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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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2024 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament – Aug 31 to Sept 2

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’.

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

CFC membership is required (valid for 12 months – $25 for adults, $ 17 for juniors) contact for details and/or can be obtained at CFC site

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 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.

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

  • CFC membership is required.
  • Time control of 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • $20 entry fee to
  • 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.

2024 June MCA St Mary’s FIDE Rapid results

In the morning U1800 section, Larry Samson and Pablo Lake topped the 32 -player field with 4.5 Points.

Charitha Hansima was top U1600 with 4 points.  Femi Badejo, and Danil Buzhor also scored 4 points to share the 3rd place prize.

Anthony Navalta, Dillon Zado, Emmett Wong and Abdurrahman Omanovic all scored 3 points to share the pooled second U1600 and U1300 prizes.

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In the afternoon Open section, Martin Riquelme and Joshua Gerona topped the record 45-player field with 4.5 points.

Marcos Valentino,  Nathan Vaughan, Gabriel Hamm, Fernando Orcullo, and Will Bonness, all with 4 points, shared 3rd and 4th place money.

Yakiv Gres was top U1700 with 3 points. Rhailey Punay and Pablo Lake shared 2nd U1700, with 2.5 points.

Brody Fehr, James Atem, Blair Rutter, Gleb Zudin, and Svitlana Protsyuk. all with 3 points, shared the U1900 prizesl

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Tournament Director/Organizer was Al MacPherson, with assistance from Tony Boron.

2024 July TNT starts on Tuesday, July 2

2024 July TNT Tuesday Night Tournament One Section – CFC and FIDE Standard Rated Event  – Time control – 60 minutes + 30 second increment –

5 rounds

$ 30 entry fee – Prizes tbd.

Location:   Canadian Mennonite University  (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard)

Room D33  (map and direction and important information Free Parking !

CFC Membership required. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as capacity will be limited.

5 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 5 rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.)

Half-point byes for round 5 must be requested before Round 2. 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).

There is one game per week. This tournament is a Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a new time control of G /60 minutes plus a 30-second increment from move 1.  The games will be be approx. 3 hours in maximum duration.

Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 30 entry fee and CFC membership required. All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site) –  CFC memberships  – Annual(12-month) –  Adults $ 25, Juniors $17.

Pre-registration advised  – email chessmanitoba at or text 2047989464

On site Registration for tournament (if capacity has not been reached through pre-registration (highly recommended) – Tuesday, July 2– approximately 6:35 pm to 6:45 pm Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.

Tournament Director will be Tony Boron

Please send your questions to Tony Boron (2047989464) or email chessmanitoba at

Currie, James
Curtis, Rory
Hamm, Gabriel
Lake, Pablo
Gres, Yakiv
Mandusic, Ante
Melnyk, Jim
Omanovic, Abdurrahman
Punay, Rhailey
Rosenstock, Sam
Rutter, Blair
Stewart, Michael
Vodniza, Guillermo
Zhang, Ian
Zhou, Joe


2024 June TNT – Final Round Results

Jackson Stordeur won the 2024 June TNT with a 4-0 score.

Jeff Babb and Gabriel Hamm tied for 2nd with 3.5 points.

The U1800 prize was shared by Mason Bilugan and Ray Kuryliw, with 2.5 points.

The U1500 prize was shared by Ian Zhang and Yakiv Gres, with 2 points.

11 Jackson Stordeur (1983 3.0)Blair Rutter (1867 3.0)0
21 Jeff Babb (2059 2.5)Yakiv Gres (1440 2.0)0
30 Marcus Guan (1765 2.0)Gabriel Hamm (1844 2.5)1
4½ Ray Kuryliw (1687 2.0)Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1874 2.0)½
5½ James Atem (1745 1.5)James Currie (1997 1.5)½
60 Mykola Kravchenko (1587 1.5)Mason Bilugan (1651 1.5)1
71 Rory Curtis (1636 1.0)Keith Gannon (1436 1.0)0
81 Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1134 1.0)Nicole Zhang (1573 1.0)0
90 Michael Stewart (1208 0.5)Cory Letain (1633 0.5)1
101 Francis Trueman (1336 0.0)Pia Iyer ( 910 0.0)0

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