010. I.J. Dreman

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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 (1935, 1936), four City Championships (1944, 1946, … Continued

009. R.J. Spencer

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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 at R. J. Spencer – … Continued

008. Charles Blake

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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 in more biographical detail here.

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 … Continued

003. Herbert Gregory

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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 of the Winnipeg Free Press from March … Continued

002. Agnar Rae Magnusson

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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 educator.  More on Mr. Magnusson here. https://mbchesshof.org/agnar-rae-magnusson/ … Continued