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  • #31
    Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
    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!
    Hi Aris,

    This is totally unfair. My great-aunt's poodle's sister's owner's mother-in-law's 3rd-degree-cousin's fiance's grandfather, lives down the street from a Grandmaster in an undisclosed European city. I feel that this qualifies me for an exception and be allowed to play in the zonal.

    Alex F.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Alex Ferreira View Post

      Hi Aris,

      This is totally unfair. My great-aunt's poodle's sister's owner's mother-in-law's 3rd-degree-cousin's fiance's grandfather, lives down the street from a Grandmaster in an undisclosed European city. I feel that this qualifies me for an exception and be allowed to play in the zonal.

      Alex F.
      That's pretty funny!

      Funnier than the pleading emails and PHONE CALLS lol

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
        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!
        The purpose of this tournament is to determine the Canadian Champion, not to give lessons to rising juniors. This used to be a 16-player event, too few. When it became a Swiss a 2100 rating floor was tried and had over 64 entries. And having so many weaker players affected the path to first place, as some leaders had much more easier pairings. Around 36 players with an average over 2300 is a good size for fair pairings.

        There could be exceptions to the 2199 minimum for players who have IM/IWM titles, been over 2200 and recently dropped, or are donating big bucks to the event.

        Kids on their way up will have motivation to get their ratings up to enter in the future.

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        • #34
          I've sent everyone staying their hotel confirmation numbers. Some of you have called the hotel to make sure. That's of course totally fine, but note that some of their front desk staff are not aware of the free breakfasts feature. That's because it will be an exclusive thing in a big conference room, separate from other hotel guests.

          The free parking on the other hand, they should already be able to see that in your reservation. I'll be sending out loads of details by Monday, including check-in stuff.

          Thanks and regards, arismarghetis at rogers dot com (VERY FEW rooms left!)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

            The purpose of this tournament is to determine the Canadian Champion, not to give lessons to rising juniors. This used to be a 16-player event, too few. When it became a Swiss a 2100 rating floor was tried and had over 64 entries. And having so many weaker players affected the path to first place, as some leaders had much more easier pairings. Around 36 players with an average over 2300 is a good size for fair pairings.

            There could be exceptions to the 2199 minimum for players who have IM/IWM titles, been over 2200 and recently dropped, or are donating big bucks to the event.

            Kids on their way up will have motivation to get their ratings up to enter in the future.
            Thank you Eric for taking the time to write about this. I can't tell you the number of higher-rated players who express appreciation when their section is protected from lower-rated players, whose inclusion entails multiple problematic twists, as you described in your post. I've actually had parents say to me this week "we must NEVER be paired down". How can that work for ALL OF US?!

            Anyway, I'm ready to move up anyone who SHOULD be moved up, especially due to RECENT rating history. But otherwise, like I said before, we WILL protect EACH section's ELIGIBILITY!

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            • #36
              Hi Aris,

              Congratulations on your numbers ! I am impressed!!

              I was one who would have bet that you would not get 100 players!...ohh I have been wrong so often, so I will simply add this one to my list :).

              Bareev has put out a new book which I hope to get from Thinkers Press next week...if I do, I will contact you and see what we can do :)

              Larry

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Larry Bevand View Post
                Hi Aris,

                Congratulations on your numbers ! I am impressed!!

                I was one who would have bet that you would not get 100 players!...ohh I have been wrong so often, so I will simply add this one to my list :).

                Bareev has put out a new book which I hope to get from Thinkers Press next week...if I do, I will contact you and see what we can do :)

                Larry
                Larry, thanks for the kind words! And yes, we would LOVE to have those books, Evgeny could autograph, etc. We'll have an energy-shots health-bars vendor there, and they could easily stack and sell them. I'll be driving through Toronto on the 17th, so maybe that would help logistics? Just please note that on the 17th, please call/text me vs. email, as I'll be driving all day starting in Indiana.

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                • #38
                  TO HUGH BRODIE: I can't find your email, and I'm on the road, so reaching out to you here!

                  Barring a last-minute donation, we'll have the top 5 boards on DGT. John Upper will take care of publishing those games.

                  Then after that, EVERY OTHER BOARD in the room will have 2 carbon scoresheets, where the original must be turned in.

                  Now, we were going to try to enter as many games as possible, time permitting vs. other duties.

                  However, it looks like we've secured a scanner that will inhale scoresheets one after another.

                  So, what we're asking you is, if we scan scoresheets ASAP to you, would you be able to keep pumping them into Canbase?

                  If yes, please email me your email address, thanks, arismarghetis at rogers dot com

                  P.S. to potential late-joining players: the FINAL room request list is going in overnight Sunday (i.e. before 9am Monday)

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post
                    TO HUGH BRODIE: I can't find your email, and I'm on the road, so reaching out to you here!

                    Barring a last-minute donation, we'll have the top 5 boards on DGT. John Upper will take care of publishing those games.
                    . . . .
                    Aren't the DGT games being broadcasted live? Will they be YouTube live coverage? Commentary by the Chessbrahs??

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

                      Aren't the DGT games being broadcasted live? Will they be YouTube live coverage? Commentary by the Chessbrahs??
                      Yes, the DGT games should be broadcast live. My post was about getting all games "ChessBased" as soon as possible.

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                      • #41
                        Quick note that the discounted hotel room program has now closed. However, registrations are still welcome. Please email me ASAP. Here quickly is our 95 so far.

                        Thanks and regards, arismarghetis at rogers dot com

                        section title surname, name (CAN)

                        Zonal GM Bareev, Evgeny
                        Zonal CM Chen, Max
                        Zonal FM Chen, Richard
                        Zonal FM Chiku-Ratte, Olivier Kenta
                        Zonal WFM Demchenko, Svitlana
                        Zonal Desforges, Jean
                        Zonal CM Doknjas, Joshua
                        Zonal Dukic, Zachary
                        Zonal FM Findlay, Ian
                        Zonal FM Gentes, Kevin
                        Zonal CM Gordon, David
                        Zonal GM Hambleton, Aman
                        Zonal FM Hua, Eugene
                        Zonal FM Huang, Qiuyu
                        Zonal CM Kang, Dorian
                        Zonal Li, William
                        Zonal Masse, Hugues
                        Zonal FM Munro, Allan (TTO)
                        Zonal IM Noritsyn, Nikolay
                        Zonal Noritsyn, Sergey
                        Zonal FM Plotkin, Mark
                        Zonal FM Plotkin, Victor
                        Zonal FM Rodrigue-Lemieux, Shawn
                        Zonal Rusonik, Max
                        Zonal Saha, Ananda
                        Zonal IM Samsonkin, Artiom
                        Zonal Tanaka, Tyler
                        Zonal IM Thavandiran, Shiyam
                        Zonal Tremblay, Rejean
                        Zonal FM Vettese, Nicholas
                        Zonal Wiebe, Isaac
                        Zonal GM Yang, Kaiqi
                        Zonal Yao, Houji
                        Zonal CM Zhong, Kevin
                        Zonal WGM Zhou, Qiyu

                        U2200 Donev, Danail
                        U2200 Doubleday, Bill
                        U2200 England, Max
                        U2200 Han, Johnathan
                        U2200 Joseph Benher, Savio
                        U2200 Latreille, Etienne
                        U2200 Mercure, Gilbert
                        U2200 Van Rooy, Jake
                        U2200 Xu, Daniel
                        U2200 Xu, Ruoying
                        U2200 Zhao, Jeffrey Renfei
                        U2200 Zhu, Matthew

                        U1900 Balasooriya, Randika
                        U1900 Bond, Hal
                        U1900 Dickson, Kirk Johannes
                        U1900 Dickson, Raymond
                        U1900 Dong, Yiwei
                        U1900 Dupont-Mageau, Nicolas
                        U1900 Durhan, Batuhan (TUR)
                        U1900 Frangakis, Evan
                        U1900 Groot-Lipman, Jeff
                        U1900 Hsu, Ted
                        U1900 Hua, Michelle
                        U1900 Krolczyk, Jacob
                        U1900 Kuryliw, Ray
                        U1900 Landstrom, William
                        U1900 Laurin, Marcel
                        U1900 Lemieux, Richard
                        U1900 Lesage, Pierre
                        U1900 Masse-Garneau, Anthony
                        U1900 Page, Dany
                        U1900 Perkins, Simon
                        U1900 Ramesh, Sanjay
                        U1900 Samuel, Victor
                        U1900 Sharma, Vishruth
                        U1900 Srinivas, Atharva
                        U1900 Stopic, Alexander
                        U1900 Xiao, Edward
                        U1900 Xie, Austin

                        U1600 Azroy, Arman
                        U1600 Bilodeau-Savaria, Carl-William
                        U1600 Bilodeau-Savaria, Sandy-Rose
                        U1600 Chau, Jonathan
                        U1600 Chau, Matthew
                        U1600 Chocina, Adam
                        U1600 de Leon, Raf Adrik
                        U1600 de Leon, Rut Jurry
                        U1600 Douglas, Steven
                        U1600 Gougeon, Patrick
                        U1600 Guillemette, Hugo
                        U1600 Hay, John
                        U1600 Hua, Gary
                        U1600 Lee, Ji Won
                        U1600 Li, Allen
                        U1600 Liao, Austin
                        U1600 Mai, DeRen
                        U1600 Paulsen, Lorenz
                        U1600 Sztuka, Jeremy
                        U1600 Wang, Derek
                        U1600 Wang, Rachel Zihan

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                        • #42
                          LOTS of registration emails yesterday and today! But I am with family in the States. I'll catch up all email after 830pm tonight. Please be ready to pay by e-transfer THIS EVENING.

                          Thanks, best, arismarghetis at rogers dot com

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                          • #43
                            Aris, when the first round pairings are going to be available?

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                            • #44
                              Targeting Thursday afternoon. I would say between 3pm and 5pm. Round 1 starts at 7pm.

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                              • #45
                                TODAY IS THE LAST POSSIBLE DAY TO REGISTER!
                                THERE WILL BE **NO** ONSITE REGISTRATIONS!

                                Send me your email and e-transfer by 1159pm tonight.

                                The only options left are:
                                - $300 for the Zonal section
                                - $200 for U2200/U1900/U1600

                                Thank you, best regards, arismarghetis at rogers dot com

                                section title surname, name (CAN)

                                Zonal GM Bareev, Evgeny
                                Zonal CM Chen, Max
                                Zonal FM Chen, Richard
                                Zonal FM Chiku-Ratte, Olivier Kenta
                                Zonal WFM Demchenko, Svitlana
                                Zonal Desforges, Jean
                                Zonal CM Doknjas, Joshua
                                Zonal Dukic, Zachary
                                Zonal FM Findlay, Ian
                                Zonal FM Gentes, Kevin
                                Zonal CM Gordon, David
                                Zonal GM Hambleton, Aman
                                Zonal FM Hua, Eugene
                                Zonal FM Huang, Qiuyu
                                Zonal Javidfard, Amirsalar
                                Zonal CM Kang, Dorian
                                Zonal Li, William
                                Zonal Masse, Hugues
                                Zonal FM Munro, Allan (TTO)
                                Zonal IM Noritsyn, Nikolay
                                Zonal Noritsyn, Sergey
                                Zonal FM Plotkin, Mark
                                Zonal FM Plotkin, Victor
                                Zonal FM Rodrigue-Lemieux, Shawn
                                Zonal Rusonik, Max
                                Zonal Saha, Ananda
                                Zonal IM Samsonkin, Artiom
                                Zonal Tanaka, Tyler
                                Zonal IM Thavandiran, Shiyam
                                Zonal Tremblay, Rejean
                                Zonal FM Vettese, Nicholas
                                Zonal Wiebe, Isaac
                                Zonal GM Yang, Kaiqi
                                Zonal Yao, Houji
                                Zonal CM Zhong, Kevin
                                Zonal WGM Zhou, Qiyu

                                U2200 Donev, Danail
                                U2200 Doubleday, Bill
                                U2200 England, Max
                                U2200 Han, Johnathan
                                U2200 Joseph Benher, Savio
                                U2200 Latreille, Etienne
                                U2200 Mercure, Gilbert
                                U2200 Van Rooy, Jake
                                U2200 Xu, Daniel
                                U2200 Xu, Ruoying
                                U2200 Zhao, Jeffrey Renfei
                                U2200 Zhu, Matthew

                                U1900 Balasooriya, Randika
                                U1900 Bond, Hal
                                U1900 Dickson, Kirk Johannes
                                U1900 Dickson, Raymond
                                U1900 Dong, Yiwei
                                U1900 Dupont-Mageau, Nicolas
                                U1900 Durhan, Batuhan (TUR)
                                U1900 Frangakis, Evan
                                U1900 Groot-Lipman, Jeff
                                U1900 Hsu, Ted
                                U1900 Hua, Michelle
                                U1900 Krolczyk, Jacob
                                U1900 Kuryliw, Ray
                                U1900 Landstrom, William
                                U1900 Laurin, Marcel
                                U1900 Lemieux, Richard
                                U1900 Lesage, Pierre
                                U1900 Masse-Garneau, Anthony
                                U1900 Page, Dany
                                U1900 Perkins, Simon
                                U1900 Phillips, Brian
                                U1900 Ramesh, Sanjay
                                U1900 Samuel, Victor
                                U1900 Sharma, Vishruth
                                U1900 Srinivas, Atharva
                                U1900 Stopic, Alexander
                                U1900 Xiao, Edward
                                U1900 Xie, Austin

                                U1600 Azroy, Arman
                                U1600 Bilodeau-Savaria, Carl-William
                                U1600 Bilodeau-Savaria, Sandy-Rose
                                U1600 Chau, Jonathan
                                U1600 Chau, Matthew
                                U1600 Chocina, Adam
                                U1600 de Leon, Raf Adrik
                                U1600 de Leon, Rut Jurry
                                U1600 Douglas, Steven
                                U1600 Gougeon, Patrick
                                U1600 Guillemette, Hugo
                                U1600 Hay, John
                                U1600 He, Jiaqi
                                U1600 He, Zekai
                                U1600 Hua, Gary
                                U1600 Lee, Ji Won
                                U1600 Li, Allen
                                U1600 Liao, Austin
                                U1600 Mai, DeRen
                                U1600 Paulsen, Lorenz
                                U1600 Sztuka, Jeremy
                                U1600 Wang, Derek
                                U1600 Wang, Rachel Zihan

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