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)
Director of Communications – Egidijus Zeromskis (by acclamation)
Tournament Coordinator – Evgeni Tobolovsky (by acclamation)
Directors at Large (by unanimous vote) –
Bob Armstrong, Francis Rodrigues, Alex Ferreira (or Erik Malmsten*)

*Erik was voted as an alternate, should Francis Rodrigues or Alex Ferreira not agree to have stood for election.

Elections of Regional OCA Vice President for 2013/2014 year

Regional Ontario Chess Association VP – Evgeni Tobolovsky (by acclamation)


6. Election of CFC/OCA Governors for 2013/2014 year

CFC/OCA Governors* (by acclamation)

Michael Barron
Ilia Bluvshtein
Marcus Wilker
Egidijus Zeromskis
Evgeni Tobolovsky
Bob Armstrong
Nikolay Noritsyn
Chris Field
Alex Ferreira**

* It was clarified that the GTCL not only nominates but elects these governors. Their election will be recognized at the Ontario Chess Association meeting and ratified by the CFC.

**The exact number of OCA/CFC Governors GTCL is entitled to this year has not been confirmed. Although last year it was 8, it was considered advisable to elect an extra in case the number is 9 this year.

GTCL Awards
Michael Barron presented awards for recognition of outstanding volunteers who supported chess in the Greater Toronto Community to the organizers of the new Aurora Chess Club. After Egidijus Zeromskis waived his own eligibility for one of the two awards, they were presented to his co-organizers in Aurora, Bernie Prost and Graeme Knight. Each received a 1-year CFC membership renewal.

Concomitant discussion of Bob Armstrong’s continued work promoting chess in the GTA, and especially his Toronto Chess News, led to his being awarded a new, “GTCL Volunteer of the Year” award this year. He will receive a book prize.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 23/13 B – Newfoundland & Labrador Open Results.

Dates: April 19-21
Location: Murray’s Pond Fishing & Country Club, 1464 Portugal Cove Road (7km past St. John’s Airport)
Type: One-section Swiss

Results:

1. IM Aman Hambleton 4.5
2. Anthony Leonard 4.0
3. FM Grant Spraggett 3.5
4-5 NCM Jordan S. Berson, Morley Payne 3.0
Top U1800 Jeffrey Dawson 2.5
Top Senior Ray MacIsaac 2.5

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 23/13 A – K-W Quick Results.

Date: Saturday April 20th, 2013
City: Kitchener, Ontario
Place: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West
Rds: 5,
Sections: Open, U1600
Results:

1. Razvan Preotu 5.0
2. Michael Dougherty 4.0
3. Istvan Kiss 4.0
4. Roman Sapozhnikov 3.5
5. Wajdy Shebetah 3.5
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6. David Filipovich 3.0
7. Terry Song 3.0
8. Gordon Olheiser 3.0
9. Robert Bzikot 3.0
10. Hongyi Li 3.0
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11. Dan Furois 2.5
12. Dennis Shamroni 2.5
13. Bruce Highcock 2.5
14. Tom McClelland 2.5
15. Dan Raats 2.0
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16. Tim Knechtel 2.0
17. Robert Gillanders 2.0
18. Peter Baxted 2.0
19. Fernando Echavarria-hidalgo 2.0
20. George Dragasanu 2.0
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21. Kai Gauer 1.5
22. Garrett Lyons 1.5
23. Michael Huang 1.0
24. Bogdan Pauna 1.0
25. Leo Santoprete 0.0

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 19/13 C – 2013-4 GTCL AGM.

Tomorrow!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 - from 10 am to 1 pm.

In the Library, first floor, SW corner Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (GOMT), 86 Overlea Blvd., between Don Mills and Thorncliffe turn North at William Morgan Drive, turn East and through the gates.

Draft Agenda
1. Announcements
2. Executive Reports:
...a. Tournament Coordinator
...b. Director of Communications
...c. Secretary
...d. Treasurer
...e. Vice-President
...f. Outgoing President
3. GTCL Awards
4. Elections of 2012-2013 GTCL Executive and three Directors at Large
5. Elections of Regional OCA Vice-President
6. Nominations for CFC/ OCA Governors
7. 2013-2014 Budget
8. 2013-2014 GTCL Tournaments
9. New Items

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 19/13 B -2013 K-W Spring Quick.

Is on Tomorrow – one day tournament!

Date: Saturday April 20th, 2013
City: Kitchener, Ontario
Place: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West
Rds: 5,
Sections: Open, U1600
Round Times: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
Registration Instructions: 9:00am - 9:45am at the door (cash only) or email Ralph Deline; arcticcompass@hotmail.com , please include KW Spring Quick in the subject line. Register by email by Saturday April 14th for a $5 discount. CFC membership required.
TD: Ed Thompson
Website: http://www.kwchess.com (click on tournaments).
TC: G/25 + 10 sec (Bronstein)
Misc: Chess pieces, boards, and clocks will be provided by the KW Chess Club. Free parking is available a block away at the corner of Water St. and Charles St.
EF: $30
Prizes: Prize fund based on entry fees (less rating fees and minimal expenses).

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – April 19/13 A – Newfoundland & Labrador Chess Championships.

Starts Today!!
April 19-21

At Murray’s Pond Fishing & Country Club
1464 Portugal Cove Road (7km past St. John’s Airport)

Why Murray’s Pond? Murray’s Pond is a very quiet, spacious, and bright
venue with comfortable chairs, excellent food, and ample free parking.
A selection of soups and sandwiches will be available at reasonable prices.
Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided all weekend!

Registration: $80, $65 for Juniors (born in 1993 or later) and Seniors (born before 1949)
*** $20 discount for registrations paid on or before April 16, 2013 ***
Free entry for FIDE titled players

Players must have a valid CFC membership, or may purchase a Single Tournament Membership
Annual CFC Membership: $44 for Adults, $29 for Juniors
Single Tournament Membership: $20 for Adults, $10 for Juniors

Prizes will be based on 65% of paid entry fees. The remaining 35% will pay for rating fees and venue expenses.
There will be at least two (2) top prizes. There will also be a Top Junior prize if at least four (4) Juniors play.

Time Control
Round 1: 90 Minutes + 30 Seconds Increment
Rounds 2-5: 120 Minutes + 30 Seconds Increment

~~~ Chess sets and clocks will be provided ~~~

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator