Portland CC August 2014 Quad 45 event

The Portland Chess Club holds a monthly quad tournament (known as a “Quad 45” because of the 45-minute time control) that usually takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This tournament is billed as a great way for new players to get introduced to the PCC and USCF-rated tournament chess as well as for seasoned veterans to battle against similarly rated opponents. The format is a 3-round quad, G/45; d5. One section may run as a 6-player Swiss depending on the number of players.

The August 2014 event top-rated section ended in a 2.5-point tie between Karl Stump and Jeff Jack Austin after the two players drew each other in the first round. See the USCF crosstable.

For more details on this monthly tournament, see the PCC website or the NWC calendar pages.

Harmon Memorial TLA

Clark Harmon
Clark Harmon

May 2-4 or 3-4 Harmon Memorial

2 Sections. Open & Reserve (U1800): 5SS, 30/90, SD/60 d5, (2-Day Option, Rd. 1, G/60 d5). Seattle Chess Club, 2150 North 107th St., Seattle, WA 98133. 206-417-5405. $$1,000/b40. Open: $200-125, U2100 $100, U1900 $100. Reserve (U1800): $150-100, U1600 $75, U1400 $75, U1200 $75. Foreign ratings used for players with no USCF rating. EF: $50 if postmarked or online by 04/30, $60 at site. Free entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs. Registration: Fri. (5/2) 7-7:45pm. Rds.: Fri. 8pm, Sat. 12:30pm & 6pm, Sun. 11am & 4:30pm. 2-Day Schedule: Registration Sat (5/3) 9-9:45am. Rds.: Sat 10am, then merges with 3-Day Schedule. Bye: limit 2, request before end of Rd. 2. Memb. Req’d: $25 ($19 juniors). OSA. ENT: Checks payable to Washington Chess Federation. Mail to: Dan Mathews, 749 Somerset Ln., Edmonds, WA 98020-2646. Info: danomathews01@gmail.com, 425-218-7529. : www.nwchess.com/onlineregistration. NS. NC. W.

Columbia Cup Returns to Tri-Cities July 27-28, 2013

Columbia Cup
July 27-28, 2013
Site: Red Lion Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352. (509) 946-7611.
HR: $109 until 07/26. 1-800-RED-LION, mention Chess Tournament.
Two Sections: Open and Reserve (under 1800).
Open: 4 Round Swiss. Time Control: 30/90, SD/1, D/5
Reserve: 5 Round Swiss. Time Control: Saturday 40/90, SD/30, D/5; Sunday 30/90, SD/1, D/5.
Foreign ratings used for players with no USCF rating.
Prize Fund: $1,000 (based on 40 paid entries).
Open: 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $110, 1st U1900 $90
Reserve: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 1st U1600 $75, 1st U1400 $75, 1st U1200/Unr $75
Entry Fee: $50 if postmarked or online by 07/24, $60 after 07/24 or at site.
Free entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs.
Registration: Saturday 8:00 – 9:30 AM.
Rounds: Open: Saturday 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM.
Reserve: Saturday 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM.
Byes: One half-point bye available (Open Section), Two half-point byes available (Reserve Section) Request before end of round 2. USCF and WCF/OCF memberships required, other states accepted.
Northwest Chess Grand Prix event. NS. NC. W.
Entries: Make checks payable to Washington Chess Federation.
Mail To: Dan Mathews, 2700 NW Pine Cone Drive, Unit 402, Issaquah, WA 98027-8677.
Phone: (425) 218-7529. Email: danomathews2@aol.com.
Online Registration: www.nwchess.com/onlineregistration

Newport Open in June

Newport Beach in 2009.
Newport Beach in 2009.

From the beach at Newport in 2009 a short distance from the tourney.. We are expecting the beaches will be just as beautiful this year. Come play in the chess event on June 15-16, 2013. As of May 16 there are 16 advanced entries.

As of June 3 … there are 24 players entered … See tournament listing for details to register by mail through June 7.

Open: Corey Russell 2200, Becca Lampman 1981, Greg Freeze 1932, Jacob Reid 1922

Premier: Paul C. Leblanc 1889, David Bannon 1844, Michael Vaughn 1770, Jeffrey Roland 1700, Lon Brusselback 1599

Reserve: Ralph Anthony 1629, Alex James Machin, 1629, Mike Vinyard 1600, Sean Zlatnik 1548, William Hanlan 1541, Russell W. Miller 1508, Mike L Hasuike 1500, John James 1470, Bill Barrese 1407, Michael James Lilly 1295

Booster: Harry Buerer 1256, Tai D. Pruce-Zimmerman 1246, Dave Prideaux 1220, Martin Van Order 924, Jerry Waterman 918

Wenatchee tournament Cancelled AGAIN

Notice from Washington Chess Federation President

Hi Everyone,

Due to lack of sign-ups, WCF has decided to cancel the Wenatchee Valley Open chess tournament next weekend (Nov 10-11, 2012). Please cancel any hotel reservations that you may have made. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.

Luckily for us, the convention center will not charge a cancellation fee!

We will continue to search for opportunities to hold an event in Wenatchee sometime in the future.