Meeting Minutes


The 2017 NCCA business meeting was held at the site of the NC Closed Tournament on Nov.19th at 9AM.  Board officers present were the following:

 Vice-President:           Debs Pedigo

Past Vice – President:  Jeff Jones

Secretary/Treasurer:  Wayne Spon

Scholastic Vice President: Venkat  Shanmugadivel

Approximately 15 current NCCA Members were present. 


  1. Board Changes
  2. Financial Report
  3. Membership
  4. 2018 Tournaments


  1. Due to health reasons, Jeff Jones recently stepped down as the vice president. Debs Pedigo has volunteered to takes his place.  Jeff is a valuable asset for NCCA and he will be available for consultation.

Sara Walsh resigned her position as Secretary/Treasurer earlier this year and Wayne Spon volunteered to take over that position. 

  1. The Financial Report as reviewed by Wayne Spon. The 2017 Net Assets as of Nov.19, 2017 is $21,619.39.   The 2016 Net Assets were $27,031.16 as of Nov.4, 2016.  Major expenditures were the 2016 NC Closed, 2014-2016 Scholarship  Awards and operating expenses.  The 2017 Scholastic Tmt and the Girl’s Tmt netted approximately $689.  However, that figure takes into account the trophy expense that is still owed to Thad Rogers; approximately $3,200. 

In the past, Scholarship Awards were held in the NCCA back acct till the student graduated from high school.  At the scholastic tmt, the board discussed and decided not to not carry this liability over the long term because contact   information may change over the years.  Consequently, the Secretary/Treasurer has been depositing present and past awards into college funds set up by their parents.   As a result of paying off past scholarships, NCCA  liabilities has decreased.

A more detailed report will be provided in the resource section on the website. 

  1. Membership

Membership in the NCCA is at an all time low.  The dues are only $8.00/yr before the 31st of Jan and $10 thereafter.  The NCCA Secretary/Treasurer is  promoting a membership drive for 2018 at major tmts and collecting e-mails to remind members to renew.  The 2018 NC Closed and Sr. tmts will require NCCA memberships.  The board is also working on improving the website to keep it up to date and restoring missing information.  The NCCA website is the main source for chess in NC and membership dues help support the website. 

  1. 2018 Tournaments

Peter Giannotos will be conducting the 2018 NC  K-12 State Scholastic Tmt  in Charlotte, during the wkend of Feb.23-25 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place.  The Girl’s tmt has not been finalized.

Mike Tedder proposed the NC Collegiate Chess Championship to be held on April 7, 2018 at the Wake Tech Community College.  The proposal was accepted.

Cha Cha Nugroho will be conducting the NC Blitz and Quick Championship Tmt at the Triangle Chess Center in Morrisville, NC on May 19, 2018.

Walter High will be hosting the At Least Twenty One (A.L.T.O.) in Burlington on May 5-6.

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