Monday, January 22, 2018

Kent Oliver Memorial Chess Tournament and MCA Annual Meeting Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday, January 28
10:00am – 5:00pm
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9, Canada
Description:

Kent Oliver Memorial Tournament - Sunday, January 28, 2018


Kent Oliver Memorial Chess Tournament and MCA Annual Meeting


 Sunday, January 28, 2018 - University of WinnipegRoom 3L08


One day Rapid event !

5 rounds of Game / 20 minutes + 10 seconds free (Bronstein)

Registration starts at 9:30AM - First Round 10 a.m

We should be finished around 5 p.m.

Lunch (provided) and Annual General Meeting from approx 12 to 1:30between rounds 2 and 3.


Pizza Lunch provided.


Entry Fee: $ 15  CFC Membership not required, however Manitoba Chess Association(MCA) membership is required.If you are not a CFC member (which typically includes MCA membership), standalone MCA membership can be obtained for $13 (good for 12 months), or $ 5 (for one tournament)

First time players do not require MCA membership for this tournament.

The prize fund is enhanced through a generous donation from Mrs. Truus Oliver.

This tournament will be rated as a MCA active event.

2017 results:
http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2017/2017_KO.htm

Saturday, January 13, 2018

You have an opportunity to play in the 2018 Manitoba Closed Chess Championship

You have an opportunity to play in the 2018 Manitoba Closed Chess Championship
The 2018 Manitoba Closed Chess Championship will get underway in a few weeks, with at least 8 players contesting the title in a knock-out format.

In 2014,  The MCA board approved the adding of up to two qualifying spots to the Manitoba Closed Chess Championship through an at-large bidding process.

(On February 26, 2017, the Board approved a regulation that bidders for the wild-card spots must have a standard rating greater than 1800.) 

 
Players who did not otherwise qualify can provide a minimum $ 50 bid in order to play.  The two highest bids over $ 50 will get spots #9 and # 10 in the seeding. Qualifiers 7 and 8  (ordered by CFC rating), along with the new 2 additions will play in a preliminary knockout round, producing two winners who then play with the top six qualifiers. resorted by CFC rating).  If interested, please submit your bid to chessmanitoba@gmail.com by Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Below is the current update regarding the format and the current qualifying players.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 Manitoba Closed Championship Qualifying Update

2018 Manitoba Closed Championship Qualifying Update  Manitoba Closed 2018 format : 8 player knockout 

(Note: on February 23, 2014 the MCA board approved the adding up to two spots to the the Manitoba Championship at discretion of the Board; if the Board add the two spots, qualifiers 7 and 8  (ordered by CFC rating, along with the new 2 additions will play in a preliminary knockout round, producing two winners who then play with the top six qualifiers by CFC rating. On February 26, 2017, the Board approved a regulation that bidders for the wild-card spots must have a standard rating greater than 1800.) 

Qualifiers -
*Players must be Manitoba Permanent residents.
(Persons  who are not citizens or permanent residents, but who have been a resident of Manitoba for a twelve-month period immediately preceding the tournament, may be admitted to the Tournament provided they can clearly demonstrate to the MCA Board of Directors that they have a settled intention to continue to reside in Manitoba. The admittance to the Tournament of such exceptions shall be entirely at the discretion of the MCA Board of Directors.)
 

Qualifiers must play 10 standard rated games (somewhere in the world) during calendar 2017 in order to qualify. In order of preference - if the qualifying player does not want to participate or the qualifier is redundant, we continue down the list until there are 8 willing participants.

     1. Previous Year's Champion (GUSTAV BARON)
     2. Winner of the Reserve (not held)
     3. MB Junior Champion (if rated above 1900)  -THEO WOLCHOCK)
     4. Top Manitoban in AY Memorial (JOJO NONES)
     5,6. Top 2 finishers in the Tournament of Champions (Earl Rosenbloom Memorial - to be held in Nov - Dec) RYNE SWIFT, MYRON KERNETSKY
     7. Player with the best MTPPS (ISAAC WIEBE
     8. Player with the 2nd best MTPPS (Gustav Baron - already qualified ) 
     9. 2nd Manitoban in the AY Memorial (Isaac Wiebe -already qualified)
    10. Player with the 3rd best MTPPS  (Ryne Swift - already qualified)
    11. Player with the 4th best MTPPS  (Jojo Nones - see above)
    12.  Player with the 5th best MTPPS (JEFF BABB )
13.  Player with the 6th best MTPPS (TONY BORON )
14.  Player with the 7th best MTPPS (Theo Wolchock-see above)
15. Player with the 8th best MTPPS (Marcos Valentino)
16.  Player with the 9th best MTPPS (Rolando Bince)
etc.


The above players (in bold) will be contacted in early 2018 to determine their willingness to participate in the knockout.  If any of the players decline, invitations will be provided to next players on the list below.  Then there will be a short period when wild-card bids (as described above) will be entertained.

Accepted:
JOJO NONES 2321
ISAAC WIEBE 2257
RYNE SWIFT 2214
JEFF BABB 2205
GUSTAV BARON 2126
MARCOS VALENTINO 2123
THEO WOLCHOCK 2054   TONY BORON 2021




Declined:
Myron Kernetsky

A notice soliciting  wild-card bids will be sent out the weekend of January 13
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MTPSS -  Modified Tournament Performance Point Score
MTPPS is calculated as follows:
A Loss = 0 points
A Draw = the rating of the opponent
A Win = the greater of [your opponent's rating + 200] or [your rating]

The top ten performance scores for each player are counted

The 2018 top MTPPS scores at this point are as follows:
(Tournaments scored included all CFC Standard rated tournaments, US standard rated tournaments, International FIDE standard rated tournaments etc.) If you believe a result has been missed or is incorrect, please contact me.
23403 Isaac Wiebe
22988 Gustav L Baron
22887 Ryne Swift
22638 Teodulfo Nones
22626 Jeff Babb
22541 Anthony Boron
22326 Theo Wolchock
21923 Marcos Valentino
21634 Rolando Bince
21108 Blair Rutter
20878 Myron Kernetsky
20480 Jim Green
19819 Saul Magnusson
19770 Ken Einarsson
19431 Joshua Gerona

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 jason.a.evans@hotmail.com

 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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2017 Earl Rosenbloom Memorial has been rated by the CFC

See the crosstable here:

http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201712056

Congratulations to the following who achieve new high peak established ratings:

Ryne Swift  2214   Master !
Jim Green 1930
Ken Einarsson 1858
Zachary Piche 1496

Monday, December 18, 2017

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - December 16, 2017

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
1. Nd6

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - December 2, 2017

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 Manitoba Senior (over 50) Champiosnship - Dec 9 - 10



2017 Manitoba Senior Championship (open to those 50 years old and over)
University of Winnipeg – Room 2C15
4 round Swiss System CFC Rated (CFC Membership required)
$ 15 entry fee
Registration: 9:40 – 9:55 am – Saturday, December 9 (Room 2C15) or
Tuesday, December 5 at the TNT.(Room 4CM42)
University of Winnipeg – Room 2C15
Open to all Manitoba players born before 1968
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 second increment
Round Times: 10 am and 2:00 p.m each day (Rounds 2 and 4 may be advanced if Previous round’s games end early and there is mutual consent between paired players to start earlier.)
Minimum prizes –
Top Senior – Born before 1968
Top Over 65 – Born before 1953
CFC Membership Information:
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]

Tournament Director:  Ken Einarsson