Pacific Coast Junior Chess Championship
Every Clatskanie Tournament is Unique! We present awards for more
than just winning chess... our goal is to encourage scholastic players to do and be their best!
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
Novice, U800, U1200 and 1200+. Wondering which section is right for you? Email Kate for a little help.
The tournament director reserves the right to add or change sections to evenly distribute prizes. If sections are added, prizes will be added as well. Early registration is important!
Requirements: Open to ages 5-16 who
have participated in less than 5 tournaments, USCF membership is not required. Entry Fee: $10 in advance / $20 at the
door Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins, plus free
USCF Membership to the First Place Winner! Last place finishers will be
entered into a drawing to win free entry to our next event. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G30
Requirements: Open to rated players
ages 5-18 or unrated players
ages 5-12. Current USCF Membership is required and may be purchased onsite. Last place finishers will be entered into a drawing to win free entry to our
next event. Entry Fee: $12 in advance / $24 at the door. Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins Format: 5 Round Swiss, G30, clocks and notation are recommended.
Requirements: Open to rated players
age 5-18 or unrated players
age 13-18. Current USCF Membership is required and may be purchased onsite. Entry Fee: $12 in advance / $24 at the door. Awards: Trophies for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins. Format: 4 Round Swiss, G45, clocks and notation required.
Requirements: Open to ages
5-18. Current USCF Membership is
required and may be purchased on site. Entry Fee: $15 in advance / $30 at the door Awards: Cash prizes awarded to 1st-3rd place (50% cash prize,
amount will vary depending on the number of entries), medals for 3+ wins
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G45, Clocks and notation required.
USCF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: In order to play in any section,
except novice, you must have a current USCF membership. You may sign up
or renew your membership on the day of the tournament. Email us for more
information regarding membership fees.
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.
Place Tie Breaks - Final placement will
be determined by computer
tie break. Award Tie Breaks - If two players tie for an award, the winner will
be determined by Blitz (G5). If three or more players tie for an award, the winners will be determined by a single Round Robin Blitz tourney (G5).
Please note... in the top two sections it's almost a guarantee that there
will be blitz tie breaks. Be sure to practice this skill so you'll be
Clatskanie Community Education Center
555 SW Bryant St.
Where the heck is Clatskanie? We're just across the river from
Directions: Take I-5 to the
Take the Lewis & Clark bridge across the
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
Community Center is 5 blocks up on the left. Or.... take Highway
30 and follow the directions above.
9-9:30 am Check-in
10 am First round starts promptly - no byes
Lunch Quick 15 minute lunch break between rounds 2 & 3
4:30 pm Blitz Tie Breaks
Free Blitz or Bughouse Side Event
5:30 pm Awards
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.
Scholastic Tournament Registration
While we're calculating awards, join the gang in a wild Blitz or Bughouse elimination mini tournament with additional prizes. This event is open to
anyone and... it's FREE!
Beverages, snacks, Subway sandwiches and sweet things will be available
onsite. Bring Chess sets & clocks if you have them.
Playground and video area
Questions? Contact Kate Taylor 503-728-3754 or Email Kate
Hope to see you soon.
Kate Taylor, CTD
Clatskanie Chess Club