OSCA

Actions of the Board

 

 

2008.01:  The Grade Level Championships shall be held annually on the Saturday immediately preceding Thanksgiving.  The Board shall have the right to change this date when deemed necessary.  (adopted November 14, 2008)

2009.01:  The winner of the annual Ohio High School Championship shall be Ohio's representative to the Denker and shall receive a $250 stipend after attending.  If they choose not to attend, the nest highest qualifying person shall be the rep.  (adopted March 15, 2009)

2009.02:  The winner of the annual Ohio Girls Championship shall be Ohio's representative to the Polgar and shall receive a $250 stipend after attending. If they choose not to attend, the nest highest qualifying person shall be the rep.  (adopted March 15, 2009)

2009.03:  Should the same person win the High School and Girls Championship, she may choose to attend either the Denker or Polgar and receive the stipend for that event.  For the event she does not choose to attend, the next highest qualifying person for that other event shall be offered to attend and receive the stipend.  (adopted March 15, 2009)

2009.04:  At the Grade Level Championships, Grade Sections K, 1, and 2 shall be USCF rated.  In accordance with the USCF, USCF membership is not required in any section limited to grade 3 and below.  (adopted March 21, 2009)

 

2009.05:  In all sections at State Championships events, including non-rated sections, clocks are standard.  If one player provides a clock and wants to use it, the clock will be used.  (adopted March 21, 2009)

 

2009.06:  At all State Championship events, the chief Tournament Director shall be USCF certified at the Senior level or higher.  (adopted March 21, 2009)

 

2009.07:  At all State Championship events, the tournament shall be staffed by one USCF certified Tournament Director doing pairings, plus one certified Tournament Director on the floor per hundred players or fraction thereof (counting players in both rated and non-rated sections), with at least one in each playing room.  (adopted March 21, 2009)

 

2009.08:  In rated sections at State Championship events, only USCF certified Tournament Directors may make rulings on claims.  Non-certified floor monitors may assist with administrative duties such as collecting results, directing players to boards, general crowd control, etc.  (adopted March 21, 2009)

 

2009.09:  A question shall be put to the membership to amend the language of paragraph 3.4.1 of the OSCA bylaws to read as follows, effective as of the start of the next fiscal year beginning 7/1/09:
"A person shall be eligible to serve as a Director if he or she is a current resident of Ohio and is at least 18 years of age at the time of taking office."

2009.10:  Directors  may  submit,  and  the  Board  may  approve,  proposals  to  organize  OSCA  tournaments  provided  they  are  subject  to  the  same   license  fees  and  other  terms  and  conditions  the  Board  would  require  of  other  parties  submitting  proposals  under  the  same  circumstances.
 

2009.11:  Directors  shall  serve  on  the  Board  without  compensation.  Compensation  does  not  include  reimbursement  of  actual  out  of  pocket  expenses  incurred  by  a  Director  related  to  OSCA  business,  or  payment  of  fair  market  value  for  goods  or  services  provided  to  OSCA  by  Directors  acting  in  another  capacity  in  an  arms-length  transaction.   No  payments  to  Directors  shall  be  made  until  after  Board  approval  and  after  goods or  services  have  been  delivered.
 

2009.12:  No  Director  may  vote  upon  a  matter  in  which  he  or  she  has  a  direct  financial  interest  or  can  reasonably  be  expected  to  receive  a  direct  financial  benefit,  or  has  a  business  or  family  relationship  with  any  person  or  entity  who  or  which  has  a  direct  financial  interest  or  can 
reasonably  be  expected  to  receive  a  direct  financial  benefit.