Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open

Chess players from Oregon triumphed at the 2015 Vancouver Open, which took place August 22-23 at the Vancouver Red Lion Hotel at the Quay and was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation. FM Nick Raptis and Jason Cigan tied for first with 4.5/5, topping the 35-player open section, which included 6 masters. Andrea Botez won… Continue reading Oregon players sweep Vancouver Open

Princes beat Kings 14-11!

Below are the final results of the Kings vs. Princes Match and Junior FIDE Round Robin.  The games from both events can be found here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.  Here is link to some pictures taken during the event by Victoria Jung-Doknjas: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Chess-Federation/173076032716634. Kings: FM Curt Collyer (2320, 2262, USA) 3.0 $300 3rd LM… Continue reading Princes beat Kings 14-11!

11 perfect scores after 3 rounds in the US Open Traditional Schedule

Five FIDE titled chess players are among the 11 tied for first place at 3-0 after three rounds of the traditional schedule of the 2012 U.S. Open in Vancouver, WA. The complete list can be found on the U.S. Chess Federation website and will be updated by Phil Smith as the tournament progresses. Perfect scores… Continue reading 11 perfect scores after 3 rounds in the US Open Traditional Schedule

First Side Event Completed at 2012 U.S. Open

Josh Sinanan of Washington, pictured above, finished tied for 5th place with 3.5/5 after losing to co-winner Nick Raptis in the final round. Photo credit: Russell Miller. The U.S. Open Weekend Swiss, the first side event of this year’s tournament held August 4-5, was won by Nick Raptis of Oregon and Francisco Guadalupe II of Texas who… Continue reading First Side Event Completed at 2012 U.S. Open