The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of November 2 - 8/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – November 7/12 – World Youth Chess Championships.

Here are the relevant Websites:

WYCC Team Canada Website:
WYCC Official website:
Team Canada Facebook Page:

Rd. 1 is TOMORROW at 15:00 local time in Maribor, Slovenia. Slovenia is six hours ahead of EST, so the first round will be 9.00 am EST.

Andrew Giblon is the head of the Canadian delegation. The two coaches are Andrew Peredun and Edward Porper.

The team has 28 members, playing in 12 different categories ( there is an open set of 6 age groups, and a parallel set of 6 age groups for girls only).

The Canadian Team includes 3 former Youth World Championship medal winners:
• Jason Cao, World Champion, U10 Open, 2010
• Qiyu Zhou, Silver Medal, U8 girls, 2008
• Richard Wang, Bronze Medal, U12 Open, 2009

Good Luck!!

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – November 5/12 – Guelph Fall Pro-Am Results.

Played this past Sat. & Sun.. Attracted 82 players in three sections. Here are the top finishers in the top section:

Standings. 2012 Guelph Fall Pro-Am: Pro Section
# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot

1 GM Bator Sambuev 2677 W7 W12 W2 W3 W4 5.0
2 IM Bindi Cheng 2483 W21 W10 L1 D5 W12 3.5
3 Haizhou Xu 2295 W17 W18 W8 L1 D5 3.5
4 IM Nikolay Noritsyn 2605 W24 W23 D5 W9 L1 3.5
5 FM Victor Plotkin 2336 W26 W13 D4 D2 D3 3.5
6 FM Jura Ochkoos 2331 L18 W16 W21 D7 W15 3.5
7 David Filipovich 2212 L1 W27 W26 D6 W10 3.5

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – November 4/12 – CFC Transparency.

CFC has moved a long way from the days of operating behind closed doors. Its AGM is now on-line, and is open to viewing by members/public from coast to coast to coast. There is provision for “ confidential “ agenda items to be dealt with in a “ closed session “ on the Governors’ private discussion board, but this is rarely necessary. And though members/public cannot interact directly in the meeting with the CFC Governors, since the forum is for viewing only, and not posting by members/public, the members/public can still interact with the governors during the meeting time, by posting on the members’ CFC Chess Chat Forum, their questions and comments. Governors can come to the discussion board to see the input, and to respond.

And now the three quarterly on-line meetings ( Oct. 1; Jan. 1 & April 1 ) are similarly on-line, open to viewing, and with opportunity for input through the CFC members’ discussion board.

This has enhanced the trust between the CFC Governors and members, because there is no longer an over-riding concern that somehow the Governors are operating behind the backs of the members. Since this new transparency has been introduced, much of the previous negative criticism of the CFC for secrecy has diminished.

CFC continues to make progress.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – Nov. 2/12 - Guelph Fall Pro-Am.

Starts Tomorrow!!

November 3 - 4, 2012
Room 442, Guelph University Centre
5 Round Swiss
3 Sections: FIDE Rated Pro, FIDE Rated U2000, U1600
Players may play up if current rating is within 100 points of rating floor.
Cost is $20, proceeds to the Olympic Fund.
Round Times: Saturday 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:30pm, Sunday 10:00am, 2:30pm
Time Control: Round 1 G/60 +30 sec, Rounds 2-5 G/90 + 30 sec
Entry Fees: Pro Section $60, others $40. Late Fee: $10.00 on site
Half Point Byes: in rounds 1-4 may be requested in advance
Prizes: $55 per Pro player returned as prizes.
Trophies awarded in other sections
Register: Mail to TD Hal Bond, 205 – 105 Conroy Crescent, Guelph, ON N1G 2V5,
email, or cash on site from 8:30-9:30 am Saturday. Players registering after 9:30 Saturday may not receive a swiss pairing in first round.
Equipment, snacks and refreshments provided by organizer

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator