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No Chess December 22 and December 29
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 02 December 2017 - 03:17:40 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
The holidays for our chess club this December are December 22 and December 29. Chess in Hamilton resumes Friday January 5 2018.
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Holiday Series 2017: Round 3 Pairings Are Up!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 02 December 2017 - 03:14:46 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Our latest CFC Series, Holiday Series 2017, has begun and the latest pairings are up.

To see them please click on the following link:

Hamilton Holiday Series 2017
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Club Championship 2017: Mike is the Champion!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 30 September 2017 - 20:02:34 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Mike is the Club champion! Garvin comes second.

To see the details and latest pairings click on the following link!:

Hamilton Club Championship 2017

Our next CFC event begins Dec 1!.

Please note: We were unable to submit this tournament on time for rating so it will be rated one week later than normal (About Wednesday December 5th). Sorry about that.
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Constantine Wins 'Hamilton Fast 2017' - AGM 2017
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 30 September 2017 - 19:56:45 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Constantine won the fast tournament held in Hamilton on September 22, 2017. Congratulations!

During our AGM we kept the same board of directors but added Kaden Rashid to our executive. Welcome to leadership Kaden!

The only major change at the AGM: Under the stern direction of Robert Gillanders club members agreed to put away their chairs and chess equipment after their games. No bullying here!

Thanks to everyone who came to our AGM/Fast tournament. Now its back to um..serious chess!
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AGM + Free Tournament September 22
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Thursday 21 September 2017 - 00:16:23 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
This Friday at the Hamilton City Chess Club (Friday September 22) we will be hold our Annual Meeting and then a free 10 minute chess tournament that is open to anyone from the public. Our meeting will go from 7:30pm to about 8:30pm and then we will start the chess tournament asap after that.

Issues to be included in the discussion:
-election of our chess club's executive
-should we have more tournaments (on Fridays) with cash prizes/trophies (and therefore higher entry fees)?
-Our need for more volunteers
-Should our Friday tournaments have sections?

If there are other issues you would like to see discussed please comment here or email chesshamilton@gmail.com
Members can also bring up issues at the meeting

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Hamilton Club Championship Begins Sep 29th
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 00:15:14 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Hamilton Club Championship 2017 - Friday September 29, 2017

Emanuel United Church
871 Upper Ottawa
Please park in gravel parking lot

From Hamilton Go Station take Bus 22 to our location on The Mountain

An 8 round swiss beginning Friday September 29
One game per week, each Friday, for 8 weeks

Register 7pm
Games begin 7:30pm

Entry Fee
$20.00 plus club membership
Memberships are $3 per week, $60 per year or $35 + $1/week
Kids memberships are $40 per year or $3 per week

CFC memberships are required
$ 48 adults or $32 for kids
Can be purchased at local clubs or chess.ca
Allows someone to play at rated events across Canada
Includes magazine subscription
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Hamilton August Series 2017: Zaynah Bhanji Wins!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 26 August 2017 - 03:37:06 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Zaynah has won the Hamilton August Series 2017! She has won without a single loss! Congratulations!

Click on the following link to see the details!

Hamilton August Series 2017

Please invite your friends to visit next week. After our annual meeting we will have a free 10 minute chess tournament open to the public.
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Hamilton Summer Series 2017: Alex wins section A! Larry and AL win B!
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 15 July 2017 - 18:30:11 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Congratulations Alex Friedman, Larry Popa and Al Fabris. You are the winners of the Hamilton Summer Series 2017!

Alex won section A with 4 points while Al Fabris and Larry Popa win section B with 3.5.

To see the gory details please click on the following link:

Hamilton Summer Series 2017

Don't forget to give us your feedback on sections by emailing chesshamilton@gmail.com
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Hamilton Summer Open 2017 - Aug 19&20
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Thursday 06 July 2017 - 20:28:53 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Hamilton City Chess Club Presents:
A 5 Round Swiss August 19-20 At
Emmanuel United Church
871 upper Ottawa Street
Hamilton Ontario

• Schedule
Please Confirm your registration Saturday August 19 at 9:00am
Those arriving after 9:20am may not be paired

• Game Times
Saturday - 9:30am, 2:00pm and 6:30pm
Sunday - 11:00am, 4:00pm

• Sections and Prizes
Top Guns, U2000 and U1600
Top Guns and U2000 will play for cash prizes. U1600 will play for trophies
To play in the Top Guns Section You must be 1900 or higher
To play in the U2000 section you must be 1500 or higher
Please note: Unrated players are not eligable for the U2000 prize.

• Fees
Top Guns and U2000 $55.00 U1600 $35.00 Cash Only
Email us by Aug 18 to receive a $5.00 discount
Titled players who commit to playing by August 16th will receive major discount
CFC Membership required

• Time Control
All games 90 minutes with a 30 second increment

• Rules and Equipment
Please Bring Chess sets, Boards and Digital Clocks
Players are responsible for providing their chess equipment
Please Turn off your cell phones
TD Rulings based on CFC/FIDE handbooks are final

Questions, Concerns and Pre-Registration
Email us at: chesshamilton@gmail.com
Also visit our website: chesshamilton.mygamesonline.org "http://www.chesshamilton.mygamesonline.org/"

Visit our chess talk page at:
https://tinyurl.com/y8bpx53b
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Hamilton Chess Club Will Try Multiple Sections
Author: Mapleleaf / On: Saturday 01 July 2017 - 18:35:48 Read/Post Comment: 0 :: 
Either on our next tournament (Hamilton Summer Series) or the one after that (August Series) we are going to try multiple sections. We've had a number of requests to try it so were going to give it a shot.

There are two reasons for doing this. 1. We are regularly getting over 20 players in our tournaments now so we should be big enough to handle it. 2. Our club has enough new players that the average rating is lower than its been in many years.

Conditions for Multiple Sections:

We need about 10 players per section because, with byes, when you get less than 6 you can get sections impossible to pair. So we will need 20 players to have two sections for example. We understand we might get some lower turnouts for summer event so we will make some exceptions for that. When sections are too small, they will be combined.

Players who requested multiple sections need to play. If the players requesting multiple sections do not play we won't continue multiple sections.

How the sections be created:

We will be looking at the halfway mark of our last few tournaments. A quick look shows that section B will be approximately U1400 as things currently stand. That number could go up, for example, if some stronger players start to play at our club.

It does seem fair that to play in group A you need to be over 1400; but, email us your thoughts if you disagree.

If you have any questions or concerns about multiple sections or anything else about our club feel free to send us an email at chesshamilton@gmail.com
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