MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Final Round results

Jackson Stordeur won the tournament with his fourth straight win, 4-0.

Gilbert Perez was second with 3 points.

Third, with 2.5 points were Peter Baxted, Blair Rutter, and Cameron Duplin.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Blair Rutter (1866 2.5)Jackson Stordeur (1820 3.0)1
20 Joshua Brandon (unr. 2.0)Gilbert Perez (1907 2.0)1
30 Anthony Boron (2011 2.0)Peter Baxted (2035 1.5)1
40 Quinn Tays (1701 1.0)Cameron Duplin (unr. 1.5)1
0.5Ryan Guth (unr. 0.5)BYE
0.5Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 1.0)BYE
0.5Dennis Foerster (1318 0.5)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1241 1.0)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 1.5)BYE
0.5Jianhua Zhou (1734 1.0)BYE

Forks Chess 960 tournament results

Seventeen players competed in a Chess 960 tournament held by the Manitoba Chess Association at the Forks Market in Winnipeg on May 14, 2022.  Saul Magnusson placed first with a score of 4.0 in the four round Swiss tournament.  Marlon Jodar was second with 3.5 points and Gustav Baron, Colin Prince and James Paeldin were tied for third with 3.0 points.

Blair Rutter congratulates Saul Magnusson

Blair Rutter congratulates Saul Magnusson


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MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 3 results

Jackson Stordeur leads with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Jackson Stordeur (1820 2.0)Anthony Boron (2011 2.0)0
21 Blair Rutter (1866 1.5)Cameron Duplin (unr. 1.5)0
31 Gilbert Perez (1907 1.0)Quinn Tays (1701 1.0)0
40 Dennis Foerster (1318 0.5)Joshua Brandon (unr. 1.0)1
0.5Jianhua Zhou (1734 0.5)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 1.0)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1241 0.5)BYE
0.5Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 0.5)BYE
0.5Ryan Guth (unr. 0.0)BYE

MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 2 results

Tony Boron and Jackson Stordeur lead with 2 points.

There is still time to join the tournament next week, with 1 point in byes for the missed 2 rounds.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Anthony Boron (2011 1.0)Quinn Tays (1701 1.0)0
21 Jackson Stordeur (1820 1.0)Gilbert Perez (1907 1.0)0
30 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 1.0)Blair Rutter (1866 0.5)1
41 Cameron Duplin (unr. 0.5)Ante Mandusic (1241 0.5)0
50 Ryan Guth (unr. 0.0)Joshua Brandon (unr. 0.0)1
0.5Dennis Foerster (1318 0.0)BYE
0.5Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 0.0)BYE
0.5Jianhua Zhou (1734 0.0)BYE

Chess 960 tournament May 14, 2022

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold a Chess 960 Tournament at the Forks Market building, main floor, on Saturday May 14th.

  • Tournament begins at 9am sharp
  • 4 round Swiss
  • 15/10 time controls
  • Starting positions randomly generated at the start of each round.
  • $10 entry fee
  • Cash prizes, based on entries.
  • Tournament is unrated but we will develop a local Chess-960 rating with the results.
  • CFC membership not required.

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

MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 1 results

Twelve players have started the tournament.  You can join at anytime during the month with a half-point bye for the missed rounds.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes  
10 Jianhua Zhou (1734 0.0)Anthony Boron (2011 0.0)1
21 Gilbert Perez (1907 0.0)Dennis Foerster (1318 0.0)0
30 Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 0.0)Jackson Stordeur (1820 0.0)1
41 Quinn Tays (1701 0.0)Ryan Guth (unr. 0.0)0
50 Joshua Brandon (unr. 0.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 0.0)1
0.5Ante Mandusic (1241 0.0)BYE
0.5Cameron Duplin (unr. 0.0)BYE

MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, April 26

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)

1 round (game) on each of Tuesdays:

Tuesday, April 26

Tuesday, May 3

Tuesday, May 10

Tuesday, May 17 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 February  15 (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).

CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) rated.
All players must be members of the CFC.
4 round Swiss System tournament
Time control of G 25 10 (25 minutes per player plus 10 second per move increment)

Players must be visible on Zoom

MCA Spring Online CFC Rated QR – Round 4 results

Marlon Jodar won the tournament with a perfect 4-0  score.

Next were Gilbert Perez, Jackson Stordeur, Quinn Tays, and Geethika Kadigamuwa with 2.5

The CFC has rated the tournament  –

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Marlon Jodar (2224 3.0)Ibukun Orogun (2010 2.0)0
20.5Quinn Tays (1683 2.0)Anthony Boron (2017 2.5)0.5
31 Gilbert Perez (1905 1.5)Peter Baxted (2068 1.5)0
41 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1608 1.5)Jianhua Zhou (unr. 1.5)0
50 Dennis Foerster (1216 0.5)John Klokow (1833 1.0)1
60 Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1016 1.0)Shay Sapozhnikov (1512 1.0)1
0.5Jackson Stordeur (1790 2.0)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1101 0.0)BYE


MCA Spring Online CFC Rated QR – Round 3 results

Marlon Jodar leads with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Peter Baxted (2068 1.5)Marlon Jodar (2224 2.0)1
20 Jianhua Zhou (unr. 1.5)Anthony Boron (2017 1.5)1
3.5Jackson Stordeur (1790 1.5)Ibukun Orogun (2010 1.5).5
40 John Klokow (1833 1.0)Quinn Tays (1683 1.0)1
50 Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1016 1.0)Gilbert Perez (1905 0.5)1
60 Dennis Foerster (1216 0.5)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1608 0.5)1
70 Ante Mandusic (1101 0.0)Shay Sapozhnikov (1512 0.0)1