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Recent News, Updates & Announcements

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

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Pierre Jean has earned an ICCF IM norm for his first place winning performance in WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /4 Congratulations Pierre!

Rating list updated

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

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Netherlands
Canada vs. Venezuela
Canada vs. USA
Canada vs. Cuba

PE1901 (Ralph Marconi 2 Vs. Daniel Gideon 0)

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

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WT/O/185 (Marc Moisan)
WT/O/196 (Marc Moisan)
WS/H/741 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/743 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/746 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/747 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/750 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/748 Sylvanus Mcleod
WS/O/1177) (Fred Henderson)
WS/MN/A/5 (Pierre Jean)
WS/CCM/A/6 (Alex Barclay)
WS/CCM/B/7 (Peter Green)
WS/MN/B/12 (Michel Boulanger)
WSTT/5/19 - Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, C31 Group 2 (Peter Green)
WSTT/6/19/Final - Soller Gambit, A40 1 (Michel Boulanger)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 13 (Alex Barclay)
WZ/HC/ 16 (Syvanus Mcleod)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 13 (Robert Villeneuve)

50 Years Open CXEB
Group 4 (Robert Villeneuve)

II TORNEO ALBERTO BARRERAS IM 2019
Group 6A (Syvanus Mcleod)
Group 1A (CCE Loving Akwei)
Group 13A (Marc Moisan)
Group 4A (Robert Villeneuve)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently completed:
WCCC42SF 1 * (IM Pino Verde) (completed 7½-4½)
WS/H/719 Julien Bourgalt (completed play 2½-3½)
WS/H/678 Ryan Lackey (completed play 4½-2½, 1st )
WS/H/680 Ryan Lackey (completed play 5-1, 1st)
WSTT/SEA/Final 05 - Sicilian, English Attack, B90 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play 4-4, 3rd)
5to ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO A2 (CCM Ian Mactilstra is representing Canada is this event) (completed play with 6-6, 12th)
WS/A/152 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 1½-4½)
WS/A/155 (Francois Michaud) (completed play with 5-1, 1st)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm 03/2018 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm 04/ 2018 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 7½-4½, 1st)
WZ/HC/18/5 - (Robert Lackey) (completed play with 4-2)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm 2018/4 - (Loving Akwei) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 8 - (Michael Egan) (completed play with 5-5)
WZ Promotion - Master Norm 2018/5 - (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 7-5)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 9 (Serge Maurer) (completed play with 3½-7½)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 10 (Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 5½-4½)
WZ/OC/33 (Francois Michaud) (completed play with 2½-3½)
WZ/OC/37 (Francois Michaud) (completed play with 5½-½, 1st)

11th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 34 (Michel Boulanger (completed play 7½-4½)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Michael Egan has now earned the ICCF CCE title for his performances in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 7 and WZ Promotion - Master Class/2 Congratulations Michael!

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

WS/H/735 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/737 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/738 Julien Bourgalt
WS/CCE/A/5 (Peter Green)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 9 (Claude Bourgoin)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 15 (Claude Bourgoin)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 7 (Ralph Marconi)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 11 (Ralph Marconi)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 12 (Peter Green)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 2 (Robert Villeneuve)
2019 World Zone Cup - Preliminaries - Gr. 10 (Robert Villeneuve)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals - Group 11 (Robert Villeneuve)
WZ/MC/ 3 (Robert Villeneuve)
WZ/GM/9 (Alex Barclay)

12th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 29 Michel Boulanger
Group 45 Alex Barclay
Group 16 Peter Green

10th Veterans ICCF World Cup Semifinals:
Group 4 Alex Barclay

50 Years CXEB - Brazil 50th Anniversay
Group E (Alex Barclay)

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

WS/O/1088 (Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/O/1100 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)
WS/O/1135 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5½-½, 1st)
WS/O/1141 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 2-4, 5th)
WSTT/5/18/Final - Winawer Gambit, D10 1 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 8½-1½, 1st)
WSTT/6/18 - Ruy Lopez, Siesta Defence, C74 Group 2 (Peter Green) (completed play with 9½-2½)
WS/A/154 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 1-5, 6th)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 7 (Michael Egan) (completed play with 5-5)
WZ/MC/18/2 - (Michael Egan) (completed play with 7½-2½)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 10 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 4½-5½)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 9 (Sylvanus Mcleod) (completed play 5-1, 1st)

11th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 11 (Peter Green (completed play with 7-5)

George Pyrich Memorial
Section 13 (Ralph Marconi) (completed play with 6-6)
Section 4 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 7-5)

"Russia 25 Years" Open Prelims
Group 4 (Bob Taylor) (completed play with 4½-5½, 8th)

LKSF(Latvia)-25 anniversary/B
Cross table
(CCM Paul Morley is representing Canada is this event) (completed play with 6½-7½)

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Michael Egan has earned another ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 7 Congratulations Michael!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Robert Villeneuve has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performance in 5th ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO D3 and WZ Individual Championship – 10. Congratulations Robert!

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Rating list updated

Michael Egan has earned an ICCF CCM norm for his performance in WZ Promotion - Master Class/2. Congratulations Michael!

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Netherlands
Canada vs. Venezuela
Canada vs. Australia
Canada vs. Spain
Canada vs. USA

Canada vs. Cuba

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-74, L-12, KE-75

PE1901 (Ralph Marconi Vs. Daniel Gideon - 2 game on-line match)

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

WCCC43SF 4 (CCM George Bukowski)
WS/H/725 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/728 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/731 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/732 Julien Bourgalt
WS/O/1159 Robert Riddell)
WS/CCE/A/3 (Robert Villeneuve)
WS/A/155 Francois Michaud
WZ/HC//12 Paul Clarkson
WZ/OC/33 Francois Michaud
WZ/OC/37 Francois Michaud

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

WCCC42PR06 * (IM Valer Eugen Demian) (completed play with 3½-8½)
WS/M/686 *(Alex Barclay) (completed play with 5½-4½, 7th)
WS/M/691 *(Alex Barclay) (completed play with 4-6)
WS/H/682 Franco Manarin (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/686 Franco Manarin (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/688 Franco Manarin (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/693 Franco Manarin (completed play with 1½-4½)
WS/H/714 Franco Manarin (completed play with 3-3)
WS/O/1057 (Luc Trottier) (completed play with 4-2, 2nd)
WS/O/1087 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 6-0, 1st)
WS/O/1122 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)
WS/O/1123 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5-1, 2nd)
WS/O/1124 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 3½-2½, 3rd)
WS/O/1131 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)
WS/O/1118 (Sylvanus Mcleod) (completed play with 5½-½, 1st)
WS/O/1140 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4½-1½, = 1st)
WS/O/1147 (Fred Henerson) (completed play with 0-6, 7th)
WS/A/135 (Sylvanus Mcleod) (completed play with 5-1, 1st)
WZ Promotion - Open Class 04/2018 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 0-6, 7th)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 6½-3½)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 7 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 5½-4½)
WZ/MC/18/2 - (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 7-3)
WZ/OC/18/23 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)

11th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 5 (Arthur Prystenski) (completed play with 4½-7½)
Group 3 (Alex Barclay) (completed play with 9-3)

5to ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO D3 (Robert Villeneuve is representing Canada in this event) (completed play with 8½-3½)

George Pyrich Memorial
Section 10
(Loving Akwei) (completed play with 5½-6½)

"Russia 25 Years" Open Prelims
Group 6 (Ralph Marconi) (completed play with 4-7, 7th)

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Michel Boulanger has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performances in WZ Promotion - Master Class/2 , and WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6 Congratulations Michel!

Alex Barclay has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performances in WZ Promotion - Master Norm/3 , WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6, and WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 7 Congratulations Alex!

Robert Villeneuve has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in 5th ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO D3 Congratulations Robert!

Friday, 14 June 2019

The World Zone Cup

The World Zone (WZ) team has announed a new WZ event, the WZ Cup. Below are the details of the event.

If you plan to enter this event,    I would like you to enter via the CCCA . The CCCA is charging  $16 per section  for a  Prelim  section; those who qualify to register directly into the  Semi-final , we are charging  $32 per section .

The WZ has inserted an entry link at the Webserver under "New Events" for you to use for the Prelim round, to enter via the CCCA (NF) at:

https://www.iccf.com/EventEntry.aspx?id=80317

And the link to enter the Semi-final round at: https://www.iccf.com/EventEntry.aspx?id=80320

Plesae use them; matter of fact you  must  use them.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you.
Ralph Marconi
CCCA International Events Secretary.

Preliminaries

Start date: August 31, 2019

Closing date for entries: July 31, 2019

Time control: Triple Block 600 days

7 players per section

Entry fee: via online store US $ 12 per section, your federation may charge a different amount

Entries unlimited per player

Section winner advances to semifinal, ties are not broken.

If you want to register in our online store please follow this link:

Semifinals

Start date: after the end of the Preliminaries

Time control: Triple Block 600 days

11 or more players per sections, according to the number of entries

Players with elo of 2200 or higher may register directly into the Semifinals with an online store entry fee of US$ 24 per section, your federation may charge a different amount.

Section winner advances to the Final, tiebreak rules in order: Baumbach rule, SB, results between tied players, number of wins with black, higher rating

Norms available based on tournament category.

If you want to register in our online store please follow this link:

Final

Start date: after the end of the Semifinals

Time control: Triple Block 700 days

Cash prize in Final: US$ 1000 (50% first place - 30% second place - 20% third place)

Tiebreak rules in order: Baumbach rule, SB, results between tied players, number of wins with black, higher rating

Norms available based on tournament category

Winner of the Final will obtain the title of WZ Grand Master

Sincerely,

The WZ management team

 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

New Payment Option Now Available

The CCCA now offers you a quick and easy way to pay your membership and tournament fees, ETransfer.

Instuctions: If you have a bank account and use online banking you can simply send us a ETRANSFER mailto: ccca@cogeco.ca. There is no fee. Please advise the reason for payment in the message section of the transfer form provided by your bank.

Friday, 3 May 2019

CCM Sam Sharpe has earned an ICCF IM norm for his performance in the Zoltan Sarosy Memorial Congratulations Sam!

Michel Boulanger has earned an ICCF CCM norm for his performance in WZ Promotion - Master Class/2 Congratulations Michel!

Alex Barclay has earned another ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Promotion - Master Norm/3 Congratulations Alex!

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

WS/H/719 Julien Bourgalt
WS/H/724 Julien Bourgalt
WS/O/1147 (Fred Henerson)
WS/A/152
Robert Riddell
WS/A/154 Robert Riddell
WZ/OC//31 Ed Allenby

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division Two
Board 1 (Pierre Jean)

II TORNEO PABLO ATARS POR VENEZUELA 2019 GRUPO 6A

Group 6A (Michael Egan)
Group 9A (Sylvanus McLeod)

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

WS/M/689 * (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 7-3, = 1st)
WS/M/698 * (Peter Green) (completed play with 4½-5½)
WS/H/647 * (Franco Manarin (completed play with 3-3, 4th)
WS/H/691 (Franco Manarin (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/O/1111 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 3½-2½, 3rd )
WS/O/1115 (Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 6-0)
WS/O/1117 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5-1, 2nd)
WS/O/1117 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 2-4, 5th)
WS/O/1125 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1126 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5-1, 2nd)

5to ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO F2 (Sylvanus Mcleod represented Canada) (completed play with 7½-2½)

Copa Perú IV honoring Alfredo Cillóniz
Group 25 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 4-2)

 

 

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Michael Egan has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Promotion - Master Class/2. Congratulations, Michael!

Friday, 29 March 2019

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

WCCC43PR 8 * (Alex Barclay)
WCCC43PR 9 * (IM Serge Maurer)
WCCC43PR 5 * (Michel Boulanger)
WCCC43PR 2 * (Ian MacTilstra)
WS/H/714 Franco Manarin
WS/O/1134 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1135 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1135 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1140 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1141 (Robert Riddell)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 9 (Sylvanus Mcleod)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /8 (Sam Sharpe)
WZ Promotion - Grand Master Norm /8 (Pierre Jean)

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

WCCC42PR05 * (Marc Giroux) (completed play with 3-9)
WT/M/1111 * (Vic de Breyne) (completed play with 1½-4½)
WS/M/715 * (David Cohen) (games cancelled)
WS/H/655 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 4-2, 1st)
WS/H/659 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/H/685 * (Franco Manarin) (completed played 2-4)
WS/H/689 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/O/1105 (Juilien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2, = 1st)
WS/O/1107 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 3-3)
WS/O/1109 (Julien Bourgalt (completed play with 3½-2½)
WS/H/1120 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 3-3)
WS/O/1106 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with ½-5½)
WS/MN/167 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 6-6)
WSTT/3/18/1 - Center Game, C22 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 7½-4½)
WS/A/122 (Robert Riddell (completed play with 2½ - 3½)
WZ Individual Ch. Semifinals - Group 1 (Peter Green) (completed play with 5-5)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 5½-4½)

Russia 25 Years" Open Prelims
Group 2 (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 1-9)

22nd ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 03 (Peter Green) (completed play with 6½-5½)

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...."

Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
KE-73, KE-74, L-12, KE-72, L-10 , L-11 , PE-1801

KE-75

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page
CCCA Tournaments Index Page
CCCA Game downloads Page
CCCA Tournament Calendar & Fees Page
CCCA Ratings Information Page
CCCA Tournament Archive Page
CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points Page

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

Canada vs. USA

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Alex Barclay has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6 Congratulations, Alex!

Monday, 11 February 2019

Michel Boulanger has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 6 Congratulations, Michel!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Peter Green has earned an ICCF CCE norm for his performance in WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 1 Congratulations, Peter!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Michael Dufour has earned the ICCF CCM title for his performances in the North Atlantic Team Tournament VII, Board 5 and the Zoltan Sarosy Memorial. Congratulations Michael!

The CCCA Titles & Candidate Master Points page updated.

Monday, 4 February 2019

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

6th Webchess Open Tournament - Final
Cross table (CCM George Bukowski is representing Canada)

WS/H/711 Franco Manarin
WS/O/1126 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1131 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1118 (Sylvanus Mcleod)
WS/CCE/A/2 (Robert Villeneuve)
WS/A/142 Robert Riddell
WS/A/135 Sylvanus Mcleod
WZ/OC/18/23 (Claude Bourgoin)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 10 (Robert Villeneuve)
WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Group 10 (Sam Sharpe)

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

Ken Bowyer Memorial
Cross table (CCM Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 6½-5½)

"Russia 25 Years" Open Prelims
Group 3 (Michel Boulanger) (completed play with 6½-3½)

22nd ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 21 (Claude Bourgoin) (completed play with 2-10)

WS/H/644 * (Franco Manarin) (Completed play with 2-4)
WS/H/681 *( Franco Manarin) (Completed play with 3-3)
WS/H/684 * (Franco Manarin) (Completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/694 * (Franco Manarin) (Completed play with 2-4)
WS/O/1083 (Robert Villeneuve) (Completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1094 ((Julien Bourgalt) (Completed play with 3-3)
WS/O/1099 (Julien Bourgalt) (Completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1113 (Julien Bourgalt) (Completed play with 4-2)
WSTT/GD - Grünfeld Defence, D80 Group 33 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 5-3)
WZ Promotion - Open Class 05/2018 (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 3-3)

Sunday, 3 February 2019

World Zone Class Championships Events Cancelled

"Due to the lack of popularity and inability to start more than one section in 10 months, the World Zone (WZ) Director has cancelled the Class Championships.

This was reported by him to the WZ Delegates.

Eleven players have outstanding entries to these events, in the different sections. They will be contacted by the Head Tournament Director with two options, full refund or transfer to an equivalent event. To facilitate this process we will keep the entries tables online until all of them are processed.

The WZ Financial Regulations have been updated accordingly." 18 November 2018 at WZ Class Championships Cancelled

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

Thursday, 10 January 2019

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WS/M/724 (Peter Green)
WS/O/1123 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1125 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1124 (Claude Bourgoin)
WZ/HC/18/9 (John Boyd)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 8 (John Boyd)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
WS/H/632 * (Michael Egan) (completed pay with 2½-3½)
WS/H/683 * (Robert Villeneuve) (completed play with 3½-2½)
WSTT/1/18/1 - KID Sämisch Variation, E81 (Peter Green) (completed play with 6-6)
WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Group 3 (Robert Villeneuve) (completed pay with
4-2)

Thursday, 27 December 2018

The ICCF New Norm Tournaments

A new set of 10 different Norm Tournaments are now available to enter.

There will be two types of tournaments, “A” and “B”, for each possible international title: GM Norm tournaments will be reserved to the highest rated players (ELO > 2454); a new type of tournament, SIM Norm, will be introduced for players rated from 2380 to 2454; Master Norm (MN) tournaments will be limited to players rated from 2300 to 2379* (plus the “medallists” of national championships); a new type of tournament, CCM Norm, will be introduced for players rated from 2200 to 2299; and a new type of tournament, CCE Norm, will be introduced for players rated from 2050 to 2199.

Players are referred to the newly updated ICCF Rules, §1.2.5. for details about rating ranges differentiating "A" and "B" within each type of Norm Tournament. The new Norm Tournaments will officially start in January 2019.

Players can now send their entries as the new 2019/1 rating list is now available. Players who have sent their entry to the “old” Norm Tournaments and have not been inserted in a section will be automatically redirected to the corresponding “new” tournament.

You can find the entry fees the CCCA will be charging for those qualified members who wish to enter via the CCCA at: ICCF/World Zone (WZ)Tournament Calendar & Fees

Remember you must use the on-line ICCF entry at: New Events under Tournaments & games
on the ICCF Home Page to enter any ICCF event.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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

5to ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO A2 (CCM Ian Mactilstra is representing Canada is this event)
5to ANIVERSARIO FEDAPVEN IM CELSO SANCHEZ GRUPO D3 (Robert Villeneuve is representing Canada in this event)

WS/M/722 (Michael Egan)
WS/M723 (Michael Egan)
WS/O/1113 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1115 (Julien Bourgalt
WS/O/1117 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1117 (Robert Riddell)
WS/O/1120 (Julien Bourgalt)
WS/O/1122 (Julien Bourgalt
WSTT/7/18 - Sicilian Grand Prix, B23 Group 1 (Michael Boulanger)
WSTT/GD - Grünfeld Defence, D80 Group 34 (Serge Maurer)
WZ/GM/18/7 CCM Pierre Jean
WZ/GM/18/7 CCM Ian MacTilstra

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

WCCC41PR01 * (CCE Paul Morley) (completed play with 5½-6½)
WCCC41PR05 * (Ian MacTilstra ) (completed play with 6½-5½)
WS/H/648 * ( Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2½-3½)
WS/H/657 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2½-3½
WS/O/1085 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1073 (Robert Riddell) (completed play with 0-6)
WS/O/1089 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2)
WS/O/1093 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4½-1½)
WS/O/1096 (Juilien Bourgalt) (completed play with 5-1)
WS/O/1098 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 3-3)
WS/O/1101 (Julien Bourgalt) (completed play with 4-2)
WS/O/1102 (Julien Bourgalt) (competed play with 2-4)
WS/O/1104 (Julien Bourgalt) (cmpleted play with 2-4)
WS/MN/152 (Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 7-5)
WSTT/4/17/Final - Cigorin Defence, D07 (Peter Green) (completed play with 5-3)

10th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 28 Pierre Jean (completed play with 6-4)

6th Webchess Open (Semi-finals):
Group 6 (CCE Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 7-5)
Group 2 (Craig Sadler) (completed play with 6-6)

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

CHECK! & New Membership Rates  

Due to the fact that I've been editing CHECK! now for nearly 14 years to the best of my ability and I haven't gotten any response to my call for additional help with the magazine, plus I'm getting older and have to deal with some health issues, and our membership continues to decrease year by year, we've decided to reduce the number of issues to 3 per year, starting in 2019. We've gone to 3 issues per year before so this is not the first time. The issues should come out in April, August and December now. It saddens me to have to do this, but I see no choice at the moment. The new membership rates are listed on page 2 in the magazine and the last page. And on-line at: CCCA Dues & Supplies Page

Friday, 23 November 2018

Benoit St-Pierre has earned the CCCA Master Title for winning KE-73 the 2017 Canadian CC Championship, and thus becomes the current Canadian CC Champion. Congratulations, Benoit!

The following page has been updated:
CCCA Titles Page

Thursday, 22 November 2018

CCCA Rating list updated

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

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

Canada vs. Australia

The following page has been updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

 

In Memoriam IM-ICCF Valer Vasile Demian

November 16, 2018: †
December 15, 1934 - November 16, 2018

My father was a chess player. He took an amateur level family passion for the game to a correspondence chess national Championship title (1968), three ICCF Coppa Latina Europe titles (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions) with team Romania (was team captain during the 3rd edition), a 3rd place with team Romania in the OTB 3rd Blind Chess Olympiad Weymouth 1968, a tournament where he finished 1st on board 1, plus an IM-ICCF title (1972). There are many more milestones of various importance I am overlooking now; apologies dad!

He was a big supporter of ICCF, promoting it both locally, nationally and internationally. He cherished his friendship with Paul Diaconescu and they exchanged over the years many ideas and initiatives. He played exclusively by post and made many a friend around the World. A number of them felt closer and they exchanged several letters and postcards during and after their games. You know who you are and I would not want to miss any of you by listing names. I thank you for your friendship in his name!

He had a few regrets such as not being selected to play in the ICCF Olympiad Final 11th edition, his highly controversial participation in the Markov Memorial 1987-1992 (Russia) and his participation in one of the 1st World Cups (preliminaries) by post. In the end he made peace with it and hopefully those involved made peace with it too. His chess legacy will remain forever. We miss him already.

Valer Eugen Demian
Vancouver, BC, Canada
November 17, 2018

 
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