The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 15- 21/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – February 21/13 B – Hart House Reading Week Open.

Starts Tomorrow!! - February 22nd, 23rd, 24th (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Debates & Music Rooms, 2nd Floor, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle

Style: 5 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600
Rounds: 6pm Friday, 10am & 4pm Saturday & Sunday

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of Feb. 22- 28/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – February 25/13 –Hart House Reading Week Open Results.

Dates: February 22nd, 23rd, 24th (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Location: Debates & Music Rooms, 2nd Floor, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Style: 5 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open & U2200 (FIDE Rated), U1900 & U1600
No. of Players: 125
Open Section: 26 players – Top Finishers:

1. 4.5 pts. – GM Bator Sambuev
2/3 4 pts. – IM Bindi Cheng; junior Razvan Preotu
4. 3.5 pts. – IM Nikolay Noritsyn

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 1 - 7/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 5/13 – Canadian Wins USA Chess Scholarship.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 8 - 14/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 14/13 – Mauricie Open, Quebec.

Starts Tomorrow!!

The Mauricie Open in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is on March 15-17.
It has been one of the largest Canadian weekend swisses. It has had as many as 323 entries in the past.
Six sections: one every 200 points - with $1000, $500, and $250 prizes (plus a $150 class prize) in most sections.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 15 - 21/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 21/13 B – New CFC Executive Director.

Michael Von Keitz has been selected as the winner of the just completed RFP for the Executive Director of the CFC. This contract is for a two year duration, commencing May 1, 2013.

Mr. Von Keitz of Kirkland Lake, ON, has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics, and has served as both President of the Chess Federation of Canada and the Ontario Chess Federation.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 22 - 28/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 28/13 B – Grand Pacific Open, B.C.

Starts Tomorrow!

Dates: March 29-April 1( Easter Weekend )
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria BC.
Type: 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss
Prizes: $5000 in prizes guaranteed.
Side Events: free if you play in the main event and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 29 - April 4/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 3/13 – Alberta Closed Championship Result.

This 6-player round-robin was played March 29 – 31 at the Calgary Chess Club.
Participants >> http://calgarychess.com/WORDPRESS/?page_id=3101
Winner >> GM Eric Hansen with 4/5 pts. (gave up 2 draws). Congratulations Eric!

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of April 5 - 11/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 11/13 - Canadian GM Eric Hansen to Go Professional.

On April 10 on CMA Chesstalk, Eric stated:

“Hopefully I'll be able to announce some exciting news regarding my chess plans soon. I can confirm that I won't be returning to school this fall and will continue to focus on being a professional player.”

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of April 12 - 18/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 15/13 – Niagara Falls Open Result.

April 13 & 14, 2013

The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of April 19 - 25/13 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 23/13 – GTCL AGM Report.

The Annual General Meeting of the Greater Toronto Chess League was held Sat., April 20. Here are some of the highlights:

Elections of GTCL Executive for 2013/2014 year

President – Michael Barron (by acclamation)
Vice-President – Ilia Bluvshtein (by acclamation)
Secretary – Marcus Wilker (by acclamation)
Treasurer – Nicholas Varmazis (by acclamation)

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