MACC Fall Meeting Agenda
October 23, 2010
1. Treasurer's report (Kathy)
2. Tournament dates (coordinate with Tom) FYI
2011 Nationals: JHS at Columbus, OH 4/15-4/17; HS at
3. Fill/confirm slots for volunteers as noted below.
A) Overall Tournament Coordinator: Ron Lewis________________
B) HS Teams Leader: ____________________________________
C) Elem Teams Leader: ___________________________________
D) JH Teams Leader: _________________________________
D) Individuals Leader: ____________________________________
E) All-Girls Leader: Dan DeLuca___________________________
F) Trophies: Andy Bryan_ (Also see below for contact info)_______
G) Entry Form Production/Mailing: Ron Lewis__________________
H) Treasurer: ____________________________________________
I) Publicity/reporting: _______________________________________
J) Sidekick Quads on day of Individuals TL: _______________________
4. TDs/Asst. TDs from
A) HS Teams: TDs____________________________________________
Asst. TDs: ______________________________________
B) Elem/JHS Teams: TDs:_______________________________________
Asst. TDs: _______________________________________
C) Individuals: TDs:_____________________________________________
Asst. TDs: _________________________________________
D) All-Girls: TD: Dan Deluca____________________________________
Asst. TDs: Andy Bryan, Ron Lewis___________________
E) Sidekick Quads: TD: __________________________________________
5. Procedural Stuff:
A. Tournament announcement due in to USCF by December 10 (to appear in Feb issue), so dates/contacts need to be finalized by then.
B. Mailing of forms: Keep postcard notices and post on Chess Maine web site?
6. Discussion on a general rule to limit number of players per team (See Eds message from previous year below.
7. Discussion on attracting additional help for organizing these events.
8. Other business Open to floor and January meeting date
Ron, I would like you to consider addressing the issue that no team should constitute more than 40% of any team tournament. This has happened twice in recent history and it makes it nearly impossible to create meaningful pairings. When a team has nearly half the players all the other team players are forced to face that same team each round. Limiting the percentage would allow for the possibility of players not from the team with 50% to face other players not from the team with 50%.
Last year most if not all players not from DIS played a DIS player every round in the K-3 section. I would suggest a threshold of 40 % be set and once that is surpassed the team would be asked to move enough players to a b- team to reduce their a- team to 35% or less of the total players. For example last year DIS had 13 of 26 players in the k-3 tournament. They would be allowed upto 9 players on their a-team and the remaining players could form a b team or play novice.
I am not suggesting this because of any inherent advantage to the team with many players but only to allow for a more meaningful set of pairings as the rounds advance.
Sincerely, Edward Rudnicki
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