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Northwest Chess Calendar of Events

Open/Club Events | Scholastic Events

Other U.S. and international chess calendars
British Columbia Chess Federation calendar
See Northwest Chess Forum for additional info/discussion of some events.

Please send corrections and additions (including new events) to: Eric Holcomb.
Tournament organizers – please help avoid conflicting tournaments by using this calendar!
Note: Gary Dorfner has volunteered to be the tournament clearinghouse for Washington and Oregon.

Open/Club Events

This is a summary of all regional (and a few national) events reported to Northwest Chess.
Click here for detailed tournament announcements for some events.

A bold listing indicates a Northwest Grand Prix event.
WCF, OCF or ICA membership required to qualify for Grand Prix prizes.
Chess club membership may be required for some non-Grand Prix club events.

Contact information for major chess clubs listing events:

Club / web site link Contact / e-mail link Telephone
Idaho Chess Association Jeffrey Roland
Portland Chess Club email@pdxchess.org (503) 246-2978
Seattle Chess Club Carol and Fred Kleist (206) 417-5405
Spokane Chess Club David Griffin (509) 928-3260
Tacoma Chess Club Gary Dorfner (253) 535-2536

Weekly Events and Casual Chess Gatherings are listed on a separate page.
Also, please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

                 
Paid Advertisements – Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Masters Academy Boise business card ChessWorks NW business card
Chess Sport business card Sri Chess Academy business card
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

May 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • May 26 SCC Close Ratings 2 (Rd 4), Seattle, WA - See April SCC ad
  • May 27-29 Washington Open, Lynnwood, WA - See ad/flyer
    See TA page for hotel information.
  • May 29 at 2 p.m. - WCF annual meeting at Washington Open

June 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Jun 2,9,16,23 Tacoma City Championship, Tacoma, WA
  • Jun 3 Seattle Chess Masters Series, Seattle, WA - See flyer
  • Jun 4 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jun 6 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Jun 10 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jun 10-11 Portland Summer Open, Portland, OR
  • Jun 16-18 BC Senior Championship, Victoria, BC - See ad/flyer
  • Jun 17 Portland Saturday Quads (G/45), Portland, OR
  • Jun 17 Tacoma CC Evergreen Empire Open, Tacoma, WA
  • Jun 17 ICA & ICU Player’s Memorial, Mountain Home, ID
  • Jun 23-25 Emerald City Open, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jun 24 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
 
Paid Advertisements – Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Josh Sinanan business card Georgi Orlov business card
Chess4Life business card
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

July 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Jul 1 Seattle Chess Masters Series, Seattle, WA - See flyer
  • Jul 1-2 Tacoma CC Puget Sound Open, Tacoma, WA
  • Jul 7,14,21 Firecracker Swiss (G/30 x 2 Rds/night), Tacoma, WA
  • Jul 8-9 3rd Annual Rose City Sectionals, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer
  • Jul 9 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jul 11 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Jul 15 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jul 15 Portland Saturday Quads (G/45), Portland, OR
  • Jul 15 ICA 2017 Summer Classic, Eagle, ID
  • Jul 16 Seattle CC Novice, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jul 21-23 Seattle Seafair Open, Seattle, WA - See June SCC ad
  • Jul 22 Portland Rapid and Blitz Championships, Portland, OR
  • Jul 29 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR

August 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Aug 1 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Aug 4,11,18 Tacoma CC Summer Championship (G/120), Tacoma, WA
  • Aug 5 Seattle Chess Masters Series, Seattle, WA - See flyer
  • Aug 5 Tacoma CC Summer Tornado, Tacoma, WA
  • 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 Open, Portland, OR
  • Aug 16-20 Seattle Chess Classic, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer | half-page ad/flyer
  • Aug 20 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
    Note: Previous Saturday Quads change to Sunday starting this month.
  • Aug 26 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Aug 26-27 Seattle CC Adult Swiss, Seattle, WA - See April SCC ad
 
Paid Advertisements – Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Dill Books business card  
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

September 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Sep 1-24 Tacoma CC at Washington State Fair, Puyallup, WA
  • Sep 2-4 67th Annual Oregon Open, Portland, OR
  • Sep 5 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Sep 8,15,22,29, Oct 6 Tacoma CC Championship (G/120), Tacoma, WA
  • Sep 17 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Portland Chess Club Championship, Portland, OR
  • Sep 30 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Sep 30-Oct 1 Washington Senior Championship, Tacoma, WA

October-December 2017

  • Oct 14-15 National Chess Day Portland Fall Open, Portland, OR
  • Oct 20,27, Nov 3 Tacoma CC Halloween Quads, Tacoma, WA
  • Oct 22 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Oct 28 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Nov 4-5 Oregon Class Championships, Portland, OR
  • Nov 7 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Nov 10 Tacoma CC Blitz Championship, Tacoma, WA
  • Nov 12 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Nov 17 Tacoma CC Game Fifteen (G/15) Championship, Tacoma, WA
  • Nov 18 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Dec 1,8,15 Santa’s Quads (G/30), Tacoma, WA
  • Dec 2 Tacoma CC Christmas Tornado, Tacoma, WA
  • Dec 5 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Dec 9-10 Portland Winter Open, Portland, OR
  • Dec 17 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Dec 30 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR

2017 National Events

  • Jul 29-Aug 6, 2017 U.S. Open Chess Championship, Norfolk, VA
 

Scholastic Events

See the scholastic page for chess camps/school chess club web sites, etc.
Note: Business card ads appearing above also appear on the chess camps page.
See the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar
See the British Columbia junior chess event calendar.

Weekly Events

These events are usually held weekly or at frequent scheduled times.
Please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

  • Chess4Life Premium Center Classes (PCC) are for chess players of all skill levels. From absolute beginner to 1600 NWSRS rated, we have something to teach you. Classes run Mon-Sat every week all year long. Visit the linked website for the class schedules.

  • Chess4Life After School Clubs - Chess4Life teaches chess in 80+ schools in the Puget Sound area. Visit the linked website to find your school. Would you like Chess4Life to teach at your school? Fill out a New School Request Form and a Chess4Life representative will contact you.

  • Chess4Life Quads/State Qualifier/Beginner's Tournaments - Quads are fun tournaments held on Friday nights in Bellevue, Redmond and Issaquah. Each player is placed with 3 other players of similar rating to play 3 chess games. Winners receive a trophy. Quads are rated events and are a great way to sharpen skills, and meet other chess players. Beginners tournaments are for anyone who hasn't participated in a tournament before and would like to try some friendly competition. State Qualifiers prepare players to take part in the State championships. Check-in can be done online, by phone at (425) 283-0549 or in-person. Entry fee is $20. Click on the link for more information or to register.

  • Chesssport Grandmaster Classes with GM Emil Anka.

  • Saturdays Noon to 2:00 PM - Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club (ages 5-18 plus family), Rainier Beach Branch (Library), Seattle, WA. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch, 206-386-1906.

  • Various – Orlov Chess Academy with IM Georgi Orlov. See www.chessplayer.com, e-mail chess64@comcast.net. (Registration required; fees charged per class attended.)

June-September 2017

Also see the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar

Note: There are typically many chess camps and activities available during the summer season, and sometimes during the school year (including holidays) as well. Please contact individual camp organizers, including those advertised above, for more info.

USCF NATIONAL Scholastics