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Meetups are now once a Month. Nov 17 we encourage playing in the Aron Kapstan Memorial Tournament. Next meetup Nov 24.

Starting in November, Rudolf Rocker Chess Club meetups with an equipped facilitator and free beginner lessons will be once a month  (instead of almost every week) at the Millennium Library 2nd floor games tables. This reduction in schedule is due to facilitator availability.

(contact us if you’d like to be the host a beginner friendly, publicly advertised, casual chess meetup at any location in Winnipeg using our equipment, Rudolf Rocker brand, and marketing facilities)

Normally our meetup will be the first Saturday of the month, but November will be an exception this year. We previously posted that Saturday November 17th would be our November meetup day, but the Aron Kapstan Memorial Chess Tournament has been announced for Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18, 2018 at the University of Winnipeg (room TBA), so we encourage attending that. This open, two day, five round tournament will be using a small, 6 or less player section format similar to the Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association tournaments, but its for everyone so its an awesome opportunity to play tournament chess against folks closer to your level.

Our November casual meetup at the library has been rescheduled for Saturday November 24. Our October 20 and 27th meetups are still going ahead. In December we will meet on the first Saturday, December 1st.

On all other Saturdays where the library is open but where no facilitator is available, there are almost always other chess players at the library games tables in the afternoon, usually with  an expert level player amoung them.

Casual chess cancelled June 30, 2018

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.

Casual chess cancelled April 21, 2018

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, udarbest@gmail.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.

October 7, 2017 — Simultaneous exhibition with Manitoba Champion Gustav Baron

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.

July 2015 – February 2017 financial report

Long overdue!

July 2015 – February 2017 financial report

Income

  • $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

Expenses

  • $2000 rent (20 months at $100)

Total expenses: $2000

Net income: $-263.30

As of 2017-02-18

Assets

  • $25.54 Bank account
  • $52 petty cash held on site
  • $74.85 petty cash held off site

Total assets: $152.39

No Liabilities

Equity

Retained earnings: $152.39

World Championship Coverage (Saturday Nov 12 and 26)

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.