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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

November 2017

Nov 21, 28 Portland CC Tuesday Quads (Rds 3-4), 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.

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

 
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December 2017

Dec 2 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/.

Dec 2 Bend Holiday Quads & Novice, Bend, OR - See flyers: Quads | Novice.

Dec 2 Washington Senior Championship, Tacoma, WA. Site: Metro Parks Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma, WA. Format: 3 round Swiss in 1 section. Open to those age 50 on up. Time Control: G/90. Entry Fee: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $27 for TCC members. Registration: 9:00-9:45. Round times: Sat. 10:00, 1:30, 5:00. 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, or phone (253) 535-2536, email ggarychess@aol.com.

Dec 3 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/.

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

Note: Change in tournament site. The BSU site is probably correct.
Dec 9 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/45; d5. Section: Open. Site: BSU Student Union Building, Boise. 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: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Rd. times: continuous starting at 10:00 a.m. (Rds 2-4 will start ASAP). Byes: Max. one half-point bye, Rounds 1-3, commit by round 2. 0-point bye round 4. $$ (based on 30): 1st - 3rd place $100, $75, $50 & 1st place ($50) for U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000, Unr. Sponsored by ICA, www.idahochessassociation.com. Register Online at http://www.idahochessassociation.com/register-online. Online registration preferred. Online Registration closes 24 hours before event start time. TD: Alise Pemsler & Adam Porth. See flyer on Google Docs.

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.

Dec 16-17 Northwest Chess Open, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Note: Previous Saturday Quads changed to Sunday beginning in August.
Dec 17 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.

Dec 27-31 Washington Winter Chess Classic, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Note: Changes beginning in August shown in red.
Dec 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.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

January-February 2018

Jan 6-7 2nd Annual Neil Dale Memorial Open, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer.

Jan 7 Boise Chess Club #17, Boise, ID - See flyer. Site: All About Games, 7079 W. Overland Road, Boise, Idaho 83709. 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 8:30 a.m. Registration will be from 8:30-9:00 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!

Feb 23 Simul, Lecture and Blitz Tournament, Spokane, WA - See ad/flyer.

Feb 24-25 The 26th Dave Collyer Memorial, Millwood, WA - See ad/flyer.