International News Today, Aug 22, 2011

Canadian players were busy in the US over the past weekend......

The 1st Metropolitan (LA) International ended up being a cake walk for GM Michael Adams (ENG), who finished the 9 round event with 7.5/9 points. Among the 6 players tied for 2nd with 6.5 were GM Loek Van Wely (NED) and Canadian Open Co-Champion, GM Dejan Bojkov (BUL). IM Jonathan Tayar led the Canadian contingent with 5 and was followed by IM Leon Piasetski, FM Richard Wang, and FM Dale Haessel all with 4.5.

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 30/11 – FIDE World Cup.

Rd. 1 – Sept. 28 – Can. GM Mark Bluvshtein ( ranked # 89 ) lost to Alexander Riazantsev ( Russia, ranked # 40 ). Can. IM Eric Hansen ( ranked # 124 ), lost to Vugar Gashimov ( Azerbaijan, ranked # 5 ).

Rd. 2 – Sept. 29 – Mark drew, and lost the match, and is eliminated. Eric lost and is eliminated.

Thanks to both for carrying the Canadian standard in this prestigious tournament, to determine entry into the 2012 Candidates’ Matches.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 1/11 – Halifax LD Open.

Paul Hake-Labour Day Open - Rosaria Centre, Don MacNeil Room (4th Floor), Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy., Halifax, Nova Scotia – Starts tomorrow – Sept. 2 – 5 – 8 rd. swiss.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Week of Sept. 2 – 8 ( For more, use this heading link )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 5/11 – Toronto Labour Day Open Results.  - Sept. 3-5; 6 round swiss in three sections ( Open; U 2000; U 1600 ) - Organized by the Annex Chess Club – Open section winners – 5/6 pts.: IM Nikolay Noritsyn ( 2631 – 2007 Can. Champion ); IM Tomas Krnan ( 2503 ); FM Igor Divljan ( 2349 – defeated current Can. Champion, GM Bator Sambuev, in Rd. 6 ).  Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Sept. 9 - 15 ) [ for more, click on this heading ]

 The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 13/11 – Can. WYCC Team - WYCC - November 17 - 26 - Caldas Novas, Brazil.

The CFC Regular Chess Post - Week of Sept. 16 - 22 ( for more, click on this heading )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 20/11 – Can. Chess News Editor. To interested parties, The Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) is currently seeking an editor for our monthly newsletter, Canadian Chess News, starting with the publication of the January 2012 issue.

The CFC Regular Chess Post - Wk of Sept. 23 - Sept. 29.

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 29/11 - Ottawa Autumn Open. Starts tomorrow – Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. 5 round round-robin and swiss. 4 sections, with A being a top 6-player RR. At the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. Rd. 1 @ 7:30 PM. 1st tournament of the Eastern Ontario Chess Association Grand Prix. Website: http://www.eoca.org/PDF/2011%20Ottaw...umn%20Open.pdf .

The CFC Regular Chess Post - Wk of September 30 - October 6/11.

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Oct. 6/11 – Toronto Thanksgiving Open. Starts Saturday October 8 and goes to Monday October 10. 6 rd. swiss in 3 Sections: Open, U2000, and U1600. 52 pre-registrations as of Oct. 5. Location: Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Oct. 7 - 13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – October 13/11 – 2011 BC Championship. This was an 8-player round robin played in Burnaby, B.C, during the Thanksgiving Weekend. The co-winners were Maxim Doroshenko and Loren Laceste ( U 18 Canadian Champion ) with 5.5/8 pts. Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Oct. 14 - 20 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – October 18/11 – Alliston Chess Open. Played Oct. 15-16 in 2 sections. 21 players. Winners:

Standings. Alliston Open 2011: Open
# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize

1 Bindi Cheng 141968 2516 W6 L2 W7 W3 W4 4.0
2 Haizhou Xu 138986 2224 W9 W1 L3 W4 W6 4.0

Standings. Alliston Open 2011: U2000
# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize

1 Tom Bozinoski 107747 1720 W9 W8 D2 D4 W5 4.0

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