MCA Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, January 18

CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) Quick rated. All players must be members of the CFC.

As it is CFC rated, all players must have a current, unexpired CFC membership. Can be purchased directly from CFC or through Manitoba Chess Association. (see end of this post)

4 round Swiss System tournament

Time control of G 25 10 (25 minutes per player plus 10 second per move increment)

January 18, January 25 , February 1, February 8     at 8:00 p.m.

Players must be visible on Zoom.  (The Zoom link will be available in the tournament lobby)

There will be no entry fee, and no prize fund.

Any number of half-point byes will be allowed.

New players to the Tornelo platform will have to sign up at Tornelo – Tornelo requires the use of real names – which is part of their Fair Play philosophy. You will receive a confirmation email from Tornelo that you will have to respond to. (Please check your spam folder in case it ended up there).

Sign in | Tornelo

After you have signed up with an ‘account’, you should be able to see a ‘join as a player’ button in the Lobby at the following link:

Event summary | Tornelo

So, that is like pre-registering for a tournament. On the night of the tournament, you have to check-in. Then the arbiter can make pairings being assured that everyone is there and/or give byes as needed. So it is no problem to register for the tournament and not show up (but as a courtesy please advise to You will only be paired if you are checked-in on Tuesday night by 8 p.m.

Please register for the first round any time (any day) prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday January  18 (the earlier the better). This will allow time for the arbiter to ensure that all players are current CFC members and to use the appropriate CFC rating for pairings.

Let me know if you have any problems signing up/in.

Tony Boron

MCA Tournament Coordinator


CFC annual membership renewals are $25 (contact Juniors $ 17. For new CFC members, the fee is also $ 25 ($ 17 for Juniors), however the MCA will refund the $ 25 (or $ 17) upon participation and completion of all rounds in a future CFC rated live over-the-board event (which are currently suspended during the COVID situation).

Chess at the Forks

There will be a casual meetup at The Forks Market on Friday Dec 17 at 10 am until noon on the second floor of the main Forks Market building.  Sets and clocks will be available.  Time controls (if any) are at players’ discretion.

Reminder: all Forks patrons must show proof of vaccination and must be masked when not eating or drinking.

If you are interested in attending, please text Al MacPherson (204-898-8485).

Little Brown Jug results – December 11, 2021

Eighteen players turned out for an over-the-board Swiss tournament held today at the Little Brown Jug brewery in Winnipeg.  Mutiu Salawu placed first with 4.5 points.  Second was Gilbert Perez with 4.0 points.

In the U1900 section, Jackson Stordeur placed first with 3.5 points followed by Al McPherson, Allen George, Julian Kelly and Nathan Kirshner with 3.0 points.  Julian and Nathan were also the top unrated players.

Thank you to Little Brown Jug for hosting the event!

Crosstable (results) at: Little Brown Jug Open (



MCA Online 2021 November TNT CFC QR – Final Round Results

Steve Demmery won the MCA Online 2021 November TNT CFC QR tournament with 3.5 points.  Second/Third was shared by Peter Baxted and Saul Magnusson with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
1.5 Peter Baxted (1933 2.5)Steve Demmery (2222 3.0).5
21 Saul Magnusson (1856 2.0)Quinn Tays (1314 2.0)0
30 James Hofer (1530 1.5)Ibukun Orogun (1956 1.5)1
41 Gilbert Perez (1929 1.5)Carter Marshall (1491 1.5)0
51 Jackson Stordeur (1709 1.0)Peter Magyar (1387 0.5)0
61 Michael Glasser (1353 1.0)Ken Marshall (1512 0.5)0
.5 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1628 1.0)BYE
.5Ben Wolfram (1538 2.0)BYE

Crosstable at:  2021 MCA November TNT CFC QR (

CFC has rated the tournament:

CFC – Tournament (

MCA chess tournament at Little Brown Jug – December 11

The Manitoba Chess Association is pleased to be holding an over-the-board rapid tournament at the Little Brown Jug microbrewery, 336 William Ave. in Winnipeg from 2:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, December 11.  Details as follows:

  • 5 round Swiss tournament, time control of 10 minutes plus 3 second increment.
  • $15 entry fee, unless participant has never played in an MCA tournament in which case the entry fee will be $6.  Registration onsite on Saturday from 1:30 to 1:50.
  • A free beverage, either beer or soda is included in the entry fee.
  • Prize fund will be based on entries (net of drink costs) plus $40 enhancement provided by the MCA.  A prize will be awarded to the top unrated player.
  • Those under age 18 are eligible to play, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Little Brown Jug will require proof of vaccination for everyone age 12 and up.  Masks will also be required at all times when not drinking.

All are welcome to play.  If you plan to attend, please contact Blair Rutter by text 204-298-6961.

Little Brown Jug

MCA Online 2021 November TNT CFC QR – Round Three Results

Steve Demmery leads with 3 points.

Peter Baxted trails by a half-point.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Steve Demmery (2222 2.0)Saul Magnusson (1856 2.0)0
21 Peter Baxted (1933 1.5)Gilbert Perez (1929 1.5)0
31 Ben Wolfram (1538 1.0)Jackson Stordeur (1709 1.0)0
40 Ken Marshall (1512 0.5)Quinn Tays (1314 1.0)1
50 Peter Magyar (1387 0.5)Carter Marshall (1491 0.5)1
0.5Ibukun Orogun (1956 1.0)BYE
0.5Anthony Boron (1864 1.0)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1628 0.5)BYE
0.5James Hofer (1530 1.0)BYE
0.5Michael Glasser (1353 0.5)BYE

2021 MCA November TNT CFC QR (

Perez at FIDE world championship for disabled

Manitoba’s Gilbert Perez finished in 63rd place out of a field of 249 players at FIDE’s 4th World Championship for People with Disabilities.  He ended up with a score of 5.5 to 3.5.  He was the only Canadian represented in the online tournament.

Congratulations Gilbert on a fine performance.

Tournament results can be found here.

MCA Online 2021 November TNT CFC QR – Round Two Results

Steve Demmery and Saul Magnusson lead with 2 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Jackson Stordeur (1709 1.0)Steve Demmery (2222 1.0)1
20 Ibukun Orogun (1956 1.0)Saul Magnusson (1856 1.0)1
40 Quinn Tays (1314 1.0)Peter Baxted (1933 0.5)1
50.5Peter Magyar (1387 0.0)Michael Glasser (1353 0.0)0.5
1 Gilbert Perez (1929 0.5)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1628 0.0)BYE
0.5Ben Wolfram (1538 0.5)BYE
0.5James Hofer (1530 0.5)BYE
0.5Ken Marshall (1512 0.0)BYE
0.5Carter Marshall (1491 0.0)BYE
0.5Anthony Boron (1864 0.5)BYE

David Woodbury – 1955-2021

A player familiar to those that were active in the 1970’s has passed away.

I met David at the old Winnipeg Chess Club on Selkirk Avenue around 1971.  As far as I can determine / remember he did not play rated CFC chess after 1977 (the 1977 CFC annual ratings show a very respectable 1840 rating), but I stand to be corrected.

A search of the Winnipeg Free press archives also indicated that he was on the MCA Executive in 1975, and also a CFC Governor in 1975.

In chess circles some will know him as Jack Woodbury’s son, and some will know Jack as David’s father, depending on whom you met first !