Monday, November 26, 2007

tournament for 2008

so i didn't play much chess in 2007, i mean CFC-rated chess as i still did my blitz and correspondence thing, but didn't actually play that much OTB

i got a pleasant email today from my friend CL who was wondering if i wanted to go to Guelph in February

i think i might...CL is very enthusiastic which is a bonus because if left to my own devices i probably wouldn't play OTB at all :) time to start thinking about openings...

Are you interested in this tournament? Weather permitting!

Guelph Winter Pro-Am

Date: February 2-3, 2008
Location:Room 442, Guelph University Centre, Guelph, ON
Rounds: 5
Type: Regular Swiss
Times: Saturday 10:00am, 1:30pm, 5:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am, 1:30pm
Time Control: Game in 50 minutes + 50 Second Increment.
Entry Fee: Pro Section $50; Others $30
Prizes: 100% of Pro Section Entries returned as prizes.
Trophies awarded in U1500, U1800, U2100 Sections.
Sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500
Registration: -by mail: Make Cheques payable to:
Hal Bond
6 Wildwood Place
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 7X9
Cash only at the site. Register Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30am.
Players who register after 9:30am will not receive a swiss pairing in round 1.
Miscellaneous: Maximum of 2 half point byes (rds 1 - 4) if requested with entry.
No smoking
Ramada Inn (2 minute walk)519-836-1240
Days Inn (8 minute walk)519-822-9112
NB: Coffee, Water, Snacks and Equipment provided by organizer.

An SWOCL Grand Prix event.

Monday, November 05, 2007


i googled "C's Chess" this evening and found that in 2006 i won "Best Canadian Chess Blog by Someone Named C."

Makes me laugh

well now that i know that i have an award winning blog i will have to update it a little more