Thursday, April 18, 2013

November 2012 NWC online color edition

Cover: The National Chess Day celebration group photograph taken in Boise, ID. Photo by Jeffrey Roland and Frank Niro. This photo also appeared in Chess Life magazine.

This was my fourth and final issue as Interim Editor.

November issue of Northwest Chess

Summary: 32-page issue with National Chess Day Events, Washington Chess News by Russell “Rusty” Miller, Idaho Chess News by Jeffrey Roland, Oregon News by Frank Niro, and a Dr. Ralph Hall Northwest Grand Prix report by Murlin Varner.

National Chess Day in Boise.........Cover
Northwest Chess Information Page..........2
Contents, From the Publisher’s Desk............3
National Chess Day Events, October 13, 2012......4
Washington Class Championships — Entry Form....9
Washington Chess News by Russell “Rusty” Miller...10
Idaho Chess News by Jeffrey Roland...............18
Oregon News by Frank Niro....................23
Western Idaho Open — Tournament Flyer...........27
Dr. Ralph Hall Northwest Grand Prix by Murlin Varner...28
Seattle Chess Club Tournaments and Events....31
Upcoming Events.....................Back Cover

Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013 National Chess Day Announced

From Michael Atkins, USCF Executive Board member:

"Moved that this year’s National Chess Day, Saturday Oct 12th, be promoted in Chess Life and CL Online by a program of free TLAs for tournaments with National Chess Day in the title and free rating fees as established in a recent motion. National Chess Day 2013 will be Saturday, October 12th. In order to promote National Chess Day as a day for special activities and promotion of chess throughout the country, the following is proposed:

Any Rated Beginner Open that includes "National Chess Day" in its TLA title gets both a free TLA and free rating fees.
Any 1-day event for Oct 12 which has "National Chess Day" in its TLA title gets a free TLA. Any 2-3 day event held over a period which encompasses Oct 12-13, which has "National Chess Day" in its TLA title, will get free TLA and free rating fees

For organizers/affiliates, In the TLA, be sure to mention National Chess Day in the title and that it actually happens on Saturday Oct 12, and then expect to receive an e-mail from the office explaining how to get the free rating fee.

Organizers are encouraged to submit articles and photographs for publication for Chess Life Magazine and Chess Life Online.

Affiliates are encouraged to plan a tournament or an event of any kind in order to promote chess on National Chess Day.

The USCF will send out at least one e-mail blast to all TDs and Affiliates before April 22 to enable organizers to have 6 weeks to plan events before the June 10 TLA deadline for getting Chess Life TLA's in August and September."

No doubt we will do something this year in Lexington, KY. Details will be posted when available.

Read about last year's National Chess Day events here

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 Roland vs. Niro Match

A best of 12-game USCF-rated match played between Jeff Roland and Frank Niro. Click here to access the story and games.

The first ten games will be played in Idaho . Game #11 will be in St. Louis, MO, in July and Game #12 in Madison, WI, in August.