Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 May 24 Sunday Quads Tournament



CFC Rated Sunday Quads Tournament
Sunday, May 24, 2015   11:00 am
Room: 5L24, University of Winnipeg

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:
 
White* Black*
Round 1
1 vs 4
2 vs 3
Round 2
3 vs 1
4 vs 2

Round 3
1 vs 2
4 vs 3

*Colours 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: 11:00 am
Round 2: 1:00 pm
Round 3: 3:00 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.

Canadian Chess Challenge 2015 Laval University, Quebec - Final Results

Various statistical views here:  http://www.chess-math.org/ccc/national/results/2015/English/index.xml


Looks like Manitoba finished in 5th - 6th with NB, - behind the usual top place finishers, ON, QU, BC, AB


Individual medal winners for Manitoba:

Martin Riquelme got Bronze in Grade 2

Theo Wolchock got GOLD in Grade 7

 Congratulations to all !

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Canadian Chess Challenge 2015 Laval University, Quebec

Currently being played in Quebec.

Various statistical views here:  http://www.chess-math.org/ccc/national/results/2015/English/index.xml

Looks like they played 6 rounds on Sunday.  Manitoba had 4 match points, but their 2 of their 3 remaining matches games are against heavyweights, Ontario and Quebec.

High scorers so far are Theo Wolchock with  6 wins, Martin Riquelme has an undefeated 5 points, and Brock Beach has 4.5.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 16, 2015

From the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 2, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1.Nh4

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 April TNT has been rated by the CFC

The CFC has rated the tournament - please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new established peak ratings:

Marcos Valentino 2129
Collin Anderson 1932
Jason Evans 1645
Derek Ma 1892
Ante Mandusic 1250

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 18, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Qb7

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Robert (Bob) Walker - 1948 - 2015

Father of the chess playing Walker family has passed away.  They were active locally in the late nineties.
I did not know he was an accomplished runner - still Manitoba record holder for the marathon, an incredible 2:19:06.

 Passages Entry

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Manitoban---299618961.html

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Bob-Walker/305506625

http://chess.ca/players?check_rating_number=105911&key=150426


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rocker Chess Club - Blitz tournament - Saturday, April 18

Rocker Chess Club will host  a four round Swiss-system tournament  with all pairings as double match-ups where you’ll be able to play as both white and black making for a total of 8 games.
From the organizers:
Doors open at noon, registration ends at 12:30.
Cost: $15
Time control: 5 minutes + 2 seconds

Guaranteed cash prize fund provided by Chandra Iyer of $100 + 50% of all entries fees. Prize structure to be announced soon, but expect a greater emphasis on overall prizes vs, our first tournament.
1st place overall will include a cash prize and $100 Mariaggi’s theme suite hotel and spa. Tie breaks around 4pm will be held if required for this indivisible prize.