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Clatskanie Chess Club Announces...

 

 

Clatskanie Sizzling Summer Scholastic & Open - June 21, 2003

 

 

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

 

 

Five Sections

Novice, Casual, U800, U1200 and Open.  Wondering which section is right for you?  Email Kate for a little help.

 

Novice

Requirements:  Open to ages 5-15 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

 

 

Casual

Requirements:  Open to ages 5-Adult.  USCF Membership is not required.

Entry Fee:  $10 in advance / $20 at the door

Awards:  Cash awards in the form of Gift Certificates for 1st-3rd place, medals for 3+ wins.

Format: 5 Round Swiss, G30

 

 

USCF Under 800

Requirements:  Open to all ages 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.

 

 

USCF Under 1200 

Requirements:  Open to all ages or unrated players ages 5-17.  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.

 

 

USCF Open 

Requirements:  Open to all ages.  Unrated Adult players will be entered here.  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.

 

Note:  Depending on the number of entries in each section the TD reserves the right to recombine sections in order to evenly distribute awards.  If registration exceeds estimates, we may increase place awards.  At least 25% of all participants receive awards.

 

 

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.

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).

 

 

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.  Turn left onto 15th Ave.  Take the Lewis & Clark bridge 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 

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

 

 

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.

 

Side Events

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!

 

Concessions

Beverages, snacks, Subway sandwiches and sweet things will be available onsite.

 

Bring

Chess sets & clocks if you have them.

 

Misc

Playground and video area

 

Questions?

Contact Kate Taylor 503-728-3754 or Email Kate

 

 

and there's more!

 

Mark your calendars... we have another sizzling summer scholastic tournament planned for July 19th.  For information about all local chess events in Oregon and Washington visit our website http://clatskaniechessclub.tripod.com and click on the tournament schedule link.

 

and one more thing!

 

Pioneer Courthouse Square is holding a free chess event on June 13th from 10-2 pm.  They're setting up 250 boards and will be giving away prizes.  They're hoping to attract lots of kids.  Be there and in the square!  For more information contact Sara Beth Rees sarabeth@pioneercsquare.com 

 

 

and now a word from our sponsor...

 

well, not really...

 

but if you're in the market for chess equipment, magazines or books please visit our website.  You'll be helping to support our club and make it possible for even better tournaments in the future!

 

 

Hope to see you soon.

 

Kate Taylor, CTD

Clatskanie Chess Club

katetaylor@clatskanie.com