The Taste of the Harvest Open (Sep 15-16, 2012) in Wenatchee, WA has been cancelled due to wildfires and smoky conditions. It may be rescheduled. See the main NWC website for details and updates.
Blake Salisbury was the winner of this monthly event, held at the Portland Chess Club on August 25, with a score of 3.5 out of 4 games. Photo of Blake playing one of his games at left. Congratulations, Blake! USCF Crosstable.
The annual Oregon Open, the biggest chess tournament in Oregon, is set for Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2012, in Gresham. See the flyer and entry form at http://www.nwchess.com/calendar/OR_Open_flyer_2012.pdf.
Clackamas K-12 Open will occur on Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Clackamas High School 14488 SE 122nd Ave Clackamas, OR 97015 USA Description: This tournament is open to all K-12 players of all skill levels and it is Clackamas High School Chess Club’s first event. It will have multiple grade based sections which will reward individual performance… Continue reading Scholastic Chess in Oregon
You too can get a certificate from the United States Chess Federation and the US Open Committee. Just play in 5 US Open Chess Championships. The one in 2012 was in Vancouver Washington and 2013 is in Madison WI.
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Al Lawrence’s final report for Chess Life Online gives mention of NWC ‘stalwarts’ and has another shot of the Pupols-Seirarwan photo. The piece is positive towards the Vancouver venue and it also gives some acknowledgement to the Webster University team sweep of the G/15, blitz and open events. Click here to view the article.
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos won an Armageddon playoff with the white pieces to earn the title of 2012 United States Open Chess Champion. Hoyos finished with an 8-1 record, the same as GM Dmitry Gurevich and FM John Bryant of California. The top two players on tiebreak (Hoyos and Bryant) were seeded into the playoff… Continue reading Hoyos earns title, Bryant tentatively earns seed into next US Closed
Welcome to the Northwest Chess blog! Beginning with the U.S. Open in Vancouver, WA, NWC officers and editors will be able to use this blog to communicate directly with our web audience. Comments are welcome and may be sent to the author of the article or to email@example.com. – Eric Holcomb, NWC Business Manager and Webmaster. All… Continue reading Hoyos still in front; 14 others within a point of the lead
517 players are now clashing in one section. I have the good fortune to be sharing a room with former U.S.C.F. Executive Director Al Lawrence, who is covering the event for Chess Life and USCF Online. Click here for this morning’s report form Al, including some of the top games. Summary – players within one… Continue reading Schedules merge at 2012 U.S. Open