Manitoba Open Chess Tournament – May 3-4-5, 2024

By | March 3, 2024

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold the Manitoba Open, a FIDE and CFC rated standard tournament May 3-4-5 at the University of Manitoba.

Capacity Limit is 60 players. {As of April 19, 17 players registered}

There will be an open section and an under-1700 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.

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.
  • $40 pre-registration entry fee to before Friday, April 26.
  • $50 regular and onsite entry fee.
  • Onsite registration from 5pm until 630pm May 3.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • No agreed draws before move 31.
  • Players are not forfeited for non-attendance until one hour.
  • Players may request one, ½ point bye for rounds 1-4. Must request before round 2.
  • Cash prizes based on entries.
  • 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-1700 Section

  • Players must be unrated or have both CFC and FIDE standard ratings below 1700.
  • Unrated players are ineligible for top prize in this section.
openCollin AndersonWinnipeg, MB2164$ confirmed
Gabriel HammWinnipeg, MB1929$ confirmed
Jim GreenWinnipeg, MB1857$ confirmed
Joe ZhouWinnipeg, MB1794$ confirmed
Fernando OrculloWinnipeg, MB1777$ confirmed
Megan ChenUSA1757$ confirmed
Ayokanmi AjayiWinnipeg, MB1740$ confirmed
John KlokowWinnipeg, MB1734$ confirmed
John MinanoWinnipeg, MB1720$ confirmed
Eros VillamarPrince Albert, Sask1566$ confirmed
under 1700John RemillardWinnipeg, MB1695$ confirmed
Nicole ZhangWinnipeg, MB1651$ confirmed
Michael StewartWinnipeg, MB1618$ confirmed
Francis TruemanWinnipeg, MB1603$ confirmed
Flyn VillamarPrince Albert, Sask1597$ confirmed
Zelus HuiWinnipeg, MB1292$ confirmed
Zizun Albert ZhangWinnipeg, MB1127$ confirmed