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Little Brown Jug chess tournament July 9

The Manitoba Chess Association is pleased to be holding another rapid tournament at the Little Brown Jug brewery, 336 William Ave. in Winnipeg from 2:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, July 9.  Details as follows:

  • 5 round Swiss tournament, time control of 10 minutes plus 3 second increment.
  • $15 entry fee, unless participant has never played in an MCA tournament in which case the entry fee will be $6.  Registration onsite on Saturday from 1:30 to 1:50.
  • A free beverage, either beer or soda is included in the entry fee.
  • Prize fund will be based on entries (net of drink costs) plus $50 enhancement provided by the MCA.  A prize will be awarded to the top unrated player.
  • Those under age 18 are eligible to play, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) membership is NOT required.

All are welcome to play.  If you plan to attend, please contact Blair Rutter by text 204-298-6961.

Little Brown Jug

MCA 2022 June Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Final round results

Peter Baxted won the event with 3.5 points. Blair Rutter was second with 3. Gilbert Perez was third with 2.5 points.

July’s tournament will have a later start time of 9:30 p.m.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Peter Baxted (2050 2.5)Gilbert Perez (1897 2.5)0
21 Blair Rutter (1865 2.0)Dennis Foerster (1313 1.5)0
30.5Anthony Boron (1969 1.5)Jackson Stordeur (1965 1.0)0.5
0.5Cameron Duplin (1730 0.5)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1257 0.5)BYE

MCA 2022 June Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, June 7

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, June 7

Tuesday, June 14

Tuesday, June 21

Tuesday, June 28  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 7 (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).

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

Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival 2022

Our colleagues in Nova Scotia have asked that we post notice of the

Pawn Wise: The Atlantic All-Ages Chess Festival 2022, in Halifax,  July 29 – August 2.

“Halifax is a pleasant destination for players contemplating travel this summer. An added incentive is that all tournament at Pawn Wise are FIDE-rated.

See the link below for an icon that links directly to our event.”

With best regards,

Roger Langen, Secretary

Chess Nova Scotia


MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Final Round results

Jackson Stordeur won the tournament with his fourth straight win, 4-0.

Gilbert Perez was second with 3 points.

Third, with 2.5 points were Peter Baxted, Blair Rutter, and Cameron Duplin.

The CFC has rated the tournament

CFC – Tournament (chess.ca)

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Blair Rutter (1866 2.5)Jackson Stordeur (1820 3.0)1
20 Joshua Brandon (unr. 2.0)Gilbert Perez (1907 2.0)1
30 Anthony Boron (2011 2.0)Peter Baxted (2035 1.5)1
40 Quinn Tays (1701 1.0)Cameron Duplin (unr. 1.5)1
0.5Ryan Guth (unr. 0.5)BYE
0.5Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 1.0)BYE
0.5Dennis Foerster (1318 0.5)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1241 1.0)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 1.5)BYE
0.5Jianhua Zhou (1734 1.0)BYE

Forks Chess 960 tournament results

Seventeen players competed in a Chess 960 tournament held by the Manitoba Chess Association at the Forks Market in Winnipeg on May 14, 2022.  Saul Magnusson placed first with a score of 4.0 in the four round Swiss tournament.  Marlon Jodar was second with 3.5 points and Gustav Baron, Colin Prince and James Paeldin were tied for third with 3.0 points.

Blair Rutter congratulates Saul Magnusson

Blair Rutter congratulates Saul Magnusson


Forks 960 (chessmanitoba.org)

MCA 2022 Slow Melt Online CFC Rated QR tournament – Round 3 results

Jackson Stordeur leads with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Jackson Stordeur (1820 2.0)Anthony Boron (2011 2.0)0
21 Blair Rutter (1866 1.5)Cameron Duplin (unr. 1.5)0
31 Gilbert Perez (1907 1.0)Quinn Tays (1701 1.0)0
40 Dennis Foerster (1318 0.5)Joshua Brandon (unr. 1.0)1
0.5Jianhua Zhou (1734 0.5)BYE
0.5Geethika Kadigamuwa (1633 1.0)BYE
0.5Ante Mandusic (1241 0.5)BYE
0.5Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1147 0.5)BYE
0.5Ryan Guth (unr. 0.0)BYE