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Torbay League AGM held on 6th June 2019

The AGM of the Torbay League was attended by twelve members from six clubs:

  • Brixham: Mike Cuggy
  • Newton Abbot: Andrew Kinder (Chairman), Paul Brooks, Mike Hussey, Trefor Thynne
  • Plymouth: Martin Quinn, Derek Scantlebury, Tony Tatam
  • South Hams: Ben Wilkinson (Competition Secretary)
  • Teignmouth: Ray Chubb
  • Torquay Boys' Grammar School: Luke Glasson, Ben Sturt.

Several significant points emeregeed from the AGM.

Brixham hoping to return to the Torbay League

We are delighted to learn that Brixham are hoping to return to the League next season after a long absence.

Use of the ECF League Management System

The Torbay Chess League successfully adopted the ECF's League Management System ("LMS") for the 2018-19 season. If you have not yet accessed it, you will find a complete record of League match results, League tables and player statistics on the ECF LMS website. Next year it will become possible for individual team captains to enter results directly onto the system rather than sending them to the Competition Secretary.

Ben Wilkinson Standing Down as Competition Secretary

Ben Wilkinson is standing down after several years excellent work in the post of Competition Secretary. The work of the Competition Secretary should be much less arduous than in the past because of the recently-implemented ECF League Management System (see above). Therefore the role, though still important in terms of monitoring the League's competitions and applying the Rules, should carry a lighter workload. If any member of a club affiliated to the Torbay Chess Leagueis interested in taking on the post he/she should contact either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., League President, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., League Secretary.

Presentation of Trophies

The end-of-season trophies were presented to club representatives and winners of individual and "Players of the Year" awards. Congratultions to all the teams and individuls winning trophies.

Mike Cuggy presents the Premier Division trophy to Andrew Kinder the Newton Abbot Bishops team captain
Mike Cuggy presents the Premier Division trophy to Andrew Kinder, the Newton Abbot Bishops team captain.
South Hams won the Division 3 title.  Andrew Kinder presents the Trophy to Ben Wilkinson, the South Hams team captain.
South Hams won the Division 3 title on "goal difference" from Newton Abbot and TBGS. Andrew Kinder presents the Trophy to Ben Wilkinson, the South Hams team captain.
 
Newton Abbot won the Division 4 title.  Andrew Kinder presents the  trophy to Mike Hussey.
Newton Abbot won the Division 4 title on "goal difference" from Plymouth. Andrew Kinder presents the trophy to Mike Hussey.
Plymouth won the Rapidplay title.  Andrew Kinder presents the Trophy to Martin Quinn, the Plymouth Rapidplay team captain.
Plymouth won the Rapidplay title. Andrew Kinder presents the Trophy to Martin Quinn, the Plymouth Rapidplay team captain.
 
Andrew Kinder receives the White Knight Chemicals Knockout Cup on behalf of Newton Abbot.
Martin reverses roles and presents Andrew Kinder representing Newton Abbot with the White Knight Chemicals Knockout Cup.
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John Stephens (Newton Abbot Abbots) was not able to attend, but Andrew Kinder promised that he will pass on John's Premier Division "Player of the Year" trophy.
 
Ben Sturt (TBGS) was Division 3 Player of the Year
In Division 3, Ben Sturt, Board 1 of the Torbay Boys' Grammar School team, was "Player of the Year" with 5 wins from 6 games.
Mike Hussey (Newton Abbot) was joint Division 4 Player of the Year
Mike Hussey (Newton Abbot) was joint Division 4 "Player of the Year" with 6½ points from 8 games.
 
Tony Tatam (Plymouth) was joint Division 4 Player of the Year
Tony Tatam (Plymouth) was the other joint Division 4 "Player of the Year".
Martin Quinn (Plymouth) was the winner of the Rapidplay Player of the Year award
Martin Quinn (Plymouth) was the winner of the Rapidplay "Player of the Year" award with 4½ points from 6 games.
 

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