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QUAD TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

 

FRIDAY KNIGHT
CLATSKANIE QUADS
Jan - Feb - Mar 2009
 

 

 

 

LOCATION
Clatskanie Community Center
555 SW Bryant Street
Clatskanie, OR
(Do NOT send entry fees here)
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Sign up early, registration is limited!  This is a 100% preregistered event.  If you decide to come at the last minute, call first to make sure there's an available spot.  Kate Taylor (503) 728-3754.
 
QUAD SECTIONS
Open to players in grades K - Adult  Quads will be grouped by rating on tournament day.  We use the latest ratings file from NWSRS & in dual rated sections we will use the latest USCF rating whichever is higher.  If no rating is available from any other source, we will use NWSRS guidelines:  K-4th grade = 400 points with 100 points added for each grade level.  Homeschool students will use the grade level recorded at their ESD.  Adults without ratings will start at 1200.    
 
BOTH USCF and NWSRS rated quads.
 
AWARDS
Cash prizes to first place finishers.  Tie breaks will be broken with blitz.
 
QUAD SCHEDULE
Check In:  5:30 pm
Rounds:  First round 6:00 pm with additional rounds ASAP as quads finish. 
Awards:  As quads finish.
 
 
ADDITIONAL AWARDS 
  • Best Handshake
  • Best Notation
  • Sportsmanship Medal  (Please note - Anyone may receive the best sportsmanship award, even first place!)
  • MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN THE SPECIAL AWARDS! 
  • Something Else! - We also have something special for players who did their best and learned a lot!  No one goes home empty handed.
SIDE EVENTS 
  • Giant chess set
  • Chess Computers available for between round analysis and pre-round practice!
  • Meet us at Fultano's pizza afer the tournament for even more chess.  Free pop for those who mention chess when placing their order.

TIE BREAKS

First Place Award Tie Breaks - If two or more players tie for first place in any quad, the winner will be determined by Blitz. So be sure to brush up on your blitz strategy before you arrive!  Blitz/Bughouse Rules
 
 
SITE
Clatskanie Community Education Center
555 SW Bryant Street
Clatskanie, Oregon 
*Do NOT send entry fees here*
 
Where the heck is Clatskanie?  We're just across the river from Longview, WA and about an hour NW of Portland.  A few blocks from our playing site is a covered skate park, kayak rentals and a great pizza place!  Our tournaments are friendly, fun, have unique awards and are definitely worth checking out.
 
Directions:  Take I-5 to the Longview WA exit #36.  Follow the signs to the Lewis & Clark bridge.  Cross the Columbia River into Oregon.  Turn right onto Hwy 30, travel 11 miles.  We're a one stoplight town... don't blink or you may miss it!  Two streets past the light, turn left onto Bryant St.  The playing site is 5 blocks up on the left.   
 
Or.... take Highway 30 from Portland or the Coast and follow the directions above.
 
 
REGISTRATION 
 
 
CONCESSIONS
Beverages and snacks will be available onsite.
 
BRING
Folding chairs for parents (seating is available, but if you have a comfortable folding chair I'd bring it!), chess sets & clocks if you have them.  Don't forget your winning attitude and... bring a friend!
 
MISC
  • Grassy play area and videos for between rounds. 
  • No electronic devices of any kind allowed in playing area. 
  • No pre-tournament byes.
  • We discourage the use of "Scholars Mate" or "Fools Mate" in a tournament setting and will teach the defense to both in the pretournament announcements.  The Dreadful Scholar's Mate!
  • No prearranged or premature draw offers allowed.  Dangerous Draw Offers
  • Brush up on your Chess Etiquette
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate Taylor 503-728-3754 or Email Kate
Cell on tournament day:  503-410-0706
 
Mailing Address:
Clatskanie Chess Club
80406 Bodine Road
Clatskanie OR  97016

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