I am submitting the following revised motion to amend the OCA by-laws to take effect at the Ohio Chess Congress of 2020. This amendment can be added to Article 3 Section 2 of the by-laws.
All players competing in any designated OCA event shall receive a free one year OCA membership. The organizer of all OCA tournaments shall be required to submit to the OCA upon completion of the tournament a fee of $5 per player; along with a list of players and their home and email addresses. The $5 fee shall be included as part of the entry fee for out of state players as well as Ohio residents. Organizations or individuals not conferred as members through tournament participation may choose to join OCA and purchase a one year membership for $5.
The amendment will be changed as a compromise as follows :
1. The amendment will not take affect until the event of the Congress in year 2020.
2. No participant shall be required to pay more than $5 per annum.
3. Life members will not be required to pay $5 to the Ohio Chess Association for any event.
Enjoy these first 2 videos where NM Tom Britt goes over 2 of John Stopa's games. As many of you know John passed away July 7th, 2017. The first game Tom goes over is a game from the World Open in which John had the black pieces against IM Emory Tate. The second game is a game where John once again had the black pieces but this time against the well known chess author Eric Schiller. 2 fabulous games with wonderful insight from a National Master!
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