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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 or OCF 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
Central Oregon Chess Club (Bend) Eric Holcomb (541) 647-1021
Idaho Chess Association Jeffrey Roland
Portland Chess Club email@pdxchess.org (503) 246-2978
Seattle Chess Club Carol and Fred Kleist (206) 417-5405
Spokane Chess Club David Griffin (509) 928-3260
Tacoma Chess Club Gary Dorfner (253) 535-2536
Union Chess Club (Portland/Beaverton) Sean Tobin  

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.

November 2014

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 1 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA - See October SCC ad
  • Cancelled! Nov 1 USCF Rated Rapid (G/15) Chess Tournament, Coffee Time, Portland, OR
    The organizer suggests that you continue meeting at this location for informal chess.
  • Nov 1-2 Oregon Class Championships, Portland, OR - See flyer/entry form
  • Rescheduled! Nov 2 Seattle CC Novice, Seattle, WA - See October SCC ad
  • Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Portland Tuesday Night Quads, Portland, OR
  • Nov 6, 13, 20 Turkey Quads, Spokane, WA
  • Nov 7-9 Seattle CC Extravaganza, Seattle, WA - See November SCC ad
  • Nov 8 2014 Southern Idaho Open, Twin Falls, ID
  • Nov 13, 27 Portland Chess Club Thursday Blitz (USCF Blitz rated), Portland, OR
  • Nov 15 Portland Saturday Quads (G/45) + Blitz (G/3;d2) Tournament, Portland, OR
  • Nov 21 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer
  • Nov 22 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Nov 23 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA - See November SCC ad
  • Nov 28-30 WA Class Championships, Lynnwood Embassy Suites, Lynnwood, WA - See flyer

December 2014

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 6 Seattle CC Saturday Quads, Seattle, WA - See November SCC ad
  • Dec 13-14 Winter Open, Portland, OR
  • Dec 13-14 2014 Western Idaho Open, Boise, ID
  • Dec 13-14 Northwest Chess Open, Seattle, WA
  • Dec 19 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer
  • Dec 20 Portland Saturday Quads (G/45) + Blitz (G/3;d2) Tournament, Portland, OR
  • Dec 20 Christmas Congress, Tacoma, WA
  • Dec 21 Seattle CC Sunday Tornado, Seattle, WA - See November SCC ad
  • Dec 27 Portland CC G/60, Portland, OR
  • Dec 27 Washington G/60 Championship, Seattle, WA

January 2015

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.

February-March 2015

April-June 2015

2015-2016 National Events

  • Aug 1-9, 2015 U.S. Open, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jul 30-Aug 7, 2016 U.S. Open, Indianapolis, IN
 
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Scholastic Events

See the scholastic page for chess camps/school chess club web sites, etc.
See the WHSCA/OSCF scholastic calendar
See the British Columbia junior chess event calendar.

Weekly Events

Please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.

  • Elliott’s Chess School is 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 www.chess4life.com/classes-center.php for the class schedules. Schedule an assessment for advanced placement.

  • After School Classes - Chess4Life teaches chess in 80+ schools in the Puget Sound area. Visit www.chess4life.com/School_Selection.php to find your school. Would you like Chess4Life to teach at your school? Fill out our New School Request Form and a Chess4Life representative will contact you.

  • Chess Club at MLK Center (Grades 1-8) - Fridays 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 17, 2014 and ending Dec. 19, 2014. Location: MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center, 3201 East Republican Street, Seattle, WA.

  • Friday Night Quads (Chess4Life) - Every Friday in Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond. All events are open to students K-12 and their parents. Start times vary by location. Each player is paired based on rating and placed with three similarly rated players for three 30 minute chess games. These are a fun way to sharpen chess skills, meet other chess players and take home a few trophies. Check-in can be done online, over phone at (425) 283-0549 or in-person. Entry fee is $20. Trophies awarded to top winner in each quad. Click on the location links above for more information or to register.

  • 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.)

November 2014

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.

  • Chess4Life new Bothell location serves the northern Puget Sound area with Premium Center Classes, Friday Night Quads, summer camps, and more! A new Renton location opened in August.
  • Nov 1 Challengers Cup Scholastic, St Thomas More School, Lynnwood, WA - Register online
  • Nov 11 Veteran's Day Camp & Quads with FIDE Master Bill Schill, MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center, Seattle, WA
  • Nov 21 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer
  • Nov 28 Thanksgiving Scholastic, Embassy Suites, Lynnwood, WA - Register online

December 2014

  • Dec 6 Bryant Fall Classic, Seattle, WA - See flyer
  • Dec 19 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer

January-March 2015

April-June 2015

  • Apr 11 Chess for Success Girls Play Chess Championships, Tobias Elementary, Aloha, OR
  • Apr 17 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer
  • Apr 24-25 OSCF Championship, Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, OR
  • Apr 25 Washington State Elementary Chess Championships, Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA
  • May 22 Bethel Chess Quads (K-12 and adult), Eugene, OR - See flyer

January-April 2016

  • Apr 15 Washington State Elementary Chess Championships, Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
  • Apr 29-30 OSCF Championship, Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, OR

January-May 2017

  • May 5-6 OSCF Championship, Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, OR

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