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 editor is an independent contractor, responsible for writing, editing and layout of the newsletter, as well as dealing with contributors to the magazine. This contractor does all the work that is entailed in the preparation of a ready-to-print copy of the newsletter in Acrobat PDF format. The CFC will evaluate proposals from contractors based on three components:


 1) Editorial Proposal

(a) Regular features in each issue, for example: Canadian Chess Club, Tactics, The Chess Teacher/First Steps, French content, etc.

(b) Occasional features, for example: Book reviews, Opening theory, Canadian chess legends.

(c) Incorporating current content with new ideas is an acceptable approach.


2) Experience/Education

(a) Chess writing (please provide samples).

(b) Editing/magazine experience.

(c) Education/technical know-how.

(d) Chess strength.

(e) Work history – coping with deadlines.


3) Economic Proposal

(a) Payment to editor per issue: $X,xxx.

(b) Maximum payments to contributors per issue: $X,xxx.


The current contract is 3)(a) $750 and 3)(b) $750. The CFC will not consider economic proposals that do not conform to section 3. The CFC reserves the right to accept or reject any bid proposal received. The CFC would like to award a two-year contract with the first 3 issues of Canadian Chess News used as a probationary period. Other terms are negotiable.

The closing date for proposals is Monday, October 31, 2011. Please send proposals to: Gerry Litchfield, Executive Director, Chess Federation of Canada at: or by mail to: 356 Ontario Street, Suite 373, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 7X6 or fax to: (519) 508-6595.

For further information please contact either Gerry Litchfield at (519) 508-2362 and the coordinates above, or myself at

 Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator


The CFC Regular Chess Post – Sept. 19/11 – Kitchener-Waterloo Fall Open. - September 17, 18 - Kitchener City Hall – 5 Rd. Swiss in 4 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 - 36 Players - Open Section R-R Results: Tomas Krnan 3; Michael Kleinman 2.5; Victor Plotkin 2; Hans Jung 1.5; Vladimir Birarov 1. Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator