Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 January TNT has been rated by the CFC

Please the crosstable here:

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Jason Evans  1697

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - December 30, 2017

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 January TNT starts Tuesday, January 9

 $ 15 entry fee - Prizes will be based on entries.
 Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
4 rounds - 1 game on each of January 9,16,23,30 -
 (This is not a knockout tournament, players will play all 4 rounds) (Players may take up to 1 half-point and any number of zero-point byes.
-point byes for round 4 must be requested before Round 2.
 Please note that we intend to start the first round at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
There is one game per 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 approx. 3 hours and 40 minutes maximum].
We will also be using FIDE Rule Appendix G.4 for situations with players having under 2 minutes remaining.

Start time is 7:00 pm -$ 15 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, or $ 16 for a one-tournament 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, or $ 8 for a one-tournament membership]

 Registration for tournament -Tuesday, January 9 - approximately 6:35 pm to 6:50 pm

Registration will be cut off at 6:50 pm.
Tournament Director will be Jason Evans.Contact at 204-612-3946 or

 Players can join in Round 2, they will receive a half-point bye for Round 1. Tournament contact will be TBD reachable  at TBDLocation: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42Easiest 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.