The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 27 - August 2/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 2/12 - Canadian Seniors Chess Championship.

Starts tomorrow!

August 3 - August 6, 2012
7 Rounds
Kitchener City Hall
Free Refreshments & Snacks Each Day.
All Equipment Provided.
Entry Fee: $80 in advance / $100 on-site
Prizes: Winner represents Canada ( free room and board) at the World Seniors.
100% of entry fees returned as prizes
Round Times: First Round 6pm August 3rd. Rounds 2-7, 10am and 3pm daily
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with 30 second Fischer increment
Online registration: SOON! - ChessReg.ca
On site registration: August 3rd: 3pm - 5:30pm
Byes: 1 half point bye in the first 6 rounds if requested with entry.
Eligibility: Must be aged 60 years of age or older as of January 1, 2012
7 Rounds, Kitchener City Hall
FIDE Rated

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – August 1/12 - Canadian Amateur Chess Championships.

Starts Friday!

August 3 - August 6, 2012
7 Rounds
FIDE Rated
Kitchener City Hall
Free Refreshments & Snacks Each Day.
All Equipment Provided.
Sections: Over 2000, Over 1600, Over 1200, Rookie - Players MUST play in the highest section they are eligible for
Sections with a minimum of 4 FIDE rated players will be FIDE rated
NEW: Rookie section - Players are rated under 1200 or unrated; Games will be played with the same time control - 90 min. +30 sec; No Membership required; Rated CFC
Entry Fee: $80 in advance / $100 on-site
Placement Prizes: Trophies and Cash Prizes in each section.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Team Prize: 4 player teams, maximum of 2 players in section
Top Team: $400
Exceptions subject to approval by organizer
Canadian Senior players welcome to join teams for the team prize
Family Prize: 2 players - immediate family only - Siblings, Spouses, Parents, Grandparents
Round Times: First Round 6pm August 3rd. Rounds 2-7, 10am and 3pm daily
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with 30 second Fischer increment

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 31/12 – CFC Governors’ On-line Budget Meeting.

Starts Tomorrow.

Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Tuesday, Aug, 7, the 57 CFC Governors will meet on-line with the following agenda:

Budget Meeting (Wednesday, August 1st - Tuesday, August 7th)

August 1st (11:00am ESDT) - August 4th (9:00pm ESDT)

1. Agenda
2. Governors' Sign In
3. Opening Comments of Chair
4. Budget - Discussion Only
5. Women's Coordinator - Ratification
6. FQE Agreement Amendments - Discussion Only
7. FQE Trust Trustees - Nominations
8. October Quarterly Meeting Made Public - Discussion Only
9. STRAW POLL: FEN Books and Equipment Contract

August 4th (9:00pm ESDT) - August 7th (9:00pm ESDT)

10. Voting Booth
A. Ratification of 2012 Budget
B. Ratification of Amended FQE-CFC Agreement
C. Election of FQE Trust Trustees
D. Vote on Making October Quarterly Meeting Public

To date, only CFC On-line AGM’s have been public viewing. The last time there was a vote to open the quarterly on-line meetings, it was defeated. So this Budget Meeting is still “ confidential “ , not open to the members/public. However, with the experience of the AGM, it may be governors’ fears are no longer what they were, and the voting outcome may be different this time. So you will see Item 8 re-raises opening the 2012 Fall Quarterly Meeting ( Oct. 1 ). Summaries of the Meeting will be made available in due course, and posted on the CFC Website. Also, the FQE Governors made some clarification amendments to the joint executive draft of the agreement, originally approved by the CFC Governors. This has necessitated a second vote by the governors on the agreement – some have maintained that the amendments do not change the substance of the particular items – if so, then members can likely expect the governors to approve the revised agreement. The agreement is a major step forward for Canadian chess, in the opinion of the CFC Governors, and brings the CFC and FQE into a new partnership in governing chess in Canada.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 30/12 #2 - The Quebec Open Result.

The Quebec Open was played in Montreal, Quebec from July 21-28 at Brébeuf College. It was a 9 round swiss in 5 sections.

Invitational Section Winners ( 32 players, including 9 GM’s ; 2 Can. GM’s participated – Kovalyov; Sambuev ) - Wesley So, the winner, is a Canadian playing for Philippines. Anton Kovalyov is a Canadian, playing for Argentina. Three other Canadians also finished in the top 8:

Rg..........Name.....................FED ELO Pts. Dep.1
1 GM SO, Wesley................... PHI 2650 7.5 37.50
2 GM BRUZON BATISTA, Lazaro.CUB 2711 7.0 38.25
3 GM SUMETS, Andrey............ UKR 2618 6.5 35.00
4 GM KOVALYOV, Anton.......... ARG 2614 5.5 24.25
5 FM OLIVA CASTANEDA, Keve..CUB 2320 5.5 23.00
6 IM GERZHOY, Leonid............ CAN 2459 5.5 22.50
7 IM PANJWANI, Raja............. CAN 2392 5.5 21.75
8 FM THAVANDIRAN, Shiyam.... CAN 2301 5.5 21.50

Prizes: $ 18,000 guaranteed

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 30/12 – UPEI Open Results.

This past weekend, IM Tom O'Donnell won the UPEI Open with a score of 4 wins and a draw. Tied for second with 3.5 were Justin Gulati , Peter MacKean and Jason Manly.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 27/12 - Brantford Olympic Waive Tournament.

On Sunday, July 29 2012!


Harmony Square (Outside)
http://brantchess.ca/
6 Rd Swiss
CFC Active/Quick Rated (CFC Membership not Required)
T.C. - G20 + 5 sec increment - G25 (If digital clock not available)
Cost $20
Registration 10-11 am
Rd 1 11am

Please bring Sets and Clocks
Prizes - Trophies
Please email Lee Hendon leehendon@rogers.com (519) 304 3960 FREE (519) 304 3960 or
Rob Gashgarian at brantchess@primus.ca

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator