The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of March 23 - 29/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 29/12 - Playing Up at the CYCC - CFC Policy Statement.

By CFC Youth Coordinator, Patrick McDonald on Feb. 13, 2012:

I am willing to state the rule that I will apply until over-ruled by some authority:

If someone wants to play in an age category older than the one they qualify for, they can do so.

BUT: if they win a spot in a certain age category to play at the WYCC, that is the age category that we are willing to send them to the WYCC in.

IE: if one player who is 9 years old, wishes to play in the U14 section at the CYCC, and if they win a spot to go to the WYCC, the only age category that Canada will send them to the WYCC in is the U14 section.

The same would go for girls that would like to play in the open section for their age group (or older) ... if a girl plays in the open section and wins a spot to go to the WYCC, then the only section that Canada will send them to the WYCC in is the section that they qualified in at the CYCC.

Oh, and BTW: the age categories are by Year of Birth. we will not consider someone being born on December 31 as a different section as someone born on December 30 just as we will not consider someone born on January 1 as a different section as someone born on January 2.
We do not need to consider the month nor day of birth, only the YEAR of birth. That should make it simple for everyone.

[Thanks to GTCL CFC Governor Egis Zeromskis who directed us to this CFC Policy Statement at http://chesscanada.info/forum/showpo...9&postcount=68 ]

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 28/12 – SFU Open

Dates : Friday March 23 (evening), Saturday March 24, Sunday March 25.
Location: SFU Burnaby Campus (8888 University Drive), Vancouver/Burnaby.
Rounds: Five rounds.
Winners:
1
Tanraj S Sohal 2204  4.5 1st 
2
Benedict Daswani 2015  4 2nd/3rd
3
Kevin Goodman 1966  4 2nd/3rd

 

 

Thanks to Ben Daswani for the report.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

 

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 26/12 – Hart House CC Blitz Open.

Date : Sat., March 24.
Turnout : 21 players
Sections: 1 large section with class prizes.
Winners: 1st - IM Bindi Cheng 2506 - $ 130.
2nd - FM Victor Plotkin 2399 - $ 90.
3rd/4th - FM Roman Sapozhnikov 2528 - $ 20.
- IM David Cummings 2439 - $ 20.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – March 23/12 – Calling All Organizers – Quick Chess!

5 Reasons why holding a “ Quick Chess “ Tournament is a good idea!!

1. It can be held in only one day, or even part of a day:
2. You can now tailor the time control to the no. of rounds you want, since the time control can be anything between Game/59 and Game 5 ( and less if increments );
3. Some new players often don't intend to play that much during their first year, or are just trying it to see if they like tournament chess, and balk a bit at getting a full year CFC Membership ( $ 48 with tax in Ontario ). So promote the frugal alternative to CFC membership – the one-time tournament playing fee. And tell them about the “ Quick Chess “ Discount: the CFC portion of a one-time "tournament playing fee " is cut in half for quick chess ( the provincial portion is not ) : adult - to $8 – so, in Ontario, they will play for $12, instead of $ 20, like under the old “ active “ rating system; junior - $4 - so, in Ontario, they will play for $6, instead of $ 10, like under the old “ active “ rating system;
4. The rating fee for quick chess is one-half the normal rating fee - only $ 1.50 per player ( instead of the regular $3 ).
5. OTB chess offers an experience that cannot be compared to internet chess; advertise that in OTB chess, you can see the “ white’s of the eyes “ of the opponent!

Pretty reasonable to get an OTB rated tournament, especially compared to the cost of the old " active " tournaments! The non-CFC playing public will respond – bring in new players to OTB tournament chess! Increase the size of your tournaments!

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator