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    (Foreign) Candidates Tournament Halted

    News this morning - the Candidates has been halted!

    Today, the government of the Russian Federation announced that starting March 27, 2020, Russia interrupts air traffic with other countries...
  2. Thank you Vadim! This is my heaviest work period...

    Thank you Vadim! This is my heaviest work period of the year so I am still catching up after a very positive Congress. The workshop we did with the Planning and Development Commission was a huge...
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    Thanks Vadim - Rivello is the author of the...

    Thanks Vadim - Rivello is the author of the document if I not mistaken so I am not sure how enlightening his rationale will be. We shall see how it goes.

    As I mentioned in my report, the...
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    Three Commissions are elected - Ethics,...

    Three Commissions are elected - Ethics, Verification (Internal Audit) and Constitution. Some others, like QC (rating and titles) and ARB really need to operate independently because they have...
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    Thank you for your report and your effort Vadim. ...

    Thank you for your report and your effort Vadim. Why do you think FIDE needs this new charter? How will it improve FIDE? It calls for a full General Assembly every year instead of holding an...
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    FIDE Report

    I believe that the Dvorkovich administration has done a good job so far in terms of the events on the FIDE calendar. I am still trying to get used to their way of doing things, and I look forward to...
  7. As the name implies, the CSTA is about sport...

    As the name implies, the CSTA is about sport tourism. Many, (though not all) Municipalities are willing to support new events that bring people to their cities. The prospect of hotel nights is our...
  8. FIDE Arbiter Seminar - online, NOvember 30 - December 8.

    FIDE Arbiters’ Online Seminar November 30 – December 8

    Aspiring Arbiters please take note! Canada is hosting an online FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar on two consecutive weekends: November 30-December 1...
  9. The Chief Arbiter's report has been submitted to...

    The Chief Arbiter's report has been submitted to FIDE and has recommended that the CM title be awarded to the 4th place finisher in the U8 Open section. Bob's troubles with the rating report...
  10. Fair point Ian but I think the merits outweigh...

    Fair point Ian but I think the merits outweigh the challenges. Staging the Women's Zonal and including it in the Olympic team selection process is vital. I think most of the participants will want...
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    Thank you for your report Vlad. I can vouch for...

    Thank you for your report Vlad. I can vouch for your comments on the value of the CSTA conferences. Circulating at this event is invaluable. I hope we continue to attend. Not only are the...
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    4.E FIDE Representative's Report

    FIDE Report to the 2019 AGM

    Once again it has been an honour and a privilege to serve as Canada’s FIDE Representative this past year. I will be standing for re-election and I hope the incoming...
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    FIDE Report

    FIDE Report:

    The new FIDE leadership is proceeding with changes to the World Championship cycle for both Men’s/Open and Women. A Congress is planned for later this year to ratify these and other...
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    Further to Vlad's comments about this conference,...

    Further to Vlad's comments about this conference, I found it most worthwhile. We have many municipalities across the country who are not in a position to hold a Canadian Open yet but are keen to...
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    (Ontario) Guelph Winter Pro-Am, February 2-3

    Guelph Winter Pro-Am
    February 2-3, 2019
    Peter Clark Hall, Guelph University Centre
    5 Round Swiss

    3 CFC + FIDE Rated Sections: Pro, U2000, U1700
    3 CFC Rated Sections: U1400, U1100, U800
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    Pierre - the battles almost invariably happen at...

    Pierre - the battles almost invariably happen at the Commission level and then the General Assembly accepts the report. The other complication which Aris alluded to is the fact that the new...
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    Thank you for your report Victor. I also...

    Thank you for your report Victor. I also suffered throughout the Olympiad from the food and water.

    Your proposal regarding player withdrawals is worthy of consideration.
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    Hmm - I replied to this thread yesterday. ...

    Hmm - I replied to this thread yesterday. Basically my point is that since the 2012 plan, we have seen growth in most aspects of our Federation. Our membership is growing, despite our restrictive...
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    FIDE Delegate report

    FIDE Report

    The 43rd Olympiad and 89th FIDE Congress took place in Batumi Georgia from September 23 – October 6. 2018 was also an election year, and a dynastic change in leadership has occurred....
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    (Ontario) Guelph Fall Pro-Am, Guelph Winter Pro-Am

    Hello everyone - I was happy to receive booking confirmation for Guelph's next two tournaments in Peter Clark Hall at the University of Guelph

    Guelph Fall Pro-Am: October 27, 28, 2018
    Guelph...
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    4E FIDE Report

    Olympiad:

    Since the last meeting most of my time has been devoted to the Olympic Team. In absence of any volunteers, I have assumed the role of Olympic Co-ordinator. I hope we will be able to...
  22. (Ontario) Guelph Round 4 Pairings

    Pairings for Round 4. guelph summer pro-am: Pro Section
    Bd Res White Res Black
    1 Mark Plotkin (2327 3.0) FM Eugene Hua (2428 3.0)
    2 Chike (Jude) Aniunoh (2230 2.0) Henry Zhang...
  23. (Ontario) First Round Pairings for Guelph Summer Pro-Am

    We have had a few small changes. Michael von Keitz is unavailable due to family issues, so I am your chief Arbiter this weekend. We have also had to merge to U1300 and U1000 due to insufficient...
  24. FIDE Arbiter Seminar Guelph, August 10-12

    FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Guelph, August 10-12, 2018

    Aspiring Arbiters please take note! Guelph is hosting a FIDE Arbiters Seminar from August 10-12. We will be on the lower floor (room 004) of...
  25. FIDE, Arbiter Seminar Guelph August 10-12

    FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Guelph, August 10-12, 2018

    Aspiring Arbiters please take note! Guelph is hosting a FIDE Arbiters Seminar from August 10-12. We will be on the lower floor (room 004) of...
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