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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

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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.

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 (or Oregon GP) event.
State membership required to qualify for Grand Prix prizes.
Chess club membership may be required for some non-Grand Prix club events.
OCF took over the Grand Prix for Oregon chess players for 2019.
Oregon GP details for 2020 to be announced.

Guide to Tournament Announcements (Abbreviations, etc.)

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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

January 2020

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Jan 26 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 4-SS. TC: G/60; d5. EF: $18 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10 from each EF goes 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/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

February 2020

Note: Per the new advertising policy adopted by the NWC board, most website event ads (except scholastic) are no longer free. If an event is not advertised in NWC magazine, the fees for a website-only ad will be $10 for the calendar page only, and $15 for both the calendar page and this page. We will soon add a convenient online form to request and pay for these ads.

Feb 1 & Feb 29 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sections by rating. TC: G/120; d5. EF: $9 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: Free entry for future quad. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Rds: 10:00- 2:15-6:30 or ASAP. Misc: US Chess, WCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Feb 8-9, 15-17 WA State Chess Championship, at PNWCC, Kirkland, WA.
This event will again be four 10-player RR sections, by invitation.

Feb 15-16 Washington President’s Cup, Seattle, WA.

Feb 15-17 Idaho Closed State Chess Championship, Boise, ID. 6SS, Time Control: 30/120; d5, SD/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714. Registration: Idaho residents only. ICA & US Chess memberships required. Entry Fee: $30 per player. Discount for online advance registration (encouraged!) closes 9 pm MST on 2/14. Same day registration $40 (online or at site). Over 80, IMs, FMs, GMs free. Check-in: 9-9:30 2/15. Rd Times: 2/15 10 am, 5 pm, 2/16 8 am, 5 pm, 2/17 8 am, 3 pm. Business meeting 3 pm 2/16. 1/2 pt bye Rds 1-5 only. Maximum 1-half point bye, Rounds 1-5, commit before round is paired. 0-point bye round 6. Prizes: Overall: 1, 2, 3. Classes: X, A, B, C, D, E (includes F & below), Unrated, plus Top Junior, Senior, and Woman. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208) 631-5357.

Feb 21 IM John Donaldson Simul and Lecture, Spokane, WA. Site: Kress Gallery, River Park Square, 808 West Main, Spokane. Lecture at 6 p.m., Donaldson Simul starts at 6:45 p.m. Fee: $10 per board (bring your own equipment). Blitz Tournament: 2:30–3:00 registration at Kress Gallery (2nd level River Park Square). Blitz event will end by 6:00. Format depending upon entries.

Feb 22-23 The 28th Dave Collyer Memorial, Millwood, WA. Location: Millwood Presbyterian Church Community Center, 3223 N. Marguerite, Millwood, WA. I-90 Exit 287; north on Argonne Road to light at Euclid; turn left, two blocks. Format: A computer-paired, five-round Swiss System event. Registration: Sat. 9:30-10:30. Rounds: 11-2:30-7; 9-1:30 or ASAP. Time control: Round 1: G/90,d5; Rounds 2-5: G/115,d5. Entry fee: $28 if received by 2/20, $35 at the door; under 19 $5 less. Telephone entries accepted (pay at door). All registrants must check in by 10:40 unless a first-round bye was granted. $1,800 GUARANTEED prize fund. Class prizes based on at least 5 per class; classes may be reconfigured if less than five class entries. Only one prize per player (excluding biggest upset). NS, NC, W. One ½-point bye available if requested by end of prior round; Sunday bye must be requested by end of round 3. Director reserves the right to use class pairings in final round. PRIZES: First $350, Second $225, Third $125. Class Prizes: Top Expert $100; $100 first, $70 second each in A, B, C, D, and E/unrated. Jim Waugh Biggest Upset prizes: $100 and $50 (non-provisional ratings). Entries: Spokane CC, c/o Kevin Korsmo, N. 9923 Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339. For information please call (509) 270-1772. Check website for updates: www.spokanechessclub.org.

March-April 2020

Note: Per the new advertising policy adopted by the NWC board, most website event ads (except scholastic) are no longer free. If an event is not advertised in NWC magazine, the fees for a website-only ad will be $10 for the calendar page only, and $15 for both the calendar page and this page. We will soon add a convenient online form to request and pay for these ads.

Mar 7-8 Northwest Chess Open, Seattle, WA.

Apr 4-5 Harmon Memorial, Seattle, WA.