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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

Please send corrections and additions (including new events) to: Eric Holcomb.
Tournament organizers – please help avoid conflicting tournaments by using this calendar!

Note: TAs are not available for all events, or for some events may appear in a separate file or on a separate website. See the main calendar page for a more complete list of events. If you are looking for a TA from a completed event, you may be able to find it in one of the magazine back issues.

Note: Scholastic event details are not listed on this page. Instead, please see the
main calendar page for links to web sites and PDF files for many scholastic events.

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

Guide to Tournament Announcements (Abbreviations, etc.)

Weekly Events and Casual Chess Gatherings are listed on a separate page.
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

August 2022

Please see the regular calendar page for other event listings and ads/flyers.

  • Seattle Chess Club - The club is open for limited events at a new temporary location, 7212 Woodlawn Ave NE at the Orlov Chess Academy. A capacity limit and other restrictions apply. Contact: John Selsky, jselsky3@comcast.net. See Seattle CC August ad for details on SCC events, e-mail kleistcf@aol.com, or visit http://seattlechess.club/.
  • The NWC Grand Prix is being conducted in three sections - Washington, Idaho and all others. See the GP page or the current magazine for standings. The 2022 GP is named in honor of Ignacio Perez.

Aug (Mondays at 5 p.m.) Ce Russe Impossible, Boise, ID.

Aug 12, 19, 26 Seattle CC Dog Days (Rds 2-4), Seattle, WA. (See ad for details.)

Aug 13-17 Seattle Chess Classic, OCA Seattle + Redmond, WA.

Aug 27 Seattle CC Novice, Seattle, WA. Format: 4-SS. Open to U1200 and UNR. TC: G/75;d5. EF: $15 by 7/11, $20 at site. (-$2 SCC mem., -$1 mem. other NW dues-req’d CCs). Prizes: SCC membership(s). Reg: 9-9:45a.m. Rds: 10-12:45-3:30-6. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). Misc: US Chess memb. req’d. NS, NC.

Aug 28 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA. Format: 4-SS. TC: G/50;+10. EF: $18 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10 per EF to prize fund). Reg: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Rds: 11:30-1:50-4:10-6:30. Byes: 1 (Rd 3/4–commit at reg.). Misc: US Chess, WCF; OSA. NS, NC.

September 2022

Sep 3-5 72nd Oregon Open Chess Tournament, Portland, OR.

Sep 9-11 Washington Women’s Championship, Seattle, WA.

October 2022

Oct 8 Washington G/60 Championship, Seattle, WA.

Oct 9 Washington G/15 Championship, Seattle, WA.

Oct 9 Washington Blitz Championship, Seattle, WA.

Oct 14-16 or 15-16 (3-day or 2-day schedule) 39th Annual Reno Western States Open, Reno, NV | Wanted: Adult roommate for hotel stays at Western States Open in Reno and/or at Los Angeles Open in Irvine, CA. Share room costs. Should enjoy post-game discussions/analyses. Non-snorer, please. Reply by August 15 to Hanniegn Pitre, hgpitre@gmail.com.

November-December 2022

Nov 4-6 Washington Challenger's Cup, Seattle, WA.

Nov 25-27 Washington Class Championships, Bellevue, WA.

Dec 16-18 MexInsurance.com FIDE Open, Barber Park Education and Event Center, Boise, ID.