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

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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 !


MCA Online 2021 November TNT CFC QR – First Round Results

Thirteen players have started the tournament.  You can join the action next Tuesday with a half-point bye for Round 1.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Steve Demmery (2222 0.0)Ken Marshall (1512 0.0)0
20 Carter Marshall (1491 0.0)Ibukun Orogun (1956 0.0)1
31 Saul Magnusson (1856 0.0)Peter Magyar (1387 0.0)0
40 Michael Glasser (1353 0.0)Jackson Stordeur (1709 0.0)1
50 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1628 0.0)Quinn Tays (1314 0.0)1
? Anthony Boron (1864 0.0)BYE
? Ben Wolfram (1538 0.0)BYE
? James Hofer (1530 0.0)BYE

MCA November Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, November 9

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:

November 9, November 16, November 30, December 7 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 November 9 (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).

Invitation to Brandon – Winnipeg online match – Sunday, November 21

The Manitoba Chess Association will be again hosting a Brandon versus Winnipeg online match tournament starting at 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 21 on the Tornelo platform.  Players from Brandon and Winnipeg (and surrounding areas) who have a rating between 0 and 1800 are invited to participate.  (The ratings used for eligibility and pairings will be based on your blitz, active or regular rating on lichess,, Tornelo or the CFC).  Players from each city will be paired against a player of comparable strength and play two games – one with white, one with black.

Tournament details:

  • Time control of 20 minutes plus 10 second increment
  • First round at 3:30; second round approximately 5 minutes after all round one games are over
  • No entry fee, no prizes
  • All participants will be invited to join Zoom, to allow for post-game analysis
  • The deadline for entry is 12:00 noon on Friday, November 19.

Winnipeg (and area) players who wish to participate are asked to contact Blair Rutter at blairrutter at

Brandon (and area) players are asked to contact Alex Murray at alexmurrayone  at

Please note that we will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to play, although that may not be possible if we get an uneven number of players.

Looking forward to a good, friendly competition.

Blair Rutter, President, Manitoba Chess Association


Brandon’s Gilbert Perez featured on FIDE website

World Championship for People with Disabilities: Last call to register (

Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 04:44
Word Championship for People with Disabilities

The 4th FIDE World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities will take place online from November 4-14, 2021. Organized by Dresdner Schachfestival E.V. under the auspices of FIDE, it is an individual 9-round Swiss tournament with an additional team ranking.

Registration for participation is open here until November 1, 2021. So far, 162 participants from 37 countries have ready registered for the competition. Players with disabilities from Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Spain, France, Georgia, Germany, Guyana, India, Israel, Italy, Kenia, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam are getting ready for the November event. For many of them, chess is not just a hobby; it is a source of inspiration, their lifework, and a way to find new friends.

“I can’t do any other sports except chess because my hands and legs don’t work. And chess is the only sport which is suitable for me,” says 14 y.o. Dariia Kudainazarova from Kyrgyzstan. “I personally don’t like the online format of the event, but because of the pandemic, we need to stay at home, and this is not comfortable and sometimes boring. Of course, the offline format is better, but we can’t stop tournaments, so we play online.”

Some of the participants are not only playing themselves; they are sharing their love for chess with others.

“I started playing chess when I was 10. My uncle was the one who inspired and taught me how to play. I was a high school chess player, but I stopped playing chess for 25 years because of my study and my family. I came back to chess in 2005, not only as a player but also as an organizer. In the Philippines, I have been organizing monthly tournaments for 12 years.” says 62 y.o. Gilbert Perez, one of the oldest players of the championship.

In 2017 Perez moved to Canada. He played in Manitoba chess tournaments, became a champion and finished second several times. “Last year, they recommended me to play for Canada. So I changed federation from the Philippines to Canada. I played board 2 for Canada last November at the first FIDE Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities. My dream is to develop youth and people with disabilities to play chess because I believe that only in chess we can beat a person without a disability. Before this pandemic, I was a volunteer coach in 2 schools in Manitoba and was teaching kids in our chess club,” he says.

Galina Sudmale, 69, from Latvia, is one of those for whom the online format of the event was the decisive criterion for participation. “I decided to enter the tournament mainly because I didn’t need to go anywhere,” she says. “My dad taught me how to play chess a long time ago. Now, when I was left without work, I began to teach children myself. I try to organize and participate in competitions regularly. Now, due to the pandemic, I had to take a break, so I spend more time playing online.”

The full list of registered players can be found here.

The opening ceremony, technical meeting, drawing of lots and test round will be held on November 04; Round 1 of the 4th FIDE World Chess Championship for People with Disabilities is scheduled for November 05.

Tournament regulations (pdf)

Further Information:


MCA Online 2021 October TNT CFC QR – Final Round Results

Steve Demmery surrendered a draw to Ibukun Orogun, but still won the MCA Online 2021 October TNT CFC Quick-Rated Tournament with 3.5 points.  Orogun and Blair Rutter tied for 2nd/3rd with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10.5Ibukun Orogun (1911 2.5)Steve Demmery (2223 3.0)0.5
20 Saul Magnusson (1868 2.0)Blair Rutter (1799 2.0)1
31 Jackson Stordeur (1680 1.5)Gilbert Perez (1981 1.0)0
40 Peter Magyar (1376 1.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1603 1.0)1
50 Quinn Tays (unr. 1.0)Edgardo Nofuente (unr. 1.0)1
60 John March (1348 0.5)Michael Glasser (1330 0.5)1
0.5Peter Baxted (1949 2.0)BYE
0.5Anthony Boron (1877 1.5)BYE
0.5Ben Wolfram (1478 1.5)BYE


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The CFC has rated the tournament

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MCA Online 2021 October TNT CFC QR – Round Three Results

Steve Demmery leads with 3 points; Ibukun Orogun is a half-point back.

 ResWhite BlackRes
10 Blair Rutter (1799 2.0)Steve Demmery (2223 2.0)1
20 Anthony Boron (1877 1.5)Ibukun Orogun (1911 1.5)1
30 Gilbert Perez (1981 1.0)Saul Magnusson (1868 1.0)1
40 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1603 1.0)Peter Baxted (1949 1.0)1
50 John March (1348 0.5)Jackson Stordeur (1680 0.5)1
60.5Ed Nofuente (unr. 0.5)Peter Magyar (1376 0.5)0.5
70 Michael Glasser (1330 0.5)Quinn Tays (unr. 0.0)1
0.5Ben Wolfram (1478 1.0)BYE

Current cross-table:

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