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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

The CFC has rated the 2018 October Tournaments

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

First the Manitoba Junior

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810096
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810106&key=f7f84297f903c4ae67e9b17ebb49c5a3

The 2018 Manitoba Senior

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810105

2018 October TNT

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810106

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Phil Gregoryanz  1596

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Jack Woodbury Memorial starts Tuesday, November 6

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

2018 Jack Woodbury Memorial
University of Winnipeg
Room 4CM42
One Section – FIDE and CFC Rated Event
Swiss – 7 rounds
Dates –  Tuesdays. November 6 – December 18,
Entry Fee: $ 25
 

Arbiters: Blair Rutter  / Anthony Boron

Time Controls – G /110(+Guideline III.4)
 (Players may take up to 2 half-point and any number of zero-point byes. Half-point byes for rounds 6 and 7 must be requested before Round 4.)
Registration – November 6 – approximately 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm.
Late Registration for tournament – November 13 or 20 – approximately 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm – you will receive a 1/2 point bye for each of the first two rounds missed.
All players must be CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) members (can be obtained during registration on-site)
$20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership;
Junior (under 20) members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership).
Top Manitoba Finisher in the 2018 Jack Woodbury Memorial qualifies to the 2019 Manitoba Championship
 (These are not knockout tournaments, players will play all 7 rounds)(If you can not play on one or more weeks, please contact the TD BEFORE the round.)

Source: Chess Manitoba

The CFC has rating the 2018 October Tournaments

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

First the Manitoba Junior

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810096
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810106&key=f7f84297f903c4ae67e9b17ebb49c5a3

The 2018 Manitoba Senior

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810105

2018 October TNT

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201810106

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Phil Gregoryanz  1596

Source: Chess Manitoba

2018 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open has been rated by FIDE

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

After some delay, FIDE has rated the 2018 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open.

See below – far right for rating change.

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – October 6, 2018

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Rinder)

Source: Chess Manitoba

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