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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

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Effective April 2019, OCF is taking over the Grand Prix for Oregon chess players for the remainder of this year.

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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

November 2019

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Nov 23 Puget Sound Open, Tacoma, WA. Site: Eastside Community Center, 1721 E. 56th & Portland Ave. Format: 3 round Swiss. Time Control: G/90; d5. Entry Fee: $30. Prize Fund: $300 B/12; 1st $80, 2nd $70, Top Half & Bottom Half. Rounds: 10:00, 1:30, 5:00 or ASAP. Reg. 9:00-9:45. NS W NC. US Chess Rated. Entries/Info: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445, or ggarychess@aol.com.

Nov 23 Bellingham Knights Chess Club November Quad, Bellingham, WA. Site: Bellingham Youth Chess, 4120 Meridian St #270, Bellingham, WA. Active US Chess membership is required for this US Chess rated event. Time Control: G/90;d5. Sections/Rounds: 3RR (Sections of 4 players divided by rating), 9:00 a.m., 12:20 p.m, 3:40 p.m. Registration: 24 player limit. Online registration at http://www.bellinghamchess.com/, onsite registration (if not full) also available between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Cost: $20 if pre-registered online, $25 at door. Prizes:$30 prize to 1st place winner of each quad section.

Nov 29 - Dec 1 WA Class Championships, Lynnwood, WA.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

December 2019

Note: Per the new advertising policy adopted by the NWC board in April, most website event ads (except scholastic) are no longer free. If an event is not advertised in NWC magazine, the fees for a website-only ad will be $10 for the calendar page only, and $15 for both the calendar page and this page. We will soon add a convenient online form to request and pay for these ads.

Dec 7 Redmond Holiday Open, Redmond, OR - Flyer.

Dec 14 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- 2:15-6:30 or ASAP. Misc: US Chess, WCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Dec 14 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60;d5. (Site: Note change of previously advertised venue): ECI (Engineering Consultants, Inc., 303 Federal Way, Boise, Idaho. US Chess & ICA/OCF/WCF mem req. EF: $30 per player. Discount for online registration. Check in: 9:00-9:30 am. Rd. times: 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm. 1/2 pt bye avail any round: Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st - 3rd place Overall $100, $75, $50. $50/class: U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000, unr. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208) 450-9048.

Dec 14 Bellingham Knights Chess Club December Open, Bellingham, WA. Site: Bellingham Youth Chess, 4120 Meridian St #270, Bellingham, WA. Active US Chess membership is required for this US Chess rated event. Time Control: G/60;d5. Sections: 1 Open section. Rounds: 4SS, 9:00 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Registration: 24 player limit. Online registration at http://www.bellinghamchess.com/, onsite registration (if not full) also available between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Cost: $20 if pre-registered online, $25 at door. Prizes: 1st Place $60, 2nd Place $30.

Dec 14-15 Portland Winter Open Chess Tournament, Portland, OR - Ad/Flyer.

Dec 22 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. 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. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). Misc: US Chess, WCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

 

Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

January-February 2020

Note: Per the new advertising policy adopted by the NWC board in April, most website event ads (except scholastic) are no longer free. If an event is not advertised in NWC magazine, the fees for a website-only ad will be $10 for the calendar page only, and $15 for both the calendar page and this page. We will soon add a convenient online form to request and pay for these ads.

Feb 21 IM John Donaldson Simul and Lecture, Spokane, WA. Site: Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 West Main, Spokane. Lecture at 6 p.m., Donaldson Simul starts at 6:45 p.m. Fee: $10 per board (bring your own equipment). Blitz Tournament: 2:30–3:00 registration at Kress Gallery (2nd level River Park Square). Blitz event will end by 6:00. Format depending upon entries.

Feb 22-23 The 28th Dave Collyer Memorial, Millwood, WA. Location: Millwood Presbyterian Church Community Center, 3223 N. Marguerite, Millwood, WA. I-90 Exit 287; north on Argonne Road to light at Euclid; turn left, two blocks. Format: A computer-paired, five-round Swiss System event. Registration: Sat. 9:30-10:30. Rounds: 11-2:30-7; 9-1:30 or ASAP. Time control: Round 1: G/90,d5; Rounds 2-5: G/115,d5. Entry fee: $28 if received by 2/20, $35 at the door; under 19 $5 less. Telephone entries accepted (pay at door). All registrants must check in by 10:40 unless a first-round bye was granted. $1,800 GUARANTEED prize fund. Class prizes based on at least 5 per class; classes may be reconfigured if less than five class entries. Only one prize per player (excluding biggest upset). NS, NC, W. One ½-point bye available if requested by end of prior round; Sunday bye must be requested by end of round 3. Director reserves the right to use class pairings in final round. PRIZES: First $350, Second $225, Third $125. Class Prizes: Top Expert $100; $100 first, $70 second each in A, B, C, D, and E/unrated. Jim Waugh Biggest Upset prizes: $100 and $50 (non-provisional ratings). Entries: Spokane CC, c/o Kevin Korsmo, N. 9923 Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339. For information please call (509) 270-1772. Check website for updates: www.spokanechessclub.org.