Thursday, August 28, 2014

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament starts Friday

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament starts Friday

12th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament
This tournament is the signature event of the Manitoba Chess Association. It is named in honour of Abe Yanofsky, the first chess player in the British Commonwealth to be awarded the Grandmaster title.
Mr. Yanofsky, who died in 2000, was a prominent Winnipeg lawyer and city councillor.
Dates: Friday, August 29 to Sunday,August 31, 2014

Location: Room 3L08 – University of Winnipeg - 

Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section (CFC and FIDE rated)
U 1800 Section (CFC rated)
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
Time Control: Round 1 G/ 110 ; Round 2-5 Game/90 + 30 second increment
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 40, $ 10 discount if paid by July 15
Also, second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 5 discount.
Free entry to FIDE Masters or higher (Entry must be paid up front, but will be refunded after completion (playing) of all five rounds)
CFC Membership also required (available on site) Annual Fee – Adults $ 49, Juniors $ 36. (First time members – Adults $ 36, Juniors $ 24) -or One-Tournament CFC Memberships for Adults of $ 20; or Junior (under 20)  $ 10.


Rules to be noted:
Anti-draw rules will be in effect (no agreed draws before move 31)
New FIDE Zero tolerance forfeit rule NOT in effect -old rule in effect; players will not be forfeited for non-attendance until one hour after scheduled start of round.
Half-point byes OK, any of first four rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.
Registration: on site, Friday, August 29 at 6:15 – 6:50 p.m., or -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Blair Rutter
76 Newcroft Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3M8

or see Tony Boron / Steve de Groot/ Blair Rutter  on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.
If you wish to pay by PayPal – please send an email to chessmanitoba@gmail.com and an “Invoice” will be sent to you.

Prizes:
Prizes will be based on entries – but minimum guaranteed

Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 250 , 2nd $ 140, 3rd $ 80
Top A Class – $ 100, 50, 30

U 1800 Section 1st $ 100, 2nd $ 50
Top U1600 $ 60, $ 30
Top U1400 $ 50, 30
Top Manitoban in the Open Section qualifies for the 2015 Manitoba Championship Candidates Tournament.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 23, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to mate in three (Vallejo)
1. Ne6
e.g.  1...Nd5 2. Qe5+ Nxe5 3. Nd6#

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - August 9, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Kipping)
1. Qa1

Sunday, August 10, 2014

One night Active Tournament - Tuesday, August 12

4 round Active Tournament - . Open Section and Under 1800 section.
One night Active Tournament - Tuesday, August 12
University of Winnipeg  -  Room 4CM42

Players will play all 4 rounds
Time Control - Game 20 + 10 second delay (Bronstein mode setting 5B on Saitek clocks)

 $ 10 entry -

Prizes - 2 Entries (or equivalent portion thereof, if ties) to the 2014 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament  in each Section.


(More prizes may be awarded depending on entries)

 4 rounds

Not CFC rated - CFC Membership note required.



Registration 6:35 - 6:55 pm

First round to start at 7 pm

Normal tournament rules apply - touch move, etc.

Entry fee $ 10

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 26, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Gerbec)