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For information on the following area events, please check for the flyers listed below in date order:

  Qualchan Quads (July 22)

 Spokane Falls Open  (August 19-20, 2017)

 Eastern Washington Open (Sept. 30 -- Oct. 1 )

 Turkey Open (Oct. 28-29, 2017)




Qualchan Quads

July 22nd


Site: Spokane Valley Library

E. 12004 E. Main

Spokane, WA 99206


Reg: Sat 9:00-9:45

E.F. $15

T/C: G/2Gr (with 5 second delay)

Format: Quad


(Take the stairs at the side of building, a door will be opened to enter.)

USCF membership required n/c (USCF rated and NWGP event)

coffee & cookies provided



Dave Griffin

P.O. Box 631

Spokane Valley, WA 99037

(509) 994-9739

Email: dbgrffn1738@gmail.com



2017 Spokane Falls Open

August 19-20

 Gonzaga University

Jepson Center Rm. 108 & 109


Registration: Sat. 8:30am-9:45am

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. $18 if received by 8/18,  $3 less for under 18 year olds. $25 for all at the site. Telephone entries accepted. USCF rated and a NWGP event.  $500 prize fund based on 25, Class prizes based on at least five per section. Only one prize per person (Excluding biggest upset.) (Both players must have established ratings)  NS, NC, W. 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.

Special Event: Spokane Falls Open will be held concurrently with the Spokane City Championship on August 19-20.  Michael Cambareri will take on the winner of a six player round-robin that will take place between June 1st thru August 6th.

Two rounds are scheduled  for Saturday while rounds three and four will be scheduled for Sunday.

The time control will be G/2Hr with a 5 second delay. If needed there will be a G/10 playoff with the first to reach three points wins.



 1st Overall:          $150

2nd Overall:          $100

 Class Prizes:

1st (U/1800;U/1600;U/1400)                  $50

2nd (U/1800;U1600;U1400)                   $25

Biggest Upset:                                     $25      (non-provisional ratings)


 (Cookies & coffee provided)


 Entries: Spokane CC, c/o David B. Griffin                                                                

 P.O. Box 631

 Spokane Valley, WA 99037

 For information cell (509) 994-9739 

email: dbgrffn@hotmail.com 






     SEPTEMBER 30 -- OCTOBER 1, 2017


     Location: Jepson Center, Rooms 108-109, Gonzaga University (one block southwest from St. Al’s church).


    5 round Swiss System.  Registration: 8:30-9:30, September 30.


    Rounds: 10-2:30-7; 9-1:30. Time control: Game/120 (d5). Entry fee: $21 if received by 9/29, $26 at the door; under 18 $5 less.  A Northwest Grand Prix Event. $630 prize fund GUARANTEED. 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.  Only one prize per player (except biggest upset). 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.



     FIRST --     $125

     SECOND --    $ 75

     Class Prizes: $65 first, $30 second: A; B; C; D/E/unrated

     Biggest Upset (non-provisional) -- $50


     Entries: Kevin Korsmo, 9923 N. Moore St., Spokane, WA 99208 For information please call (509) 270-1772 (cell).





October 28-29, 2017



 Best Western Grant Creek Inn     Phone: 406-543-0700

 5280 Grant Creek Rd                       Email:grantcreek@bestwesternmissoula.com

 Missoula, MT  59808                      Rooms: $99 (1-4 adults) if made by Oct. 14.

 I90 Reserve St. Exit #101


 5Rd Swiss

 REGISTRATION: 8-9:15am; Unpaid entries at 9:15 can expect a 1/2pt 1st Rd bye. Mandatory players meeting at 9:45. MCA Grand Prix event.

 ENTRY FEE: $25 if received by 10/27, $29 at the door.  Unrated—EF $15 with MCA membership waived, but must join USCF.  MCA/ OSA.  Masters free, Experts ½ price, Under 18--$5 less.  Prepaid cancellations made by 10/27 will receive a full refund.  Make checks payable to “UCCC.”

 ROUNDS: 10, 1:30, 6:30; 9, 1:30 or ASAP. ½ pt. byes available, Rd. 4 & 5 byes must be made by Sat. night.

 TIME CONTROLS: Rd1—G/90/d5; Rds2-5—G /120/d5

  PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $75, B, C, D/E--$50 Biggest upset (non-provisional) $75

  Based on 25 paid entries. Ties will split prizes.

CONTACT: Romie Carpenter, 406-546-1940; romiecarpenter@gmail.com

2120 S. Reserve St. PMB212

Missoula, MT 59801