BCCF E-MAIL BULLETIN #24

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CANADIAN OPEN 2003

B.C. players did extremely well at the Canadian Open in Kapuskasing - all of 
them won prize money!  The tournament was run under the Kapuskasing pairing 
system, devised especially for the occasion by chief arbiter Jonathan Berry.  In 
essence, this meant that after a certain point players could declare 
themselves ineligible for the top prizes, and thereafter would only be paired within 
their class.  The resultant 2003 Canadian Open CFC rating crosstable looks very 
strange, with Jamie Harper finishing ahead of US grandmaster Larry 
Christiansen, but of course the results were achieved in different classes.  For the 
full picture, see Jonathan Berry's own crosstable at 40th Canadian Open, 
Kapuskasing, Ontario, 12-20 July 2003. 

I don't have the full details, but this is my best guess for how the BC 
players placed (all scores out of 10):

Fanhao Meng, 5.5, =2nd in U2400
Lucas Davies, 5.5, =5th in U2200 (this after declaring very late and playing 
two GMs!)
Valentina Goutor, 6.5, =2nd in U2000
Noam Davies, 6, =4th in U2000
Travis Lane, 6, =4th in U2000
Yamei Wang, 5, women's prize in U2000
Evgeni Goutor, 6.5, =2nd in U1800
Jamie Harper, 7.5, =1st in U1400

Congratulations to all!

To date we have only had one game submitted, but hopefully more will be 
available in future Bulletins:

Wang,Y (1905) - Mayo,A (2123) [B06] CAN op 40th Kapuskasing (5.18), 15.07.2003


1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Be3 Qa5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Qd2 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nc6 8.f3 d6 
9.Be2 Bd7 10.a3 0-0 11.0-0 Rfc8 12.Rad1 Ne5 13.g4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Nce2 Qxd2 
16.Rxd2 Bxg4 17.fxg4 Nxe4 18.Rd3 e5 19.Nb5 Rxc2 20.Nec3 Nf6 21.h3 Rxb2 
22.Rxd6 a6 23.Nc7 Rc8 24.N3d5 Nxd5 25.Nxd5 Rcc2 26.Rd8+ Bf8 27.Rd1 Kg7 28.g5 Re2 
29.Re8 Rb3 30.Bd4 Bd6 31.Nf6 Rg3+ 32.Kf1 Rxg5 33.Kxe2 exd4 34.Ne4 Re5 35.Rxe5 
Bxe5 36.a4 f5 37.Nc5 b5 38.a5 g5 39.Nxa6 h5 40.Nb4 g4 41.a6 1-0


BUGHOUSE NEWS

Thirteen players showed up for the July Open and, on a rare occasion, all 
were from BC. Eleven of the thirteen players were juniors and so it was not 
surprising that juniors dominated the top of the crosstable, with five of the top 
six players being under eighteen. When it was all said and done, Gavin 
Atkinson, the 2003 BC Bughouse Champion won with a score of 43.5/60. Quite far behind 
in second was Fanhao Meng with 35.5/60 and just behind him was Bruce Harper 
with 34.5/60. An honourable mention goes to Jamie Harper, who performed more 
than 200 points above his rating.

 BUGHOUSE BC 


IN MEMORIAM ALFRED SCHULZ (August 19, 1932 - June 29, 2003)

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Fred Schulz, long-time chess 
player and organizer from Nanaimo, who died suddenly while visiting relatives 
in Germany.

Fred wrote this about his early life when he joined the CCCA (Canadian 
Correspondence Chess Association) executive in 1961:

"I was born in Poland of German descent and moved to Germany with my parents 
in 1936.  I learned to play chess when I was 15 [while hospitalized recovering 
from pneumonia - ed.] and took a keen liking to the game.  I came to 
Victoria, B.C. in 1951 and played in the Victoria City Chess Club.  I moved to Nanaimo 
in 1954 and as there was no chess club here joined the B.C. Correspondence 
Chess Club and had my first taste of postal play.  I enjoyed it so much, I also 
joined in the C.C.L.A. and Chess Review tourneys.  My first major victory was 
in the B.C. Club where I became co-champion for 1956-57.

In 1956 I organized a Chess Club in Nanaimo of which I was president for four 
years and now am Tournament Director.  I am also Tournament Director for the 
Vancouver Island Chess League and 2nd Vice-President of B.C. Chess Federation. 
 I was a member of the Canadian Team in the 4th World Team Championship 
(Postal).  My correspondence chess record is 112 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses.  I am 
a machinist, 29 years old and married to an Irish Colleen.  We have 3 little 
boys aged 7, 5  and 5 months old." [CCCA Bulletin #288, May 1961, p. 4]

Fred remained on the CCCA executive for ten years; he donated the Schulz 
Trophy, initially for just the BCCCC, later for the entire CCCA, for the 
best-played game each year.  During the same time he also served on the BCCF executive 
in various capacities, including President for 1963-65.  A tireless organizer 
and promoter of the game, Fred's best individual result was probably the 1969 
BC Closed (i.e., not Championship), where he finished second to Peter Biyiasas 
but ahead of Bob Zuk, Jonathan Berry, Russ Vogler, Dave Shapero, and Alan 
Ludagte, among others.  A machinist by trade, Fred was also a would-be farmer, 
and is reported to have analyzed many of his correspondence moves whilst milking 
a cow.

In the 1970s Fred's interest in chess waned in favour of square-dance 
calling, which he threw himself into with the same passion as he had for chess.  He 
called at all the BC Provincial Festivals and at several National Conventions; 
Fred felt that chess actually helped his square dance calling, with its 
memorization of dance steps and patterns.  He was also a stalwart member of the 
Rotary Club.

Reshevsky,S - Schulz,F [C70] Simul Victoria, 14.02.1956

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bc5 5.c3 Qe7 6.0-0 d6 7.d4 Ba7 8.h3 b5 9.Bb3 
Na5 10.Bc2 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Nf6 12.Re1 0-0-0 13.a4 Bb6 14.axb5 axb5 15.b4 Nc6 
16.d5 Nb8 17.Qe2 c6 18.dxc6 Bxc6 19.Nb3 Qb7 20.Na5 Bxa5 21.Rxa5 Na6 22.Bg5 Kd7 
23.Rea1 Ra8 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Nh4 h5 26.Nf5 Nc7 27.Qd3 d5 28.exd5 Nxd5 29.Bb3 ½-½

Collier,R - Schulz,F [C01] BC ch Vancouver (4.1), 05.1969

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 Bg4 5.Qe2+ Be7 6.Qb5+ Nd7 7.Qxd5 c6 8.Qb3 
Nb6 9.Be2 Nf6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Rd1 Bd6 12.Qd3 Qc7 13.h3 Bh5 14.b3 Bg6 15.Qd2 Ne4 
16.Qe1 Rfe8 17.Bb2 Nd5 18.Nfd2 Nxf2 19.Qxf2 Bg3 20.Qf3 Re3 21.Qf1 Rae8 22.Nc3 
Rxe2 23.Nf3 Rf2 24.Qc4 Nxc3 25.Bxc3 Ree2 26.Re1 Rxg2+ 27.Kh1 Bxe1 0-1

Schulz,F - Forbes,G [B21] Northern Vancouver Island op Nanaimo, 02.1975

1.e4 c5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.b3 d5 5.e5 Nge7 6.Bb5 a6 7.Bxc6+ Nxc6 8.0-0 Be7 
9.Bb2 0-0 10.Kh1 d4 11.d3 Nb4 12.a4 Nd5 13.Bc1 Bd7 14.Qe1 Bc6 15.Bd2 Qc7 16.Qg3 
b5 17.a5 Rac8 18.Na3 Qb7 19.h4 Rfd8 20.h5 Bf8 21.Ng5 Ne7 22.Kh2 Nf5 23.Qf2 h6 
24.Nh3 Be7 25.g3 Bd5 26.Ng1 Rd7 27.Nf3 Bd8 28.g4 Ne7 29.Nh4 Nc6 30.Kh3 Bxa5 
31.Bxa5 Nxa5 32.g5 hxg5 33.fxg5 Nc6 34.Qg3 Qc7 35.Rae1 Ne7 36.Nb1 g6 37.Rf6 
gxh5 38.g6 Nxg6 39.Nxg6 fxg6 40.Rxg6+ Rg7 41.Rg1 Rxg6 42.Qxg6+ Kh8 43.Qh6+ Qh7 
44.Qf6+ 1-0


UPCOMING EVENTS

Individual Chess Matches

Players interested in participating in rated individual chess matches with 
other players of comparable or dissimilar ratings can contact Luis E. Azmitia 
at: azmitia@interchange.ubc.ca 

Please make sure to include in the e-mail: your name, your rating, type of 
game preferred (i.e. active), and the rating range of possible opponents. Note 
that the games will be held in the Vancouver area.

Sunday Tournaments

Practice your openings and improve your chess, by playing in a quiet and 
beautiful park!
You get to know the pairings one day before, so you can study your opponents, 
and your home preparations will surprise us! Games, often annotated by 
players or masters, will be available.

Dates: Every Sunday (sunny or rainy), 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Entry Fee: $5.00 Free entry for the highest rated player!
Prizes: 1st - $30.00 2nd - $20.00.
Location: Bear Creek Park, Surrey, B.C. The covered area on 140th Street side.
The park is between King George Hwy, 140th Street, 88th Ave & 84th Ave. 
To get there, you can take a bus from King George skytrain station.
Participants and pairings: based on FIDE or CFC ELO active rating system. 
Time control: G15
Rounds: 11 Round Robin. 30min. break after the 6th round (3:00-3:30)
Sponsors: none (so far). All sponsors will be advertised on this website.
Registrations: via e-mail at: nickbeqo@hotmail.com Dead line: Friday 11:00 PM.
Bring your own chess set, and clock.
Note:
a) Sportsmanship is required. No draw offers or draw claims, unless DEAD 
DRAW! 
This rule is not only because it is a speed chess tournament, but also 
because there would be no room for pre-arrangements in order to split the prize. It 
will be unfair to other players.
b) Rated events require at least 25 min time control. This will reduce both, 
the number of players for a round robin-event, and also the prizes, since a 
part of entry fees has to go to Federation. Depends on the number of players, I 
might run two events at the same time: 
1. unrated tournament with 12 players, and 15 min time control.
2. rated tournament with 6 players, and 25 min time control.
c) I am organizing this tournament in order to help chess players, especially 
in Fraser Valley, as it is too far to play in Croatian Center or Vancouver 
Bridge Center. Therefore, chess players are going to make the tournament rules, 
not me. I am open to suggestions and make the respective changes. 
Remember: 100% of the entry fees go to prizes!

UBC Tuesday Night Swiss - July - August 2003

Dates: July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th, August 12th
Place: UBC Henry Angus Building, Room 421
Rounds: 5 round Swiss System (one round per week)
Time: Round 1; a.s.a.p. after 7pm, Rounds 2-5 6:30pm
Time Control: 40 moves / 90 minutes, game / 60 minutes
Entry Fee: $15, $12 UBC CC members (available at site), $8 juniors, $Free to 
masters and those joining CFC/BCCF for the first time
Registration: 6:30 - 7 pm before round 1
Prizes: Based on entries ($$BEN)
Org & TD: Lyle Craver (604) 980-2040
Misc: half point byes available for rounds 1-4 when requested at least 24 
hours before game time (in person or by phone only please - no e-mail bye 
requests!) Please bring sets, clocks, etc.

BC Open

Dates: August 2-4, 2003
Location: Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway
Rounds: 6 round Swiss
Times: 10 / 4 ; 10 / 4 ; 10 / asap
Time Control: 40 moves / 120 minutes, game / 60 minutes
Entry Fee: $30, $20 for masters, juniors, and seniors
Registration: 9:30 - 9:50 am before round 1
Prizes: Based on entries ($$BEN)
TD: Stephen Wright
Misc: half point byes available for rounds 1-5; FIDE and CFC rated
Winner or highest BC finisher qualifies for free entry into the next BC 
Championship
Accomodations: Vancouver Airport Conference Resort, offers a $59 room rate 
for up to 4 (four) people per room. The hotel is 20 minutes away by car from the 
Bridge Center. http://www.vacr.bc.ca/ 
Preregister: Send your Entry Fee to: BCCF, Post Office Box 15548, Vancouver 
BC, V6B 5B3.
Information: 
Stephen Wright 604-221-7148; stphwrg@aol.com
Katherine Davies 604-266-5842; mail-for-katherine@telus.net

2nd. Little Mountain Active Chess Tournament

DATES: Wednesdays August 20 & 27
TIME: 7:00 P.M (registration at 6:45 P.M.) 
PLACE: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.3981Main St. Vancouver. (near King 
Edward Ave.) ENTRY FEE: $5 non rated section; $10 rated section.Juniors and 
Seniors always $5. 
TOURNAMENT TYPE: 5 rounds; 30 min. game; Swiss pairings.
CATEGORIES:I) Open CFC rated* (open to any player with CFC rating and 
membership)II) Open non-rated (no restrictions)III) Junior rated
PRIZES: 1st Open rated, 1st Open non-rated, Best U1700, Best Juniors. The 
prizes include chess software, chess clocks, chess sets, and medals.
ORGANIZERS: Eduardo / Luis Azmitia Tel: 604- 582-5586Carmen Miranda Tel: 
604-879-7104
MISC: Bring clocks and sets if possible.Note: The tournament is organized 
thanks to the support of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House 
(http://www.littlemountainneighbourhoodhouse.bc.ca/) and 
Chess First! Enterprises (www.northshorechess.com)

*for details of membership visit Chess Federation of Canada 

Mad Rapid (rated)

Sat., 23 August 2003
Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Guaranteed Prizes: First Place: $150, First Under-2200 (CFC regular rating) 
$60.
Format: 5 round swiss; TC: G/30; Byes: Rds. 1-4 max 1
Reg: 9-9:30am; Rds: 10am, 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm; 
EF: Jr or 1st time CFC annual members $10, Others $20; 
EF as minimum prize for masters and FIDE titled players (not eligible for 
class prizes). 
Ratings: Rated by CFC active system. CFC/BCCF m/s required.
Pairings & Class Prizes will use regular (i.e. non-active) CFC ratings.
Misc: No smoking and no computers. Free Lunch will be provided for all 
players in the Mad Rapid!
FIDE Master Gary Basanta will be participating in all of the Mad Chess 
Festival events.
Simultaneous: Players may play in the Mad Rapid & the Mad Active at the same 
time.
Info: NTD Henry Chiu (604) 515-8046; madmadchess@hotmail.com; details @ 
www.chess.bc.ca 

Mad Active (non-rated)

Sat., 23 August 2003; Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Guaranteed First Prize: $100; 
EF: $10; No CFC m/s required. Non-rated event.
Reg: 9-9:30am; Format: 5 round swiss; TC: G/30; 
FIDE Master Gary Basanta will be playing. Players may play in Mad Rapid & Mad 
Active at the same time.
Info: NTD Henry Chiu (604) 515-8046; madmadchess@hotmail.com; www.chess.bc.ca 

Mad Blitz

Sat., 23 August 2003; Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Guaranteed First Prize: $100; Reg: 4:45-5pm
EF: $5: Byes: Max 4; Format: 7 double round swiss: TC: G/5 
Rules: FIDE blitz chess rules will be used, touch move in effect
Info: NTD Henry Chiu (604) 515-8046; madmadchess@hotmail.com; details @ 
www.chess.bc.ca 

Mad Simul

Sat., 23 August 2003; Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
FIDE Master Gary Basanta will be playing up to 30 <2200 players 
simultaneously using clocks!!!
Entry Fee: $5 for one game, $10 for two games (one white, one black); Reg: 
8-8:15pm
TC: G/60; Colors: If player chooses white, master has draw odds.
Prizes: Double entry fee will be returned if player wins. Entry fee will be 
returned if player chose black and draws. Prizes may only be claimed by players 
who have been keeping score up until they have less than five minutes on 
clock. Touch move in effect.
Info: NTD Henry Chiu (604) 515-8046; madmadchess@hotmail.com; details @ 
www.chess.bc.ca 

Labour Day Open, Victoria

Contact Lynn Stringer for details, lynnstringer@shaw.ca, 250-658-5207   

Challenge the Masters Multi-Master Simul Tournament
(A 2005 Elod Macskasy Memorial Fundraising Event)

Join fellow chess enthusiasts on Sunday, Sept 7, 2003, for a full day of 
entertainment by challenging three teams of masters in a 3 round simultaneous 
tournament.  Here's your chance to play against teams consisting of GM Duncan 
Suttles, FM Jack Yoos, FM Bruce Harper, Fanhao Meng, and other masters/experts. 

Date: September 7, 2003
Location: Vancouver Bridge Center, 2776 East Broadway (Broadway and Kaslo)
Registration: Sept 7, 9:00-9:30 am
Pre-registration: Deadline for pre-registration, Sept 1, 2003
Format: Three-round simultaneous. 
Time Control    60 minutes for each side, with one-minute increments for the 
master teams.
Rounds: Round 1: 10:00 am; Round 2: 1:00 pm; Round 3: ASAP.
Entry fee: $20 per adult.  $15 for juniors. Pre-register to guarantee a spot 
- participation will be limited to the first 40 registrants.
Equipment: scoresheets will be provided. Please bring set, and digital clock, 
if you have one.
Information: contact Richard Reid, (604) 589-4214, rreid@smartt.com

NOTE: This is a fundraising event, open to all, but limited to the first 40 
entrants. The intent is to raise money to help bring titled players to the 2005 
Elod Macskasy Memorial tournament, and thereby provide an opportunity for 
some of our local players to make IM and GM norms.   

Culture Jam I Active

Date: Saturday September 13.2003
Location: Sprott-Shaw College, 2750 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC
Rds: 5
Type: Regular 6-player Round Robin, CFC-rated
Time: 10 am start
Time control: G 30
Entry Fee: $15 
Prizes: 1st ChessBase CD; ALL players receive special prizes
TD/Reg: Vas Sladek, 604-787-4553, chessfm@shaw.ca
Notes: interested players must pre-register by phone or e-mail by September 
1, no onsite registration; digital chess clocks and chess sets provided, CFC 
membership or $10 event fee required; 
Sponsored by: Adbusters Media Foundation and Chess First! Enterprises, 
www.northshorechess.com

Conquest of Cool FIDE Invitational

Date: September 26-28, 2003
Place: Sprott-Shaw College, 2750 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC
Rds: 5
Type: Regular closed 6-player RR, FIDE & CFC rated
Times: 6:30pm/10am, 3:30 pm/10am, ASAP
TC: 120+30
EF: $50 FIDE rated; $80 FIDE unrated, minimum CFC rating 2000 
Prizes: 1st $150 plus ChessBase CD prize
Reg: interested FIDE-rated players please e-mail TD/Org:Vas Sladek, 
chessfm@shaw.ca or call 604-787-4553, 604-982-0611, players must pre-register by 
September 21, 2003, NO onsite registrations.
Misc: CFC membership required, no smoking, chess sets and clocks provided
Sponsors: Chess First! Enterprises www.northshorechess.com

Culture Jam II Active

Date: Saturday October 4.2003
Location: Sprott-Shaw College, 2750 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC
Rds: 5
Type: Regular 6-player Round Robin, CFC-rated
Time: 10 am start
Time control: G 30
Entry Fee: $15 
Prizes: 1st ChessBase CD; ALL players receive special prizes
TD/Reg: Vas Sladek, 604-787-4553, chessfm@shaw.ca
Notes: interested players must pre-register by phone or e-mail by October 1, 
no onsite registration; digital chess clocks and chess sets provided, CFC 
membership or $10 event fee required; 
Sponsored by: Adbusters Media Foundation and Chess First! Enterprises, 
www.northshorechess.com

Stop the Machine FIDE Invitational

Date: October 24-26, 2003
Place: Sprott-Shaw College, 2750 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC
Rds: 5
Type: Regular closed 6-player RR, FIDE & CFC rated
Times: 6:30pm/10am, 3:30 pm/10am, ASAP
TC: 120+30
EF: $50 FIDE rated; $80 FIDE unrated, minimum CFC rating 2000 
Prizes: 1st $150 plus ChessBase CD prize
Reg: interested FIDE-rated players please e-mail TD/Org:Vas Sladek, 
chessfm@shaw.ca or call 604-787-4553, 604-982-0611, players must pre-register by 
October 19, NO onsite registrations.
Misc: CFC membership required, no smoking, chess sets and clocks provided
Sponsors: Chess First! Enterprises www.northshorechess.com

Kitsilano Beach FIDE Invitational

Date: Saturday November 28-30, 2003
Details to be announced.

Kamloops Grand Prix 2004

Details: see the BCCF website

Chess First! FIDE Invitational

Date: April 8-12, 2004
Type: Regular closed 10-player RR, FIDE & CFC rated
Reg: interested FIDE-rated players please e-mail TD/Org:Vas Sladek, 
chessfm@shaw.ca or call 604-787-4553, 604-982-0611, players must pre-register by April 
1, 2004, NO onsite registrations.
(Details coming later.) 

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