Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 April TNT has been rated by the CFC

The CFC has rated the tournament - please see the crosstable here.

Congratulations to the following who achieved new established peak ratings:

Marcos Valentino 2129
Collin Anderson 1932
Jason Evans 1645
Derek Ma 1892
Ante Mandusic 1250

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 18, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Qb7

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Robert (Bob) Walker - 1948 - 2015

Father of the chess playing Walker family has passed away.  They were active locally in the late nineties.
I did not know he was an accomplished runner - still Manitoba record holder for the marathon, an incredible 2:19:06.

 Passages Entry

Also see this from the June 17, 2016 edition of the Winnipeg Sun:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rocker Chess Club - Blitz tournament - Saturday, April 18

Rocker Chess Club will host  a four round Swiss-system tournament  with all pairings as double match-ups where you’ll be able to play as both white and black making for a total of 8 games.
From the organizers:
Doors open at noon, registration ends at 12:30.
Cost: $15
Time control: 5 minutes + 2 seconds

Guaranteed cash prize fund provided by Chandra Iyer of $100 + 50% of all entries fees. Prize structure to be announced soon, but expect a greater emphasis on overall prizes vs, our first tournament.
1st place overall will include a cash prize and $100 Mariaggi’s theme suite hotel and spa. Tie breaks around 4pm will be held if required for this indivisible prize.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - April 4, 2015

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Funk)
1. Bg4

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Local high school strudents are headed off to the nationals

from the Local Community Winnipeg Newspapers, April 1, 2015

2015 March TNT has ben rated by the CFC

Please see the crosstable here:

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Derek Ma - 1882
Joshua Huston-Earle 1613
Brock Beach 1799
Jason Evans 1616