Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Tournaments Rated

The 2010 June TNT has been rated by the CFC (here)
the 2010 FIDE Futurity # 3 has also been rated the CFC (here)

Congratulations to the following who achieved new high ratings:

Jonathon Zaczek 2179 (+83) !
Rolando Bince 2150 (+33)
Perfecto Joven 1977 (+45)
Steven de Groot 1822 (+4)
and Henry Li with first provisional rating of 1463.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Manitoba Championship Quarter Final

Tiebreak - Babb - Zaczek
Game 1 - Game 25 minutes plus 10 second increment

Game 2 - Game 25 minutes plus 10 second increment
Underway at 3:00 p.m.

Update: Jonathan Zaczek won the second game to win the tie-breaker.

He now advances to play Sam Lipnowski; whilst Trevor Vincent faces Arvin Dawa.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Novice Chess Tournament. - June 26

On Saturday, June 26th 2010 The MCA will be hosting a Novice Chess Tournament.

Registration from 9:15 a.m. to 9:50 a.m
The session will start at 10 AM in room 5L24 at the University of Winnipeg.

This will be for beginners and novices. Stephen will also hold a brief session at 10 am. "Tournament Chess 101", to review some of the customs standard to tournament chess, such as use of the clock , and recording of moves.

The tournament will be for ages 16+

Sorry to those of you juniors who do not qualify.
The general consensus was that this should be geared towards adults returning to the game of chess.

Anyone with a CFC rating under 1400 is welcome.

Number of games will depend on participants.
Expectation is 6 games....Time control will be G/25 (25 minutes for
each player).

Tournament Director - Stephen Lipic
Please feel free to ask ( any questions! Thanks
and enjoy!

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 5, 2010

from the Saturday Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in 2 (Loshinski)
1. Qf2

Monday, June 14, 2010

National Open - Las Vegas Results

Arrived back from Las Vegas at 5:00 am this morning after playing in the National Open.

Here are the results and rating changes:

Section Player Result Old New Prize
Open Zaczek 2 2047P 2028P
U2000 Boron 3.5 1922 1931 $ 50
U2000 Lipic 1 1932P 1706P
U2000 Einarsson 1 1502P 1510P
U1800 Jim Green 3.5 1489P 1643P $ 50
U1600 Levesque 3 1409P 1438P

The bright lights may have been a bit of a distraction for some, but all vowed to come back and play better next time.

As for myself, winning my last round game instead of losing would have netted me another $ 140; a draw $ 0.

More later in the week.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Active Team Championship - Sunday June 27

3 player teams - maximum total rating 5700 (average of 1900)
Not more than one player over 2100 per team.
I will post a list of Manitoba ratings shortly.

Self-organizing teams (if you don't have a team - please contact me -

Entry fee: $30 per team.
Room: 5L24 - University of Winnipeg

Time Control: 25min/game
Rounds approximately : 10am, 11am, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30.

Scoring by Match result, i.e a 3-0 win is the same as a 2.5-.5 win -- 1 point.

Class Prizes by team - to be announced

Please bring your electronic clocks - we are playing Game in 25 minutes.