MCA Spring Online CFC Rated QR – Round 2 results

Fourteen players have now  started the tournament. You can join the tournament next Tuesday, with a one point in byes for the missed Rounds 1 and 2.

Marlon Jodar leads with 2 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Marlon Jodar (2224 1.0)Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1016 1.0)0
20.5Ibukun Orogun (2010 1.0)Jianhua Zhou (unr. 1.0)0.5
30 Gilbert Perez (1905 0.5)Jackson Stordeur (1790 0.5)1
40 Geethika Kadigamuwa (1608 0.5)Peter Baxted (2068 0.5)1
50 Shay Sapozhnikov (1512 0.0)John Klokow (1833 0.0)1
61 Quinn Tays (1683 0.0)Ante Mandusic (1101 0.0)0
0.5Anthony Boron (2017 1.0)BYE
0.5Dennis Foerster (1216 0.0)BYE

Peace in Ukraine chess tournament results

Thirty-eight students from 19 schools participated in the Peace in Ukraine high school chess tournament held today at École Secondaire Sisler High School in Winnipeg.  Co-winners of the tournament were Adam Katz of Vincent Massey Collegiate and Christian Ventura of Sisler, each scoring 5.5 points in the six-round event.

Players from École Secondaire Sisler High School won the team event, followed by Miles Macdonnell Collegiate and École Regent Park.

The tournament was held as a show of support for Peace in Ukraine and all those affected by the conflict, with parents and others encouraged to make a contribution to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal or the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

The Manitoba Chess Association wishes to express a special thank you to Ms. Orysya Petryshyn, a teacher at Sisler for her initiative in organizing the very successful event.

MCA Spring Online CFC Rated QR – Round 1 results

Eleven players have started the tournament. You can join the tournament next Tuesday, with a half-point bye for the missed Round 1.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Shay Sapozhnikov (1512 0.0)Marlon Jodar (2224 0.0)1
21 Anthony Boron (2017 0.0)Dennis Foerster (1216 0.0)0
30 Ante Mandusic (1101 0.0)Ibukun Orogun (2010 0.0)1
40 John Klokow (1833 0.0)Zixuan [joe] Zhou (1016 0.0)1
51 Jianhua Zhou (unr. 0.0)Quinn Tays (1683 0.0)0
.5Jackson Stordeur (1790 0.0)BYE

Peace in Ukraine high school chess tournament

All Manitoba students in grades 7 to 12 are invited to a Peace in Ukraine Chess Tournament to be held from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 29 at École Secondaire Sisler High School, 1360 Redwood Ave. in Winnipeg.

  • Six round Swiss style tournament.
  • Time control of 12 minutes plus 3 second increment per player per game.
  • All players will play six rounds, with a one hour break for lunch.
  • No entry fee.  Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the winner(s) as well as the school team with the best performance in the tournament.
  • Students under grade 7 will be permitted to play if they have an established rating with the Chess Federation of Canada or the Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association.
  • Parents, guardians and teachers are welcome as spectators.
  • Donations to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal will be accepted.

This Peace in Ukraine chess tournament is being hosted by the Sisler Social Justice and Chess Clubs in collaboration with the Manitoba Chess Association.

Students wishing to participate are asked to register in advance by contacting either Ora Petryshyn at or Blair Rutter at   On the day of the event, please arrive at Sisler between 9:30 and 9:45.  Please use senior gym door entrance #31.

MCA Spring Online CFC Rated QR tournament starts Tuesday, March 22

CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) Quick rated. All players must be members of the CFC.

As it is CFC rated, all players must have a current, unexpired CFC membership. Can be purchased directly from CFC or through Manitoba Chess Association. (see end of this post)

4 round Swiss System tournament

Time control of G 25 10 (25 minutes per player plus 10 second per move increment)

One game on each of:

Tuesday, March 22

Tuesday, March 29

Tuesday, April 5

Tuesday, April 12     at 8:00 p.m.


Players must be visible on Zoom.  (The Zoom link will be available in the tournament lobby)

There will be no entry fee, and no prize fund.

Any number of half-point byes will be allowed.

New players to the Tornelo platform will have to sign up at Tornelo – Tornelo requires the use of real names – which is part of their Fair Play philosophy. You will receive a confirmation email from Tornelo that you will have to respond to. (Please check your spam folder in case it ended up there).

Sign in | Tornelo

After you have signed up with an ‘account’, you should be able to see a ‘join as a player’ button in the Lobby at the following link:

Event summary | Tornelo

So, that is like pre-registering for a tournament. On the night of the tournament, you have to check-in. Then the arbiter can make pairings being assured that everyone is there and/or give byes as needed. So it is no problem to register for the tournament and not show up (but as a courtesy please advise to You will only be paired if you are checked-in on Tuesday night by 8 p.m.

Please register for the first round any time (any day) prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 (the earlier the better). This will allow time for the arbiter to ensure that all players are current CFC members and to use the appropriate CFC rating for pairings.

Let me know if you have any problems signing up/in.

Tony Boron

MCA Tournament Coordinator


CFC annual membership renewals are $25 (contact Juniors $ 17. For new CFC members, the fee is also $ 25 ($ 17 for Juniors), however the MCA will refund the $ 25 (or $ 17) upon participation and completion of all rounds in a future CFC rated live over-the-board event (which are currently suspended during the COVID situation).

MCA Mid-Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament Final Round results

Steve Demmery won the four-round tournament with a perfect score.

Tied for 2nd/3rd were Jackson Stordeur and Tony Boron.

The CFC has rated the tournament:  CFC – Tournament (

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Blair Rutter (1846 2.5)Steve Demmery (2201 3.0)1
21 Jackson Stordeur (1748 2.0)Quinn Tays (1688 1.5)0
30.5Gilbert Perez (1924 1.5)John Klokow (1842 1.5)0.5
41 Peter Baxted (1952 1.5)Shay Sapozhnikov (unr. 1.0)0
50.5Dennis Foerster ( 967 1.0)Ante Mandusic (1234 0.0)0.5
60.5Peter Magyar (1353 0.0)Ken Marshall (1493 0.5)0.5
0.5Marlon Jodar (2278 2.0)BYE
0.5Ibukun Orogun (2105 1.0)BYE
0.5Anthony Boron (1869 2.5)BYE
0.5Carter Marshall (1541 1.0)BYE

MCA Mid-Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament Round 3 results

Steve Demmery defeated Marlon Jodar in a thrilling encounter on  first board,

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Steve Demmery (2201 2.0)Marlon Jodar (2278 2.0)0
20 Ibukun Orogun (2105 1.0)Blair Rutter (1846 1.5)1
30.5Quinn Tays (1688 1.0)Gilbert Perez (1924 1.0)0.5
40 Shay Sapozhnikov (unr. 1.0)Jackson Stordeur (1748 1.0)1
51 John Klokow (1842 0.5)Peter Magyar (1353 0.0)0
0.5Peter Baxted (1952 1.0)BYE
0.5Anthony Boron (1869 2.0)BYE
0.5Carter Marshall (1541 0.5)BYE
0.5Ken Marshall (1493 0.0)BYE
0.5Dennis Foerster ( 967 0.5)BYE

MCA Mid-Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament Round 2 results

Fourteen players are now competing in the tournament.  You can join the tournament for Round 3 (March 8).

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
11 Marlon Jodar (2278 1.0)Peter Baxted (1952 1.0)0
20 Gilbert Perez (1924 1.0)Steve Demmery (2201 1.0)1
30 Ibukun Orogun (2105 1.0)Anthony Boron (1869 1.0)1
41 Blair Rutter (1846 0.5)Ken Marshall (1493 0.0)0
50.5Carter Marshall (1541 0.0)John Klokow (1842 0.0)0.5
61 Jackson Stordeur (1748 0.0)Dennis Foerster ( 967 0.5)0
70 Peter Magyar (1353 0.0)Quinn Tays (1688 0.0)1


MCA Mid-Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament Round 1 results

Twelve players have started the MCA Mid-Winter Online CFC Rated QR tournament

You can join the action next Tuesday.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 John Klokow (1842 0.0)Marlon Jodar (2278 0.0)1
21 Steve Demmery (2201 0.0)Jackson Stordeur (1748 0.0)0
30 Quinn Tays (1688 0.0)Ibukun Orogun (2105 0.0)1
41 Peter Baxted (1952 0.0)Carter Marshall (1541 0.0)0
50 Ken Marshall (1493 0.0)Gilbert Perez (1924 0.0)1
61 Anthony Boron (1869 0.0)Peter Magyar (1353 0.0)0

MCA Winter Online CFC Rated QR – Final Round results

Marlon Jodar won the tournament with a perfect score.

Ibukun Orogub and Gilbert Perez were 2nd/3rd with 3 points.

Bd ResWhite BlackRes
10 Jackson Stordeur (1708 2.0)Marlon Jodar Arias (2195 3.0)1
21 Ibukun Orogun (1939 2.0)Quinn Tays (1551 2.0)0
30 Saul Magnusson (1847 2.0)Gilbert Perez (1916 2.0)1
41 Peter Baxted (1962 1.5)John Klokow (1877 1.0)0
51 Blair Rutter (1872 1.0)Carter Marshall (1522 1.0)0
61 Ken Marshall (1447 1.0)Peter Magyar (1369 0.5)0
71 Mark Jenkins (1409 0.0)Dennis Foerster (unr. 1.5)0
0.5Anthony Boron (1864 2.0)BYE

The CFC has rated the tournament

CFC – Tournament (