John Prentice


2000 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

1977 Received Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal for contributions in the field of chess

1976 Officer of the Order of Canada; cited as "international chess expert"

1966 Represented FIDE at World Championship closing ceremony, crowning Tigran Petrosian as World Champion

FIDE Vice-President

1957-87 Canada's FIDE Representative

1955-71 President, Chess Federation of Canada

Chairman, Canada Council for 5 years

Director, Bank of Montreal

1987 Successful business person; named member of one of Canada's 50 wealthiest families

1938 Founded Pacific Veneer, which was later merged into Canadian Forest Products and then renamed Canfor; long-time company president, Chairman of the Board 

1938 Arrived Canada (born Vienna, Austria)

John G. Prentice - Elod Macskasy, City Chess Club Open, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1961


Sources: Canadian Chess Chat 1966.07 Vol.20, No.7, p.148-9; FIDE Representative's Report by John Prentice, Canadian Chess Chat 1966.09 Vol.20, No.9, p.216-7; 

Governor General of Canada.

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