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  1. WIM Svitlana Demchenko interview on chessbase.com

    https://en.chessbase.com/post/rapid-interview-svitlana-demchenko

    Canadian WIM Svitlana Demchenko is rapid interviewed while playing a game and shows great poise.
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    Dan Scoones has passed away

    I saw several posts indicating that long term BC based CFC member Dan Scoones has passed away. Condolences to family and friends. RIP.
  3. Virus warning messages on the CFC forums?

    While talking to a voting member tonight I learned that some members are still getting virus error messages on the CFC forums. Who is getting these messages and what are the exact messages that you...
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    We will look for opportunities for advertising...

    We will look for opportunities for advertising but so far most of the people who have approached us are not people that should be advertised on a website frequented by children (gambling for example).
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    7. Closing Comments by Chair

    This is where the closing comments will be posted. I had actually completed closing comments when the website froze on me and all comments were lost to eternity. I will probably try to reproduce...
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    Chess books and equipment sales declined with the...

    Chess books and equipment sales declined with the decline of chess tournaments due to covid as well as amazon which crushes the competition. It wasn't that the CMA was unhappy with the CFC. The...
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    In these pandemic times with revenues very low it...

    In these pandemic times with revenues very low it is not a time for increases in costs. Remember that we no longer have the CMA book contract. We are likely to be in Covid lockdown into the fall. ...
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    We could put him in charge of his salary...

    We could put him in charge of his salary negotiations. :)
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    As Miyamoto Musashi says in his classic Book of...

    As Miyamoto Musashi says in his classic Book of Five Rings "Do nothing which is of no use." Bob's contributions to the CFC are well appreciated.
  10. I would like to thank the voting members for...

    I would like to thank the voting members for their decision which means that we can concentrate on advancing the agenda of the CFC and not have to waste time on poorly constructed removal attempts. ...
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    The only way that the FQE has a disproportionate...

    The only way that the FQE has a disproportionate impact is that they are often willing to step up and organize things like the Online Olympiad for Persons with Disabilities and occasionally things...
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    By-law amendments requiring ordinary resolutions...

    By-law amendments requiring ordinary resolutions of the members

    By-laws will be changed and updated over time as the needs and the organization of the corporation change. The following are the...
  13. Sticky: Poll: Thank you for your gracious comment. I will have...

    Thank you for your gracious comment. I will have more to say when it is official that I have won.
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    Yes, I mentioned AIDEF earlier. I do know that...

    Yes, I mentioned AIDEF earlier. I do know that the Commonwealth Chess Association was eager for Canada to put on an event when I talked to them in 2016. I am sure that there is potential at AIDEF...
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    We only have now. The path forward is a bit murky...

    We only have now. The path forward is a bit murky until covid has subsided on the question of hosting international events but we should reach out to government bodies and governments now. We should...
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    If something happened to Chris and Lyle while I...

    If something happened to Chris and Lyle while I could probably figure out how to hold a meeting as Lyle provided me with instructions some years ago, assuming that I could find the email, I am not...
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    Yes though Bob is a contractor and not an...

    Yes though Bob is a contractor and not an employee NUDGE. NUDGE. WINK. WINK. The last four words an OPR (obligatory pop reference) many chess players will understand.

    Actually, I have thought...
  18. One of the interesting presentations of the Sport...

    One of the interesting presentations of the Sport Tourism Canada CEC was on gaming and esports which consisted of former Olympian Charmaine Crooks interviewing Chris Overholt of Overactive Media...
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    I doubt that very much built today will still be...

    I doubt that very much built today will still be livable 158 years from now.
  20. I would tend to prefer to just change the current...

    I would tend to prefer to just change the current bylaw and simply transfer the old bylaw into our current bylaw. There might be some good reason to change the ratio in the future but it should be...
  21. Sticky: Poll: They usually close at 6 pm on Saturday. I did...

    They usually close at 6 pm on Saturday. I did not set up this poll so can't (actually shouldn't) look into its setup as it is possible to mess it up. Lyle should be able to tell us.
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    I think Zoom is one option but there are about...

    I think Zoom is one option but there are about three other possibilities including offerings from Microsoft, Google and perhaps even Apple. I use Skype mostly myself and it seems to work well but...
  23. In discussions with many of the communities we...

    In discussions with many of the communities we discussed the idea of setting up chess festivals which could be used to create a base of interest in chess locally. This would also create a training...
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    I have very much enjoyed playing in Quebec in the...

    I have very much enjoyed playing in Quebec in the Canadian Open and watching the youngsters play in CYCC in 2014 and 2018 and look forward to a moment when I can do so again. I think we should focus...
  25. In order to be a class A member, you have to have...

    In order to be a class A member, you have to have paid a membership fee and have a valid class B membership as well. After one month with no class B membership you would lose your class A membership...
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