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Please read the following notice of the AGM and any rule change proposals:

The Committee accept proposals for rule changes; please email these to the MSCL Secretary by Wednesday 5th June at the latest. However, unlike previous years, the Committee will not be engaging in pre-publication discussion with clubs in an attempt to bring greater coherence to proposals. Proposals submitted for inclusion should be substantially ‘ready to go’ and while every last dot and comma that would require change need not be specified, full account of the implications of adopting the proposal should be clear. Please also provide a succinct rationale which can be published with the proposal. The Committee reserve the right to decline to place significantly ill-conceived and incoherent proposals on the agenda or alternatively ask the meeting to reject such proposals in their entirety. Further, at the AGM the Committee intend to adopt a more robust line on rule change amendments: only minor modifications (where the implication of the same is clear, unambiguous, and limited) will be accepted for debate and vote, and strictly where the original proposal has demonstrably failed to take into account the consequence identified.

The Committee have already published its intended proposal to reform current Rule 7 regarding match timings which may be read on the Forum. Please contribute to the discussion on the Forum and or at the AGM. The agenda will be circulated at least 14 days before the AGM and will include any rule change proposals accepted for inclusion.

The draft minutes of the 2018 AGM may be found in the Download section. The rules for the League, KO, and Rapid Play Division may be found in The Rules section.

Matthew Britnell

Mid-Sussex Chess League Secretary