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DEC. 2, 2000!


Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 11814 NE 117th St, Vancouver. 


5 round Swiss. Sections: K-3; 4-6; 7-12.  Players grades K-6 can qualify for State, while players grades 7-12 are welcome to play in a separate upper section!  WSRS rated, and a state tournament qualifier!


Sign in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., play starts asap after that.  Clocks will be used to be sure we are entirely done by 4:00 p.m.  Grades 7-12 play Game-30 with clocks.


Trophies  plus medals.  To encourage new and unrated players, each section will have some trophies for best performance by unrated players.  All awards will be individual; no team standings will be kept.

To Register:

Send check for $10 in advance, ($15 at the door) made out to David Palm, to 513 NW 86th St, Vancouver, WA 98665.  Call 360-574-3001 for more info, or e-mail   For each player, give first and last name, grade, school/club, WSRS or USCF rating, if any, or an estimate of their skill level (ie Beginner, Average, Advanced).   Space is limited to about 125 players, so register early.  Registrations must reach David by Thursday, Nov. 30  to qualify for the "in advance" rate.


To get there from I-5, take State Route 500 Exit, go east on SR 500 through Orchards.  Road curves 90 degrees to north, becomes 117th Ave.  Follow 117th Ave two or three miles north, church is on the left at traffic light at intersection of 117th Ave and 119th St.  Location is just north of Prairie High School, and just across the street south of  Bowyer's Par 3 Golf Course.  Tournament is held in Education Building, in southwest corner of church campus.  To get there from I-205, take Battle Ground exit (about 3-4 miles north of Columbia River).  This puts you onto SR 500, follow directions given above.


Chess sets, clocks, lunch.  Some snacks  on site, also available at nearby stores.