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For information on the following area events, please check for the flyers listed below in date order:


 Drake's January Thaw   (Helena, Jan. 28-29, 2017)

25th Dave Collyer Memorial (Spokane Valley,  February 25-26, 2017)


Drake's January Thaw

January 28-29, 2017

Location: Holiday Inn, 22 N, Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601. Phone (406) 443-2200
Format: Five round Swiss,
MCA Grand Prix & Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Events
Time Control: G/90, d5
Entry Fee: $30, Juniors $15, USCF & MCA membership required. Other State Association membership accepted.
Unrated: MCA membership waived; USCF membership required.  
Registration: 10:00-10:40am
Rounds: 11:00, 3:00, 7:00 / 9:00, 1:00 (or ASAP for round 5).
Prizes: 1st $75, 2nd $50, Biggest Upset (non-provisional) $35.

Murray Strong







 6:00 p.m.- IM John Donaldson lecture at the Kress Gallery River Park Square, downtown Spokane. 

 6:45 p.m.- Donaldson Simul  --  $10 per board (bring your own equipment)



2:00 2:30 Registration for Blitz at Kress Gallery.

Event will end by 6:00.  Format depending upon entries





                                 February 25 26, 2017

 The Spokane Chess Club and the Gary Younker Foundation, in memory of former presidents Dave Collyer and Gary Younker, proudly present the Twenty-Fifth Dave Collyer Memorial tournament.

 Location: Millwood Presbyterian Church Community Center

                 3223 N. Marguerite,  Millwood, WA 99212          

I-90 Exit 287; north on Argonne Road to light at Euclid; turn left, two blocks.

 A computer-paired, five-round Swiss System event.

Registration: 9:30-10:30, February 25, 2017.

Rounds:  11-2:30-7; 9-1:30 or ASAP.  Time control: Rd. 1: G/90,d5; Rds 2-5: G/115,d5. 

Entry fee: $27 if received by 2/24, $35 at the door; under 19 $5 less. Telephone entries accepted (pay at door). Free advance entry to all rated over 2199.  All registrants must check in by 10:40 unless a first-round bye was granted.

            A Northwest Grand Prix Event.  $2500 GUARANTEED prize fund.  Class prizes based on at least 5 per class; classes may be reconfigured if less than five class entries.  Only one prize per player (excluding biggest upset). NS, NC, W.  One -point bye available if requested by end of prior round; Sunday bye must be requested by end of round 3.  Director reserves the right to use class pairings in final round.


                   FIRST --     $500

                   SECOND -- $300

                   THIRD --     $200

                   Class Prizes: Top Expert $100

$125 first, $75 second: A; B; C; D; E/unrated. 

Biggest Upset Each Round: $50 (non-provisional ratings); additional $50 for overall largest.

Best Performance by Provisionally Rated Player -- $100 (Performance above provisional)

            Entries:  Spokane CC, c/o Kevin Korsmo N. 9923 Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339. 

For information please call (509) 270-1772.

Check website for updates & directions: www.spokanechessclub.org