Rooty Hill Chess Club Committee IMPORTANT

 The Rooty Hill Chess Club Council is currently looking for an assistant arbiter, assistant webmaster and equipment officer to join the council and help assist with the operation of the chess club. Without an assistant arbiter and equipment officers, the club may not be able to operate in the future as the size of the club continues to grow. 

As you may or may not know, Rooty Hill Chess Club has grown in size significantly over the last two years. We are one of the largest, if not the largest chess club in NSW and the only chess club serving Western Sydney and its surroundings. We currently have over 100 members, with 87 people currently playing in the Rooty Hill Autumn Swiss (including non-members). This is expected to grow into the future, and thus we need assistance with the operation of the club and its growth.

The following outlines the positions we need.

 Assistant Arbiter Roles and Requirements

  • Filling in for the arbiter at the chess club when necessary.
  • Be able to stay behind until the last game is finished and the packing up of equipment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the FIDE rules of chess (Refer to FIDE Arbiters Manual).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the operation of the Vega Chess Pairings Program (The club will teach you how to use the software).
  • National Arbiter License (The club will cover the fees associated with this).
  • Arrives approximately 30 minutes before the round or tournament begins.

It is vital that we have a licensed assistant arbiter at Rooty Hill Chess Club, as otherwise, we will no longer be able to continue operating the chess club. You do NOT have to arbit every round and tournament. Only when necessary.

Equipment Officer Roles

  • Multiple equipment officers would be very much appreciated. This means that one person will not have to set up every single week.
  • The equipment officer(s) will need to show up approximately an hour before the round/tournament begins to set up the chess boards and clocks.
  • The equipment officer does NOT have to stay behind to pack up but can if they wish to.
  • This is vital as it allows us to start tournaments on time every week.

Assistant Webmaster Roles

  • Updating the club’s website, www.rootyhillchessclub.org with the most recent content. (Recent results, pairings, weekly newsletter, etc.)
  • Assisting with the setting up of collecting tournament entries.
  • Assisting with organising and designing the website when necessary. 
  • Assisting with managing the RHCC Google Group.
  • Assisting with managing the current host of the website (Dreamhost)
  • Assisting with migrating the website domain and host when necessary. (DueMid-20252025)
  • Access to personalised @rootyhillchessclub.org email address (if wanted).

Please email events@rootyhillchessclub.org if you are able and willing to join the committee and assist with the operation of the club.

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