Albany Blitz Tournament Sat, Oct 13 2018

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 Dan Rogers, 541-967-1911

Corvallis Chess Riot. Sept 2018- Jan 2019. Kid friendly.

Monthly 3-game chess tournament in the Corvallis High School Library. 
Registration is from 12:30 – 12:50 with games starting at 1:00 PM.  Time control is 25 minutes.  Free donuts and coffee provided. 
Please enter CHS through the SW door next to the football stadium on 16th street. Map attached.  
$10 for adults, with the chance to win your $ back and free entry to next quad. $5 for students K-12. 
This is a NWSRS rated chess tournament.  Clocks and boards provided. Folks will be situated in groups of 4 people of similar rating and age. If you don’t currently have a rating, you will soon get one! 
Sorry for the short notice.  But hopefully this will make up for it…

Chess Schedule for 2018/2019 All Corvallis Chess Riots and Bethel Quads start at 1:00 PM.

  • September 30 –  Corvallis Chess Riot!  
  • October 12 – OSCF K-12 All Stars Tournament in Salem
  • October 21 – Corvallis Chess Riot!
  • October 21 – Bethel Quad in Eugene
  • November 3-4 – Oregon Class Championships at the Portland Chess Club (
  • November 11 – Corvallis Chess Riot!  
  • November 18 – Bethel Quad in Eugene
  • December 2 – Corvallis Chess Riot!
  • December 8 – Yuletide Tournament at La Salle College Prep, Portland  (K-12)
  • December 15 – CORVALLIS FALL K-12 OPEN (K-12. Register at
  • December 16 – Bethel Quad in Eugene
  • January 13 – Bethel Quad in Eugene
  • January 20 – Corvallis Chess Riot!
For more information on the Bethel Quads in Eugene, please email Mike Meyers at 
Corvallis High School
Corvallis High School. Enter at red arrow for chess.


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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.

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.