Scholastic Committee Report

October 15, 2001

By Tony Gavelis




Fall Foliage Fest, scheduled for October 21, 2001

            Flyers mailed and promotional material distributed.

            Trophies ordered and expecting to pick up this week.

            Entries arriving.

            Approximately 40+ entries received to date.

            Chief TD: Alan Hodge

            Asst. TD: ?

            Vounteers:       Helen Thomas

                                    Lucy Lockwood


            Site Facilitator: Ron Rice

                                      Nancy Mann

                                      School parents will be present to help.


            Committee Volunteers:            ?


St. John’s High Tournament, scheduled for November 18, 2001

            Flyer ready to go to print this week.

            Requesting mailing labels for MACA juniors.

                        To be mailed @ October 25th.

            Some flyers being distributed locally.  More will be distributed in FFF.

            Tony G. Compiling list of surrounding schools for flyer circulation.

            Tony G. spoke with school chess coach.  We will consolidate arrangements.

            Trophies ordered and arriving this week.

            Entries arriving already from web announcement.

            Chief TD:   none.      – Need a TD -

Volunteers:       Helen Thomas


Site Facilitator:            Steve Dann ?


Committee Volunteers: ……….


Future Tournaments:

            Flyers to be printed this week for distribution during FFF.


Central MA Scholastic Open ( Q1 ), January 5, 2002

Western MA Singles Championship  ( Q2 ), January 13, 2002

Eastern MA Scholastic Open ( Q3 ), February 3, 2002

Gus Gosselin Grade Championship, March 10, 2002

State Championship, March 10, 2002

MA Team Championship, April 7, 2002


TLA for School Mates, December issue sent in for all but the State Championship, which is invitational.

TLA for Chess Life, December issue sent in for Central MA Scholastic Open and Eastern MA Scholastic Open.  The advance TLA is due to tournaments being  early in the month.  Follow up TLA’s to Chess Life  & Chess Horizon’s are prepared and ready.


Sites are confirmed for all but the April 7, team tournament.  There will be a site cost of $450 - $600 for that day at Natick High School.   Need board approval to commit.


There may also be site costs for JFK Middle School due to recent change in Administration down town.  A meeting with principal is planned next week.



            Central MA Scholastic Open:               Chief TD, Frank DelBonis

            Western MA Scholastic Open:   Frank has offered.

            GGG                                                    Frank has offered.

            St. Championship                           ?

            Team Championship                           ?


Expenses to date:    

            FFF & St.Johns combined:            $344.            promotional (reimbursed by MACA)

100.      Sage School rent

500.      trophies

122.      TLA’s (includes qualifiers)

400.            estimated additional promotional, including letter to schools not on MACA lists.

$1366.   (includes some championship costs to date).  There have been start up costs in the above numbers.  Future costs will be lower on average per tournament.  I will be speaking with last year’s sponsor about Championship trophies & awards.  



Lets hear from some Committee & Volunteers.

I’m not assuming anything.

Who will be at what tournament & when to do what?



End of report.