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    The Grandmaster Diet

    https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess

    We were looking for a breakthrough to popularize chess. This may be it.
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    That would certainly be a possibility. We would...

    That would certainly be a possibility. We would have to consult with our players. Also we might ask what happened in the past when we took that approach.



    There is already a program in place...
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    When an advertising spot on national tv costs...

    When an advertising spot on national tv costs $40,000 for 30 seconds and the cost of creating a professional commercial is probably into the hundreds of thousands you would have to double or likely...
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    The training camp does not necessarily have to be...

    The training camp does not necessarily have to be face to face. It could be a virtual training camp delivered via Skype and other enabling technologies. We actually talked to people and were shown...
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    The cost of advertising on CBC TV nationally for...

    The cost of advertising on CBC TV nationally for thirty seconds would probably be on the order of $40,000. We could blaze through the entire foundation funds with five minutes of ads. On top of...
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    They lost almost 1000 members because people got...

    They lost almost 1000 members because people got irritated that their orders were not being fulfilled in a timely basis. I have spent many hours talking to people about what happened back then.
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    Done. Its called FIDE Arena and apparently...

    Done. Its called FIDE Arena and apparently because of the deal that we made a few years ago, CFC members have advantages over USCF members.



    To run such an ad campaign would likely cost more...
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    What are the details of the "National Chess Week"...

    What are the details of the "National Chess Week" idea?

    To make the Closed an invitational round robin might make it difficult to get community sponsorship as we had this year and will have for...
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    8. Closing Comments by Chair

    I would like to thank everyone for their attendance in this meeting and for being engaged and willing to serve as voting members, officers and members of the board of directors for the Chess...
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    7. Closing Comments from Chair

    I would like to thank everyone for their participation in this meeting and also for their work as voting members of the Chess Federation of Canada. Most of you will be returning as incoming voting...
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    The Canadian Amateur Championship is the creation...

    The Canadian Amateur Championship is the creation of the Kitchener Chess Festival organizers as far as I can see.

    We are always looking at and talking about FIDE events. They tend to require...
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    A thought experiment

    The question came up in the AGM about the idea that FIDE was going to give 60000 Euros to the CFC. It is not a totally outlandish idea as the discussion has come up though not in that particular...
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    If we did get 60,000 Euros or $87,782.81 CAD from...

    If we did get 60,000 Euros or $87,782.81 CAD from FIDE or some other source with the understanding that we should use it to advance chess in Canada, how would you spend it? Suppose you would get a...
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    Once the election is finalized and we know for...

    Once the election is finalized and we know for sure who is on the executive we will discuss it and get back to you (hopefully quickly).
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    I was using Haiti as an example of a country that...

    I was using Haiti as an example of a country that would get development funds before Canada would. You are right that I do not know the situation in Haiti.
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    That is correct though in most cases the people attending Pan-Am Youth Festival are simply people who want to go. We don't normally put up any barriers.
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    I don't think the amounts discussed have ever...

    I don't think the amounts discussed have ever risen to 60,000 euros. There have been discussions around possible pilot programs which would involve sponsorship from FIDE. I believe in the long term...
  18. Gary Gladstone Former CFC Governor and Chess Dad seeking Federal Office

    Gary Gladstone, CFC Governor 2007-2010 is the Federal Liberal Candidate for Thornhill in the upcoming election. Gary was an active participant on the Chess scene as “Chess Dad” from 2001 – 2013, as...
  19. Thank you for your service. I hereby appoint you...

    Thank you for your service. I hereby appoint you to the Pugi fund committee.
  20. Its a FIDE decision.

    Its a FIDE decision.
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    I have started asking around for quotes. I am...

    I have started asking around for quotes. I am not sure that we could afford that kind of coverage as we would need to provide details for every club and tournament which we obviously don't have.
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    Insurance for chess clubs

    Does anyone have any recommendations with regard to insurance companies?
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    This is the same thing the FIDE Chess in Schools...

    This is the same thing the FIDE Chess in Schools program is saying. A good model to emulate in Canada is what they did with soccer.



    Actually we would. There is this thing called the internet...
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    It was not really a commission. There was a...

    It was not really a commission. There was a safety margin built in to the DGT order because of uncertainties about shipping and currency exchange. Larry Bevand realized that there was money over...
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    Right now the Canadian Open would be a hard sell...

    Right now the Canadian Open would be a hard sell for organizers if it wasn't attached to the CYCC. The Canadian Open loses money while the CYCC usually makes money because of the economies of scale...
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