The Manitoba Chess Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. purposes are
– to benefit the community by establishing and maintaining a virtual museum/hall of fame dedicated to and commemorating the history and heritage of chess in Manitoba, and educating the public about it.
The Manitoba Chess Hall of Fame and Museum Inc is a registered charity recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency.
The Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the inaugural class of 2020. Please see the menu item above.
Below you will find entries related to Manitoba chess history in the style of Edward Winter’s Chess Notes
Manitoba History Notes
Our research shows that Charles Blake won the North West Championship, the pre-cursor to the Manitoba Closed, on no less than 6 occasions. https://mbchesshof.org/champions/ Stephen Wright fills in more biographical detail here. READ MORE
The first Manitoba – Minnesota Match commenced on May 25, 1935. The most recent version of the match was held on-line on May 24, 2020. This is the latest in a series of... READ MORE
May 2020 marks one hundred and forty-five years since the birth of Canon Henry L. C. Roy. Abe Yanofsky wrote in his 100 Years of Chess in Canada in 1967 that he regarded... READ MORE
In the Winnipeg Tribune of March 2, 1906, it was reported that Magnus Smith ‘resigned’ the championship of the Northwest Chess association and the associated Fraser Cup, and that a new tournament would... READ MORE
The 1974 Batsford Chess Yearbook (published in 1975) has a few Manitobans listed in tournament results pages. For the Canadian Open, we see results for 23. John Burstow, 26. Cecil Rosner, 27. Neil... READ MORE
MCA is naming the 2020 March TNT in honour of Herbert Gregory, a former Winnipeg Champion, Winnipeg Free Press Chess Editor, and longtime secretary of the MCA. Mr Gregory was the chess editor... READ MORE
Cecil Rosner wrote in the Winnipeg Free Press, February 22,2020″ Winnipeg’s Jewish community has played a critical role in the development of chess in this city, and that legacy will be celebrated next... READ MORE
MCA is naming the 2020 February TNT in honour of Agnar Rae Magnusson, a former Manitoba Champion. He also had a remarkable record in simultaneous exhbitions against visiting masters. He was a life-long... READ MORE