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    IM norm for Anthony Atanasov

    Congratulations!!

    https://chess.stream/usmasters/standings
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    Women Continental 2022

    Ecuador, 9 rounds, Dec 5-10.

    https://chess-results.com/tnr699887.aspx?lan=11

    As far as I know, Canada has 2 spots for official players (free accommodation/meal).
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    Another IM norm for Max! Congratulations! ...

    Another IM norm for Max! Congratulations!

    https://chess.stream/invitational/Pairings?SectionID=4822

    Actually, Max had a good chance for GM norm, but scored just 0.5 in last 2 rounds (1.5 / 2...
  4. FIDE Rapid & Blitz Championship 2022

    Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 25 - Dec 30, 2022.

    https://www.fide.com/news/2082
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    IM norm for FM Max Gedajlovic

    http://chess-results.com/tnr678131.aspx?lan=11&art=9&fed=CAN&turdet=YES&flag=30&snr=44

    Congratulations!!
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    A very good performance by both A.Atanasov...

    A very good performance by both A.Atanasov (5.5/11, +67 FIDE) and M.-J.Ouellet (6.5/11, +27 FIDE).
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    World Junior in Italy

    After 4 rounds M.-J.Ouellet has 3.5 points and shares 1-st place.

    http://chess-results.com/tnr670410.aspx?lan=11&art=2&rd=5&turdet=YES&flag=30
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    Titles were awarded for 3 Canadians. 1 new IM and...

    Titles were awarded for 3 Canadians. 1 new IM and 2 new FMs.
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    ChessNews quotes our AGM

    https://www.facebook.com/ChessNewsReal/

    Mostly Russian, but you can use Google translator. It's about FIDE election.
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    6. Arbiters and Olympiad. This year Canada had...

    6. Arbiters and Olympiad.

    This year Canada had 2 arbiters at Olympiad. Aris Marghetis was promoted to sector arbiter and Omar Shah served as a match arbiter. About 7 months before the Olympiad, I...
  11. U18 Gold = GM norm. Otherwise, Shawn missed 2...

    U18 Gold = GM norm. Otherwise, Shawn missed 2 requirements: average rating above 2380 and 4 (out of 11) GMs.

    Really, an amazing performance, taking into account how difficult is to gain rating...
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    Continue... 4. Late withdrawal. A very late...

    Continue...

    4. Late withdrawal.

    A very late (just 8 days before the departure) withdrawal created a lot of problems and could potentially jeopardize the entire campaign. I still feel sorry for...
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    At the end, Shawn has 1 point advantage over 2nd...

    At the end, Shawn has 1 point advantage over 2nd place. If I remember correctly, previous Canadian Junior Champions got the title by better tie-breaks.
  14. Also 1st GM norm for Shawn.

    Also 1st GM norm for Shawn.
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    Shawn won the U-18 championship. Congratulations!!

    Shawn won the U-18 championship. Congratulations!!
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    CFC FIDE Representative Report. 1. FIDE...

    CFC FIDE Representative Report.

    1. FIDE election.

    The CFC board of directors discussed our stance regarding this election. No one was willing to support alternative candidate Andrii...
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    Shawn has now 8.5/10, 1 whole point above other...

    Shawn has now 8.5/10, 1 whole point above other contenders. Draw in the last round gives him a title.
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    Wycc-2022

    Mamaia, Romania. After 8 rounds S.Rodrigue-Lemieux (U-18) shares 1-3 place with 6.5 points. A very solid field in this section.
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  19. I accept the nomination. Generally, I would like...

    I accept the nomination. Generally, I would like to see more involvement from younger generation (30-40 years old).
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    World Senior

    Nov 14 - Nov 27, 2022. Assisi, Italy. 11 rounds for 50+ and 65+.

    https://www.scaccomattissimo.com/assisi-2022-en/

    Some Canadians are preregistered, including IM D.Cummings, FM V.Plotkin, FM...
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    I read some posts on CT about "devaluation" of...

    I read some posts on CT about "devaluation" of FIDE titles. Yes, they have a certain point. However, in Junior events the devaluation is usually not that big and a winner has a good chance to get his...
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    IM Nicholas Vettese

    FM Nicholas Vettese won U-18 Open section in NAYCC and will get a direct IM title. Congratulations!!

    According to FIDE rules for NAYCC there are requirements for IM/FM norms and titles:

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    The title has been awarded.

    The title has been awarded.
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    Canada-Cuba in the last round. It starts at 10 AM...

    Canada-Cuba in the last round. It starts at 10 AM local time, that means 0:30 after midnight Toronto/Montreal time.
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    Win 4-0 is always good, but I expected a stronger...

    Win 4-0 is always good, but I expected a stronger resistance from Latvia, especially on first 2 boards. Raja's opponent blundered everything on move 13! Ladies also won and we finally have both...
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