View Full Version : 02. Opening Comments of Chair

Lyle Craver
08-19-2017, 02:22 AM
Members of the Assembly please welcome our President Vlad Drkulec

Vladimir Drkulec
08-19-2017, 09:47 PM
Welcome voting members to this outgoing annual general meeting. This is my fourth year as president and chairman of the board for the CFC. I intend to run once again this year. This year has been a year of significant activity with successful CYCC, Canadian Open, and Canadian Junior Chess Championship. There was a challenging finish to the playoff for the Canadian Closed which led to appeals to the National Appeals Committee followed by an appeal to the board of directors. The net result is that in both cases the appeal was denied and the results of the playoff were upheld and Grandmaster Bator Sambuev is our Canadian Champion and our representative to the World Cup. Congratulations to Bator.

There were several milestones over the course of the last year. Razvan Preotu became a grandmaster. Qiyu Zhou became a woman grandmaster. Michael Song became an international master at the NAYCC 2016. Maili-Jade Ouellet became a woman international master also at the NAYCC. Raja Panjwani published a book on the hyperaccelerated Dragon. Razvan Preotu and Michael Song are also about to publish a book on tactics and attacking chess. Aman Hambleton is one norm away from becoming a GM.

On the operating side we have seen some small improvements in our membership numbers. Once again we managed to live within our means and post a small surplus financially.