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2019 March TNT starts Tuesday, March 5

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
$ 15 entry fee  + CFC Membership  required (see below)

– Prizes will be based on entries.

There is one game per week.

Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42 4 rounds – 1 game on each of March 5,12,19,26 –
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds)  (Players may take up to 1  half-point and any number of zero-point byes.Half–point byes for round  4   must be requested before Round 2.

Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /105 minutes plus a five-second increment from move1. [Each player has 1 hour 45 minutes  to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].

Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 entry fee and CFC membership required.

CFC membership:

All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site) [Renewing or new Adult members pay $ 25 for a twelve-month CFC membership, Renewing adults pay $ 20 for a new one-tournament membership; new members pay  $ 16 for a one-tournament membership]

Junior (under 20)  members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 17 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay  $ 17 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 8 for a one-tournament membership]

Registration for tournament -Tuesday, March 5 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm

Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.
Tournament Director will be Tony Boron .Contact at 204-798-9464 or email chessmanitoba at gmail.com

Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location.  Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 February TNT has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

See the crosstable here chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201902078

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Yemi Abioye  2065
Aibike Myrzaibraimova  1509

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 South Sakatchewan Open has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

See the crosstables here:

Open  chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201902060

U2000 chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201902059

U1500 chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201902058
Congratulations to the following Manitobans who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gilbert Perez 1876
Ethan Eckert  1620

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 February TNT starts Tuesday, February 5

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

2019 February TNT

2019 February TNT -  CFC (Chess Federation of Canada)  rated. $ 15 entry fee  and CFC membership required – see below -  
–Prizes will be based on entries.

There is one game per week.

Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM424 rounds – 1 game on each of February 5,12,19,26 –
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds)  (Players may take up to 1  half-point and any number of zero-point byes.Half–point byes for round  4   must be requested before Round 2.

Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /105 minutes plus a five-second increment from move1. [Each player has 1 hour 45 minutes  to complete their moves, the game will be be approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 entry fee and CFC membership required.

CFC membership:

All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site) [Renewing or new Adult members pay $ 25 for a twelve-month CFC membership, Renewing adults pay $ 20 for a new one-tournament membership; new members pay  $ 16 for a one-tournament membership]

Junior (under 20)  members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 17 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay  $ 17 for a twelve month CFC membership, or $ 8 for a one-tournament membership]

Registration for tournament -Tuesday, February 5 – approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm

Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.
Tournament Director will be Tony Boron .Contact at 204-798-9464 or email chessmanitoba at gmail.com

Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Location: University of Winnipeg – Rm 4CM42Easiest way to get there is to take the elevator at the north end (Ellice) to the 5th Floor(if that Elevator is operating) Otherwise, there is an elevator just to the west of the old Bookstore location.  Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle -January 26, 2019

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)

Source: Chess Manitoba

The 2019 January TNT has been rated by the CFC

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

CFC has rated the event -  see the Crosstable here

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Yemi Abioye 2032
Larry Samson 1737
Roy Proulx 1907

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 Kent Oliver Memorial and MCA Annual General Meeting – February 3

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – University of Winnipeg Room 3L08
One day Rapid event  !
5 rounds of   Time Control – Game /  20 minutes  + 10 seconds free (Bronstein)
Registration starts at 9:30AM – First Round 10 a.m
We should be finished around 5 p.m.
Pizza Lunch (provided) and Annual General Meeting from approx 12 to 1:30between rounds 2 and 3.
Entry Fee: $ 15

C FC Membership not required, however Manitoba Chess Association(MCA) membership is required.

If you are not a CFC member  $ 5 (for one tournament)
First time players do not require MCA membership for this tournament.
The prize fund is enhanced through a generous donation from Mrs. Truus Oliver.

Source: Chess Manitoba

FIDE ratings of Manitobans having played at least one FIDE event in 2018

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Please report any errors or omissions to chessmanitoba@gmail.com


FIDE Ratings at January 1, 2019
  Nones, Teodulfo Ii  PHI 2246
  Wiebe, Isaac  CAN 2109
  Baron, Gustav L  CAN 2048
  Moncal, Nilo  CAN 2037
  Swift, Ryne  CAN 2004
  Babb, Jeff  CAN 1992
 Valentino, Marcos  CAN 1991
Currie, James  CAN 1975
  Wolchock, Theo  CAN 1974
  Ma, Derek  CAN 1971
Pramanik, Projjwal IND 1935
  Bince, Rolando  CAN 1891
  Cleto, Sam  CAN 1885
  Boron, Anthony  CAN 1859
  Gerona, Joshua  CAN 1844
  Konara, Harshani  SRI 1837
  Rutter, Blair  CAN 1836
  Proulx, Roy  CAN 1835
  Prince, Colin  CAN 1801
  Orogun, Ibukun  CAN 1789
  Green, Jim  CAN 1776
  Skop, Mike  CAN 1771
  Atem, James  CAN 1739
  Einarsson, Ken  CAN 1682
  Tarasoff, Shawn  CAN 1682
  Le Dorze, Phil  CAN 1672
  Letain, Cory  CAN 1644
  Myrzaibraimov, Azamat  CAN 1638
  Klokow, John  CAN 1633
  Remillard, John  CAN 1587
  Furda, Ievgeniia-Diana  UKR 1552
  Myrzaibraimova, Aibike  CAN 1527
  Trueman, Francis  CAN 1510
  Leaden, Bruce  CAN 1496
  Piche, Zachary  CAN 1463
  Gregoryanz, Philipp  CAN 1460
  Lei, Yanyu  CAN 1442
  Marshall, Carter  CAN 1383
  Magyar, Peter  CAN 1316

Source: Chess Manitoba

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

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