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This Weekend - NWC Grand Prix events! Portland CC G/60 (Aug 27).

This Weekend - Other (non-GP) events! Tacoma City Championship (Rd 4 on Aug 26); Seattle CC Dog Days (Rd 4 on Aug 26) - See August SCC ad; Seattle Kings vs. Princes Match III & FIDE Round Robins (Aug 26-30) in Seattle.

September magazine! The September issue of Northwest Chess is in production, and should be mailed by 8/26. It's a 32-page issue with Washington Chess Letter Historic Cover from September, 1958, Washington Chess News, CJA Award for 2016 Best State Magazine/Newsletter (special center-fold!), Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News, and a back-cover photo of Jesse Batten at the Boise Chess Club by Jim Berezow. Cover: The Oregon Scholastic Champions by Nancy Keller. See the teaser (selected pages with color).

 

GM Norm! Congratulations to Idaho IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti, 17, for achieving a GM norm in the 25th Chicago Open held May 26-30 in Wheeling, Illinois. In the 9-round tournament, IM Harmon-Vellotti defeated GM Carlos Hevia Alejano and IM James A Rizzitano, and drew with GMs Varuzhan Akobian, Jianchao Zhou, Elshan Moradiabadi, Eugene Perelshteyn, Alexander Shabalov and IM Andrey Gorovets. Reported by Hock San Lee. Also see an interview of Luke on local TV station KBOI 2 (posted 6/28/2016). New! See new interview of Luke on YouTube in Idaho Living feature, also produced by TV station KBOI 2 (posted 8/20/2016).

August magazine! The August issue of Northwest Chess was mailed on 7/28. It's a 32-page issue with Idaho Chess News, Oregon Chess News, Washington Chess News, and a back-cover photo of Ching-E Nobel Ang by Jeffrey Roland. Cover: Janos Fucsko by Jeffrey Roland. See the teaser (selected pages with color).

Chess in Hollywood! - See collection of photos on the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess website. Note that GM Yasser Seirawan is in a couple of the photos!

Master! Anthony He becomes Washington’s youngest ever master (link to blog post) - Congratulations, Anthony!

July magazine! The July issue of Northwest Chess was mailed on 6/23. It's a 32-page issue with Oregon Chess News, Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News, and back-cover photos of John Glenn and Tom Booth at the Boise Chess Club by Jim Berezow. Cover: Chesstoon of “Blitz The Kid” by Brian Berger. See the teaser (selected pages with color).

Book Review! Review of new book about GM Yasser Seirawan: A Short Review of Karolyi's Legendary Chess Careers: Yasser Seirawan on The Chess Mind blog.

June magazine! The June issue of Northwest Chess was mailed on 5/26. It's a 32-page issue with The Ross Report (Grand Pacific Open, Victoria BC) by IM Dave Ross, Idaho Chess News, Washington Chess News, Oregon Chess News, and a back-cover photo of "OSCF State Championship Bughouse trophy" by Robert Schuff. Cover: Andy Halda wearing his prize-winning fiery bughouse hat, at the OSCF State Championship in Seaside, Oregon. Photo credit: Robert Schuff. See the teaser (selected pages with color).

See old news previously appearing on this page.

Completed Tournament / Match News

Beginning in 2013, some local tournament reports are posted to the Northwest Chess (NWC) blog, found at http://www.nwchess.com/blog/. Links are to NWC blog post or other report. Thanks to Rusty Miller for writing most of the tournament reports from 2013 until April 2014. Rusty stepped down, but started blogging again occasionally as of Nov. 2014. If you are interesting in blogging for your club's events, please let us know. Click on photos to enlarge, or see photos in some of the blog posts.


Photo: Sophie Velea (girl on left) receives her Pan-Am U8 Girls Champion award. Credit: Andy Ke.
Scholastic Events (July-August):

Playing room at the Seattle Chess Club for the Quads on July 9. Credit: Russell Miller. (More photos linked in blog post.)

Carl Haessler receives trophy for Oregon Senior Championship for the third consecutive year! Credit: Brian Berger.
Open or Invitational Events (July-August):
  Scholastic Events (May-June):
  Open or Invitational Events (May-June):
Bryce Tiglon with HS individual championship trophy
Photo: Bryce Tiglon, WA State High School co-Champion (along with Samuel and Daniel He),
and Denker qualifier.
Scholastic Events (March-April):
  Open or Invitational Events (March-April):
See old tournament news previously appearing on this page.

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