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Important note to parents:

All tournament participants must be supervised by a parent or designated guardian. Neither the Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association nor the event host will be held responsible for the safety or behaviour of participants not actively engaged in tournament play. The responsibility of the tournament organizers will be limited to ensuring fair competition in accordance with Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association tournament rules.

Scholastic Beginner Training Session - FREE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Open to anyone. This will be a basic training session aimed at beginner chess players. We will cover basic checkmates and basic opening principles.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Cost: FREE!

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.


Regular Scholastic Chess Tournament #4 - FREE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: FREE! (for everyone both new and regular players)

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 6 by rating. Each group plays a round robin tournament (5 games - NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 20 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 25 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the winner in each group. Ribbons will be awarded to all runner-ups.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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Grand Prix Scholastic Chess Tournament #3

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: $15.00

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 8 to 16, depending on how many players there are. Each group will play a 4 round Swiss tournament (NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 25 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 30 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 players in each group.

Grand Prix points: Grand prix points are awarded for each group as follows: 1st place: 10pts, 2nd place: 8pts, 3rd place: 7pts, 4th place: 6pts, 5th+ place: 5pts. After the last Grand Prix tournament of the school year, cash prizes will be given out to the players with the most accumulated Grand Prix points: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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Regular Scholastic Chess Tournament #5

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: $15.00

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 6 by rating. Each group plays a round robin tournament (5 games - NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 20 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 25 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the winner in each group. Ribbons will be awarded to all runner-ups.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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Grand Prix Scholastic Chess Tournament #4

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: $15.00

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 8 to 16, depending on how many players there are. Each group will play a 4 round Swiss tournament (NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 25 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 30 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 players in each group.

Grand Prix points: Grand prix points are awarded for each group as follows: 1st place: 10pts, 2nd place: 8pts, 3rd place: 7pts, 4th place: 6pts, 5th+ place: 5pts. After the last Grand Prix tournament of the school year, cash prizes will be given out to the players with the most accumulated Grand Prix points: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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March 9, 2019 - Manitoba Scholastic Provincial Chess Championships

All students from grades 1 to 12 play on this date.

Sponsored by the University of Manitoba

Location: University of Manitoba, University College, 220 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Great Hall

Registration:
Only those who have registered can take part. Registration is done on-line.
See Canadian Chess Challenge 2019 for more information.

Entry fee:
Registration fee early bird before February 1, 2019: $20.00
Registration fee before March 1, 2019: $25.00
Late registration or at the door (if we still have room): $40.00
The event will be capped at 120 entries.

Format: This event is played by grade. Each grade will play a round robin or Swiss tournament (5 games - NO knockouts).
Students need to sign in between 8:00am - 8:45am the day of the tournament.
See Canadian Chess Challenge Provincial for a complete schedule.

Time control:Clocks will be used from grades 3 to 12 (as there are enough clocks starting with the highest grades) with 25 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 40 minutes has elapsed in their game. We will show anyone who is unfamiliar with a clock how to use one.

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each grade. Ties for each place will be decided using playoffs.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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Regular Scholastic Chess Tournament #6 - FREE

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: FREE! (for everyone both new and regular players)

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 6 by rating. Each group plays a round robin tournament (5 games - NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 20 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 25 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the winner in each group. Ribbons will be awarded to all runner-ups.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

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Regular Scholastic Chess Tournament #7

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Open to all students from kindergarten to grade 12. The tournament will be rated by Chess'n Math - all students will receive an official chess rating.

Location: University of Manitoba - St. Paul's, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB

Room: Belltower Café (basement)

Registration: At the playing site between 12:15pm-12:45pm

Entry fee: $15.00

Format: Students will be divided into groups of 6 by rating. Each group plays a round robin tournament (5 games - NO knockouts). We will start round 1 at 1:00pm (sharp). The tournament is usually over by 4:00pm.

Time control: The top groups will use clocks with 20 minutes each (5 second delay). The remaining groups will have a clock added with 10 minutes each (5 second delay) after 25 minutes has elapsed in their game.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the winner in each group. Ribbons will be awarded to all runner-ups.

Information: Contact Jeremie by email at jeremie.piche@scholasticchess.mb.ca.

Download the information poster