Yannick Pelletier, ACP Tour Director, is equally pleased with the acceptance of this request.
"The ACP Tour is happy to welcome a new tournament from the American continent. The Canadian Open has reached such a level, that there can be no doubt any more. It definitely belongs to the upper crust of chess events!"
The announcement was officially made at the commencement of Round 4, and was met with a round of applause from the players on the Top 40 boards. This is a ringing endorsement of the success of the 2007 Canadian Open.
The 4th ACP Tour has just been launched on July 1st 2007. The ACP expects that, again, the strongest chess tournaments in the world will agree to be part of this tour. At the same time, the ACP has also decided to start a circuit for women, which is named the ACP Women Series, which will contribute to contribute to the development of women in chess.
All necessary information can be found on the ACP website at: http://www.chess-players.org/ .
Late-breaking news and commentary for the 2007 Canadian Open can be found at: http://canchess.blogspot.com/
The 4th ACP Tour has just been launched on July 1st 2007. We expect that, again, the strongest chess tournaments in the world will agree to be part of it. Some new points have been added to the Rules. The main one certainly concerns the decision to include the most important team competitions on the circuit. Thus, players who are used to taking part as much for teams as in individual tournaments will not be at a disadvantage. At the same time, the ACP has also decided to start a circuit for women, which we've named ACP Women Series. We thus hope to contribute to the development of women chess.
All necessary information can be found on the ACP website at http://www.chess-players.org/