Manitoba Chess Association announces online tournaments

By | May 24, 2020

The Manitoba Chess Association will be hosting online blitz and rapid tournaments for the next 4 weeks on Lichess. The first tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm and will be a blitz tournament (8 round Swiss, 3/2 time control). The tournament on the following Tuesday (June 2 at 7:00 pm) will be a rapid tournament (5 round Swiss, 10/5 time control). A blitz tournament will be held again on June 9 and a rapid tournament again on June 16.

To participate you must first register as a player at lichess.org and then sign up as a member of the Manitoba Chess Association lichess team at this link.

Once you are a member of the MCA team, you can join any of the 4 tournaments posted on the team page. To do so, you must join the tournament prior to 7:00 pm on the scheduled Tuesday. Anyone (including those outside Manitoba) are welcome to join.

No entry fee. No prize fund. Pairings will be done automatically based on your lichess rating (which is 1500 for new players).

Tournament director: Theo Wolchock

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact blairrutter@shaw.ca