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Leapin' Leprechauns Open!

March 20, 2004

It's Blitz/Bughouse time! Come to Clatskanie in search of a pot 'o' gold... or perhaps a golden trophy or two. Blarney will be spoken and wearin' o the green is required. This tournament is an open event. Leprechauns of any age are encouraged to participate. Leapin' is optional. (Kids who participate in our Blitz/Bughouse tournament will have a definite edge for the upcoming Nationals tournaments. It's great practice and a LOT of fun!)

SCHEDULE: Blitz Check in at 11 noon

Bughouse Check in at 2:30 pm

AWARDS: Generous trophies awarded to 25% of all entrants. Prizes awarded for both Blitz & Bughouse tournaments. Good sportsmanship award. We will also have something special for chess players who did their best and learned a lot! No one goes home empty handed.

SITE: Clatskanie Community Education Center 555 SW Bryant Clatskanie OR.

DIRECTIONS: Travel Highway 30 west from Portland towards Astoria. (Clatskanie is approximately 60 miles northwest of Portland.) Were a one stoplight town dont blink or you may miss it! Two streets past the light, turn left off of Hwy 30 onto Bryant Street. The Community Center is 5 blocks up, on the left. Parking is available on the street and in the parking lot.

Or take I-5 to the Longview, WA exit #36. Turn left onto 15th Ave. Take the Lewis & Clark Bridge across the Columbia River. Turn right onto Hwy 30 and follow the directions above.

FORMAT: DoubleFive round Swiss. Time Control: G/5 You will play 2 games with each opponent you're paired with, one as white and one as black. Pairings set by computer. Blitz and Bughouse rules, based on those used at USCF Scholastic Nationals. (This event is for fun, not ratings.) Players without clocks run the risk of not being able to play. Bughouse players can come without a partner and make a new friend on the day of the tournament. This tournament is open to all ages and playing abilities... age 5-adult! Blitz/Bughouse Rules

SECTIONS: Blitz: Sections will be determined based on ratings and number of entries.

Bughouse: Sections will be determined based on a combined rating and number of entries.


$10 for both events (Bughouse & Blitz),$5 for one event (Bughouse or Blitz) if postmarked 5 days prior to tournament date, or at the door $20 for both events, $10 for one event. Make checks payable to the Clatskanie Chess Club.

To register via email: Send name, address, phone & team name for bughouse and USCF/WSRS Rating to

To register or pay via regular mail (postmarked 5 days prior to tournament date): Kate Taylor, 80406 Bodine Road, Clatskanie OR 97016.

To register or pay online Blitz-BughouseTournament Registration

MISC: Playground and video room.


Beverages, fruit, sub sandwiches & junk food! (After the tournament, we'll meet at Fultano's Pizza... one of Clatskanie's best kept secrets!)

BRING: Please bring your clocks.

QUESTIONS: Contact Kate Taylor 503-728-3754 or



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