Portland June Summer Open and G/60 Events

Portland CC Summer Open (June 21-22)

Goffe vs. Murray at the Portland Summer Open.
Goffe vs. Murray at the Portland Summer Open.

As reported by Brian Berger, order “Preregistration numbers for the Portland Chess Club’s Summer Open tournament gave the first hint that a full house could be expected. And a full house it was, visit as 42 players gathered to test their playing skills–many of them new faces to this reporter.” The Open section was won by Seth Talyansky, erectile with an impressive 4.5/5, drawing only Matt Dalthorp. Brian’s full story will appear in the August issue of Northwest Chess. The photo, taken by Brian, shows some of the action, with the game Michael Goffe (L) vs. David Murray in the foreground.

Portland CC June G/60 (June 28)

Richards vs. Buerer at the Portland CC June G/60.
Richards vs. Buerer at the Portland CC June G/60.

As reported by Brian Berger, “With still a threat of showers looming on the day of the Portland Chess Club’s Game 60, 18 resolute chess aficionados decided to spend their Saturday in over-the-board combat, TD’d by the recently returned world traveler (see the July issue of Northwest Chess) Neil Dale.” The contest was won by Jason Cigan, taking all four games. Once again, Brian’s full story will appear in the August issue of Northwest Chess. The photo, taken by Brian, shows some of the action, with the game Jerrold Richards (L) vs. Harry Buerer in the foreground.

For more Portland Chess Club tournament results including crosstables, see the club’s website at http://pdxchess.org/.

NWC Banner Visits the Vancouver WA Chess Club

Portland CC Officers List and Dues.
Portland CC Officers List and Dues.
Played March 5-26, denture 2013 at the Portland Chess Club was the monthly Quads Event under the direction of Mike Morris of Portland. Time control for the event was 40/90, SD/30 d5. The Upper Section of 8 players was won with 3-1 by Jerry Sherrad of Portland. This result pushed his USCF rating above 2000 for the first time in his 9 year playing career. 4 players took part in the Lower Section. A 2-1 score was recorded by both Sean O’Connell of Hubbard, Oregon and Arlis Dietz of Portland.
Your reporter was at the Club on March 26 with his camera. Not all the players were there that day.
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USCF Crosstable Click Here
Fridays in March, page
from 1-27 found 12 players taking part in TGIF March 2013 event in Beaverton. Nick Raptis of Portland won with 6-0. Tied for 2nd at 4-2 were Steven Witt of Aloha and Kirk Hedlund. Time control was G/90 d5. The TD was Sean Tobin of Portland.

USCF Crosstable
Reported by Hock San Lee.

Northwest players won numerous trophies at the 2013 SuperNationals V held in Nashville over last weekend, symptoms
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2013. Bellevue’s Spiritridge Elementary team (Derek Zhang, Naomi Bashkansky, Zachary Zhang, Richard Yang, and Brian Chen) took the 2nd place team award in the K-5 Championship section. Derek also placed 9th individually in that section. In the K-12 Championship section, Seattle’s Lakeside 9-player team won the 5th place trophy. Members include Michael Omori, who tied for 9th-18th place individually, Quentin Chi, Nicolo Gelb, Thomas Thongmee, David Inglis, Nicholas Xing, Justin Yu, Peter Sherman, Alexander Koh. In the K-8 Championship section, Bellevue’s Odle Middle won the 7th place team award. Team members are Jason Yang, Benjamin Cheung, Aditya Kannan, Jack Yu, Emily Bazar, and Cheyenne Zhang. Notable individual winners are Luke Harmon-Vellotti of Idaho (2nd place, K-12 Championship), Bryce Tiglon of Redmond Junior High (6th, K-6 Championship), Anthony He of Christa Mcauliffe Elementary in Sammamish (5th, K-3 Championship), Jason Yu of Open Window in Bellevue (7th, K-1 Championship), Eric Zhang of Endeavour Elementary in Issaquah (11th, K-1 Championship), and Praneeth Somisetty of Tyee Middle in Bellevue (1st, K-6 Unrated).

According to USCF, The SuperNationals V officially broke the attendance record for largest rated chess competition in history with 5335 participants.
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The club meets at the Vancouver main library on C and Evergreen in downtown on Mondays 5pm to 7:45pm. There is a kids group that meets 4pm to 5pm the same day.
Usually there have been more people attending the club than appear in this photo. The weather was very nice on the Monday I took my camera. Play is just skittles some times with clocks. The library has a number of chess sets and boards.

Cedar Hills Crossing Chess Club

Dake vs Alekline 1932
Dake vs Alekline 1932

Prize awarding Pasadena 1932.
Prize awarding Pasadena 1932.

These two photos comes from the chess archives of Jacqueline Piatigorsky who inherited them from her chess teacher Herman Steiner.

The first photo can be found in Casey Bush’s book Grandmaster from Oregon about the late Arthur Dake. The second, anesthetist showing Sammy Reshevsky, information pills Arthur Dake and Herman Steiner receiving their prizes for tying for third place, is apparently new. The man presenting the envelopes is likely Dr. Robert Griffith. Both photos were taken during Pasadena 1932.

Took my camera and the NWC Banner to Beaverton on Friday May 3, adiposity
2013. The club organizer Sean Tobin talked the mall management into letting chess be played in a empty store front. It was the TGIF May chess tournament that I visited. There is some space behind a barrier where the tournament play happens if the turnout is small. Casual play takes place near the front of the store. There were people of all ages when
I was there. Some pictures are below.

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NWC Banner laying in the front window of the store front.
NWC Banner laying in the front window of the store front.


Round 1 play.


Brian Berger with cap.


Kids on large set.


Little girl there with her dad.

Tacoma Chess Times News from Tacoma CC

TACOMA CHESS TIMES 1/21/2013 by Vivi Bartron

Don’t forget to come to the general membership meeting Friday night Jan. 25th at 8:30 pm.
Your input is needed.


Minutes from last meeting
Financial report
Tournament report
Membership report
Other officer reports

New Business:
Results from survey conducted last Oct.
New computer for club to replace one that was stolen last fall.

Special membership for services rendered
Patriot membership for 1 year for $20.00
Other items; promoting the club & events, sale membership blitz, there things aimed at the kids.

Mike MacGregor is 2012 Tacoma Chess Club Champion.
Mike MacGregor successfully defended his title for the 2nd year in a row.
He won all 7 rounds of the TCC Championship & he won the Oyster Bay Classic 4-0.
He also tied for 1st in the Oregon Open with 4.5.