Puget Sound Open Results

On July 27, 2013 David Bragg won the 2013 edition of the Puget Sound Open with a 4-0 score. This event was first held in the 1930s. Tacoma Chess Club was the sponsor and Gary Dorfer the tournament director of the 13 player event. USCF Crosstable CLICK HERE.

Portland CC July G/60 Results

USCF Cross table CLICK HERE. Steve Breckenridge and Nick Raptis tied for 1st place when they won three and drew with each other in round 4. 22 players took part on July 27 at the Portland Chess Club. Neil Dale handled the TD tasks.

Standings at the half way point of Girls Invitational

Halfway through the 2013 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational in St. Louis the six Northwest girls are a combined +3. Becca Lampman of Washington is tied for fourth place among the 60 entries at 2.5-0.5. She still has a good shot to take the top prize. Northwest girls’ results after 3 rounds: Becca Lampman 2.5… Continue reading Standings at the half way point of Girls Invitational

2013 SPFGI is under way – Day 1 Summary

The stage is set for round 1. Let the games begin at the 2013 Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament (10th anniversary) at Webster University in St. Louis. Chief tournament director Frank Niro, above, addresses the players, parents, coaches, university leaders and the mayor of Webster Groves, MO at the Opening Ceremony. A total of… Continue reading 2013 SPFGI is under way – Day 1 Summary

Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational

The girls in the 2013 SPFGI tournament in St. Louis. Six Northwest players are participating. Frank Niro is Chief TD. Martha Underwood and Jeff Roland are Assistant TD’s. The six girls in no particular order from the Northwest represented in the tournament are: Becca Lampman (WA) Alexandra Botez (Canada) Carmen Pemsler (ID) Andrea Botez (Canada)… Continue reading Susan Polgar Foundation Girls Invitational

Alexey Root coming to Oregon and Washington

Dear Russell, I will be presenting at a chess club, several libraries, and a charter school August 7-14, 2013. There will be a press release soon from the Timberland Regional Library System. Right now, one of the library presentations is listed on some calendars see http://events.seattlepi.com/tumwater_wa/events/show/335126803-thinking-with-chess-teaching-children-ages-5-14 for example. Here is my schedule: Presentation #1 Portland… Continue reading Alexey Root coming to Oregon and Washington