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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

January 2019

Jan 22, 29 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: 7:15-7:30. Rounds begin each Tuesday at approx. 7:30. By agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time if it’s 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: There were some changes to the PCC G/60 TA beginning in December 2018.
Jan 26 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR. Two sections-Open and U1650, 4-round Swiss, G/60;inc5, one half point bye is available if requested before round one, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45 am. Rds: 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5pm. 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 (Add $5 play-up fee if play up. 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 ($300 b/30) (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30. OSCF State qualifier. More info at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Cancelled! Jan 26 Tacoma/Pierce County Open, Tacoma, WA. This event was announced for the Eastside Community Center; however, this site is not available to the club on Saturdays. Info: Gary J. Dorfner, 8423 E. B St., Tacoma, WA 98445; phone (253) 535-2536, email ggarychess@aol.com.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

February 2019

Feb 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. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Feb 2 Portland CC Unrated Rapid, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. 6-round Swiss in one section, G/15;inc5, on-site reg: 9-9:45am, first round starts at 10am and the subsequent rounds start ASAP. EF: $10, $5 for PCC members (pay by cash or check payable to Portland Chess Club). Chess book to the first place finisher. Additional rating based chess book prizes may be awarded, on TD discretion, based on the number of players. More info. at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978.

Feb 2 Groundhog's Day Open, Bend, OR - See flyer.

Feb 9-10 Washington President's Cup, SCC, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Feb 9-10 and 16-18 WA State Championship, Microsoft Bldg 99, Redmond, WA
See the full-page ad/flyer for this event. There are four ten-player sections, so you may be able to compete if your rating is approximately 1800 or higher.

Feb 10 Olympic Chess Club Championship, Port Angeles, WA - see Facebook for details.

Feb 16-18 Idaho Closed State Chess Championship, Twin Falls, ID. 6SS, Time Control: 30/120, d5 SD/60, d5. Section: Open. Site: Hampton, 1658 Fillmore St, Twin Falls, ID. Call for Chess Rate, 208-734-2233. Idaho Residency req’d, US Chess and ICA membership req'd EF: $30 per player, Register online for discount. Rd Times: 2/16 9 am, 4 pm, 2/17 10 am, 5 pm, 2/18 8 am, 3 pm. Business meeting 9 am 2/17. 1/2 pt bye Rds 1-5 only. Maximum 1-half point bye, Rounds 1-5, commit before round is paired. 0-point bye round 6. Prizes: 1, 2, 3 Overall; Classes B - E, Top Expert, Class A, Junior, Senior, Unrated, Woman. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208)450-9048.

Feb 17 Bethel Monthly Sunday Chess Quads, Eugene, OR - See flyer.

Feb 22 IM John Donaldson Simul & Lecture, Spokane, WA. Location/Schedule: 6:00 p.m. — lecture at the Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 West Main, Spokane. 6:45 p.m. — Donaldson Simul; $10 per board (bring your own equipment). Preceeded by Blitz Tournament. Registration for Blitz from 2:30–3:00 p.m. at Kress Gallery (2nd level River Park Square). Event will end by 6:00 p.m. Format depending upon entries.

Note: There were some changes to the PCC G/60 TA beginning in December 2018.
Feb 23 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR. Two sections-Open and U1650, 4-round Swiss, G/60;inc5, one half point bye is available if requested before round one, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45 am. Rds: 10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5pm. 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 (Add $5 play-up fee if play up. 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 ($300 b/30) (any play-up fees are added to the prize fund). Open section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1850/unrated-$35; U1650 section: 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 1st U1450/unrated-$35, 1st U1250/unrated-$30. OSCF State qualifier. More info at pdxchess.org. Phone: (503) 246-2978.

Feb 23-24 The 27th DAVE COLLYER MEMORIAL, Millwood,WA. The Spokane Chess Club and the Gary Younker Foundation, in memory of former presidents Dave Collyer and Gary Younker, proudly present the 27th Dave Collyer Memorial tournament. 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: 9:30-10:30, Feb. 23. Rounds: 11-2:30-7; 10-2:30 or ASAP. Time control: Round 1: G/90,d5; Rounds 2-5: G/115,d5. Entry fee: $28 if received by 2/22, $35 at the door; under 18 $5 less; cash or checks only. 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 in A, B, C, D, E/unrated. Biggest Upsets: $100 & $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: spokanechessclub.org. W.

Feb 24 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/.

Feb 24 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/50;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.

 

Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

Remainder of 2019

Mar 2 Northwest Open, Tacoma, WA. Site: Eastside Community Center, 1721 E. 56th & Portland Ave. Format: 1 section, 3 round Swiss. Time Control: G/90; d5. Round times: 10:00, 1:30, 4:45. Entry Fee: Advance $25.00, At Site $30.00. Prize fund: $420 B/16, 1st $50, 2nd $45, 3rd $40, Top Half & Bottom Half. Misc.: NC W NS. Byes: 1 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 8-10 9th Annual Oregon Senior Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Open to all, including those out-of-state, who will be at least 50 years old on Aug 3, 2019. One section, 5-round Swiss, choice of a 3-day or 2-day schedule, up to two half-point byes are available if requested before round four, US Chess rated. TC: G/90;inc30, round one of the 2-day is G/30;inc30. Schedule: 3-day: reg: Fri 7-7:15pm, rds: Fri-7:30pm, Sat-12:45pm & 5:30pm, Sun-10am & 2:45pm. 2-day: reg: Sat 9:30-9:45am, rds: Sat 10am, then merges with 3-day. EF: $35 (pay by cash or check payable to Oregon Chess Federation). US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA memberships are required and can be purchased during registration (OSA). Players in the 3-day may withdraw and re-enter into the 2-day by paying $35. Prizes: ($750 b/30). 1st-$175, free entry into next year’s Oregon Senior Open, and name engraved on the Dr. Ralph Hall memorial perpetual trophy, 2nd-$125, 1st U2000, 1st U1800, 1st U1600, 1st U1400/unrated-$75. Bonus prizes (only one bonus prize allowed): age 60 & over-$60; age 70 & over-$50; age 80 & over-$40. Qualifier for the National Senior Tournament of Champions and Challengers section of the OR Closed. More info. at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978.

Mar 17 Bethel Monthly Sunday Chess Quads, Eugene, OR - See flyer.

Mar 23-24 Portland Spring Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Two sections-Open and Reserve (U1800), 4-round Swiss, G/90;inc30, one half point bye is available if requested before round one, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45am, Rds: 10am and 2:45pm each day. Rounds 2 and 4 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: $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. Qualifier for the Challengers section of the Oregon Closed and qualifier for the OSCF State Championship. More info. at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978. Note: Same details are valid for Spring, Summer and Winter Opens unless otherwise announced.

Apr 6-7 13th Annual Clark Harmon Memorial Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219. One section, 5-round Swiss, round 1: G/60;d10, rounds 2-5: G/120;d10, one half point bye is available if requested before round one, US Chess rated. On-site reg: 9-9:45am, Rds: 10am, 12:45pm, and 5:30pm on Saturday and 10am and 2:45pm on Sunday. Rounds 2, 3 and 5 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: $45, $35 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 ($1500 b/50): 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$125, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300/Unrated: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75. Upset bonus prize (the player with an established rating who beats a higher rated player by the largest rating difference)-$50. Qualifier for the Challengers section of the Oregon Closed. More info., including info. about Clark, at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978.

Apr 19-22 Grand Pacific Open, Victoria, BC - See ad/flyer.
See "How to get to the GPO in 2019" by H.G. Pitre.

May 18-20 44th Annual Keres Memorial, Richmond, BC - See ad/flyer.

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.