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 has selected the five inductees for the inaugural class of 2020. The inductees will be announced at an appropriate time.
Below you will find entries related to Manitoba chess history in the style of Edward Winter’s Chess Notes
Manitoba History Notes
011. Magnus Smith
Canadian champion in 1899, 1904, and 1906. North West Champion in 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 For more on Magnus Smith, please see https://mbchesshof.org/magnus-smith/ READ MORE
The Jewish Gambit: Celebrating the Legacy of Jews and Chess in Winnipeg
The Jewish Gambit: Celebrating the Legacy of Jews and Chess in Winnipeg – recorded and posted on Youtube Thursday April 29, 2021 at 7 pm “The Jewish Gambit: Celebrating the Legacy of Jews... READ MORE
010. I.J. Dreman
Bom in Winnipeg in 1910, Joe Dreman is a chess legend in Manitoba as a dean, patron, and champion of Manitoba chess.His achievements as a player of chess is impressive, with Manitoba Championships... READ MORE
009. R.J. Spencer
10-time North-West Champion – the North-West Championship was the forerunner of the Manitoba Championship, and was contested from 1897 to 1930. R.J. Spencer won 10 times – 1897, 1902, 1906, 1919-1922, 1924, 1930. ... READ MORE
008. Charles Blake
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 (with additional information from Tony Boron) fills... READ MORE
007. Manitoba – Minnesota Match
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
006. Canon Roy
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
005. Two North-West Champions in 1906.
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