Sussex CCA AGM

Those who attended our AGM earlier this month will recall that I expressed concern for the survival of Sussex as a meaningful participant in county chess. Horsham has had a proud history over many years of contributing both players and captains for County teams over a spread of playing ability. Sadly, this has fallen off to some extent recently and others have so far failed to fill a number of vacancies. For the 2018 / 19 season the County has been reduced to entering only an Open team in the County Championships. I, for one, will certainly miss the opportunity to play County chess. The County's various internal competitions have not been well supported. The SCCA is also looking to find a new Secretary.

Put simply, the SCCA is in urgent need of new blood and revitalisation. Now is our opportunity! The Association will hold its AGM on Tuesday 25th September, starting at 7:45 pm, at the Lewes club venue. I appreciate this clashes with a Horsham club night, but would still hope others will join me in Lewes that evening. (My apologies that I'll be missing the first round of the K.O.. I'll make it up ASAP.)

Even if you are unable to attend, but feel you could volunteer to give up a bit of time and take on a role in the County Association, please let me know in advance.

Regardless of whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool native of Sussex or like me, this is your adopted county, any help you can give to get the County Association back onto a sounder footing will be very welcome.