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    Americas Continental Championship

    This tournament is scheduled to begin Sat. July 25 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. According to the pre-entry list (and to reliable sources at the CFC AGM), Canada has two players - Kevin Spraggett and Ron Livshits (numerous other players were approached in order of rating, and these were the only two that accepted - Spraggett only filling in even after several lower-rated players had declined).

    http://www.continental2009.com/inscritos.htm

    However - Kevin is currently playing round 4 at the Andorra Open - which ends on July 26.

    http://www.escacsandorra.com/

    Byes or forfeits or no-show?

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    Re: Americas Continental Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
    This tournament is scheduled to begin Sat. July 25 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. According to the pre-entry list (and to reliable sources at the CFC AGM), Canada has two players - Kevin Spraggett and Ron Livshits (numerous other players were approached in order of rating, and these were the only two that accepted - Spraggett only filling in even after several lower-rated players had declined).

    http://www.continental2009.com/inscritos.htm

    However - Kevin is currently playing round 4 at the Andorra Open - which ends on July 26.

    http://www.escacsandorra.com/

    Byes or forfeits or no-show?

    My money would be on 'no-show' ... Besides, Kevin is busy preparing his expose of Canadian Chess (still pending apparently).

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    Re: Americas Continental Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
    This tournament is scheduled to begin Sat. July 25 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. According to the pre-entry list (and to reliable sources at the CFC AGM), Canada has two players - Kevin Spraggett and Ron Livshits (numerous other players were approached in order of rating, and these were the only two that accepted - Spraggett only filling in even after several lower-rated players had declined).

    http://www.continental2009.com/inscritos.htm

    However - Kevin is currently playing round 4 at the Andorra Open - which ends on July 26.

    http://www.escacsandorra.com/

    Byes or forfeits or no-show?
    According to Kevin's blog posting for today, he will not be playing:

    I had originally planned my summer to include the Continental Championship in Brazil (which begins in San Paulo on the 25th of this month), but with the swine flu spreading quickly in South America I decided to not take any risks and instead to stay in Europe. I contacted the Brazilian organizer, Darcy Lima (a friend of mine) and carefully explained my worries and made sure that no slight to the organization was felt.
    Instead, I am playing in the traditional International Chess Tournament of Andorra, which will finish this coming weekend. I have played numerous times in this strong open tournament, the first time in 1991. I enjoy spending time in Andorra, and the tournament is one of the very best organized events in all of Europe. This year I have the dubious distinction of being the highest rated player, but I can assure you that this year's event is much stronger than what it looks on paper! Many of the players are under-rated, and the average age of the players is quite low.

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