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Recent News, Updates & Announcements

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Marc Giroux has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in the Carlos Flores Gutiérrez Team Tournament SF4 Board 4 Congratulations, Marc!

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

WS/H/804 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/806 Julien Bourgalt
WS/SIM/B/13 (Pierre Jean)
WS/CCM/A/14 (Robert Villeneuve)
WS/CCM/B/13 (Sylvanus Mcleod)

WZ/H/30 - Vas Sladek
WZ/H/31 - Vas Sladek
WZ Individual Championship Candidates Group 6 - Pierre Jean

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

WS/H/741 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 2-4, 5th)
WS/H/747 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/750 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½, 3rd)
WZ/GM/9 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 5½-6½)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 14 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 1½-4½)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 15 (Robert Villenevue) (completed play with 5-5)
WZ/HC/ 25 Francios Michaud (completed play with 4½-1½, 1st )

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Semi-Finals:
Group 10 (Peter Green) (completed with 4-6)

Monday, 21 September 2020

Peter Green has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 2 and in WS/CCE/A/5 Congratulations, Peter!

Sam Sharpe has earned the ICCF IM title for his performances in the Zoltan Sarosy Memorial and ICCF World Cup 22 Semifinal 1 Congratulations Sam!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WS/H/793 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/796 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/798 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/800 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/801 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/802 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/803 Julien Bourgalt

WS/O/1251
(Robert Riddell)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /13 (Alex Barclay)

11th Veterans ICCF World Cup Semifinals:
Group 3 (Alex Barclay)
Group 4 (Alex Barclay)

23rd ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 23 (Alex Barclay)
Group 6 (Robert Villeneuve)
Group 19 (Francois Michaud)
Group 17 (Peter Green)

Group 53 (Claude Bourgoin)
Group 66 (Claude Bourgoin)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently completed:
WS/M756 (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 3½ - 6½)
WS/H/738 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/H/743 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 1½-4½)
WS/H/746 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3-3)
WS/H/758 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3-3)
WS/H/761 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/O/1238 (Vas Sladek) (completed play with 4-2)
WS/CCE/A/5 (Peter Green) (completed play with 9½-4½)
WS/CCM/A/6 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 9-5, 1st)

WS/A/182 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/A/201 (Robin Selby) (completed play with 0-6)
WZ/GM/18/7 (CCM Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 6½-5½)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 15 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 1-5)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 13 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 7-3)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 13 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play
with 5-5)
WZ Promotion - Master Class/4 (Robert Lackey) (completed play with 7½- 2½)
WZ/OC/47 - (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 2-4)

22nd ICCF World Cup Semi-finals:
Group 1 CCM Sam Sharpe (completed play with 9-5)

12th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 45 Alex Barclay (completed play with 6½-3½)
Group 16 Peter Green (completed -play with 5-5)

II TORNEO ALBERTO BARRERAS IM 2019
Group 1A (CCE Loving Akwei) (completed play with 3½-8½)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Semi-Finals:
Group 6 (Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 5-5)

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Valer Vasile Demian Memorial

The Romanian Chess Federation and Valer Eugen Demian are organizing the "Valer Vasile Demian Memorial". The official announcement is posted here   https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1373

Our CCCA members are invited to participate. Registration must be
done via CCCA. Deadline is Nov 15, 2020 with start date being Dec 15, 2020.

Preferred rating is above 2300+ and 2400+. However lower rated
players might be accepted if there is enough interest. The selection
will be made by the organizers.

For details please contact Valer Eugen Demian directly at:  vdemian@shaw.ca

Ralph 
Ralph Marconi 
CCCA International Events Secretary 

Monday, 27 July 2020

The following Page has been Updated:
CCCA Titles Page

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Ryan Lackey earns ICCF CCM & CCE norms for his performance in WZ Promotion - Master Class/4 Congratulations Ryan!

The first World Zone Team Tournament officially started on 30 June 2020. 14 countries fielded teams:
Canada, USA, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Argentina, and Brazil. And there is one team that is made up of players, not affiliated with any country, called "Rest of the World", making it a 15 team event. There are 4 boards

Canada's Team is:
Board 1 SIM Wayne Hynes
Board 2 IM Richard Labonté (Team Captain)
Board 3 CCM Ian Mactilstra
Board 4 CCM Sam Sharpe

Team Event: cross table

We wish our players good luck and enjoyable games!

The Carlos Flores Gutiérrez Memorial Team Tournament officially started
on 7 July 2020

A total of 36 teams entered the event. The semi final round will see the teams compete in 4 Groups of 9 teams each. There are six boards.

Canada is participating in Group 4.
Our Team is:
Board 1 CCE Peter Green
Board 2 CCE Robert Villeneuve
Board 3 IM Serge Maurer
Board 4 Marc Giroux
Board 5 Michael Hryniw
Board 6 CCE Sylvanus McLeod

Team Captain: Ralph Marconi

Team Event: Cross table

We wish our players good luck and enjoybale games!

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

The Covid-19 "Lockdown", fund raising event offically started on 30 June 2020. A total of 656 players are playing in this largest Silli format (Multi Group) ICCF event, ever organized. There are 8 sections of 82 players each. 6 CCCA members are playing in this event.

section 7 Ralph Marconi
section 1 Bob Taylor
section 1 CCE Peter Green
section 2 Parker Wieck
section 4 Vas Sladek
section 5 Vas Sladek
section 6 Parker Wieck
section 3 Marc Moisan

WCCC44SF 6 * (CCM Sam Sharpe)
WCCC44SF 1 * (IM Pino Verde)
WS/H/786 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/787 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/788 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/785 Francois Michaud
WS/H/789 Francois Michaud
WS/O/1227 (Vas Sladek)
WS/O/1236 (Vas Sladek)
WS/O/1238 (Vas Sladek)
WS/O/1240 (Fred Henderson)
WS/O/1245 (Fred Henderson)
WS/CCE/A/12 (CCE Sylvanus Mcleod)
WSTT/RD - Russian Defence, C42 Group 35 (Peter Green)
WSTT/4/20 - Bird Opening, A02 Group 2 (Peter Green)
WS/A/197 (Parker Wieck)
WS/A/201 (Robin Selby)
WZ/HC/ 25 Francios Michaud

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently completed:
WCCC43PR 9 (IM Serge Maurer) (completed play with 5-7)
WS/M/722 (Michael Egan) (completed play with 5-5)
WS/H/728 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 2½-3½, 6th)
WS/H/737 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3-3)
WS/CCE/A/3 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 8-5)
WSTT/5/19 - Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, C31 Group 2 (Peter Green) (completed play with 9-12)
WS/A/195 (Robin Selby) (completed play with 0-6, 7th
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /8 (Pierre Jean) (completed 7-5)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 7 (Ralph Marconi) (completed play with, 2½-3½, 5th)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 11 (Ralph Marconi) (completed play with 3-3)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals - Group 11 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 5-5)
WZ/MC/ 3 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 4-6)
WZ/HC/ 16 (Syvanus Mcleod) (completed play with 3½-2½)
WZ Promotion - Master Class/4 (Robert Villenevue) (completed play with 5½-4½)
WS/O/1230 (Fred Henderson) (completed play with 0-6, 7th)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Semi-Finals:
Group 2 (Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 5½-4½)

II TORNEO ALBERTO BARRERAS IM 2019
Group 6A (Syvanus Mcleod) (completed play with 7½-4½)
Group 13A
(Marc Moisan) (completed play withn 3-12)
Group 4A (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 6½-5½)

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division Two
Board 1 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 8½-3½)

George Pyrich Memorial
Section 11 (IM Valer Eugen Demian ) (completed play with 6-6, 8th)

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Alex Barclay has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in WCCC43PR 8 and in WS/CCM/A/6.Congratulations Alex!

Michel Boulanger has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in WZ Promotion - Master Class/2 , WZ Promotion - Master Norm/5 and in WCCC43PR 5. Congratulations Michel!

Peter Green has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performances in George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 2 and in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 1. Congratulations, Peter!

Sylnanus Mcleod has earned the ICCF CCE title for his perfomances in the II TORNEO PABLO ATARS POR VENEZUELA 2019 GRUPO 9A and in II TORNEO ALBERTO BARRERAS IM 2019 GRUPO 6A . Congratulations Sylvanus!

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WS/H/779 Francois Michaud
WS/CCM/B/10 (Peter Green)
WS/CCM/B/10 (Robert Villenevue)
WS/SIM/A/6 (SIM Wayne Hynes)
WS/A/195 (Robin Selby
WZ Promotion - Master Norm/10 (Michael Egan)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 15 (Robert Villenevue)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm/10 (Robert Villenevue)
WZ/OC/54 Marc Moisan

4th Interzonal Individual Tournament Prelims:
Group K
CCM Alex Barclay
Group A Robert Villenevue
Group B Robert Villenevue

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently completed:
WCCC43PR 5 * (CCE Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 5½-6½)
WT/H/1116 * Ovide-Michel Robidoux (completed play with 2-4, 3rd)
WS/M/723 (Michael Egan) (completed play with 5½-4½)
WS/O/1177 (Fred Henderson) (completed play with ½-5½, 7th)
WS/A/175 (Robin Selby) (completed play with 0-6, 7th)
WZ/GM/01-18 CCE Pierre Jean (completed play with 6½-5½, 4th)
WZ/HC/18/9 (John Boyd) (completed play with 4-2, 2nd)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 12 (Peter Green) (completed play with 3½-2½)

Monday, 30 March 2020

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

WCCC44PR 10 * (CCE Robert Villenevue)
WCCC44PR 2 * (IM Eugen Demian)
WS/M756 (Franco Manarin)
WS/H/762 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/765 Julien Bourgalt
WS/CCM/B/9 (Robert Villenevue)

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

WCCC43PR 8 * (CCE Alex Barclay) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WS/H/731 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/H/732 Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/711 Franco Manarin (completed play with 3-3)
WS/CCE/A/1 (Michael Egan) (completed play with 7½-6½)
WSTT/7/18 - Sicilian Grand Prix, B23 Group 1 (Michael Boulanger) (completed play with 10-4)
WSTT/GD - Grünfeld Defence, D80 Group 34 (Serge Maurer) (completed play with 6-2)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /8 (Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm 03/2018 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WZ/HC//12 (Paul Clarkson) (completed play with 1-5)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 9 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with ½ - 5½)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 2 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 5-1)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 10 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 4-2)

50 Years Open CXEB
Group 4 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed with 4½-2½)

II TORNEO PABLO ATARS POR VENEZUELA 2019
Group 6A (Michael Egan) (completed play with 6-4)
Group 9A (Sylvanus McLeod) (completed play with 7½-3½

George Pyrich Memorial
section 6 (Michael Dufour) (completed play with 6-6)

 

Friday, 13 March 2020

Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-74,KE-75, KE-76

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. USA
Canada vs. Cuba
Canada vs. Argentina
Canada vs. France


Canada vs. Wales

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

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Zoltan Sarosy Memorial has finally come to end. IM André Schmitz, IM George Bukowski and CCM Sam Sharpe all scored 8/14 - with IM Schmitz and CCM Sharpe sharing first place with the same SB point total (54), while IM Bukowski took 3rd (SB point total 53.75). Our other Canadian representatives Michael Dufour finished in 7th (7/14); IM Al Fichaud finished in 10th (7/14); IM Richard Labonte finished in 11th (7/14); CCM Craig Sadler finished in 15th (4/14) Congratulations to all!

The 22nd (2020) ICCF Olympiad Officially started on 13 January. Below is our Team. Wish them good luck and good and enjoyable games.

22nd CC Olympiad Prelms (WS) (Start date: 2020-13-01)
Team Standings
Canadian Team:
Board 1
(IM Pino Verde) (2475)
Board 2
(IM Richard Labonté) (2444)
Board 3
(CCM Ian MacTilstra) (2411)
Board 4
(CCM Sam Sharpe) (2401)
Board 5
(CCM Pierre Jean) (2374)
Board 6
(CCE Alex Barclay) (2342)

Team Captain: IM Valer Eugen Demian

George Bukowski has earned the ICCF IM title for his performances in the Zoltan Sarosy Memorial and the 13th North American Invitational CC Championship. Congratulations, George!

Alex Barclay has earned an ICCF CCM norm for his performance in WCCC43PR 8 Congratulations Alex!

Peter Green has earned another ICCF CCE norm for his performance in George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 2Congratulations, Peter!

Marc Giroux has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in the George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament SF2 Board 3 Congratulations, Marc!

Sylnanus Mcleod has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his perfomance in the II TORNEO PABLO ATARS POR VENEZUELA 2019 GRUPO 9A. Congratulations Sylvanus!

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

WS/H/758 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/761 Julien Bourgalt
WS/MN/B/15 (Michel Boulanger)
WS/CCM/B/8 (Michael Egan)
WSTT/7/19 - Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon, B27 Group 3 (Michel Boulanger)
WSTT/3/18/Final - Center Game Final, C22 (Michel Boulanger)
WS/A/175 (Robin Selby)
WS/A/182 (Robert Riddell)
WZ Promotion - Master Class/4 (Robert Villenevue)
WZ Promotion - Master Class/4 (Robert Lackey)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /10 (Michel Boulanger)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 14 (Claude Bourgoin)
WZ/OC/47 - (Claude Bourgoin)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 14 (Serge Maurer)

2017 Pan/Am Individual Ch Semi-Finals:
Group 10 (Peter Green)
Group 5 (Michel Boulanger)
Group 3 (Loving Akwei)
Group 4 (Loving Akwei)
Group 9 (Alex Barclay)
Group 2 (Sam Sharpe)
Group 6 (Sam Sharpe)

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

WS/M/724 (Peter Green) (completed play with 6½-3½)
WS/H/724 Julien Bourgalt (completed play 2½-3½)
WS/H/725 Julien Bourgalt (completed play 1½-4½)
WS/H/735 Julien Bourgalt (completed play 2½-3½)
WS/O/1134 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1137 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5-1)
WS/O/1159 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 2 ½-3½)
WS/CCE/A/1 (Michael Egan) (completed play with 7-7)
WS/CCE/A/2 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 4½-9½)
WS/A/142 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm 2018/4 - (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 5½-6½)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm 2018/5 - (Loving Akwei) (completed play with 6-6)
WZ/GM/18/7 - (CCM Pierre Jean) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 8 (John Boyd) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WZ/OC//31 (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 3½-2½)

11th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 2 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 8½-3½)

II TORNEO PABLO ATARS POR VENEZUELA 2019
Group 10A
(Marc Moisan) (completed by 3-5)

CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points Page Updated

Monday, 18 March 2019

Major Changes Made to the CCCA Tournament Calendar And Rating System!

The CCCA Executive has decided to make major changes to the CCCA Tournament Calendar plus our rating system.

CCCA Tournament Director, Joe Deidun, Jr. explains.

" For several years now there have only been two domestic events held each year. The other events simply do not have the interest they once held with our members. Therefore, we have made some changes to the Tournament Calendar and Rating System. The K and L events will continue to be held annually, as outlined below. The CCCA ratings have been eliminated and the ICCF ratings will now be the rating published here (in the TDCorner section in "CHECK!", ed) and on the website. The change will provide all of our members the opportunity to obtain an ICCF rating that is recognized internationally. Private Matches will still be available, but will be unrated. The K event will now be open to all CCCA members. If we receive more that 15 entries, preliminary rounds will be held before the final section starts. There will also be private/special tournaments when interest in such an event is suggested by a member(s). Please contact me with details of the event you would like to propose...."

 

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