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Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association News

June 13, 2021: The Manitoba Chess Association will be hosting a Brandon versus Winnipeg online match tournament starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 19 on the Tornelo platform. Players from Brandon and Winnipeg who have a rating between 0 and 2000 are invited to participate.(The ratings used for eligibility and pairings will be based on the higher of your blitz, active or regular rating on lichess, chess.com or CFC). Players from each city will be paired against a player of comparable strength and play two games (one with white, one with black).

Tournament details:
Time control of 20 minutes plus 15 second increment
First round at 2:00; second round approximately 5 minutes after all round one games are over
No entry fee, no prizes
All participants will be invited to join Zoom, to allow for post-game analysis
The deadline to apply to play is 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 17.

Winnipeg (and area) players who wish to participate are asked to contact Blair Rutter at blairrutter@shaw.ca Brandon (and area) players are asked to contact Alex Murray at alexmurrayone@gmail.com

May 1, 2021: Tournament results from the Manitoba Provincial Chess Championships have been posted. Unofficial ratings for this tournament have been calculated.

Congratulations to the provincial winners in each grade who will represent their grade for team Manitoba at the National Championships!

April 16, 2021: The dates for the National Championships have been set for June 26-27, 2021. Exact times are still being worked out - keep in mind this event is being played in each time zone across the country at the same time!

October 27, 2020: Free online chess tournaments for scholastic players will be taking place on Sundays at lichess.org during the pandemic.

  1. You must be registered at lichess.org - it's free!
  2. Go to the MB Scholastic Chess team and join the team! Only those who have joined the team can participate.
  3. Upcoming tournaments will be announced in the team. Click on a tournament and join the tournament to play!
  4. The first tournament will be this Sunday November 1, and will continue with one every second week.

September 30, 2020: No in person chess tournaments are currently being organized for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19. Stay safe! Check back soon.




The Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association is a non-profit organization. It is run entirely by volunteers who give their time in order to bring the game of chess to as many students as possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Jeremie Piche by e-mail: jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.