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Recent News, Updates & Announcements

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

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sam Sharpe has earned the ICCF CCE title for his performance in WCCC40PR07 and in ICCF Olympiad 21 Preliminaries - Section 05 Board 6 Congratulations Sam!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Benoit St-Pierre has earned the CCE ICCF title for his performance in WCCC40PR12 and North Atlantic Team Tournament VII Board 6 Congratulations Benoit!

2017 PanAmerican Individual Preliminaries has been announced by CADAP. CCCA members can enter via the CCCA. We are charging $7 per section. Please send a check or money order made out to the CCCA to Ralph Marconi or Manny Migicovsky (addresses) at: Current CCCA Executive Page Or you can use paypal. See page: CCCA Dues & Supplies Page. Please contact Ralph Marconi to enter.

21 st ICCF World Cup Semi-finals  

This event officially started on 30 June. There are 143 players in the Semi-finals, playing in 11, 13-player sections. For more details go here We have two CCCA members playing in the semi-finals, Ian MacTilstra ( Group 9 ) and Sam Sharpe ( Group 2 ) We wish them good luck and enjoyable games.

Updated ICCF Tournament Events Index

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The Esko Nuutilainen Memorial Team Tournament, organised by Finland will officially start on 15 June.

We have a team playing in Group 2. Group 2 – 2183 Average – TD Eugenio Spagnoli (ARG)

Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, Wales, France, Canada, Venezuela, Turkey

Board 1 – 2265 (Cat 1)
Board 2 – 2233 (Cat L)
Board 3 – 2215 (Cat K)
Board 4 – 2159 (Cat I)
Board 5 – 2126 (Cat H)
Board 6 – 2088 (Cat F)

Our team is:
Bd 1: IM Serge Maurer
Bd 2: Arthur Prystenski
Bd 3: Bob Taylor
Bd 4: Steve Fillion
Bd 5: Peter Green
Bd 6: Francois Bowen

Team Captain: Ralph Marconi

Below are the current Team standings in Group 2
1.Czech Republic (2263)- 0 (60)
2.Russia (2252) - 0 (60)
3.Romania (2242) - 0 (60)
4.Lithuania (2225) - 0 (60)
5.Slovenia (2211) - 0 (60)
6.Latvia (2189) - 0 (60)
8.France (2163) - 0 (60)
9.Canada (2130) - 0 (60)
10.Venezuela (2083) - 0 (60)
11.Turkey (2063) - 0 (60)

Team cross table standings

Friday, 26 May 2017

Pierre Jean is participating in the 8th ICCF Veterans World Cup Semi-final, Group 3, which officially starts 15 June. We wish him good luck, good chess and enjoyable games!

The following Pages have been Updated:
ICCF Tournament Events Index

Friday, 19 May 2017

CCCA Rating list updated

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

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

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

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page
CCCA Tournament Index Page
CCCA Titles Page
ICCF Tournament Events Index
ICCF Tournament Events Archive Index

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently started:
WS/O/981 * Theresa Molnar
WS/O/987 * Ed Allenby
WS/O/983 * Ed Allenby
WSTT/3/17/1 - Latvian Gambit, C40 * Peter Green
Open des 80 ans de l'AJEC groupe 40 * Theresa Molnar

6th Chess 960 World Cup:
Gr. 02 * Che tai

NAPZ/WS/O/90 * (Theresa Molnar)
NAPZ/WS/O/88 * (Theresa Molnar)

The following are ICCF events that CCCA members have recently finished:
WCCC39PR05 * (Michael Dufour) (completed play with 6-6, 10th)
WCCC40PR06 * (George Bukowski) (completed play with 6-6)
WCCC40PR07 * (Sam Sharpe) (completed play with 7½-5½, 3rd)
WS/M/555 * (Vlad Marcu) (completed play with 9-1, 1st place, qualifies to the WCCC Prelims)
WS/M/533 *((Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 7½-2½, 1st place qualifies to the WCCC Prelims)
WS/O/910 * (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 3½-2½, 3rd)
19th ICCF World Cup Diamond Jubilee (prelims)
Group 4 * (Peter St. Louis) (completed play with 0-10, 11th)

21st ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Gr.31 * (Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 11-1, 1st place, qualifies to the Semi-finals)

9th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 46 * (Greg Crnilovic) (completed play with 0-10, 11th)
Group 32 * (Ed Allenby) (completed play with ½-9½)
Group 4 * (Robin Selby) (completed play with 0-10, 11th)

Glen Shields Memorial * Ralph Marconi ( completed play with 7-7)

10th DE Webserver Anniversary Prelims:
Prelim Gr. 63 * Claude Bourgoin (completed play with 2-8, 9th)
Prelim Gr. 81 * Claude Bourgoin (completed play with 1½-8½, 10th)
Prelim Gr. 11 * Peter Green (completed play with 5½-4½, 7th)
Prelim Gr. 32 * Kirk Sadler (completed play with 2-8, 9th)

1st Panamerican Individual Championship-2013 Semi-finals :
Group 1 * IM Eugen Demian (completed play with 3-5, 8th)

XV Jubilee AEAC:
Prel Gr. 04 * Kirk Sadler (completed play with 2-8, 9th)
Prel Gr. 06 * Kirk Sadler (completed play with 0-10, 11th)

NAPZ/WS/M/16 * (Ian MacTilstra) (completed play with 4½-1½, 2nd)
NAPZ/WS/O/73 * (Kirk Sadler) (completed play with 2½-3½, 4th)
NAPZ/WS/O/80 * (H.R. Sooley) (completed play with 3-3, 4th)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Michael Dufour has an earned an ICCF-CCM norm In the ICCF international title event North Atlantic Team Tournament VII Board 5 with a final score of 5 out of 10 games. Congratulations Michael!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Paul Morley has now earned enough CCM norms performances in North Atlantic Team Tournament VII - Board 3 , 13th North American Invitational CC Championship , ICCF Olympiad 21 Preliminaries - Section 05 - Board 2 and Pacific Area Team Tournament - 7 Board 1 to earn the ICCF title of CCM (Correspondence Chess Master ). Congratulations Paul!

Craig Sadler has earned an ICCF CCM norm in the 13th North American Invitational CC Championship with a current score of 4½ out of 8 compleleted games. Congratulations Craig!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Loving Akwei has earned the ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) title for his performances in North Atlantic Team Tournament VII, Board 7 and in Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba" - Grupo 4. Congratulations, Loving!

Monday, 20 March 2017

George Bukowski has earned an ICCF-CCM norm in the international title event WCCC40PR06 with a current score of 6 points out of 10 completed games, with one game pending adjudication. Congratulations George!

Michael Dufour has an earned an ICCF-CCE norm In the ICCF international title event North Atlantic Team Tournament VII Board 5 with a current score of 4½ out of 9 completed games. Congratulations Michael.

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

WCCC41PR01 * (CCE Paul Morley)
WCCC41PR02 * (Pierre Jean)
WCCC41PR05 * (Ian MacTilstra )
WCCC41PR07 * ( Loving Akwei )
WCCC41PR09 * ( Michael Hryniw )

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Ian MacTilstra has earned an ICCF CCE norm in 2nd Interzonal Individual Tournament Prelim B with a current score of 3 points out of 5 games completed with 3 games left in play. Congratulations Ian!

Monday, 27 February 2017

11th Pan/Am Team Tournament- This event, organised by Peru, officially starts on 15 March, but the event has now been started on the ICCF webserver. There are 13 teams in the field this time around – Ecuador, Panamá, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Canada, Nicaragua, Perú, México, Colombia, U.S.A., Argentina, Guatemala, and Brasil.

The Canadian team is:

Bd 1 – IM Richard Labonté (2416)
Bd 2 – CCE Paul Morley (2368)
Bd 3 – Ian MacTilstra (2347)
Bd 4 – Craig Sadler (2338)

Team captain: Ralph Marconi

Team x-table

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Benoit St-Pierre has earned an ICCF CCE norm in WCCC40PR12 with a current score of 4½ points out of 9 games played, with 3 games remaining in play. Congratulations, Benoit!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

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

WS/MN/152 (Ian MacTilstra)

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
L-10, KE-72

2017 Canadian CC Championship (Server) (KE-73)

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Sweden
Canada vs. Finland
Canada vs. USA
Canada vs. Spain

Canada vs. Denmark
Canada vs. Peru
Canada vs. Scotland

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page
CCCA Tournament Index Page
CCCA Titles Page
CCCA Expired Tournaments Page
ICCF Tournament Events Index

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

George Bukowski has earned the ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) title for his performances in WCCC40PR06 and in the 13th North American Invitational CC Championship. Congratulations George!

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

6th Webchess Open (Semi-finals):
Group 6 (CCE Ian MacTilstra)
Group 2 (Craig Sadler)
Group 3 (CCE George Bukowski)

Friday, 3 February 2017

Updated Other Chess Sites Page

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sam Sharpe has earned an ICCF CCM (Correspondence Chess Master Norm) in WCCC40PR07 with a current score of 6½ out of 11 games completed with 1 game remaining in play. Congratulations Sam!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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

7th Webchess Open (prelims):
Prelim Group 118
(Peter Green)
Prelim Group 64 (Claude Burgoin)
Prelim Group 29 (Paul Morley)

WSTT/1/17/Final - English 4 Knights, A38 (Peter Green)

Aspier Tournaments:
WS/A/86 (Robin Selby)

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

WS/O/894 * (Greg Crnilovic) (completed play with 3-3, 4th)

21st ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Gr 43 (Pierre Jean) (completed play with 7-5)

Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba"
Group 6 * (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 5-4)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

I'm happy to announce that Loving Akwei has earned another ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) norm in North Atlantic Team Tournament VII Board 7 with a current score of 4 out of 7 completed games, with 4 games remaining. He still has a chance of earning a CCM (Correspondence Chess Master) norm as well. Congratulations Loving!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Happy and Healthy New Year 2017!

Craig Sadler earns an ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) norm in Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba" - Grupo 3 with a current score of 4 out of 8 completed games, with 1 game remaining in play. Congratulations Craig!

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

WT/O/174 - (Tai Che)

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

WS/M/531 * (Ian MacTilstra) (completed with 7½-2½, 1st, advances to WCCC Prelims, 41st (2017)

10th DE Webserver Anniversary Prelims:
Prelim Gr 29 (Tai Che) (completed play with ½-9½, 11th)
Prelim Gr. 31 (Tai Che) (completed play with 0-10, 11th)

Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba"
Group 4 * (Loving Akwei) (Completed play with 5-5)

The following Pages have been Updated:
Friendly Team Matches Index Page
CCCA Game Downloads Page
CCCA Tournament Archive Page

Saturday, 3 December 2016

George Bukowski earns an ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) norm in WCCC40PR06 with a current score of 5 points out of 10 completed games with 2 games remaining. Congratulations George!

Ian MacTilstra earns the CCCA Master title for his 1st place performance in WS/M/531, scoring 7½/10. This also qualifies Ian to play in the next WCCC Prelim cycle (41st WCCC - 2017). Congratulations Ian!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

I am happy to announce that Paul Morley has earned the ICCF's CCE (Corrrespondence Chess Expert) title for achieving a CCE and a CCM norm in the North Atlantic Team Tournament VII, on board 3 with a current score of 5 out of 10 completed games, with 1 game remaining in play, and a CCE norm in the 13th North American Invitational CC Championship with a score of 4 out of 7 games played, with 3 games remaining in play. Congratulations Paul!

CCCA Rating list updated

The following cross-tables have been updated:
L-10, KE-72, P-1302

The following Team Friendly cross-tables updated:
Canada vs. Germany
Canada vs. Sweden
Canada vs. Finland
Canada vs. USA
Canada vs. Spain

Canada vs. Denmark

Team Friendly Match: Canada vs. Scotland

The Following page has been updated
Team Friendlies Index
:

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

WSTT/6/16/Final- Cozio Defence, C40 (Peter Green)

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

WS/H/491 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2½-3½, 4th)
WS/H/494 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2-4, 6th)
WS/H/495 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 2½-3½, 4th)
WS/H/496 * (Franco Manarin) (completed play with 1-5, 7th)
WS/O/911 * (Ed Allenby) (completed play with 3½-2½, 4th)

21st ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Gr. 69 (Peter Green) (completed play with 4½-7½, 11th)

8th Veterans ICCF World Cup Prelims:
Group 11 * Pierre Jean (completed play with 8-2, clinched = 1st place; qualifies to Semi-finals)

10th DE Webserver Anniversary Prelims:
Prelim Gr. 34 Tai Che (completed with 1-9, 10th)

1st Panamerican Individual Championship-2013 Semi-finals :
Group 10 * Gordon Morrell (completed play with 3-4, 7th)

5th Chess960 World Cup Prelims:
Prelim Gr. 10 Ralph Marconi (completed play with 1½-8½, 6th)

NAPZ/WS/O/70 * (Kirk Sadler) (completed play with 4-2, 3rd)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Loving Akwei earns an ICCF CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) norm in the, Torneo Zonal "Amigos de Cuba" - Group 4 event with a current score of 4 out of 9 completed games, with 1 game remaining. Congratulations Loving!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Updated ICCF rating list for CCCA members

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

NAPZ/WS/O/80 * (H.R. Sooley)

 

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