Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 21, 2011

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Gamage)
1. Nd2

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 Albert Boxer Memorial has been rated by the CFC

 See the crosstable here

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak ratings:
Michael Pang 1784
Damola Afolabi 1550

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 7, 2011

from the Saturday Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Shinkman)
1...cd4 2. Rf7

Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 May TNT continues on Tuesday, May 10

2011 May TNT Chess Tournament

Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
4CM42 <-click here for map

5 rounds - May  3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 5 rounds)
Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
Tuesday Night Tournaments are held every month of the year, (except for November and December when things are organized a little differently).
There is one game per week. (if you can not attend a game, please advise and you will receive a half point bye for that week)
All of the TNTs are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hour 50 minutes  to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum]
The TNTs are typically 4 round events (one game for 4 consecutive Tuesdays in the month).

Start time is 7:00 pm and the TD will confirm costs
( $ 15 entry fee, and CFC membership required[$ 20 for a one-tournament membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new members pay only $ 36 for the year])

Registration for tournament -Tuesday, May 3  - approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm

Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm. (If you think you may be late, please send an email to
chessmanitoba 'at' before 5 pm (you can try later, but the wireless access at the U may be problematic)
 Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
This is very near our old room of 5L24 and is in fact on the same floor.

Easiest way to get there is the same way to 5L24 - 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 Bookstore. Our goal is to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

2011 Albert Boxer Memorial

Albert Boxer Memorial May 14-15

Albert Boxer Memorial - 4 round Swiss System Tournament
In Two Sections
Open - FIDE rated and CFC rated - Top Manitoban qualifies for 2012 Manitoba Closed
U1800 - CFC rated

University of Winnipeg - Room 5L24
Time Control - Game - 90 minutes + 30 second increment per move.

Rounds at:

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Registration closes 9:50 a.m. Saturday, May 14

Entry fee: $ 20 - [$ 5 discount for over age 60, or under 19]
Chess Federation of Canada membership required.
Prizes based on entries after expenses.

Inquiries email chessmanitoba at gmail dot com