CFC Membership hits 2,500!

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  • CFC Membership hits 2,500!

    Things are certainly looking much better from those bleak years when the CFC had no real leadership. Vlad has a focus on kid chess so I assume that is why the numbers have improved . The CYCC provides significant membership revenues for the CFC.

    Here are the stats:

    http://chess.ca/membership-stats


    Larry
    Last edited by Larry Bevand; Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 07:13 PM.

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    Hi,

    I think this is great (for the CFC), but for the Life Memberships I do wonder...
    a - How many of these are titled players (IMs, GMs, awarded life membership automatically).
    b - How many total life members are active?

    The vast majority of players I come across are not life members (easily 80%+ if not 90%+), and I have to worry about checking their memberships.

    Alex F.

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    • #3
      You may also wonder how many life members are still alive. I think all the Quebec ones are still living.

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      • #4
        This NB Life Member is still alive.

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        • #5
          I like the stories of Bernard Freedman, Daniel MacAdam, and Lynn Stringer. Some of the heroes of Canadian chess. Never met them (sadly) but was told about them. They are amongst the life members. Important history. I think Lynn Stringer is still alive and I wish her all the best.

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          • #6
            I am active (but in diminished capacity) I hope to keep going for a long time.

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            • #7
              The following list has everyone in the CFC database.

              http://chess.ca/sites/default/files/tdlist.txt

              Living Life or Honorary members have an expiry date that looks like 2099/XX/XX. I think any deceased Life members before we were computerized were not brought over, and any Life or Honorary members that pass away now, have their expiry date altered. Maybe some of you with time on your hands can prune the list of Life Members for us. It's probably easier to know about the Honorary members passing away. At one time life members could be identified by their CFC number, ie mine used to be 145 and then became 100145 when we computerized, but I'm not sure if we are still assigning numbers that way - I suspect that if you become a life member you now keep your existing cfc number.
              Last edited by Fred McKim; Friday, 24th May, 2019, 04:10 PM.

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              • #8
                I hope the CFC doesn't delete deceased and inactive players like the FQE did for a while...they also recycled membership numbers. Of course...this made a mess of cross tables...showing blank and incorrect player names.

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                • #9
                  I'm alive and Kicking still.

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                  • #10
                    CFC is a sh*t show.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for coming out Neil.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alex Ferreira View Post
                        Hi,

                        I think this is great (for the CFC), but for the Life Memberships I do wonder...
                        a - How many of these are titled players (IMs, GMs, awarded life membership automatically).
                        b - How many total life members are active?

                        The vast majority of players I come across are not life members (easily 80%+ if not 90%+), and I have to worry about checking their memberships.

                        Alex F.
                        497 keen players became life members with an expiry of 1/12/2099 or 31/12/2099

                        255 of them are oldtimers, starting with membership number 100 (to 100357) Vranesic has 10100. I bought mine in 1978 (with my first paycheck), #100196.

                        Only 218 have a FIDE number, indicating that likely half haven't played in the past decade.

                        Ratings
                        >2500 20
                        2400 21 (52 have a high rating over 2400)
                        2300 21
                        2200 21 83 or 17% are masters (108 [22%] have had a high rating over 2200)
                        2100 24
                        2000 38
                        1900 39
                        1800 47
                        1700 71
                        1600 63
                        1500 55
                        1400 42
                        1300 12
                        <1300 23

                        Province
                        Ontario 258
                        52 Toronto (not incl NY, Scarb etc), 34 Ottawa, 10 London, 9 Thunder Bay,
                        8 Richmond Hill, 7 Kitchener, 7 Burlington, 6 Brampton

                        British Columbia 85 (17 Vancouver, 11 Victoria)
                        Quebec 40 (12 Montreal, 5 Quebec)
                        Alberta 37 (14 Edmonton, 9 Calgary)
                        USA 22
                        Nova Scotia 17
                        Sask 11
                        Manitoba 7
                        New Brunswick 7
                        Newfoundland 5
                        Foreign 5 (Canadians abroad)
                        PEI 2
                        Yukon 1

                        So I looked at the CFC rating page for the 258 Ontario lifers and their last tournament (not scrolling down for actives) was:
                        2019 59
                        2018 31 so I would say that 35% are active.
                        2017 6
                        2016 7
                        2015 8
                        2014 4
                        2013 7
                        2012 6
                        2011 6
                        2010 2
                        2009 8
                        2008 5
                        2007 2
                        2006 2
                        2005 5
                        2004 4
                        2003 5
                        2002 3
                        2001 7
                        2000 5
                        1999 5
                        1998 7
                        1997 2
                        1996 1

                        "Dead," or sitting in a senior's home waiting for a chess volunteer to come by:
                        61 24% , include up to 2009 122 48% clearly inactive.

                        59 of these 61 have membership numbers that start with 100. 50% of those 120 members starting with 100 are "dead," only 15 (13%) are active.

                        Last edited by Erik Malmsten; Saturday, 25th May, 2019, 01:06 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ken Craft View Post
                          Thanks for coming out Neil.
                          right?! I appreciate his much needed comment!

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                          • #14
                            Active Ontario Oldtimers with Life Membership

                            and the lowest number goes to Bob Armstrong!

                            CFC #
                            100034 Armstrong, Robert J.- Toronto 1569
                            100046 Bunning, Les - Ottawa 1686
                            100049 Percival. Stan - Burlington 1490
                            100059 Dale, Steven - Nepean 1769
                            100167 Monaghan, Jim - Thunder Bay 2184
                            100196 Malmsten, Erik - Toronto 1959
                            100198 Runstedler, Albert - Drayton 1812
                            100230 Gonsalves, Richard - Whitby 1554
                            100234 Cohen, David - Toronto 1883
                            100275 Verkley, Fred - Brantfort 1588
                            100280 Sharpe, Michael D. - Toronto 1569
                            100294 Dougherty. Michael - Etobicoke 2217
                            100304 Warren, Robert - Brampton 1403
                            100319 Langer, Herb - Arnprior 1686
                            100349 Sharpe, Sam - Ajax 1940
                            100355 Litchfield, Gerry - St. Marys 1618
                            101207 Humphreys, Stephen - Kitchener 1770
                            101866 Finlay, Ian - Brampton 1920
                            101925 Upper, John - Ottawa 2174
                            102011 De Kerpel, Stijn - Nepean 2129
                            102232 Kiviaho, Robert - Sudbury 2180
                            102700 Hartman, Brian - Seguin 2369
                            102764 Morrison, Robert - Toronto 2276
                            102868 Drkulec, Vladimir - Tecumseh 2020
                            102882 Brown, John R. - Brampton 1493
                            103144 Ortiz, Hugo - London 1512
                            103276 Martin, Spencer - Carleton Place 1680
                            103754 Doubleday, William G. - Ottawa 2077
                            103877 Serdula, Jay - Kingston 1736
                            103959 Nadeau, Benoit - Foleyet 1636

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                            • #15
                              Lowest numbers across Canada are: 100005 Charles Birch, Victoria BC. 100007 Keith Kerns, Toronto. 100020 I.J.Dremen, Winnipeg. 100027 Phil Haley (deceased). 100030 David Jackson, London ON.

                              Phil Haley has an expiry date of 01/12/2099 - the same as many living Life members. Is he included in the Ontario totals?

                              Some of the "100's" have "normal" expiry dates in the 1990's or 2000's. Some numbers are skipped - e.g. 100100, 100102, and 100103. Do we assume that they are deceased and were inactive before online crosstables were available? Or were these numbers accidentally skipped? (I am 100101 - bought mine in the mid 70's).

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