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    FIDE to CFC Conversion Rate

    FIDE to CFC Conversion Rate:
    When rating events containing new players with FIDE ratings, the CFC will assign to such players
    an initial CFC rating of FIDE + 125. This will replace the current...
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    A few more, congratulations! Chen Ji Zheng,...

    A few more, congratulations!
    Chen Ji Zheng, Toronto
    Mohan Dixit, Markham
    Jayden Yang, Richmond Hill
    Daniel Lee, Windsor
    Shon Lazarev, Toronto
    Jayden Su, LaSalle, ON
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    Time to congratulate another six players for...

    Time to congratulate another six players for earning the COVID rating bonus:
    Tan Le, Vancouver
    Abigail Wang, Surrey
    Alan Wang, West Vancouver
    Carina D'Souza, Toronto
    Henry Yao, Richmond Hill...
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    Vlad mentioned camera monitoring. Is anyone...

    Vlad mentioned camera monitoring.
    Is anyone currently doing that for ONL in Canada?
  5. The CFC Junior Co-ordinator is a natural for this...

    The CFC Junior Co-ordinator is a natural for this committee.
    Also, Felix has done a very good job administering the grants over the past several years.
  6. Victor, thank you for your support. I am willing...

    Victor, thank you for your support. I am willing to have another look at the starting ratings for players with established ratings elsewhere.
    Can you e-mail me with a proposal that I can discuss? ...
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    Rating Auditor Report The rating system...

    Rating Auditor Report
    The rating system continued to perform as expected with some minor inflation at the lower end, which I assess to be the bonus formula doing its job
    and some minor deflation in...
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    Chess Foundation of Canada Boring is good in the...

    Chess Foundation of Canada
    Boring is good in the investment world these days and the Foundation had a boring year.
    Funds under management $333,746 down a few percent in line with market conditions....
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    I only have experience with chess.com screening...

    I only have experience with chess.com screening for cheating in our BCCF tournaments and they seem to do a good job.
    I think we're asking for trouble if we set up our own complaints department. Why...
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    I feel that the Rating Auditor’s primary goal is to protect the integrity of the CFC’s most valuable asset, the Regular ratings.
    If re-elected, I will not change the K factor as I believe that the...
  11. Rating Auditor I am willing to stand for Rating...

    Rating Auditor
    I am willing to stand for Rating Auditor
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    I need to make a small clarification regarding...

    I need to make a small clarification regarding the rating boundaries for eligibility:

    Those who have initial regular ratings less than 1000, are eligible for a second bonus of up to 200 points....
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    COVAID-19 Rating Bonus

    I'd like to congratulate the first seven players to earn the 200 point COVAID-19 bonus:
    Anni Guo, Markham ON
    Kaitlyn Tao, Windsor ON
    Drake Chen, BC
    Aiden Li, Kitchener, ON
    Edward Enns,...
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    I remembered another detail about the limitation...

    I remembered another detail about the limitation to 4 games per day for regular rated tournaments. When we updated the conditions for regular rating a few years ago, we were faced with a few junior...
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    Don, just on the website issue, my rating...

    Don, just on the website issue, my rating software that was constructed by Vincent Chow 2-3 years ago no longer works.
    I think the problem is the link to the tournament results on the old website....
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    The BC Senior last month was game in 90 with 30...

    The BC Senior last month was game in 90 with 30 second increments.
    I think most players enjoyed it and if felt more like OTB chess than most online tournaments, not only because of the slow
    time...
  17. Chess Foundation Trustees Current status of...

    Chess Foundation Trustees
    Current status of trustee terms (CFC Secretary please correct me if I am wrong):
    Lloyd Lombard 2023 (re-elected for 4 years at the 2019 AGM)
    Hugh Brodie 2022
    Hans Jung...
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    Tony, these are interesting ideas. I don't have...

    Tony, these are interesting ideas.
    I don't have any objection to 6 games per day for U1200 players. The only downside would be if there was at least one game in each round where both players used...
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    I have been asked about rating floors before....

    I have been asked about rating floors before.
    First, are you sure there is a problem that needs to be solved? How prevalent is "sand-bagging" and is it worth distorting the rating system in an...
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    In the migration to the new website, I have lost...

    In the migration to the new website, I have lost the ability to audit the rating system.
    Vincent Chow built a very useful program for me that collected data from the rating list.
    It now does not...
  21. I'm looking forward to hearing about the barriers...

    I'm looking forward to hearing about the barriers to entry created by imperfections in the rating system. This is the first time I have heard about it.
    Paul Leblanc
    CFC Rating Auditor
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    Thank you to Victoria Doknjas who originally...

    Thank you to Victoria Doknjas who originally suggested the COVIDS-19 rating incentive. She provided the following words:

    Most of us recognize that we are all living in a very challenging time. We...
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    COVIDS-19 Rating Incentive

    COVID-19 Rating Incentive
    In order to provide an incentive for CFC members to participate in CFC rated Internet events
    during the COVID-19 crisis, the CFC has introduced a temporary measure to...
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    Rating Auditor Report

    Nothing significant to report. The system is functioning well.
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    CHESS FOUNDATION REPORT Total Assets: $380,000...

    CHESS FOUNDATION REPORT
    Total Assets: $380,000
    Expected revenue for the current fiscal year: $12,700
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