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Invitation to Brandon – Winnipeg online match

Invitation to play in Brandon – Winnipeg match tournament

The Manitoba Chess Association will be hosting a Brandon versus Winnipeg online match tournament starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 19 on the Tornelo platform. Players from Brandon and Winnipeg who have a rating between 0 and 2000 are invited to participate. (The ratings used for eligibility and pairings will be based on the higher of your blitz, active or regular rating on lichess, chess.com or 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 15 second increment
  • First round at 2:00; 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 to apply to play is 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 17.

Winnipeg (and area) players who wish to participate are asked to contact Blair Rutter at blairrutter at  shaw.ca Brandon (and area) players are asked to contact Alex Murray at alexmurrayone  at  gmail.com

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


2021 Canadian Youth Chess Championships(CYCC) Online, Sat July 3, 2021

All eligible Canadian Youth Players are invited to play in the 2021 Canadian Youth Chess Championships (CYCC Online), being held this year online via lichess.org on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

The Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) is organizing the 2021 CYCC, which is Canada’s most prestigious Youth Championship and is a qualifier to the World Online Cadet & Youth World Cup, which will be held in Aug 2021.
All proceeds (after running costs) will go to the CFC Youth Fund to benefit our Canadian Youth by supporting 2022 youth training and international tournament expenses. Please consider supporting this premier Youth Championship through player participation and with your generous donations and sponsorship.
More Details can be found on the CFC Chess Forum:
To Register:
1. Click on the link which will bring you to the information page:
2. Click on the REGISTER tab on the top to start the registration process.
3. Make sure the Player’s lichess account is signed out before starting registration.

Thank you,
Christina Tao
CFC Youth Coordinator and
Chief Organizer of the 2021 CYCC
Tous les jeunes joueurs canadiens éligibles sont invités à participer aux Championnats d’échecs canadiens pour les jeunes 2021 (CYCC Online), qui se dérouleront cette année en ligne via lichess.org le samedi 3 juillet 2021.
La Fédération canadienne des échecs (FCÉC) organise le CCJC 2021, qui est le plus prestigieux des championnats jeunesse du Canada et qui constitue une qualification pour la Coupe du monde des cadets et des jeunes en ligne, qui aura lieu en août 2021.
Plus de détails peuvent être trouvés sur le forum d’échecs du CFC :
Pour s’inscrire :
1. Cliquez sur le lien qui vous amènera à la page d’information :
2. Cliquez sur l’onglet INSCRIPTION en haut de la page pour lancer le processus d’inscription.
3. Assurez-vous que le compte lichess du joueur est déconnecté avant de commencer l’inscription.

Christina Tao
Coordinatrice des jeunes du CFC et
organisatrice en chef de la CCJC 2021

MCA online blitz results – June 10, 2021

Blair Rutter won tonight’s six round Swiss blitz tournament with a score of 5.0.  Ibkchessforlife placed second with 4.5 points and Gilbert Perez was third with 4.0 points.  Top U1800 player was zxcfds with 2.0 points.

Full results here.

2021 June TNT MCA Online CFC QR Round 1 results

Ten players have started the 2021 June Online CFC Quick Rated Tournament.  Time Control is 25 minutes plus 10 second increment, with one game played per week.

You can join the tournament next Tuesday, with a half-point bye for Round 1.   No entry fee.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Ken Einarsson (1768 0.0)Isaac Wiebe (2184 0.0)1
21 Theo Wolchock (2153 0.0)Jackson Stordeur (1755 0.0)0
31 John Klokow (1612 0.0)Oyeyemi A Abioye (2016 0.0)0
40.5Anthony Boron (1936 0.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1490 0.0)0.5
50 Peter Magyar (1463 0.0)Ibukun Orogun (1828 0.0)1

MCA June Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, June 8

CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) 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

Tuesday, June 8 Tuesday, June 15 Tuesday, June 22 Tuesday, June 29 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 chessmanitoba@gmail.com). 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 June 8 (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 chessmanitoba@gmail.com) 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).

MCA 2021 May TNT – Online CFC Quick Rated Tournament Rounds 5 and 6 results

Isaac Wiebe won the tournament with 5.5 points.  Ibukun Orogun and Jackson Stordeur tied for 2nd with 4.5 points.

The CFC has rated the tournament  – CFC – Ratings & Crosstables (chess.ca)

Round 5      
11 Isaac Wiebe (2183 3.5)Blair Rutter (1896 2.0)0
20 John Klokow (1650 1.0)Anthony Boron (1943 2.5)1
30 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.5)Jackson Stordeur (1480 2.5)1
41 Ibukun Orogun (1782 2.5)Peter Magyar (1423 2.0)0
0 Gustavo Velasco ( 926 0.5)BYE
Round 6
11 Isaac Wiebe (2183 4.5)Peter Magyar (1423 2.0)0
21 Jackson Stordeur (1480 3.5)Anthony Boron (1943 3.5)0
30 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.5)Ibukun Orogun (1782 3.5)1
41 Blair Rutter (1896 2.0)John Klokow (1650 1.0)0

MCA 2021 May TNT – Online CFC Quick Rated Tournament Rounds 3 and 4 results

Isaac Wiebe leads with 3.5 points.

You can still join the final two rounds next Tuesday.

Round 3      
11 Isaac Wiebe (2183 2.0)Jackson Stordeur (1480 2.0)0
20 Blair Rutter (1896 1.0)Ibukun Orogun (1782 1.0)1
30 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.5)Anthony Boron (1943 1.0)1
41 Peter Magyar (1423 1.0)John Klokow (1650 0.0)0
Round 4
10.5Anthony Boron (1943 2.0)Isaac Wiebe (2183 3.0)0.5
20.5Jackson Stordeur (1480 2.0)Ibukun Orogun (1782 2.0)0.5
30 Peter Magyar (1423 2.0)Blair Rutter (1896 1.0)1
41 John Klokow (1650 0.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.5)0

MCA 2021 May TNT – Online CFC Quick Rated Tournament Rounds 1 and 2 results

Eight players have started the tournament – Isaac Wiebe and Jackson Stordeur lead after the first two rounds.

You can still join the tournament – May 18 or May 25.

Round 1      
11 Isaac Wiebe (2183 0.0)John Klokow (1650 0.0)0
21 Jackson Stordeur (1480 0.0)Blair Rutter (1896 0.0)0
31 Ibukun Orogun (1782 0.0)Gustavo Velasco ( 926 0.0)0
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.0)BYE
0.5Peter Magyar (1423 0.0)BYE
Round 2
10 Ibukun Orogun (1782 1.0)Isaac Wiebe (2183 1.0)1
20 John Klokow (1650 0.0)Jackson Stordeur (1480 1.0)1
31 Blair Rutter (1896 0.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1518 0.5)0
0.5Peter Magyar (1423 0.5)BYE
0.5Gustavo Velasco ( 926 0.0)BYE