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Northwest Chess Grand Prix

Scanned Grand Prix-related pages from NWC magazines, 1992 to 2003 (2.7MB PDF file, 21 pages). Thanks to Rusty Miller for compiling this.

You want a check next year? Then get out there and play!

Organizers, remember, the crosstable comes to Murlin Varner (USCF online format preferred), but the fee goes to the Northwest Chess business manager, Eric Holcomb.

In Memoriam Richard Gutman (passed away July 2015)

As decided by the NWC Board, the name of the 2016 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Richard Gutman. (See the Nov. 2015 issue of NWC magazine.)

Richard Gutman Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix
Final Results for 2016

In Memoriam Elmars Zemgalis 1923-2014

As decided by the NWC Board, the name of the 2015 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Elmars Zemgalis. (See 2014 news page.)

Elmars Zemgalis Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix
Final Results for 2015

In Memoriam Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia, 1957-2012

As decided by the NWC Board in April 2013, the name of the 2013 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Elena Donaldson. (See memorial page.) This name was retained for 2014.

Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix
Final Results for 2014

Elena Donaldson Akhmylovskaia Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix
Final Results for 2013



In Memoriam Dr. Ralph L. Hall 1930-2011

As decided by the NWC Board in August 2012, the name of the 2012 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Ralph Hall. (See memorial page.)

Hall Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2012


In Memoriam Robert A. Karch 1930-2010

As finally decided by the NWC Board in October 2010, the name of the 2010 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Robert A. Karch. (See memorial page.) This name continued for 2011.

Karch Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2011

Karch Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2010


In Memoriam Clark R. Harmon 1942-2007

The name of the 2007 Northwest Chess Grand Prix changed to honor Clark R. Harmon. (See memorial page.) This name continued for 2008-2009.

Harmon Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2009

Harmon Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2008

Harmon Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2007


In Memoriam Mike Franett 1941-2004

The name of the 2006 Northwest Chess Grand Prix was changed to honor Mike Franett. (See 2004 news page.)

Franett Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2006


In Memoriam Stephen Christopher 1909-2004

For 2003-2005, the Northwest Chess Grand Prix was named in honor of deceased NWC/WCF life member and benefactor Stephen Christopher.

Christopher Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2005

Christopher Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2004

Christopher Memorial Northwest Chess Grand Prix Final Results for 2003


Background:

The Northwest Chess Grand Prix is designed to encourage active chess play in the Pacific Northwest by awarding cash prizes to players in each state (Washington, Oregon and Idaho) and each class (from Class D and below to Masters) based on the number of points scored in tournament play plus a bonus for playing in all games of a tournament.

Tournament organizers pay $1 per player per event (with a $10 minimum) to have their events entered into the Grand Prix. This money goes into the prize fund distributed after the end of each year, together with other donations. The prize fund is administered by Northwest Chess, and payments should be made promptly to the NWC Business Manager after each event. The Grand Prix administrator, to whom the tournament crosstables should be sent, is Murlin Varner. (USCF crosstable acceptable.)