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Oregon Chess Champions 1961 to Date
Year(s) Champion(s) Tournament Site
City (OR) or other location
Number of
Players
Winning
Score
Where available, the link under "Number of Players" is to a PDF file of the event crosstable
as compiled by Russell Miller from old issues of WCL, NWC and other sources.
1961 Ivars Dalbergs Portland 8 6 / 7
1962 James McCormick Portland 8 7 / 7
1963 John Bell Reed College, Portland 8 5.5 / 7
1964 Donald Turner Reed College, Portland 8 6.5 / 7
1965 Ivars Dalbergs Reed College, Portland 8 6 / 7
1966 Clark Harmon University of Portland Pilot House 8 6.5 / 7
1967 Clark Harmon Reed College, Portland 8 6 / 7
1968 Ivars Dalbergs Reed College, Portland 8 7 / 7
1969 Clark Harmon Portland 8 (7 with bye) 6.5 / 7
1970 Clark Harmon Reed College, Portland 9 7 / 8
1971 Clark Harmon   8 5 / 7
1972 Clark Harmon Park Haviland Hotel, Portland, &
Pacific University, Forest Grove
8 5.5 / 7
1973 Mike Morris Portland Community College 8 5 / 7
1974 Mike Montchalin

Portland Community College, Sylvania

8 5.5 / 7
1975 James Bricher Salem and Portland 8 5 / 7
1976 Clark Harmon Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham 8 5 / 7
1977 Mike Montchalin Portland State University 8 5.5 / 7
1978 Rainer Rickford Portland State University 8 5.5 / 7
1979 James Bricher Paramount Heathman Hotel, Portland 8 6 / 7
1980 Bill Heywood Far West Federal Savings, Portland
& Travel Lodge Tower, Portland
8 6.5 / 7
1981 James Bricher Portland State University &
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Portland
8 6.5 / 7
1982 Mike Montchalin Portland State University 8 5 / 7
1983 Mike Montchalin Portland State University 8 6 / 7
1984 Richard Wood FarWest Federal Bank &
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Portland
8 4.5 / 7
1985 Richard Wood Lane Community College, Eugene 7 4.5 / 6
1986 Tom Crispin Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham 8 5 / 7
1987 Mike Montchalin and John Hatala Portland Community College
Cascada Campus and Sylvania Campus
10 6 / 9
1988 Mike Montchalin and Herman Chiu Cosmopolitan Motor Motel, Portland 8 5 / 7
1989 Richard Wood and Thomas Crispin   8 5.5 / 7
1990 Thomas Crispin Portland Chess Club &
Best Western Aladdin, Portland
8 6 / 7
1991 Richard Wood and Carl Haessler Portland Chess Club 8 5 / 7
Beginning in 1992, the links under "Number of Players" are to the official USCF crosstables
giving all the players' names, ratings and results. (To be added.)
1992 Clark Harmon and Bill Lapham Gresham 8 5 / 7
1993 Richard Wood Gresham 8 5.5 / 7
1.5 / 2
1994 Clark Harmon Portland 8 5.5 / 7
1995 Richard Wood and Carl Haessler Portland 8 4.5 / 7
1996 Carl Haessler and Tom Crispin Portland 8 4.5 / 7
1997 Richard Wood Portland Chess Club 8 4.5 / 7
1998 Chuck Schulien Portland Chess Club 8 6 / 7
1999 Richard Wood Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2000 Chuck Schulien and Corey Russell Portland Chess Club 10 6.5 / 9
2001 Nick Raptis Portland Chess Club 10 6.5 / 9
2002 Corey Russell Eugene 10 6.5 / 9
2003 Oleg Zaikov Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2004 Oleg Zaikov Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2005 Nick Raptis and Oleg Zaikov Portland Chess Club 10 6.5 / 9
2006 Oleg Zaikov US Fiberglass Office in McMinnville 10 8.5 / 9
2007 Radu Roua Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2008 Radu Roua Portland Chess Club 10 7 / 9
2009 Carl Haessler Portland Chess Club 10 7 / 9
2010 Radu Roua Portland Chess Club 10 7 / 9
2011 Brian Esler, Radu Roua,
Daniel Gay and Steve Breckenridge
Portland Chess Club 10 6 / 9
2012 Steve Breckenridge Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2013 Nick Raptis Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2014 Nick Raptis Portland Chess Club 10 7 / 9
2015 Nick Raptis Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
2016 Carl Haessler Portland Chess Club 10 7 / 9
2017 Matt Zavortink Portland Chess Club 10 7.5 / 9
 
Notes on Oregon Chess Champions 1961 to Date

1963 - John Bell was a student at Yale at the time. He took the title on tie-break.

1967 - Harmon took the title on tie-break points.

1973 - Morris took the title on tie-break points.

1975 - James Bricher of Cottage Grove, OR won on tie-break over Mike Schemm when both scored 5-2. Bricher was age 18 at the time.

1984 - There was a playoff for the title after the tournament ended in a three-way tie involving Bill Heywood, Jon Sjogren and Richard Wood.

1993 - Richard Wood won a three-player playoff.

1997 - There was a three way tie with Richard Wood, Clark Harmon and Carl Haessler at 4.5-2.5, but they held a double RR play off which was won by Richard Wood 3-1, Harmon 2-2 and Haessler 1-3.

2003 - Oleg Zaikov was a 15-year-old high school student from Eugene, OR when he won this championship 7.5-1.5, ahead of Chuck Schulien 6-3. The story in the May 2003 issue of NWC says he was the youngest player to ever win the tournament.