Ian Cavey taken on January 25, 2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo… Continue reading Northwest Chess Magazine gets a new fan…
The 2016 WA Junior Open was held on MLK Monday at Interlake High School in Bellevue. A record 258 players took part in 7 sections: K-1 U800, 2-3 U800, K-3 U1400, 4-6 U900, 4-12 U1400, U 1600, and Open. The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by David Hendricks with assistance… Continue reading 2016 WA Junior Open & Reserve
The Seattle Chess Club held the event on Jan. 15-17, 2016. The 26 players in the Open Section were topped by the 4.5-.5 score of Nick Raptis of Vancouver WA. Tied for 2nd place with 4-1 were Bryce Tiglon and Nikita Chetrari. The Reserve Section had 37 players. Top score was 4.5-.5 by Neal Bonrud.… Continue reading Raptis Wins Seattle City Championship
David Hendricks reports: Congratulations to Daniel He for winning the WA Junior Closed for a 3rd straight year! He and his twin brother Samuel He actually tied with a 4.5 score after 5 rounds of the round robin with time controls G/90;d10, beating all opponents, and drawing against each other. Then they had to go… Continue reading Daniel He WA Jr. Champ.
Nick Raptis of Portland scored perfect 5-0 in the 41 player 2016 Gresham Open for a clear first place. At 4-1 were Jason Cigan and Bill Schill. Event was held on Jan 2-3. US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE.
The 2015 WA G/60 Championship was held at Seattle Chess Club over winter break December 28-29. The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by Fred Kleist. 48 players took part in one large open section. FM Ignacio Perez, originally from Cuba, won clear first with 5.5/6, claiming the $180 first place… Continue reading FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!