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May 2019

May 25-27 Washington Open, Lynnwood Embassy Suites, Lynnwood, WA - See full-page ad/flyer

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

June 2019

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Jun 9 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. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). 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/.

Jun 29 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/.

July-August 2019

Aug 10-11 Vancouver Open, Vancouver, WA - See half-page ad/flyer.

Aug 14-18 3rd Annual Seattle Chess Classic, Seattle, WA - See full-page ad/flyer.

Aug 17-18 Spokane Falls Open, Spokane, WA. Site: Gonzaga University Jepson Center Rm. 108 & 109. Registration: Sat. 8:30-9:45 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. $20 if received by 8/16, $3 less for 18 year olds and under. $25 for all at the site. Telephone entries accepted. Early entries can be paid at the club or call or email and I will honor the early entry fee at the site if contacted prior to 8/16. US Chess rated and a NWGP event. Byes: 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. Prize fund: $500 prize fund based on 25, Class prizes based on at least five per section. One prize per person (excluding biggest upset). Prizes: 1st Overall $150, 2nd Overall $100. Class Prizes: 1st (U/1800; U/1600; U/1400) $50, 2nd $25. Biggest Upset: $25 (non-provisional ratings). Misc.: Cookies & coffee provided. NS, NC, W. Entries/Info.: Spokane CC, c/o James Stripes, cell (509) 251-2737, email: jdstripes@gmail.com.

Aug 17-18 Spokane City Championship (Special Event), Spokane, WA. The Spokane Falls Open will be held concurrently with the City Championship. Michael Cambareri will take on the winner of a six player round-robin that will take place between June 1 and August 4. Rounds: Rds 1-2 Saturday (8/17); Rds 3-4 Sunday (8/18). TC: G/120; d5. If needed there will be a G/10; d3 playoff with the first to reach three points wins.

Remainder of 2019

 

Dec 14 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60;d5. Site: Riverside Hotel, 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.