OHSCTA Annual Coaches’ Meeting Notes
Feb 26, 2010, Cottage Grove
a. Annual report of the Association
given by the Executive Director
Horton mentioned the two format amendments this year that occured during the year, and that much of his time was
spent on those projects. A general discussion was had about the new format. James described the way the trophies would be
awarded in a way appropriate to the new format. A discussion about the possibility of saving money on next year's purchase
was undertaken. Jerry Ramey mentioned his trophy source might be better, and he agreed to help research this when the
time came next year.
ahead, James said he plans on undertaking a project to update the web site, particularly with respect to coaches' contact
b. League reports
League Director Stephen Runion, Midwestern League Director Dave Swanston and Southern League Director Nancy Keller described
the events of their seasons. The leagues were stable, but there is concern that in a few cases some current schools may
c. Tournament issues
--Ed Addis mentioned
that the rounds from the different secions were not in sync and that noise was a problem. It was agreed to keep the rounds
in sync on Sat.
d. Committee reports
--There were none.
e. Tournament Organizer’s
--Steve Kilston said all was going smoothly, but a few players had gone upstairs, which was off-limits. He asked coaches to
talk to their players about this.
said it was an election year for Executive Director. Andrei Botez stepped forward, was nominated and elected unanimously to
take the postion starting now as an apprentice and beginning his term the day following the 2011 tournament.
g. Amendments to the Constitution
discussion was undertaken about the desireablility or lack thereof of using blitz as a tie-break. Larry Ball had proposed
an amendment, but withdrew it in favor of doing further study on the subject first and gaining greater consensus. A committee
was formed to research how to use tie-breaks that draw on results that occur during the regular tournament rather than after
and propose an amendment that would gain broad acceptance.
Tie-Break Committe members
h. The date and potential
sites for the following year’s tournament
stated that the site would be Sherwood High School in Sherwood and that the date would be the last weekend in February, 2011.
i. Other items of interest to the members
Nuxoll gave a report on the Association's finances. We are expected to break even on the tournament this year.
Meeting was adjourned.