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2024 Manitoba Closed Championship – August 9-11

2024 Manitoba Closed Championship –  One Section – CFC and FIDE Standard Rated Event

$ 40 entry fee – First Prize $ 250 , 2nd Prize $ 125, 3rd Prize $ 75

(additional prizes may be added dependent on entries)

Time Control: Game 90 minutes + 30 second increment

Eligibility: Players must have a CFC Regular (Lifetime) High Rating of at least 1900

Eligibility: *Players must be Manitoba Permanent residents.

Eligibility: Players must have an unexpired CFC membership

Players MUST pre-register, Registration cut-off – August  1  11:50 p.m.

Entry fee may be e-transferred to chessmanitoba@gmail.com

(To register or inquire about eligibility, email Tony Boron at chessmanitoba at gmail.com )

*(Persons  who are not citizens or permanent residents, but who have been a resident of Manitoba for a twelve-month period immediately preceding the tournament, may be admitted to the Tournament provided they can clearly demonstrate to the MCA Board of Directors that they have a settled intention to continue to reside in Manitoba. The admittance to the Tournament of such exceptions shall be entirely at the discretion of the MCA Board of Directors.)

Location:   Canadian Mennonite University  (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard)

Room D33  (map and direction and important information https://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=4538 Free Parking !

5 rounds –

Round 1 –  Friday, August 9 7 p.m.

Round 2 –  Saturday, August 10 10 a.m.

Round 3 –  Saturday, August 10 2:30 p.m.

Round 4 –  Sunday, August 11 10 a.m.

Round 5 –  Sunday, August 11 2:30 p.m.

(Players may take a total of one 1 half-point in any of the first three rounds and any number of zero-point byes.)

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

Chess at Cooks Creek Medieval Festival – July 27

The Manitoba Chess Association is again pleased to be participating in the Medieval Festival at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cooks Creek, MB on Saturday, July 27.  We will host two tournaments – the first starting at 1:00 will be for those who have never played in a rated tournament; the second, starting at 2:45 will be an open tournament for both unrated and rated players.   Details as follows:

Unrated tournament:  5 round Swiss.  Games are 5 minutes per player plus 3 second increment per move.  No entry fee.  Book prizes to be awarded.

Open tournament:  5 round Swiss.  Games are 5 minutes per player plus 3 second increment per move.  $10 entry fee.  Prize fund of $50 plus entry fees.

A live player chess event will be held following the tournament, featuring players in medieval costume!

Please note there is an admission fee to the Festival grounds:  $25 for adults; $10 for ages 6 to 17.  Details on the Festival can be found here.

Come and enjoy the day and have some fun playing outdoor chess in a Medieval setting!

2024 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament – Aug 31 to Sept 2

July 21 – 5 entries – 55 chairs available

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold the 2024 Abe Yanofsky Memorial, a FIDE and CFC rated standard tournament August 31, September 1-2 at the University of Manitoba.

This will be the 18th Yanofsky Memorial, held to commemorate ‘Canada’s first Grandmaster’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Yanofsky

Capacity Limit is 60 players.

Players must be at least 14 years of age (born 2010 or earlier) or have regular CFC ratings above 1200.

There will be an open section and an under-1700 section.

  • Round 1, Sat 10am
  • Round 2, Sat 230pm
  • Round 3, Sun, 10am
  • Round 4, Sun 230pm
  • Round 5, Mon 10am
  • Round 6, Mon 230pm

The location is the Cross Common Room at St John’s College, 92 Dysart Road. Free parking is available in K lot.

To pre-register, text or phone Tournament Director Al MacPherson at 204-898-8485 or email Tony Boron at chessmanitoba@gmail.com

CFC membership is required (valid for 12 months – $25 for adults, $ 17 for juniors) contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com for details and/or can be obtained at CFC site chess.ca

Players must pre-register. There will be no onsite registration.

  • Time control; 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • $50 early-bird registration entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com before Friday, August 16.
  • $60 regular entry.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • No agreed draws before move 31.
  • Players are forfeited for non-attendance after one hour.
  • Players may request one, ½ point bye for rounds 1-5. Must request before round 3.
  • Cash prizes based on entries.
  • MCA anti-cheating protocols in effect.
  • All players under age 12 must have a guardian in attendance. 
  • Some rounds may feature forced byes depending on player count.   

Under-1700 Section

  • Players must be unrated or have CFC standard ratings below 1700.
  • Unrated players are ineligible for top prize in this section.

sectionnamecitycfc ratingstatus
openGabriel HammWinnipeg, MB1901$ confirmed
under 1700Cory LetainWinnipeg, MB1633$ confirmed
John KlokowWinnipeg, MB1629
Mark JenkinsWinnipeg, MB1356$ confirmed
Jordan LuneauWinnipeg, MBunr

Summer Seniors Open – Round 3 Results

Fletcher Baragar leads the tournament with 3 wins. Ray Kuryliw is in second place with 2.5 points. The final round will be played on Friday, July 26.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
11Fletcher Baragar (2278 2.0)Anthony Boron (2015 2.0)0
21/2Blair Rutter (1871 1.0)Ray Kuryliw (1700 2.0)½
31Jim Lauritson (1984 1.0)Al Macpherson (1694 1.0)0
41John Klokow (1629 1.0)Rolando Bince (1840 1.0)0
51James A Melnyk (1450 0.0)John Remillard (1458 1.0)0
61Francis Trueman (1330 0.0)Peter Magyar (1446 0.0)0

2024 July TNT – Round 3 results

Gabriel Hamm leads with 3 points. Rolando Bince, Yakiv Gres, and Guillermo Vodniza are next with 2.5 points.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
10 Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1854 2.0)Gabriel Hamm (1901 2.0)1
2½ Jackson Stordeur (2027 1.5)Yakiv Gres (1679 2.0)½
30 Will Bonness (1882 1.5)Guillermo Vodniza (unr. 1.5)1
41 Rolando Bince (1840 1.5)Ray Kuryliw (1700 1.5)0
50 John Klokow (1629 1.5)Blair Rutter (1871 1.0)1
61 James Currie (1946 1.0)Pablo Lake (1422 1.0)0
70 James Atem (1749 1.0)Rhailey Punay (1534 1.0)1
8½ Rory Curtis (1639 1.0)Abdurrahman Omanovic (unr. 1.0)½
90 Keith Gannon (1403 1.0)Aiden Ling (1653 0.5)1
101 Charitha Hansima (1630 0.5)Michael Stewart (1219 0.5)0
111 Jorel Baylon (1117 0.5)Oscar Zhang (1041 0.5)0
120 Harsha Kumbharathi (1433 0.5)Arad Hatamian (unr. 0.5)1
130 Nicole Zhang (1541 0.5)Udaya Annakkage (1758 0.0)1
140 James A. Melnyk (1450 0.0)Samuel Rosenstock (unr. 0.0)1
½ Jeff Babb (2059 1.0)BYE
½ Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1348 0.0)BYE

Summer Seniors Open – Round 2 Results

Fletcher Baragar, Anthony Boron and Ray Kuryliw are undefeated and lead the tournament standings with 2 points apiece. Round 3 is Friday, July 19.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
10Rolando Bince (1896)Fletcher Baragar (2278)1
21Anthony Boron (2015)Blair Rutter (1871)0
31Ray Kuryliw (1700)Jim Lauritson (1984)0
41Al Macpherson (1694)James A Melnyk (1450)0
50Peter Magyar (1446)John Klokow (1629)1
61John Remillard (1458)Francis Trueman (1330)0

2024 July TNT – Round 2 results

Six more players have joined the tournament.  Gabriel Hamm, Joe Zhou, and Yakiv Gres lead the now twenty-eight player field with 2 points.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
10 Jeff Babb (2059)Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1854)1
21 Gabriel Hamm (1901)James Atem (1749)0
3½ Ray Kuryliw (1700)Will Bonness (1882)½
40 Blair Rutter (1871)Yakiv Gres (1679)1
50 Rhailey Punay (1534)Jackson Stordeur (2027)1
60 Nicole Zhang (1541)Rolando Bince (1840)1
71 Guillermo Vodniza (unr.)Charitha Hansima (1630)0
80 Arad Hatamian (unr.)John Klokow (1629)1
90 Ante Mandusic (1191)James Currie (1946)1
100 Udaya Annakkage (1758)Keith Gannon (1403)1
110 Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1348)Rory Curtis (1639)1
121 Abdurrahman Omanovic (unr.)James A. Melnyk (1450)0
131 Pablo Lake (1422)Samuel Rosenstock (unr.)0
½ Ken Einarsson (1720)BYE
½ Michael Stewart (1219)BYE

Summer Seniors Open – Round 1 Results

12 combatants played round 1 of the Summer Seniors Open at Fort Garry United Church.

Others are welcome to join the tournament next week. There are 4 rounds.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
11Fletcher Baragar (2278)Al Macpherson (1694)0
20John Klokow (1629)Anthony Boron (2015)1
31Jim Lauritson (1984)John Remillard (1458)0
40James A Melnyk (1450)Rolando Bince (1896)1
51Blair Rutter (1871)Peter Magyar (1446)0
60Francis Trueman (1330)Ray Kuryliw (1700)1

 

2024 July TNT – Round 1 results

Twenty-two players have started the July TNT. You can join the action the next week with a half-point bye for the missed Round 1.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
10 Rory Curtis (1639 0.0)Jeff Babb (2059 0.0)1
20 James Currie (1946 0.0)Rhailey Punay (1534 0.0)1
30 James A. Melnyk (1450 0.0)Gabriel Hamm (1901 0.0)1
41 Will Bonness (1882 0.0)Pablo Lake (1422 0.0)0
50 Keith Gannon (1403 0.0)Blair Rutter (1871 0.0)1
61 Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1854 0.0)Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1348 0.0)0
70 Michael Stewart (1219 0.0)James Atem (1749 0.0)1
8½ Ken Einarsson (1720 0.0)Guillermo Vodniza (unr. 0.0)½
90 Samuel Rosenstock (unr. 0.0)Ray Kuryliw (1700 0.0)1
101 Yakiv Gres (1679 0.0)Abdurrahman Omanovic (unr. 0.0)0
½ Nicole Zhang (1541 0.0)BYE
½ Ante Mandusic (1191 0.0)BYE

Crosstable at:

https://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2024/2024_July_TNT.htm

2024 Summer Seniors Open

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold the Summer Seniors Open, a FIDE and CFC rated standard 4 round tournament, starting July 5 2024 at Fort Garry United Church 800 Point Road, Winnipeg. 

  • New players welcome!
  • Free street parking available.
  • Bus route adjacent.

Players must be born in 1974 or earlier. Note; eligibility criteria based on Canadian/US Seniors Championship

  1. Round 1, Fri July 5 at 1pm 
  2. Round 2, Fri July 12 at 1pm 
  3. Round 3, Fri July 19 at 1pm 
  4. Round 4, Fri July 26 at 1pm 

To pre-register or inquire, text or phone Tournament Director John Klokow at 204-803-7085 or Tournament Organizer Al MacPherson at 204-898-8485 or email Tony Boron at chessmanitoba@gmail.com

  • CFC membership is required.
  • Time control of 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • $20 entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com
  • Pre-registration recommended.
  • Onsite registration from 1230pm until 1245pm July 5th.
  • Players may take up to 1 half point bye and any number of zero-point byes. Round 4  half-point byes must be requested before Round 2.
  • This is not a cash prize event. Funds raised will pay the rent. Extra funds will be used to support future MCA Seniors chess. 
  • MCA anti-cheating protocols in effect.