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  • #16
    unfortunately unable to attend the even as much as I was looking forward to but will there be live boards, be nice to follow the tournament though

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Henri Hughes View Post
      unfortunately unable to attend the even as much as I was looking forward to but will there be live boards, be nice to follow the tournament though
      Yeah, at this point, we should have 8 DGTs. The current plan is to have 6 for the Zonal section, and then 1 each for U2200 and U1900. However, we're still actively planning this aspect of the event.

      In addition, we have some strong chess folk who are going to be pumping game scores into databases. I'm more tending to registrations at this time, but we'll publicly announce such points soon.

      On a personal note, too bad you can't join us. I'll be playing at Hal's Guelph Pro-Am the weekend before, maybe meet you there? (and yeah, I'll take registrations/payments in Guelph). Best, Aris.

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      • #18
        Yes I will be playing I will see you there

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
          In addition, we have some strong chess folk who are going to be pumping game scores into databases. I'm more tending to registrations at this time, but we'll publicly announce such points soon.
          Aris.
          That's great! I'll be adding them to CanBase. Give priority to Open section games - it would be good to have all the games from that section.

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          • #20
            Here is the list in a more readable form with each section sorted by rating.
            :
            No. Section Name Rating FIDE# CFC# FQE#
            1 Zonal GM Bareev, Evgeny 2642 4100140 144466
            2 Zonal GM Yang, Kaiqi 2505 8604398 160390
            3 Zonal IM Noritsyn, Nikolay 2489 2604922 132534
            4 Zonal GM Hambleton, Aman 2484 2606577 129797 101444
            5 Zonal IM Krnan, Tomas 2430 14905361 132215
            6 Zonal IM Samsonkin, Artiom 2424 13503111 146305
            7 Zonal IM Thavandiran, Shiyam 2412 2605058 127431
            8 Zonal FM Chiku-Ratte, Olivier Kenta 2406 2614782 148376 101838
            9 Zonal FM Hua, Eugene 2329 2618150 154197
            10 Zonal FM Plotkin, Mark 2326 2611651 141086
            11 Zonal FM Vettese, Nicholas 2323 2620090 154199
            12 Zonal FM Chen, Richard 2317 2617099 148271
            13 Zonal FM Plotkin, Victor 2304 2606674 142063
            14 Zonal FM Rodrigue-Lemieux, Shawn 2282 2620049 155300 103091
            15 Zonal WGM Zhou, Qiyu 2246 505161 151707
            16 Zonal FM Findlay, Ian 2233 2600226 101737
            17 Zonal FM Gentes, Kevin 2220 2601109 112445
            18 Zonal CM Doknjas, Joshua 2203 2614316 146444
            19 Zonal CM Gordon, David 2185 2602431 106629
            20 Zonal Dukic, Zach 2167 2617188 149507
            21 Zonal Masse, Hugues 2163 2604264 125461 88885
            22 Zonal Noritsyn, Sergey 2159 2616408 146893
            23 Zonal Tremblay, Rejean 2146 2606682 105918 11057
            24 Zonal FM Huang, Qiuyu 2145 2619903 156151 103895
            25 Zonal WFM Demchenko, Svitlana 2135 14149893 156853
            26 Zonal Li, William 2096 2619750 154677
            27 Zonal Saha, Ananda 2073 2619644 155219 103299
            28 Zonal CM Chen, Max 2070 2622440 155238
            29 Zonal Kiviaho, Bob 2070 2601354 102232
            30 Zonal Tanaka, Tyler 2067 7002351 159441 105159
            31 Zonal Wiebe, Isaac 2053 2623862 146995
            32 Zonal CM Kang, Dorian 2035 2619156 155339
            33 Zonal FM Munro, Allan (TTO) 2019 7700245 140841
            34 Zonal Yao, Houji 2018 2614871 148322
            35 Zonal CM Zhong, Kevin 1987 2624907 159604 106652
            36 Zonal Rusonik, Max 1900 2619253 155671
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            No. Section Name Rating FIDE# CFC# FQE#
            1 U2200 Xu, Daniel 2081 2627345 160020
            2 U2200 Xu, Ruoying 2053 8603707 160490
            3 U2200 England, Max 2021 2622602 155135 1
            4 U2200 Donev, Danail 2007 2604094 143574
            5 U2200 Han, Johnathan 1979 2629631 161709
            6 U2200 Zhao, Jeffrey Renfei 1968 2628651 158702
            7 U2200 Latreille, Etienne 1956 2634279 154563 103469 1
            8 U2200 Doubleday, Bill 1942 2682419 103754
            9 U2200 Mercure, Gilbert 1892 2629585 164472 90540
            10 U2200 Zhu, Matthew 1892 2633434 160019
            11 U2200 Joseph Benher, Savio 1746 2629453 161296
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            No. Section Name Rating FIDE# CFC# FQE#
            1 U1900 Kuryliw, Ray 1885 2604833 105482
            2 U1900 Groot-Lipman, Jeff 1848 2625628 102773
            3 U1900 Balasooriya, Randika 1828 150499
            4 U1900 Hua, Michelle 1815 2626837 159858
            5 U1900 Lemieux, Richard 1802 104158 26357
            6 U1900 Krolczyk, Jacob 1783 2618001 120860
            7 U1900 Kandan, Azroy 1782 5714095 166627
            8 U1900 Ramesh, Sanjay 1777 2631270 162979
            9 U1900 Perkins, Simon 1753 2618737 107582
            10 U1900 Sharma, Vishruth 1745 2621215 156776
            11 U1900 Masse-Garneau, Anthony 1742 158468 105260 1
            12 U1900 Page, Dany 1740 2629763 165039 105949
            13 U1900 Hsu, Ted 1732 2630796 102608
            14 U1900 Stopic, Alexander 1689 2630036 160017
            15 U1900 Srinivas, Atharva 1683 2623900 157721 1
            16 U1900 Dickson, Kirk 1682 112775
            17 U1900 Laurin, Marcel 1680 2604906 100337 45663
            18 U1900 Lesage, Pierre 1676 2629356 104103 42750
            19 U1900 Samuel, Victor 1632 2629062 112306
            20 U1900 Dickson, Raymond 1594 2632950 104296
            21 U1900 Landstrom, William 1583 2633540 162880
            22 U1900 Xiao, Edward 1572 2628643 156911
            23 U1900 Frangakis, Evan 1547 2624567 148381 86984 127
            24 U1900 Dupont-Mageau, Nicolas 1459 156184 104082 1
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            No. Section Name Rating FIDE# CFC# FQE#
            1 U1600 Hua, Gary 1582 154420
            2 U1600 Azroy, Arman 1560 5714087 152657
            3 U1600 Wang, Rachel Zihan 1528 2628325 163408 106882
            4 U1600 Douglas, Steven 1492 2632098 101523
            5 U1600 Wang, Derek 1459 166573
            6 U1600 Sztuka, Jeremy 1454 2629089 162452
            7 U1600 Paulsen, Lorenz 1434 2620936 106406
            8 U1600 Lee, Ji Won 1362 2631806 162960
            9 U1600 Li, Allen 1262 168951 107495
            10 U1600 de Leon, Raf Adrik 1247 2631784 162967
            11 U1600 Mai, DeRen 1242 2633272 165900 107443
            12 U1600 Guillemette, Hugo 1210 167806 107286 1
            13 U1600 Gougeon, Patrick 1202 2625156 158142 104075
            14 U1600 Chocina, Adam 1179 167973
            15 U1600 Hay, John 1125 2629046 162669
            16 U1600 de Leon, Rut Jurry 1063 2631792 162968
            17 U1600 Liao, Austin 902 166464

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            • #21
              What are the norm requirements for this event? Is it considered a Zonal tournament? It's not listed on the FIDE site under "American [i.e. North, Central, and South] Zonals". (Canada is "American Zone 2.2").
              https://www.fide.com/calendar/fide-calendar.html

              In the old days of round robins, an IM title was awarded any/all 2/3 scores. The rule eventually became one IM title for a 2/3 score in a Swiss. Is this rule still in effect?
              Last edited by Hugh Brodie; Sunday, 7th April, 2019, 10:20 AM.

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              • #22
                Yes, it's a Zonal. The winner qualifies for the next World Cup. Norm/title opportunities are the same for every Zonal since 2015:

                1. 1st equal - IM title.

                2. 2nd or 3rd - IM norm.

                3. 65% (6 points) - FM title.

                4. 50% (4.5 points) - CM title.

                Thank you, Steve. The list looks very strong. I believe, the strongest in 21st century.
                Last edited by Victor Plotkin; Sunday, 7th April, 2019, 10:40 AM.

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                • #23
                  Thanks Steve from me too for posting that list in a better format. Spent the morning planning custom scoresheets, name cards, and the live viewing area layout. I dunno what we would do without the likes of John Upper, he really brings a good player's perspective to doing things right. Registrations are still coming in, last discount hotel rooms still available. I don't know if anyone noticed in one of my latest posts, but anyone who takes a hotel room this year will get a discount off their entry fee next year. This is because the board of tourism was so impressed with how many rooms we're taking that they offered to reach an even better agreement with us next year. So we're gonna show our appreciation to those players and families, you're making this event model HAPPEN!

                  arismarghetis at rogers dot com

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                  • #24
                    Super GM Evgeny Bareev has recently been playing and must be the favourite. Will the two new GMs come out on top? Aman Hambleton was the cowinner of the 2017 Canadian Open. Nikolay Noritsyn won the 2019 Aurora Spring Open and in the 2017 Canadian Closed he defeated Sambuev, Thavandiran, and Hambleton. Tomas Krnan recently won the Mississauga CC Spring Open and Titanium Spring Classic and was the 2015 Canadian Closed Champion. Artiom Samsonkin won the 2018 Toronto Blitz Championship and the 2017 Hart House Holidays Open. Noritsyn and Samsonkin were among those tied for first in the 2007 Canadian Closed. Shiyam Thavandiran has been active in international tournaments like the 2018 American Continental Championship. Olivier Kenta Chiku-Ratte tied for first in the 2019 RA March Open, won the 2018 Quebec Junior Championship, and has played with many grandmasters.

                    It’s great to see the masters from Montreal on the list. Hambleton, Chiku-Ratte, Rodrigue-Lemieux, veterans Masse and Tremblay, Huang, Saha, Tanaka, and Zhong. Although missing Yu and Sambuev, the winners of the recent Quebec Closed, who both played in the 2017 Canadian Closed.

                    There are some players from out west, a big travelling expense and time zone change. Findlay, Gentles and Doknjas are closely rated. Also Wiebe, so who will do the best? Missing is Tanraj Sohal who played in the 2017 Canadian Closed and is playing in Iceland.

                    A large group of young players will have a rare opportunity to play many top masters. Hua, Vettese, Rodrigue-Lemieux, Doknjas, S. Noritsyn, Huang, Demchenko, Li, M. Chen, Tanaka, Kang, Zhong, and Rusonik. Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux won the 2019 Quebec Youth Championship and tied for first with Mark Plotkin in the 2018 Canadian Junior Championship. Eugene Hua won the 2019 Ontario Jr. Open. Missing is the active Rohan Talukdar of Windsor who played in the 2017 Canadian Closed.

                    Will the old-timers survive the two rounds a day? Bareev will face the pressure on Board 1, but also V. Plotkin, Findlay, Gentles, Gordon, Tremblay, and Kiviaho.

                    Who’s the underrated underdog? The CFC rating is usually more recent and more games. The biggest difference between their CFC and FIDE rating are:
                    Rusonik 323
                    Zhong 246 (fqe 206)
                    Demchenko 239
                    Wiebe 233
                    M. Chen 212
                    Dukic 209
                    Munro 203
                    Kang 202
                    Yao 195
                    Li 186
                    Tanaka 165 (fqe 177)
                    Huang 160 (fqe156)
                    Saha 155 (fqe 188)

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                    • #25
                      Please note that IM Krnan has withdrawn.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Victor Plotkin View Post
                        Yes, it's a Zonal. The winner qualifies for the next World Cup. Norm/title opportunities are the same for every Zonal since 2015:

                        . . .

                        Thank you, Steve. The list looks very strong. I believe, the strongest in 21st century.
                        There's still time for another GM or two to enter which would make it the strongest. This is the first time with three GMs. 2/3 of the 12 Swiss Canadian Closeds have had only two GMs.

                        Including GMs and IMs totals together:
                        2006 9
                        2015 8
                        2004 7
                        2009 7
                        2019 7 (including Krnan)
                        2017 6
                        2012 6
                        2011 6

                        Another way of looking at it is by the average CFC rating of all of the players:

                        1999 2357
                        2009 2348
                        2019 2347.5
                        2007 2300
                        2001 2284
                        average 2298

                        Or the average CFC of the top 10 players:
                        2015 2541
                        2011 2528
                        2009 2519
                        2019 2516
                        2012 2514
                        2002 2502
                        1999 2483
                        2004 2476
                        2017 2474
                        2001 2446
                        2006 2445
                        2007 2410
                        average was 2482

                        In the old days of a 16 player round-robin, there were always a few lower-rated that qualified by region. The top 15 this year would have made an excellent round-robin.
                        Last edited by Erik Malmsten; Monday, 22nd April, 2019, 05:26 PM. Reason: corrected 2019 average CFC 2347.5 from 2354, and top 10 to 2516 from 2510

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                        • #27
                          The average CFC rating for top-10 (with T.Krnan) is not 2445. The average FIDE is 2445.
                          Last edited by Victor Plotkin; Tuesday, 9th April, 2019, 03:05 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Victor Plotkin View Post
                            The average CFC rating for top-10 (with T.Krnan) is not 2445. The average FIDE is 2445.
                            Thanks Victor, I changed it to 2520 CFC. That higher placement makes more sense.

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                            • #29
                              Just a quick post to confirm that our registrations have reached the point that (barring some calamitous event) all of the prizes forecast in our initial bids will be met!

                              This is a really cool moment for us, as some of us took some big risks, and quite a few people said they didn't believe we could make such prizes happen in the first year of a completely new event. Well folks, get ready to battle for at least the prizes we advertised! For the next list of the pre-registered, I'll do it when I've caught up, as more registrations keep coming in. As of today, we STILL have some rooms available, but we can't guarantee that they'll still be available even by tomorrow.

                              Please do NOT SNAIL-MAIL any payments, as it's too late for that now. I'll also be in person at the RA tomorrow night, and at the Guelph Pro-Am this weekend.

                              SHOUT-OUT to the guys working behind the scenes to make this happen: Hal Bond, Danny Goldenberg, John Upper, Halldor Palsson, Patrick Gougeon, Frank Dixon.

                              Register by email: arismarghetis at rogers dot com

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                              • #30
                                On a slightly different note, we'll be using FIDE ratings to PAIR the Zonal section (REGARDLESS of what the FIDE rating is)

                                However, in order to be ELIGIBLE to join the Zonal section, each player MUST have at least one rating (FIDE/CFC/FQE) above 2199.

                                There's no way around that, so please don't ask me for special treatment. That's right, we're protecting the STRENGTH of the Zonal section!

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