Chess Tournament Jan 18, 2020.

Corvallis Winter Open on Saturday Jan 18th!
K-12 team chess tournament + adult open
+ OSU vs. UO Civil War!

An NWSRS-rated tournament and 2020 OSCF State Championship Qualifier sponsored
by the CHS Chess Club, Immortal Games, and the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis Sunrisers.

Location: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330
Cost: $15 per player.
– $5 discounts for siblings or teams with 3+ players.
Sections: Open/Collegiate, K-5, K-8, and K-12.
– Players can play in higher sections based on skill level.
Rules: 5 rounds Swiss pairing. Game in 25 mins.
– Individuals can play without a team.

Scholastic Prizes:
– Trophies for top 3 teams in each section (Team score = sum of top 4 players in a
– Medals for top finishers in each section
– 3 players in each scholastic section will receive a beautiful framed artistic
rendering of a famous chess game by Portland artist Beth Markovic

Open/Collegiate Prizes: Cash prizes for TBA based on number of participants.

REGISTRATION: Click here or go to to preregister. Deadline: Jan. 15.

Check-in on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 am, with Game 1 starting at 9:30 am.
$5 pizza lunch + concessions available during the tournament.

Contact: Phil Schapker
Phone: 913-314-2460

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Chess Story by Harry Demarest

HARRY DEMAREST: Better Not Tell My Wife

She told me that she’d do anything for fifty bucks.

She was shocked by my suggestion, but a deal’s a deal, and I made her do it. We played chess, and I won all three games.

I’d better not tell my wife. She’s a grandmaster, and she just wouldn’t understand.

Harry Demarest has had 20 of his 50-word stories and a few longer pieces published. He has been playing tournament chess for years, and once played chess all night with a hitchhiker he picked up in Albuquerque.