Friday, December 2, 2016

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - November 26, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 November Weekend Tournament has been rated by the CFC

The 2016 November Weekend Tournament has been rated by the CFC (It was rated last week, however the CFC site was off-line until very recently.
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201611054

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Collin Anderson 1977

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - November 12, 2016

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 - (Loyd)
1.Ke8

Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016 Manitoba Junior, 2016 Manitoba Senior, November Rating Tournament – Nov 19, 20

 Registration for all - 9:30 am - 10 am   Room 4CM42 - University of Winnipeg

2016 Manitoba Junior Championship
4 round Swiss System
$ 15 entry fee
CFC rated
University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Open to all Manitoba Juniors born after January 1, 1997,
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 second increment
Round Times:  10 am and 2:30 p.m (Rounds 2 and may be advanced if Previous round’s games end early and there is mutual consent between paired players to start earlier.)
Players under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
First Prize – Minimum $ 50

2016 Manitoba Senior Championship
4 round Swiss System
CFC Rated (CFC Membership required)
$ 15 entry fee
University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Open to all Manitoba players born before 1967
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 second increment
Round Times:  10 am and 2:30 p.m (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
Top Over 65 –  Born before 1952

2016 November Rating Tournament
4 round Swiss System
CFC Rated (CFC Membership required)
$ 5 entry fee  – No prizes will be awarded
University of Winnipeg – Room 4CM42
Open to all Manitoba players born between Jan 1 1967 and Dec 31 1996
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 second increment
Round Times:  10 am and 2:30 p.m (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.)

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 29, 2016

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


This is a corrected version of the diagram that appeared in the Winnipeg Free Pres.
1,Bd3

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 Memorial tournaments start Tuesday, November 1

Two tournaments start Tuesday, November 1, running in parallel:
The Tournament of Champions / Earl Rosenbloom Memorial Tournament (the Rosenbloom), and the 2016 Gary Campbell Memorial Tournament, Both will run for 7 Tuesdays (Nov 1 to Dec 13. Details are below, but in brief, both tournaments will be CFC rated, but the Rosenbloom will also be FIDE rated. Tournament of Champions will open to all; the Frank Milord Memorial Tournament is restricted to those CFC rated Under 1800.

Both tournaments are Swiss (pairing) style tournaments with a time control of G /110 minutes [Each player has 1 hours 50 minutes to complete their moves, the game will be be 3 hours, 40 minutes maximum] FIDE Rule Appendix G4 will also be in effect.

(Players may take up to 2 half-point and any number of zero-point byes. Half-point byes for rounds 6 and 7 must be requested before Round 4.)

Registration for both tournaments - November 1 - approximately 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm.

Late Registration for tournament - November 8 or 15 - approximately 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - you will receive a 1/2 point bye for each of the first two rounds missed.

All players must be CFC (Chess Federation of Canada) 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).

Top 2 Manitoba Finishers in the 2016 Earl Rosenbloom Memorial qualify to the 2017 Manitoba Championship

Entry Fees:
2016 Earl Rosenbloom Memorial $ 25

Great opportunity to Start, add to, or complete your FIDE Rating requirements.
Tentative Pairings to be Published prior to Rounds 2-6

Location: University of Winnipeg - Rm 4CM42
The Gary Campbell Memorial Tournament is restricted to those rated Under 1800. CFC rated.
Entry Fee $ 20. CFC Membership is required as indicated above.

(These are not knockout tournaments, players will play all 7 rounds)(If you can not play on one or more weeks, please contact the TD BEFORE the round.)

facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/178247284305/

2016 October TNT has been rated by the CFC



See the crosstable here:
http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201610064&key=161029

The following achieved a new peak established rating:

Harshana Konara  1916


Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 15, 2016

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