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  1. (Québec) Quebec Invitational Torunament

    After a mandatory COVID break, this tournament, which designate the Provincial Champion, will return on November 25th 2021. The Final will begin December 3rd 2021, one week after the quarterfinals...
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    I did not count 40 on the official FIDE...

    I did not count 40 on the official FIDE crosstable, but it was quite close https://ratings.fide.com/report.phtml?event=215032.
  3. (Foreign) Francophonie Chess Championship in Casablaca, Morocco

    The 2021 Francophonie Chess Championships will be held in Casablanca, Morocco, from December 25th 2021 (arrival) to January 3rd 2022 (departure). First round December 26th and last round January 2nd....
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    1.56 Any title application containing a norm not...

    1.56 Any title application containing a norm not achieved before 30.6.2022 must include at least one norm from an individual Swiss tournament with every round containing at least forty participants...
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    I cannot locate any information about testing of...

    I cannot locate any information about testing of officials. I can easily find testing of athletes of international and national level, which is very few players.

    Obviously, all officials have...
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    There is something called therapeutic use...

    There is something called therapeutic use exemptions https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/science-medical/therapeutic-use-exemptions . It allows a person with a genuine medical need for a drug to...
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    Ritalin is more of interest because it could...

    Ritalin is more of interest because it could increase attention for everybody, not only for sick children suffering from a lack of attention.
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    We were told by the CCES that we are not...

    We were told by the CCES that we are not compliant with the Canadian sports anti doping rules. What did we do to comply? Are we making progress or ignoring the issue due to excessive costs in time of...
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    Thank you for the nice words.

    Thank you for the nice words.
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    How did we lost the book contract?

    How did we lost the book contract?
  11. Any non-profit and even for profit can receive...

    Any non-profit and even for profit can receive donations without tax donation receipts. In Quebec, a for profit used clothings store posted a sing indicating that they accept donations. In order to...
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    Congratulations to all my opponents who got...

    Congratulations to all my opponents who got elected!
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    It is not for the CFC to decide. 10 provinces...

    It is not for the CFC to decide. 10 provinces will decide and enforced the rules. They may decide that vaccination is required to play chess.

    According to Quebec, at the beginning of the...
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    The Quebec Premier has announced that any...

    The Quebec Premier has announced that any employer can force his employees to be fully vaccinated. It is up to each employer to gauge the risk and act accordingly.

    There are many activities...
  15. Yesterday cannot be compared with today. The...

    Yesterday cannot be compared with today. The rules have changed, if not on paper, in interpretation. Many Registered Charities have lost their status. The Federal employees in charge have changed the...
  16. Officer is defined in the NFP Law Officers ...

    Officer is defined in the NFP Law

    Officers

    142 Subject to the articles, the by-laws and any unanimous member agreement,

    (a) the directors may designate the offices of the corporation,...
  17. I agree. Many outsiders believe that a Charitable...

    I agree. Many outsiders believe that a Charitable Status is marvellous, but those who have practical experience being a director of a Registered Charity often disagree.


    The main obligations of...
  18. Those criteria applies to Canadian amateur...

    Those criteria applies to Canadian amateur athletic associations, but it is far from obvious that chess is athletic.

    As a former CFC Treasurer, I can say that discrimination against mind sports...
  19. Neither do I. Since 1992, I am been sitting...

    Neither do I. Since 1992, I am been sitting continuously on at least one non-profit board of directors. I have experimented with many odd number of directors, and my experience is to avoid 3 at all...
  20. Currently, the CFC is on minimum 3 maximum 10...

    Currently, the CFC is on minimum 3 maximum 10 directors as declared in our Articles of Incorporation. The NFP Act allows for a single director, but at the next AGM after becoming soliciting, the VM...
  21. On the contrary, I find the number to be very...

    On the contrary, I find the number to be very relevant. A board with only three directors is subject to hostile takeover bu a group of two friends who can disregard the work of the third director or...
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    No, only Hybrid Chess (three human resources per...

    No, only Hybrid Chess (three human resources per venue: one local organizer, one local chief arbiter and one local technical assistant, improperly stated as local technical arbiter in the rules) can...
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    FIDE Anti-Cheating regulations ...

    FIDE Anti-Cheating regulations

    https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/AntiCheatingRegulations
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    This usually comes from the platform, not from...

    This usually comes from the platform, not from the arbiters or fair play panel. The closure of an account during a competition can be due to an alleged offence that had been committed during a...
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    I followed 16 hours of training on online and...

    I followed 16 hours of training on online and hybrid chess from the FIDE Arbiters' Commission as well as an ACC (now FPL) training a while ago and I would never fully disclose how arbiters check for...
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