Thursday, May 16, 2019

The CFC has rated the 2019 Manitoba Closed

See the crosstable here:

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201905067&key=190516


Congratulations to the following who achieved a new peak established rating:

Yemi Abioye  2091

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2019 May TNT starts Tuesday, May 7

2019 May TNT starts Tuesday, May 7


$ 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 May 7,14,21,28 –
(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, May 7 – 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 Nathan Divinsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC

The 2019 Nathan Divinsky Memorial has been rated by the CFC.

Please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Gary Crawford  1669
Jim Melnyk  1708
Aibike Myrzaibraimova 1572



FIDE Rating Updates

A couple of players have updated FIDE ratings for April Tournaments.

(The 2019 Nathan Divinsky ended after the FIDE rating cutoff, so those results will be available June 1.)

Isaac Wiebe - from the Canadian Closed   +6 to 2059
Rolando Bince - from the Grand Pacific Open  -26 to 1863

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 20, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Bb6


Saturday, April 20, 2019

2019 Canadian Closed

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).
In Round 4, Isaac lost to CM Max Chen (FIDE 2070)., Kevin lost to Qiyu Zhou (FIDE 2246).
In Round 5, Isaac drew with WFM Svitlana Demchenko) FIDE 2135), Kevin may have forfeited.
In Round 6, Isaac lost to William Li (FIDE 2096), Kevin has withdrawn.
In Round 7, Isaac defeated Jean Desforges (FIDE 2235).
In Round 8, Isaac defeated CM Dorian Kang (FIDE 2035).
In Round 9, Isaac lost to Ananda Saha (FIDE 2073)



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 6, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Bh4


Monday, April 1, 2019

2019 March TNT has been rated by the CFC

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

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - March 23, 2019

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)  Episcopal Composition
1. Bb3