006. Canon Roy

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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 Roy as one of the four most important organizers of the previous thirty years. Please enjoy Stephen Wright’s biographical article.

005. Two North-West Champions in 1906.

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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 commence. That tournament was won by R.J. Spencer.¬† The list of Northwest / Manitoba Closed champions is almost complete¬† https://mbchesshof.org/champions/; if the reader is able to supply any information regarding the gaps, please contact mbchesshof@gmail.com.