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Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – January 12, 2019

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Qxf7

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – December 29, 2018

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Rg3

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – December 15, 2018

Monday, December 24th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1.Qa4

Source: Chess Manitoba

The CFC has rated the 2018 Jack Woodbury Memorial

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The CFC has rated the 2018 Jack Woodbury Memorial.
Please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieve new peak established ratings:

Isaac Wiebe  2320
Roy Proulx 1878
Azamat Myrzaibraimov 1604
Aibike Myrzaibraimova  1474
Gary Crawford 1561

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 Manitoba Closed Qualifying Update

Friday, December 7th, 2018
2019 Manitoba Closed Championship Qualifying Update  Manitoba Closed 2019 format : 8 player Round Robin
Qualifiers -
*Players must be Manitoba Permanent residents.
(Persons  who are not citizens or permanent residents, but who have been a resident of Manitoba for a twelve-month period immediately preceding the tournament, may be admitted to the Tournament provided they can clearly demonstrate to the MCA Board of Directors that they have a settled intention to continue to reside in Manitoba. The admittance to the Tournament of such exceptions shall be entirely at the discretion of the MCA Board of Directors.)
 
Qualifiers must play 10 standard rated games (somewhere in the world) during calendar 2018 in order to qualify. In order of preference – if the qualifying player does not want to participate or the qualifier is redundant, we continue down the list until there are 8 willing participants.
     1. Previous Year’s Champion (ISAAC WIEBE)
     2. Winner of the Reserve (not held)
     3. MB Junior Champion (if rated above 1900)  -THEO WOLCHOCK)
     4. Top Manitoban in AY Memorial (JOJO NONES)
     5,6. Top 2 finishers in the Tournament of Champions (Jack Woodbury Memorial – to be held in Nov – Dec)  
     7. Player with the best MTPPS (Isaac Wiebe -already qualified
     8. Player with the 2nd best MTPPS (Jojo Nones – already qualified ) 
     9. 2nd Manitoban in the AY Memorial (Wiebe -already qualified, Wolchock-already qualified, RYNE SWIFT)
    10. Player with the 3rd best MTPPS  (Gustav Baron- already qualified)
    11. Player with the 4th best MTPPS  (Theo Wolchock – see above)

    12.  Player with the 5th best MTPPS (Jeff Babb )

13.  Player with the 6th best MTPPS (Derek Ma )

14.  Player with the 7th best MTPPS (Anthony Boron)
15. Player with the 8th best MTPPS (Blair Rutter)
16.  Player with the 9th best MTPPS (Rolando Bince)
etc.
The above players (in bold) will be contacted in early 2019 to determine their willingness to participate in the knockout.  If any of the players decline, invitations will be provided to next players on the list below.  Then there will be a short period when wild-card bids (as described above) will be entertained.
Accepted:
With One Tournament Remaining -  below are the current MTPPS scores:
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MTPSS -  Modified Tournament Performance Point Score
MTPPS is calculated as follows:
A Loss = 0 points
A Draw = the rating of the opponent
A Win = the greater of [your opponent's rating + 200] or [your rating]
The top ten performance scores for each player are counted
The 2018 top MTPPS scores at this point are as follows:
(Tournaments scored included all CFC Standard rated tournaments, US standard rated tournaments, International FIDE standard rated tournaments etc.) If you believe a result has been missed or is incorrect, please contact me.


MTPPS

24718 10 Isaac Wiebe
23548 10 Teodulfo II Nones
23425 10 Gustav L Baron
22576 10 Theo Wolchock
22360 10 Jeff Babb
22219 10 Derek Ma
21416 10 Anthony Boron
20565 10 Blair Rutter
20422 10 Rolando Bince
20010 10 Colin Prince
19865 9 Ryne Swift
19213 10 Oyeyemi A Abioye

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – December 1, 2018

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Nh1

Source: Chess Manitoba

Ruth Haring 1955-2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Ruth Haring, former US Chess President  passed away, November 29.
She was formerly married to one-time Winnipeg resident GM Peter Biyiasis.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/wim-ruth-haring-1955-2018

https://new.uschess.org/news/wim-ruth-haring-1955-2018/

Jeff Babb played her at the Canadian Open in 1974, and I met her in Las Vegas in 2008.

https://chessmanitoba.blogspot.com/2008/06/national-open-las-vegas-june-6.html

(in strange coincidence, also on that blog  page is a picture of Eric Schiller, who passed away November 3, 2018.

https://new.uschess.org/news/eric-schiller-author-fide-master-dies-63-will-remembered-love-chess/

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – November 17, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Qc5

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Aron Kaptsan Memorial has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

See the crosstable here:

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201811037

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Larry Samson 1661
Gary Crawford  1533

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. e4

Source: Chess Manitoba

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