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Business Manager Address: Eric Holcomb, 1900 NE 3rd St STE 106 PMB 361, Bend, OR 97701-3889.
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Northwest Chess Scanning Project

Last new scans added: November 5, 2017.

This project was initiated in the fall of 2009 by Russell ("Rusty") Miller, Mark Turner, IM John Donaldson and NWC Business Manager Eric Holcomb. Idaho representative Jeff Roland joined the project in August 2011. Eventually complete scans of all NWC magazines (and older WCL magazines) will be available on this website. All scans have been optimized and converted to Adobe PDF format. Some scans have also been "cleaned up" to remove stray marks and/or make "blacker blacks" and "whiter whites."

To the extent allowed by applicable laws, the Washington Chess Federation and the Oregon Chess Federation retain copyright on all issues of Northwest Chess. Permission is given for private, non-commercial use, including chess club use. For other uses including republication in any form, please contact the NWC Business Manager.

Scans of 1970, 1972-73 and 1987 issues by Jeff Roland, edited and compiled by Eric Holcomb.
Scans of 1971 and 1974 issues by Russell Miller, edited and compiled by Eric Holcomb.
Scans of Aug 2004-Aug 2008 issues by Mike MacGregor of the Tacoma Chess Club,
edited and compiled by Eric Holcomb.

Beginning Sep 2008, PDF files are made directly from the print production files, and are of higher quality. More scans will be posted as they become available. Since the 750th issue was printed in June 2010 (and the 800th in September 2014), this project will take some time to complete!

For older Washington Chess Letter issues, see the WCL scans page in the history section.
Also see Puget Sound Chess News, Sep. 1946 to Feb. 1947 (PDF file of scans).

WCL scans (1947-1964) 144
NWCL scans (1965-1968) 24
NWC scans (1968-2017) 231
Total scans available 399
Total issues to date (to 8/2017) 835
% of total scanned 47.8%
 
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1965 C 196501 196502 196503 196504 196505 196506 196507 196508 196509 196510 196511 196512
1966 C 196601 196602 196603 196604 196605 196606 196607 196608 196609 196610 196611 196612
1967                          
1968 C         196805 196806 196807 196808 196809 196810 196811 196812
1969                          
1970           197005 197006 197007 197008 197009 197010 197011 197012
1971   197101 197102 197103 197104 197105 197106 197107 197108 197109 197110 197111 197112
1972   197201 197202 197203 197204 197205 197206 197207 197208 197209 197210 197211 197212
1973   197301 197302 197303 197304 197305 197306 197307 197308 197309 197310 197311 197312
1974   197401 197402 197403 197404 197405 197406 197407 197408 197409 197410 197411 197412
...                          
1987   198701 198702 198703 198704 198705 198706 198707 198708 198709 198710 198711 198712
...                          
2004                 200408 200409 200410 200411 200412
2005   200501 200502 200503 200504 200505 200506 200507 200508 200509 200510 200511 200512
2006   200601 200602 200603 200604 200605 200606 200607 200608 200609 200610 200611 200612
2007   200701 200702 200703 200704 200705 200706 200707 200708 200709 200710 200711 200712
2008   200801 200802-03 200804 200805 200806 200807 200808 200809 200810 200811 200812
2009   200901 200902 200903 200904 200905 200906 200907 200908 200909 200910 200911 200912
2010   201001 201002 201003 201004 201005 201006-07 201008 201009 201010 201011 201012
2011   201101 201102 201103 201104 201105 201106 201107 201108 201109 201110 201111 201112
2012   201201 201202 201203 201204 201205 201206 201207 201208 201209 201210 201211 201212
2013   201301 201302 201303 201304 201305 201306 201307 201308 201309 201310 201311 201312
2014   201401 201402 201403 201404 201405 201406 201407 201408 201409 201410 201411 201412
2015   201501 201502 201503 201504 201505 201506 201507 201508 201509 201510 201511 201512
2016   201601 201602 201603 201604 201605 201606 201607 201608 201609 201610 201611 201612
2017   201701 201702 201703 201704 201705 201706 201707 201708        
See NWC back issues page for more recent and current year details, including contents.