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Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 4, 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1.Rh8

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 18, 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Kc7

Source: Chess Manitoba

Aron Kaptsan Memorial has been postponed – new dates will be announced when established.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Source: Chess Manitoba

Monday, April 30th, 2018
Aron Kaptsan Memorial  Sectional Tournament May 26-27
CFC Standard Rated
 Prize funds enhanced by $ 250 !
This is a very popular format with players of all ratings.
.Registered players will have the chance to play in a round -robin with players in their own rating group. The lowest section may be a swiss style tournament. 

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Players must commit to play all 5 rounds - 

Deadline for registration is 10 am on May 26, 2018

Just a reminder that the tournament will be run in sections with 6 players.

Players are assigned to the sections according to the last available rating list.

Location: University of Winnipeg, Room (to be announced)

Blair Rutter will be Tournament Director

The tournament director will sort the registrants by rating  in 6 player Round Robin sections. Lowest sections that cannot be divided into 6 players will become a swiss.

Time Control:  Game / 50 + 10 second increment

Entry Fee: $ 20 
Approximate Round times – (Rounds will commence immediately at the end of the previous round)
Round 1: Saturday 10:00 am
Round 2: Saturday approx.  12:30 pm
Round 3: Saturday approx  2:30 pm
Round 4: Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Round 5: Sunday approx 12:30 pm or earlier by mutual agreement.
 

All players in the tournament must also be Chess Federation of Canada members.
CFC Membership information:
(membership can be purchased at the tournament site)
Former/returning members:
$ 20 for a one-tournament membership or $ 49 for 12 months, Juniors – one
tournament membership $ 10, $34 for 12 months.
New members pay only $ 16 for a one-tournament membership or $ 36 for 12
months, Juniors – one tournament membership $ 10, $24 for 12 months.

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – April 7, 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – April 21, 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 April TNT (Andy Kohalmi Memorial) has been rated by the CFC.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The CFC has rated the tournament -  See the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gustav Baron 2233

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Costales Memorial has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

 The CFC has rated the 2018 March TNT (Costales Memorial)

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201803097

Congratulations to the following who achieved peak new established ratings:

Harshani Konara  1948
Darren Flynn  1368
Aibike Myrzaibraimova 1470

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – March 24, 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
Mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – March 10, 2018

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

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