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Regular Tournament Information - Quads

TOURNAMENT ENTRIES

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Check Back later this year
for our Next Event
 
 
FRANETT MEMORIAL NW GRAND PRIX EVENT (TOP 2 SECTIONS)
&
OREGON SCHOLASTIC CHESS FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER!
 
Sign up early, registration is limited! 
 
SEVEN SECTIONS
Friends & Family, U600, U800, U1000, U1200, U1600 and OPEN. 
  • Wondering which section is right for you?  Email Kate for a little help. For section placement and pairings purposes, we will use the latest established official ratings for NWSRS or USCF, whichever is higher.  
  • All of the scholastic sections will be NWSRS rated.  No USCF or OCF Membership is required to play in the U1000 and below.  Although... as always, USCF rules will be followed.
FRIENDS & FAMILY
Requirements:  Open to anyone accompanying a tournament player. No memberships required.
Entry Fee:  $5 in advance / $7 at the door
Awards: Gift certificates and fun prizes to top finishers, medals for 3+ wins. 
Format: 5 Round Swiss - G30
 
U600
Requirements:  Open to ages 5-17, or unrated players ages 5-10.  No memberships required.
Entry Fee:  $15 in advance / $30 at the door
Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins  
Format: 5 Round Swiss, G30 - NWSRS rated  www.nwsrs.org 
 
 
U800
Requirements:  Open to ages 5-17 or unrated players ages 5-12.  No memberships required.
Entry Fee:  $15 in advance / $30 at the door
Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins.  
Format:  5 Round Swiss, G30, clocks and notation are recommended.  NWSRS Rated. 
 
 
U1000 
Requirements:  Open to ages 5-17 or unrated players ages 5-14.  No memberships required.
Entry Fee:  $15 in advance / $30 at the door
Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins. 
Format:  5 Round Swiss, G30, clocks and notation required.  NWSRS rated. 
 
 
U1200 
Requirements:  Open to all ages or unrated players ages 5-16.  Current USCF Membership is required and may be purchased onsite.  OCF/WCF membership is not required in this section. 
Entry Fee:  $15 in advance / $30 at the door
Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins. 
Format:  5 Round Swiss, G30, clocks and notation required. USCF & NWSRS RATED  
 
U1600 
Grand Prix Section
Requirements:  Open to all ages or unrated players of all ages.  Current USCF and OCF/WCF Membership is required (can be purchased or renewed on site).  This is a Franett Memorial NW Grand Prix section.
Entry Fee:  $30 in advance / $40 at the door
Prize Fund:  80% of registration fees collected for this section
Awards:  Cash prizes awarded to 1st-3rd place (45%/25%/15%) and U1400 (15%).  Medals for 2.5+ wins.
Format:  4 Round Swiss, G60, Clocks and notation required.  Franett Memorial NW Grand Prix Section & USCF RATED.  
 
OPEN 
Grand Prix Section
Requirements:  Open to all ages.  Current USCF and OCF/WCF Membership is required (can be purchased or renewed on site).  This is a Franett Memorial NW Grand Prix section.
Entry Fee:  $40 in advance / $50 at the door
Prize Fund:  80% of registration for this section
Awards:  Cash prizes awarded to 1st-3rd place (45%, 25%, 15%), U1800 (15%). Medals for 2.5+ wins.  
Format:  4 Round Swiss, G60, Clocks and notation required.  Franett Memorial NW Grand Prix Section & USCF RATED.  
 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Depending on the number of entries in each section, the TD reserves the right to recombine or add sections and prizes. 
  • 30% of all entrants will receive an award.
  • No byes. 
  • Latest "official" USCF ratings will be used in the U1200, U1600 & Open sections.  If a scholastic player in the U1200, U1600 or Open section has a provisional USCF rating, NWSRS ratings may be used, if established. 
  • Established NWSRS will be used in the scholastic sections.  If a scholastic player does not have an established NWSRS rating, USCF established ratings may be used. 
  • The TD also reserves the right to refuse entry to ANY players who have displayed poor sportsmanship.
ADDITIONAL AWARDS 
  • Best Handshake
  • Best Notation
  • Best Attitude
  • Never Give Up - Never Surrender
  • Sportsmanship (Please note - Anyone may receive the best sportsmanship award, even first place!)
  • Early Registration Drawing & Raffle - All early registrations will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Series EE Savings Bond.
  • Something Else! - We also have something special for players who did their best and learned a lot!  No one goes home empty handed.
 
TIE BREAKS
Place Tie Breaks - Final placement will be determined by computer tie break.
G30 Award Tie Breaks - If two or more players tie for first place, the winner will be determined by Blitz (G5).   
G60 Tie Breaks - If two or more players are tied for any cash award, the winner will be determined by Blitz (G5).
 
 
SITE 
Clatskanie Community Education Center
555 SW Bryant St.
Clatskanie, Oregon
 
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 and definitely worth checking out.
 
Directions:  Take I-5 to the Longview WA exit #36.  Follow the signs to the Lewis & Clark bridge and go across the Columbia River.  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 Street.  The Community Center is 5 blocks up on the left.  Or.... take Highway 30 and follow the directions above.
 
 
SCHEDULE 
8-8:30 am      Check-in for G60 sections
9 am                First round starts promptly - no byes
                         (Rounds at 9, 11:15, 1:30, 3:45)
9-9:30            Check-in for G30 sections
10 am             First round starts promptly - no byes
                        (Rounds at 10, 11:15, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30)
3:30                 G30 Blitz Tie Breaks
3:45                 Awards
4:15                 Bughouse Mini Tournament
6 pm                G60 Blitz Tie Breaks
6:15                 Awards
6:30                 Join us for dinner at Fultano's Pizza
 
 
 
REGISTRATION
Fees vary - see above sections.  Entry fees must be postmarked at least five days prior to the event in order to qualify for the in advance rate.  Click here to register.  To mail your entry, send it to: 
 
Clatskanie Chess Club
80406 Bodine Road
Clatskanie OR  97016
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
Make reservations early.  There are other activities in the area.  Be sure to ask for the chess rate when you call Clatskanie hotels...
 
Shirley Suite B&B in downtown Clatskanie
Clatskanie River Inn just as you enter town
Northwoods Inn  across Hwy 30 from Fultano's pizza
 
Camping is available at the Clatskanie City Park - where we also have a covered skate park and Kayak rentals.  Only $10 with hookups.  Call 503-728-3094 
 
Camping is also available at Perkins Creek, about 5 miles from Clatskanie.  A very peaceful location that has been recently renovated.  Call the Perkins Family 503-728-4407. 
 
Rainier's - Hudson Park (a lovely county campground nestled in the forest)  503-556-9050.
 
 
 
SIDE EVENTS
Giant chess set and computers available between rounds.  Bluegrass Festival, Quilt Show and Buck-a-Book sale at the library.  A little something for everyone!
 
CONCESSIONS
Beverages, snacks, Subway sandwiches and sweet things will be available onsite.
 
BRING
Chess sets & clocks if you have them.
 
MISC
Grassy area and basketball court available between rounds. 
No electronic devices of any kind allowed in playing area.
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate Taylor 503-728-3754 or Email Kate 
 
 

Mailing Address:
Clatskanie Chess Club
80406 Bodine Road
Clatskanie OR  97016

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