MCA 2022 August Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 2 results

Thirteen players are now contesting the August TNT.

Jackson Stordeur and Isaac Orogun lead with 2 points.

BdResWhite BlackRes
10 Colin Prince (1961 1.0)Jackson Stordeur (1963 1.0)1
20 Anthony Boron (1953 0.5)Ibukun Orogun (1941 1.0)1
31 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 0.5)Peter Baxted (2041 0.5)0
40 Gilbert Perez (1907 0.5)Saul Magnusson (1868 0.5)1
50 Ante Mandusic (1362 0.0)Shay Sapozhnikov (1533 0.5)1
61 John Klokow (1786 0.0)Dennis Foerster (1365 0.0)0
0.5Blair Rutter (1978 0.5)BYE

MCA 2022 August Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 1 results

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

Bd ResWhite Black Res
10.5Peter Baxted (2041 0.0)Gilbert Perez (1907 0.0)0.5
20.5Saul Magnusson (1868 0.0)Blair Rutter (1978 0.0)0.5
31 Jackson Stordeur (1963 0.0)John Klokow (1786 0.0)0
40 Dennis Foerster (1365 0.0)Colin Prince (1961 0.0)1
51 Ibukun Orogun (1941 0.0)Ante Mandusic (1362 0.0)0
0.5Anthony Boron (1953 0.0)BYE

MCA 2022 August Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, August 9 9:30 P.M.

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, August 9

Tuesday, August 16

Tuesday, August 23

Tuesday, August 30

at 9:30 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 9:30 p.m.

Please register for the first round any time (any day) prior to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 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).

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 2022 July Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Final round result

Jackson Stodeur won the tournament with 3.5 points when previous leader Blair Rutter’s flag fell in a difficult, but not lost position.

Blair finished second with 3 points.

The CFC has rated the tournament:

CFC – Tournament (

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Jackson Stordeur (1930 2.5)Blair Rutter (1883 3.0)0
20.5Peter Baxted (2072 2.0)Saul Magnusson (1843 2.0)0.5
30 Ante Mandusic (1244 1.5)Anthony Boron (1968 1.5)1
40 Dennis Foerster (1389 0.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1637 0.5)1
0.5Ibukun Orogun (1981 1.0)BYE
0.5Quinn Tays (1668 1.0)BYE

MCA 2022 July Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Rounds 2 and 3 results

Blair Rutter leads with 3 points.

Round 2

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Anthony Boron (1968 1.0)Blair Rutter (1883 1.0)1
21 Saul Magnusson (1843 1.0)Geethika Kadigamuwa (1637 0.5)0
31 Peter Baxted (2072 0.0)Ante Mandusic (1244 0.5)0
40 Dennis Foerster (1389 0.0)Ibukun Orogun (1981 0.0)1
0.5Jackson Stordeur (1930 1.0)BYE
0.5Quinn Tays (1668 0.0)BYE


Round 3

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Blair Rutter (1883 2.0)Saul Magnusson (1843 2.0)0
20 Ibukun Orogun (1981 1.0)Jackson Stordeur (1930 1.5)1
30 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1637 0.5)Peter Baxted (2072 1.0)1
41 Ante Mandusic (1244 0.5)Dennis Foerster (1389 0.0)0
0.5Anthony Boron (1968 1.0)BYE
0.5Quinn Tays (1668 0.5)BYE


Brandon Kingstone chess tournament results

Thirty two players participated in the Kingstone chess tournament held July 24 at Brandon University.  Marcos Valentino won the open section with a score of 4.5 points in the five rounds Swiss tournament.  Gustav Baron placed second with 4.0 points and Gilbert Perez, Saul Magnusson and Theo Wolchock placed third with 3.5.


Thium Kadigamuwa won the under age 16 section with a perfect 5.0 score followed by Laine Brouzes with 4.0 points and Valentyn Gasuliak and Yuxiang Yan with 3.0 points.


International chess day blitz results – July 20, 2022

Twenty-six players participated in the International Chess Day blitz tournament held by the Manitoba Chess Association at the Little Brown Jug brewery.  Theo Wolchock took first place with a perfect 5.0 score. Gilbert Perez won the U2000 class prize with a score of 4.0 and the U1700 class prize was shared by James Melnyk, Manny Sheetal and Paul Wetzal with 3.0.


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Little Brown Jug rapid results – July 9, 2022

Great turnout for the rapid tournament held July 9 at the Little Brown Jug brewery.  35 players took part.

The tournament was won by Alan Nagelberg with a perfect 5.0 score.  Marlon Jodar was second with 4.5 and Gilbert Perez and Marcos Valentino tied for third with 4.0.

Ed Nofuente won the under 1600 class prize with a score of 3.0.  Top unrated players were Peter Scott and Darryl Thiessen with 2.0.

Results Crosstable here:

Brandon Kingstone Open Rapid Tournament – July 24

The Brandon Knights Chess Club will be hosting a one day rapid tournament on Sunday, July 24.

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Brandon University, Clark Hall 212

Format: 5 round Swiss.  Two sections – Adult and Junior (age 16 and under).

Time control: 15 minute plus 10 second increment per move

Entry fee if registered prior to July 24: Adults $10, Juniors $5.

Entry fee on July 24: Adults $12, Juniors $6.

Prizes will be awarded to the first place finisher in each section.

To register please email with your name and rating (if you have one).