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Events (2008) (Victoria Schedule and Washington/Oregon Calendar) Also Play Internet Chess

DATE SITE EVENT
May 9 (Fri.) Richmond Public Library (map)
180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, Canada
GM Nakamura Simul (details) and Event Photos.
May 24 (Sat.) Marriott Redmond Town Center, 7401 164th Avenue NE, Redmond,
WA 98052. Hotel reservations: 1-800-228-9290 or 425-498-4000 by
April 23, mention WA Open Chess. $89 per night for up to four (This is a USCF and NWSRS rated tournament. USCF membership required for 3 open sections)

Washington Open Scholastic (Results) 5 round G/30 Swiss tournament in 5 sections. USCF membership is required for K-3 Open, 4-6 Open and K-12 Open.

 

May 24-26 (Sat.-Mon.) Marriott Redmond Town Center, 7401 164th Avenue NE, Redmond,
WA 98052. Hotel reservations: 1-800-228-9290 or 425-498-4000 by
April 23, mention WA Open Chess. $89 per night for up to four (This is a USCF Open tournament, USCF membership required)
Washington Open 4-section, 6-round Swiss system, USCF rated.
The Open Section is also FIDE rated. USCF May, 2008 supplement ratings will be used. (Results)
June 5-8 (Thur.-Sun) Riviera Hotal, Las Vegas (info) (This is a USCF Open tournament, USCF membership required) Las Vegas International Chess Festival ($75,000 prize for National Open, and National Open Scholastic Trophy Tournament)
June 14 (Sat.) Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway (at Kaslo), Vancouver, BC (map, directions and accommodations). June Active 5-round swiss, an unrated event with cash prizes. One or two sections depending on the number of players. 30 min per player. Register on site 11:30 am, game starts 12 noon. Entry Fee: Adults $15, Masters/Seniors and Juniors $12 Contact Luc Poitras queluc@lynx.net. cell phone: 778-846-0496 Bring your chess clocks.
June 20-22 (Fri.-Sun.) Seattle Chess Club, 17517 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155. (This is a USCF Open tournament, USCF membership required)

Emerald City Open A two-section, five-round Swiss. TC:  40/2 & SD/1 (Rd 1 of 2-day schedule - G/64). Results of 2007

July 6 (Sun.) Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway (at Kaslo), Vancouver, BC (map, directions and accommodations). July Active 5-round swiss, an unrated event with cash prizes. One or two sections depending on the number of players. 30 min per player. Register on site 11:30 am, game starts 12 noon. Entry Fee: Adults $15, Masters/Seniors and Juniors $12 Contact Luc Poitras queluc@lynx.net. cell phone: 778-846-0496 Bring your chess clocks.
July 14-17 (Mon.-Thur.) Hotel Universel, 2300 Chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec Canadian Youth Chess Championship 2008 (Results) Sections: U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8 boys and girls. Prizes : Winners of each section win a trip to Vietnam to participate to the World Youth Chess Championship 2008.
July 19-27 Cegep du Vieux-Montréal, 255 Ontario st. east, Montreal, Quebec Canadian Open 2008 (details)
  • Projected prizes : 25 000$
  • Dates : July 19-27, 2008
  • Place : Cegep du Vieux-Montréal, 255 Ontario st. east, Montreal
  • 5 sections : Open, U2400, U2000, U1700, U1400 +UR
  • Rated CFC and FQE. Membership required : CFC and FQE (Quebec only).
  • Information : 514-252-3034
  • More details soon
  • email : info@fqechecs.q.ca
Aug. 15-17 (Fri.-Sun.) Seattle Chess Club, 17517 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155. (This is a USCF Open tournament, USCF membership required)

Seafair Open A five-round Swiss. TC:  40/2 & SD/1 (Rd 1 of 2-day schedule - G/64). Results of 2007

Aug. 30- Sept. 1 (Sat. -Mon.) Langley Chess Club
Brookswood Senior Centre,
19899 - 36 Ave, (map)
Langley, BC, Canada

3rd Langley Chess Club Open: 6 round swiss, see details. See also 2006 results and 2007 results Contact: Hugh Long, hughraine@telus.net

Aug. 30- Sept. 1 (Sat. -Mon.) Site TBA (This is a USCF Open tournament, USCF membership required) Oregon Open A 6-round Swiss , 2 sections - Open and Reserve (under 1800)
Time Control 40 moves in 2 hours, then sudden death in 1 hour (40/2, SD/1). Results of 2007
April 10 (Fri.), 2009 Hotel Grand Pacific , 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8V 1X3
Grand Pacific Scholastic (K-12) A Special Junior Chess Tournament as part of Victoria Chess Festival 2009. A 5-round CMA rated swiss in 2 sections: K-3 and 4-7. Also Chess960, open to all ages. Details here.
April 10-13 (Fri. - Mon.), 2009 Hotel Grand Pacific , 463 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8V 1X3
The 3rd Victoria Chess Festival: Events include: Grand Pacific Open with a large guaranteed prize fund. 6-round swiss, FIDE and CFC rated; Master lectures, Fischer Radom (Chess960), blitz and bughouse tournaments.


You may find that playing real human with various strength over the Internet is another way to improve your chess skills. Below are some of the choices

Internet Chess Servers
Server Name Starting Year Number of Players (as of June, 2007) Cost (annual) Connecting Software
Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) 1980's 274,500 (67,380 active) free Windows, Mac and Linux (java interface)
Playchess.com Sept., 2001 205,000 $49.95 USD Windows
Internet Chess Club March, 1995 35,000 $49,95 USD /$24.95 for students Windows, Mac and Linux (java interface)
WorldChessLive (formerly WCN/ChessLive) June, 2007 5,000 $49.95 USD /$24.95 for students/$9.99 for family members Windows, Mac and UNIX (java client)

 

 
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