Sorry for the short notice.
Casual chess at 91 Albert St. is canceled on June 30, 2018.
Like many of the upcoming days in July and August, you can try to get a casual game in by visiting the games tables on the 2nd floor of the Millennium library noon to 5pm where some players are often seen. In case nobody shows, you might want to bring your own chess set and grab a chess book from section 794.1 on the forth floor. The games tables on the 2nd floor include taped down boards.
A reminder that our casual chess meetup will always be at the library games tables in July and August.
The following days in July and August will have a facilitator present with sets and mechanical clocks at the library:
- July 14, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- July 21, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- July 28, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- August 18, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
The remaining days, July 7, August 4, August 11, and August 25, 2018, are not facilitated. Bring your own set and hope someone else comes by.
Sorry for the short notice.
Casual chess at our club is canceled on April 21, 2018, as we don’t have backup personnel that day.
We would encourage players of all levels to attend the Mind Sports Manitoba tournament at Sinclair Park Community Centre 9am to 5pm, 5 round rapid, $20 includes raffle, email@example.com or call 204-996-2509 to register in advance.
If you’re just looking a casual game, check out the games tables on the 2nd floor of the Millennium library 1pm to 5pm where some players are often seen. In case nobody shows, you might want to bring your own set and grab a chess book from section 794.1 on the forth floor.
The tournament previously announced for March 24th has been cancelled.
But, casual chess is still happening as a backup crew has come through. Come on down to 3rd floor 91 Albert noon-4pm as usual on Saturday March 24th for casual chess.
The previously announced tournament for March 24, 2018 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new tournament date.
On October 7, 2017, come out for a simultaneous exhibition with 2017 Manitoba Champion NCM Gustav Baron
Where: 3rd floor 91 Albert St.
When: Saturday October 7, doors open for casual chess at noon. Simul starts at 1pm. Even closed by 4pm.
Price to play in the simul: $10 or $8 for Manitoba Scholastic players
Price to casually before and after: free
What to bring: If you can, bring a portable set (smaller than tournament size), as this will help us use some of the small tables in our venue.
Saturday April 29 is international table top day. We’ll be having a regular chess club day, but we invite you to bring other table top games in celebration of the day.
Our usual time and location
3rd Floor 91 Albert St.
July 2015 – February 2017 financial report
- $1356.70 donations
- $153 — January 30, 2016 tournament ($225 gross, -$72 in prizes)
- $112 — October 27, 2015 tournament ($225 gross, -$113 in prizes)
- $80 (approximately) — February 20, 2016 simul
- $35 (approximately) — September 12, 2015 simul
Total income: $1736.70
- $2000 rent (20 months at $100)
Total expenses: $2000
Net income: $-263.30
As of 2017-02-18
- $25.54 Bank account
- $52 petty cash held on site
- $74.85 petty cash held off site
Total assets: $152.39
Retained earnings: $152.39
We will have live coverage at the club of the Carlsen-Karjakin world championship on Saturday November 12 (round 2) and Saturday November 26 (round 11).
Casual chess will be available as usual.
The games start at 12:30 Winnipeg time. If there is interest we will keep the coverage going past 4pm on the 2nd floor common area of 91 Albert .
On Saturday November 26 the club will be meeting in the room at the back of the third floor instead of the usual room at the front of the third floor.
The world champions will take a break on Saturday November 19 (between rounds 6 and 7). We break for no-one! Our regular, casual club day is still on.
The chess club is a voluntary, non-profit association. We’re not incorporated and we don’t formalized membership or a board of directors.
The most formal thing we’ve ever done is open a bank account.
Where we direct our time is opening/closing our club week in and week out and occasionally running special events like tournaments.
The people who do this consistently are an organizing committee. We’ve now taken the step of calling ourselves that and have made it clear that participation in making this happen is open to new people who demonstrate responsibility and commitment. We’d like more help and would like to rely on a broader base of people to take care of this over time.
We invite folks interested in helping to come out to our September 10 club day, where as an organizing committee we will renew our opening/closing commitments for the next quarter and consider interest from new organizers.
The opening/closing commitments that have been made up until that date are:
- August 6, 2016 — Jamie
- August 13, 2016 — Mark
- August 20, 2016 — Jamie
- August 27, 2016 — Mark
- September 3, 2016 — Jamie
- September 10, 2016 — Mark
Mind Sport Manitoba is hosting a sectioned, 5 round-robin rapid tournament (plus a group champion bonus round) on Saturday July 9, 2016, 9am to 7pm at Sinclair Park Community Centre. Entry fee is $20.
We will still be hosting a casual club day at 91 Albert St, noon-4pm as ussual. Choose your own adventure.