Speed Chess Tournament March 30, 2019

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Where: Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR
Entry fee: $10 plus + U. S. Chess Federation Membership: 1 yr. Adult $40, Young Adult(under 24) $26, Youth(under 15) $22, Scholastic(under 12) $17. Memberships may be purchased at the door.

Registration: Sat. 9:15-9:45 am
Rounds: Sat. 10:00, 10:25, 10:50, 11:15; lunch at 12 noon, 12:55 pm, 1:20, 1:45, 2:10, 2:35, 3:00, 3:25 (times subject to change as necessary).

Six players will involve a USCF-rated double round-robin (10 games). Twelve players will be a single round-robin(11 games). Other numbers of players will involve combined round-robin and Swiss pairing.

Time Controls: Game in 5 minutes. A five second time delay permitted.
Prizes: 1st $40, 2nd $20, 3rd $10; 1st under 18 yrs. age $10, based on 10 players. More or less than 10 players will be pro-rated.

Bring your chess sets and chess clocks.
For more info contact tournament director Jim Nelson 541-248-3594


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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.

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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.