Winnipeg Open Chess Tournament – Jan 5-6-7, 2024

By | December 10, 2023

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold the Winnipeg Open, a FIDE and CFC rated standard tournament January 5-6-7 at the University of Manitoba. This tournament features a $500 prize enhancement.

There will be an open section and an under-1600 section.

  • Round 1, Fri 7pm
  • Round 2, Sat 10am
  • Round 3, Sat 230pm
  • Round 4, Sun 10am
  • Round 5, Sun 230pm

The main playing room is the Cross Common Room at St John’s College, 92 Dysart Road. Free parking is available in K lot.

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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

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

  • Time control of 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • No agreed draws before move 31
  • Players are not forfeited for non-attendance until one hour 
  • $50 pre-registration entry fee to before Friday,  January 5  5 p.m.
  • $50 onsite entry fee.
  • Onsite registration from 5pm until 630pm Jan 5.
  • Players may request one, ½ point bye for rounds 1-4. Must request before round 2.
  • Cash prizes based on entries, $500 enhanced.
  • 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-1600 Section

  • Players must be unrated or have both CFC and FIDE standard/rapid/quick ratings below 1600.
  • Unrated players are ineligible for top prize in this section.