CFC Rating Update - Week of Oct 17, 2011

The new ratings were posted today. These were ready on Wed, but some technical difficulties accessing the web site prevented Gerry from posting them until today.The Oktoberfest  Active (held in Kitchener-Waterloo, I presume) looks to have been the event of the week with Steve Demmery taking first over a tough field, with at least three masters finishing behind him.I didn't get last weeks's summary posted, but will do that now. WIM Natalia Khougarian won the Canadian Women's Closed, with IM Nikolay Noritsyn winning the Toronto Thanksgiving tournament at the same location. IM Edward Porper and NM Jeff Reeve tied for 1st at the Alberta Open. NM Aaron Cooper won the Maritime Open. Loren Brigham Laceste and FM Maxim Doroshenko shared 1st place at the British columbia Championship, while WCM Alexandra Botez took the Women's Championship. GM Alonzo Zapata (COL) took 1st place at the Vancouver Open.