CFC Membership hits 2,500!

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  • Larry Bevand
    started a topic CFC Membership hits 2,500!

    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.

  • Erik Malmsten
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    Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
    There's a lot of names missing. Two that come to mind are Peter Murray (one of the lowest numbers) who is still rated master (played two years ago) and originally advised me to become a life member, and Dave Jackson who was once 2300 and is now about 1700 but still very active.
    Yes, Murray and Jackson are just below Armstrong, and are Ontario's longest lasting Life Members..

    To go back to last slow tournament in 2017
    100182 Jung, Hans - London - 2227

    To 2016
    100030 Jackson, David - London 1729
    100298 McClellan, Tom - Kitchener 1732

    To 2015
    100032 Murray, Peter - Markham 2289
    100126 Rohanchuk, Ed - Thunder Bay 1909
    100237 Maley, Desmond - Sudbury 1772




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  • Hans Jung
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    There's a lot of names missing. Two that come to mind are Peter Murray (one of the lowest numbers) who is still rated master (played two years ago) and originally advised me to become a life member, and Dave Jackson who was once 2300 and is now about 1700 but still very active.

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  • Bob Armstrong
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    In 1965, Phil Haley, my good friend from my hometown, now deceased, advised me to get a CFC Life Membership when I was a pauper......he said I had to scrape together $ 50!!! That was no easy task for me then.........but I followed his advice......# 100034! And what he told me is definitely true:

    "you will never make a better business deal!!! "

    Bob

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  • Hugh Brodie
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    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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  • Erik Malmsten
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    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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  • Henri Hughes
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    Originally posted by Ken Craft View Post
    Thanks for coming out Neil.
    right?! I appreciate his much needed comment!

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  • Erik Malmsten
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    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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  • Ken Craft
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    Thanks for coming out Neil.

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  • Neil Frarey
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    CFC is a sh*t show.

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  • John Brown
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    I'm alive and Kicking still.

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  • Hugh Brodie
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    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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  • Fred McKim
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    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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  • Hans Jung
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    I am active (but in diminished capacity) I hope to keep going for a long time.

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  • Hans Jung
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    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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