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7th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament September 4-6, 2009

7th 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, September 4 to Sunday, September 6, 2008
Location: Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg
Prize Fund: $ See below
Format: 5 round Swiss System, Two Sections
Open Section
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 will G /120 minutes]

Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $ 60
Juniors (under 18 years of age) - Seniors (over 60 years of age)- $ 50
$ 10 discount for entry by Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Also second and subsequent entries from immediate family members receive $ 10 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

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, September 4 at 6:30 - 6:55 p.m., or in advance -
cheques payable to:
Manitoba Chess Association
c/o Lorne Gibbons
44 Ainsdale Way
Winnipeg, MB R2C 4B4

or see Lorne Gibbons on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.

Prizes: Prizes:
Open Section: 1st $ 750 , 2nd $ 500, 3rd $ 300
Top A Class - $ 250, 175, 75

U 1800 Section 1st $ 250, 2nd $ 150
Top U1600 $ 200, $ 100
Top U1400 $ 125, 75, 50

1 comment:

Unknown said...


I would like to wish the organizers the best of luck with the Abe Yanofsky Memorial!

I am the editor of the new CFC newsletter, and if you can find the time, it would be great if you could email me a report on the tournament. Annotated games (pgn format) and pictures are also welcome. Reports can be emailed to tficzere@telus.net

Thanks in advance for your considerations.

Tony Ficzere