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Recent News, Updates & Announcements

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Pierre Jean has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in Veterans World Cup 8 Semi-Final 03
and in the WCCC41PR02 Congratulations, Pierre!

Ian MacTilstra has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in the 2nd Interzonal Individual Tournament Prelim B, 11. Panamerican Team Championship Board 3 and WS/MN/152Congratulations, Ian!

Benoit St-Pierre has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in the 7th Pacific Area Team Tournament - Board 3 and 6th NAPZ Championship. Congratulations Benoit!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WCCC Semi-Finals:
WCCC42SF 1 (Pino Verde)

WS/M/698 Peter Green
WS/O/1078 Robert Villeneuve
WS/O/1080 Robert Villeneuve

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
WCCC41PR02 * (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 6-6)
WCCC41PR07 * ( Loving Akwei ) (completed play with 4½-7½
WCCC41PR09 * ( Michael Hryniw ) (completed play with 2-11)

9th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 35 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 6½-3½)

Copa Perú IV honoring Alfredo Cillóniz
Group 42 (Robin Selby) (completed play with 0-6)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Prelims:
Group 29 Peter Green (completed play with 4-2)

The following Page has been Updated:
CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points page
ICCF Tournament Events Index
ICCF Tournament Events Archive Index

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The following Page has been Updated:
CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points page

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-73, KE-74, L-12, KE-72

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Peru
Canada vs. Scotland
Canada vs. Netherlands
Canada vs. Ukraine
Canada vs. Venezuela

The following page has been updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

"Russia 25 Years" Open Prelims
This event has been started on the ICCF webserver. The officially start date is 15 May. There are 30 prelims groups of 11-players each. The first place finisher and runner-ups in each group will advance to the Semi-finals. The following CCCA members are representing Canada. We wish them good luck and enjoyable games.

Group 17 (Vas Sladek)
Group 6 (Ralph Marconi)
Group 2 (Ed Allenby)
Group 4 (Bob Taylor)
Group 3 (Michel Boulanger)
Group 10 (CCE Loving Akwei

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WS/M/679 (Alex Barclay)
WS/M686 (Alex Barclay)
WS/M/691 (Alex Barclay)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:

8th Veterans ICCF World Cup Semi-finals:
Group 3 Pierre Jean (completed play with 8½-5½)
10th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 22 Ed Allenby (completed play with 1-9)

WSTT/3/17/1 - Latvian Gambit, C40 (Peter Green) (completed play with 6-6)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Prelims:
Group 1 Ed Allenby (completed play 2-4)

2015 USA Invitational - Section B:
Cross-table (Pino Verde) (completed play with 6-8) 6-8)

2nd Interzonal Individual Tournament:
Prelim B (Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 5½-2½)

Monday, 16 April 2018

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

Friday, 23 March 2018

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WS/H/659 Franco Manarin
WZ Individual Ch. Semifinals - Group 1 (Peter Green)

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WCCC42PR12 (Sam Sharpe)
WCCC42PR06 (IM Valer Eugen Demian)
WCCC42PR05 (Marc Giroux)
WS/H/655
Franco Manarin
WS/H/656 Franco Manarin
WS/H/657 Franco Manarin
WS/O/1060 Robert Riddell
WZ Promotion - Open Class 05/2018 (Ed Allenby)
WZ Promotion - Open Class 04/2018 (Robert Riddell)

Copa Perú IV honoring Alfredo Cillóniz
Group 42
(Robin Selby)

Group 14 (Ed Allenby

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:

WT/O/174 (Tai Che) (completed play with 1-5, 4th)
WS/M/597 (Bob Taylor) (completed play with 2-7, 10th)
WS/O/987 (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)

21st ICCF World Cup Semi-finals:
Group 2 Sam Sharpe (completed play with 6-6)

7th Webchess Open (prelims):
Prelim Group 118 (Peter Green) (completed play with 3½-2½)
Prelim Group 29 (Paul Morley) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-73, L11

KE-74, L-12

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Peru
Canada vs. Scotland
Canada vs. Netherlands
Canada vs. Finland
Canada vs. Spain
Canada vs. Ukraine

Canada vs. Venezuela

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page
CCCA Tournaments Index Page

Monday, 6 February 2018

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

Monday, 22 January 2018

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WZ/GM/01-18 CCE Pierre Jean

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WS/O/1051Vas Sladek

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The World Zone

As announced on the ICCF webserver News page on 27 November 2017, (see news item here) the NAPZ and CADAP have merged into one zone, the World Zone (WZ). The World Zone Website has recently been launched. CCCA members can now enter WZ events via the CCCA. For entry fees and how to enter an WZ event go to: ICCF/WORLD ZONE (WZ) Tournament Calendar & Fees. You can also enter via the CCCA by going to the ICCF Webserver's New Events and clicking on World Zone. Additional information on the World Zone's events will be forthcoming in CHECK! - Ralph Marconi

Monday, 8 January 2018

I'm pleased to announce that the Zoltan Sarosy Memorial in memory of Zoltan has started on the ICCF Webserver. The official start date is 15 January. It's a category 5 event, with 15 players, 6 players from Canada: IM Richard Labonte; IM Al Fichaud, CCM Craig Sadler; CCM Sam Sharpe, CCM George Bukowski, and Michael Dufour; and Daniel Parmet (USA), CCE Michael Whaley (New Zealand), IM Juan Albeto Martello (Argentina), CCM Barrie Mulligan (Australia), SIM Salcedo Mederos, Pablo (Cuba), Schmitz, André (Germany), IM Castro Salguero, Robert (Peru), Chazalette, Jean-Christophe (France), and CCM Eldridge, Mark (England). The TD is IA, IM Eugen Valer Demian. We wish the players good luck, good chess and enjoyable games! Cross table

Pierre Jean has earned an ICCF CCM title norm for his performances in Veterans World Cup 8 Semi-Final 03. Congratulations, Pierre!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
LKSF(Latvia)-25 anniversary/B
Cross table
(CCM Paul Morley is representing Canada is this event)
WS/H/644 Franco Manarin
WS/H/645 Franco Manarin
WS/H/647 Franco Manarin
WS/H/648 Franco Manarin
WS/O/1049 Vas Sladek
WS/MN/167 Pierre Jean

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
WT/O/164 * (Tai Che) (completed play with 4-2, 2nd)
9th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:

Group 52 (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 1-9)
10th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 48 Theresa Molnar (completed play with 1-9 (10th)

WSTT/1/17/Final - English 4 Knights, A38 (Peter Green) (completed play with 10½-3½)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Prelims:
Group 28 CCM Sam Sharpe (completed play with 5-1)
Group 8 Robin Selby (completed play 0-6)

Open des 80 ans de l'AJEC groupe 40 Theresa Molnar (completed play with 0-6)

Updated:
ICCF Tournament Events Index page
ICCF Tournament Events Archive Index Page

Friday, 29 December 2017

Hope your Holidays have been going well! And Happy and Healthy New Year 2018!

Pino Verde earned a nice Christmas present to end 2017, by earning a major ICCF title, the IM title! Pino earned his IM title for his performances in the ICCF Olympiad 19 Final Board 1 and in the ICCF Olympiad 19 Preliminaries - Section 01 Board 3 where he earned an SIM norm. Pino still has a chance for the SIM title if he earns 1 more point in his remaining two games in the ICCF 19th Final. Congratulations Pino!

George Bukowski has earned an ICCF-CCM title for his performances in the 13th North American Invitational CC Championship and in WCCC40PR06

Sadly we lost two well known personalities in the CC world within the last few weeks as reported by the ICCF, IA, IM and ICCF Honorary Member George Pyrich (1951-2017) of Scotland and SIM, IA and ICCF Honoary Member Carlos Flores Gutiérrez (1933-2017) of Spain and within hours of each other! For details go to: George Pyrich - details and Carlos Flores Gutiérrez - details Our Sincere condolences to their respective families.

CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points Page Updated

Friday, 24 November 2017

Ken Bowyer Memorial (England)
Cross table
CCM Sam Sharpe is representing Canada in this event. The official start date is 10 December. We wish Sam good luck and enjoyable games!

Paul Morley has earned an ICCF IM norm for his performance in the Pacific Area Team Tournament - 7 Board 1 Congratulations, Paul!

Pierre Jean has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performances in Veterans World Cup 8 Semi-Final 03 and Pacific Area Team Tournament - 7 Board 5 Congratulations, Pierre!

Ian MacTilstra has earned an ICCF CCM title for his performances in the 2nd Interzonal Individual Tournament Prelim B Congratulations, Ian!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

22nd ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 04 (Michael Egan)
Group 01 (CCM Sam Sharpe)

Group 03 (Peter Green)
Group 21 (Claude Bourgoin)

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

The 20 board Canada vs. Ukraine (Bohatyrchuk-125) has started on 14 November 2017. We wish our team good luck and enjoyable games!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Benoit St-Pierre has earned an ICCF CCM norm for his performance in the 7th Pacific Area Team Tournament - Board 3. Congratulations Benoit.

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-72, KE-73, L11

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Denmark
Canada vs. Peru
Canada vs. Scotland
Canada vs. Netherlands
Canada vs. Finland
Canada vs. Spain

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WS/H632 Michael Egan

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:

7th Webchess Open (prelims):

Prelim Group 64 (Claude Burgoin)

WSTT/4/17/1 - Cigorin Defence, D07 (Peter Green) (completed play with 5-3)
WSTT/GD/028 - Grünfeld Defence, D80 ( Philip Kelly) (completed play with 0-8)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The 22nd ICCF World Cup

This event is now taking entries. Go to Tournament details for more information. For those members wishing to enter via the CCCA, the entry fee is $27 per section. Contact Ralph Marconi, CCCA International Events Secretary.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Craig Sadler has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba" - Grupo 3 and in 13th NAICCC Congratulations Craig!

Ian MacTilstra has earned an ICCF CCE title for his performances in the 2nd Interzonal Individual Tournament Prelim B and in WS/MN/147. Congratulations Ian!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
WCCC40PR12 * (Benoit St-Pierre) (completed play with 5½-7½, 9th)
WS/M/569 * (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 5-5, 4th)
WS/O/983 * Ed Allenby (completed play with 4½-2½)
WS/MN/143 (Paul Morley) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WSTT/1/16/1 - Staunton Gambit, A43 * (Peter Green) (completed play with 4½-5½)
WSTT/6/16/Final- Cozio Defence, C40 (Peter Green) (completed play with 1½-5½)

Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba"
Group 6
* (Madge Smith) (completed play with 1-9)

I Magistral AEAC - Grupo C:
Cross-table (Richard Labonte) (ccompleted play with 7½-6½)

Australia 85th Anniversary CCLA:
Cross-table
* (IM Al Fichaud) (completed play with 6½-5½)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:

WT/H/1116 Ovide-Michel Robidoux
WSTT/4/17/1 - Cigorin Defence, D07 (Peter Green)

Monday, 21 August 2017

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-72, KE-73, L11

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. USA
Canada vs. Denmark
Canada vs. Peru
Canada vs. Scotland

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page

Wednesday, 17 August 2017

2017 Pan/Am Individual Championship  

The prelim round of this event, organized by Peru (Gino Figlio, TO) officially got underway on 1 August 2017. A total of 231 entries were received, from 145 players. And thus 33 sections of 7 players each were formed. The following countries have players in this event USA, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Brasil, Cuba Venezuela, Perú, Japan, Colombia, Chile, México, Bolivia, and Puerto Rico. The following CCCA members are representing Canada: Peter Green in groups 22 & 29; CCE Sam Sharpe in groups 23 & 28; Robin Selby in group 8, and Ed Allenby in groups 1 & 6. We wish them good luck and fun chess!

Russian vs Zone 3 (NAPZ)  

A huge 136 board on-line CC match between Russia vs Zone 3 (NAPZ; North/American Pacific Zone) has started on the ICCF (International CC Federation) webserver. The official start date was 31 August. All 6 countries that make up Zone 3 in the ICCF have players representing their respective countries; with the following breakdown: USA - 106, Canada - 15, New Zealand - 8, Hong Kong 4, Japan - 2 and Mexico - 1. Each player plays 2 games, one with the White pieces and one the Black pieces. We wish our zone 3 players good luck, good chess and enjoyable games.

Below are the CCCA members representing Canada is this event.
Bd 13 – CCM Paul Morley
Bd 21 – CCE Craig Sadler
Bd 26 – CCM Sam Sharpe
Bd 22 – Ian MacTilstra
Bd 31 – Michael Dufour
Bd 47 – CCE Loving Akwei
Bd 66 – Arthur Prystenski
Bd 69 - Peter Green
Bd 83 – Marvin Rosenhek
Bd 108 – Ed Allenby
Bd 123 – Michael Paul
Bd 126 – Veronica Bryne
Bd 132 – Adrian Botescu
Bd 135 – Robin Selby

We wish them good luck, good luck and fun games!

10 th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelins  

This event officially starts on 1 September 2017. “708 entries were received of which there are 135 Titled players (5 GM, 28 SIM, 61 IM, 4 LGM, 12 CCM, and 25 CCE). There are 64 groups in total.” – Ian Pheby (Tournament Organizer) .

The following CCCA memebers are representing Canada.
Group 48 Theresa Molnar
Group 45 Peter Green
Group 28 Pierre Jean
Group 22 Ed Allenby
Group 1 Arthur Prystenski

We wish them good luck, good chess and fun!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WS/M/650 (Peter Green)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
9th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 20 (Arthur Prystenski) (completed play with 3-10)
Group 8 (Peter Green) (completed play with 5½-4½)

I Magistral AEAC - Grupo C:
Cross-table (Richard Labonte) (completed play with 7½-6½)

Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba"
Group 3 * (Craig Sadler) (completed play with 4½-1½)

Aspiers Tournaments:
WS/A/86 (Robin Selby) (completed play with 3-3, 4th)

6th Chess 960 World Cup Prelims:
Gr. 02 * Che tai (completed play with 0-10)

NAPZ/WS/M/24 * (Craig Sadler) (completed play with 3-3)
NAPZ/WS/O/90 * (Theresa Molnar) (completed play with 2-4)
NAPZ/WS/O/88 * (Theresa Molnar) (completed play with 2-4)

Updated ICCF Tournament Events Index
Updated ICCF Tournaments Archive Index

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Zoltan Sarosy (1906 - 2017)

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of ICCF IM Zoltan Sarosy on 19 June at the age of 110! He would have been 111 on 23 August. He was the oldest man in Canada at the time of his death, and quite possibly the oldest titled chess player ever! He was a long time member of the CCCA (Canadian Correspondence Chess Association). In my capacity as Vice President and International Events Secretary of the CCCA I had the great honor of corresponding with Zoltan by email. I only wish I could have met this amazing and gentle man in person! There is a very informative and interesting bio obituary at the following link posted at the Chessbase website. Rest in Peace, Zoltan!

"Zoltan Sarosy, Chess Master, Passes at 110" by Albert Silver

 

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