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

Thanksgiving Scholastic

92 kids in 5 sections took part in the Thanksgiving Scholastic held Nov 23 in Redmond WA as a one-day event, part of the Washington Class. David Hendricks was the TD.

K-3 Open was won by Yu, Jason with a 5-0 score
K-3 U800 was won by Zhang, Jack with a 4-0 score
4-6 Open was won by Zhang, Zachary with a 5-0 score
4-6 U900 was won by Fong, Byron with a 4.5-.5 score
7-12 Open ended in first place tie between Cherepakhin, Olga and Ranganathan, Amartya both scoring 4-1.