April 2013 issue of Northwest Chess

April 2013 Mock-up (page 1)

The April issue of Northwest Chess is in the final proofing stages and should be ready to be sent to the printers on Monday, March 18, 2013. So you should receive your copies in the mail on time or early. The above link is the Formal Mock-up for the issue.

We have great coverage of the 21st Dave Collyer Memorial tournament held in Spokane, including three pages by IM John Donaldson.

Due to space considerations, I decided to put all the remaining games from the Oregon Championship (R5-R9) and seven games from the Idaho Championship in the April issue as the second installment of the series of State Championship Games (notes by FM Ralph Dubisch). Then in the May 2013 issue we will present all the Washington Championship games (R5-R9) to conclude our 3-issue feature!

The 32-page issue is packed full of really great material from all three states. It has been a pleasure working on this issue.

Jeff Roland


March 2013 issue of Northwest Chess

March 2013 Mock-up (Page 1)

The March issue of Northwest Chess was completed on February 22, 2013. The above link is the Formal Mock-up for the issue.

This issue is very special (I guess they all are), as it contains all the games from the State Championships in the first 4 rounds for both WA and OR that were held on the February 9-10 weekend, many with notes by Ralph Dubisch.

I attempted to be very comprehensive in the reporting of the championship games (since they were 10-player round robin events) and plan to continue that to its conclusion in the April issue. Only some of Idaho’s games will appear in the April issue since Idaho’s event was a Swiss System tournament open to everyone in the state which would just be too many games.

The issue is two days later than last month’s issue was, but it is still on time. Of course, I think it’s a great issue!

Jeff Roland


February 2013 issue of Northwest Chess

February 2013 Mock Up (Page 1)

The February issue of Northwest Chess was completed this evening and will be sent to the printers soon. The above link is the Formal Mock-up of the issue,  summarizing page by page what is in the issue.

I feel this is a fantastic issue. It should arrive on or before the 1st (or somewhere around there). I want to thank the readers (there were several) who contributed material for the magazine. There are some very interesting articles, games, and photos. I also put several crosstables in the issue.

I also want to thank Ralph Dubisch who did a great job annotating games, and Eric Holcomb, Duane Polich, and Rusty Miller for their comments and suggestions as the issue was taking shape. They also did a great job proofreading.

Jeff Roland,