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  1. I would also like to note that the "Chess...

    I would also like to note that the "Chess Foundation of Canada" is not a separate entity from the CFC. It is merely the investment arm of the CFC and holds funds in trust to support the CFC.
    It...
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    The current CFC rating rules only allow this if...

    The current CFC rating rules only allow this if an arbiter is present at all playing sites. I would be reluctant to support an exception.
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    The FIDE rules seem to pertain to OTB chess but...

    The FIDE rules seem to pertain to OTB chess but don't explicitly say that.
    Pierre, does FIDE allow online events to be rated without an arbiter present at every playing site?
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    I don't see this proposed work being productive...

    I don't see this proposed work being productive since the provinces have different mandated precautions and they are changing frequently. Local organizers, even of national events are bound by the...
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    Nikolay, in my tournaments we had 4 or 5 accounts...

    Nikolay, in my tournaments we had 4 or 5 accounts closed by chess.com. The number of entries was about 700. Maybe 300 individual players because many players played in more than one tournament. ...
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    Just a few thoughts to start the ball rolling....

    Just a few thoughts to start the ball rolling.
    I've organized about 10 tournaments online over the past 18 months.
    Never offer cash prizes. Limit the prizes to trophies, books or chess lessons. ...
  7. Hans Jung has decided to step down after 10 years...

    Hans Jung has decided to step down after 10 years as a trustee. Thank you Hans for your dedication.
    I nominate Les Bunning for this one-year term. Les is a lawyer and has an incredible amount of...
  8. I nominate Ian Findlay. He has been a great...

    I nominate Ian Findlay. He has been a great member of our team and we'd like to keep him.
  9. I nominate Brendan Woodroff. Here is a brief...

    I nominate Brendan Woodroff. Here is a brief synopsis from him:
    I am a lifelong BC resident, born in Salmon Arm and having spent the majority of my life in Chilliwack, where I first learned chess...
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    4.I Rating Auditor There hasn't been enough...

    4.I Rating Auditor
    There hasn't been enough Regular rated activity to provide any meaningful comments on the Regular rating system.
    The decision to allow on-line events to be Quick rated during the...
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    4.K. Chess Foundation of Canada The Foundation...

    4.K. Chess Foundation of Canada
    The Foundation benefitted from a good year in the investment markets and ended the year with total equity of $409,938 compared to $333,746 last year.
    We received a...
  12. After 10 years as rating auditor I plan to step...

    After 10 years as rating auditor I plan to step down this year. I will offer any help or advice requested by my successor until they are comfortable in the position.
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    4.J Chess Foundation of Canada Assets under...

    4.J Chess Foundation of Canada
    Assets under management passed the $400,000 mark recently. We can expect around $13,000 of income handed over to the CFC at the end of the current fiscal year (30...
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    4.I Rating Auditor I have a short report. Quick...

    4.I Rating Auditor
    I have a short report. Quick rated online events are all we have at the moment. I am unable to report on the health of our rating system as the audit tool that I use was...
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    Patricia Gamliel appears to be a good choice for...

    Patricia Gamliel appears to be a good choice for (something to do with the CFC).
    We already have a Director-at-large among the seven existing members of the Board of Directors.
    Could she not run...
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    4.J Chess Foundation of Canada After a rough...

    4.J Chess Foundation of Canada
    After a rough start to 2020 the Foundation assets have climbed back above the value at this time last year.
    As of this moment we have $370,000 invested and expect to...
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    4.I Rating Auditor There have been very few...

    4.I Rating Auditor
    There have been very few regular rated events since my last report. Furthermore, my ability to oversee the rating system is on hold until the website is complete and
    the rating...
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    Chess activity in BC is about half of what it was...

    Chess activity in BC is about half of what it was when we had live chess. The rating fee and membership revenue from our online events is about a quarter of what we were getting when we had live...
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    Given that most of our activity has been online...

    Given that most of our activity has been online and Quick rated, many players are opting to purchase tournament memberships for $8 adult or $4 junior, there is no financial burden for players.
    The...
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    FIDE to CFC Conversion Rate

    FIDE to CFC Conversion Rate:
    When rating events containing new players with FIDE ratings, the CFC will assign to such players
    an initial CFC rating of FIDE + 125. This will replace the current...
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    A few more, congratulations! Chen Ji Zheng,...

    A few more, congratulations!
    Chen Ji Zheng, Toronto
    Mohan Dixit, Markham
    Jayden Yang, Richmond Hill
    Daniel Lee, Windsor
    Shon Lazarev, Toronto
    Jayden Su, LaSalle, ON
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    Time to congratulate another six players for...

    Time to congratulate another six players for earning the COVID rating bonus:
    Tan Le, Vancouver
    Abigail Wang, Surrey
    Alan Wang, West Vancouver
    Carina D'Souza, Toronto
    Henry Yao, Richmond Hill...
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    Vlad mentioned camera monitoring. Is anyone...

    Vlad mentioned camera monitoring.
    Is anyone currently doing that for ONL in Canada?
  24. The CFC Junior Co-ordinator is a natural for this...

    The CFC Junior Co-ordinator is a natural for this committee.
    Also, Felix has done a very good job administering the grants over the past several years.
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    Victor, thank you for your support. I am willing...

    Victor, thank you for your support. I am willing to have another look at the starting ratings for players with established ratings elsewhere.
    Can you e-mail me with a proposal that I can discuss? ...
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