(Note: on February 23, 2013 the MCA board approved the adding up to two spots to the the Manitoba Championship at discretion
of the Board; if the Board add the two spots, qualifiers 7 and 8 (ordered by CFC rating, along with the new 2 additions
will play in a preliminary knockout round, producing two winners who then
play with the top six qualifiers by CFC rating. On November 23, 2014, the Board approved continuation of this procedure for 2015)
Players must be Manitoba Permanent residents.
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.)
must play 10 standard rated games (somewhere in the world) during
calendar 2014 in order to qualify. In order of preference - if the
qualifying player did not want to
participate or the qualifier is redundant, we continued down the
list until there were 8 willing participants.
1. Previous Year's Champion (KEVIN LI)
2. Winner of the Reserve (non scheduled this year thus far)
3. MB Junior Champion (if rated above 1900) to be determined
4. Top Manitoban in AY Memorial (KEVIN GENTES)
5,6. Top 2 finishers in the Tournament of Champions (Nov-Dec)tbd
7. Player with the best MTPPS (Modified Tournament Performance Point Score)
8. Player with the 2nd best MTPPS (Modified Tournament Performance Point Score)
9. 2nd Manitoban in the AY Memorial (SAM LIPNOWSKI (on tiebreak)
10. Player with the 3rd best MTPPS
11. Player with the 4th best MTPPS
12. etc.from the MTPPS
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 current top MTPPS scores as of Novemeber 21. are as follows:
scored included all Manitoba CFC Standard rated tournaments, Canadian
Open, USCF Tournaments, Polish FIDE tournaments ) If you believe
a result has been missed or is incorrect, please contact me.
Ken scored 4.5 to tie for first in the Bloomington Open Reserve (U1800) section in Minnesota, Nov 8-10.
See the crosstable 2014 Bloomington Open. Jim Green participated in the Open section. Jim and Ken tell me that the organizers plan to have the 2015 edition a couple of weeks earlier, so that should lessen the chances of travellers encountering a blizzard as they did this year.
A QUAD (short for quadrangular) is simply a group of four players arranged by rating. Each player in a particular QUAD plays one game against each of the other three players. The winner is the player with the best score.
The first thing The Tournament Director will do is to sort the players in order of their CFC ratings. Then the players are broken into groups of four. The lowest grouping may have more than 4 players - this section will be run as a Swiss.
In each Quad Group - the pairings will be something like this:
Round 1 1 vs 4 2 vs 3
Round 2 3 vs 1 4 vs 2
Round 3 1 vs 2 4 vs 3
*Colors in the third round are determined by coin toss/computer
Each 4-player section is a separate event for pairing purposes. (There will be no prizes for this event)
Time Control: Game / 50 + 10 second increment
Entry Fee: $ 4 (to cover CFC rating fees) Approximate Round times - (Rounds will commence immediately at the end of the previous round) Round 1: 12:00 pm Round 2: 2:00 pm Round 3: 4:00 pm
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.
Two tournaments start Tuesday. November 4, running in parallel: the traditional Memorial Tournament, and the Tournament of Champions / Barry Rasmussen Memorial. Both will run for 6 Tuesdays (Nov 4 to Dec 16, excluding Nov 11). Details are below, but in brief, the Tournament of Champions is restricted to those over 1800 rating ; the Memorial Tournament is restricted to those rated U1800.
Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
Both tournaments are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hours 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours, 40 minutes maximum]
Registration for both tournaments - November 4 - approximately 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm.
Late Registration for tournament - November 18 - approximately 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - you will get a 1/2 point bye for the missed first round.
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). 2014 Tournament of Champions. CFC and FIDE rated. Top 2 Manitoba Finishers Qualify to the 2015 Manitoba Championship
Restricted to those Rated 1800 and above. Graduated Entry Fees: Qualifying 2014 (Top Section) Standard Tournament Winners Entry Fee $ 15 (Sam Lipnowski, Alex Platt, Tony Boron, Leor Wasserman, Felix Andraschko, Gustav Baron, Kevin Gentes, Kevin Li, Isaac Wiebe ) FIDE rated Players - $ 25 All Others - $ 30
Great opportunity to Start, add to, or complete your FIDE Rating requirements. Tentative Pairings to be Published prior to Rounds 2-6 Tuesday, November 4 is the start of the six-round Swiss Tournament.
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 6 rounds)(If you can not play on one or more weeks, please contact the TD BEFORE the round.)
Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
The Memorial Tournament is restricted to those rated Under 1800. CFC rated. Entry Fee $ 20. CFC Membership is required as indicated above.
(This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 6 rounds)(If
you can not play on one or more weeks, please contact the TD BEFORE the
Last year's crosstables are posted http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2013/2013TOC.htm http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2013/2013Mem.htm for your reference.
The tournaments may require a 'house-player(s)'
The 'house-player' fills in when there are an uneven number of players for any round. The addition of the 'house player' avoids the situation where a player is awarded a bye. There is no guarantee that the house player would be required in any given week - I would say it is roughly a 50% possibility.
If you are interested in acting as a 'house player' please contact me (Tony) - chessmanitoba at gmail.com ideally you are a CFC member - No entry fee for the tournament is required, but in the circumstance that you win a prize - an entry fee will be deducted from the prize. So, in essence, the 'house player' is free-rolling.