Tuesday, July 31, 2007
5th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Tournament
This tournament is the signature event of the Manitoba Chess Association. It is named in honour of Abe Yanofsky, the first chess player in the British Commonwealth to be awarded the Grandmaster title.
Mr. Yanofsky, who died in 2000, was a prominent Winnipeg lawyer and city councillor.
Dates: Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2, 2007
Location: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
Prize Fund: $ 4,000 in total (based on entries)
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section [will be submitted for FIDE rating]
U 1800 Section
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m
Time Control: 30 /90, All/1 (30 moves in 90 minutes / Remainder in 60 minutes) [Note: First round may be G /120 - TBA]
Entry Fee: $ 60
Juniors (under 18 years of age) - Seniors (over 60 years of age)- $ 50
$ 10 discount for entry by August 7, 2007
CFC Membership also required
Registration: on site, Friday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m., or in advance -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Lorne Gibbons
44 Ainsdale Way
Winnipeg, MB R2C 4B4
Prizes: (based on entries):
Open Section: 1st $ 1,000 , 2nd $ 700, 3rd $ 500
Top A Class - $ 250, 125
U 1800 Section 1st $ 500, 2nd $ 375
Top U1600 $ 250, $ 100
New for 2007 !: Novice Section
Open to players who have never played in a Chess Federation of Canada event and are unrated.
1 day events on each of Saturday and Sunday. $ 100 in prizes each day ! (Saturday 1st place not eligible for Sunday 1st place prize)
Entry Fee $ 10 per day. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Rounds begin at 10:00 a.m each day.