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Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Final Results

Manitoba Champion FM Kevin Gentes won the 2015 Abe Yanofsky Memorial Open section with 4.5 points. ceding only a draw in the last round.  Jeff Babb, Nilo Moncal, and Gustav Baron shared the 2nd-3rd prizes with 3.5 points.  Rolando Bince and Saul Magnusson tied for Top U2000, while Chathura Illangakoon took 3rd U2000.

http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2015/2015AYOpen.htm

In the U1800 section, John Minano swept the field including those that finished 2nd-5th to finish 2 points ahead of Gabriel Ammann, and Top U1600 John Remillard. Bruce Leaden, Francis Truman, and Mark Jenkins tied for 2nd U1600.  Young Max Russo won Top U1400, with Ken Marshall 2nd U1400.

http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2015/2015AYU1800.htm

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 3 results

FM Kevin Gentes won the battle of the leaders on Board 1, and has a half-point lead over Jeff Babb who he will face in a critical 4th Round game.

John Manino leads the U1800 section by one point.




Crosstables are at: http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2015/2015AY.htm 

Open Section


Bd Res White
Black Res
1 1  Kevin Gentes (2342 2.0)
Nilo Moncal (2158 2.0) 0 
2 0  Isaac Wiebe (2121 1.5)
Jeff Babb (2196 1.5) 1 
3 0  Aron Kaptsan (2038 1.5)
Marcos Valentino (2210 1.0) 1 
4 0  Colin Prince (1891 1.0)
Gustav L Baron (2011 1.0) 1 
5 ½  Saul Magnusson (1857 1.0)
Rolando Bince (1986 1.0) ½ 
6 0  Blair Rutter (1931 0.5)
Collin Anderson (1940 1.0) 1 
7 1  Derek Ma (1895 0.5)
James Atem (1871 0.5) 0 
8 1  Chathura Illangakoon (1721 0.5)
Theo Wolchock (1955 0.0) 0 


U1800 
  
Bd Res White
Black Res
9 1  John V. Minano (1732 2.0)
Max Russo (1327 2.0) 0 
10 0  Mark Jenkins (1455 1.5)
Gabriel Ammann (1739 1.0) 1 
11 ½  Bruce Leaden (1554 1.0)
Francis Trueman (1462 1.0) ½ 
12 0  Will Bonness (1761 0.5)
Keith Gannon (1681 0.5) 1   

Friday, August 14, 2015

2015 Abe Yanofsky Memorial - Round 1 results

Thirty-one players have started the 2015 Abe Yanofsky Memorial.  You can still join the action in Rd 2 with a half-point bye for Round 1. With only eight decisive games in Round 1, you will not be far behind.
Note: The U1800 section requires a house player - in case there are an odd number of players.

Notable in Round 1 was Collin Anderson's upset of newly minted National Master Marcos Valentino.
Crosstables are at: http://www.chessmanitoba.org/tournaments/2015/2015AY.htm

Open Section

Bd Res White
Black Res
1 1  Kevin Gentes (2342 0.0)
Theo Wolchock (1955 0.0) 0 
2 1  Collin Anderson (1940 0.0)
Marcos Valentino (2210 0.0) 0 
3 1  Nilo Moncal (2158 0.0)
Blair Rutter (1931 0.0) 0 
4 ½  Derek Ma (1895 0.0)
Isaac Wiebe (2121 0.0) ½ 
5 ½  Aron Kaptsan (2038 0.0)
Colin Prince (1891 0.0) ½ 
6 ½  James Atem (1871 0.0)
Anthony Boron (2027 0.0) ½ 
7 1  Gustav L Baron (2011 0.0)
Saul Magnusson (1857 0.0) 0 
8 ½  Phil Le Dorze (1850 0.0)
Rolando Bince (1986 0.0) ½ 

½  Jeff Babb (2196 0.0)
BYE






U1800

Bd Res White
Black Res
9 ½  Will Bonness (1761 0.0)
John Remillard (1588 0.0) ½ 
10 0  Bruce Leaden (1554 0.0)
Gabriel Ammann (1739 0.0) 1 
11 1X John V. Minano (1732 0.0)
Michael Jr. Spivak (1478 0.0) 0F
12 0  Francis Trueman (1462 0.0)
Chathura Illangakoon (1721 0.0) 1 
13 ½  Keith Gannon (1681 0.0)
Mark Jenkins (1455 0.0) ½ 
14 ½  Ken Marshall (1306 0.0)
Keith Czarny (1655 0.0) ½ 
15 0  Carter Marshall (1596 0.0)
Max Russo (1327 0.0) 1 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

13th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament

13th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess 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 14 to Sunday,August 16, 2015
Location: Room 3L08 - University of Winnipeg - 
Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section (CFC and FIDE rated)
U 1800 Section (CFC rated)
Round Times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m
Time Control: Round 1 G/ 110 ; Round 2-5 Game/90 + 30 second increment
Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 40, $ 10 discount if paid by July 14

Also, second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 5 discount.

Free entry to FIDE Masters or higher (Entry must be paid up front, but will be refunded after completion (playing) of all five rounds)

CFC Membership also required (available on site) Annual Fee - Adults $ 49, Juniors $ 34. (First time members - Adults $ 36, Juniors $ 24)One-tournament CFC membership available for Adults $ 20, Juniors $ 10.

Rules to be noted:
Anti-draw rules will be in effect (no agreed draws before move 31)
New FIDE Zero tolerance forfeit rule NOT in effect -old rule in effect; players will not be forfeited for non-attendance until one hour after scheduled start of round.
Half-point byes OK, any of first four rounds, limit 2, must commit before rd 2.

Registration: on site, Friday, August 14 at 6:15 - 6:50 p.m., or -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Blair Rutter
76 Newcroft Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3M8

or see Tony Boron / Steve de Groot/ Blair Rutter  on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.
If you wish to pay by PayPal - please send an email to chessmanitoba@gmail.com and an "Invoice" will be sent to you.

Prizes:
Prizes will be based on entries - but minimum guaranteed

Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 250 , 2nd $ 140, 3rd $ 80
Top A Class - $ 100, 50, 30

U 1800 Section 1st $ 100, 2nd $ 50
Top U1600 $ 60, $ 30
Top U1400 $ 50, 30


Top Manitoban in the Open Section qualifies for the 2015 Manitoba Championship Candidates Tournament.