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    I'll see if I can do a little sampling of CFC vs...

    I'll see if I can do a little sampling of CFC vs USCF vs FIDE. When I last tried this 4-5 years ago, I was surprised to find that many of our strong players have USCF ratings that are out of date or...
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    4.J. Chess Foundation of Canada The fiscal year...

    4.J. Chess Foundation of Canada
    The fiscal year ends April 30th. I expect to report assets of around $350,000 and income for the year around $12,000.
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    4.I. Rating Auditor The system continues to...

    4.I. Rating Auditor
    The system continues to operate well. I get one or two requests from players every quarter to double-check their ratings and almost invariably the software program has done its...
  4. A few people in BC have been asking me where the...

    A few people in BC have been asking me where the BC Senior will be held.
    Can someone direct me to the website please?
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    4.J. The Foundation is on track to generate...

    4.J. The Foundation is on track to generate about $12,000 of income for the CFC this FY.
    The portfolio has changed very little since my annual report back in June.
    Life memberships have been...
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    4.I. Rating Auditor Report. I am pleased to say...

    4.I. Rating Auditor Report. I am pleased to say that I have nothing to report. The rating system continues to operate satisfactorily and my audit tools indicate no inflation or deflation.
    Paul...
  7. Just to confirm Ejidijus' comment on the rating...

    Just to confirm Ejidijus' comment on the rating section.
    Yes, I supervise it rather closely and ran several changes through the governors during my first couple of years, the main one being the...
  8. Do we have a feeling for how much time this will...

    Do we have a feeling for how much time this will save the CFC office?
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    4.J. Chess Foundation of Canada

    You will see in the CFC Financial Report that:
    The Foundation has $341k under management (compared to $321k last year) and that the Foundation generated $11,184 of income for CFC general revenue....
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    4.I. Rating Auditor

    The system continues to be in a state of equilibrium.
    The average rating of all players above 1200 is the same today as it was 10 years ago, i.e. about 1700.
    I noticed recently that the...
  11. If elected, Ian would replace Garland Best who...

    If elected, Ian would replace Garland Best who has indicated that he is not standing for re-election.
    Perhaps Lyle could confirm whether Hugh or Ian would fill the 4 year slot and therefore which...
  12. I am willing to continue

    I am willing to continue
  13. The CFC office is under-staffed. I think...

    The CFC office is under-staffed. I think everyone agrees with that.
    The 50 cent junior rating fee is unrealistic.
    Therefore, it seems obvious to me where any extra revenue should be spent....
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    4.J Foundation Income from the Foundation for...

    4.J Foundation Income from the Foundation for the FY just ended was $11,183.89 including about $950 for the Pugi Fund.
    A detailed report will be submitted at the AGM.
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    4.I Rating Auditor Report Not much to report. ...

    4.I Rating Auditor Report Not much to report. The system is functioning well. Ratings for highest players are drifting upward a tiny bit and average players downward a tiny bit; I'm watching...
  16. This accusation is frivolous and undeserving of...

    This accusation is frivolous and undeserving of our attention.
  17. We recruit a lot of new junior CFC members out...

    We recruit a lot of new junior CFC members out here in BC and probably everywhere else too.
    I feel that the lower cost for annual and tournament memberships helps us get kids into chess and I'd like...
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    The 2016 Canadian Senior broke even financially. ...

    The 2016 Canadian Senior broke even financially. It would have been nice to provide better amenities for the players and to have been able to help with travel costs to the World Senior but that was...
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    Speaking of financials and referring to a...

    Speaking of financials and referring to a discussion elsewhere regarding the fact that CFC membership dues have been unchanged for quite some time:
    Why don't we consider budgeting a small incentive...
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    I'd like to make two points: - it's better to...

    I'd like to make two points:
    - it's better to increase rates by a small amount to keep up with inflation rather than leave it until a large increase is necessary some time in the future.
    - we have...
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    4.J. Chess Foundation of Canada Report. It's...

    4.J. Chess Foundation of Canada Report.
    It's been a good year so far for life membership sales - 10 new members and still 4 months to go.
    The Foundation is on track to earn about $11,000 of income...
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    4.I. Rating Auditor Report. Nothing exciting to...

    4.I. Rating Auditor Report.
    Nothing exciting to report - which is good news. The system continues to move along in almost perfect equilibrium.
    No inflation, no deflation.

    I would like to...
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    As I have said many times before, I offer to work...

    As I have said many times before, I offer to work with the revision team to re-write the Chess Foundation and Rating sections.
  24. Hans indicated to me he is willing to stand....

    Hans indicated to me he is willing to stand.
    Apparently Garland is not reachable but I'm pretty sure he would accept a nomination.
    It looks to me that Hans is due for the one year renewal and...
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    Under-Rated Juniors

    This is a very popular topic and has plagued me since I became rating auditor 7 years ago.

    First, the good news: the situation is better since the introduction of the bonus point system in early...
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