CFC Personnel - Past

RoleNameNotes
2020 / 21 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentEgis Zeromskis
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond,
then Victor Plotkin
(Bond resigned)
Youth CoordinatorChristina Tao
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Director at LargePatricia Gamliel(joined in Feb)
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Master’s RepresentativeVictor Plotkin
Women’s CoordinatorPierre Dénommée
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
WebmasterDon Parakin
2019 / 20 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentEgis Zeromskis
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
Youth CoordinatorChristina Tao
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Master’s RepresentativeVictor Plotkin
Women’s CoordinatorPierre Dénommée
Publicity OfficerVadim Tsypin
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
Web EditorNigel Hanrahan
2018 / 19 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentEgis Zeromskis
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
Youth CoordinatorChristina Tao
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Master’s RepresentativeVictor Plotkin
Women’s CoordinatorPierre Dénommée
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
Web EditorNigel Hanrahan
2017 / 18 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentKen Craft
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
Youth CoordinatorUndriadi Benggawan
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Master’s RepresentativeVictor Plotkin
Women’s CoordinatorPierre Dénommée
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
Web EditorNigel Hanrahan
2016 / 17 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentKen Craft
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
Youth CoordinatorGary Hua
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
Web EditorNigel Hanrahan
2015 / 16 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
Vice PresidentKen Craft
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
Youth CoordinatorFrank Lee
Director at LargeMark Dutton
Rating AuditorPaul Leblanc
Master’s RepresentativeVictor Plotkin
Women’s CoordinatorYuri Ochkoos
Publicity OfficerElizaveta Orlova
Executive DirectorRobert Gillanders
Newsletter/Newsfeed EditorJohn Upper
Web EditorNigel Hanrahan
2014 / 15 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2013 / 14 – Online AGM
PresidentVlad Drkulec
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2012 / 13 – Online AGM
PresidentMichael von Keitz,
then Mark Dutton
(resigned after 8 months)
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2011 / 12 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentMichael von Keitz
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2010 / 11 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentRobert Gillanders
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerFred McKim
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2009 / 10 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentEric van Dusen
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerMaurice Smith
FIDE RepresentativeHal Bond
2008 / 09 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentDavid Lavin
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerChris Mallon
FIDE RepresentativeMichael Barron
2007 / 08 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentHal Bond
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerRobert Gillanders,
then Peter Stockhausen
(became CFC Executive Director)
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
2006 / 07 – AGM in Kitchener
PresidentChris Mallon,
then William Doubleday
(resigns after 4 months)
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerPierre Dénommée
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
2005 / 06 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentChris Mallon
SecretaryLyle Craver
TreasurerPierre Dénommée
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
2004 / 05 – AGM in Kapuskasing
PresidentHalldor Palsson
SecretaryEric van Dusen,
then Lyle Craver
(switched positions)
TreasurerLyle Craver,
then Eric van Dusen
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
2003 / 04 – AGM in Kapuskasing
PresidentHalldor Palsson
SecretaryAlvah Mayo
TreasurerDilip Panjwani
FIDE RepresentativeMaurice Smith
2002 / 03 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentPeter Stockhausen
SecretaryFred McKim,
then Lyle Craver
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeMaurice Smith
2002 / 03 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentPeter Stockhausen
SecretaryFred McKim,
then Lyle Craver
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeMaurice Smith
2001 / 02 – AGM in Sackville
PresidentDale Kirton
SecretaryFred McKim
TreasurerLyle Craver
FIDE RepresentativeSid Belzberg,
then Francisco Cabanas
2000 / 01 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentMaurice Smith
SecretaryFred McKim
TreasurerPeter Stockhausen
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1999 / 00 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentMaurice Smith
SecretaryHalldor Palsson
TreasurerPeter Stockhausen
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1998 / 99 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentMaurice Smith
SecretaryCecil Rosner
TreasurerPeter Stockhausen
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1997 / 98 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentFrancisco Cabanas
SecretaryJohn Quiring
TreasurerPeter Stockhausen
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1996 / 97 – AGM in Calgary
PresidentFrancisco Cabanas
SecretaryJohn Quiring
TreasurerDan Majstorovic
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1995 / 96 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentYves Farges
SecretaryJohn Quiring
TreasurerDan Majstorovic
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1994 / 95 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentYves Farges
SecretaryJohn Quiring
TreasurerVojin Vujosevic
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1993 / 94 – AGM in London
PresidentNathan Divinsky
SecretaryJohn Quiring
TreasurerMartin Jaeger
FIDE RepresentativePhil Haley
1992 / 93 – AGM in Scarborough
PresidentStephen Ball
SecretaryFred McKim
TreasurerMartin Jaeger
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1991 / 92 – AGM in Windsor
PresidentLes Bunning
SecretaryFred McKim
TreasurerMartin Jaeger
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1990 / 91 – AGM in Edmundston
PresidentLes Bunning
SecretaryFred McKim
TreasurerMartin Jaeger
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1989 / 90 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentDoug Burgess
SecretaryCarl Grant
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1988 / 89 – AGM in Scarborough
PresidentDoug Burgess
SecretaryCarl Grant
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1987 / 88 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentGord Howe
SecretaryKevin Spraggett
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeNathan Divinsky
1986 / 87 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentPeter Stockhausen
SecretaryDale Kirton
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1985 / 86 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentTerry Fleming
SecretaryHal Bond
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1984 / 85 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentTerry Fleming
SecretaryDavid Johansen
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1983 / 84 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentTerry Fleming
SecretaryDavid Johansen
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1982 / 83 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentWayne Kirton,
then Bruce Thomas
Vice PresidentBruce Thomas
SecretaryTerry Fleming
TreasurerDoug Burgess
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1981 / 82 – AGM in Quebec
PresidentWayne Kirton
SecretaryAl MacDonald
TreasurerTerry Fleming
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1980 / 81 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentLes Bunning
SecretaryWayne Kirton
TreasurerTerry Fleming
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1979 / 80 – AGM in Edmonton
PresidentLes Bunning
SecretaryEd Rohanchuk
TreasurerTerry Fleming
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1978 / 79 – AGM in Hamilton
PresidentMartin Jaeger
SecretaryWolfgang Ferner
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1977 / 78 – AGM in Fredericton
PresidentMartin Jaeger
SecretaryWolfgang Ferner
TreasurerLes Bunning
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1976 / 77 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentMalcolm Collins
SecretaryAbe Yanofsky
TreasurerWolfgang Ferner
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1975 / 76 – AGM in Calgary
PresidentKalev Pugi
SecretaryMalcolm Collins
TreasurerJohn Reinbergs
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1974 / 75 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentKalev Pugi
SecretaryMalcolm Collins
TreasurerJohn Reinbergs
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1973 / 74 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentKalev Pugi
SecretaryStan Percival
TreasurerJohn Reinbergs
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
Business ManagerLes Bunning(employee #1)

End of the volunteer era: In 1973, the CFC hired its first (part time) employee/contractor, Les Bunning, as Business Manager, thus transforming what had been a 100% volunteer operation. In the same year, it began to publish CFC Bulletin, a bi-monthly magazine. Soon thereafter, the CFC began to sell chess equipment, then chess books.

RoleNameNotes
1972 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentPhil Haley
SecretaryStan Percival
TreasurerZoltan Leskowsky
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1971 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentPhil Haley
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerZoltan Leskowsky
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1970 – AGM in St John’s
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerZoltan Leskowsky
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1969 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerN.K. Holden
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1968 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerN.K. Holden
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1967 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerN.K. Holden
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1966 – AGM in Kingston
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1965 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1964 – AGM in Scarborough
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1963 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1962 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1961 – AGM in Brockville
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1960 – AGM in Kitchener
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1959 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerW. Hornung
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
Rating StatisticianAdrian J. van Lieshout,
then Walter (Vlad) Dobrich
Adrian held post for about a decade,
then Vlad, then CFC Business Office.
1958 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryGeorge Bryant
TreasurerA. Mogle
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1957 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryJohn B. Bergevin
TreasurerAdrian E. Russell
FIDE RepresentativeJohn Prentice
1956 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryJohn B. Bergevin
TreasurerAdrian E. Russell
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1955 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentJohn Prentice
SecretaryJohn B. Bergevin
TreasurerAdrian E. Russell
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1954 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentBernard Freedman
SecretaryJohn B. Bergevin
TreasurerC.L. Kirton
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1953 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentGraham G. Ferguson,
then Nathan Divinsky
(GGF did not serve)
SecretaryPhilip Haley
TreasurerC.L. Kirton
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1952 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentHenry L. Roy
SecretaryS.F. Cooper
TreasurerJohn F. West
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1951 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentHenry Loose
SecretaryOsias Bain
TreasurerJohn F. West
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1950 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentBernard Freedman
SecretaryOsias Bain
TreasurerJohn F. West
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1949 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentBernard Freedman
SecretaryOsias Bain
TreasurerJohn F. West
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1948 – AGM in Ottawa
PresidentBernard Freedman
SecretaryOsias Bain
TreasurerClarence Carroll
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1947 – AGM in Vancouver
PresidentL. Christin
SecretaryP. Brunet
TreasurerBernard Freedman
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1946 – AGM in Quebec
PresidentWalter S. Ross
SecretaryPaul E. Hersberger
TreasurerG.F. Doyle
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman
1945 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentC. Robillard
SecretaryF.L. Hogg
TreasurerC.C. Kirby
FIDE RepresentativeBernard Freedman(role created)

At the 1945 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the CFC was renamed from “Canadian Chess Federation” to the “Chess Federation of Canada”. This was done to avoid confusion with a political party known as the CCF.

RoleNameNotes
1944 – AGM in Saskatoon
PresidentHenry L. Roy
SecretarySidney F. Cooper
TreasurerC.C. Kirby
1943 – AGM in Dalhousie
PresidentHenry L. Roy
SecretarySidney F. Cooper
TreasurerJ. Baines Lewis
1942 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentHenry L. Roy
SecretaryIsrael J. Dreman
TreasurerEphrem Brisebois
1941 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentHenry L. Roy
SecretaryE.A. Canfield
TreasurerEphrem Brisebois
1940 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentT. Schofield
SecretaryBernard Freedman
TreasurerEphrem Brisebois
1939 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentT. Schofield
SecretaryBernard Freedman
TreasurerEphrem Brisebois
1938 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentT. Schofield
SecretaryH.W. Jordan
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1937 – AGM in Quebec
PresidentR.G. Gringras
SecretaryR. Trottier
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1936 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentC.A. Crompton
SecretaryR. Trottier
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1935 – AGM in Montreal
PresidentEphrem Brisebois
SecretaryS.B. Wilson
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1934 – AGM in Toronto
PresidentG. Gaudet
SecretaryS.B. Wilson
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1933 – AGM in Winnipeg
PresidentR.H. Unwin
SecretaryH.A. Seymour
TreasurerBernard Freedman
1932 – AGM in Haileybury
PresidentR.H. Unwin
SecretaryH.A. Seymour
TreasurerBernard Freedman

Our federation was formally founded in Haileybury, Ontario, in 1932. Prior to this, records are incomplete.

Prior to 1932, our organization was known as the “Canadian Chess Association” (held annual Canadian Championships).

RoleNameNotes
1926
PresidentStanley B. Wilson
Vice PresidentG.F. Griffin
SecretaryAntoine Lamothe
TreasurerL. Blanchard
1924
PresidentJ.W. Moncur
SecretaryMalcolm Sim
1910/11 – Westmount (Gazette, 1911-01-02)
PresidentVery Rev. Dean Combes(Winnipeg)
Vice PresidentBishop Reeve(Toronto)
Vice PresidentW.C. Eddis(Toronto)
Vice PresidentJoseph Sawyer(Montreal)
Secretary
Treasurer
Charles Blake(Winnipeg)
1909 – Toronto (Toronto World, 1909-01-04)
PresidentJ.S. Leo(Montreal)
Vice PresidentVery Rev. Dean Combes(Winnipeg)
Vice PresidentErnest Saunders(Toronto)
Secretary
Treasurer
A.W. McArthur(Westmount)
1899 – Montreal (Gazette, 1899-04-04)
PresidentJames E. Narraway(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentT.R. Davies(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. Cox(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. Mavor(Toronto)
Vice PresidentDr. Starke(Toronto)
Vice PresidentW. Braithwaite(Toronto)
Vice PresidentA.K. Blackadar(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentC. Corbould Sr.(Orillia)
Vice PresidentF. Jemmett(Prescott)
Vice PresidentC.P. Champion(Quebec)
Vice PresidentG. Patterson(Winnipeg)
Vice PresidentH.M. Kittson(Hamilton)
Vice PresidentC.B. Heyd, MP(Brantford)
Vice PresidentA. Archambault(Ste. Hyacinthe)
Secretary
Treasurer
A.M. Snellgrove(Orillia)
1891 – Montreal (Gazette, 1891-01-07)
PresidentWilliam Boultbee(Toronto)
Vice PresidentJohn Henderson(Montreal)
Vice PresidentJames E. Narraway(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentC.P. Champion(Quebec)
Secretary
Treasurer
John McGregor(Toronto)
1889 – Montreal (Gazette, 1889-01-21)
PresidentC.P. Champion(Quebec)
Vice PresidentProf. William H. Hicks(Montreal)
Vice PresidentS.E. Narraway(Ottawa)
Secretary
Treasurer
M.J. Murphy(Quebec)
1888 – Quebec (Gazette, 1888-02-08)
PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. William H. Hicks(Montreal)
Vice PresidentJ.B. Halkett(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentC.P. Champion(Quebec)
Secretary
Treasurer
John Henderson(Montreal)
1884
PresidentG. Casey, MP(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentDr. J.B. Hurlburt(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentF.X. Lambert(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentProf. John B. Cherriman(Toronto)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Secretary
Treasurer
W.H. Morgan(Ottawa)
1883 – Montreal (Globe, 1883-01-13)
PresidentG. Casey, MP(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentDr. J.B. Hurlburt(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentF.X. Lambert(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Secretary
Treasurer
W.H. Morgan(Ottawa)
1882 – Quebec (Globe, 1882-01-14)
PresidentT. LeDroit(Quebec)
Vice PresidentThomas Workman(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. William H. Hicks(Montreal)
Vice PresidentDr. Isaac Ryall(Hamilton)
Secretary
Treasurer
John Henderson(Montreal)
1881 – Ottawa (L’Opinion Publique, 1881-03-10)
PresidentT. LeDroit(Quebec)
Vice PresidentThomas Workman(Montreal)
Vice PresidentDr. J.B. Hurlburt(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentDr. Isaac Ryall(Hamilton)
Secretary
Treasurer
M.J. Murphy(Quebec)
1880 (Globe, 1881-02-12)
PresidentT. LeDroit(Quebec)
Vice PresidentThomas Workman(Montreal)
Vice PresidentDr. J.B. Hurlburt(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentDr. Isaac Ryall(Hamilton)
Secretary
Treasurer
Rev. T.D. Phillips(Ottawa)
1879 – Montreal (L’Opinion Publique, 1879-06-19)
PresidentJohn Barry(Montreal)
Vice PresidentJ.H. Gordon(Toronto)
Vice PresidentF.X. Lambert(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentE.B. Holt(Quebec)
Secretary
Treasurer
Rev. T.D. Phillips(Ottawa)
1878 (Globe, 1878-06-01)
PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentThomas Workman(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. William H. Hicks
Secretary
Treasurer
Jacob G. Ascher
1876 – Hamilton (CIN, 1876-10-07)
PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentThomas Workman(Montreal)
Vice PresidentE.T. Fletcher(Quebec)
Vice PresidentC.P. Champion(Quebec)
Vice PresidentDr. Orton(Ancaster)
Vice PresidentCase(Hamilton)
1875 – Ottawa (Globe, 1875-07-03)
???The 4th annual meeting held Aug 17.
1874
PresidentProf. John B. Cherriman(Toronto)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentJ.B. Hurlbert(Ottawa)
Vice PresidentGeorge E. Jackson(Seaforth, ON)
Vice PresidentAlf. Mills(St John, NB)
Secretary
Treasurer
Rev. T.D. Phillips(Ottawa)
1873 – Toronto
PresidentProf. John B. Cherriman(Toronto)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentJ.H. Graham(St John, NB)
Vice PresidentJ.T. Wylde(Halifax)
Secretary
Treasurer
J. White(Stanstead, QC)
1873 – Toronto (CIN, 1873-05-31)
PresidentProf. John B. Cherriman(Toronto)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. James de Mille(Halifax)
Vice PresidentDr. Allan M. Ring(St John, NB)
Secretary
Treasurer
J. White(Montreal)
(2 x 1873 was on old website)
1872 – Hamilton (CIN, 1872-10-05)
PresidentProf. John B. Cherriman(Toronto)
Vice PresidentProf. H. Aspinwall Howe(Montreal)
Vice PresidentProf. James de Mille(Halifax)
Vice PresidentDr. Allan M. Ring(St John, NB)
Secretary
Treasurer
Dr. Isaac Ryall(Hamilton)

Historical Notes

  • In 1872, the Canadian Chess Association (CCA) was founded in Hamilton, Ontario. It held the annual Canadian Championships until being reborn in 1932.
  • In 1924, Canada is one of the founding countries of FIDE.
  • In 1932, the Canadian Chess Federation (CCF) was founded in Haileybury, Ontario.
  • In 1945, The CCF was renamed to the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC). This was done to avoid confusion with the political party with the same initials.
  • In 1973, the CFC hired its first employee / contractor (Les Bunning).
  • In 1976, the CFC became a corporation.
  • In 2014, the CFC restructured to comply with the Not For Profit Act.

Other notes:

  • 1936: From the Secretary’s Annual Report 1935-36: “…The most important work accomplished during the past year was re-writing the Constitution…. The other event of importance was the adoption of the Canadian Chessner as our official organ.”
  • 1939: From a letter by T.Schofield, Jan 25, 1939 “…Our former Secretary, Mr. Trottier of Quebec City, reported at our last meeting that the “Minute Book” and all documents pertaining to our Federation were destroyed by fire at his house.”
  • 1940: In the Canadian Supplement to Chess - October 1940: “At the annual meeting of the CCF held at Montreal on Oct 5th it was decided that present officers would retain their positions until the new constitution, drawn up by J.P.Erichsen-Brown of Toronto, comes into force. The plan is to apply for a charter of incorporation and when this is granted the control of the Federation will be placed in the hands of a Board of Governors composed of two representatives from each province.”
  • 1945: Organization known as Canadian Chess Federation until 1945 Annual Meeting, then Chess Federation of Canada. At the time it was to avoid confusion with the CCF political party. Later, “putting Chess first” paid off with regard to the organization’s listing in the phone book.
  • 1945: The office of FIDE Representative was first suggested, and filled, at the 1945 annual meeting.
  • 1971: Chess Chat Sept 1971 “After 16 solid years as President, John Prentice …”

Thanks

  • Thanks to Jonathan Berry for compiling the information for 1932 and later.
  • Thanks to Stephen Wright for compiling the information for 1926 and earlier.