The second annual BC-WA Challenge Match took place at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Victoria on the weekend of January 12-14, 2018. The results of the match were similar to last year’s: BC Masters 12.5 – WA Masters 12.5 Tied Match! BC Team #2 9.0 – WA Team #2 16.0! Each team was comprised… Continue reading 2018 British Columbia vs. Washington Challenge Match
Hey! So this is blogging. Hmm. It’s easy enough to share your news and opinion in a blog, I suppose. The real question is not whether you can write it, but whether anyone will read it. I like to write, and as an ego-inflated chessplayer, I know I’m pretty good at it. Judging by the… Continue reading Introducing the newbie NWC blogger
From BCCF Bulletin #331 by Mr. Wright. For more info check HISTORY section of NWC website. BC VERSUS WASHINGTON Matches between BC and Washington chess clubs or cities have been going on for well over a century, but the first formal matches at a provincial/state level did not occur until the end of World War Two.… Continue reading Update BC vs WA Matches
Photo Credit: Russell Miller The info available on USChess website starts in 1991. I believe he played and directed events before that. He was the tournament director for 10 Oregon Closed Championships, the first one in 1994. He directed many events at the Portland Chess Club site and other places also such as Newport and… Continue reading Kornelijs (Neil) Dale RIP
Michael Lilly of Portland, Oregon is on vacation in Europe. He took this photo. He says “We were out for an evening stroll, and Jackie convinced me to walk though an old cemetery. Look who we found! — at Montparnasse Cemetery.”
These two photos comes from the chess archives of Jacqueline Piatigorsky who inherited them from her chess teacher Herman Steiner. The first photo can be found in Casey Bush’s book Grandmaster from Oregon about the late Arthur Dake. The second, showing Sammy Reshevsky, Arthur Dake and Herman Steiner receiving their prizes for tying for third place, is… Continue reading Photos from Pasadena 1932.