Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rocker Chess at Central Park

 Mark Jenkins reports on Rocker Chess at Central Park.

Next gathering is scheduled for July16.  Check the Rocker Chess web page for updates.

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 28, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to Mate in 2 (Morse)
1. Be3

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 14, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Van Eelde)
1. Qa6

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 31, 2014

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Tuxen) 

1. Nf3

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Winnipeg Open starts Tuesday, June 3 ( 8 round TNT)

2014 Winnipeg Open - Remember the '74 Pan-Am  ( a special Tuesday Night Tournament)
 $ 20 entry fee  -   Prizes will be based on entries.

Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42

8 rounds - June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29 - (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 8 rounds) NO GAME on JULY 1
(Players may take up to 3  half-point and any number of zero-point byes.  Half-point byes for rounds 7 and 8 must be requested before Round 4.

Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp. There is one game per week.

Tuesday Night Tournaments are held every month of the year, (except for November and December when things are organized a little differently).

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]

Start time is 7:00 pm and the TD will confirm costs

$ 20 entry fee and CFC membership required.

All players must be CFC members (can be obtained during registration on-site)

[$ 20 for a one-tournament adult membership or $ 49 for 12 months- new adult members pay only $ 36 for a twelve-month CFC membership;

Junior (under 20)  members pay $ 10 for a one-tournament membership, $ 34 for a twelve-month CFC membership, new junior members pay only  $ 24 for a twelve month CFC membership]

Registration for tournament -Tuesday, June 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) . Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1.  Additional bye information will be added.

Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42

Easiest 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.