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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

July 2017

Jul 29 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 4SS, G/60;d5. If 30 or more entries the field will be divided into 2 sections by ratings. EF: $20, $5 discount for PCC Members. US Chess rated; OCF/WCF/ICA and US Chess membership required, OSA. No advance entries. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Byes: 1/2 point bye if requested at reg. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: If one section ($200/b20) $60-$40-$30; U1800, U1500/unrated $35 each. If two sections - upper section $75-50-25 (b/15); lower section $65-35; U1400/unrated $50 (b/15). No tiebreakers (prizes split). OSCF State Qualifier. Info: email@pdxchess.org, phone 503-246-2978, website www.pdxchess.org.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

August 2017

Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 Portland Tuesday Night Quads. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR Map. Phone: 503-246-2978. 4 Player Round-Robin: If there are enough players for more than 1 section, players are grouped based on rating. Sometimes can run as 5-7 players Round-Robin or Swiss, depending on number of players and number of Tuesdays in a month. Time Control: 40/90, SD/30; d5. Entry Fee: $15; $10 club members. Membership: US Chess rated; US Chess membership is required and can be purchased/renewed at registration. Registration: 6:45-7:00 PM (onsite only). Rounds: Begin each Tuesday @ 7:00 PM. By mutual agreement players may schedule their game at another day and/or time, as long as its scheduled after the previous Tuesday night and before the following Tuesday night. Prizes: Each 4-person section gets a "free entry" (i.e. $10 worth of discount for entry fee) as a 1st place prize, which can be applied towards entry fee in Tuesday or Saturday Quads tournaments during the next 3 months. Also, if there is a 6 or 7 player Swiss, a $5 discount is given to the runner-up. No cash substitution and no compensation for unused credit. No tiebreakers used (prizes split). Info: email@pdxchess.org.

Aug 5-6 Vancouver Open, Vancouver, WA - See ad/flyer.

Aug 5-7 Semiahmoo Open Chess Tournament, White Rock, BC, Canada - See ad/flyer.

Aug 12-13 7th Annual Oregon Senior Chess Championship, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer.

Aug 13 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/.

Aug 13 Boise Chess Club #14 Tournament, 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 8:30 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!

Aug 19 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/.

Aug 16-20 Seattle Chess Classic, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer | half-page ad/flyer.

Note: Previous Saturday Quads change to Sunday starting this month.
Aug 20 Portland CC Sunday Quads, Portland, OR. Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 3-round quads, G/45;inc15. Some/all sections may run as a 3-round Swiss with more than four players. The most current ("live") US Chess regular ratings are usually used for section placement. On-site registration runs from 9-9:45am. Rounds are scheduled for 10am, 12:30pm, and 3:00pm. 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, free entry for players who are unrated in US Chess. US chess and NWSRS rated. US Chess membership is required and can be purchased during on-site registration. Winner of each section receives $10 discount on the entry fee for one of the next three PCC Sunday Quads or Tuesday Quads. If there is a six or seven player Swiss, the runner-up receives $5 discount. Scholastic awards: trophy for winning section with 3 points; smaller trophy for winning or tie for first with 2.5; medal for winning or tie for first with 2 or 1.5. OSCF State Qualifier. PCC website.

Note: Changes beginning in August shown in red.
Aug 26 Portland CC Game in 60, Portland, OR.
Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave., Portland, OR - Map. 4SS, G/60;inc5. If 30 or more entries the field will be divided into 2 sections by ratings. EF: $20, $5 discount for PCC Members. US Chess rated; OCF/WCF/ICA and US Chess membership required, OSA. No advance entries. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Byes: 1/2 point bye if requested at reg. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: If one section ($200/b20): $60-$40-$30; U1800, 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. No tiebreakers (prizes split). OSCF State Qualifier. Info: email@pdxchess.org, phone 503-246-2978, website www.pdxchess.org.

Aug 26 Idaho Chess Hall of Fame Induction & Tournament, Twin Falls, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/45; d5. Sections: Open (US Chess rated). Site: Holiday Inn Express, 1554 Fillmore St, Twin Falls, Idaho. EF: Free! Donations only. ICA membership. Check in: 9-9:30 a.m. Rd. times: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. 1/2 pt bye avail: Max 1, Rds. 1-3 only, before Rd. 2. Induction: 1 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 1564 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

September 2017

Sep 2-4 67th Annual Oregon Open, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer.

Sep 15-17 Washington Women's Championship, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Sep 16 Eastern Idaho Open, Pocatello, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/45; d5. Section: Open. Site: Idaho State University, Student Union Building, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID. US Chess & ICA/OCF/WCF mem req. EF: $25 (U18 & 60+ $20, >80, IM,FM,GM free), family rate $40. Register Online. Late fee $5 onsite. Check in: 9:30-10 a.m. Rd. times: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. 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.

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.

 

Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

October-November 2017

Oct 7-8 2017 CCBSU/BCC Chess Meet, Boise, ID - See flyer.

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

Note: Details for this event subject to change.
Oct 14-15 National Chess Day Portland Fall Open, Portland, OR. Site: Portland Chess Club, 8205 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR. Format: US Chess rated, two days, two sections (Open and U1800), 5-round Swiss. Time Control: 40/90, SD/30, d5. Byes: 2 half-point byes available if requested before 1st round. Entry fee: $35, $10 discount to PCC members. Registration: 9:00- 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Limited to first 50 entrants. Rounds: Saturday 10:00, 2:15 & 6:30; Sunday 10:00 & 2:15. Players who have a game go around the full time can request extra time off before the next round. Prizes: $650 based on 40 total entries. Open: 1st $150, 2nd $100, U2000 $75; Reserve: 1st $100, 2nd $75; U1600, U1400, U1200/unrated each $50. No tiebreakers used, prizes split between players with the same results. Memberships: US Chess and OCF/WCF/ICA required and can be purchased or renewed at registration, OSA. OCF Invitational Qualifier. OSCF State Qualifier.

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.

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/45; 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 a.m. Rd. times: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. 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.

December 2017 - January 2018

Dec 9 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/45; d5. 2 Sections: Open and Reserve (U1400) (Sections may be combined based on entries). 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 a.m. Rd. times: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. 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.

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!