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Sunday, May 27, 2012

10th Annual Abe Yanofsky Memorial Chess Tournament

10th 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, July 27 to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Location: Riddell Hall (note change) - 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 June 26

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 $ 36. (First time members -Adults $ 36, Juniors $ 24)

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, July 27 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 on Tuesday nights at the TNT tournaments.

Prizes will be based on entries - but minimum guaranteed
As of May 27, 2012

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 2013 Manitoba Championship Candidates Tournament.

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