Truus and Kent Oliver Memorial Tournament – February 4, 2023 at St Mary’s Road United Church


(Prize fund enhanced through a donation from the late Mrs. Truus Oliver)

The Manitoba Chess Association will be holding a rapid tournament on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at St. Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg.

FIDE and CFC rated.

Please pre-register by texting or phoning Al MacPherson at 204-898-8485 
  • 5 round Swiss system
  • Time control of 20 minutes with 10 second delay per move
  • Recording of moves not required
  • $20 onsite entry fee. Optional $15 pre-payment entry fee to chessmanitoba@gmail.com before Feb 3, 2023 at noon
  • CFC membership required; FIDE rated
  • Onsite registration from 9:30 am with first round starting at 10:00 am 
  • No lunch break, bring a snack
  • Final round expected to end at 3:00 pm

Limited parking on church property but there is free local street parking.

Front room of church will be available for game review or socializing.

Fargo Chess Club - 2023 New Year Open


  • Contact Name: Eric Ashton
  • Contact Phone: 701-306-4130
  • Date: February 5, 2023
  • Registration Time: 8:30 AM
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Entry Fee: $20 online / $25 onsite
  • Rounds: 5
  • Prizes: TBD
  • Time Controls: G/45 d/5
  • Sections: Open
  • USCF Rated: Yes
  • USCF Membership Required: Yes

Schedule
  • 9:00 AM: Round 1
  • 10:45 AM: Round 2
  • 12:15 PM: Lunch (30 Minutes)
  • 12:45 PM: Round 3
  • 2:30 PM: Round 4
  • 4:15 PM: Round 5
  • 5:45 PM: Tournament End

North Dakota State Scholastic Chess Tournament

  • Contact Name: Todd Wolf
  • Contact Telephone: 701-426-3768
  • Date: March 25, 2023
  • Registration Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • USCF Rated: No
  • USCF Membership Required: No
  • Entry Fee: Entry fee is $10 for elementary students and $15 for middle school and high school students.
  • Sections: There will be 4 sections (K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Rounds: 5
  • Game in Minutes: 30
  • Time Delay in Seconds: 5
  • Team Trophies: These will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each section. Members from those teams will receive medals.
  • Trophies: These will be awarded to the 1st place winner in each division as well as the top overall girl in the top division. Medals will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each division.
  • The following winners qualify to represent North Dakota in the attached tournaments of champions in Grand Rapids, Michigan July 29 - August 1, 2023: High School Winner - Denker Tournament; Top Girl - Ruth Haring Tournament; Middle School - Barber Tournament; Elementary - Rockefeller Tournament

North Dakota State Championship


  • Contact Name: Todd Wolf
  • Contact Telephone: 701-426-3768
  • Dates: April 15 - 16, 2023
  • Registration Time: 8:00 AM -9:00 AM
  • USCF Rated: Yes
  • USCF Membership Required: Yes
  • Entry Fee: $50 for adults; $30 for college students; $20 for grades K-12
  • Notes: This state championship is open to players outside of North Dakota. Players from outside the state are eligible for prize money but not for trophies or state titles.
  • Trophies: Trophies for State Champion & State Runner-up, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, E & Unrated, Under 1000.
  • Prizes: Sections and prizes money are based on entries.
  • Rounds: There will be 6 rounds. 4 rounds Saturday will be g/75, d/5; 2 rounds Sunday will be g/90, d/5
  • Round 1: 9:15 AM Saturday
  • Round 2: 12:30 PM Saturday
  • Round 3: 3:30 PM Saturday
  • Round 4: 7:30 PM Saturday
  • Round 5: 9:15 AM Sunday
  • Round 6: 1:00 PM Sunday