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2020 Kent Oliver Memorial and MCA Annual General Meeting – Sunday, February 16

Kent Oliver Memorial Chess Tournament and MCA Annual Meeting

Kent Oliver

 Sunday, February 16, 2020 – University of Winnipeg  Room 3L08

One day Rapid event !

5 rounds of Game / 20 minutes + 10 seconds free (Bronstein)

Registration starts at 9:30AM – First Round 10 a.m

(We should be finished around 5 p.m.)

Pizza Lunch (provided) and Annual General Meeting from approx 12 to 1:30  between rounds 2 and 3.

Hundreds of Books for Sale – including a selection from the Albert Boxer estate.


Entry Fee: $ 15 –  CFC Membership not required, however Manitoba Chess Association(MCA) membership is required. If you are not a CFC member (which typically includes MCA membership), standalone MCA membership can be obtained for $13 (good for 12 months), or $ 5 (for one tournament)

First time players do not require MCA membership for this tournament.

The prize fund is enhanced through a generous donation from Mrs. Truus Oliver.

2020 Kent Oliver Memorial results

Theo Wolchock added to his list of outright tournament wins by topping the 38-player 2020 Kent Oliver Memorial with 4.5 points.

In 2nd, with 4 points, were Gustav Baron,Marcos Valentino, Anthony Boron, Colin Prince, and Gilbert Perez. Perez took the top U2000 prize. Fernando Orcullo was 2nd U2000 with 3.5 points.

The top U1700 prizes went Jim Melnyk, James Chapman, Yanyu Lei, Zachary Piche, and Mark Klusa, all with 3 points.

Ethan Lib won the top U1500 prizes with 3 points, Keith Gannon was 2nd U1500 with 2.5 points.

The 1400 and Under prizes were won by David Glenn, Joe Zhou, Elazar Schwartz, Frederic Joannette, all with 2 points.

The prize fund was enhanced through a generous donation from Mrs. Truus Oliver.

http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2020/2020_KO.htm

2020 February TNT – Round 2 results

Five more players have joined the tournament. The winners on boards 1-4 are in lead with perfect scores.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Jeff Babb (2127 1.0)James A. Melnyk (1682 1.0)0
20 Ethan Eckert (1777 1.0)Gustav L Baron (2123 1.0)1
30 Zachary Piche (1559 1.0)Oyeyemi A Abioye (2070 1.0)1
41 Ibukun Orogun (1835 1.0)Stephen Ford (1502 1.0)0
50 Rolando Bince (1934 0.5)Isaac Wiebe (2190 0.5)1
60.5Blair Rutter (1912 0.5)Anthony Boron (2021 0.5),5
71 Jim Green (1852 0.5)Pedro Marcelo Aza-Farje (1544 0.0)0
81 Richard Ott (1500 0.0)Peter Magyar (1455 0.0)0
90 Philipp Gregoryanz (1475 0.0)Gavin Wijeweera (1359 0.0)1
101 Wilfredo Tiqui (1461 0.0)Bob March (1204 0.0)0
110 John March (unr. 0.0)Keith Gannon (1460 0.0)1
0.5Ken Einarsson (1789 0.5)BYE
0.5Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1625 1.0)BYE

2020 February TNT – Round 1 results

 There are currently 18 participants playing in this month’s TNT and there were no unexpected results in Round 1 as the favorites won their games. Also of note is a return back to tournament play for Bob March after a 43 year (!) absence, who is playing in the tournament with his son, John.  You can still join next week, with a 1/2 point bye for Round 1.

Bd              Res     White   Res     Black
1               1       Gustav L Baron (2138 0.0)       0       Richard Ott (1497 0.0)
2               0       Keith Gannon (1491 0.0) 1       Jeff Babb (2112 0.0)
3               1       Oyeyemi A Abioye (2046 0.0)     0       Philipp Gregoryanz (1487 0.0)
4               0       Peter Magyar (1455 0.0) 1       Ibukun Orogun (1872 0.0)
5               1       Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1630 0.0)        0       Wilfredo Tiqui (1362 0.0)
6               0       Pedro Marcelo  Aza-Farje (unr. 0.0)     1       Ethan Eckert (1698 0.0)
7               1       James A. Melnyk (1617 0.0)      0       gavin wijeweera (unr. 0.0)
8               0       Bob March (unr. 0.0)    1       Zachary Piche (1540 0.0)
9               1       Stephen Ford (1521 0.0) 0       John March (unr. 0.0)

2020 February TNT starts Tuesday, February 4

2020 February TNT Tournament
One Section – CFC Rated Event
$ 15 entry fee – Prizes will be based on entries.
Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42
4 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday February 4, 11, 18, 25 –
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.
Half-point byes for round 4 must be requested before Round 2. )

Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  FIDE Zero tolerance rule not in effect (you will not forfeited if you are late, but will lose after 1 hour of being late).


There is one game per week. All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /105 minutes plus a five-second increment from move 1. [Each player has 1 hour 45 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 entry fee and CFC membership required.
All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site)[$ 20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 25 for 12 months- new adult members pay $ 0 for a twelve-month CFC membership, ]Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 17 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay $ 0 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 0 for a one-tournament membership]
Registration for tournament -Tuesday, February 4 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm
Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. Tournament Director/Registrar will be  Ken Einarsson 204 999-3069 or Ken659@mymts.net
Players can join in Round 2  , they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42


Getting to 4CM42: (written by Mark Jenkins) Location is room 4CM42 in Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg. This room is a bit tricky to get to because the escalators only go to the 4th floor and do not go to the 4CM mezzanine level. Give yourself time to find the room. Either take the Centennial Hall elevator direct to the 4CM level, or take the Lockhart Hall (Ellice entrance) elevator to level 5 and cross over from the Lockhart level 5 to Centennial Hall 4CM (note, this elevator isn’t always available) or take the escalators to the 4th floor and then use the stairs between the escalator and library to reach the 4CM level.

2020 January TNT (Chiswell Memorial) – Final Round Results

Jeff Babb won the 2020 Chiswell Memorial scoring 3.5 points in 4 rounds.  Tied for second with 3.0 were Oyeyemi Abioye, Gustav Baron and Jim Melnyk with Melnyk winning the U1900 first place prize.  Tied for second in the U1900 class with 2.5 were Ken Einarsson, Jim Green and Cory Letain.  Tied for first place in the U1700 class with 2.0 were Marcelo Aza-Farje, Richard Ott and Zachary Piche.

 ResWhiteResBlack
0.5Jeff Babb (2112 3.0)0.5Oyeyemi A Abioye (2046 2.5)
0 Udaya Annakkage (1791 2.0)1 Gustav L Baron (2138 2.0)
1 James A. Melnyk (1617 2.0)0 Ibukun Orogun (1872 2.0)
0 Zachary Piche (1540 2.0)1 Blair Rutter (1915 1.5)
1 Cory Letain (1830 1.5)0 Gregory R. Allan (1657 1.5)
0 Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1630 1.5)1 Ken Einarsson (1788 1.5)
1 Pedro Marcelo Aza-Farje (unr. 1.0)0 Stephen Ford (1521 1.0)
1 Richard Ott (1497 1.0)0 Gavin Wijeweera (unr. 1.0)
1 Wilfredo Tiqui (1362 0.5)0 Philipp Gregoryanz (1487 1.0)
1Keith Gannon (1491 0.0)0 FEmmanuel Odeyemi (1347 0.0)
0 Harshani Konara (1962 1.5)BYE
0 Rolando Bince (1920 2.5)BYE
0 Jim Green (1836 2.5)BYE
0 Bruce Reimer (1498 0.5)BYE

2020 January TNT (Chiswell Memorial) – Round 3 results

Jeff Babb is in the sole lead with 3 points. Yemi Abioye, Rolando Bince, and Jim Green are next with 2.5 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Harshani Konara (1962 1.5)Jeff Babb (2112 2.0)1
21 Rolando Bince (1920 1.5)Cory Letain (1830 1.5)0
30.5Ibukun Orogun (1872 1.5)Udaya Annakkage (1791 1.5)0.5
41 Jim Green (1836 1.5)Ken Einarsson (1788 1.5)0
51 Gustav L Baron (2138 1.0)Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1630 1.5)0
60 Gavin Wijeweera (unr. 1.0)James A. Melnyk (1617 1.0)1
70 Pedro Marcelo Aza-Farje (unr. 1.0)Zachary Piche (1540 1.0)1
80 Philipp Gregoryanz (1487 1.0)Gregory R. Allan (1657 0.5)1
91 Stephen Ford (1521 0.0)Keith Gannon (1491 0.0)0
100 FEmmanuel Odeyemi (1347 0.0)Richard Ott (1497 0.0)1 X
0.5Oyeyemi A Abioye (2046 2.0)BYE
0.5Blair Rutter (1915 1.0)BYE
0 Bruce Reimer (1498 0.5)BYE
0 Wilfredo Tiqui (1362 0.5)BYE

2020 January TNT (Chiswell Memorial) Round 2 results

Jeff Babb and Yemi Abioye lead with 2 points. No less than eight players are a half-point back. (Five of the players who won last week, took byes for Round 2). Also of note were the first CFC tournament wins for Marcelo Aza Farje and young Gavin Wijeweera.  http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2020/2020_Jan_TNT.htm

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Oyeyemi A Abioye (2046 1.0)Gustav L Baron (2138 1.0)0
21 Jeff Babb (2112 1.0)Blair Rutter (1915 1.0)0
30 James A. Melnyk (1617 1.0)Harshani Konara (1962 0.5)1
40 Gregory R. Allan (1657 0.5)Ibukun Orogun (1872 0.5)1
51 Ken Einarsson (1788 0.5)Bruce Reimer (1498 0.5)0
61 Zachary Piche (1540 0.0)Emmanuel Odeyemi (1347 0.0)0
71 Philipp Gregoryanz (1487 0.0)Stephen Ford (1521 0.0)0
80 Richard Ott (1497 0.0)Pedro Marcelo Aza-Farje (unr. 0.0)1
91 Gavin Wijeweera (unr. 0.0)Keith Gannon (1491 0.0)0
0.5Rolando Bince (1920 1.0)BYE
0.5Jim Green (1836 1.0)BYE
0.5Cory Letain (1830 1.0)BYE
0.5Udaya Annakkage (1791 1.0)BYE
0.5Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1630 1.0)BYE
0.5Wilfredo Tiqui (1362 0.0)BYE

2020 January TNT – Round 1 results

Twenty-two players have started the 2020 January TNT. All the rating favorites won, but it wasn’t easy for them – particularly on Boards 2,3 and 4. You can still join next week, with a 1/2 point for Round 1. 

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Gustav L Baron (2138 0.0)Zachary Piche (1540 0.0)0
20 Stephen Ford (1521 0.0)Jeff Babb (2112 0.0)1
31 Oyeyemi A Abioye (2046 0.0)Richard Ott (1497 0.0)0
40 Keith Gannon (1491 0.0)Rolando Bince (1920 0.0)1
51 Blair Rutter (1915 0.0)Philipp Gregoryanz (1487 0.0)0
60 Francis Trueman (1431 0.0)Jim Green (1836 0.0)1
71 Cory Letain (1830 0.0)Wilfredo Tiqui (1362 0.0)0
80 Emmanuel Odeyemi (1347 0.0)Udaya Annakkage (1791 0.0)1
91 Ievgeniia-Diana Furda (1630 0.0)Gavin Wijeweera (unr. 0.0)0
100 Pedro Marcelo Aza-Farje (unr. 0.0)James A. Melnyk (1617 0.0)1
.5Harshani Konara (1962 0.0)BYE
.5Gregory R. Allan (1657 0.0)BYE