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Area Event Updates

Check out several events coming up in the next couple of months by clicking on the Area Events link above!


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

23rd Dave Collyer Memorial (Feb. 28- March 1, 2015)

Inland Empire Open (May 16-17)



Younker's Blitz

 Date: Feb. 27

Location:      River Park Square

Kress Gallery

808 W. Main

Spokane, WA 99201


Registration:       2:00-3:45   Play starts at 3:50

E.F. $5

(USCF rated)


Time Control: 5 min (2 sec delay)


Format:                  TBD at site


Prizes:                    TBD

 Coffee provided



David Griffin (509) 994-9739



FEBRUARY 27, 2015

John Donaldson Simul and Talk          


6:00 p.m.-– IM John Donaldson lecture at the Kress Gallery – Riverpark Square, downtown Spokane.  The topic will be the Tromso Olympiad

6:45 p.m.—- Donaldson Simul  --  $10 per board




February 28 – March 1, 2015


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

             Location: Basement Conference Room, St. Anne’s Children’s Center, 25 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane.  A computer-paired, five-round Swiss System event.  Registration: 8:30-9:30, February 28, 2015. Mandatory player meeting at 9:45 (except for sleep in).

            Rounds:  10 (or 12)-2:30-7; 9-1:30 or ASAP.  Time control: Game/115 + 5 sec delay.  Entry fee: $27 if received by 2/27, $33 at the door; under 19 $5 less. Telephone entries accepted.  All registrants must check in by 9:30 unless a first-round bye was granted or player is playing in the “sleep in” section. Late arrivals might not be paired in first round.

            Special “Sleep In” option.  Anyone interested in sleeping in can play their round one game commencing at noon under g/60 time control and join the regular event for round two.  Registration for this option ends at 11:40 a.m. February 28.

            A Northwest Grand Prix Event. $1800 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 --      $350

                   SECOND -- $225

                   THIRD --     $125

                   Class Prizes: Top Expert $100

$100 first, $70 second: A; B; C; D; E/unrated. 

Biggest Upsets: $100 & $50 (non-provisional ratings).

            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



2015 Inland Empire Open

May 16-17


Gonzaga University (Schoenberg Center)

Rm. 201 & 202

N. 800 Pearl Street  

Spokane, WA 99208


Registration: Sat. 8:30am-9:30am

Rounds: Sat. 10:00-2:30-7:00 Sun: 9:00-1:30 or ASAP.

Time Control:   G/120 (with 5 second delay)


 E.F. $23 if received by 5/15, $28 at the door; 18 and under $5 less. Telephone entries accepted. USCF rated and a NWGP event.  $725 prize fund based on 35, Class prizes based on at least five per section. Only one prize per person (Excluding biggest upset.) (Both players must have established ratings)  NS, NC, W. One ˝ point bye if requested before proceeding round;  Sunday byes must be requested before the end of round 3.  Director reserves the right to use class pairings in the final round.



 1st Overall:          $160

2nd Overall:         $130

3rd  Overall          $100


 Class Prizes:

1st (A; B; C; D/E/unrated)                  $50

2nd (A; B; C; D/E/unrated)                $25

Biggest Upset:                                       $35     (non-provisional ratings)


 (Cookies & coffee provided)


Entries: Spokane CC, c/o David B. Griffin                                                                

 P.O. Box 631         

Spokane Valley, WA 99037

For information cell (509) 994-9739