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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

September 2017

Sep 22, 29, Oct 6 Tacoma CC Club Championship (Rds 2-4), Tacoma, WA. Round Times: 8:00 p.m. Site: Portland Ave. Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma. Format: 4 round Swiss in 1 section. Time Control: G/60. Entry Fee: Free; club rated. Prizes: Certificates, trophies, medals, and plaque. Distribution to be determined. You must be a member of the club to play. If you cannot be at the club to play a round please let the TD know. For more info contact Gary at (253) 535-2536 or ggarychess@aol.com.

Sep 26 Portland CC Tuesday Quads (Rd 4 if needed), Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR Map. Three round quads, usually with one round on each of the first three Tuesdays in the month. Some or all the sections may run as a round robin or Swiss with more than three rounds and four players mainly due to the number of players and number of Tuesdays in a month. 40/90,SD/30;d5, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 6:45-7pm. Rounds begin each Tuesday at approx. 7pm. By agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time if its scheduled after the previous Tuesday night and before the following Tuesday night. EF: $15, $10 for PCC members (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club). US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. Winner of each section receives $10 discount on the entry fee to one of the next three PCC Sunday or Tuesday Quads. If there is a six or seven player section, the runner-up receives $5 discount. More info at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Note: Changes beginning in August shown in red.
Sep 30 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 4-round Swiss. If there are less than thirty players its played in one section. If there are at least thirty players its split into two sections at the mid-point of the field based on rating except that both sections will start with an even number of players if possible. G/60;inc5, one half point bye available if requested before round 1, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45 am. Rds: 10am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. EF: $20, $15 for PCC members (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club). US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA memberships are required and can be purchased during registration (OSA). Prizes: If one section ($200/b20): 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 3rd-$30; 1st U1800/unrated, 1st U1500/unrated-$35 each. If two sections, upper section ($150/b15): 1st-$70, 2nd-$40, 1st U1800/unrated-$40; lower section ($150/b15): 1st-$70, 2nd-$40, 1st U1200/unrated-$40. OSCF State qualifier. More info at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Sep 30-Oct 1 Eastern Washington Open, Spokane, WA. Location: Jepson Center, Rooms 108-109, Gonzaga University (one block southwest from St. Als church). Format: 5 round Swiss System. Registration: 8:30-9:30, Sept. 30. Rounds: 10-2:30-7; 9-1:30. Time control: Game/120 (d5). Entry fee: $21 if received by 9/29, $26 at the door; under 18 $5 less. $630 prize fund GUARANTEED. Additional classes and class prizes may be created if entries exceed 30 players. Class prizes based on at least 5 per class; classes (and class prizes) may be reconfigured if less than five class entries. Only one prize per player (except biggest upset). NS, NC, W. One 1/2-point bye available if requested by end of previous round; Sunday bye must be requested by end of round 3. Director reserves right to use class pairings in final round. PRIZES: First $125, Second $75. Class Prizes: $65 first, $30 second: A; B; C; D/E/unrated. Biggest Upset (non-provisional) $50. Entries: Kevin Korsmo, 9923 N. Moore St., Spokane, WA 99208. For information please call (509) 270-1772 (cell). Club website: www.spokanechessclub.org.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

October 2017

Oct 7, Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 7
Seattle Chess Masters Series, Seattle, WA - See flyer.

Oct 7-8 2017 CCBSU/BCC Chess Meet, Boise, ID - See flyer. Boise State University, Student Union Building, Lookout Room (Saturday)/Simplot A (Sunday), 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706. Free entry, open to all! Please register in advance (recommended to save time) by emailing TD Jeffrey Roland at jroland@cableone.net. Parking available for $2/day at the Lincoln Garage. Email jroland@cableone.net for code and instructions. Reg. 8-9. 5SS, US Chess Rated, RT Sat: 9:00-1:30-6:00. Sun: 8:30-1:30. Estimated event completed by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. TC: Rounds 1-3: Game/75+30-second increment per move. Rounds 4-5: Game/90+30-second increment per move. Half-point bye (maximum 1) permitted in any round, but must be requested before round two is paired. Please bring sets/clocks if you have them. Event is rated by US Chess Federation. Players must have current US Chess membership. If its not, players are encouraged to take care of it themselves before the event by going to https://new.uschess.org/join-uschess/, but membership in the US Chess Federation can also be purchased on site if necessary.

Oct 7-8 Washington Senior Championship, Tacoma, WA. Site: Metro Parks Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma, WA. Format: 4 round Swiss in 1 section. Open to those age 50 or over. Time Control: G/120;d5. Entry Fee: $30 advance, $35 at the door, $27 for TCC members. Registration: 9:00-9:45. Round times: Sat. 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Prize Fund: $190 B/10; 1st $60, 2nd $50, 1st U1800 $40, 1st U1500/UNR. $40. If more then 10 entries the prize fund will be increased. Byes: 2 half point byes are available. US Chess/WCF memberships are required. NS, NC, W. Info/Entries: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445, phone (253) 535-2536, email ggarychess@aol.com.

Oct 8 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. reqd, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Oct 13-15 35th Annual Sands Regency Reno Western States Open, Reno, NV - See ad/flyer.

Oct 14 National Chess Day Fundraiser & Simul, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA - See ad/flyer.

Oct 14 Washington G/60 Chess Championship, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Oct 14 Washington Blitz Chess Championship, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Oct 14 Corvallis CC Fall Quads, Corvallis, OR - See ad/flyer.

Oct 14-15 National Chess Day-Portland Fall Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR. Two sections-Open and Reserve (U1800), 5-round Swiss, 40/90,SD/30;d5, two half point byes available if requested before round 1, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45am, Rds: Sat 10am, 2:15pm, 6:30pm; Sun 10am, 2:15pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. EF: $40, $30 for PCC members (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club). US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA memberships are required and can be purchased during registration (OSA). Prizes ($1000 b/40): Open: 1st-$250, 2nd-$175, 1st U2000-$100; Reserve: 1st-$150, 2nd-$100, U1600, U1400, U1200/unrated-$75 each. OCF Invitational Tournament and OSCF State qualifier. More info. at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Oct 14-15 Norman Friedman Memorial & National Chess Day Tournament, Hailey, ID. Site: Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd., Hailey, Idaho. 5 SS, TC: G/120; d5. One Section: Open, US Chess rated. EF: $25 (U18 & 60+ $20, >80, IM,FM,GM free), family rate $40. Register Online. Late fee $5 onsite. Reg. & checkin: 9:30-10 a.m. or online at www.idahochessassociation.com. US Chess & ICA/OCF/WCF mem req., can be purchased at reg. Opening Cer. 9 a.m., Rd times: 10/14 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m., 10/15 9 a.m., 1 p.m. Byes: Rd 1-4. Prizes: $750 guaranteed! 1st - 2nd place Overall $200, $150, 100 U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 each: $50/class. Side Events: Blitz 10/13, Scholastic Chess 10/14, ICA, www.idahochessassociation.com. Contact: Adam Porth, SCHS, 1060 Fox Acres Rd., Hailey, ID 83333.

Oct 21 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. reqd, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Oct 21 Emerald City Chess Tournament, Eugene, OR - See ad/flyer.

Note: Previous Saturday Quads changed to Sunday beginning in August.
Oct 22 Portland CC Sunday Quads, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 3-round quads. Some or all the sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players. The "live" US Chess regular ratings are usually used for section placement and pairings. G/45;inc15, US Chess and NWSRS rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45am, Rds: 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm. 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 (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club), free entry for players who are playing in their first US Chess rated tournament. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during registration. Winner of each section receives $10 discount on the entry fee to one of the next three PCC Sunday or Tuesday Quads. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives $5 discount. Bonus scholastic awards: trophy for winning section with 3 points; smaller trophy for winning or tying for first with 2.5; medal for winning or tying for first with 2 or 1.5. OSCF State qualifier. More info. at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Oct 28-29 Washington Challenger's Cup, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

November 2017

Nov 4-5 Oregon Class Championships, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer.

Nov 5 Boise Chess Club #15, Boise, ID - See flyer. Boise State University, Student Union Building (Jordan Ballroom A), 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706. 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. Parking ($2/day) available, email jroland@cableone.net for the code. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be from 8:00-9:00 a.m. First round "should"/"could"/probably will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Those coming late may get a first-round half-point bye. 90-minute break for lunch taken after round 2. Estimated time for end of tournament is 7:30 p.m. Entry is Free!

Nov 11 Southern Idaho Open & Veteran's Tournament, Twin Falls, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: Holiday Inn Express, 1554 Fillmore St, Twin Falls, ID. US Chess & ICA/OCF/WCF mem req. EF: Veterans free, $25 (U18 & 60+ $20, >80, IM,FM,GM free), family rate $40. Register Online. Late fee $5 onsite. Check in: 9:30-10:00 a.m. Rd. times: continuous starting at 10:00 a.m. (Rds 2-4 will start ASAP). 1/2 pt bye avail: Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30): 1st - 2nd place Overall $200, $150, 100 U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 each: $50/class. ICA, www.idahochessassociation.com.

Nov 24-26 Washington Class Championships, Lynnwood, WA - See ad/flyer.

December 2017 - January 2018

Dec 9 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: Library!, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID. US Chess mem req. ICA Mem req. OSA. EF: $25 (U18 & 60+ $20, >80, IM,FM,GM free), family rate $40. Register Online. Late fee $5 onsite. Check in: 9:30-10:00 a.m. Rd. times: continuous starting at 10:00 a.m. (Rds 2-4 will start ASAP). 1/2 pt bye avail: Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30): 1st - 2nd place Overall $200, $150, 100 U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 each: $50/class. ICA, www.idahochessassociation.com.

Dec 9-10 Portland Winter Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Two sections-Open and Reserve (U1800), 5-round Swiss, 40/90,SD/30;d10, two half point byes available if requested before round one, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45am, Rds: Sat 10am, 2:15pm, 6:30pm; Sun 10am, 2:15pm. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. EF: $35, $25 for PCC members (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club). US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA memberships are required and can be purchased during registration (OSA). Prizes ($650 b/40): Open: 1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 1st U2000-$75; Reserve: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 1st 1600, 1st U1400, 1st U1200/unrated-$50 each. OCF Invitational Tournament and OSCF State qualifier. More info. at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978. Note: Details also valid for 2018 Portland Spring and Summer Opens.

Jan 7 Boise Chess Club #16, Boise, ID - See flyer. Boise State University, Student Union Building (Jordan Ballroom A), 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706. 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. Parking ($2/day) available, email jroland@cableone.net for the code. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Registration will be from 8:00-9:00 a.m. First round "should"/"could"/probably will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Those coming late may get a first-round half-point bye. 90-minute break for lunch taken after round 2. Estimated time for end of tournament is 7:30 p.m. Entry is Free!