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Northwest Chess Calendar of Events

Open/Club Events | Scholastic/Junior Events

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

Open/Club Events

This is a summary of all regional (and a few national) events reported to Northwest Chess.
Click here for detailed tournament announcements for some 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.

Contact information for major chess clubs listing events:

Club / web site link Contact / e-mail link Telephone
Chandra Alexis Chess Club chandraalexischessclub@gmail.com  
Idaho Chess Association Adam Porth  
Portland Chess Club email@pdxchess.org (503) 246-2978
Seattle Chess Club Fred Kleist (206) 417-5405
Spokane Chess Club Kevin Korsmo (509) 270-1772
Tacoma Chess Club Vivi Bartron  

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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November 2022

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for some events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

Juniors: If you're under age 18 (or are looking for events for your kid), please also see the Scholastic/Junior Events section below.

  • 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.

December 2022

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for some events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

Juniors: If you're under age 18 (or are looking for events for your kid), please also see the Scholastic/Junior Events section below.

  • Seattle Chess Club - The club is open 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.
  • 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.

All WCF online events are US Chess Online Rated if eligible.

See Seattle CC December ad for details on SCC events, e-mail kleistcf@aol.com, or visit http://seattlechess.club/.

  • Dec 2 Seattle CC November Rains (Rd 3), Seattle, WA
  • Dec (Mondays at 5 p.m.) Fishing for FIDE, Boise, ID
  • Dec 4 Seattle CC G/20 Hexes, Seattle, WA
  • Dec 10 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA
  • Dec 11 Seattle CC Novice, Seattle, WA
  • Dec 16-18 MexInsurance.com FIDE Open, Barber Park Education and Event Center, Boise, ID
  • Dec 17-18 Washington Winter Classic, OCA Seattle + Redmond, WA
  • Dec 19 (Monday at 5 p.m.) GM Bryan G. Smith Simul, Boise, ID
  • Dec 31-Jan 1 Seattle CC Insanity, Seattle, WA. (See December ad for details.)

January 2023

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

February 2023

 

Scholastic/Junior Events

See the scholastic page for chess camps/school chess club web sites, etc.
Business card ads appearing above also appear on the chess camps page.
See the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar

Many open chess events are suitable for experienced scholastic players,
so be sure to also review the open events above.

Weekly Events

These events are usually held weekly or at frequent scheduled times.
Please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

  • Chess4Life Online Premium Classes (OPCs) are for chess players of all skill levels. Chess4Life Online Premium Classes utilize a live classroom experience where your student will get to escape the confines of your home for the online, nearly infinite, world of chess. We keep a low student-to-coach ratio so that we can track your child's progress individually through our curriculum on their own Achievement Chart. Each class, our coaches review the Achievement Charts to determine the best topics to focus on for the class. Our classes use Zoom and LiChess.org for live classes, allowing us to engage your child just as we would in physical classrooms.

  • Chess4Life Online Summer Camps - School breaks don't have to mean a break from problem-solving, confidence-building chess lessons and practice! Online Summer Chess Camps are offered at 3 convenient times to spend the morning or early afternoon with live, engaging chess lessons & tournament practice! This leaves summer afternoons free for northwest summer fun! Check out Chess PLUS Camps which pair chess with Drama, Public Speaking, Writing and more. Multiple skill groups available weekly hosted by experienced chess coaches -- Beginners through advanced players welcome!

  • Chess4Life Online Quads - Much like our very popular Friday Night Quads, Online Quads feature 3 quality chess games against students with a similar NWRS chess rating. Playing students of a similar skill level ensures that every game your child plays will be challenging and productive in their chess development. In addition to their games, students will have access to a live team of coaches, individual game analysis, and the opportunity to engage with fellow tournament players! Bring the excitement and community of Chess4life Quads to your living room!

  • Chesssport Grandmaster Classes with GM Emil Anka.

  • Saturdays Noon to 2:00 PM - Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club (ages 5-18 plus family), Rainier Beach Branch (Library), Seattle, WA. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch, 206-386-1906.

  • Various Orlov Chess Academy with IM Georgi Orlov. See www.chessplayer.com, e-mail info@chessplayer.com, and business card above. (Registration required; fees charged per class attended.)

November-December 2022

Also see the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar.

For Bellingham and NW Wash. events, see http://northwestchess.info/calendar.html.

Note: There are typically many chess camps and activities available during the summer season, and sometimes during the school year (including holidays) as well. Please contact individual camp organizers, including those advertised above, for more info.

January-February 2023

US Chess NATIONAL Scholastics