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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

April 2017

IMPORTANT - PRINTING ERROR ALERT!! The Seattle Chess Club full-page ad in the April issue of Northwest Chess is in error - the 2016 ad was reprinted by mistake instead of the 2017 ad. Please disregard the printed version, and see this version of the SCC ad instead. The error has also been corrected in the teaser version (selected pages with color).

Apr 25 (Rd 4 if needed) Portland Tuesday Night Quads. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR Map. Phone: 503-246-2978. 4 Player Round-Robin: If there are enough players for more than 1 section, players are grouped based on rating. Sometimes can run as 5-7 players Round-Robin or Swiss, depending on number of players and number of Tuesdays in a month. Time Control: 40/90, SD/30; d5. Entry Fee: $15; $10 club members. Membership: US Chess rated; US Chess membership is required and can be purchased/renewed at registration. Registration: 7:15-7:30 PM (onsite only). Rounds: Begin each Tuesday @ 7:30 PM. By mutual agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time, as long as it’s scheduled after the previous Tuesday night and before the following Tuesday night. Prizes: Each 4-person section gets a "free entry" (i.e. $10 worth of discount for entry fee) as a 1st place prize, which can be applied towards entry fee in Tuesday or Saturday Quads tournaments during the next 3 months. Also, if there is a 6 or 7 player Swiss, a $5 discount is given to the runner-up. No cash substitution and no compensation for unused credit. No tiebreakers used (prizes split). Info: email@pdxchess.org.

Apr 28, May 5,12 Pierce County Championship (Rds 2-4), Tacoma, WA. Format: 4 round Swiss. Time Control: G/120. Entry fee: Free. Rounds: Round 1 8:15 p.m., Rounds 2-4 8:00 p.m. Prizes: Certificates, Trophies. Info.: Gary Dorfner, phone (253) 535-2536, email ggarychess@aol.com, or see him at the club.

Apr 29 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 4SS, G/60;d5. If 30 or more entries the field will be divided into 2 sections by ratings. EF: $20, $5 discount for PCC Members. US Chess rated; OCF/WCF/ICA and US Chess membership required, OSA. No advance entries. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Byes: 1/2 point bye if requested at reg. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: If one section ($200/b20) $60-$40-$30; U1800, U1500/unrated $35 each. If two sections - upper section $75-50-25 (b/15); lower section $65-35; U1400/unrated $50 (b/15). No tiebreakers (prizes split). Info: email@pdxchess.org, phone 503-246-2978, website www.pdxchess.org. Note: Not an OSCF State Qualifier because it's too close to the state championship.

Apr 29 The Mallard Chess Tournament, Eugene, OR - See flyer.

Apr 29-30 Inland Empire Open, Spokane, WA. Site: Gonzaga University (Jepson Center) Rm. 109, Spokane, WA. Registration: Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Rounds: Sat. 10:00-2:30-7:00 Sun: 9:00-1:30 or ASAP. Time Control: G/120 (with 5 second delay). E.F. $23 if received by 5/28, $28 at the door; 18 and under $5 less. Telephone entries accepted. US Chess rated. $750 prize fund based on 35, Class prizes based on at least five per section. Only one prize per person (excluding biggest upset). NS, NC, W. One ½ point bye if requested before proceeding round; Sunday byes must be requested before the end of round 3. Director reserves the right to use class pairings in the final round. Prizes: 1st Overall: $175, 2nd Overall: $140, 3rd Overall $100. Class Prizes (A; B; C; D/E/unrated): 1st $50, 2nd $25. Biggest Upset: $35 (non-provisional ratings). Misc.: Cookies & coffee provided. Entries: Spokane CC, c/o David B. Griffin, P.O. Box 631, Spokane Valley, WA 99037. For information: cell (509) 994-9739.

Apr 30 Boise Chess Club #13, Boise, ID. All About Games, 7079 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709. This is the first-ever Northwest Chess Grand Prix event for the BCC! 4SS, US Chess Rated, Game/30 + 30 second time increment per move. Jeffrey Roland will be Chief TD. Please register by e-mailing jroland@cableone.net. Email pre-registration is appreciated to speed up registration. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m. First round "should"/"could"/probably will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Those coming late will get a first-round bye. One-hour for lunch taken after round 2. Estimated time for end of tournament is 6:00 p.m. Entry is Free! See flyer. Note: Moved from Saturday to Sunday. Flyer has been updated.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

May 2017

May 7 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 4-SS. TC: G/60; d5 (or G/64; d0). EF: $18 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10 from each EF goes to prize fund). Reg: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Rds: 11:30-1:50-4:10-6:30. Misc: US Chess, WCF/OCF/ ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

May 13 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sections by rating. TC: G/120; d5. EF: $9 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: Free entry for future quad. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Rds: 10:00- 2:15-ASAP. Misc: US Chess, WCF/OCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Note: Changes beginning in March shown in red.
May 13 Portland CC Quad 45, Portland, OR. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 3-round quads, G/45;inc15. Some/all sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players. The most current ("live") US Chess regular ratings are usually used for section placement. On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. Rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, and 3:00pm. Rounds 2 and 3 can be started earlier if both players agree. Players who have a game go long can request extra time off before the next round. EF: $15, PCC members $10, $5 discount for each additional family member who lives in the same household, free entry for players who are unrated in US Chess. US chess and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during on-site registration. Winner of each section receives $10 discount on the entry fee for one of the next three PCC Quad 45 or Tuesday Quads. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives $5 discount. Scholastic awards: trophy for winning section with 3 points; smaller trophy for winning or tie for first with 2.5; medal for winning or tie for first with 2 or 1.5. OSCF State Qualifier. PCC website.

May 13 Tacoma CC Pierce County Open Tornado, Tacoma, WA. Format: 5 round Swiss. Time Control: G/30; d5. Entry Fee: Advance $25, At the door $30; Club members: Advance $22, At the door $27. Prize fund: 1st $25, 2nd $20; Top half & Bottom half. Rounds: 10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30. US Chess & state memberships required. W NS NC. One half-point bye available. Entries/Info: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445. Phone (253) 535-2536 or email ggarychess@aol.com.

Mar 20 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 4SS, G/60;d5. If 30 or more entries the field will be divided into 2 sections by ratings. EF: $20, $5 discount for PCC Members. US Chess rated; OCF/WCF/ICA and US Chess membership required, OSA. No advance entries. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Byes: 1/2 point bye if requested at reg. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: If one section ($200/b20) $60-$40-$30; U1800, U1500/unrated $35 each. If two sections - upper section $75-50-25 (b/15); lower section $65-35; U1400/unrated $50 (b/15). No tiebreakers (prizes split). OSCF State Qualifier. Info: email@pdxchess.org, phone 503-246-2978, website www.pdxchess.org.

May 27-29 Washington Open, Lynnwood, WA - See ad/flyer.
Hotel information: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seattle North, 20610 44th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98036. To reserve, call (425) 775-2500 or (800) 628-0611, and mention Washington Chess Federation - 2017 WA Open. Or use the Embassy Suites reservation booking link. Please make your reservations by April 26.

 
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June-July 2017

Jun 10-11 Portland Summer Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR. Format: US Chess rated, two days, two sections (Open and U1800), 5-round Swiss. Time Control: 40/90, SD/30, d5. Byes: 2 half-point byes available if requested before 1st round. Entry fee: $35, $10 discount to PCC members. Registration: 9:00- 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Limited to first 50 entrants. Rounds: Saturday 10:00, 2:15 & 6:30; Sunday 10:00 & 2:15. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: $650 based on 40 total entries. Open: 1st $150, 2nd $100, U2000 $75; Reserve: 1st $100, 2nd $75; U1600, U1400, U1200/unrated each $50. No tiebreakers used, prizes split between players with the same results. Memberships: US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA required and can be purchased or renewed at registration, OSA. OCF Invitational Qualifier. OSCF State Qualifier.

Jun 16-18 BC Senior Championship, Victoria, BC - See ad/flyer.

Jun 17 ICA & ICU Player’s Memorial, Mountain Home, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/30 d5. Sections: Open (Rocky Mountain Rated). Site: Mountain Home Public Library, 790 N 10th E St, Mountain Home, Idaho. EF: Free! Donations only. Check in: 10-11am. Rd. times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. 1/2 pt bye avail: Max 1, Rds. 1-3 only. 1st Rd., before Rd. 2 is paired. Prizes: 1st-3rd Chess Books. INFO: ICA, Contact: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com.

Jun 17 Evergreen Empire Open, Tacoma, WA. Site: Metro Parks Community Center, 3515 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma, WA. Format: 3 round Swiss. Time Control: G/90;d5. Entry Fee: Advance $25, at site $30; TCC members: Advance $22, at site $27. Prize fund: 1st $25.00, 2nd $20.00, Top half & Bottom half. Rounds: 10:00, 1:30, 4:45. US Chess & WCF memberships required. W, NS, NC. Entries/Info: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445, phone (253) 535-2536 or email ggarychess@aol.com.

Jul 1-2 Puget Sound Open, Tacoma, WA. Site: Metro Parks Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma, WA. Format: 4 round Swiss in 1 section. Time Control: G/90; d5. Entry Fee: $30 advance, $35 at site; club members $25. Reg. 9:00-9:45. Round Times: Sat. 10:00 & 2:00, Sun. 10:00 & 2:00. Prize Fund: $360 b/15, 1st $100, 2nd $80, 1st U2000 $60, U1700 $60, U1400/UNR $60. Byes: 2 half point byes available. US Chess & WCF memberships required. NS, NC, W. Info/Entries: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445, phone (253) 535-2536 or email ggarychess@aol.com.

Jul 8-9 3rd Annual Rose City Sectionals, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer.