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Two Rapid FIDE Chess Tournaments, Saturday June 29

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold 2 tournaments on Saturday, June 29 at St. Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Road.

Some players are eligible to play in either or both tournaments.  

To pre-register, text or phone Tournament Director Al MacPherson at 204-898-8485 or email Tony Boron at chessmanitoba@gmail.com 

CFC membership required (valid for 12 months – $25 for adults, $ 17 for juniors). Contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com for details and/or can be obtained at CFC site chess.ca 

New players without CFC Memberships must pre-register. Onsite registration will not be accepted for new players.

Morning Under-1800 Tournament

Players must be unrated or have both CFC quick and FIDE rapid ratings below 1800.

$15 early pre-payment entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com until Thursday, June 27th. After June 27th costs $20.

All players under age 12 must have a guardian in attendance. 

Onsite registration from 830am with first round starting at 9am. 

Final round expected to end after 12 noon. 

5 round Swiss system with time control of 12 minutes with a 10 second delay.

Unrated players are ineligible for top prize in this tournament.

Afternoon Open Tournament

Players must be at least 16 years of age (born 2008 or earlier) or have CFC or FIDE ratings above 1400. No exceptions.

$20 early pre-payment entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com until Thursday, June 27th. After June 27th costs $25.

Onsite registration from 1230pm with first round starting at 1pm 

Final round expected to end around 6pm. 

5 round Swiss system with time control of 20 minutes with a 10 second delay.

Notes for both tournaments

  • $$ prizes depending on entries.
  • MCA anti-cheating protocols in effect.
  • Rating formula is higher of FIDE rapid / CFC quick. Otherwise, CFC standard, then FIDE standard. 
  • Tournaments are CFC and FIDE rated.
  • Some rounds may feature forced byes depending on player count.  
  • Recording of moves not required. 
  • Limited parking on church property but there is free local street parking. 
  • Front room of church will be available for game reviews, socializing, waiting. 
Pre-registered as ofJune 17
Morning Under-1800
John Chan1623
Yakiv Gres1616
Pavlo Murenko1335
Zhenting Yang1281
Afternoon
Will Bonness1906
Harsha Kumbharathi1766
John Chan1623
Yakiv Gres1616
Pavlo Murenko1335

2024 June TNT – Round 2 results

The rating favorites prevailed on most boards, but there were two upsets on board 5 and 9.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
11 Jeff Babb (2059)Marcus Guan (1765)0
21 Jackson Stordeur (1983)James Atem (1745)0
31 Blair Rutter (1867)Aiden Ling (1660)0
40 Ray Kuryliw (1687)Gabriel Hamm (1844)1
51 Yakiv Gres (1440)James Currie (1997)0
60 Mykola Kravchenko (1587)Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1874)1
71 Rory Curtis (1636)Michael Stewart (1208)0
80 Francis Trueman (1336)Nicole Zhang (1573)1
91 Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1134)Keith Gannon (1436)0
100 Pia Iyer ( 910)Kyle Comber (1355)1
½ Mason Bilugan (1651)BYE
½ Cory Letain (1633)BYE
½ Isaac Wiebe (2201)BYE
½ Al MacPherson (1688)BYE
½ Ante Mandusic (1176)BYE
½ Oscar Zhang ( 919)BYE

Crosstable at:  https://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2024/2024_June_TNT.htm

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 chessmanitoba@gmail.com

  • CFC membership is required.
  • Time control of 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • $20 entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com
  • 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.
namecfc rating
Al MacPherson1688
John Klokow1629

 

2024 June TNT – Round 1 results

Twenty-six players have started the 2024 June TNT. The rating favorites prevailed on most boards, but there were two exceptions.

BdResWhiteBlackRes
11 Isaac Wiebe (2201)Rory Curtis (1636)0
20 Cory Letain (1633)Jeff Babb (2059)1
3½ James Currie (1997)Mykola Kravchenko (1587)½
40 Nicole Zhang (1573)Jackson Stordeur (1983)1
50 Zixuan [Joe] Zhou (1874)Yakiv Gres (1440)1
60 Kyle Comber (1355)Blair Rutter (1867)1
71 Gabriel Hamm (1844)Francis Trueman (1336)0
80 Michael Stewart (1208)Marcus Guan (1765)1
91 James Atem (1745)Ante Mandusic (1176)0
100 Chenghong[Ian] Zhang (1134)Ray Kuryliw (1687)1
111 Aiden Ling (1660)Oscar Zhang ( 919)0
120 Pia Iyer ( 910)Mason Bilugan (1651)1
130 Keith Gannon (1436)Al MacPherson (1688)1

Crosstable at:  https://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2024/2024_June_TNT.htm

Casual chess club organizer meeting

Mark Jenkins is helping organize a new casual chess club that will meet in a consistent, dedicated, and booked space in south-west Winnipeg. A first organizer meeting is being held on Saturday June 8 at 2pm at Mark’s home in south-west Winnipeg. Email Mark, mark@parit.ca with your interest in co-organizing and to receive an invite to his location. Potential sponsors are also invited to reach out. For more information, see the article (https://rockerchess.ca/starting-a-south-west-winnipeg-casual-club-meeting-at-marks-place-saturday-june-8-2pm/) on the Rudolf Rocker Chess Club website.

2024 June TNT starts on Tuesday, June 4

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

$ 25 entry fee – Prizes tbd.

Location:   Canadian Mennonite University  (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard)

Room D33  (map and direction and important information https://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=4538 Free Parking !

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

4 rounds – 1 game on each Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 – (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.)

Half-point byes for round 4 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 -$ 25 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 gmail.com or text 2047989464

On site Registration for tournament (if capacity has not been reached through pre-registration (highly recommended) – Tuesday, June 4– 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 gmail.com.

2024 May FIDE Rated Blitz at CMU, Tuesday May 14

Registration closed

2024 May FIDE Rated Blitz One Section – CFC Quick Rated and FIDE Blitz Rated Event  – Time control – 3 minutes + 2 second increment

$ 10  entry fee – Prizes (minimal) tbd.   10 rounds Swiss System

Location:   Canadian Mennonite University  (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard)

Room D33  (map and direction and important information https://chess.chessmanitoba.org/?page_id=4538 Free Parking !

 Pre-registration is strongly recommended as capacity will be limited to 24 players.

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.

Start time is 7:00 pm –

Pre-registration advised  – email/e-transfer chessmanitoba at gmail.com

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

Tournament Director will be Blair Rutter

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

Pre-registration list
CFC QR
Jodar,Marlon2286*
Stordeur, Jackson2100*
Baron, Gustav2069
Swift, Ryne2014
Orogun, Isaac2012*
Iyer, Chandrashekhar1975*
Waissbluth, Boris1971*
Gerona, Joshua1943*
Hamm, Gabriel1916*
Orcullo, Fernando1903*
Bonness, Will1892
Bayangat, Arjie1830*
Boron, Tony1791*
Vaughan, Nathan1762*
Bilugan, Mason1610*
Klokow, John1578*
Zhang, Nicole1537*
Punay, Rhailey1483*
Odeyemi, Emmanuel1479*
Trueman, Francis1230
Iyer, Pia1104*
Punay, Darius1085*
Jamieson, Sean 942*
Gres, Yakiv*
Heidingsfeld, Shmuel
Magnussen, Donald*

2024 Manitoba Open Final Results

Nathan Vaughan is the winner of the 2024 Manitoba Open with a score of 4.5. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Second /Third went to Marlon Jodar and Jeff Babb with 4 points.
Joe Zhou and Eros Villamar  with 3 points, won top U1900  and U1750 respectively,taking home the same winnings. 
In the U1700 section, Nicole Zhang and Yuchen Li played a hard fought draw in the fifth round, ending up with 4.5 points and sharing the 1st and 2nd prizes.
Erik Terentiev, Yakiv Gres, and Rhailey Punay, all finished with 4 points, sharing the prizes for 3rd, top U1500, and top U1200.    Aleksander Pacin, Pavlo Murenko, and Zelus Hui all finished with 3 points, sharing the pooled 2nd U1500, and 2nd U1200 prizes.
 
Tournament Director and Organizer was Al MacPherson, assisted by Tony Boron and John Klokow.
 
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