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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 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.)

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.

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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

September 2021

  • Some local over-the-board chess events are happening again, as of June. Please contact the event organizer for more information. Some events continue to be moved online.
  • Seattle Chess Club - The club has reopened for limited events at a new temporary location, 7212 Woodlawn Ave NE at the Orlov Chess Academy, beginning on Monday June 14, 7-10:30 p.m., for casual chess. A capacity limit and other restrictions apply. Contact: John Selsky, jselsky3@comcast.net.
  • Pacific Northwest Chess Center is offering OTB events again at its new address: 2771 152nd Ave NE, Bldg 8, Unit H, Redmond, WA, 98052. All PNWCC events are registered through North American Chess Hub.

Due to the suspension of over-the-board chess events, only limited traditional paragraph-style TAs are currently available. Please see the regular calendar page for online event listings and ads/flyers.

See Seattle CC August ad for more details on these and other SCC events.
E-mail kleistcf@aol.com, or visit http://seattlechess.club/.

Sep 19 SCC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA. Format: 4-SS. TC: G/60; d5. EF: $18 (+$8 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10 per EF to prize fund). Reg: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Rds: 11:30-1:50-4:10-6:30. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). Misc: US Chess, WCF; OSA. NS, NC.

Sep 25-26 SCC Seattle Fall Open, Seattle, WA. (See magazine ad for details.)

October 2021

Oct 8-10 Norman Friedman Memorial Tournament, Garden City, ID. Round Times: Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am, 2:00 pm. Location: Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, Idaho. Format: 5SS G/90; +30. Sections: Open Section. Registration fee: $60/non-members, $50/ICA members, $40/scholastic. Requirements: US Chess membership, chess equipment provided but feel free to bring your own. Prizes: Guaranteed prizes! 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200), 3rd place ($100). Class prizes: 1st place ($50) for each Class B, C, D, E, UNR. 1st - 3rd place scholastic player trophies. Other Info: Mention chess if staying at hotel; (208) 343-1871. Side Event: Blitz, Sat., Oct. 9, 7:00 pm, 7 SS, G/5;+3, $10 for ICA Members, $15 for non-members, prizes: $75/1st place, $50/2nd place, $25/3rd place. Payment on site only. THIS IS A FIDE and US CHESS RATED EVENT - US CHESS MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. Sponsored by the Idaho Chess Association. Details or questions: Adam (208) 450-9048 or idahochessassociation@gmail.com.

Oct 10 WA Chess960 (Fischer Random) Fall Open, online via Chess.com.

Oct 15-17 38th Annual Sands Regency Reno - Western States Open, Reno, NV.

Oct 16 Washington G/60 Championship, Orlov Chess Academy, Seattle, WA.

Oct 17 Washington G/15 Championship, Orlov Chess Academy, Seattle, WA.

Oct 17 Washington Blitz Championship, Orlov Chess Academy, Seattle, WA.

Oct 23-24 Washington Challenger's Cup, Orlov Chess Academy, Seattle, WA.

TBD SCC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA. Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sec. by rtg. TC: G/120;d5. EF: $10(+$8 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.

November-December 2021

Nov 6-7 Oregon Class Championships, Portland, OR.

Nov 26-28 Washington Class Championships, Bellevue, WA.

Nov 26 2nd Chess Workshop for Girls and Women, Bellevue, WA.

Dec 11 Northwest Chess Winter Open, online via Chess.com.

Dec 26-27 Washington Winter Classic, online via Chess.com.