TCA Teleconference Tenth of December

Tom Crane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Tom Crane’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Dec 10, 2018 7:55 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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TCA December 10th Meeting Agenda

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Teleconference October 22 Minutes

Below are the non-approved minutes of the TCA teleconference meeting held on October 22, 2018.

Opening

The regular meeting of the Texas Chess Association was called to order at 8:00pm on Zoom teleconference by Tom Crane.

Attendees:

Tom Crane, Jeff French, Rob Jones (region 3), Jose Plasencia (region 4), Jim Hollingsworth, Lonann French, Louis Reed, Chris Wood, David Ortez (region 10), Rueben Arzaga (region 4), Troy Gillespie, David Cantu (region 4)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

Approval of Minutes

Motion to approve former minutes of meetings brought by Lonann French. Motion approved unanimously.

Old Business

Background checks:

Motion passed – but the mechanics of how we do background checks needs to be addressed. Deadline pushed to Jan 1 2020. Open discussion: OPTION: Check the sexual predator website for anyone working around children. Limit this scope to scholastic TCA events. Jim Hollingsworth suggested pointing a committee to work out the details. Tom Crane appointed Region 10 to research and present a process to implement. David Cantu, David Ortez, and Troy Gilllespie shall form the committee.

New Business

Regional Reports:

  • Region 4: Activity discussed: October 26th Regional tournament, El Paseo Open 3rd week of Nov. Nov 10th non- rated tournament.
  • Region 3: Activity discussed: Texas Jr in Southlake. 13th Scott Watkins, North America Telugu. Looking for ways to bring in more schools. Region 3 tournament in the DCC expect close to 300 children.
  • Region 2: Activity discussed: Feb 9th at Kim Wood’s school.
  • Region 10: Activity discussed: two tournaments, hosting weekly meetings. Tournaments every Sat.

Texas Knights

Next Texas Knights to publish around the 25th of November. Deadline to submit material 10th of November. Jeff has some backlog material but is always looking for regional information. Jeff would like results of games and pictures of winners. Jeff only requires rated tournament and would like to see a Texas player.

Status of updating the by-laws:

Luis is working on updating the by-laws.

USCF Delegates

Tom has until November 1st to submit our list. If you are going to the US Open, or know someone that is going, please ask t hem to contact Tom so he can put their name on the list. (Tom Crane, Jeff and Lonann French, Troy Gillespie)

Financial Report

Financial Report: 17K in the accounts. There’s a link on Texas Knights showing detail. There is an intention to audit the books. As a 501C(3) we can get donations after the audit. The audit is key to fund raising per Jim Hollingsworth. Jim has asked adding his name as fund raising person on the website – Chris Wood to adjust website.

Open Discussion:

Jim Hollingsworth would like a Veterans and Women’s Committees in order to keep focus on these two tournaments. Tom to take under advisement.
Tom asked how do we determine membership count? Jeff stated Barb keeps a running list. Jim has analysis on count by membership type.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned by Tom Crane at 9:00pm.

Minutes submitted by:
Lonann French, Secretary TCA

October Telecon Meeting

Join President Tom Crane and other officers on a Telecon Meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Call In Details

Tom Crane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Tom Crane’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 22, 2018 7:55 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Agenda

  • Opening remarks – Why are we trying this.
  • Background checks – obviously a very contentious issue but the way to do this isn’t quite as obvious.  We need to close on this and decide.  I will offer a couple of suggested paths that we can discuss.
  • Regional Reports – this is each Regional Directors opportunity to discuss things that are happening in their Region, mention large upcoming tournament’s, or bring up any issues important to them that we need t address.
  • Status of updating the by-laws.
  • USCF Delegate’s – I have until November 1st to submit our list.  If you are going to the US Open, or know somebody that is going, please ask them to contact me so I can put them on the list.
  • Financial report
  • Just a mention how much we have in our accounts.
  • Plan to audit and why we’re doing it
  • Other as suggested to me for inclusion, I want this telecon to last no longer than an hour but we can go longer if there are important things that need to be discussed.

TCA October Meeting Agenda 2018

Thirty Eight Teams Compete State Jr Teams Championships

MC2 Home School Group won all five rounds at the 2018 Texas State Jr. Teams Championships in Southlake recently.  Thirty-eight teams with 152 players competed.  Team results are below, individual results are posted at US Chess.

Championship:

  1. MC2 Home School 5.0 (Fort Worth) State Champions
  2. Reynolds Middle School (Prosper) 4.0
  3. Imagine International (McKinney) 3.0
  4. Imagine International (McKinney) 2,5

Reserve U800

  1. Otto Middle School 4.5 (Plano)
  2. Carroll Middle School 3.5 (Southlake)
  3. Plainview Home School 3.0 (West Texas)
  4. Wyatt Elementary School 3.0) Plano
  5. Glenhope Elem (Grapevine) 3.0 (tie)
    WRE Elem (Prosper) 3.0 (Tie)
    Westwood Middle School (Carrollton) 3.0

Novice U400

  1. Durham Intermediate School 4.0 (Tie) (Southlake)
  2. Imagine International 4.0 (Tie) (McKinney)
  3. Lee Elementary (Coppell) (Tie)
  4. Great Hearts Academy 3.5 (Irving)

Hollingsworth, Fricks, and Farrar Win Military Championships

From left to right, Ron Farrar, Texas Legacy Champion; Jim Hollingsworth, Texas Armed Forces Champion; Charles Fricks, Texas Military Champion

From the left, Ron Farrar, Texas Legacy Champion; Jim Hollingsworth, Texas Armed Forces Champion;
and Charles Fricks, Texas Military Veterans Champion

Jim Hollingsworth was named 2018 Texas Armed Forces Champion, Charles Fricks was named 2018 Texas Millitary Veterans Champion, and Ron Farrar was named 2018 Texas Legacy Champion at the 2018 Texas Armed Forces and Military Veterans Open held at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas. The Armed Forces Championship included active Military and Retired Military.  The Military Veterans Championship was open to veterans.  The Texas Legacy was open to  active, retired, or veterans with a Texas connection.  Players in all three championships were combined in a single section four-round tournament held recently. The event was organized by Serious Chess Players.

In addition to the three top awards above, the following were also awarded:

  • Jimmy Nazario, Air Force Champion
  • Neil Naputo, Army Champion
  • John Farrell, Marines Champion
  • Tom Crane, Navy Champion
  • David Hater, Retiree Champion
  • Tom Boyd, Life Member Champion
  • Clarese Roberts, Texas Armed Forces Women’s Champion
  • Sheryl McBroom, Texas Armed Forces Student Champion
  • Jedwayne Bowser, Unrated Champion
Players, Judges, and Tournament Directors for the 2018 Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship and Military Veterans Open held September 29-30, 2018 at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas.

Players, Judges, and Tournament Directors for the 2018 Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship and Military Veterans Open held September 29-30, 2018 at Hills College in Hillsboro, Texas.

Three other state organizations authorized the awarding of military champions for their organizations.  Neil Naputo was named Oklahoma Armed Forces Champion. David Hater was named Georgia Armed Forces Champion. Tom Boyd was named CalChess Armed Forces Champion.

Tournament Results at US Chess.

Arlington Chess Club President Chris Wood was Chief Tournament Director. Jeffrey Spyrison from the Waco Chess Club was Games Judge. Dale Chaney, from Fort Worth, provided outstanding logistics support as Adjutant and helped out wherever needed, including “House Player.”

Texas Girls Championship Includes 135 Players

2018 Texas Girls Championship

One hundred thirty-five girls participated in the 2018 Texas State Girl’s Championship held in Harlingen recently. Ana Karen Cedillo Bocanegra won the High School/Middle School section with a perfect 5 points. Violette Uviedo and Tanvi Bandaru both finished with 4.5 in five rounds in the Elementary Section. Aditty Parajulee was first in the primary section with 4.5 points in 5 rounds.

Results at US Chess.

Standings (with tiebreaks)

SwissSys Standings. TX Girl’s State Champs 2018!: Primary (K-3)

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TB-Med TB-Buch. Med. 1 TB-Solkoff TB-Sonneborn TB-Cumul. Prize
1 Adittya Parajulee 1109 MSANCHE 3 W23 W2 D3 W13 W4 4.5 13.5 9.5 15 13.25 13.5
2 Nelly D. Gomez 643 HUDSONE 3 W15 L1 W18 W10 W3 4.0 13.5 9 15.5 11 11
3 Crystal Wang 866 MGONZAL 3 W18 W20 D1 W5 L2 3.5 14 9.5 16 9.75 12.5
4 Isabella O. Barba 805 OURLADY 2 W26 W12 D13 W7 L1 3.5 13.5 9 14.5 8.75 12.5
5 Addison Gonzalez 756 TREVINO 2 W21 D16 W6 L3 W11 3.5 12.5 9 14.5 9.75 11
6 Vida Elizalde 486 OURLADY 2 W22 W14 L5 D8 W15 3.5 12 8.5 14 8.75 11
7 Brithany Garza 738 GARDENP 2 D17 W9 W16 L4 W14 3.5 11.5 8 14 9.25 10.5
8 Isabellah Loredo 660 LFHOUSTO 2 L9 W17 W23 D6 W13 3.5 11.5 8 13 8.25 9
9 Camila M. Pena 408 OURLADY 3 W8 L7 L10 W25 W20 3.0 12 8.5 13 6.5 8
10 Aisha Chandak unr. BASISSA 1 W19 L13 W9 L2 W18 3.0 11.5 7.5 13.5 7 9
11 Maria A. Ordorica 233 OURLADY 1 L14 W21 W20 W12 L5 3.0 11 7.5 13 7 9
12 Lia A. Bustinza 570 BRITEEL 1 W27 L4 W25 L11 W19 3.0 9.5 6 10 3.5 9
13 Brandie M. Rodriguez 724 SANCHEZ 3 W25 W10 D4 L1 L8 2.5 10 10 15.5 5.75 10.5
14 Celeste C. Lopez 689 LFHOUSTO 2 W11 L6 D19 W16 L7 2.5 9 9 14.5 6.5 8.5
15 Belen Quiroz 120 LFHOUSTO 3 L2 W26 W17 D19 L6 2.5 8 8 13 4.5 8
16 Maya J. Munoz 509 SANCHEZ 3 W28 D5 L7 L14 W24 2.5 7.5 7.5 11.5 3.75 8
17 McKinley A. Cavazos 300 SANCHEZ 3 D7 L8 L15 W26 W25 2.5 7 7 11.5 3.75 5.5
18 Mariana Pena 347 OURLADY 2 L3 W24 L2 W22 L10 2.0 10 8.5 14 3.5 6
19 n Loretta Buentello 408 OURLADY 1 L10 W22 D14 D15 L12 2.0 10 8 13 4.5 6.5
20 Emma D. Morales 626 GARDENP 3 W24 L3 L11 W23 L9 2.0 9 7.5 12.5 3 7
21 Averie M. Levrier 315 SANCHEZ 2 L5 L11 W28 D24 D23 2.0 6.5 6 10 2 4.5
22 Camila I. Galvan 123 BRITEEL 3 L6 L19 W26 L18 W27 2.0 5.5 5 9 1.5 4
23 Isabel Mohamed 380 OURLADY 1 L1 W27 L8 L20 D21 1.5 8 7.5 12.5 1.5 4.5
24 Mia A. Martinez 170 YTURRIA 2 L20 L18 W27 D21 L16 1.5 6.5 6 9 1.5 4
25 Fernanda L. Coria 269 RUSSELL 2 L13 W28 L12 L9 L17 1.0 8.5 8 11.5 0.5 4
26 Addie Bohura 379 MGONZAL 2 L4 L15 L22 L17 W28 1.0 7.5 7 11 0.5 1
27 Eva L. Trevino 122 AMERICO K L12 L23 L24 D28 L22 0.5 5.5 5 8.5 0.25 1
28 Priscilla A. Hinojosa 134 BRITEEL 2 L16 L25 L21 D27 L26 0.5 4.5 4 7 0.25 1

 

SwissSys Standings. TX Girl’s State Champs 2018!: Elementary (4-5/6)

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TB-Med TB-Buch. Med. 1 TB-Solkoff TB-Sonneborn TB-Cumul. Prize
1 Tanvi Bandaru 1259 GREATHE 6 W31 W7 W9 W3 D2 4.5 16.5 12 18.5 16.25 14.5 Trophy 1st
2 Violette Uviedo 1373 HUDSONE 5 W8 W30 W12 W4 D1 4.5 15.5 11 17.5 15.25 14.5 Trophy 2nd
3 Frida M. Gomez 1016 HUDSONE 5 W23 W17 W10 L1 W16 4.0 14.5 10 17.5 13 13 Trophy 3rd
4 Vivica R. Cruz 1038 RUSSELL 4 W27 W21 W14 L2 W5 4.0 14.5 10 17 12.5 13 Trophy 4th
5 Reyna D. Xiao 1003 WINDSOR 5 W18 W33 W15 W6 L4 4.0 14 10 16 12 14 Trophy 5th
6 Kathya V. Lopez 1051 DOMINGUE 6 W19 W20 W13 L5 W18 4.0 13 9 16 12 13 Trophy 6th
7 Juliana C. Alanis 880 OURLADY 4 W34 L1 W40 W15 W14 4.0 12.5 8 14.5 10 11 Trophy 7th
8 Amanda G. Paniagua 809 DOMINGUE 6 L2 W37 W38 W22 W13 4.0 12.5 8 14.5 10 10 Trophy 8th
9 Mikayla A. Medrano 536 DOMINGUE 6 W55 W41 L1 W19 W29 4.0 12 7.5 13 8.5 12 Trophy 9th
10 Harley L. Fuentes 542 DOMINGUE 5 W56 W34 L3 W33 W12 4.0 11 7 11 7 12 Trophy 10th
11 Karolina A. Saldivar 720 HUDSONE 4 W32 L12 W51 W30 W17 4.0 10 7 11 8 11
12 Ayda Balci 985 DRPEREZ 4 W25 W11 L2 W29 L10 3.0 15.5 11 18 9.5 11
13 Lerida Stivalet 603 OURLADY 5 W50 W27 L6 W20 L8 3.0 13.5 9.5 14.5 6.5 11
14 Cierra S. Garcia 581 DOMINGUE 6 W46 W26 L4 W31 L7 3.0 13 9 14.5 6.5 11
15 Emma L. Trevino 594 AMERICO 5 W48 W23 L5 L7 W31 3.0 13 9 14.5 6.5 10
16 Miah J. Munoz 705 DOMINGUE 6 L20 W28 W54 W21 L3 3.0 12.5 8.5 13 6.5 9
17 Angelina M. Cabrera 833 DOMINGUE 6 W41 L3 W36 W35 L11 3.0 12 8 14 6 10
18 Rosario N. Contreras 732 MGONZAL 4 L5 W38 W52 W32 L6 3.0 12 8 13 5 9
19 Sarah E. Pirtle 763 EPISCOPA 5 L6 W40 W50 L9 W35 3.0 12 8 13 5 8
20 Emma G. Cantu 845 MGONZAL 5 W16 L6 W45 L13 W42 3.0 11.5 8 13 6.5 9
21 Avery Allen 828 OURLADY 6 W42 L4 W39 L16 W43 3.0 11 7 12.5 6 9
22 Mia R. Gomez 466 BRITEEL 5 L24 W56 W42 L8 W33 3.0 10.5 7 10.5 4 8
23 Zenaihda Cruz 744 RANCHOV 4 L3 L15 W46 W47 W37 3.0 10.5 6.5 12 5 6
24 Olga K. Avila 643 DISHMAN 4 W22 L31 L32 W52 W30 3.0 9 6 10 6 8
25 Dora E. Mendez 721 DOMINGUE 6 L12 L35 W56 W39 W36 3.0 9 6 9 4 6
26 Sofia I. Alejandro 717 GARDENP 4 L30 L14 W53 W45 W32 3.0 8.5 5.5 9.5 4.5 6
27 Amber A. Gutierrez 735 LFHOUSTO 4 L4 L13 W48 W38 D28 2.5 7.5 7.5 13 4.75 5.5
28 Ashley A. Cruz 446 DISHMAN 5 W39 L16 L31 W34 D27 2.5 6.5 6.5 11.5 5.25 7.5
29 Sophia Vallejo-Perkins 569 OURLADY 5 D51 W53 W35 L12 L9 2.5 6 6 11 3.5 9.5
30 Sophia Caldera 885 VILLANU 4 W26 L2 W43 L11 L24 2.0 12 10 16.5 5 8
31 Danna S. Gomez 807 BRITEEL 4 L1 W24 W28 L14 L15 2.0 11.5 9 16 5.5 7
32 Emily V. Aguirre 910 OURLADY 4 L11 W43 W24 L18 L26 2.0 11 9 15 5 7
33 Mariela Betancourt 798 OURLADY 4 W53 L5 W37 L10 L22 2.0 10 9 14 3 8
34 Felicity Fok 710 EPISCOPA 5 L7 L10 W44 L28 W47 2.0 10 8.5 14 3.5 4
35 Vianelly – Alvarez 478 BRITEEL 4 W54 W25 L29 L17 L19 2.0 9 8.5 12 4 9
36 Anahi A. Martinez 472 YTURRIA 4 L43 W44 L17 W40 L25 2.0 9 7 12 4 6
37 Faith Chavarria 615 LFHOUSTO 4 W45 L8 L33 W41 L23 2.0 8.5 7 12.5 3.5 7
38 Veronica E. Leyva 593 RUSSELL 4 W44 L18 L8 L27 W54 2.0 8 7.5 12 3 6
39 Madison F. Leal 630 YTURRIA 4 L28 W49 L21 L25 W50 2.0 8 7 11 2.5 5
40 Danielle R. Perez 639 DOMINGUE 5 W47 L19 L7 L36 W51 2.0 7.5 6.5 11.5 2.5 6
41 Jayden E. Rodriguez 690 DISHMAN 4 L17 L9 W55 L37 W46 2.0 7.5 6.5 11.5 2.5 4
42 Kiana E. Nieto 659 AMERICO 4 L21 X57 L22 W50 L20 2.0 7 8.5 10 1 5
43 Alliana O. Briones 652 DOMINGUE 5 W36 L32 L30 W51 L21 2.0 7 6 10 3 7
44 Abigail E. Guerrero 328 DOMINGUE 5 L38 L36 L34 W55 W52 2.0 6 5 8 2 3
45 Catalina Cabello-Corona 564 MEANS 4 L37 W48 L20 L26 D49 1.5 8 6.5 11 2.25 4.5
46 Clarisa I. Cruz 253 LFHOUSTO 4 L14 D47 L23 W54 L41 1.5 7 6.5 10 1.75 4
47 Risa Trevino 453 AMERICO 4 L40 D46 W49 L23 L34 1.5 7 5.5 10 2.25 5
48 Merari J. Lopez 412 EGLYELE 4 L15 L45 L27 D49 W53 1.5 6.5 5.5 9.5 1.75 2
49 Katalina L. Loya 126 DOMINGUE 6 D52 L39 L47 D48 D45 1.5 5.5 4.5 7.5 2 4
50 Faith A. Gonzalez 417 DOMINGUE 6 L13 W55 L19 L42 L39 1.0 7.5 7 10.5 1 4
51 Allison O. Santana 216 BRITEEL 4 D29 D52 L11 L43 L40 1.0 7.5 6.5 11.5 1.75 4.5
52 Dulcinea Patel 493 ST.ALBA 4 D49 D51 L18 L24 L44 1.0 7.5 6.5 10.5 1.25 4.5
53 Myranda V. Romayor 116 DOMINGUE 5 L33 L29 L26 W56 L48 1.0 6 6 9 0 2
54 Zuleythia Garza 124 CHAPAEL 5 L35 B— L16 L46 L38 1.0 5.5 6.5 8.5 0 3
55 Olivia I. Zook 176 EPISCOPA 5 L9 L50 L41 L44 W56 1.0 5 5 9 0 1
56 Melody C. Lujano 190 LFHOUSTO 4 L10 L22 L25 L53 L55 0.0 8 7 12 0 0
57 Tanisi Menta 1062 OAKCRES 5 F— F42 U— U— U— 0.0 0 3 0 0 0

 

SwissSys Standings. TX Girl’s State Champs 2018!: Middle/High School

# Name Rtng Team Grd Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot TB-Med TB-Buch. Med. 1 TB-Solkoff TB-Sonneborn TB-Cumul. Prize
1 Ana K. Cedillo Bocanegra 1543 SCIENCE 9 W7 W13 W12 W6 W2 5.0 14 10 16.5 17 15 Trophy 1st
2 Angelica – Vasquez 1401 SANBENI 10 W11 W10 W3 W4 L1 4.0 16.5 11.5 20 15 14 Trophy 2nd
3 Lauren M. Tovias 1229 HSHP 11 W5 W9 L2 W19 W15 4.0 14.5 10.5 17.5 13.5 12 Trophy 3rd
4 Karlee Padilla 1367 STILLMAN 8 W19 W22 W30 L2 W17 4.0 12.5 9 14.5 11 13 Trophy 4th
5 Julia Zhou 1641 BECHS 10 L3 W31 W43 W18 W13 4.0 11.5 8 12.5 9.5 10 Trophy 5th
6 Brianna C. Salinas 1310 HANNAHI 10 W21 W16 W8 L1 D11 3.5 15 10 18 11.25 12.5 Trophy 6th
7 Ana L. Balderas 1209 RISINGS 8 L1 W34 W31 W21 D8 3.5 13.5 8.5 15 8.75 9.5 Trophy 7th
8 Ariel F. Garza 1421 VETERANS 11 W17 W20 L6 W16 D7 3.5 13 9.5 16 10.75 11.5 Trophy 8th
9 Emma R. Pulido 1540 STELLMI 7 W25 L3 W42 W22 D10 3.5 13 9.5 14.5 9.25 10.5 Trophy 9th
10 Natalie Solis 1161 OLIVEIRA 6 W14 L2 W33 W29 D9 3.5 12.5 8.5 14.5 8.75 10.5 Trophy 10th
11 Lauren R. Oliveira 1146 VETERANS 12 L2 W29 W36 W12 D6 3.5 12.5 8.5 14.5 8.75 9.5
12 Evelyn M. Velador 1326 MANZANO 7 W15 W23 L1 L11 W31 3.0 14.5 9.5 16.5 8 10
13 Ruiqi S. Deng 1183 VMCC 9 X— L1 W32 W20 L5 3.0 14 10 14 5 9
14 Lilliana Salazar 1466 SANBENI 12 L10 W32 W23 L15 W18 3.0 12.5 9 14.5 8 8
15 Maria B. Cervera 1110 VETERANS 12 L12 W36 W38 W14 L3 3.0 12 8 14 7 9
16 Divya Nair 964 WESTWOOD 12 W27 L6 W39 L8 W35 3.0 11.5 8 13 6.5 9
17 Natalie F. Holmes 1159 MORRISM 6 L8 W35 W34 W30 L4 3.0 11.5 7.5 13 6 9
18 Melissa Rodriguez 680 FAULKMI 8 W47 W37 W26 L5 L14 3.0 11.5 7.5 12.5 5.5 12
19 Margarita N. Martinez 1005 VETERANS 10 L4 W46 W41 L3 W36 3.0 11.5 7.5 12.5 4.5 8
20 Sol C. Santana 1156 SANBENI 10 W24 L8 W35 L13 W30 3.0 11 8 13 7 9
21 Patricia N. Ramirez 1066 VETERANS 9 L6 W39 W40 L7 W29 3.0 11 7.5 12.5 6 8
22 Victoria E. Delgado 1101 VETERANS 11 X— L4 W46 L9 W33 3.0 10.5 8.5 10.5 3 8
23 Caitlyn A. Pinto 896 GREENJU 8 W50 L12 L14 W42 W37 3.0 10 6.5 11.5 3.5 8
24 Fernanda Melgarejo 1230 VETERANS 9 L20 W33 L29 W26 W32 3.0 9.5 6.5 11.5 6.5 7
25 Izabel A. Vasquez 1187 COAKLEY 7 L9 L30 W47 W43 W34 3.0 8 5.5 9 4.5 6
26 Katie A. Longoria 795 MANZANO 6 H— W27 L18 L24 W46 2.5 6.5 8 9.5 3.5 7
27 Kimberly A. Delgado 665 LUCIOMI 6 L16 L26 W48 D39 W43 2.5 5 6 8 2.5 5
28 Denae N. Ledezma 320 MANZANO 7 H— L41 W44 L31 W47 2.5 4 5 6 2.5 6
29 Christina De Leon 782 GUTIERRE 6 W44 L11 W24 L10 L21 2.0 11 9.5 14.5 4.5 8
30 Regina Betancourt 794 OURLADY 8 W40 W25 L4 L17 L20 2.0 11 9 15 5 9
31 Alexis Del Rio 862 SANBENI 10 W45 L5 L7 W28 L12 2.0 10 9 14 4 7
32 Kianna Garcia 820 STILLMAN 7 W38 L14 L13 W45 L24 2.0 8.5 8 11.5 3.5 7
33 Vivian Diaz-Melo 830 STILLMAN 7 W41 L24 L10 W44 L22 2.0 8.5 7.5 12 3 7
34 Gianna Garza 803 STILLMAN 6 X— L7 L17 W38 L25 2.0 8 9 11.5 2 6
35 Madison C. Reyna 759 GREENJU 8 W48 L17 L20 W40 L16 2.0 8 8 11 2 7
36 Celeste E. Medrano 719 GREENJU 8 W49 L15 L11 W46 L19 2.0 8 7 11.5 1 7
37 Selena R. Cervera 873 VETERANS 10 L46 L18 W49 W41 L23 2.0 6.5 5.5 9.5 1.5 5
38 Kennia L. Gonzalez 315 FAULKMI 8 L32 W47 L15 L34 W42 2.0 6 5.5 9 2.5 5
39 Serenity A. Torres 112 RIVERSID 6 B— L21 L16 D27 H— 2.0 5.5 8.5 8.5 1.25 5
40 Rebecca Vega 207 STILLMAN 6 L30 W49 L21 L35 W48 2.0 5 4 8 0 5
41 Galilea Paz 485 RIVERSID 6 L33 W28 L19 L37 H— 1.5 6.5 6.5 9.5 2.5 4
42 Lizzi D. Soto 468 MANZANO 6 H— W45 L9 L23 L38 1.5 6 7.5 9.5 1.5 6
43 Aurora Y. Arellano 489 MANZANO 8 H— X50 L5 L25 L27 1.5 5.5 8.5 9.5 0 5
44 Zoe E. Garza 145 GREENJU 7 L29 W48 L28 L33 D45 1.5 5 5.5 7.5 0.75 4.5
45 Camila Rodriguez 609 FAULKMI 6 L31 L42 B— L32 D44 1.5 5 5.5 7 0.75 2.5
46 Natalia A. Morales 638 STILLMAN 7 W37 L19 L22 L36 L26 1.0 9 7.5 12 2 5
47 Arabella L. Chavaria unr. STILLMAN 6 L18 L38 L25 W48 L28 1.0 7.5 7.5 10.5 0 2
48 Keyla Y. Rodriguez unr. FAULKMI 7 L35 L44 L27 L47 L40 0.0 6.5 5.5 9 0 0
49 Jane M. Cantu unr. FAULKMI 6 L36 L40 L37 F— U— 0.0 4 4.5 6 0 0
50 Patricia A. Crandall 652 STILLMAN 7 L23 F43 U— U— U— 0.0 0 3 3 0 0

 

Minutes from TCA Meeting September 2, 2018

Southwest Open Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2018 at 9:00am

Opening

The regular meeting of the Texas Chess Association was called to order at time on September 2, 2018 at 9:00am in Irving, Texas by Eddie Rios.

Attendees:

Jim Hollingsworth, Lonann French, Luis Salinas, Claudia Munoz, Estanislao Anzaldlia, Renate Garcia, Rob Jones, Louis Reed, Tom Crane, Reginia Rios, Eddie Rios, Jeff French, Barb Swafford, J.P. Hyltin

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

Approval of Minutes

Motion to approve former minutes of meetings brought by Jim Hollingsworth and second by Luis Salinas.  The motion carried 9-0 with 0 abstentions. Tom Crane requested minutes updated and posted by October 30, 2018.

Old Business

Eddie Rios led discussions regarding:

  • TCA’s background checks for tournament staff.
  • Proposal allowing a faction to select their regional director vs. appointment.
  • Disclose fees collected and incumbent expenses to be verified by receipts.

New Business

2018 Board of Directors Election report was delivered by Jeff French:

Started at: July 15, 2018 at 12:00 am; Finished at: August 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm; Time zone: Central Time (US & Canada); 122 of 283 ballots cast. 1 spoiled.

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Eddie Rios: 44 votes (36.4%)

 

Forrest Marler: 85 votes (72.6%)

 

Lonann French: 109 votes (100.0%)

 

Barb Swafford: 112 votes (100.0%)

 

Tom Crane: 77 votes (63.6%)

 

Estanislao Anzaldúa: 32 votes (27.4%)

 

Tom Crane wins with 63.6% of the vote.

Votes tallied: 121

Abstentions: 1

 

Forrest Marler wins with 72.6% of the vote.

Votes tallied: 117

Abstentions: 5

 

Lonann French wins with 100.0% of the vote.

Votes tallied: 109

Abstentions: 13

 

Barb Swafford wins with 100.0% of the vote.

Votes tallied: 112

Abstentions: 10

 

Jeff French called for the election results to be approved, motion was second by Luis Salinas.  The motion carried 10-0 with 0 abstentions.

New officers acknowledged and assumed nominated roles.

Tom Crane reviewed old business to capture any motions moved into new business.

Tom acknowledged awarded tournaments: 2018 Grade in Houston (North – change name to Texas Grade as no South was bid), Texas State Amateur Open, 2019 Super State, 2020 South ran by TCA and 2020 North to Luis Salinas allowing organizational process to move forward.

Motions:

  • 1. Proposal to allow representative elections on bylaws changes designated by the President (J.P.  Hyltin) Discussion ensued in more detail by J.P. Hyltin.
  • 2. Change Election Ballot Language (Jeff French). Jeff provided changes and J.P.  printed for distribution. The motion carried 8-1 with 0 abstentions. / Tom referred this motion, to be moved to a teleconference for further discussion.  Other motions to be discussed in future teleconferences:  3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17.
  • 5. Change Bylaws Committee Chair from immediate Past President to Vice-President (Jim Hollingsworth). Friendly motion:  previous meeting minutes approved and to be posted by October 30, 2018.
  • 6. Online only publication for Texas Knights (Jeff French and Jim Hollingsworth). Jim led the discussion on savings estimated at $3,150 and how it could be repurposed by TCA. Luis Salina’s pointed out the lifetime membership states paper copy by first class mail as a deliverable. Tom Crane took an action to engage lifetime members and determine how to meet expectations.  Lonann French second this motion.  The motion carried 9-1 with 0 abstentions.  Tom Crane put a delay of action for stopping the printed version of Texas Knights magazine until September 1, 2019 unless it is prudent to move up the time line.
  • 7. Only one scholastic general population meeting per year on scholastic and one general membership meeting per year. (Eddie Rios).  Luis Salinas discussed previous meetings.  Motion deferred to Spring meeting (2019).
  • 8. Everything that affects bylaws and structure shall be referred to the bylaws committee before placing on agenda and opening to discussion.
  • 12. Transitioning regular non-subscribing members into regular members (Jeff French and Jim Hollingsworth).
  • 13. Eliminating “without magazine” for blind memberships (Jeff French and Jim Hollingsworth).
  • 14. Purging all “online only” memberships from the Bylaws (Jeff French and Jim Hollingsworth). Discussion was led by Jim.  P.  Hyltin second the motion.  The motion carried 8-1 with 1 abstention.
    • (14.a) Junior Tournament membership to increase from $1.00 to $1.50 to support Southwest open. (Luis Salinas). Deferred to Spring meeting (2019).
  • 15. Replacing the financial statements in Texas Knights to links (Jeff French). Motion was second by J.P.    The motion carried 9-0 with 0 abstentions.
  • 16. Replace candidate statements in Texas Knights with online Ballot Profiles (Jeff French) Motion was second by J.P.   The motion carried 9-1 with 0 abstentions.
  • 18. Proposal to create TCA affiliate memberships (J.P. Hyltin) Discussion by Barb Swafford that we have a school club membership.

Agenda for Next Meeting(s)

Tom Crane has proposed regular tempo teleconferencing discussions to review the following motions and have them worded and prepared for the next general meeting:

  • (3) Remove paper ballots as a voting option. (Jeff French). Deferred.
  • (4) Sets a “member in good standing” date for TCA Elections to July 1st. (Jeff French) Deferred.
  • (9) TCA will not fund any expenses for organizers who have been awarded any events.  (Eddie Rios).  Tom Crane discussed the usage of P/L forms for regional events. Jim Hollingsworth stated adding to the bidding forms as a requirement.  Deferred.
  • (10) Our structure, which is stated in our bylaws, Regional Directors take care of designated regions and are appointed by the President.  Scholastic committee members and other positions are appointed by the president as well, Regional Directors are to also serve as the Board of Directors.  Therefore, Regional Directors are the sole Directors of the regions and are responsible for awarding the Regional Tournaments based on established critique.  (Eddie Rios).  Deferred.
  • (11) Extend the time served for elected officers to two years.  Effective immediately (Jim Hollingsworth and Eddie Rios).  Deferred.
  • (17) Resolve issues with the language for background check requirements in TCA Events. (J.P.  Hyltin). Deferred.

Addendum

Motions detail submitted by Jeff French and Jim Hollingsworth that was omitted from official agenda

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned by Tom Crane at 1:30pm.


Minutes submitted by: Lonann French, Secretary TCA
Approved by: Thomas E. Crane, President Texas Chess Association

Xiong, Sadorra, Wheeler Finish on Top at 84th Southwest Open

GM Jeffery Xiong, GM Julio Sadorra, and IM Cameron Wheeler each finished the 84th Southwest Open with 6.5 points in the 9 round International Section. WGM Carla Heredia won the Under 2300 section with 6.5 points in 7 rounds, with NM Kalin Nonchev in second with 6.0. Rachael Li and Shiva Kakarla finished on top of the Reserve section with 6 points each, while Joshua Feldman won the Novice section with 6 points.

In addition, FM Ben Li and NM Anish Vivekananthan earned IM norms, IM Craig Hilby earned a GM norm, and WIM Emily Nguyen earned a WGM norm at the tournament. In all, 394 players competed in the event organized by the Dallas Chess Club. The Southwest Open and is the longest-running chess tournament in Texas.

TCA 2018 Election Results

The 2018 TCA Election Results were tallied this weekend.  Tom Crane was elected president, Forrest Marler was elected vice-president, Barb Swafford was elected treasurer, and Lonann French was elected secretary.

Official Election Results

A couple definitions that you may be interested in while reviewing these results:

Spoiled Ballot: A ballot that was distributed, then it was found that the voter was ineligible to vote, so the ballot link was disabled or, if the ballot was already used, the voters selections were removed from the finally tally. There was 1 ballot in the recent election that was found to be ineligible because the voter wasn’t a Texas resident. In this case the voter never returned to ballot, so the ballot access was simply disabled.

If you review the Vote Audit there are ballots that are noted as Key Surfaced. We had 26 ballots bounced back because they weren’t deliverable. It was found that quite a few of those were hosted by AT&T owned email servers. It ended up that ElectionBuddy had been incorrectly blacklisted by AT&T so any ballots sent to @att.net, @swbell.net, @sbcglobal.net weren’t delivered. Those marked with Key Surfaced are those that I grabbed the keys, created ballot links to the voters unique ballots and manually emailed the ballot links to the voters from my Texas Knights Editor gmail account (which were then successfully delivered). The remaining 6 undeliverable ballots were never resolved.

In addition there were some voters added after the election started. These were because they were missed on the first bulk distribution or other reasons (i.e. they didn’t receive enough ballots with their family membership because one of the family members became old enough to vote and wasn’t reported before the election started). These are marked in the Vote Audit as Added after election started.

Results

President

Eddie Rios 44 votes (36.4%)
Tom Crane 77 votes (63.6%)
Tom Crane wins with 63.6% of the vote.
121 votes tallied and 1 abstention

Vice President

Forrest Marler 85 votes (72.6%)
Estanislao Anzaldúa 32 votes (27.4%)
Forrest Marler wins with 72.6% of the vote.
117 votes tallied and 5 abstentions

Secretary

Lonann French 109 votes (100.0%)
Lonann French wins with 100.0% of the vote.
109 votes tallied and 13 abstentions

Treasurer

Barb Swafford 112 votes (100.0%)
Barb Swafford wins with 100.0% of the vote.
112 votes tallied and 10 abstentions