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Northwest Chess Calendar of Events

Open/Club Events | Scholastic Events

Other U.S. and international chess calendars
British Columbia Chess Federation calendar
See Northwest Chess Forum for additional info/discussion of some events.

Please send corrections and additions (including new events) to: Eric Holcomb.
Tournament organizers please help avoid conflicting tournaments by using this calendar!
Note: Gary Dorfner has volunteered to be the tournament clearinghouse for Washington and Oregon.

Open/Club Events

This is a summary of all regional (and a few national) events reported to Northwest Chess.
Click here for detailed tournament announcements for some events.

A bold listing indicates a Northwest Grand Prix event.
WCF, OCF or ICA membership required to qualify for Grand Prix prizes.
Chess club membership may be required for some non-Grand Prix club events.

Contact information for major chess clubs listing events:

Club / web site link Contact / e-mail link Telephone
Idaho Chess Association Adam Porth
Portland Chess Club email@pdxchess.org (503) 246-2978
Seattle Chess Club Carol and Fred Kleist (206) 417-5405
Spokane Chess Club Kevin Korsmo (509) 270-1772
Tacoma Chess Club Gary Dorfner (253) 535-2536

Weekly Events and Casual Chess Gatherings are listed on a separate page.
Also, please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

 
Paid Advertisements Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Josh Sinanan business card Orlov business card
Chess4Life business card
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

October 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Oct 24 Portland Chess Club Championship (Rd 5), Portland, OR
  • Oct 27 Seattle CC Autumn Leaves (Rd 4), Seattle, WA - See September SCC ad
  • Oct 27, Nov 3 Seattle CC Championship (Rds 6-7), Seattle, WA - See September SCC ad
  • Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17 Tacoma City & Pierce County Championship, Tacoma, WA
  • Oct 28 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Oct 28-29 Washington Challenger's Cup, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer
 
Paid Advertisements Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Dill business card Steinitz Academy business card
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

November 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Nov 4-5 Oregon Class Championships, Portland, OR - See ad/flyer
  • Nov 5 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA - See October SCC ad
  • Nov 5 Boise Chess Club #16 Tournament, Boise, ID - See flyer
  • Nov 7 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Nov 10-12 10th Seattle CC Extravaganza, Seattle, WA - See October SCC ad
  • Nov 11 Southern Idaho Open & Veteran's Tournament, Twin Falls, ID
  • Nov 12 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Nov 18 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA - See October SCC ad
  • Nov 18 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Nov 24-26 Washington Class Championships, Lynnwood, WA - See ad/flyer

December 2017

Reminder: Detailed tournament announcements for many events can be found on the TA page. If you don't find details for the event you're interested in, please contact the organizer or Northwest Chess.

  • Dec 2 Bend Holiday Quads & Novice, Bend, OR - See flyers: Quads | Novice
  • Dec 5 Portland Tuesday Night Quads begin, Portland, OR
  • Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 7
    Seattle Chess Masters Series, Seattle, WA - See flyer
  • Dec 9 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID
  • Dec 9-10 Portland Winter Open, Portland, OR
  • Dec 16-17 Northwest Chess Open, Seattle, WA - See ad/flyer
  • Cancelled! Dec 16-17 Tacoma CC Northwest Open, Tacoma, WA
  • Dec 17 Portland Sunday Quads, Portland, OR
  • Dec 30 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
 
Paid Advertisements Thank you for your support of Northwest Chess!
Masters Academy Boise business card ChessWorks NW business card
Chess Sport business card Sri Chess Academy business card
To advertise your chess school/camp, please contact the Northwest Chess Business Manager at info@nwchess.com.
Cost: (includes magazine ad) $125.00 full year, $65.00 summer camp season only.
 

January-March 2018

  • Jan 7 Boise Chess Club #17 Tournament, Boise, ID - See flyer
  • Jan 12-14 Victoria Open, WA vs. BC Adult Match, Victoria, BC - See flyer
  • Feb 10-11, 17-19 WA State Championship, Redmond, WA

Other 2018

  • Apr 28-29 Harmon Memorial, Seattle, WA
  • May 26-28 Washington Open, Lynnwood, WA
  • Aug 11-12 Vancouver Open, Vancouver, WA
  • Nov 23-25 Washington Class Championships, Lynnwood, WA

2018 National/International Events

  • Mar 9-28 FIDE Candidates Tournament, Berlin, Germany
  • (to be added) U.S. Open Chess Championship
 

Scholastic Events

See the scholastic page for chess camps/school chess club web sites, etc.
Note: Business card ads appearing above also appear on the chess camps page.
See the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar
See the British Columbia junior chess event calendar.

Weekly Events

These events are usually held weekly or at frequent scheduled times.
Please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

  • Chess4Life Premium Center Classes (PCC) are for chess players of all skill levels. From absolute beginner to 1600 NWSRS rated, we have something to teach you. Classes run Mon-Sat every week all year long. Visit the linked website for the class schedules.

  • Chess4Life After School Clubs - Chess4Life teaches chess in 80+ schools in the Puget Sound area. Visit the linked website to find your school. Would you like Chess4Life to teach at your school? Fill out a New School Request Form and a Chess4Life representative will contact you.

  • Chess4Life Quads/State Qualifier/Beginner's Tournaments - Quads are fun tournaments held on Friday nights in Bellevue, Redmond and Issaquah. Each player is placed with 3 other players of similar rating to play 3 chess games. Winners receive a trophy. Quads are rated events and are a great way to sharpen skills, and meet other chess players. Beginners tournaments are for anyone who hasn't participated in a tournament before and would like to try some friendly competition. State Qualifiers prepare players to take part in the State championships. Check-in can be done online, by phone at (425) 283-0549 or in-person. Entry fee is $20. Click on the link for more information or to register.

  • Chesssport Grandmaster Classes with GM Emil Anka.

  • Saturdays Noon to 2:00 PM - Detective Cookie's Urban Youth Chess Club (ages 5-18 plus family), Rainier Beach Branch (Library), Seattle, WA. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch, 206-386-1906.

  • Various Orlov Chess Academy with IM Georgi Orlov. See www.chessplayer.com, e-mail chess64@comcast.net. (Registration required; fees charged per class attended.)

October-December 2017

Also see the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar

Note: There are typically many chess camps and activities available during the summer season, and sometimes during the school year (including holidays) as well. Please contact individual camp organizers, including those advertised above, for more info.

January-May 2018

  • Mar 24 Intermat Candidates Tournament, Seattle, WA
  • May 5 WA vs. BC International Scholastic Match, Vancouver, BC

USCF NATIONAL Scholastics