The CFC Regular Chess Post ( Week of July 13 - 19/12 )

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 19/12 – Toronto International Open ( 2 Rds. To Go ).

The Toronto International Open has attracted 110 players in 4 sections, being played at the Annex CC, and being organized by the Chess Institute of Canada. After 5 rds., with 2 more to go, Philippine’s GM Wesley So, 2650 FIDE, is leading with a 4.5/ 5 ( had a draw in Rd. 4 with Canadian IM Artiom Samsonkin; defeated former Canadian Champion, IM Nikolay Noritsyn ). There is a 4-way tie for second, at 3.5 pts.: Canadian Champion, GM Bator Sambuev and Canadian IM”s Noritsyn, Samsonkin, and junior Arthur Calugar.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 16/12 - The Quebec Open.

Starts Saturday!!

: July 21 – 28.
Place : Brébeuf College, Montreal
Type: 9 rd. Swiss in 5 sections
Prizes: $ 18,000 guaranteed
Highlight: Invitational Section – 10 player GM round robin ( 2 Can. GM’s – Kovalyov; Sambuev )

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 15/12 –CYCC.

This 7 round swiss, played in 6 Open and 5 Girls sections was played in Vancouver, B.C, from July 3-6. It attracted 193 players. The Champions are:


U 8 – Neil Doknjas
U 10 – Joshua Doknjas
U 12 – FM Jason Cao ( on tie-break ); Joseph Bellissimo
U 14 – FM Richard Wang
U 16 - Konstantin Semianiuk
U 18 – IM Arthur Calugar


U 8 – Kylie Tan
U 10 – An Nguyen; Lily Zhou
U 12 – Qiyu Zhou
U 14 - Agniya Pobereshnikova
U 16 - Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina
U 18 – WCM Alexandra Botez

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 14/12 # 2 – Toronto International Open.

Starts Tomorrow at noon!!

Presented by the Chess Institute of Canada

Dates: July 15-20, 2012

Location: Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst St
Type: 7 Rounds Swiss, All 4 Sections FIDE Rated

Prizes: $13,500 prize fund, based on 150 players

……..Crown U2200 U1900 U1600
First $4,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Second $2,000 $500 $500 $500
Third $1,000 $300 $300 $300
Fourth $500 $200 $200 $200

Round Times: 6pm daily. First round 12 noon on Sunday, July 15

Entry fees: Special later early bird rate - $175 until July 14, $200 onsite

Registration: please register online using the following link:

Eligibility: Players must play in section of their CFC rating as published in the July 11, 2012 rating update.

Byes: A maximum of 2 half point byes in rounds 1-5 may be requested prior to the start of the first round only. Other requested byes receive zero points.

Time Control: G/90 +30 seconds. Forfeit time is 60 minutes after posted start time.

Chief Arbiter: IA Aris Marghetis

Deputy Arbiters: Rene Preotu, Alex Ferreira

Accommodations: Holiday Inn 280 Bloor St. West, Toronto; 1-877-660-8550 FREE 1-877-660-8550 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Tournament Special - $139.99 per night based on single or double occupancy. Book early and mention the Chess Tournament.

Light refreshments available on site, all equipment provided by Organizer

For questions about the tournament contact: Hal Bond, / 519-822-2162 FREE 519-822-2162 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
For questions about registration, contact: Jessica Yared, / 647-852-2428 FREE 647-852-2428 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 14/12 # 1 – Canadian Open Result.

This 9 round swiss, in 3 sections ( Open; U 2000; U 1600 ) was played in Victoria, British Columbia, from July 8 – 13. Congratulations to Canadian IM Eric Hansen of Alberta on winning the 2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship with 7.5/9 pts.! Eric was 2011 Canadian Closed runner-up. USA GM Eugene Perelshteyn finished in clear second place with 7/9 !

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator

The CFC Regular Chess Post – July 13/12 – CFC On-line AGM.

The recent CFC first ever on-line AGM, open to the public, was held July 2 – 8. There was 4 days of debate, and then 3 days of voting. Non-governors were to be allowed to participate on contacting the Chair of the Meeting, the CFC President, or the CFC Secretary ( Posting Secretary of the Meeting ). This was not clearly advertised beforehand, however, and no one took advantage of this possibility. Perhaps it will be more dominant in the next on-line AGM, if that is decided in future.

It was in two parts, and here is the attendance ( including 2 proxies filed ) of the governors:

Outgoing Governors’ AGM – 35/56 governors ( 63 % );
Incoming Governors’ AGM – 40/57 governors ( 70 % ).

This attendance is probably higher than the attendance at the previous face-to-face AGM’s held traditionally during the Canadian Open, when one counts the proxies that used to be able to be submitted. The clear advantage of the on-line AGM was that significantly fewer proxies were filed at the on-line AGM, and so this means more governors actually participated in the live debate during the meeting, than was possible previously. In future, though, proxies will not be allowed at on-line meetings – it is felt any governor should be able to check in sometime, to a meeting going 24 hrs/day, over 7 days.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator