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Cecyl’s Saturday Puzzle – April 20, 2019

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Bb6

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 Canadian Closed

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

We will be following the progress of 2018 Manitoba Champion Isaac Wiebe, and former Winnipegger Kevin Gentes.

In Round 1, Isaac lost to Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux (FIDE 2262), Gentes drew with CM Kevin Zhong.
In Round 2, Isaac defeated Hughes Masse  (FIDE 2163), Kevin lost to Victor Plotkin
In Round 3, Isaac lost to GM Bareev, Kevin defeated William Li (FIDE 2096)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – April 6, 2019

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Bh4

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – March 23, 2019

Monday, April 1st, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)  Episcopal Composition
1. Bb3

Source: Chess Manitoba

2019 March TNT has been rated by the CFC

Monday, April 1st, 2019

see the crosstable here:
chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201903097

Congratulation to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Jim Melnyk 1673
Gary Crawford  1584

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – March 9, 2019

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1.Qh2

Source: Chess Manitoba

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

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