the Students’ Society of McGill University
VP FinanceThe VP Finance shall:
- Oversee and coordinate funding for the activities and events of the club.
- Co-sign all financial transactions with the President.
- Ensure the funding and financial stability of the club.
- Keep track of all financial transactions and receipts in order to prepare the biyearly audits for the SSMU.
VP ExternalThe VP External shall
- Act as representative of the Club to the community within and outside of the University.
- Be responsible for developing healthy relations with student and community organizations within and outside McGill University, and particularly those in the Montreal area.
- Be responsible for promoting the image of the Club to the community within and outside McGill University.
VP Communications:The VP Communications shall
- Be responsible for communication within the EC and general members of the Club.
- Be responsible for checking for and replying to important emails
- Maintain an email list for the Club
- Maintain communication between the Club and the general Public through social media
SecretaryThe secretary shall
- Oversee the smooth running of an EC Meeting
- Record minutes for an EC meeting
- Give reminders to members of the EC for important events
SSMU RepresentativeThe SSMU Representative shall:
- Be responsible for communication within the EC and with the Students’ Society of McGill University
- Be responsible for bookings made with the Students’ Society of McGill University
- Keep up to date with the SSMU meetings
- Report to the SSMU at least once per semester
WebmasterThe Webmaster shall:
- Manage the Club website
- Post updates regularly
- Moderates comments on the posts.
- Promote the game of chess at McGill University by appropriate means including but not limited to holding regular meetings, organizing chess tournaments, and allowing members to participate in collegial chess tournaments.
- Field a competitive team to attend the annual Canadian University Chess Championship.
- Provide chess-related recreational activities for the McGill community.
- Provide a comfortable and casual medium where people can relax and socialize by playing chess.
- Plan and organize chess-related events on and off campus.