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 firstname.lastname@example.org and an "Invoice" will be sent to you.
Prizes will be based on entries - but minimum guaranteed
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.