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    Most of the games from the top section of the...

    Most of the games from the top section of the 2022 Banff Open will be appearing in Hugh Brodie's next update of his Canbase Database. Thank you Hugh and especially his faithful helper, Luc Gauthier,...
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    Senator Karen Sorensen give this nice shoutout to...

    Senator Karen Sorensen give this nice shoutout to chess in the Bow Valley. Senator Sorensen used to be the Mayor of Banff and has supported the Banff Open since it's inception, attending the Banff...
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    It was an unexpected finish to the tournament...

    It was an unexpected finish to the tournament when Shirzod Khodjimatov defeated GM Nick De Firmian in the 5th round. However, Shirzod too became a victim in the 6th round, when he lost to CM Rafael...
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    Very well done Max! Congrats.

    Very well done Max! Congrats.
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    The Banff Open now has a FB page. ...

    The Banff Open now has a FB page. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087532154345 We will post updates, pictures, games, etc. We have 127 entries including GM Nick de Firmian. Sadly IM...
  6. The ACA has never filed federal tax returns, but...

    The ACA has never filed federal tax returns, but we do submit our financial statements to a provincial Corporate Registry as well as file reports to the Alberta Gaming and Licensing Commission (AGLC).
  7. Speaking from experience with the Banff Open...

    Speaking from experience with the Banff Open which is held Nov 11-13.
    2020 - Tournament Cancelled due to Covid.
    2021 - 100 participants (kept at 100 for social distancing), with strict Covid...
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    Chess for Life was started in Lethbridge AB a few...

    Chess for Life was started in Lethbridge AB a few years ago, where I believe it was quite successful. They are now trying to start it in Edmonton. See ACA website homepage at...
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    As of Sept 4, we are up to 95 entries. We should...

    As of Sept 4, we are up to 95 entries. We should hit our maximum of 120 in a couple of weeks, when I will start a waiting list. Hotel rooms are limited and are nearly sold out.
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    There are currently 79 advanced entries. We...

    There are currently 79 advanced entries. We should hit our maximum120 in mid September, then there will be a waiting list.
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    I am saddened to announce the withdrawal of GM...

    I am saddened to announce the withdrawal of GM John Fedorowicz for personal reasons, but I am delighted to announce the participation of GM Nick de Firmian, who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster...
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    IM Mark Ginsburg, a two time winner of the Banff...

    IM Mark Ginsburg, a two time winner of the Banff Open has just entered! Dr. Mark Ginsburg received his International Master title in 1982. He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championship twice, in 1988...
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    I am delighted to announce the participation of...

    I am delighted to announce the participation of GM John Fedorowicz to the 2022 Banff Open. Quoting from the World Chess Hall of Fame website 'Both before and after attaining the GM title in 1986,...
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    2022 Banff Open Nov 11-13

    Entries are open for the 2022 Banff Open, Nov 11-13. You may enter here http://www.albertachess.org/home/2022-banff-open/

    Last year this tournament was won by IM Mark Plotkin, ahead of GM Joel...
  15. I accept the nomination. I presume for the 4...

    I accept the nomination. I presume for the 4 year term, but I would do either.
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    Sorry, don't we need a seconder?

    Sorry, don't we need a seconder?
  17. I second the nomination of Patricia Gamliel for...

    I second the nomination of Patricia Gamliel for one of the CFC Director at Large positions.

    I second the nomination of Mark Dutton for the other CFC Director at large position.
  18. I second the nomination of Victor Plotkin for...

    I second the nomination of Victor Plotkin for FIDE representative.
  19. I second the nomination of Christina Tao for...

    I second the nomination of Christina Tao for Youth Coordinator.
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    I second the nomination of Fred Mckim for...

    I second the nomination of Fred Mckim for treasurer.
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    I nominate Vladimir Drkulec for president.

    I nominate Vladimir Drkulec for president.
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    I second the nomination of Lyle Craver for...

    I second the nomination of Lyle Craver for secretary.
  23. I am happy to say that over the board chess...

    I am happy to say that over the board chess started again in Alberta in July. The AB government lifted all restrictions. The Edmonton Chess Club and the Calgary Chess Club both started operating. ...
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    1) Yes, if he is a contractor, then I think we...

    1) Yes, if he is a contractor, then I think we can change the title.
    2) I like the idea of combining the discussion threads with a Zoom Meeting. On the plus side, I think people are more civil...
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    Just a few thoughts 1) Changing the title of a...

    Just a few thoughts
    1) Changing the title of a paid employee from Executive Director to Office Manager could easily be considered 'constructive dismissal'. I defer to Patricia Gamliel on this since...
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