This was attended by members from 5 of the six districts (Belize District sent apologies).
Each District association member gave an overview of the positive and varied chess activities in their district over the last 6 months. Everyone is looking forward to holding district level tournament and continue their club activities. There have been some really great chess camps to encourage new, young chess players and one of the key aspects is the growing role of Junior Coaches, those young players who are showing and demonstrating leadership skills. The district associations are finding creative and resourceful ways to overcome the shortage of funds and sponsorship caused by the recession.
The next meeting will focus on how to hold tournaments or other activities to involve our adult players and our strongest young players in order to boost the skill levels of all our players. That meeting will be on June 2nd.