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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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Unless you are a resident of Washington State, your Northwest Chess subscription no longer includes a state chess membership. (Existing memberships will continue to be honored until they expire.)

Per the new NWCF Bylaws adopted Jan. 26, 2020:

4.1 Number and Powers. The management of all the affairs, property, and interests of the corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors consisting of two (2) state directors selected by the Washington Chess Federation (WCF), plus two (2) “managing” directors, who ordinarily will be the Publisher and Business Manager, plus three (3) directors-at-large.

Washington Chess Federation

Please address WCF mail to the Orlov Chess Academy, 4174 148TH AVE NE BLDG I STE M, REDMOND, WA 98052-5164 (new address as of Oct. 2016).

Note: All WCF offices are staggered 2-year terms that expire at the annual membership meeting at the Washington Open (usually in May) in the years indicated below.

See the constitution of the Washington Chess Federation.

President (term expires 2022)
Josh Sinanan, joshsinanan@gmail.com

Vice President (term expires 2021)
Duane Polich, duane@combonate.com

Secretary (term expires 2022)
Gary Dorfner, ggarychess@aol.com

Treasurer (term expires 2021)
Robert Allen, allenrobertj@msn.com

Tournament Coordinator (term expires 2021)
Eddie Chang, eddie@changgroup.com

Scholastic Director (term expires 2022)
Jacob Mayer, Jacob.MayerChess@gmail.com

Women and Girls Director (term expires 2021)
Chouchanik Airapetian, chornyaa@msn.com

Corporate and Collegiate Director (term expires 2021)
Florian Helff, fhelff@gmail.com

Registrar (term expires 2022)
David Hendricks, DavidCHendricks@comcast.net

Member-at-Large (term expires 2021)
Rekha Sagar, rekhasagar04@gmail.com

Member-at-Large (term expires 2021)
Ani Barua, barua.aniruddha@gmail.com

Northwest Chess Board Members
Josh Sinanan, Chouchanik Airapetian and Duane Polich (as Publisher)

US Chess Delegates
Fred Kleist, Murlin Varner (alternate)

Oregon Chess Federation

Term September 2, 2018 to August 31, 2020 (or until annual meeting).
Note: All OCF offices are 2-year terms that expire at the annual membership meeting at the Oregon Open (usually in September) in even-numbered years.

See Oregon Chess Federation bylaws (revised at the 2018 annual OCF meeting).

Dave Yoshinaga, dave@kdtonline.com
Ph. 971-404-5251

Vice President
Carl Haessler, carl@NWchessworks.com

Mike Hasuike, lotus003ml@yahoo.com

Mike Morris, mikejmorris@earthlink.net

Tournament Coordinator
Micah Smith, micah.smith@wsu.edu

Greg Markowski

Scholastic Coordinator
Andrei Botez, iushu@hotmail.com

US Chess Delegate
Carl Haessler, carl@NWchessworks.com

Idaho Chess Association

See the linked website for more information including current officers.

Northwest Chess Foundation

See above for WCF representatives on the NWCF board.

The other NWCF board members are as follows, effective Jan. 26, 2020:

  • Duane Polich (Publisher)
  • Eric Holcomb (Business Manager)
  • Jeff Roland (Editor and member-at-large)
  • Alex Machin (member-at-large)
  • Ralph Dubisch (Games Editor and member-at-large)

See the NWC response forms to easily send your message!

See NWC meeting minutes.

General Inquiries

Northwest Chess Editor
Jeffrey Roland, editor@nwchess.com

Northwest Chess Publisher
Duane Polich, publisher@nwchess.com

Northwest Chess Business Manager
Eric Holcomb, Eric@Holcomb.com or businessmanager@nwchess.com