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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

August 2019

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Aug 10-11 Vancouver Open, Vancouver, WA - See half-page ad/flyer.

Aug 14-18 3rd Annual Seattle Chess Classic, Seattle, WA - See full-page ad/flyer.

Aug 17-18 Spokane Falls Open, Spokane, WA. Site: Gonzaga University Jepson Center Rm. 108 & 109. Registration: Sat. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Rounds: Sat. 10:00-2:30-7:00, Sun: 9:00-1:30 or ASAP. Time Control: G/120 (with 5 second delay). E.F. $20 if received by 8/16, $3 less for 18 year olds and under. $25 for all at the site. Telephone entries accepted. Early entries can be paid at the club or call or email and I will honor the early entry fee at the site if contacted prior to 8/16. US Chess rated and a NWGP event. Byes: One ½ point bye if requested before proceeding round; Sunday byes must be requested before the end of round 3. Director reserves the right to use class pairings in the final round. Prize fund: $500 prize fund based on 25, Class prizes based on at least five per section. One prize per person (excluding biggest upset). Prizes: 1st Overall $150, 2nd Overall $100. Class Prizes: 1st (U/1800; U/1600; U/1400) $50, 2nd $25. Biggest Upset: $25 (non-provisional ratings). Misc.: Cookies & coffee provided. NS, NC, W. Entries/Info.: Spokane CC, c/o James Stripes, cell (509) 251-2737, email: jdstripes@gmail.com.

Aug 17-18 Spokane City Championship (Special Event), Spokane, WA. The Spokane Falls Open will be held concurrently with the City Championship. Michael Cambareri will take on the winner of a six player round-robin that will take place between June 1 and August 4. Rounds: Rds 1-2 Saturday (8/17); Rds 3-4 Sunday (8/18). TC: G/120; d5. If needed there will be a G/10; d3 playoff with the first to reach three points wins.

 
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Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

September 2019

Sep 1 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 4-SS. TC: G/60; d5 (or G/64; d0). EF: $18 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10 from each EF goes 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/OCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Sep 7 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA. Site: Seattle Chess Club, Northway Square East Building (2150 N 107th St), Seattle WA. Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sections by rating. TC: G/120; d5. EF: $9 (+$7 fee for non-SCC). Prizes: Free entry for future quad. Reg: 9:00-9:45 a.m. Rds: 10:00- 2:15-ASAP. Misc: US Chess, WCF/OCF/ICA memb. req’d, OSA. NS, NC. Infoline: 206-417-5405; e-mail kleistcf@aol.com. Register at http://seattlechess.club/.

Sep 14 Eastern Idaho Open, Pocatello, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: ISU Student Union Bldg., Salmon River Suites, 1065 Cesar Chavez, Pocatello, ID. US Chess mem. req. EF: $30 per player, over 80, IMs, FMs, GMs free. Discount for online registration for ICA Mem. Check in: 9:00-9:30 am. Rd. times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm. 1/2 pt bye avail: Rnd 1-3, Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st ­- 2nd place Overall $100, $75. $25/class: B, C, D, E, F, & unr. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208)450-9048.

Sep 13-15 Washington Women's Chess Championship, Seattle, WA. See ad/flyer.

Sep 28-29 Eastern Washington Open, Spokane, WA. Site: Jepson Center, Rooms 108-109, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. 5 round Swiss System. Registration: 8:30-9:30, Sept. 28. Rounds: 10-2:30-7; 9-1:30. Time control: Game/120 (d5). Entry fee: $21 if received by 9/27, $26 at the door; under 18 $5 less. Additional classes and class prizes may be created if entries exceed 30 players. Class prizes based on at least 5 per class; classes (and class prizes) may be reconfigured if less than five class entries. NS, NC, W. One 1/2-point bye available if requested by end of previous round; Sunday bye must be requested by end of round 3. Director reserves right to use class pairings in final round. Prizes: $630 prize fund guaranteed. First $125, Second $ 75; Class Prizes: $65 first, $30 second: A; B; C; D/E/unrated. Biggest Upset (non-provisional) $50. Only one prize per player (except biggest upset). Entries: Spokane Chess Club, c/o 9923 N. Moore St., Spokane, WA 99208. For information please call (509) 270-1772 (cell). Club website: www.spokanechessclub.org.

 

Northwest Chess Tournament Announcements

October-December 2019

Oct 12 National Chess Day Lynden U2000, Lynden, WA. Format: U2000 4SS, G/60;d/10. Site: The Inn at Lynden, 100 5th Street, Lynden WA 98264. Open to 1999 & under. Player Limit: 30 / Age 18+ only. EF: $39 pre-register by 10/1, $48 at the door. $$b/30: $500 projected for full attendance. $400-100. 1st place - Trophy. Reg: 9:00 AM. Rds: 10:00, 1:00, 3:30, 6:00. ½ pt. bye, round 1 only. ENT/Info: James Eisert, eisertconsulting@gmail.com, ph. 801-960-8863, or see http://jameseisert.com/kingmakers-2/. NS W.

Oct 12-13 Norman Friedman Memorial & National Chess Day Tournament, Boise, ID. 5 SS, TC: G/120; d5. Site: The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714. US Chess membership req’d. One Section: Open, US Chess rated. EF: $30 per player ($10 for blitz) Discount for online registration, over 80, IMs, FMs, GMs free. Check-in: 9:30 - 10 am. Opening Cer. 9 am, Rd times: 10/12 9 am, 2 pm, 7 pm, 10/14 9 am, 2 pm. 1/2 pt. bye avail: Rnd 1-4, Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. Prizes: $750 guaranteed! 1st ­- 3rd place Overall $200, $150, 100, 1st place B, C, D, E, F, & unr. $50/class. Side Events: Blitz 10/11, 6 pm continuous. Format: 6 SS dbl. rnd., G/5;d0 Blitz prizes: 1st - 3rd overall, $75, $50, $25. Contact: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, www.idahochessassociation.com, 208-450-9048.

Oct 18-20 37th Annual Sands Regency Reno - Western States Open, Reno, NV - See ad/flyer.

Oct 19 North Idaho Open, Coeur d'Alene, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: Calypso's Coffee Roasters, 116 E Lakeside Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID. US Chess mem. req. EF: $30 per player, over 80, IMs, FMs, GMs free. Discount for online registration for ICA Mem. Check in: 9:00-9:30 am. Rd. times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm. 1/2 pt bye avail: Rnd 1-3, Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st ­- 2nd place Overall $100, $75. $25/class: B, C, D, E, F, & unr. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208)450-9048.

Nov 9 Southern Idaho Open & Veteran's Day Tournament, Twin Falls, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60; d5. Section: Open. Site: Holiday Inn Express, 1554 Fillmore St, Twin Falls, ID. Call for Chess Rate, 208-734-2233. US Chess mem. req. EF: Veterans free, $30 per player, over 80, IMs, FMs, GMs free. Discount for online registration. Check in: 9:00-9:30 am. Rd. times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm. 1/2 pt bye avail: Rnd 1-3, Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st ­- 2nd place Overall $100, $75. $50/class: B, C, D, E, F, & unr. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208)450-9048.

Dec 14 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID. 4SS, Time Control: G/60;d5. Site: Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho. US Chess & ICA/OCF/WCF mem req. EF: $30 per player. Discount for online registration. Check in: 9:00-9:30 am. Rd. times: 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm. 1/2 pt bye avail any round: Max 1, Notify TD before Rd. 2 is paired. $$ (based on 30) 1st - 3rd place Overall $100, $75, $50. $50/class: U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000, unr. Details: idahochessassociation@gmail.com, Online registration at www.idahochessassociation.com, (208) 450-9048.