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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

January 2018

Jan 23 Portland CC Tuesday Quads (Rd 3), 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 (7:15-7:30 beginning in Feb). Rounds begin each Tuesday at approx. 7pm (7:30 beginning in Feb). 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.

Jan 27 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.

Jan 27 Bryan Black Memorial Open, Tacoma, WA. Site: Metro Parks Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma, WA. Format: 3 round Swiss. Time Control: G/90; d5. Entry fee: In advance $25, at the door $30; club members: in advance $22, at the door $27. Prize fund: $190 b/10; 1st $50, 2nd $45, top half & bottom half. Rounds: 10:00, 1:30, 5:00. Reg.: 9:00-9:45. US Chess and state memberships required. NS, NC, W. One 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.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

February 2018

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

Feb 3 Idaho Open Blitz Championship, Boise, ID. 8SS double game, Time Control: G/5, d0. Section: Open. Site: Jump, 1000 West Myrtle Street, Boise, ID. US Chess and ICA membership req'd, OSA. EF: $25 (U18 & 60+, $20, >80, IM, FM,GM free), Special family rate, $40, Register Online. Late fee $5 onsite. Rd Times: 11 am continuous until 5 pm. 1/2 pt bye Rds 1-5 only. 1st rd must notify TD before rd is paired, all others before rd 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st - 3rd place Overall plaques. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com.

Feb 4 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 3/4commit at reg.). 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/.

Feb 17-18 Washington Presdient's Cup, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Feb 17-19 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 reqd, US Chess and ICA membership req'd. EF: $30 (U18 & 60+, $25), Special family rate, $50, Register Online. Late fee $10 onsite. Rd Times: 2/17 9 am, 4 pm, 2/18 10 am, 5 pm, 2/19 8 am, 3 pm. Business meeting 9 am 2/18. 1/2 pt bye Rds 1-5 only. 1st rd must notify TD before rd is paired, all others before rd 2 is paired. Prizes: 1, 2, 3 Overall; 1, 2 Classes A - E, Top Junior, Senior, Unrated, Woman. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com.

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

Feb 24 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/.

Feb 24 (also Apr 7 and May 12) Southern Oregon Chess Tournaments, Medford, OR. Site: Diamond Medical Maintenance, 1020 Knutson, Medford, OR. Entry Fee: $25 if received in advance; $35 if registered on site (must register at least 10 minutes prior to round 1). Prizes: 1st: $50-$100 and 2d $25-$75; under 1800 $25-$50 (prize winnings based on the number of players). Schedule and Time Control: 3 Rounds/Game in 60 (5 second delay); 9:30am, noon, 2:30pm. Please bring your own clock and board. Registration: US Chess membership required; send entrance fees, US Chess ID, rating, full name to: Ed Battistella, PO Box 1081, Ashland, OR 97520. Info.: Ed Battistella, ph. 541-552-0743, email edbattistella@gmail.com.

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

Feb 24 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.

Note: Changes beginning in February shown in red.
Feb 25 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

March-May 2018

Mar 2-4 Seattle Super Masters, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer.

Mar 24-25 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. OCF Invitational Tournament and OSCF State qualifier. More info. at pdxchess.org, (503) 246-2978. Note: Same details are valid for Spring, Summer and Winter Opens unless otherwise announced.

Mar 30-Apr 1 7th Annual Reno Larry Evans Memorial, Reno, NV - See ad/flyer.

Mar 31-Apr 2 12th Annual Grand Pacific Open, Victoria, BC - See ad/flyer.

May 19-21 43rd Annual Keres Memorial, Richmond, BC - See ad/flyer.