2024 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament – Aug 31 to Sept 2

By | July 2, 2024

The Manitoba Chess Association will hold the 2024 Abe Yanofsky Memorial, a FIDE and CFC rated standard tournament August 31, September 1-2 at the University of Manitoba.

This will be the 18th Yanofsky Memorial, held to commemorate ‘Canada’s first Grandmaster’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Yanofsky

Capacity Limit is 60 players.

Players must be at least 14 years of age (born 2010 or earlier) or have regular CFC ratings above 1200.

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

  • Round 1, Sat 10am
  • Round 2, Sat 230pm
  • Round 3, Sun, 10am
  • Round 4, Sun 230pm
  • Round 5, Mon 10am
  • Round 6, Mon 230pm

The location 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 chessmanitoba@gmail.com

CFC membership is required (valid for 12 months – $25 for adults, $ 17 for juniors) contact chessmanitoba@gmail.com for details and/or can be obtained at CFC site chess.ca

Players must pre-register. There will be no onsite registration.

  • Time control; 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.
  • $50 early-bird registration entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com before Friday, August 16.
  • $60 regular entry.
  • Recording of moves required.
  • No agreed draws before move 31.
  • Players are forfeited for non-attendance after one hour.
  • Players may request one, ½ point bye for rounds 1-5. Must request before round 3.
  • 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 CFC standard ratings below 1700.
  • Unrated players are ineligible for top prize in this section.