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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    The 2020 European Open Ch. in Slovenia.

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    Olympiad / Paralympiad developments.

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    Continental events organized by the Confederacion de Ajedrez para America. Mr. Vega has formally notified FIDE today.

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  • Bob Armstrong
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    Immediately after my post of March 12, both Annex CC and Scarborough CC in Toronto suspended operation for 3 weeks.

    Tentative re-opening, subject to review:

    Annex CC - Monday, April 6
    Scarborough CC - Thursday, April 9.

    Bob A (Ordinary Member)

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  • Sylvain Courtemanche
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    This is an important message for anyone wishing to play slow LIVE chess games on the internet during the COVID-19 period, and even beyond. Chess Ovation is founding a slow LIVE chess league with games at 45|mate + 45sec and 90|mate + 30sec on Chess.com. Round 1 of the very first tournament will take place Sunday, March 22 @ 00:00EDT - saturday, March 28 @ 23:59EDT. More details in the thread.

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    Our next 3 «physical» tournaments are:

    The «Maskoutain Ouvert d'Échecs», May 8-9-10 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec; 3000$ based on 75 paid entries or more;

    The «Sherbrooke OPEN», May 29-30-31 in Sherbrooke, Quebec; 3500$ based on 70 paid entries or more;

    The «Quebec OPEN», July 25 -31 in Longueuil, Quebec; 10000$ based on 190 paid entries or more, 5000$ garanteed;

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship .

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    Coronavirus Announcement by FIDE Qualification Commission

    "It is not the responsibility of FIDE to cancel FIDE-rated tournaments in any given Federation. Each Federation may take their own decisions in accordance with their own constitution and statutes regarding FIDE-rated chess within their Federation."

    "A number of tournaments have been cancelled by the local or national government while they were in progress; including the recent World Senior Team Championships in Prague. For the avoidance of doubt, rating files with fewer than the registered number of rounds will be permitted for FIDE rating."

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    The USCF suspends its Rules "to help organizers and to show US Chess supports its organizers because without them events would not happen."

    "If you must cancel an event, no sanctions will be brought against you by US Chess because the situation is not in your control."

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    Grenke Open 2020 in Karlsruhe.

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    Originally posted by Vadim Tsypin View Post
    "Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Department of Health Director, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, have signed an order banning large gatherings of 100 or more people. US Chess is waiting to get the official text of the order before announcing any changes to the National High School (K-12) Championship in Columbus, Ohio, currently scheduled for April 3-5.

    We appreciate your patience as we await official language we can review.
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    https://new.uschess.org/administrati...nterim-update/
    U.S. National High School (K-12) Championship has been cancelled.



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  • Hugh Brodie
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    Sets have ALWAYS been provided in most Quebec tournaments for years. I can't remember the last one where I had to bring a set.

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  • Roger Patterson
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    Originally posted by Hugh Brodie View Post

    Can you imagine organizers trying to sanitize 50, 100, or more chess sets between each round (picture a 5-round one-day Active event)? They will simply say "I won't do it - let the players bring their own sets" - bringing us back to the Dark Ages of people complaining about the other guy's pieces, and the organizers being pestered with requests for a loan of a set.

    If the organizers are supplying clocks - shouldn't they obliged to clean the clock "buttons" as well?
    is it the norm now in Quebec to supply sets? Norms sure have changed.

    The other issue with "cleaning" the sets is that whatever liquid is used will inevitably get into the felt on the bottom of the pieces which will then leave green dye stains on the boards. Doesn't seem practical.

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  • Hugh Brodie
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    Originally posted by Vadim Tsypin View Post
    The FQE formulated guidelines and published a policy for chess tournaments in the time of coronavirus.

    Original French. Google Translate`d in English.
    Can you imagine organizers trying to sanitize 50, 100, or more chess sets between each round (picture a 5-round one-day Active event)? They will simply say "I won't do it - let the players bring their own sets" - bringing us back to the Dark Ages of people complaining about the other guy's pieces, and the organizers being pestered with requests for a loan of a set.

    If the organizers are supplying clocks - shouldn't they obliged to clean the clock "buttons" as well?

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    The FQE formulated guidelines and published a policy for chess tournaments in the time of coronavirus.

    Original French. Google Translate`d in English.

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  • Vadim Tsypin
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    Originally posted by Michael Yip View Post
    I don't even like going to the market now. Today I took the precaution of stockpiling non-perishable food, just in case store access and opening hrs are limited. Better to stockpile before everyone else gets the same idea.
    Sounds like a sensible strategy. People panic, start buying desperately, and empty store shelves. We've seen it in North America by now, too.

    Stay safe Michael! All the best!

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