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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

Please send corrections and additions (including new events) to: Eric Holcomb.
Tournament organizers – please help avoid conflicting tournaments by using this calendar!

Note: TAs are not available for all events, or for some events may appear in a separate file or on a separate website. See the main calendar page for a more complete list of events. If you are looking for a TA from a completed event, you may be able to find it in one of the magazine back issues.

Note: Scholastic event details are not listed on this page. Instead, please see the
main calendar page for links to web sites and PDF files for many scholastic events.

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

Guide to Tournament Announcements (Abbreviations, etc.)

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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

December 2022

Please see the regular calendar page for other event listings and ads/flyers.

  • Seattle Chess Club - The club is open for limited events at a new temporary location, 7212 Woodlawn Ave NE at the Orlov Chess Academy. A capacity limit and other restrictions apply. Contact: John Selsky, jselsky3@comcast.net. See Seattle CC December ad for details on SCC events, e-mail kleistcf@aol.com, or visit http://seattlechess.club/.
  • The NWC Grand Prix is being conducted in three sections - Washington, Idaho and all others. See the GP page or the current magazine for standings. The 2022 GP is named in honor of Ignacio Perez.

Dec 4 Seattle CC G/20 Hexes, Seattle, WA. Format: 5-RR in 6- or 5-player sections. TC: G/20;+8. EF: $12 (+$6 fee for non-SCC). Prize Fund: $$54 b/6. Prizes: $36-18. Reg: 12-12:45 p.m. Time Frame: 1 to ~6:30 p.m. Byes: 0. Misc: US Chess. NS, NC.

Dec 10 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA. Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sec. by rtg. TC: G/120;d5. EF: $9(+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: Free quad entry. Reg: 9-9:45 a.m. Rds: 10:00-2:15-6:30. Misc: US Chess, WCF; OSA. NS, NC.

Dec 11 Seattle CC Novice, Seattle, WA. Format: 4-SS. Open to U1200 and UNR. TC: G/75; d5. EF: $15 by 12/5, $20 at site. (-$2 SCC mem., -$1 mem. other NW dues-req’d CCs). Prizes: SCC membership(s). Reg: 9-9:45a.m. Rds: 10-12:45-3:30-6. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). Misc: US Chess memb. req’d. NS, NC.

Dec 16-18 MexInsurance.com FIDE Open, Barber Park Education and Event Center, Boise, ID.

Dec 19 (Monday at 5 p.m.) GM Bryan G. Smith Simul, All About Games (allaboutgames.com), 7079 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709. Ph. (208) 343-5653. EF: The per seat price is $25.

Dec 17-18 Washington Winter Classic, OCA Seattle + Redmond, WA.

Dec 31-Jan 1 Seattle CC Insanity, Seattle, WA. (See December ad for details.)

January-February 2023

Note: There will not be a NWC Grand Prix in 2023.

Feb 4-5 Washington President's Cup, OCA Seattle + Redmond, WA.

Feb 25-26 Eastside Open, Issaquah Highlands Chess Club, Issaquah, WA.