Invitation to Brandon – Winnipeg online match – Sunday, November 21

By | November 8, 2021

The Manitoba Chess Association will be again hosting a Brandon versus Winnipeg online match tournament starting at 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 21 on the Tornelo platform.  Players from Brandon and Winnipeg (and surrounding areas) who have a rating between 0 and 1800 are invited to participate.  (The ratings used for eligibility and pairings will be based on your blitz, active or regular rating on lichess,, Tornelo or the CFC).  Players from each city will be paired against a player of comparable strength and play two games – one with white, one with black.

Tournament details:

  • Time control of 20 minutes plus 10 second increment
  • First round at 3:30; second round approximately 5 minutes after all round one games are over
  • No entry fee, no prizes
  • All participants will be invited to join Zoom, to allow for post-game analysis
  • The deadline for entry is 12:00 noon on Friday, November 19.

Winnipeg (and area) players who wish to participate are asked to contact Blair Rutter at blairrutter at

Brandon (and area) players are asked to contact Alex Murray at alexmurrayone  at

Please note that we will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to play, although that may not be possible if we get an uneven number of players.

Looking forward to a good, friendly competition.

Blair Rutter, President, Manitoba Chess Association