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Northwest Chess is a non-profit corporation registered in Washington State.
Address: NWC c/o Orlov Chess Academy, 4174 148TH AVE NE BLDG I STE M, REDMOND, WA 98052-5164.
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Unless you are a resident of Washington or Oregon, your Northwest Chess subscription does not include a state chess membership. However, Idaho residents can purchase a "premium" membership with the ICA which does include a NWC subscription.

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 2024)
Josh Sinanan, washingtonchessfederation@gmail.com

Co-Vice President (terms expires 2025)
Duane Polich, duane@combonate.com
Rekha Sagar, rekha4chess@gmail.com

Secretary (term expires 2024)
Chouchanik Airapetian, chornyaa@msn.com

Treasurer (term expires 2025)
Robert Allen, allenrobertj@msn.com

Member-at-Large (term expires 2025)
Ani Barua, barua.aniruddha@gmail.com

Tournament Coordinator (term expires 2025)
Valentin Razmov, vrazmov@gmail.com

Corporate and Collegiate Director (term expires 2023)

Adult Chess Director (term expires 2024)
Rekha Sagar, rekha4chess@gmail.com

Women and Girls Director (term expires 2024)
Chouchanik Airapetian, chornyaa@msn.com

Scholastic Director (term expires 2024)

Historian (term expires 2024)

Registrar (term expires 2024)
David Hendricks, DavidCHendricks@comcast.net

Events Manager (appointed position, non-board member)
Eddie Chang, eddie@changgroup.com

Northwest Chess Board Members
Josh Sinanan, Aniruddha Barua and Duane Polich (as Publisher)

US Chess Delegates
Fred Kleist, Murlin Varner (alternate)

Other appointed positions:
Scholastic Outreach Director (term expires 2025) - Joseph Levine, joseph.levine@live.com
Community Outreach Liaison (term expires 2025) - Shri Humrudha, jsh.shri@gmail.com
Community Outreach Liaison (term expires 2025) - Suresh Balaji, suresh.jsd@gmail.com
Chief Program Advisor: (term expires 2025) - Sridhar Seshadri, SRIDHAR_SESHADRI70@yahoo.com

Oregon Chess Federation

Term September 2022 to September 2024 (or until annual meeting).
Note: All OCF offices are 2-year terms that expire at the annual membership meeting (usually in September) in even-numbered years. The annual meeting is now held online after the Oregon Open, rather than in person.

See Oregon Chess Federation bylaws.

President (and NWCF board member)
Wilson Gibbins, wgibbins@comcast.net

For the remaining officers, please see the OCF Board of Directors webpage.

Idaho Chess Association

See the linked website for more information including current officers.

Northwest Chess Foundation

The NWCF board members are as follows, effective Jan. 3, 2021:

  • Josh Sinanan (WCF)
  • Aniruddha Barua (WCF)
  • Wilson Gibbins (OCF)
  • Duane Polich (Publisher)
  • Eric Holcomb (former Business Manager)
  • Jeff Roland (Editor and member-at-large)
  • Ralph Dubisch (Games Editor and member-at-large)
  • Alex Machin (member-at-large)

See the NWC response forms to easily send your message!

See NWC meeting minutes.

General Inquiries
info@nwchess.com (will continue to be handled by Eric H. for now)

Northwest Chess Editor
Jeffrey Roland, editor@nwchess.com (will also forward to Duane Polich)

Northwest Chess Publisher
Duane Polich, publisher@nwchess.com

Northwest Chess Business Manager
Vacant, businessmanager@nwchess.com (will forward to Duane Polich)