MCA online rapid results – June 16, 2020

34 players competed in the rapid 5-round swiss tournament held online June 16.  Ibukun Orogun won first place with 5.0 points, Yemi Abioye placed second with 4.5, and MoreKnightsTheBetter took third place with 4.0.

Full results here.

MCA online blitz results – June 9, 2020

34 players participated in the 2nd online blitz tournament held by the MCA.  It was held in arena format, meaning that the number of games is not fixed and instead your final score depends on the number of games you manage to play within one hour and your results.  Winner was Isaac Wiebe with 31 points in 11 games, Roy Proulx was second with 19 points in 11 games and kojikabuto was third with 18 points in 8 games.

Full results are posted here.

The next MCA online tournament will be a rapid (10/5 time control) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 16.

Hamissauga Rapid 1

Hello All,

Hamissauga (online) Chess Club has another event scheduled for tomorrow evening.

Hamissauga Rapid 1 – Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm (central), 5 round Swiss.
Links below.

This email is going out blind copied to many contacts across Canada to expand our membership.
So, if you are getting this out of the blue, welcome, and please forward to friends who maybe interested.
While OTB chess is down, we can still keep connected via online chess.

This tournament is free, but I hope to add CFC rated events soon. See my posts on CFC discussion board.

If you are new to online chess, you will need to create an account with LiChess. It is free.
Use the links below to find the club & tournament. LiChess will prompt to to create an account.
You may get a chess puzzle to solve, easy checkmate, they are just tripping up the bots.
Different browsers can cause an issue. I recommend Chrome and not Explorer. 🙂
Once you get an account, find the club or tournament, you send a request to join the club.
Once I accept you, then you can join the tournament. 

I am still learning how this works, so if you find the process frustrating, I sympathize. It gets easier. 🙂

Thanks All,

Bob Gillanders, CFC Executive Director


Here is the link to join tournament – Hamissauga Rapid 1

Here is the link to the Hamissauga Chess Club

Tuesday, June 9 – 7:00 PM – Arena Blitz 3 minutes+2 second increment online tournament

Theo Wolchock announces:

Join us June 9th for a one hour lichess blitz arena! The tournament will start at 7 PM and last one hour. Whoever finishes the tournament with the most points wins! Additional information on lichess arenas can be found at the bottom of the tournament page.How to enter:

  1. Join MCA team:
  2. Join tournament:

MCA online rapid results – June 2

Thirty-nine players participated in the MCA online rapid tournament.   Winner of the five round Swiss tournament was SchachFuhrer (a pseudonym) with 5.0 points followed by Ibukun Orogun with 4.5 and Cuneyt (unknown player) with 4.0.

Full results here.

Next MCA online tournament is a blitz tournament (3/2 time control) on June 9 at 7:00 pm.

MCA online blitz results

Good turnout for the first Manitoba Chess Association online blitz tournament held tonight.  Thirty-eight players competed in the 8 round tournament.  The winner with 7.0 points was Stefanova (a pseudonym) followed by Louie Polistico and Isaac Wiebe with 6.5 points.  Full results are posted here.

Thanks to Theo Wolchock for organizing.

The next MCA online tournament will be a five-round rapid (10/5 time control) tournament starting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 2.


Manitoba Chess Association announces online tournaments

The Manitoba Chess Association will be hosting online blitz and rapid tournaments for the next 4 weeks on Lichess. The first tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm and will be a blitz tournament (8 round Swiss, 3/2 time control). The tournament on the following Tuesday (June 2 at 7:00 pm) will be a rapid tournament (5 round Swiss, 10/5 time control). A blitz tournament will be held again on June 9 and a rapid tournament again on June 16.

To participate you must first register as a player at and then sign up as a member of the Manitoba Chess Association lichess team at this link.

Once you are a member of the MCA team, you can join any of the 4 tournaments posted on the team page. To do so, you must join the tournament prior to 7:00 pm on the scheduled Tuesday. Anyone (including those outside Manitoba) are welcome to join.

No entry fee. No prize fund. Pairings will be done automatically based on your lichess rating (which is 1500 for new players).

Tournament director: Theo Wolchock

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact