Rapid Chess Events – Truus & Kent Oliver Memorial, Saturday, Jan 20

By | December 20, 2023

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold 2 tournaments on Saturday, January 20th 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 (born 2004 or later) 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-1600 Tournament

Players must be unrated or have both CFC and FIDE quick (rapid) ratings below 1600.

$15 early pre-payment entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com until Thursday, January 18th. After January 18th entry 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 section.

Afternoon Tournament – Truus & Kent Oliver Memorial 

These event features an $200 enhanced prize fund through a donation from the late Mrs Truus Oliver. 

Players must be at least 16 years of age (born 2007 or earlier) or have CFC/FIDE ratings above 1400. No exceptions.

$20 early pre-payment entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com until Thursday, January 18th. After January 18th entry 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

  1. $$ prizes depending on entries.
  2. MCA anti-cheating protocols in effect.
  3. Rating formula is higher of FIDE rapid / CFC quick. Otherwise, CFC standard, then FIDE standard. 
  4. Tournaments are CFC and FIDE rated.
  5. Some rounds may feature forced byes depending on player count.  
  6. Recording of moves not required. 
  7. Limited parking on church property but there is free local street parking. 
  8. Front room of church will be available for game reviews, socializing, waiting.