The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 9 - 15/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 15/12 – 2012 BC Chess Challenge.

The 2012 BC Chess Challenge (provincial championship by grade) will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Friday April 6 2012. The BC Chess Challenge is open to qualified players from regional qualifiers that will be held in numerous locations in BC prior to the championship. See http://www.victoriajuniorchess.com http://www.bcjuniorchess.com and/or http://chess-math.org/ for tournament dates and information. This is a Chess ‘n Math initiative.

Thanks to Brian Raymer for the info.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 13/12 – Riedstra Memorial Winter Regular Results.

Dates: 10 & 11 March 2012.
Location: Kitchener City Hall - 200 King St W.
City: Kitchener.
Province: Ontario.
Number of Rounds: 5.
Type: Swiss.
Three sections: Open, U2000 U1700.
Turnout: 77 players.
Winners: Open Section: 1st with 5/5, GM Bator Sambuev, current Canadian Champion; 4 way tie for 2nd: Razvan Preotu, Michael Song, IM Arthur Calugar, David Itkin. Under 2000 : a three way tie took all the prizes: Mahmud Hasain, Shawn Phillips, and Stuart Brammall. Under 1700: 1st - Dave Bendl; 2nd/3rd - a tie between Joey Orozco and Joey Zhong.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 12/12 – UPEI Spring Quick Chess Tournament Result ( a “ Quick Chess “ Groundbreaker! )

Date: Sat, March 10, 2012
City: Charlottetown
Place: UPEI, MacDougall Hall, Room 328
Province: PE
Rds: 5
Type: Swiss
TC: G/30 ( Quick Chess Time Control )
Report ( organizer, Fred McKim ): Turnout of 12 players for the first QUICK tournament. Moncton players had a good day - Troy MacDonald took 1st with 4.5, followed by the Arsenault brothers, Nicolas & Alexandre with 3.5 - sharing 2nd and Most Improved. Will Scott captured U1800 and Iain Crowell was Top Junior.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 9/12 – UPEI Spring Quick Chess Tournament ( 1st in Canada & the World!! ).

On Tomorrow!!
( a “ Quick Chess “ Groundbreaker! )
Date: Sat, March 10, 2012
City: Charlottetown
Contact: fred_mckim@hotmail.com
Place: UPEI, MacDougall Hall, Room 328
Province: PE
Rds: 5
Type: Swiss
Times: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
TC: G/30 ( Quick Chess Time Control )
EF: $20, $15 (student)
Prizes: Cash for 1st, 2nd, most improved, top junior, etc. (all entry fees less rating fees)
Reg: Pre-register on-line and save $5 on entry fee. On-site registration/check in 10am to 10:45pm Saturday.
Online Site: http://reallyhightech.com/chess/upeiwact12.html

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator