The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 16-22/12 )

 The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 22/12 – SFU Open/Junior Tournament.

Starts Tomorrow!!
Friday March 23 (evening), Saturday March 24, Sunday March 25

ROUNDS: Five rounds: Friday @ 6pm, Saturday @ 11am + 3pm, Sunday @ 10am + 2pm/ASAP

REGISTRATION: Friday from 5pm-6pm

LOCATION: SFU Burnaby Campus (8888 University Drive), Vancouver/Burnaby. A 10-minute express bus ride from the skytrain (Production Way). Also easily accessible by car. Less than a 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver or Surrey.

TIME CONTROL: 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move

ENTRY FEE: $20

PRIZES: 100% of entries minus CFC rating fees will be returned as prizes

CFC membership is required as the even will be CFC rated. Membership can be purchased at the tournament.

**CONCURRENT JUNIOR TOURNAMENT**

DATE: Saturday, March 24, there will be a tournament for juniors held at the same location. (Juniors with tournament experience are of course encouraged to play in the open tournament.)

ROUNDS: Four rounds: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

SECTIONS: Multiple sections based on age/ability if numbers permit

ENTRY FEE: $10

PRIZES: 100% of entries will be returned as prizes

The juniors-only event will be rated with the BC Junior Chess rating system.

CONTACTS: For more information, directions to SFU, or life advice, please contact myself (bdaswani*at*sfu.ca) or Joe Roback (ijr*at*sfu.ca).

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 20/12 – March of Kings Swiss.

Dates:
March 24-25.
Place: Calgary Chess Club, 274 3359 27th St. NE, Parma Tech Centre, North Building, Calgary, Alberta.
Type: 5 round Swiss - one section – CFC & FIDE rated.
Time Control: Game in 90 + 30 second increment..
Registration: Advanced entries encouraged. Email Frank Kluytmans at: fekluytmans@gmail.com .
On-site Registration: Saturday, March 24, 9am to 9:45am.
Advanced entries required to check in at registration desk by 9:45 a.m. or you will not be paired for first round.
CASH ONLY AT SITE, NO CHEQUES.
Website: http://www.albertachess.org/2012MOK.html.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 19/12 – Mauricie Open Result.

Dates:
March 16 – 18.
Place: Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
Sections: 6.
Entries: 219 ( smallest field since 1992 ).
Winners: Open

1 Jean Hebert 10495 2434 +12 +10 =3 +7 +2 4,5.
2 Bator Sambuev 100539 2568 +11 +9 +5 +4 -1 4,0.
3 Ziyi Qin 97244 2279 +13 +32 =1 +6 =5 4,0.

Final Standings: http://pages.globetrotter.net/jrboutin/Standings.html .

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post #2 – March 18/12 – Hamilton Winter Open Result.

Dates:
March 17 & 18
Type: 5 round Swiss. This is a SWOCL grand prix event.
Place: Winston Churchill Secondary School, 1715 Main Street East.
Website: chesshamilton.mygamesonline.org
Organizers: Garvin Nunes, Bob Gillanders, Mikhail Egorov, Joe Ellis, Gordon Gooding and the Hamilton City Chess Club.
Winners: Open Section – FM Victor Plotkin and WCM Jackie Peng shared 1st place with 4.0 and won $400 each. IM Arthur Calugar, FM Jura Ochkoos, junior Razvan Preotu and Gordon Gooding shared 3rd with 3.5 and won $25 each.

Thanks to Rene Preotu for the info.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

 

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 18/12 – 2012 Ontario Chess Challenge Qualifier # 1

 Today!  SUNDAY MARCH 18 Registration: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Marshal McLuhan School, 1107 Avenue Road.

 

FLYER:
http://www.chess-math.org/toronto/to...18_03_2012.pdf.


MAP:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=1107.AV...OAD.Toronto.ON.

PAST ONTARIO CHESS CHALLENGE VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-7-...eature=related.
.
For every 10 players, there is ONE Ontario Chess Challenge place!
Sunday's event has the MOST QUALIFIER PLACES - so Register Today!
PRE-REGISTRATION:
http://chesstalk.com/registration/.

And of course CMA also has lotsa great trophies, medals, ribbons, pizza, etc!

Thanks to Francis Rodriguez for the info.

 

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

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The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 17/12 – CFC “ Quick Chess “ Rating List – More Info.


GTCL Governor, Bob Armstrong, was the mover of the “ Quick Chess Rating System “ motion that was adopted by the CFC Governors at the 2012 Winter On-line Meeting in January. PEI CFC Governor, and CFC Treasurer, Fred McKim seconded the motion. The idea and initiative for this reform came from Bob Armstrong. Fred has taken care of the implementation phase, in close consultation with the CFC Rating Auditor, BC CFC Governor, Paul Leblanc.

The new system has great potential, and overall, has been implemented and brought on-stream in a smooth fashion. The first “ Quick Chess “ tournament ever ( in Canada and the World ) was recently held this March in PEI, and is being submitted for rating in the new system.

Quick Chess is a rating list that stands on its own, separate from the Regular Rating List ( the same way the old “ active rating list “ did ). The only thing is that in giving all players a new “ quick chess rating “ , some formula had to be used, to correct the many stale active ratings. It was felt that use of regular ratings in the conversion to quick ratings made them generally more reliable, than the old under-used and outdated active rating list ( and CFC had almost never used the blitz rating list it kept –only 2 tournaments were ever rated ). And in the conversion, it has worked generally excellently, despite some cases where arguably the conversion has resulted in higher Quick Chess ratings, than some players feel they deserve.

The only thing that has lagged perhaps is the CFC communication on the change – but the motion was publicly posted beforehand on both the members’ CFC Chess Chat Forum, and the CMA ChessTalk, for public input. There was a “ Latest News “ item on it on the homepage of the CFC Website. And there were other posts concerning it.

There has been a lot of implementation volunteer hours from Fred on the new system, and he has not had time to do all the updating needed on the website. The priority was to implement the new system as quickly as possible and start marketing it. So “ active “ still exists in places on the website, but these will now in due course be converted to “ quick “, now that we have the new system on-stream. CFC trusts that this should not cause a great deal of consternation, given this more extensive insight into the changeover.

CFC feels you will find the new system a great improvement, and it opens up the possibility of more cheaply and quickly marketing tournament chess to the general public.

[ Games between Game/59 and Game/5 qualify for " quick chess " rating ]

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 16/12 – Hamilton Winter Open.

Starts tomorrow !!
- March 17 & 18.
Type: 5 round Swiss. This is a SWOCL grand prix event.
Place: Winston Churchill Secondary School, 1715 Main Street East.
Registration: Please Confirm Your Registration Saturday March 17 at 9:00 am.
(Players arriving after 9:20 may not be paired for round 1).
Game Times : Saturday - 9:30 am, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; Sunday - 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Sections and Prizes:Top Guns, U2000 and U1600.
Top Guns and U2000 will play for cash prizes U1600 will play for trophies.
To play in the top guns section you must be 1900 or higher.
To play in the U2000 section you must be 1500 or higher.
Please Note: Unrated players are not eligible for the U2000 prize (Unrated players may play in the Top Guns or U1600 section).
Fees:Top Guns and U2000 $45.00 U1600 $15.00 cash only.
Email us by March 16 to receive $5.00 discount.
Titled Players who commit to playing by March 1st will receive a major discount.
Email: chesshamilton@gmail.com .
Website: chesshamilton.mygamesonline.org .
Organizers: Garvin Nunes, Bob Gillanders, Mikhail Egorov, Joe Ellis, Gordon Gooding and the Hamilton City Chess Club.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator